The women engineers that go to work every day are delivering work that have massive positive impacts on their communities. But they’re also sisters, daughters and mothers – and finding work balance is key.

GHD Structural Team Leader Amy Wiliams knows this well.

By day, specialising in the delivery of seismic assessments as well as structural design for residential, commercial and industrial projects. And working closely with her clients to help them navigate through Earthquake Prone Building Regulations and associated seismic assessments.

By night, (and when she isn’t working), taking time out for herself to do the things she enjoys most – like sewing, or spending time with her children!

GHD Structural Team Leader, Amy Williams.

What do you love about your job?

I love working as part of a team to deliver structural solutions that meet our client’s needs.

From working with clients to determine what their challenges are, to being part of the commissioning of a finished project.


What are the key challenges facing women in Engineering?

The key challenges include creating a diversity of career paths that allows for different life stages, and obtaining work-life balance.

I’m sure this would be of benefit to all involved in the engineering community.


What impact do you want to make in your career?

I’d like to see the profession grow in its ability to communicate openly an clearly with our clients and the public.