Jodie Calvesbert

Jodie Calvesbert

Civil Engineering Technician

Jodie's job title is Civil Engineer Apprentice at FM Conway

What I do

I came in as a Civil Engineer straight from school. I’ve tried a bit of everything, but I am currently focused on quantity surveying. It is a fast-paced working environment, and we are reactive, so every day is different.

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How I became a technician

A typical day in my
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What I love most about my job

I like being busy and this job is very fast paced – I'm constantly dealing with new challenges. We had a flood on one of our sites the other day and seeing how they deal with it is really interesting – what processes are required and what documentation has to be done.

We are implementing lots of new technologies right now, like augmented reality (AR). When we’re not on site we use AR to see the site and we can layer our designs onto it. Also, if someone is on site, you can connect up to see what they are actually seeing. I love using all this new technology.

The best bits about working in a team

Back in June, I attended an awards ceremony. I spoke about my experience of being a girl on-site. It was a big thing for me as I was in a room full of people who have been in the industry for a very long time. I had a lot of good feedback from it and it was good to share my experience of what FM Conway has done for me. I have done so much networking and have been invited to do podcasts, so I have had a lot of opportunities.

The next steps in my career journey

I would like to become a chartered surveyor in the future.

The advice I'd give to
someone younger

Don’t stress. People who are looking at apprenticeships need practical skills, not just qualifications. Be yourself and something will come your way! Go for any opportunity – everything you do takes you somewhere.

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