People Who Achieve: Success for Cavendish Nuclear Engineer in Women in Engineering Competition

Cavendish Nuclear’s Project Engineering Manager, Carly Jackson attended the IET Mersey & Western Cheshire Network Young Professionals Group at the end of June where she entered a competition to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day 2019.

This was an open competition whereby industry professionals delivered a presentation to a judging panel on a piece of engineering research/work that they were particularly proud of.  There was a time restriction of seven minutes with three minutes of Q&A following.

Carly presented on the work she carried out in 2017 on the Pile Fuel Storage Pond (PFSP) wall characterisation. Up against some tough competition from other engineers in the nuclear sector, national grid, a stem cell researcher, and an architect Carly was victorious. Impressing the judges (one of whom is the current Transformation Director at Sellafield) with her enthusiasm, industry knowledge, and in finding solutions to complex nuclear problems.

Carly Jackson delivering her presentation on the Pile Fuel Storage Pond.

Speaking of her experience Carly said:

“It was great to be able to talk to a diverse group about the work we have done at Sellafield, especially answering questions from engineers outside of the nuclear sector who have a completely different perspective.”

“To win is just fantastic. I am very passionate about my work so to tailor a presentation down to seven minutes was somewhat of a challenge for me”.