Women in Engineering | Meet Adriana

Meet Adriana from our Building Services team. Adriana is our Public Health Engineer. She joined Scotch Partners in 2018, she has been a valuable part of our team ever since. We caught up with her to find out a little more about how she got into engineering and the role she does today.

What attracted you to a career in Engineering? 

As with most teenagers I struggled to know what I wanted to do with my life at the end of Secondary school. It was actually my brother who suggested that I should follow an education and career in Engineering, so this is what I did. 

Tell us a little bit about the job you do today? 

I am a Public Health Engineer which in the simplest terms means that I provide people with high quality, safe drinking water and ensure buildings can process waste water through efficient drainage systems. With an emphasis on sustainability it is also my job to look at how we can catch and reuse rain water. My goal is to make sure our clients deliver homes and workplaces where occupants are safe, happy and healthy. 

What challenges do you have as a woman in engineering? 

I have been lucky in my career, I don’t believe I have ever been discriminated against because I am a woman. At Scotch I have found that if you are good at what you do and you work hard, you will succeed. 

What advice would you give to any young woman that is interested in a career in engineering? 

Nowadays there’s a lot of society pressure on teenagers (schools, social media, parents and friends), so my advice would just be to believe in yourself, be happy, and try to achieve your dreams!