UKCW 2019


Sally Walters

Sally Walters

Associate Director, Pell Frischmann

Having been surrounded by Engineering since her earliest memory, Sally joined the Engineering sector in 2002 after studying for an MEng in Civil Engineering at the University of Nottingham. Sally has worked as a Civil Engineer for over 15 years, starting her Engineering career as a Graduate Site Engineer with Costain Ltd before moving into Engineering Research with Exeter University and SWW, finally joining Pell Frischmann Engineering Consultants in 2006.

Since joining PF, Sally has discovered her true passion for Engineering. Sally loves investigating problems and designing the solutions! In her current role, Sally manage a diverse portfolio of projects from multi-million-pound sewage treatment upgrades, utilising the latest innovative technologies, to leading Integrated Urban Drainage Programmes with multiple stakeholders. Sally regularly works with Contracting partners to deliver large programmes of work for South West Water, including the revised Bathing Waters and Shellfish programmes, gaining respect from Client and Contractor colleagues alike.

Sally’s passion for Engineering is evident in her work and in her belief that Engineering is an accessible career with opportunities for everyone. She is committed to promoting Engineering as a career for all, and acts as a positive role model for anyone in the Engineering sector. Sally is an Institution of Civil Engineers, Supervising Civil Engineer and Delegated Engineer. She acts as a Mentor for Plymouth University students and frequently acts as a guest lecturer to Exeter University. Sally is keen on public speaking and relishes the challenges of speaking on Diversity and Inclusion in Engineering but also promoting Engineering and development opportunities with Engineers without Borders (EWB) and RedR UK. Sally has been an Honorary member of RedR and Trustee for over 6 years, and is coordinator for the RedR South West group.

Sally have been acting as a positive role model for over 10 years, initially as an ICE President’s Apprentice (now Future Leaders Scheme) in 2006/2007, then as the IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year in 2009/2010, and more recently as a finalist in the European WICE Best Woman Civil Engineer Awards.

Sally is excited to be a UK Construction Week Role Model and to have the opportunity to act as a positive role model for men and women in the Construction Industry. Sally is keen to highlight that being an Engineer, even working in wastewater engineering really can be exciting and rewarding!


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