Winnie Chan Hiu-tung (left), assistant resident engineer at AECOM, returned to Hong Kong after completing her degree in the US. Her first task was working on the new Wan Chai Ferry Pier, repositioned as part of the Wan Chai Development Phase II. She talks to Wong Yat-hei What's your academic background? I graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, in civil engineering, with a minor in city planning. How do you start your day? I always start with some morning news to freshen up my brain and prepare myself mentally for the day. I like to start with some planning - deciding what to do first and how I can manage my time. The day is usually filled with meetings, as well as desk engineering work. Occasionally, we conduct inspections at the construction site. What does your job entail? I assist in designing bridges using computer models. When it comes to building the bridge, I help evaluate whether the profile matches the design. If the two do not match, I assist in analysing ways to improve it. Another major duty is providing information requested by contractors. I also co-ordinate with different parties to facilitate building work on-site. Any advice for those who want to enter the industry? Learning about 10 major infrastructure projects underway in Hong Kong is the best way to find out more about engineering and how it contributes to the community.