Who are you and what do you do?
I am an Associate Director based in the Birmingham office. I am a Mechanical Engineer by background and currently lead multi-disciplinary project teams to deliver appropriate, functional and environmentally sustainable buildings. I am currently the workplace sector lead for Cundall which covers both new build office design and office fitout and I am particularly involved in the delivery of office spaces for flexible workplace operators and addressing the particular challenges that they pose.
What or who inspired you to be an engineer?
Ever since I was a young child I have enjoyed making, repairing and fixing things with my father and it was these practical skills that first inspired me. At school I enjoyed maths and science which led me to study Mechanical Engineering at university.
What made you decide to join Cundall?
When I relocated cities within the UK I looked at a number of engineering consultancies. I chose to join Cundall as I was impressed by the breadth of projects that Cundall deliver and the importance they place on their employees. I was particularly impressed by the support and guidance they provide to staff to develop and progress their own careers.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
I enjoy the teamwork that comes as part of my role and enjoy working with people from across the variety of Cundall disciplines and offices along with external organisations to deliver projects. I have chance to be involved in a large variety of work; from resolving detailed issues through to developing conceptual designs for new schemes. Getting out on site and seeing your designs come to fruition is one of the most rewarding parts of my role.
What are you most proud of in your career to-date?
The successful delivery through construction of two large and highly complex schemes in Qatar.
Tell us the most interesting thing you have learnt or experienced in your time at Cundall
Being involved with flexible workspace and co-working operators since joining Cundall it has been interesting to understand how these organisations have differing requirements and how they are changing how the office market and the ways that we are likely to work in the future.