What’s it like to be a Civil Engineering Graduate at Patrick Parsons?
28 October 2022
Civil Engineering Graduate, Oliver Tily, recently joined our Twickenham team. He shares what he is enjoying about his role, projects he is working on and what he is looking forward to achieving in his first year at Patrick Parsons.
Why did you choose to join Patrick Parsons?
I chose to join Patrick Parsons based on its friendly atmosphere, knowledgeable staff, and the company’s history of working on a range of different projects.
What are the best bits about your role?
The best thing about my role as a Civil Engineering Graduate at Patrick Parsons is that no two days are the same, I learn something new every day and I am constantly building upon my skill set.
What are the best things about working at Patrick Parsons?
The best things about working at Patrick Parsons are that everyone is very helpful, there is flexible/hybrid working and we get free Greggs every Wednesday!
How would you describe your time at Patrick Parsons so far?
Despite only being at Patrick Parsons for a month, my experience so far has been very enjoyable and constructive. Everyone is friendly and more than happy to help with any queries or difficulties I may have. The work, whilst at times challenging, is also very interesting and rewarding.
Have you received any training and what new skills have you learnt?
Since being at Patrick Parsons, I have greatly improved my skills within AutoCAD. I have also received both fire marshal and first aid training.
Can you tell us about some of the projects you have been working on?
During my first month at Patrick Parsons, I have undertaken a range of tasks on different projects. Currently, I am not fixed to any one project and instead, have been assisting colleagues on various projects. Despite working on mainly residential developments so far, the list of tasks I have undertaken has been wide-ranging, from mapping out road & pavement boundaries, to issuing conveyance plans and calculating invert levels for drainage.
How have you applied your university study into working life?
I have been able to apply a number of things learnt from my studies into my role as a Civil Engineering Graduate. For example whilst at university, I did my thesis on the design of sewer systems and sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS), which has helped give me an understanding of the work undertaken by Patrick Parsons.
What would you like to achieve in your first year at Patrick Parsons?
In my first year at Patrick Parsons I would like to achieve a greater understanding of the civil engineering design processes, whilst also continuing to enhance my CAD skills.
What would you say to another graduate considering joining Patrick Parsons?
I would say to another graduate considering joining Patrick Parsons to definitely go for it, they won’t regret it!