Adetola - Capital Projects Manager
How would you describe what you do in one sentence?
As a Capital Projects Manager, I work with technical teams to safely deliver complex engineering improvement projects within time, scope, and budget.
What attracted you to your career?
The concept of utilising my skills and abilities to make positive advancements within the sustainable realm has always being a core driver for me. My career allows me to work within the green energy industry.
What is one cool thing you get to work on at LEL?
Most notable would be working on the decommissioning and installation of a turbine. It required a great deal of teamwork within the project team and external stakeholders as there were numerous mechanical, structural, and electrical challenges to overcome. A simple example is redesigning the structural beam support to widen a wall opening to permit the removal of a large turbine.
How does your work impact the community of north London?
My work entails overseeing the improvement engineering project which means LondonEnergy can continue to divert waste of North London residents from Landfill, which is used as a feed to efficiently generate electricity which is then redistributed to the resident’s homes.
What do you like the most about your job at LEL?
I am constantly learning! Each new project comes with successes and challenges which ultimately improves one’s skills. With this, I can work collaboratively with engineers, contractors, and suppliers to find solutions to various complex problems.
What are your future career goals?
The short term is to become a qualified Chartered Engineer and take on more innovative engineering projects with a wider reach and play an integral part in reducing the global carbon footprint.
What is something interesting or exciting that people may not know about engineering?
You have wide career opportunities and prospects – there are several engineering specialities from the traditional Civil, Mechanical and Electrical to the newer fields such as Software, Robotics, Space Engineering. Not all engineers wear hard hats!