27th February 2019

Ewa Ambrosius engineers herself an award-winning career

Becoming chartered is a worthwhile goal for any engineer. The letters that follow a chartered engineer’s name are a sign of commitment, capability and professionalism. An international qualification, it is given only to those who demonstrate the right knowledge, skills and attitude.

Thomasons’ Associate Ewa Ambrosius recently became chartered, a significant milestone in her 14 year career.

The process starts with having an accredited degree. In Ewa’s case, an MSc (Eng) in Civil and Structural Engineering. This is followed by a few years of work experience. Ewa went down the approved training route through Thomasons. The final step involves submitting a project report, which covers all the attributes of a chartered engineer, an interview and written exam.

Ewa undertook her studying and preparations while holding an associate position – a serious balancing act, but her dedication hasn’t gone unrecognised.

The high quality of Ewa’s written exercise led to her being nominated for the Renee Redfern Hunt Memorial Medal. Additionally, she has been shortlisted to represent the Institution of Civil Engineers for the Karen Burt Award, awarded annually to a female engineer of a high calibre, who has newly attained chartered status.

Ewa comments on achieving chartered status: “I have a great feeling of fulfilment. This is a major milestone in my career, verifying the knowledge and experience I’ve gained over the course of my professional life.”

Having worked with Ewa as a supervising engineer, Director Fraser Robb says: “It is great to see Ewa achieve the professional recognition she deserves for all her hard work and commitment to the industry. Ewa spends a considerable amount of her time promoting both the engineering profession to students and women in engineering.”

To read our last Year of Engineering article on ‘Shaping the Future’, click here.