Amanda is Head of Carbon and Circular Economy in Jacobs’ Water Europe business. She has worked in the water sector since 2002 – initially in Australia and since 2007 in the United Kingdom and Europe – based in Edinburgh, Scotland.
A chartered chemical engineer, Amanda leads a process engineering team of 50 working across European and global projects in the design, construction and commissioning of water process projects across the urban water cycle. With a background in sustainability and circular economy, and passion to see climate action at the pace required, Amanda has pivoted her focus to lead on strategic and practical work supporting water sector work globally in the areas of process emissions and carbon assessment.
Her work seeks to highlight links with emissions reduction, transition beyond endless materials, emissions and GDP growth to the new circular economic thinking and models required. In water, this requires focus on circular economy and resource recovery – and delivering holistic solutions across the urban water cycle within planetary boundaries.
Amanda currently leads an International Water Association sub-group on GHG monitoring within their Climate Smart Utilities programme and is a Learned Society Committee member within the Institution of Chemical Engineers and on the Water Special Interest Group within IChemE.
Amanda graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a first class honours degree in Environmental Engineering and went on to complete a B.Sc. in Science, a Masters in Water and Wastewater Treatment with the University of New South Wales, and post-graduate studies with the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science in Dundee, Scotland. Before joining Jacobs, Amanda worked for engineering consultants in Australia and in the UK.
Tuesday 9th May, 16:00 – 17:30: Carbon in Procurement