Create the Future: An Engineering Podcast / Systems Engineering: Towards Net Zero

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Susan McDonald is an award-winning mechanical and electrical engineer with over 10 years’ experience in overseeing major programmes in the power, utilities and renewables sector. Having previously led on the coordination of 12 offshore wind projects, Susan recently took a career break to help reimagine at-home COVID tests. She now applies her broad engineering and industry experience to help clients shape their net zero strategies.


In this episode of the Create the Future podcast, Susan tells us about her net zero mission and what it takes to design renewable energy solutions. We hear about her recent award-winning work to make COVID-19 testing fair and inclusive, discuss what it means to be a “human engineer”, and—being from a family of engineers herself—the importance of role models.


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