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Equate Meet-Up: A Deep Dive into Careers in the Energy Sector

June 8 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Equate Meet-Up - energy sector

Join us on June 8, 2022, at 12 pm to hear directly from Industry experts in the Energy sector!

The rapid transformation occurring in energy is creating a window of opportunities and new career paths for women with STEM skills.

Whether you are already working in the industry, looking to return or transition – this event will bring some insights on how to navigate your career and position yourself in the current and future job market.

What to expect? Our guest speakers will share their career journey, thoughts on the evolution of the sector and the skills they see in high demand. They will also discuss opportunities for women in various STEM skills: from engineering to data, digital, and transferable skills.

By attending you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of the state of the market and opportunities available in the sector
  • Get direct insights from Equate partners and industry experts
  • Network and get ideas to plan your next career move

About our Industry experts:

Amanda Harvey, SSEN Transmission 

Amanda Harvey, Senior Performance Delivery Analyst, SSEN Transmission.  Amanda started out her career in Oil and Gas, working in a wide variety of roles, some being: Offshore Production Engineer on a FPSO in the middle of the sea, west of Shetland; Start-up Engineer on a new gas-condensate field; and Business Strategy Analyst, working closely with Senior Leadership.  After having her second child, she embarked on a four-year career break to focus on family life.  When she was ready to return to work, Amanda felt on the back-foot and couldn’t see a route back into industry, as Oil and Gas was no longer desirable to her.  She was fortunate to discover STEM Returners, however, which kick-started a new career in an exciting new sector: Electricity Transmission.  Amanda will share her story about finding your voice in a predominantly male environment and the challenges faced when returning to work part-time and flexibly after a career break.

SSEN Transmission

SSEN Transmission owns and operates the electricity transmission network in the north of Scotland, transporting energy from where it is generated to where it is needed, providing a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the communities it serves. Home to some of the UK’s greatest resources of renewable energy, SSEN Transmission is playing a critical role in the transition to a low carbon future, developing, building, maintaining, and operating a network for net zero.

Jenny Kenny, Subsea 7 

My name is Jenny Kenny and I am the UK field development group manager at Subsea 7.  I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little bit about myself.  I moved from Trinidad to study at Strathclyde university in Glasgow.  After graduating, my career started as a Wireline Engineer in Las Morochas Venezuela.  I then returned to Scotland after being awarded a Whitworth Scholarship and completed my MEng.  I was recruited by J P Kenny where I worked as a Pipeline design engineer for 8 years before moving to Subsea 7.  In 2020 I held the position President of the Whitworth Society, and my vision was to identify ways of encouraging more female applicants for the scholarship.  Throughout my career while working for various companies I’ve promoted the benefits from hiring trainee apprentices.  Another area I am enthusiastic about is working with the diversity & inclusion group at my current company to continue to develop and grow a diverse culture.  I would like to help raise the profile and encourage more females into STEM  (I’ve established links with Equate Scotland and secured a summer student internship and graduate placement position at Subsea 7, however due to the pandemic, unfortunately this has been put on hold)

Lisa Dougall, Subsea 7 

My name is Lisa Dougall and I currently work as Energy Transition Lead for the UK & Global IRM region at Subsea 7. I studied Business with Languages followed by Knowledge Management at University and started working at Subsea 7 in 2004 as their first Business Graduate, not really knowing what my career would hold. I spent time in various departments before landing in Sales & Marketing where I worked my way up to Tendering Manager before moving into my current role. I’m excited about the future and the role I hope I will play in driving Subsea 7 forward.

Subsea 7

Subsea 7 is a global leader in the delivery of offshore projects and services for the evolving energy industry. They create sustainable value through being the industry’s partner and employer of choice in delivering the efficient offshore solutions that the world needs.

Christine Currie, OPITO

Christine has been involved in developing skills programmes and influencing the policy agenda on energy skills and workforce issues, globally. She will share her experience in her role as OPITO’s Head of Skills Policy and why the organisation’s commitment to skills in energy, particularly as the industry transitions, is so important. One of Christine’s current key projects is delivering the Integrated People and Skills Strategy which drives the commitments of the North Sea Transition Deal and leads an integrated approach to supporting the offshore energy workforce as it transitions into broader energy sectors. She will provide some insights on current and future careers in Energy as well as networking tips and resources for women looking to enter or pursue their career in the Energy sector.


OPITO is the global, not-for-profit, skills and standards body for the energy industry. Across 50 countries, with up to 375,000 people being trained to OPITO Standards every year. OPITO work to develop a safe, skilled, and mobile workforce by driving global standards and qualifications, creating workforce development solutions and leading dialogue with industries and governments. OPITO is driving safety and competency improvements to benefit the industry and providing career pathways and training opportunities for the current workforce and the next generation.

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About Equate MeetUps

Equate Scotland MeetUps will bring together women studying, working, and looking for opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and the Built Environment. They are informal networking events, providing the opportunity to meet employers and other women in the industry, with the goal of providing an insight into Scotland’s STEM job market.