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Amy Wright

Senior Civil and Infrastructure Engineer


Amy graduated from the University of Nottingham with a 1st Class MEng in Civil Engineering in 2012 and gained her chartership with the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2017. Since graduating she has worked as a Graduate Site Engineer with Sir Robert McAlpine on projects including a large battery plant, a city centre shopping redevelopment, a petro-chemcial plant and schools. Amy worked as a Consultant with Amec Foster Wheeler on the design of a Waste Transfer Station and then as a Senior Site Engineer with Farrans Construction on the Northern Spire bridge, the first bridge to be built over the River Wear in 40 years, in her hometown of Sunderland. Amy spent one year gaining experience in the Tender Department of Farrans Construction working in the Estimating Department and as a Bid Manager.

In 2017 Amy was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Women’s Engineering Society and The Telegraph, as well as being honoured by NCE Magazine Recognising Women in Engineering Awards for making a significant contribution to the construction industry. In 2018 Amy was a finalist in the IET’s Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards. Amy has been heavily involved in the Institution of Civil Engineers North East Branch as a committee member and Regional Education Coordinator and has completed extensive outreach work encouraging students to consider Civil Engineering as a career and promoting the construction industry through her award winning Zombie Apocalypse Workshop and running school visits.

In her spare time Amy volunteers at Almost Home Animal Shelter and enjoys walks with her two dogs, she is also a keen crossfitter. She has a passion for Development Engineering, having previously run a project to install a small scale hydro-solar power scheme in a rural village in Malawi. As the 2019 winner of the ICE QUEST Eloise Plunkett Award she will be working with Sanivation in Kenya to expand their operations.