Katie Burnell

Katie joined Amey in 2011 as a graduate and she now leads their Amey Consulting Highways Design Team in Birmingham.

Her team of c. 100 technical professionals deliver civil engineering projects across the UK and overseas, specialising in highway civils, structural civils and project management of major highway improvement projects.

Katie has a demonstrated history in leadership, programme management and change management within the highways industry and within civil engineering consultancy and has recently achieved her PG Cert in Leadership in the Roads Sector and her CMI Chartered Manager status.

Katie is committed and passionate about encouraging and inspiring talent into STEM related careers and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of professionals. For the past 18 months Katie has held a place on the Highways England/Coventry University Roads Academy Programme as an Advisory Board member helping to shape and influence the programme and ultimately shape the emerging and future leaders of the Highways Industry.

Katie is passionate about the development of those around her and has introduced an Account level mentoring and training programme to expand the skillset and professional development of her teams, focussed on growing talent. She has established, introduced and delivered a communications strategy that is business leading improving employee engagement scores year on year.

Additionally, Katie is also committed to supporting her community and volunteers at the Birmingham Central Foodbank to support those in their time of need.