“I gained a double masters in geography and town planning, and construction and local authorities management at the Sorbonne University in France. In 2005, I left my job as an academic specialised in cultural geography in France and permanently moved to the UK to live with my partner whom I met when we were PhD students in Oxford. I started all over again as a graduate transport planner and learnt about traffic modelling in Bath.
In 2006, I joined WSP (formerly Mouchel) as a highways engineer working on traffic management and cycling schemes in South Gloucestershire and Bristol, and improvements to bus routes in Bournemouth and Poole.
In 2014, I joined Waterman Aspen as a senior engineer and was seconded to Oxfordshire County Council as one of the sponsors for the delivery of Major Projects. I was involved from detailed design to completion of construction under NEC3. I was then seconded to Milton Keynes Council as the project manager for the delivery of the new UTMC which was my first major scheme specific to technology and innovation.
Since 2019, I have been seconded to Coventry City Council as the senior construction project manager for the delivery of highways and transport interchange of the Coventry Station Master Plan.”
Congratulations Marie on this fantastic achievement and your continued success!