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When Engineers Started Needing A Masters Degree

May 29, 2016 1

My last post begged the question; why do UK engineers have to get a Masters in Engineering (the MEng) before they’re allowed to become chartered? And it’s turned out to be a surprisingly hard question to answer- especially…Read More

Civil Engineering Degrees Cost Too Much

May 27, 2016 4

A civil engineer has been making the news recently. In fact, with 22k shares, and 35k reactions on Facebook it’s quite possible this guy might be the most famous civil engineer of our time! Alas, he’s not talking about our…Read More

Engaging the Next Generation? Talk.

July 28, 2015 3

I was lucky enough to be invited by Alison Watson of Class of Your Own to give a presentation with a different audience than my usual. I’d be talking to a room full of teachers and industry leaders rather than my…Read More

Engineers: Fill In Your LinkedIn Profile

July 2, 2015

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

Your Questions Answered

January 11, 2015 2

One of the fun things about keeping a blog is that I get statistics about my readership. Alongside the somewhat expected visitor count, the wonderful way the internet works means that I also get to learn…Read More

Big, Medium Or Small Companies?

November 5, 2014 2

Interesting fact: I’ve worked for small, medium and large engineering companies. The question of what size company is the best for civil engineers to work for is something that I see get….Read More

Engineering Happiness

September 19, 2014 2

The ICE has commissioned a music video. And you know what- it’s pretty damn amazing. Honestly; I’m not joking. I’ve known that a video involving engineers dancing had been in the pipeline for a while, and frankly…Read More

Budding Brunels

June 3, 2014 1

Budding Brunels is a schools engagement programme run by the Construction Youth Trust charity aimed at informing and inspiring young people from…Read More

Is Civil Engineering Boring?

March 24, 2014 8

Ever since writing this article, a surprisingly large number of people are coming to this site searching for the phrase “is civil engineering boring?”. This is a touch ironic, given that I started Being Brunel in a desperate…Read More