The Pathway to My Career: Danni Patrick – Asset Design Manager, BUUK Infrastructure
Engineering is about creativity and problem solving and not every role needs to be technical. Studying an engineering subject at university will help to secure a place on a Graduate scheme and assist with you becoming a Chartered Engineer down the line. However, there are several different opportunities available to you and you do not always need to take the most direct route to get where you want to be.
Danni Patrick – Asset Design Manager
After completing college and awaiting acceptance to university to study Probation, Danni joined the business as a temp in July 1999 to gain some further work experience in a completely different work environment. Danni was then offered a permanent role by the business as a Home Moving Assistant with GSC, “Gas Supply Company” which she accepted.
Working and building a career in the utilities industry was not an area that Danni had ever considered and was in complete contrast to her original career path, and she has gained knowledge through working in several different areas of the business.
Progressing to a role as a Designer in 2005, the business supported her completion of an FdSc in Civil Engineering and qualifications in ILM Management. A supervisory role followed before Danni changed jobs and joined our Construction department as an Office Manager. The role consisted of people management, managing a budget, scheduling of work, procurement, records management, systems development, and employee training, along with the responsibility of over 80 employees.
Danni is currently working as an Asset Design Manager and has gained Management qualifications ILM Level 3 & 5 and in 2020 began the final years of the BSc Hons Civil Engineering qualification. On completion of this the next step will be to gain IEng.
She believes that the key factor to her success is having the courage to pursue your goals, being determined, driven, open to change and keen to continue to learn and develop throughout your career.
Danni believes that the best thing about working for BUUK is its culture of being cutting edge and progressive, resulting in its success and growth that in turn offers a wealth of opportunities for its employees; along with understanding the importance of the welfare of its employees and maintaining that family feel.
BUUK Infrastructure is the leading independent provider of last-mile utility networks and our businesses design, construct, own and operate utility infrastructure networks throughout England, Wales, and Scotland. We provide traditional and next generation utility infrastructure solutions in Heat, Electricity, Gigabit Fibre, Water & Wastewater and Gas.
We have been recognised as a Great Place to Work® for the fourth year running, along with a Great Place to Work® for Women in 2021, and value the vital role everyone plays towards the growth and continued success of our business. Our people are our greatest assets, and we are proud of the passion and commitment shown by every member of our hard-working team.