I finished my masters in coastal engineering in October 2014. In January 2015 I left the UK and headed to Bologna, Italy, where I managed to secure a position as a graduate civil engineer. I worked there for about a year when I decided to head back to the UK, where I got offered the job as a coastal engineer in AECOM.
As a coastal engineer I rarely get bored, but I will admit that engineering is only a 20 or 30 per cent of my daily activities. The majority of my day to day tasks are different from what I did the day before and I did not expect this in an engineering role. Some days I’m studying some design manual, other days I am analysing data extracted from a buoy 200km from the nearest shore or I’m designing a breakwater for a port in Chile.