Alexandra Mather

Alexandra is a Graduate Civil Engineer working for WSP. Starting her career in the highways discipline for 18 months, Alexandra worked on a variety of projects in this time; ranging from design work, safety schemes and 2 internal secondments, before transferring into the bridges discipline.

Whilst in the Bridges team, Alexandra has completed varied inspection work and is currently assisting with the management of the delivery of a set of footbridge inspections and assessments; liaising with client and contractor representatives to deliver the scheme successfully. She has collaborated with environmental teams to deliver specimen drawings and completed minor structure costings for the A9 Dualling Scheme; one of Scotland’s largest infrastructure projects. She has also had involvement in successful bid winning for WSP; contributing to the team leading the successful win of the Highways England contract which aims to serve as a platform for strategic partnership with her company.

A keen advocate of the “pay it forward” culture, Alexandra volunteers as an e-Mentor for the University of Leeds and produces official video content for the scheme to encourage others to get involved. In 2020 she was selected to sit on the National Womens Engineering Society Early Careers Board. As a part of the committee she organises and promotes events aiming to improve diversity and inclusion in Engineering. Alexandra has successfully blogged about the societies efforts, with her blog about the events for ‘International Women in Engineering Day’ being published on the WES website and in the WES quarterly journal, ‘The Woman Engineer’.

Alexandra is keen to act as a role model for women in her industry – her work on the Womens Engineering Society Early Careers Board and the National Association for Women in Construction North East committee has provided her with the opportunity to promote her passions of both gender diversity in Engineering and the range of careers available.