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Terrible People

July 15, 2015 2

Just in case you missed me mentioning it last time- Engineering has its own (beta) Stack Exchange. One thing I want to dwell on, however, is an incident that happened while the site was still incubating in its own…Read More

Engineers: Fill In Your LinkedIn Profile

July 2, 2015 1

Following a random series of events, I found myself talking with a hiring manager last week. It was a fairly enlightening experience- I already had some experience as an interviewer; but I’d never had…Read More

The UK Engineering Skills Shortage

June 3, 2015 2

Considering it can be such an exciting career – for instance, where else could you put your stamp permanently on an area in the form of a new bridge, dam or skyscraper – there seems to be a consistent shortage of…Read More


March 12, 2015

A while ago I wrote a post about being a gay civil engineer. Like most of the stuff I write, I didn’t really expect anything to come of it; Being Brunel is a site I maintain to celebrate and have fun with civil…Read More

Car Insurance, Risk And Engineers

March 3, 2015 3

Another year, another artificially inflated car insurance quote, another annoying evening spent searching out a reasonable premium. But this year there was a silver lining to my annual frustration; I…Read More

Engineering An E-Mail For A Response

December 5, 2014 3

I’m no stranger to having an e-mail ignored (you know the rules…). It seems a fact of modern life that some people get more mail than they have time to answer. I’ve been forced to give up on guest posters, drop…Read More

Journey To Civil Engineering Success

February 14, 2014 2

Even wondered what you have to do to have with a successful career in civil engineering? Well, wonder no more, as I have been to the IABSE Journey To Success event, and will happily share…Read More

Civil Networking

September 9, 2013 1

A quick search online turns up 24 tips of how to have a conversation without the other person hating you; but these “7 Habits of Intolerable People” rub me up so much the wrong way. But why? Taking that I’m heading…Read More