Billie is a Hardware Engineering Technician at BAE Systems. She joined the company in 2017 via their Apprenticeship scheme after a last-minute decision against attending University. She has worked on a number of different projects within a number of disciplines across a wide range of stages, from research and development through to support and lifecycle management. With a passion for problem solving, Billie now works within Obsolescence Management and Solutions whereby she works with a number of projects to minimise and mitigate the risks that obsolescence (discontinuation) can cause, and provide suitable circuit solutions where replaceable alternatives cannot be found.
In 2019, following some of her work as a STEM Ambassador and her passion for celebrating the benefits of Engineering with all, particularly young girls and women, Billie was named as one of the Top 50 Women in Engineering by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES), shortly followed by Top 100 Most Influential Women Leaders in Engineering by Inclusive Boards and Financial Times. Representing both herself and her company, Billie is a keen public speaker and engager, and regularly attends meetings, conferences and events to share her love for the industry and build her network of incredible women in Engineering.