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Morgane is a structural wood engineer

Portrait of Morgane Thebault who tells us about her first job after graduating from ESB with an engineering degree in wood construction.

What is your journey from student to working engineer?

Following my internship, I was hired by ICM Structure, a design office specialised in mixed constructions and in particular wood, which is part of the AIA life designers group.

I am based in Bordeaux where I work as a Structural Wood Engineer. I discovered working in a design office during this last student experience and I really enjoyed the diversity of the missions.

What are the tasks of a structural timber engineer?

I work in a multidisciplinary team of engineers, with specialists in structures but also in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, fluids, electricity, etc.

We support companies and architects in the design and construction of buildings.

I contribute to the dimensioning of the wooden structures so that the buildings we work on are stable over time.

I also sometimes carry out diagnostics on old buildings, degraded or not, in order to facilitate their rehabilitation.

What skills do I need for this job of structural wood engineer?

It is a job that requires a capacity for exchange but also discipline and rigour.

I was lucky enough to be able to cultivate these qualities during my studies at the École Supérieure du Bois, through the projects and the various internships I did.

Published on 13-May-2019