Emma Kent

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Associate – Structural Engineering
London, UK



I think I first wanted to be an engineer when I was about 14 years old, when I realised that my passions for maths, science, problem-solving and adventure could actually be turned into a career. This enthusiasm was fostered by enlightened teachers and a supportive family, who also encouraged me to carry out a Year in Industry before university, where I worked on a muddy building site for 9 months!

After that, I graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nottingham and have since gained valuable experience with consultancies both in the UK and Australia, where I spent two years. I am now a Chartered Structural Engineer (MIStructE) and a Chartered Civil Engineer (MICE).

I joined Cundall in February 2015 as an Associate in the Structural Engineering Team. Since joining Cundall I have been working on a wide variety of projects, including a £30 million new build office scheme in Slough, and several existing building creative re-use projects. I also help with the strategic leadership of London structures, looking after things like resourcing, finance and recruitment.

Outside work, I’m the London Chapter leader for the organisation Urbanistas, which seeks to help women passionate about the built environment to network and support each other in carrying out visionary projects. I’m the Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Panel for the flagship Journal of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

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