Áine O'Shea is an environmental scientist in our Dublin office. With her Bachelor of Science in Environmental and Natural Resource Management and her work as amarine scientist, she has extensive knowledge of biological water monitoring. With her practical experience with quality instruments such as CTDs, turbidity and pH sensors, she has much in common with our engineers. She also has the National Powerboat Certificate so she can support us on the water as well as on the ground. Áine also has experience in providing environmental oversight and ongoing review of performance of the Dublin Waste To Energy facility. The performance of the facility is compared with best practice and all statutory requirements and licenses. Typical environmental issues at a waste to energy facility like this include impacts on protected bird species and potential groundwater and surface water contamination. Operational environmental issues include dust, noise and air quality.
Why CDM Smith? The huge variety of work and projects available in CDM Smith. I work on many interesting projects in CDM Smith which results in keeping me enthusiastic and excited about work.
What’s something you enjoy doing on your day off? Going for a long walk somewhere in nature! Woodland or by the sea.
Which project do you particularly like to remember and why? DWTE – being immersed on a project from the beginning was a great way to learn, and also satisfying to see the project grow into the facility it is today.
What large project would you like to work with? A District Heating Project – to better understand the process, and to be involved in a worthwhile energy recovery project.
In your view, what is the added value of CDM Smith for our customers? Attention to detail, commitment to a project and delivering quality results.