As we continue to raise awareness of our people during Black History Month, here we introduce Mimi-Isabella Nwosu, an Assistant Materials Engineer based in London.
Her role involves reviewing material and concrete specifications for various national projects, ensuring they meet client specification, standards, testing requirements and sustainability objectives.
“I have been interested in construction materials for as long as I can remember! I enjoy my role because it allows me to be exposed to all areas of the design and construction processes” says Mimi-Isabella.
Each project she has been involved with has been different allowing for various opportunities to learn and grow professionally.
She is driven by knowing she is contributing to a more sustainable future and being a role model for other potential BAME Engineers. Her goal is to inspire, even if it is just one person.
Speaking of which, Mimi-Isabella has recently been awarded the role of ambassador at London Build Expo, a construction and design show held at Olympia next month (27-28 November). She considers herself a huge advocate for diversity and inclusion and is passionate about the construction industry.
She said: “I was contacted on LinkedIn by the London Build Expo team; I was so happy they had asked me to be a Diversity in Construction Ambassador! It aligns well with my values and I am grateful for the opportunity, especially as I will be representing Sir Robert McAlpine showing our drive for diversity and inclusion across the business.”
Mimi-Isabella is also a member of our BAME Affinity network which was set up earlier this year. Commenting on her aspirations for the group, Mimi-Isabella said:
“I would like the affinity group to have more visibility within the organisation and to be able to act on the objectives (long, medium and short term). People from African and Caribbean descent are often unrepresented in construction and I look forward to being able to show BAME individuals there is a place for us within this industry.”
She would also like to showcase through the BAME affinity group the importance of cultural diversity within the organisation including sharing fresh ideas, new talent and challenging the status quo.
Although only having been with the company since June 2019, Mimi-Isabella regards her job offer as one of her year highlights as she had always been interested in Construction Materials. “I’m so happy to be employed by a renowned construction company, who cares about their employees, have ethos and values aligned with my own and have great projects contributing to British heritage” says Mimi-Isabella.
As our 150th anniversary year draws to a close, Mimi-Isabella has enjoyed being a part of it, witnessing the changes, being involved in numerous projects to help expand her knowledge and of course the celebrations that took place last month.