A Day in the life of Esther Dudek
18 May 2021
My name is Esther Dudek and I am a consultant in the EV infrastructure team. My role in projects is often about how we analyse and interpret data, and then how we communicate what that data is telling us. I’m enjoying expanding that to include geospatial data. In the last few months I’ve been learning to use GIS software. As part of the EV Infrastructure team at EA Technology we are focusing on delivering the ConnectMore online tool. I joined the team to work on the interface between PTV’s transport model and how we use and represent the data from the model in ConnectMore. I’ve worked on EV projects since 2016, but this is my first looking at public charging infrastructure. I worked in transport planning for a couple of years after University so I’m in slightly familiar territory!
I started working on the Charge project in January 2020 and most of my time is spent on this. We’re attending meetings with future users of ConnectMore to understand how they want to use the data. It’s giving us a great understanding of how best to develop the tool so it meets their needs for preparation when ConnectMore is launched later in the project
I’m thrilled to be working in an area where it feels like we’re making a real, positive difference to society by enabling EV uptake. The projects I’ve worked on in the last few years have already made a difference. For example, supporting the mandating of smart charging for domestic EV charging and the Charge Project will make a big difference to stakeholders planning charging infrastructure for people in the Manweb area.
I’m lucky to work with a really great team of people at EA Technology. I’m learning a lot from working with our software team. There’s always someone who’s happy to help answer questions, and we look out for each other. It’s a great time to be working in engineering – there’s certainly no shortage of interesting things for an engineer to get stuck into for the next few decades!