Isobel Houghton – Senior Engineer, Atkins

Isobel Houghton - Senior Engineer, Atkins and Leaders Plus Fellow

Isobel Houghton is a Senior Engineer at Atkins (a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group), working in Energy and Power.

She leads a team of engineers delivering complex analysis work to support the continued safe operation of some of the UK’s power stations. Her outstanding technical work and commitment to diversity in science and engineering was recognised by being listed as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering in 2018.

Isobel works three days a week to balance her commitments to her family and her work. She actively encourages other women to choose careers in engineering and challenges employers to change their policies and practises to make engineering a more attractive career for women. Isobel mentors women within her own organisation to support their development.