As we celebrate Women In Engineering Day 2022, meet Tendai Mugumbate, a Quantity Surveyor at WSP.
1. Why did you choose this career path?
I chose this career path because I was always really fascinated by buildings and infrastructure. I wondered how I could contribute and leave my mark on the world in the same way that buildings and infrastructure did.
2. What did you study in school/university?
At School/College I studied Media / History / Philosophy and Ethics and Business. I then went to university to study for my BA in History and after a few years out of university, I went back and completed my Master (MSc) in Quantity Surveying.
3. What certifications are associated with your career?
Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (Quantity Surveying Route and Project Management Route) Association of Project Management
4. What advice do you have for someone looking to pursue this career path?
I would advise you to reach out to other quantity surveyors and speak to them about their experiences and routes into the industry. In the day and age of Udemy and online courses, there are so many avenues that can give you information on what it is that quantity surveyors do, what to expect from the role and some of the key activities you can be getting involved in. Quantity Surveying is such a multifaceted career path, no doubt you won't be shy of things that you will love doing.