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Seven on the way up Zoe Hall

Recruitment profile

Zoe Hall joined Carl Bro in 2001.

Although her title is assistant engineer, and she works in the building team, Hall's degree was in geography.

She came to Carl Bro after completing a Masters that included a thesis on sustainable drainage. 'I liked the fact that, even though I wasn't from an engineering background, they were open enough to give me an opportunity, ' she says.

Initially Hall worked in the water division, mainly on flood alleviation projects, then moved into regeneration as the company started expanding its business in that direction. 'We mainly work for the regional development agencies in the regeneration of the Yorkshire coalfields, ' she explains. 'I'm working on projects I never thought I'd have the opportunity to do - like detailed drainage design and feasibility studies. Now I'm getting into flood management and flood risk assessment.

'As we build up the expertise it is going to offer exciting opportunities to get involved in new areas from the very beginning. I don't like to sit there and work on the same project for years. I like to take opportunities when they are there. There are a lot of opportunities at Carl Bro, but they are not going to be handed to me on a plate.'

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