Fran Mockford

Senior Mechanical Engineer

“On graduating with my master's degree I joined IHC as a graduate engineer, and have been here ever since (nearly nine years). Throughout my time here, I have continuously learnt and developed, increasing my knowledge and experience. This led me to become ‘chartered’ in 2013.

“Currently, I am a Senior Mechanical Engineer and work in a team with other engineers. We design equipment for the offshore industries. In my time, this has included pipelay towers, pipelaying carousels, and subsea ploughs. All these pieces of equipment are used to place – of bury – pipes and cables on the seabed. The highlight of my career has been to lead a team in designing and delivering a 1,000t steel structure that will be pivotal in one of the largest pipelaying systems in the world.”