Christine Orton, Morrison Hershfield Limited

Why did you choose to go into consulting?

I chose consulting because it has different types of work and roles involved and Morrison Hershfield has allowed me to discover many of them.

Tell us about your job. What do you do?

At Morrison Hershfield I have many different roles, some of my tasks include mechanical HVAC and plumbing design, project coordination, fire spray testing and building condition assessments.

How does your work affect people’s lives, the environment and the world around us?

My work affects people’s lives because buildings are needed for housing, offices, water plants and fisheries. My team is essential in ensuring that a building is designed properly, runs well and is constructable.

What skills and personal qualities have been instrumental in the success you have achieved in consulting?

The skills most important for me have been teamwork and communication.

What advice would you give a young person who was considering consulting engineering as a future area of expertise?

Find a good company that is willing to teach you and will allow you to try many different avenues until you figure out what you like.



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