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MEP Awards 2017: Neha Nikhat wins Young Engineer of the Year

Desire to excel from a young age drove young Nikhat to hit heights early on, as she looks to progress career with Atkins

Neha Nikhat.
Neha Nikhat.

Atkins' graduate electrical engineer Neha Nikhat won the coveted Young Engineer of the Year award for her involvement in projects such as the Riyadh Metro in Saudi Arabia.

Nikhat was responsible for developing highly versatile systems for the Riyadh Metro project that can be implemented for other major rail projects across the world.

“The advice to young engineers is not to be afraid to take on challenges, it’s going to take you a long way in your career. It’s important to be very flexible in whatever that’s given to you. At the end of the day, work hard in silence, let success be your noise,” Nikhat said after winning the award.

She supported the MEP design development in line with customer requirements for reliability, availability, maintainability and safety.

With successful implementation of technical assurance from concept design, she supported the organisation to achieve 100% compliance with customer requirements.

She has also been active in helping develop those around her, having led workshops to train design teams, including senior design engineers to MEP design.

“Atkins provides a great platform for young engineers, it has a graduate programme and the best part is the amount of responsibility it gives young engineers early on in their career,” an elated Nikhat expressed.

As a result, engineers have benefitted in understanding best design, safety and assurance practices.

Click here for the complete list of winners.

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