Metis is proud to promote gender equality across all roles within the business. To commemorate INWED20 by celebrating women in engineering, we would like to share some of the many journeys of female engineers working across multiple Metis departments.
The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has commissioned research to explore whether updating the English Non-Statutory Technical Standards for SuDs (NSTS) could help deliver SuDS that provide multiple benefits beyond managing surface water runoff, contributing to improved climate adaptation, health and wellbeing and better places and spaces.
It is with great pleasure that today we announce that Dani Parfitt has been appointed our new Director of Water and Environment.
Following government advice, Metis has helped its teams to set up comfortable working environments at home.
Sustainable drainage systems (SuDS) are becoming part of our landscape. The best SuDS schemes deliver multiple benefits in terms of water quality, amenity and biodiversity, in addition to efficiently managing surface water. As awareness of these multiple benefits grow, susdrain’s expectations become higher.
Within recent weeks, members of the Metis team have attended and delivered several internal and external CPD sessions.
Despite the challenging situation with Covid 19, the Metis team is still busy. Thanks to our pre-existing flexible working arrangements and the support of our clients, the team have been able to progress projects, hold Teams meetings and be perhaps even more productive than normal
Metis secure and are delivering c.40% of £2million national flood modelling fund for our clients!
A tricky time to be joining, but we know Elijah will fit in fine despite having to meet the team online!
These past few days have been a bit of a mixed bag and incredibly stressful for everyone. However, this haven’t taken the shine off having two new colleagues on board ( though working remotely) – Bianca and Catherine.
In these unprecedented times Metis is taking proactive action to ensure we look after our people, our clients and the communities which we live and work in.
"I received my BEng in Civil Engineering at Brunel University. Since then, I’ve worked at Southend borough council as a highways technician for 2 years.
Submit your SuDS project and don't forget to nominate the person you feel has gone ‘the extra mile’ to promote and deliver multi-beneficial SuDS to be your 2020 #SuDSChampion.
Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year from all at Metis!
Cathy received her MSc in Hydrology and Water Resources in China, and worked as a water engineering tutor and lab demonstrator in the University of Wollongong, Australia, where she completed her MPhil in Environmental Engineering.
Matt is a Highways Engineer who joins Metis following two years of working on LoHAC contracts. He graduated from the University of West London with a Degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering and has begun to work towards Chartership with the ICE.
Our longstanding Metis employee Danielle Parfitt is celebrating career milestone after successfully gaining chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Water and Environmental Management (CIWEM).
In support of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, Metis has been working with schools to help teach about SuDS and engineering. Our first session was with the teachers of Torriano School in Camden.
Attended by Hailsham Town Mayor, Councillor Paul Holbrook, the event saw a celebration of all the hard work put into the redevelopment of the site.