The IET Young Woman Engineer of the Year Awards

This prestigious award honours the very best early career female engineers working in the UK today

10 December 2014 | London, UK

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Kelly Walker
Combustion Engineer
E.ON New Build & Technology


Kelly has a passionate belief for green energy, coupled with a desire to raise the profile of sustainability. At the age of 14, when she first discovered the phenomena of rainforest deforestation and finite energy resources she aspired to 'save the world' and experienced work placements in Conservation and the Environment Agency.

Her enthusiasm for cleaner and efficient energy combined with her dynamic and pro-active attitude allows her to make a difference every day through engineering; engaging in the security of energy supply and acting at the forefront of new biomass technologies.

Kelly’s current role within E.ON places her in a highly visible position in a pan-European team of engineers working alongside academia. She is responsible for the provision of both specialist and general technical consultancy to the E.ON coal and oil power stations throughout Europe and has several years experience specialising in Low NOx systems and biomass co-firing. Having worked previously for a supplier and now as an owners engineer, she has excelled in the variety of the role; from engineering design and safety audits, to plant optimisation and performance testing.

Currently an Associate Member of the IMechE, she is working towards Chartered Engineer status. Kelly has a MEng 1st Class from Leeds University, and when work and travel commitments are less frequent she enjoys horse-riding, photography and competing in triathlons.

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