Julie Rotchell is leading Transformer Service operations for Hitachi Energy in the UK, with nearly 4 decades of experience in Power Engineering. She has held various roles in the areas of Engineering, Tendering, Project Management, as well as the role of an operations manager.
As the Transformer Service Manager, she leads a team that supports the asset management and maintenance of the transformers they’ve designed, manufactured, and installed for various applications, including those from other manufacturers. She targets the development of her team to support the growth in new and expanding areas, one of which is on offshore renewables. She provides lifecycle management, monitoring, service, and maintenance support to extend the life expectancy of the equipment. Throughout her working life, Julie has contributed to securing power systems around the world, particularly on improving the reliability and sustainability of the UK power grid. Julie has been recognized for her achievements and was even invited to be a part of the female Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) exhibition, held at the Science Museum in London.
She supports and mentors others in the industry, providing insight into the opportunities available in engineering, applicable to both women and men. She is proud to be part of a team that creates an excellent work environment. They emphasize the positive impact their work has on the industry and environment, by improving the electricity system across the UK, and the rest of the world.