Andrea's Story - EASL

After an initial career in retailing, I decided to retrain and undertake a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Manchester Metropolitan University as a mature student. I graduated in 2012 and then joined EASL. I chose to become an Engineer mainly because I’ve always loved maths, science and analytical subjects. I have always enjoyed the structure and logical processes involved with problem-solving.


EASL offered me the perfect professional entry into engineering as I wanted to work in a well-mentored and supportive team where I could work hard to fast-track my career. The variety of work I am involved in and the vibe from the team, in terms of director guidance, has been pivotal as I am not only developing my technical ability but also my people and project management skills.

What’s your latest project?

The main focus of my responsibility is a mix of project management, where I am responsible for financial management and delivery of a quality product to agreed deadlines, and being a single point of contact for 2 of the EDF Energy power stations (1 generating and 1 new build) where I undertake technical work covering a range of projects.

The work is always varied, demanding and challenging, as well as very rewarding. I get to liaise with many customers and colleagues from different engineering teams; occasionally it can get stressful, and we cope with it through a strong team ethos and supporting each other.

Outage support can be very challenging, for example the Dungeness B Reactor 22 2018 outage and more recently Sizewell B during 2023. I thrive on a job well done and the pride and recognition I receive for my team. It’s such a great feeling to be surrounded by great professionals and work collaboratively to meet and exceed clients’ expectations.

Enjoying my life 

Like many others at EASL, I value my own time and the flexibility of having a job that allows me to focus on spending time with family and friends, going for dog walks with my springer spaniels, horse riding, attending Pilates, eating out; basically, loving life filled with music, holidays, good health, and lots of animals.  I am passionate about my chosen industry, and I champion Women in Nuclear. As you may have already gathered, I am climate conscious, and I strongly dislike animal cruelty, pollution, and litter.

Single best thing about EASL 

The opportunity EASL has given me. There are so many highlights to my career it’s hard to pinpoint one out, but I do feel very proud to be a female in a leading role and to have progressed as far as I have. The best is yet to come!


Interested in joining Andreas’ team, find out about our current vacancies.


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