International Women In Engineering Day

LondonEnergy is pleased to be supporting International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) on 23 June to recognise and celebrate all the amazing female engineers who transform and impact the world.

The theme this year is #ShapeTheWorld.

By sharing stories of our amazing women engineers, we aim to inspire more girls and young women to consider engineering roles in the energy and waste sector.

Mahpara Mughal – Engineering Graduate

How would you describe what you do?

I am a graduate Engineer and responsible for so many key roles on my team. A typical day may include everything from preliminary due diligence, to engineering calculations and reporting, to a site visit or performing boilers and turbines checks.

What attracted you to your career?

I was curious and fascinated by science adventures; engineering helps me solve problems through calculations and analysis.

How does your work impact the community of north London?

My work helps to convert waste into a useful resource and power 80,000 homes in North London.

What do you like the most about your job at LEL?

I like the way I am encouraged to work across teams, interacting with lots of departments within the business.

Tell us something interesting that people may not know about engineering?

Engineers are real-life superheroes. They use their special powers to help people and make their lives better by managing waste, powering homes, by providing clean drinking water, a cleaner environment and much more.

Amani Jemal – HSQE Graduate

How would you describe what you do?

I help provide an essential service to the North London community while ensuring that the workers, visitors, and the surrounding environment are protected.

What attracted you to your career?

I had heard of Waste to Energy process during my second year of university. I focused my studies on the environment and renewable energy engineering. I am grateful for having the opportunity to work at LondonEnergy, where I get to see it all in action.

What is one cool thing you get to work on?

I will be creating an Energy Efficiency System that will analyse and record data. I can then highlight process segments that are energy intensive and modify their intake to increase the overall efficiency of thermal recovery.

How does your work impact the community of north London?

Waste to energy is one of the most beneficial sustainability practices. It provides a sustainable energy solution that is transferred to the National Grid.

What do you like the most about your job at LEL?

The exposure to get to learn about the different systems’ requirements and the risks that can arise from any disruptions. There is plenty to learn, and a lot of room for growth.

What are your future career goals?

After developing all the necessary knowledge of the process, I would pursue a role where I get to implement or create advanced technologies for energy and waste management.

Tell us something interesting/exciting that people may not know about engineering?

Nowadays, much less time is required to recognise whether a design or an idea is viable. A lot of the sketching can be done using modelling software and the process simulation package for feedback on the design output. You just need to find the right ‘Tool’.