WJ’s own Aimee Parkinson was a finalist in the recent Women In Construction & Engineering (WICE) Awards. This is a fantastic achievement! We’re proud and delighted that Aimee made the finalist stage.
Aimee joined us two years ago, straight from finishing her Master’s degree in Engineering Geology. She started as a site engineer during the installation phase of our works on the Thames Tideway Blackfriars project. This complex dewatering system comprised over 23 wells operating up to 130m deep on a small site on the Embankment and took 5 months to install.
Aimee quickly built a good working relationship with the client and grasped the main aspects of deepwell dewatering, project management, health & safety and environmental issues which were extensive, as we were working near to a river, as well as handling all the commercial issues.
After a short training period in our Toronto branch (dewatering in an SCL environment) Aimee returned to manage our works on the Albert Embankment Thames Tideway Central site. This was even more challenging as the main contractor required two of our rigs and an expanded rig to work in a small cofferdam. This project took all Aimee’s skills in liaising with multiple contractors at all levels to ensure the works were completed safely, on programme and commercially viable (accounting for early warning notices and compensation events).
Aimee has excelled at all levels even though she is new to the dewatering industry, taking on board everything we have thrown at her and excelled. We have now promoted her and she continues to excel, becoming very comfortable managing and engineering all our Tideway Central (FLO) and Tideway East (CVB) sites, boasting 11 projects (2019/20 year £2.95 million). Aimee is now co-writing 2 papers with our chairman on her experience working on Thames Tideway and has joined the young BGA Early Career group.
We look forward to Aimee working with us for many years to come and congratulate her again on reaching the finalist stage of these prestigious and important awards.