Lennox engineers a way to inspire others
BT boss a shining light
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