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INWED 2024: AECOM recruits impressive women engineers

INWED 2024: AECOM recruits impressive women engineers

 June 03, 2024

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Women engineers at AECOM play an important role helping the company's clients solve their toughest engineering challenges. These women harness their outstanding talent, impressive skills, and unique perspectives to help deliver a better world.

International Women in Engineering Day (INWED), marked annually on June 23, is an international awareness campaign celebrating the work and achievements of women engineers. Women's Engineering Society's (WES) marks the 10th anniversary of INWED, and once again promotes the amazing work of women engineers worldwide.

Learn more about the important work and impressive achievements of some of the women engineers working at AECOM.

AECOM's Harriet Ridler works on climate resilience

AECOM Coastal Engineer

After completing her degree in Civil Engineering, Harriet Ridler joined AECOM as an early career professional straight out of university. For the past two and a half years, Harriet has worked as a Coastal Engineer for AECOM's engineering design projects that boost flood and coastal erosion risk resilience and environmental protection for local communities.

For the past two years, Harriet has had a strong involvement in designing the Langstone Flood and Coastal Erosion Risk Management (FCERM) project in the south of the UK. Due for completion in 2025, the project aims to provide enhanced resilience against tidal flooding for the village of Langstone and A3023, the only road on and off Hayling Island.

AECOM's Katie Berry helps shape sustainable energy systems

AECOM Chemical and Process Engineer

Katie Berry joined AECOM as a graduate engineer based in the company's Glasgow office, and now works in AECOM's Bristol office. Katie's work mostly focusses on carbon capture on power generation and Power-to-X projects, such as solar photovoltaic projects with green hydrogen production.

The aspect of the energy industry that appealed to Katie the most was the level of innovation involved in the energy transition to address the climate crisis.

"I enjoy learning new things and, in this industry, there are infinite opportunities to learn. Additionally, due to the nature of our work, many of our projects will be first-of-their-kind. I feel empowered to play a part in shifting the world’s energy system in a new direction and contributing to tackling the climate crisis firsthand," explains Katie.

AECOM's Mirela Keserovic drives success through structural engineering 

AECOM Structural Engineer

Mirela Keserovic received the Engineering News-Record Midwest's Top Young Professional Award, a recognition of her continuous commitment to her AECOM career, structural engineering, and advocating for equal opportunities for everyone to learn in an ever-changing industry. Mirela is committed to driving success in the dynamic world of structural engineering and playing a key role in helping AECOM deliver a better world.

"This recognition is not just a personal achievement but a testament to the incredible AECOM team and projects that have shaped my professional journey," commented Mirela.

AECOM's Casey Barr works in the area of zero emission vehicle fleets

AECOM Civil Engineer

AECOM Civil Engineer, Casey Barr, uses her background in civil engineering and transportation planning to consult in economic and financial analysis and transportation project development. Her work focuses on the application of quantitative information to support transportation investment decisions. Her grants work has helped clients secure over $650 million and counting, as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has expanded funding options.

Recently, she has worked on financial planning efforts with transit agencies and public works departments to develop transition plans to achieve zero emission vehicle fleets.

AECOM's Catherine Johnson helps inspire future engineers

AECOM Operations Quality Manager

AECOM Operations Quality Manager for the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) Management Center, Catherine Johnson, has had involvement with the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) since her time at the University of Georgia.

When Catherine started her professional career in 2017, she joined the Atlanta Professionals Chapter of NSBE and has served as their Chair for three years.

"AECOM has been integral in this journey, and I am so grateful for their support over the years," attests Catherine. "I am proud to be a black engineer and honored to inspire the next generation of bright minds.”

AECOM's Carolyn Stegon began her career as a Structural Engineer

AECOM Senior Program & Design Manager

Meet AECOM Senior Program & Design Manager, Carolyn Stegon. Carolyn has worked at AECOM for over two decades as a dedicated leader and change-maker in the industry.

Carolyn was the program manager for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s (CDCR) $2 billion Capital Improvement Program (CIP) for nearly a decade, with a team of more than 40 employees crossing multiple business lines and AECOM offices in California.

Sharing a piece of career advice, Carolyn says: "The architecture, engineering, and construction industry is so in-depth, and it is hard to know and be confident in all aspects. Over the course of my career, I have worked to stay consistently positive and 'Give it a go!' My advice is to be open to learning and trying new things, reach out to trusted colleagues and learn as much as possible. A major point I’ve learned in my career is that transparency and an optimistic outlook to resolve problems promote positive team morale, and as a team, all things are possible."

AECOM Civil Engineer Diana Cabrera helps the Bolivian community

AECOM Civil Engineer

AECOM Transportation Civil Engineer, Diana Cabrera, PE, took part in Engineers Without Borders USA, an organisation that helps build a better world through engineering projects that empower communities to meet their basic human needs. Highly skilled professional engineering volunteers work with communities to find appropriate solutions for their infrastructure needs.

"Engineers Without Borders USA allowed me to use the technical and professional skills I acquired in AECOM to help the community of Culli Culli Alto, Bolivia," commented Diana.

Embark on a successful career in engineering with AECOM

AECOM is a place for the intellectually curious, those with an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to get things done.

AECOM's colleagues are subject matter experts, focusing on technical excellence, quality and innovation in all that they do. Most importantly, they are delivering a better world.

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