CIBSE ASHRAE Graduate of the Year 2018 Winner
A huge congratulations to Reanna Evans of NG Bailey.
As the winner, Reanne will be attending the ASHRAE Winter Conference in Atlanta as a guest of honour next January.
About the winner
Reanna joined NG Bailey as a first year Building Services Engineering apprentice in 2011. Following her apprenticeship, she was sponsored to undertake the degree of her choice in Building Services Engineering.
During this time, Reanna not only had a degree to focus on, but was also asked to be the lead electrical engineer on a large project, The Hut Group. However, she not only delivered the project on time, to a high standard and within budget, she also gained a First Class Honours Degree from Leeds Beckett University. She is now the lead mechanical engineer on a prestigious project in Manchester City Centre.
After winning the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) Chairman’s Choice Award for Outstanding Achievement, she was elected to be a member of the BESA Future Leaders group. Her employer has also nominated her for its internal talent scheme and Reanna is now aiming for her CEng status.
She sets up work experience placements for students who have finished college or are still at school to give them a better understanding of the building services industry. Reanna is also a willing mentor and a STEM Ambassador for the North West, hoping to contribute towards bridging the skills gap.
First runner up
Hannah Muller-Jones, Buro Happold and Unversity of Nottingham
Hannah is a Mechanical Engineer in BuroHappold’s London office, having achieved a master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering with Management from the University of Nottingham in 2016.
She has worked on a range of projects from design stage projects in the Middle East to the construction phase of universities in London. She is currently running multi-disciplinary engineering teams for several residential projects, which involve collaborating with other BuroHappold offices around the world. This role includes managing detailed design reports, deadlines and meetings.
Hannah is also visual programming lead for London Building Services; training the team in the Dynamo system and providing manager role training to impart an appreciation of the benefits of computational engineering. She is running further ‘hack sessions’ to encourage the team to create efficient processes and retrieve time for innovative engineering.
She sits on the Women’s Business Network Committee, having previously been Communications/Vice Chair on the Young Engineers’ Forum. Hannah is also one of the ‘NextGen Engineers to Watch’ nominated by the Women’s Engineering Society (WES).
Third runner up
Gemma Taylor, Atkins and Unversity of the West of England
Gemma is a Graduate Building Physics and Services Engineer working for Atkins. She holds an upper second-class degree in Building Services Engineering, having graduated from the University of the West of England in 2017.
Gemma took every opportunity to gain practical experience in the workplace during her studies, and as a result has already developed a mature technical and commercial understanding of the construction industry.
She has worked on a range of projects including educational, international, healthcare and leisure facilities. As well as being a technically competent mechanical engineer, with a passion for passive and sustainable design solutions, Gemma is now also responsible for delivering the client and project management roles for her current projects.
She takes pride in giving back to the industry externally by volunteering her time as a committee member and social media coordinator for CIBSE Young Engineers Network, South West. Gemma is on a mission to keep the young engaged in the workings of engineering in the construction industry to bridge the skills gap between education and the commercial environment.
In her spare time, Gemma enjoys music, sport and fitness, and “the odd pint of cider”.