Placement in Microsoft, placement in the national renewable energy laboratory Colorado , EirGrid (to date)
Graduate electrical engineer
I am an electrical engineer.
I connect generation and demand customers to the electrical grid. A Generation customer could be a wind farm. A demand customer could be data centre. We also ensure that everyone on the island of Ireland has enough electricity at any time to live their lives.
My Typical Day
I work in an office. I run a computer program which checks for any problems on the electrical lines that connect to your home.
What I'd do with the money
Organise a tour for primary school children to understand a day in the life of electrical engineer.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Enthusiastic , motivated and hard-working
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
I travelled to Brussels to meet other engineers with similar jobs and compare the differences between electricity systems across Europe.
What or who inspired you to become an engineer?
My maths teacher in secondary school
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Yes for talking in French class
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
Cycle to the grand canyon
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Health, happiness and to meet Beyonce
Tell us a joke.
Q: Why was 6 afraid of 7? A: Because 7, 8, 9.