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Meet WSP renewable energy changemaker Helen Jameson

Meet WSP renewable energy changemaker Helen Jameson

 December 16, 2021

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Helen Jameson is a Technical Director in WSP's Earth and Environment business, supporting the company's focus on helping clients plan transformative infrastructure. 

Working with colleagues across WSP, she helps to lead the development of a new strategy aimed at meeting offshore wind clients’ needs and increasing the transformative impact of WSP's work for them. 

Helen says, "The climate emergency is the reason why I work in an industry where I feel I am making a difference. I couldn’t see myself doing anything else and being happy."

Investing in offshore wind to transform UK infrastructure

Helen believes investing in offshore wind is one of the best chances of reaching net zero by 2050.

In conversation from her home in Newcastle, Helen explains the benefits of this renewable energy, how she mitigates impact on wildlife and the environment, and why communities and energy economies in the North of England and Scotland have an opportunity to lead the green revolution.

Helen says. "The communities where I live and grew up first led the industrial revolution over a hundred years across the North East and North West of England and Scotland. They can lead again with the green industrial revolution, creating jobs, developing skills, and improving prosperity in these areas. We now have the largest offshore wind farm Dogger Bank being built off of the North East coast and UK offshore wind job numbers could swell from 26,000 to 70,000.

"Young people in the North East will grow up with that opportunity on their doorstep, they can build their lives and careers around it, and crucially the area can retain talent rather than lose it to other cities. With the impact of deindustrialization in the 1980s and 1990s persisting to this day, driving our economy forward provides me with added incentive to trailblaze and inspire our future changemakers."

She continues, "Climate change is our main existential threat. If we continue to support the industry, offshore wind will play a big part in helping the UK reach net zero. It will also grow into an enormous global market, a flagship industry for transformative infrastructure driving clean growth in the UK and beyond."

Read the full article featuring WSP changemaker Helen Jameson.

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At WSP, you can work with a collaborative team of experts like Helen who thrive on complex challenges and unconventional thinking. You too can work with WSP to help shape the future.

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