Name: John Laverick
Qualifications: CEng, FICE, MIStructE, FIMgt
Company: British Waterways
Current job: Kennet and Avon Canal Partnership Project project manager
Best thing about the current job: Definitely the variety. The engineering problems and solutions, and the people I deal with
... and the worst: Not being able to demonstrate the bigger picture to the complaining public
What is the most useful lesson you have learnt as an engineer? To work with the forces of nature rather than against them
Anything else: I own a steamboat which I take out as often as I can - on the canals. This means I can see the results of our work from the customers' point of view!