We are proud to celebrate the success of Tom Elbourne, who recently reached the milestone of working five years with Jomas Associates. He is a star member of our team, having progressed impressively with the company during the course of his career with us. A fellow of the Geological Society, we are immensely proud that Tom is now working towards accreditation as a Chartered Geologist.
What originally sparked your interest in becoming an Engineer?
I chose to study a fairly specific degree (Environmental Geoscience) as it combined my interest in science, geography and geology. Having completed my university studies I really wanted to put my degree to good use rather than get a generic “grad job”.
Tell us a bit about your background and how you came to be part of the team at Jomas Associates?
I was working as a labourer on building sites for a few months after finishing university and applying for a graduate role. I knew this job really suited my qualifications and was just what I was looking for, so much so that I chased up my application for an interview.
What is your current role?
I am a Geo-Environmental Engineer. I work primarily on contaminated land projects, but I also undertake basic geotechnical interpretation and design. I produce proposals and other documentation, but the majority of my time is spent focused on contaminated land projects.
What do you like most about your job?
I take on a lot more of the specialised contamination reports, as I particularly enjoy working on these. Recently I have been working on projects that include controlled waters and vapour detailed quantitative risk assessments, which I have really enjoyed.
What do you like most about working at Jomas Associates?
The exposure to a wide variety of sites and working with a fast growing company. I don’t think that after 5 years working at many other places I would have gained so much variety from my role, and I wouldn’t have been encouraged to so actively expand my skill set.