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Matt Murrell, 27, assistant engineer, Swindon

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'I've just started working on site, supervising construction of the Docklands Light Railway Extension to City Airport (bottom left). I am a member of the design team working to ensure the project is built in accordance with the design and specifications. Now we're on site we are completely integrated with the contractor, Amec.

You have to develop the relationship, but I think teamwork is essential to the quality of the work that's being done. You can tell that the relationship is working well by the help Amec has given with my graduate training. They have helped me with my training objectives.

In terms of who's in the Halcrow team, that depends what's happening.

If I have a particular problem I'll talk to an expert from somewhere else in the company. People are always willing to help out.

I enjoy working in a team, but I also like doing things on my own - for example I am allowed to deal with Amec myself. Being given that trust by my project manager has increased my confidence. My confidence in dealing with other people has definitely grown since I went on site.

I joined Halcrow because of the opportunities for working on prestigious bridge projects, and when I started, I was involved in the Medway Viaduct on the Channel Tunnel Rail Link (bottom right). I have also been to Egypt for two months helping with the project handover of the El Ferdan bridge across the Suez Canal. That was a very big experience for me - going away by myself and living in a different country.'

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