I had been a practising Civil Engineer for 14 years until I decided to build on my growing interest in IT and applied for a secondment role in IT 3 years ago and I’ve not looked back. It may seem on the face of it that there are few similarities but I actually believe the mind-set needed for both disciplines – creativity, precision, an eye for detail and needing to be able to understand your client’s needs – is more alike than you think. I still find myself drawing on my engineering background to help me with my day to day decisions. Now I am the Architect of Mott MacDonald’s Office 365 ecosystem and I’m passionate about maximising the value – through adoption and continuous improvement – for all of our staff. I firmly believe that technology should be making the lives of engineers and staff easier, to enable them to do what they do best.