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We are delighted to announce that PDL's, Elizabeth Waterman, has been selected as being one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering.

Elizabeth Waterman,CEng MIMechE, Senior Engineer

The award is a collaborative effort between the Women’s Engineering Society (WES) and The Telegraph; its remit is to boost the number of female engineers by celebrating the notable achievements made by women in the engineering sector. This year, the award received some 550 nominations and it centred on female engineers under 35 years of age.

Chief Executive of the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), Kirsten Bodley, commented: “We had a very high response to the campaign this year and were hugely impressed with the entries. This list of inspirational younger women shows the breadth and depth of talent and innovation across all engineering sectors. It is a great way of encouraging the next generation to enter the engineering and allied sectors and for women to succeed there.”

Commenting upon the award, PDL CEO, Paul Charlton, said “There’s good, there’s very good and then there’s exceptional. Exceptional is defined as being ‘someone or something that has a particular quality, usually a good quality, to an unusually high degree’. Elizabeth is exceptional and she exhibits that ‘unusually high degree of good quality’ in her engineering capability, her leadership and her promotion of engineering as a career and being a source of inspiration to others.”

He continued, “In the 5 years since she’s been at PDL, Elizabeth has pioneered the development of new advanced Finite Element Analysis (FEA) methodologies, successfully completed some 60 projects with a total value in excess of £1 million to clients in Europe, North America and Asia and played a pivotal role in the development of our internal management systems. Her exceptional engineering capability has been recognised by the company, in the form of her promotion to Senior Engineer after only 4 years in post; our professional body, namely the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), in the form of her being awarded Chartered Engineer (CEng) status in that same 4 year period; and by our customers, in the form of us receiving a raft of positive testimonials and endorsements”.

Paul concluded, “Elizabeth is an inspiration to any past, present or future engineer, irrespective of their age and irrespective of their gender. It’s been an honour to play a small part in Elizabeth’s formative steps into the engineering world and a total joy to see her develop into a professional and well-rounded engineer. She is the epitome of what any female engineer should aspire to be and I had no hesitation whatsoever in nominating her for the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’ award.”

If you would like to know more about the ‘Top 50 Women in Engineering’ award, or to understand how our engineering analysis expertise can reduce your development risk, shorten your development timescales and reduce your development cost, please do get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Posted: 30th Jun 2017

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