Law Ka Wing, Natalie (BEng Energy Science and Engineering)

1. Can you explain your current job nature?

I am working at WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff as an Assistant Engineer in the Railway Infrastructure Team. We have a diverse project base in Asia, especially in Singapore and Malaysia. Recently, we focus on providing line wide consultancy services to the development of Light Rail Transit Line 3 (LRT3) in Kuala Lumpur, to be commissioned in 2020. We provide consultancies to our clients on the various aspects of the railway systems, including rolling stock, signaling and train control system, telecommunication, track work, depot equipment, power supply and distribution system, automatic fare control, etc., and their integrations.

As an Independent Safety Assessor to evaluate the midlife upgrade of certain trains in Singapore, we work with our clients to assess the audit reports prepared by the contractors, as well as assessing the SRE in safety assurance, software and carbody, etc.

2. Given your current experience, how have your studies at the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) helped you so far in your career?

In general, SEE trains students in the various aspects of Energy-related fields. I found great interest in green transportation as well as the relevant topics on low carbon emission and energy utilization. Such knowledge provided me with an upper hand when working in railway system, which is one of the most environmental-friendly transportation modes in the modern world.

3. How did your studies at the School of Energy and Environment (SEE) provide you with a unique advantage compared to your other Engineering colleagues?

As a graduate in BEng in Energy and Environment, I am trained in smart energy utilization, a skill set that is increasingly indispensible in various engineering projects. I am able to provide practical and sustainable solutions to energy efficiencies and conservation.

4. Looking back, what aspects of the University life provided by the School have the largest impact on your development so far?

Overseas exchange and internship opportunities! Classroom lectures are insufficient for a student’s holistic development. Courses in SEE offer out-of-classroom and interactive learning opportunities to students to develop technical and interpersonal soft skills. In particular, I benefited from the whole person development at SEE that further shaped my ability to be an independent thinker and a future leader.

5. What would be your advice to junior students currently enrolled or will be enrolling in the School of Energy and Environment?

Junior students are encouraged to capitalize on valuable internship opportunities, study tours, overseas exchange experiences to widen their horizons. They should also participate in extra-curricular activities as an early training to be all-round engineers.