Sarah Marsden - Project Engineer, Northern Powergrid.

Sarah, who lives in Durham, won the Rising Stars Power Graduate of the Year at the latest National Skills Academy: ‘People in Power’ Awards.

What path did you use to get to the position you hold today?

I joined Northern Powergrid in 2015 after graduating with a Masters in Engineering from Durham University. I am currently a Project Engineer working on New Connections based at Northern Powergrid’s Shiremoor office.

What attracted you to join the energy and utilities sector?

My interest in engineering started in sixth form. I was influenced by my dad who has worked in the industry for more than 40 years. He now helps train future generations at Northern Powergrid.  I hope that by working in the industry and sharing my story, I can inspire others from differing backgrounds to consider taking STEM subjects and pursuing a career in an exciting, evolving sector with lots of different career opportunities.

“Sarah is an asset to Northern Powergrid and the wider energy industry. Her commitment to encouraging and helping others start and build a career in engineering is inspiring and Northern Powergrid is incredibly proud of her.”

What’s your proudest achievement?

Winning the Rising Stars Power Graduate of the Year at the latest National Skills Academy: ‘People in Power’ Awards. I secured the award after demonstrating dedication and passion for engineering.

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