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Kate Francis

Kate is a graduate engineer who has been pleasantly surprised by the breadth and depth of experience she has already gained at Arcadis: “I have been fortunate enough to work on a diverse range of projects, including suburban residential developments, transport projects and high-rise inner-city apartment blocks.”

“Arcadis is the natural home for motivated graduates.”

“I am excited to continue my professional development with Arcadis and am now working towards a project management role. Arcadis is proactive in preparing young engineers for future management roles through a variety of professional development programs. The one I am most excited about is Global Shapers, which allows graduates to gain extensive professional experience across a diverse range of industry sectors.”

What do you love about working at Arcadis?
“It’s great to work within such a highly motivated and talented team. My colleagues have vast industry experience and help me to develop my engineering skills every day.”

How does Arcadis help your professional development?
“As a graduate engineer, we have direct contact with clients and are charged with championing client relationships right from the start. Arcadis trains, guides and mentors its young engineers, and gives them opportunities to lead projects early.”

How do you see the Arcadis values coming to life?
“I am a strong believer in women working in engineering roles, so I am delighted to be part of a company that champions and encourages diverse work teams to deliver the best results for our clients.”

What are the 3 favorite projects you have worked on?

1. Civil engineering in the residential subdivision
“I was on the civil design and engineering team for this 200+ lot residential subdivision in a growing area on the city fringe.”

2. A high-rise residential project
“I was the lead civil engineer and development approvals coordinator for a high-rise residential development project.”

3. A water treatment plant
“I completed the monthly independent verification to confirm the works being carried out were according to plan. “