Jacobs Professionals Recognized at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. received awards at the European Women in Construction & Engineering (WICE) Awards for three employees. In its fourth year, the prestigious WICE Awards celebrate the achievements and contributions of some of the most exemplary women and men in construction and engineering across Europe, and also raise awareness of the career opportunities and success that is attainable.
During her 14 years with Jacobs, Divisional Director Natalie McIldowie has worked on a range of notable U.K. environmental programs, from the flagship Avenue regeneration project and a water supply resilience program, through to leading the environment and sustainability team for a major water utilities client. Receiving the WICE Lifetime Achievement in Engineering Award, Natalie said, “I am honored to be nominated for the award and incredibly proud to have won it. Through my engineering career, I have been fortunate to be involved in interesting, transformative projects and to work with great people who inspire and challenge me to be positive and have courage.”
Best Woman Rail Engineer and Jacobs Director of Operations Susana Gozalo has worked in the rail industry for nearly 10 years and, prior to that, in transport planning and highways – across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Gozalo remarked, “My varied experience has enriched the work that I deliver, and there is a lot more I want to learn. What’s also important is that I now have a lot to share with the younger generation to bring the best talent into the industry.”
Best Male Mentor award recipient and Jacobs Director of Operations Ed Cole said, “I believe that helping others to succeed in their work and careers is a key measure of success for us all, so to have won this award means a huge amount to me. I plan to use this opportunity to promote the benefits of mentoring more widely.”
Jacobs Senior Vice President and Global Head of Safety, Security and Sustainability Catriona Schmolke reflected on the collective achievements of the winners and finalists in saying, “The WICE Awards shine a bright light on why women should choose, stay and thrive in their careers in construction, engineering and related fields. Congratulations to our talented team for their contribution to industry and their field of work. Sharing their stories and experience plays a significant role in influencing the education and career decisions of our future generations and accelerating our own efforts at Jacobs to attract and retain a globally diverse talent base.”
This year’s award winners were selected from some 350 nominations from ten European countries. Of those, 19 Jacobs finalists were shortlisted across 16 different categories for their achievements and contributions across a variety of career disciplines: from architects and digital innovators creating outstanding design; project managers, civil, rail and software engineers helping to improve transport and mobility programs; through to women and men who have helped women grow as exceptional talent in their fields.
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