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Julie Phelps

Calcinotto Limited, Principal Engineer and Business Development Manager

Julie Phelps is a Principal Engineer and Business Development Manager at a firm of consulting civil and structural engineers, based in Poole, Dorset. Together with managing multi-million pound projects ranging from healthcare and education in the public sector to offices and business parks with commercial developers, she works alongside the directors to forge new business relationships, secure future work and raise the profile of the company. Having started her career with a Main Contractor on such major construction sites as the Second Severn Crossing near Bristol and the Jubilee Line Extension at Waterloo Station in London, she gained her professional qualifications at 25 and then switched to consulting, having now spent 25 years in that discipline.

At Calcinotto Limited, Julie has been allowed the relative freedom to manage her own time and switch between project-led work and business development, providing a varied and interesting working environment. Being historically the only female in the office or around the table at a meeting in the early years of her career, it has been inspiring to see more women over recent years finding their way in the construction and property sector, providing a much needed balance in industry that up until now has been male dominated.

Julie has fitted her career around being a mother to two children who, now that they are teenagers, keep her busy with their sailing, mountain biking and footballing pursuits. Maintaining a healthy work-life balance is important to Julie and she enjoys nothing more than an energetic game of tennis, a long walk with her working cocker spaniel or catching up with friends for chat and a gin and tonic or two!