Published: 22 June 2015

Graduate scoops engineering award

Congratulations to civil engineering graduate Lydia Walpole who has been named the ‘Best Woman in Construction’ at the European Women in Construction and Engineering Awards.

Lydia, 27, was sponsored through her degree at and joined Costain in 2010 as a graduate engineer. She is now senior engineer working on the C336 Paddington New Yard contract, which includes a new bus and preparatory works for the installation of new rail track and associated systems for Crossrail, It is one of Europe's largest railway and infrastructure construction projects.T

The award looks to recognise a young achiever in the construction industry who has demonstrated a positive impact in areas of sustainability and innovation.

Lydia said: “The calibre of the finalists was pretty impressive so I’m just thrilled to win. The lead-up to the awards, as well as the judging day experience, was enjoyable in itself, so to walk away with an award was a real honour.

“Civil Engineering is a fantastic career. I feel extremely proud to say that I’m a civil engineer and I love being able to say that I’m involved in construction projects that will make a difference to the UK, like Crossrail. Costain has really helped me to develop my technical, management and leadership skills, and my advice to anyone thinking of entering the industry is to grab every opportunity that arises and make the most of it.”

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