Women in Engineering

Our employees share their experiences as engineers at Siemens Healthineers.

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Zoe Shepherd, CRM Manufacturing Manager

CRM Manufacturing Manager at Siemens Healthineers Llanberis, Zoe Shepherd, is responsible for managing the technical knowledge transfer of the Hybridoma, Infectious Disease and Molecular Biology departments from Los Angeles in the USA to Llanberis in Wales.  

Prior to her CRM Manufacturing Manager role, Zoe had originally participated in an internship at Siemens Healthineers Llanberis during the second year of her undergraduate degree. This is when and where Zoe realised that she wanted to pursue a career within the healthcare industry. 

"I completed my masters by research in Molecular Medicine and applied for a role within the new Critical Raw Materials team as a scientist," says Zoe. "Within 12 months I progressed into the role of CRM Manufacturing Manager, where I am now working in the areas of Hybridoma, Infectious Disease and Molecular Biology." 

Gabrielle King

Gabrielle King, Senior Change Manager

Following her apprenticeship in Berlin, Germany, Gabrielle started her position as Graduate Change Manager at Magnet Technology in 2017. Just a few years later, Gabrielle is now a Senior Change Manager. 

Gabrielle says that for her, there is no typical work day. "The great thing about managing your own projects is that you get to be there from the development of an idea, right through to implementation, working with every department in the business along the way." 

Discussing some of her work challenges, Gabrielle says: "What I find the most challenging, but at the same time rewarding, is bringing together a cross-functional team and aligning them on a core idea and strategy. All departments have differing requirements and opinions, so to have everybody in agreement with everyone’s needs taken into consideration is a great achievement." 

Rebekah O'Connell

Rebekah O'Connell, Systems Engineer

At the Siemens Healthineers Diagnostics Manufacturing facility in Swords Ireland, Rebekah O'Connell started her career at Siemens Healthineers as a graduate and now works as a Systems Engineer, which sees her draw upon her knowledge and problem-solving skills to  troubleshoot issues on a daily basis. 

"Having a base knowledge in your field of expertise is an essential starting point," explains Rebekah who graduated with a first class honours BEng degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering. "I am constantly challenged to push myself and expand my knowledge as the work I do is always changing and new problems arise for me to solve all the time. I am an electronic engineer, but have learned about fluidics, biochemistry, manufacturing and more and continue to expose myself to more areas as my career is developing."

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