Event – A career in Engineering: The challenges of the profession in industry and government

We are pleased to announce that Craig Lucas will be giving a talk entitled: A career in Engineering: The challenges of the profession in industry and government

Date: Monday 25th April
Time: 16.45-18.00
Venue: Mappin Hall, Sir Frederick Mappin Building, Mapping Street
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Abstract:
Craig’s perspectives and experiences in using his engineering background in government; what it means to be a chartered engineer as a profession; and how this expertise can inform decisions for the Government’s energy innovation priorities.

Biography:
Craig Lucas is Acting Director of Science and Innovation for the Department of Energy and Climate Change.  The role includes management of the central team of engineers and scientists providing support to all DECC programmes, development of the policy framework for energy sector innovation, and oversight of the department’s science and innovation programmes and central budgets.  He also represents DECC on the board of the Energy Technologies Institute.

Craig is a chartered electrical engineer by profession, and prior to joining DECC he has over 20 years’ experience, mostly in the energy industry, but also in rail and telecoms, in power systems design, engineering management, R&D management, and business development roles, working for both large organisations and SMEs.  He also has a range of experience in energy consultancy outside the UK.  He holds a first degree from the University of Sheffield, a Masters from the University of Strathclyde, and is a Fellow of the IET, and a member of their Energy Policy Panel.

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