Jaz Rabadia MBE has been chosen to feature in a national campaign showcasing how engineers are at the heart of solutions to achieve net zero by 2050.
The energy manager has worked alongside various businesses to lower their carbon footprint, and is just 1of 3 engineers from across the UK handpicked to showcase their stories of being a net zero hero to celebrate Tomorrow’s Engineers Week 2021 (8 to 12 November).
Explaining why she chose a career in engineering, Jaz said:
“When deciding about what I should study at university, I researched engineering and I realised how important it is in making a difference to the world and to bettering people's lives. I knew then that, by studying engineering, I could help make a difference.
“I think subconsciously I was always destined to be an engineer. It’s my creativity, it’s my interest in how things work, it’s my problem-solving skills, it’s the ability to work in teams, its all the things that make working in engineering so fun.
“Over the years I have helped a handful of recognisable brands address their energy consumption, their waste and recycling practices, and ultimately helping them to minimise the amount of resources that they are using.”
Dr Hilary Leevers, CEO at EngineeringUK, commented:
“The engineering community is already working to pay back the planet with solutions to address a host of problems, such as how to generate affordable and sustainable energy, to shaping the farms and cities of the future.
“But we also need to focus on the next and future generations - allowing them the space to be creative and equipping them with the technical skills to bring innovative solutions to life. And they are up for the challenge, they are optimistic about what can be achieved in the future, and passionate about improving the world they live in.”
Further highlights of the Week include the first Tomorrow’s Engineers Week Schools COP where students around the country are coming together to discuss the importance of achieving net zero and how engineers behind technological and scientific breakthroughs will be at the heart of the world’s response to climate change in the coming years.