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Vanessa Burton

Vanessa Burton

Assistant Engineer at Mott MacDonald

Vanessa is an assistant engineer at Mott MacDonald with 4 years post chartered experience. She was University of Surrey and ICE Scholarship student placed with this company. During her 4 university years she also gained a performance scholarship where she finished her experience gaining a Civil Engineering MEng (Hons) First Class degree.

She pursued a career in engineering through her desire to help people and to improve lives. Since joining Mott MacDonald Vanessa has continued with her belief of “using the skills I acquire to help those I can”. Vanessa has been involved with Major Construction Projects globally working on heavy civil projects such Victoria Station Upgrade, Heathrow T2B, Doha Rail Stations, Northern Line Extension (located on Site) and Thames Tideway.

Alongside her main career, Vanessa has been involved with many CSR activities and won one of the first MM Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Awards in 2016. Alongside her day-to-day engineering Vanessa is the Advancing Race and Culture Co-Champion for the UK. She has been responsible for communication issues of Race and Culture to the business and with colleagues. Currently, Vanessa is undertaking a client secondment to EDF Sizewell C Enabling Works Basic Design as an Assistant Project Manager.

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