Len­nox en­gi­neers a way to inspire oth­ers

BT boss a shin­ing light

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

A fe­male en­gi­neer who grew up in Burn­side has been held up as an in­spi­ra­tion to oth­ers.

Len­nox Davies, 45, is a se­nior project man­ager in BT’s tech­nol­ogy di­vi­sion, cur­rently work­ing on the in­te­gra­tion of tech­ni­cal de­liv­ery pro­cesses for BT and EE.

She and sev­eral other fe­male en­gi­neers were high­lighted last week by BT to co­in­cide with In­ter­na­tional Women in En­gi­neer­ing Day on Fri­day, June 23.

The day is or­gan­ised by the Women’s En­gi­neer­ing So­ci­ety to raise the pro­file of women in en­gi­neer­ing and high­light amaz­ing ca­reers in en­gi­neer­ing and tech­ni­cal roles for girls.

Len­nox joined BT after grad­u­at­ing from Glas­gow Univer­sity – and in a var­ied ca­reer once spent two weeks work­ing on board a Boe­ing 747 in Sin­ga­pore air­port help­ing to de­liver an in­flight en­ter­tain­ment sys­tem.

She has been in­volved in the de­vel­op­ment of ev­ery­thing from BT Wi-fi iOS and An­droid apps to sys­tems used to di­ag­nose faults and as­sist op­er­a­tors han­dling 999 calls.

Len­nox said: “I didn’t choose a ca­reer in en­gi­neer­ing – it chose me. I had planned to do some­thing with maths and pos­si­bly statis­tics.

“I took com­put­ing sci­ence as my third sub­ject at univer­sity – but en­joyed it so much that I ended up tak­ing my de­gree in com­put­ing sci­ence.

“No two days are ex­actly the same, but most in­volve col­lab­o­ra­tion with peo­ple in var­i­ous parts of the world, and I can also ex­pect to be spend­ing time each day prob­lem solv­ing.

“The size and ge­o­graph­i­cal dis­per­sity of our vir­tual teams is one of the main chal­lenges, but col­lab­o­ra­tive tech­nol­ogy helps.”

In­spi­ra­tion Len­nox Davies wants to raise the pro­file of women in en­gi­neer­ing

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