I’m Chloe Agg (nee Richards), and I’m a Building Services Engineer for the Process Engineering company WSP CEL.
I design air conditioning & piped services like steam, hot & cold water and compressed air for the pharmaceutical factories where medication such as flu vaccinations that help keep vulnerable young and elderly people alive through winter is made. It’s my job to make sure the environment is clean enough for the vaccine to be made safely, and that the vaccine is sufficiently contained not to give everyone outside the flu!
I also work in food & consumer, chemicals and energy. A few highlights of my career so far have been; working on the pilot plant where the official Queen’s chocolate is made, flying to France to see chewing-gum being made, and designing the ventilation in whiskey distilleries to make sure the place doesn’t explode!
Last but not least I’m one of the women on the “Ingenious Women” project being run by the UKRC and funded by the Royal Academy of Engineering so I’m doing everything I can to promote women in engineering in order to inspire more young people to choose a career in engineering…from school visits to twitter, and blogging to radio interviews. Get in touch if you’d like to know more.