• 12 October 2015

“It is great having something new and challenging to work on”

Having studied Structural Engineering in Bucharest, I worked for a year in Romania before a friend of mine recommended Waterman to me. I liked the idea of having the opportunity to implement ideas, make decisions and to work on big and challenging projects, so within a few months I relocated to the UK for a Graduate role with Waterman.

Whilst I had some good experience I needed to learn the UK way of doing things and I am already progressing onto greater responsibility on the whole project rather than just smaller elements of the design.

My Structural Design teacher at University said, “pay attention to detail, the detail will make the difference in the design” and this is something which I always try to do in my work. My advice is to gain some good work experience while you are studying, it is great for building your knowledge and understanding.

The favourite part of my role is the design work, it is great having something new and challenging to work on where I have to come up with new ideas.

Now I am getting settled into my role in the UK, I am looking forward to becoming a member of the IStructE and working towards Chartership. In the future I aspire to become a Senior Chartered Engineer and to be involved in concept design and research.

As well as the great opportunities and inspiring projects you get to be involved in as a Graduate at Waterman, we also enjoy regular team lunches and after work social events, which really helped me to settle in well and get to know my team.

I enjoy sport outside of work, so it was great to be involved in a game of 5-a-side football against Architects and other Engineers recently too!

Cornel Ciurba

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