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Amy Wright

Senior Engineer - DD: 028 9592 4611

MEng CEng MICE AaPS

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. Amy started with Design ID in August 2019 and is currently working towards professional qualification with the Association for Project Safety (APS). In 2020 Amy was appointed as the company Health & Safety Advisor.

In 2020 Amy was awarded RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year. She 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. She is currently a member of the Regional Committee for ICE Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland and the central ICE Education and Inspiration Committee. Amy is Chairperson of the David Butler Award Committee where she is working to develop a new activity for sixth form students to encourage them to study Civil Engineering.

In her spare time Amy enjoys walks with her two dogs, and is 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 Amy volunteered in Kenya with social enterprise Sanivation to expand their operations.