YEN South West Committee
Gemma is a Building Physics and Services Engineer working for Services Design Solution in their Bristol Office. Gemma has a passion for holistic design principles and takes a keen interest in remaining on top of and engaged in what’s important to the future growth of our industry. She takes particular interest in the skills shortage that we are currently facing as an industry and is committed to using the YEN platform to support and encourage the younger generation into our industry.
Gemma hopes that her enthusiasm can encourage the core values of an inclusive industry and is dedicated to promoting the work of building services in the construction industry, to provide a clear career progression path to those that may not have heard of the industry before. She is always delighted to expand her network and welcomes any ideas for future events, feedback on old events, new member enquires or general enquiries via her email address: Gemma.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ewelina is the Vice-Chair of CIBSE YEN South West. She graduated from Warsaw University of Technology, obtaining a Master's degree in Built Environmental Engineering. In 2015 she joined medium size Consultancy as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, where she gained experience in Building Services. Recently she has joined Anthesis Group as a Senior Mechanical Designer to widen her knowledge of energy efficiency solutions.
Her mission is to encourage students and young engineers to get more closely involved with CIBSE at an early stage in their careers as well as to promote the best practices in the industry.
Adam is an Electrical Building Services Engineering technician working for Atkins in their Bristol Office. Adam is passionate about electrical building services and is always looking for innovative ways in which the industry can improve the automation of design and create more dynamic workflows between engineering design and construction.
Adam is keen on developing the next generation of engineers and looks to inspire others to get involved in engineering and pursue this career path. Adams attitude to engineering has helped him develop strong links within the industry and will allow him to bring more people into the YEN community.
Adnan is a co-secretary for the YEN South West Committee. After graduating in BEng (Hons) in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from the University of the West of England (UWE) in September 2015, he joined Atkins Global (a member of the SNC Lavalin Group). Since then Adnan has been involved in a variety of projects across the south-west, including University of South Wales (USW) Sports Park II, Gwent Police HQ, and Cardiff University Software Academy. Having accomplished a dual degree in Architecture and Engineering, Adnan is keen on designing spaces with a greater emphasis on the balance between aesthetic and function.
He hopes that his leap from education to industry and experiences along the way can help others in the community and encourages people to reach out with questions via his email address: Adnan.Fazal@atkinsglobal.com
Ana is the Communications Officer of CIBSE Regional and YEN South West. She joined the committee in 2016 as a general member. She was a student member previously. She graduated from the University of the West of England (Bristol) with a BEng (Hons) in Architecture and Environmental Engineering in July 2016 and is now doing an Msc in Building Services Engineering Management at Brunel University.
Since graduating, Ana has joined Arup’s Bristol office as a Mechanical Engineer. She has maintained a link with UWE where she has been involved with teaching and tutoring. Ana is interested in passive design and its integration with resource-efficient architecture. She also enjoys volunteering and taking part in STEM events. Ana.Recio@arup.com
Sophia is a General Member for the YEN South West Centre having previously been Chair 2015-2018, she also sits on the Regional Committee for the South West. After graduating in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from the University of the West of England in 2013, Sophia joined WSP as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer. Since then she has worked on a variety of projects, taken on greater responsibility and progressed in her career to Principal Mechanical Engineer.
Paula Bisordi Huwel
Sophia remains excited about the innovative and creative technical, social and networking events that CIBSE YEN SW Centre offices to young engineers and aspires to ensure this only continues to strengthen within the Region
Paula recently joined the YEN Committee as a General Member. She is currently working as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer at BuroHappold. She graduated in 2017 from Architecture and Environmental Engineering at the University of the West of England (UWE).
Paula has worked in a variety of projects including Qatar Foundation Stadium, Everton Stadium and Britannia School. She is keen to retain the link with UWE and be involved with some teaching in the future. Her dual degree allowed her to appreciate the importance of integration between design and engineering. She is interested in designing spaces where technology, design and services come together to create efficient and pleasing atmospheres.
Tom graduated from Swansea University with a degree in Physics and joined Method Consulting as a Mechanical and Electrical Engineer in mid 2016. He enjoys delving into the technical aspects of the latest sustainable technologies on offer.
He has since been responsible for taking leading roles M&E design and overall project management from Stage 2 through to construction for developments from a variety of sectors. These include UWE Glenside Laundry Redevelopment; a new optometry department designed to BIM Level 2, Malgavita; a new high-rise residential development in Southall, and a Michelin-star restaurant.
He is excited to be a part of CIBSE YEN for the personal growth and networking opportunities it offers.
Tom is the former Chair of the YEN South West Centre and is now a general member on both the YEN and Regional committees. He graduated from the University of Loughborough with a Masters in Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling and joined Hydrock, as a Senior Mechanical Engineer, in August 2019.
Tom has gained Level 5 LCEA accreditation and IEng status through CIBSE. His experience and responsibility as a design engineer is growing, across a range of projects and sectors, as he works towards CEng status.
Tom has enjoyed his time on the committee to date, working with like-minded people to promote the industry and support young engineers, and aims to continue this in the future.
Nick recently joined the YEN Committee as a General Member. He started his career as an electrician and on-site engineering manager before graduating from the University of Plymouth in 2016, studying Electrical and Electronic Engineering. As a graduate he worked with several high-profile multi discipline integrated design practices in London progressing his career to senior level.
Nick now works for the Box Twenty Consulting Engineers team and has been working a variety of early stage concept projects around Bristol and the South West. He relies on his wide breadth of construction knowledge to ensure buildability with complex engineering designs.
He has championed professional development within his organisations and has recently gained Incorporated Engineer status and membership of CIBSE. Nick Hopes that he can promote the industry and support early stage engineers through the YEN network.
Rhys graduated in 2018 with a BSc in Building Surveying and went on to complete an MSc in Renewable Energy: Technology and Sustainability at the University of Reading. Rhys completed this master’s course in order to follow a career path within sustainable construction.
Having recently finished his master’s course, Rhys has joined Sustainable Construction Services as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant. He has gained a vast knowledge base of the BREEAM assessment method so far with plenty more to learn over the coming years working towards a BREEAM AP status.
Rhys believes that being a committee member of the Young Engineers Network is a fantastic opportunity to broaden his horizons and build network contacts. He is also keen to take an active part in the region and organisation of both social and technical events. He is looking to organise informational events on climate change and the effects of construction on pollution.
Rhys is a General member but looks forward to becoming a key member in the future.
Monika graduated from University of Nottingham and joined Hoare Lea as a mechanical engineer in 2014. Having spent several years as a student and then graduate member she decided to take on an active role within CIBSE and get involved with YEN South West committee as a general member.
With a degree in Architectural Environment Engineering Monika was keen to gain more insight into holistic design approach in practice. In order to do so she went on to complete secondments with an architectural practice, an MEP contractor as well as a specialist group looking into building performance optimisation. These experiences encouraged her to continue seeking opportunities to step outside her role as a mechanical engineer and further her knowledge of the industry.
Jessie Fullenkemper, Vice Chair of the South West Region, 2018
Jessie tragically passed away whilst on holiday during her time as YEN Vice Chair. She had recently started the next chapter of her career as a mechanical engineer at Hydrock and was excited to be involved in new projects.
Jessie was a joy to be around and understood the true value of YEN. She was a vital part of the committee, always smiling and engaged. She will be missed terribly and her contribution to YEN and the industry will not be forgotten.