Women's Engineering Society eNewsletter
WES Updates & Events
WES Board Elections 2021
We are excited to announce that nominations for the WES Board opened on 20 August. In 2021, we are looking for three Directors on a three year term. Any Full Member, Associate Member, Fellow or Associate Fellow of the Women’s Engineering Society is eligible to stand for election as a Director and must be nominated by three Members of the Society. All candidates and nominators must have paid any and all subscriptions owing and due to the Society by 11 September 2021.

Nominations must be received by Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO and Company Secretary, on or before the 11 September 2021. Any forms received after this date will not be accepted.
You can contact Elizabeth Donnelly at [email protected] for more information.
The Happold Lecture - Future vision: What should engineering look like in a world that is on fire

FREE event, Tuesday 14 September 2021 at RIBA, London, W1B 1AD and online
6:30pm - Happold Lecture (registration from 6pm)

8:00pm - Drinks & Canapes
The Women's Engineering Society and the Happold Foundation are delighted to present this year's inspirational Happold Lecture. The lecture will consider a future vision for engineering against the backdrop of growing awareness of inequality and exclusion and imminent and growing threats from climate change.

Elizabeth Donnelly, CEO of WES, will be chairing the discussions of a truly stellar panel which will include Dr. Priti Parikh, Dr. Ellie Cosgrave, Mara-Tafadzwa Makoni and Dawn Bonfield MBE.
Chi Onwurah MP will be in attendance at the evening reception following the lecture.
Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend. Please note that places are limited and Covid-19 restrictions have been put in place to ensure the safety and comfort of guests.
This event will also be live streamed.

SDG6 and the Climate Emergency - Contributions from Women Engineers

FREE webinar, Tuesday 14 September, 12-1pm
The Institute of Water, in association with WES, welcomes you to join this online event to hear first-hand about what WES members are doing to combat Climate Change. Members of the WES Climate Emergency Group, led by Institute of Water vice president Jo Parker, will speak about their personal contributions to tackling the strategic development goal to provide clean water for all.
This webinar is open to non-IoW members, simply register as a guest.

WES Members join the ICE Trustee Board and Council

Following the Institution of Civil Engineering’s recent elections, we are delighted to announce the appointments of WES members Paula McMahon and Rebecca Barkham to the Trustee Board and Council respectively. Both will serve for three years from November 2021, joining fellow WES members Anusha Shah (Vice President), Njemile Faustin (Council Member), and Sally Walters (Council Member). We would like to congratulate Paula and Rebecca, and wish them all the best in their new roles.
If you would like to share news with the WES community, email [email protected]
Sustainability in Engineering 

The scale of the challenge has never been clearer – the world must decarbonise, and do it quickly. Thankfully, engineering innovation has provided a host of potential solutions. Running from 27 September to 1 October, Sustainability on Engineering is a series of free webinars that will explore the latest, most promising low-carbon technologies, and how your business can maximise its contribution in the push for “net zero”.

McLaren Racing Engage Alliance is go!

WES Chief Executive Elizabeth Donnelly joined representatives from Equal Engineers, The Smallpeice Trust and Creative Access at the McLaren Training Centre on 18 August to kick off the Racing Engage Alliance initiative. We are looking forward to sharing exciting news about this collaboration in the coming months. In the meantime, you can read more about the Racing Engage Alliance here.
The National Grid Youth Engineering Climate Conference

7 - 8 September 2021
FREE online conference

WES is delighted to join National Grid as a partner for their Global Youth Engineering Climate Conference. Taking place on 7-8 September 2021, this online event will bring together a diverse global network of young engineers who are engaged and excited about being involved in the green energy transition in response to climate change.
The conference program features a range of panellists and speakers, a virtual exhibition, four interactive workstreams themed around key issues for the green energy transition, virtual networking and a virtual green jobs board.
You can read more about this event and register for FREE by visiting the website here.

WES Partnership News

Mentoring Programme
Do you have an internal mentoring scheme or would you like to help us create a case study for mentoring? If so, we want to hear from you. Lots of Partners are looking at launching internal mentoring programmes so they would love to have a knowledge sharing session on the topic. Get in touch today if you are interested in getting involved.
Collaborate - “How does your organisation promote diversity and inclusion?”
We are giving a few select Partners the opportunity to showcase how they promote D&I and share this with other Partners. Please let us know if you wish to get involved. This will be a public event open tol the WES Member and Partner Network and a great opportunity to showcase your organisation.
Returnship Programme
Have you successfully launched your own internal programme for returners? If so we want to hear from you. Partners are currently really engaged with this topic and we would love to hold a brainstorm and knowledge sharing session on returnships and how these have run successfully within your organisation. If you have operated a successful programme internally or you are interested in hearing from others, we want to hear from you!

Sign up for #WESLottieTour 2021!

The WES Early Careers Board is organising its sixth #WESLottieTour for Tomorrow's Engineers Week which takes place in November. With people gradually returning to their workplaces, we want to continue to show how varied and exciting it is to work in engineering. Lottie Tour has grown so much since it was launched in 2016 from only 10 volunteers to an amazing 170 in 2019, but we’d love this number to grow even more this year!

We’re proud to announce that the #WESLottieTour is being sponsored by GKN Automotive for the second year in a row. Sign up for the #WESLottie Tour by clicking here and filling out the form. Please use the form if you either would like to borrow a Lottie Doll from WES or if you already have your own as we’d love to capture the full number of volunteers taking part. Any questions, please get in contact with Vera and Kate on the ECB: [email protected]
WES London Cluster

This year the WES London Cluster held their third year Work Shadowing– and this was our biggest year yet- with 55 students involved across the country! Due to Covid, this year was also virtual shadowing, with students shadowing Engineers online for 1 day in July.

The London Cluster would like to say a huge thank you to Emily Torode, the London Cluster Coordinator at the time, for coordinating the hugely successful event and one of the now staples in the WES London Cluster calendar. Thank you also to all the engineers that got involved! We could not have done it without you!
Join WES today!

There has never been a better time to join WES and become part of the largest network of women engineers in the UK.

Our community is driven by the common goal of supporting women in engineering to fulfil their potential and supporting the engineering industry to be inclusive.

Joining is a fantastic opportunity to expand your network and make new friends. Membership benefits include access to the Membership Area of our website, discounted conference and event rates, participation opportunities and more.

WES Jobs
Graduate Programme - Software Engineer, BAE Systems, Broad Oak, Weymouth and Filton
Graduate Programme - Systems Engineer, BAE Systems, Broad Oak, Weymouth, Filton
Head of Section - Energy Analytics, Bristol/ Glasgow/ London
Senior Planning Engineer, Babcock International, Plymouth
Planning Engineer, Babcock International Group, Plymouth
Software Development, STEM Returners, Wilmslow, Cheshire
Operations Manager - Edmonton, Coca cola Europacific Partners, Edmonton
Automation Engineer - Sidcup, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Sidcup
ASRS - Edmonton, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, Edmonton
Software Cross-Platform Developer, Babcock International Group PLC, Bristol
Software Web Developer, Babcock International Group PLC, Bristol
Senior Software Developer, Babcock International Group PLC, Bristol
Senior Network/Comms Engineer, Babcock International Group PLC, Bristol
M & E Manager, CityFibre, Milton Keynes
Senior Scrum Master, CityFibre, Telford
Network Engineering Manager (Security), CityFibre, Milton Keynes
Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer, Sharp's Brewery, Wadebridge
Product Quality Engineer, Kenwood Ltd, Havant 
Programme Officer, Diversity & Inclusion, Royal Academy of Engineering, London
ELT Dome & Main Structure Deputy Site Manager, ESO European Southern Observatory, Chile
Quality Manager, BIOS Health Ltd, Cambridge/Home-based
Frontend & App Developer, BIOS Health Ltd, Cambridge/Home-based
Power Systems Technician, KeolisAmey Docklands, East London
Principal Track Technical Officer, KeolisAmey Docklands, East London
(Trainee) Installation Engineer, Johnson Controls, Nationwide
System Integration Acceptance and Test Management Lead, General Dynamics, South Wales - Oakdale
Project Manager, General Dynamics, South Wales - Oakdale
Principal Security Engineer, General Dynamics, South Wales - Oakdale
Oracle Application Express (APEX) Developer, General Dynamics, South Wales Oakdale
Senior Hardware Engineer, General Dynamics, Hastings
Senior Firmware (VHDL) Engineer, General Dynamics UK Ltd, Hastings
Engineering Technician, Heathrow Airport, London
DevSecOps Software Engineer, AdaCore, Bristol
Mechanical Design Manager, Pure Data Centres Group, Home Based, UK
Sustainability Engineering Manager, Pure Data Centres Group,Home Based - UK
Data Centre Electrical Team Leader - NW2, Pure Data Centres Group, London
Tired Engineer In Training
Tired Engineer in Training, Eleanor Yong, shares the drawings that she started to help break up the monotony of studying/revising.
Other News
Recognising Future Leaders

In 2017 the Salters’ Institute launched its new programme to recognise and support outstanding young chemists and chemical engineers beginning their journey into the workplace.

The Salters’ Company and Institute provides awards, scholarships and prizes to individuals that show excellence in chemistry and chemistry-related teaching and learning, academic, vocational and professional achievements. This includes the upcoming Centenary Awards that recognises and supports individuals who are starting out in their career and who have the potential to make an outstanding long-term contribution to industries that use or are related to chemistry and chemical engineering.

The Awards will be an important part of the Institute’s programme of activities in support of its mission to promote the practical applications of chemistry at all levels. Award holders will be asked to participate in the Institute’s educational activities and events with other Salters’ Award holders.
This year up to 4 Awards, each of £1000 will be awarded to chosen candidates who:
· Have between 3-5 years in industry
· Are working in the chemical or allied industries in the UK
· Have a degree in either chemistry or chemical engineering at Bachelors, Masters, Postgraduate level
An Industrial Site Manager, Head of Department or equivalent may nominate one candidate.

Nominations open on Monday 2 August 2021. The deadline for applications is Monday 13 September 2021 and interviews will take place on Tuesday 2 November 2021 at Salters’ Hall, London.

Awards will be presented to successful candidates at the Salters’ Institute Awards Ceremony on Friday 3 or 10 December 2021. For further information on and to apply for the Salters’ Institute Centenary Awards please click here.
RAEng Awards now open
Applications for the next round of Research Chairs and Senior Research Fellowships are now open and will close on Wednesday 2 September 2021.

Applications are submitted via the Royal Academy of Engineering grants management system, Flexi-Grant. Eligible applications will access the selection process consisting of an expert review stage after which all applications will be considered by a sift panel that will select candidates for interview. More details are available here.

If you have any questions or queries, please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page. If your question is not covered in the FAQ page, then please contact the Research team.
WES is grateful for the support, in the form of partnership, sponsorship, collaborations, in-kind donations and funding for recent projects from many organisations including those listed below.

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