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Roma Agrawal

Chartered Structural Engineer, Public Sector Framework Manager (AECOM)


Chartered Structural Engineer, Public Sector Framework Manager (AECOM)

    • Framework manager at AECOM, identify, source and execute complex public sector projects and contracts for the London region as a supplier for a £350M public sector framework called Scape.
    • Senior structural design engineer, with 14 years’ experience working with signature architects designing footbridges, towers and sculptures; including six years on The Shard, the tallest tower in Western Europe, designing key elements of the structure.
    • Experience in working at a large multi-disciplinary construction firm on an £850M tall-tower project in central London.

Engineering and STEM Advocate

    • Active promoter of engineering, scientific and technical careers to young people and particularly to under-represented
      groups such as women. Presented to thousands of people at schools, universities and festivals in the UK and abroad.
    • Author of ‘BUILT: The Hidden Stories Behind our Structures’ (2018) with rave reviews by The Guardian and The New
      York Times among others. Winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science/ Subaru award for young adults.
    • Presented documentaries for BBC, Discovery Channel, and featured in many UK broadsheets, magazines and online,
      given two TEDx talks about engineering.
    • Podcast mini-series, ‘Building Stories’ is on the Apple and Android platforms and has over 1000 downloads.

Experienced non-executive board member

  • Non-executive director for the Considerate Constructors Scheme, navigating a change of delivery contract, challenging
    growth in the sector, formulating basis for new scheme strategy and associated communication.
  • Experience on previous boards related to the communication of science and engineering and improving diversity.

Apr 17 – present – AECOM: Associate Director, Framework Manager
Dec 15 – Jan 17 – Interserve Construction: Design Manager
Oct 05 – Nov 15 – WSP: Associate Director, Structural Engineer

2020 – Northumbria University: Honorary PhD (to be awarded)
2017 – Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE): Fellow (by invitation)
2015 – Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS): Fellow (by invitation)
2013 – Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET): Chartered Engineer
2011 – Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE): Fellow
2004 – 2005 – Imperial College London: MSc DIC General Structural Engineering
2001 – 2004 – Oxford University: MA (Hons) Physics


2019 – AAAS / Subaru Award: for book BUILT, best science book in the young adult category
2018 – Queen’s Birthday Honours: MBE for services to engineering
2017 – Royal Academy of Engineering: Rooke Award for the communication of engineering
2017 – IStructE Lewis Kent Medal for dedicated service to the promotion of the profession
2016 – Listed in ‘Top 50 Women Engineers in the UK’ by The Telegraph and WES
2014 – ACE Awards: Consultant of the Future and Diamond Excellence Award: Winner
2014 – Women in Construction Awards: Engineer of the Year: Winner
2013 – Management Today’s 35 Women under 35
2011 – IStructE Young Structural Engineer of the Year: Winner
2008 – IStructE Pai Lin Li Travel Award. Research topic: Stress-Ribbon Bridges: Winner


2017 – 2019 Considerate Constructors Scheme: Non-executive Director
2014 – 2016 ‘Your Life’ Campaign (supported by Dept. of Education): Founding member & Ambassador
2014 – 2016 Construction Industry Council: Diversity Panel
2013 – 2015 IET: Knowledge Services Board

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