This is Engineering Day: meet Natasha

After leaving school, Natasha Bacciarelli, 26, worked in a range of jobs, before gaining an MSc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Nottingham in 2017. She then joined National Grid as a Graduate Innovations Analyst in 2018. Here she tells us about her career as an engineer working in National Grid Ventures.

Young woman engineer with glasses smiling into camera
What’s your favourite thing about being an engineer?

Working at Grain LNG, the largest LNG (liquefied natural gas) importation terminal in Europe, I get to see first-hand how my work can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

What’s a typical day for you?

At present, a typical day involves looking into ways our pipes could transport hydrogen to deliver cleaner energy and supporting on other innovation projects, such as a pilot carbon capture plant.  All are technologies that could have a big impact on helping the UK achieve net zero.

How does your job help you to make an impact on the future?

I’m currently working on projects that focus on decarbonising the gas transmission network. It’s extremely important to use engineering skills as reaching net zero is a major and complex challenge.

What’s the best thing about being an engineer?

It allows me to be a creative problem solver.