YEN South West Committee
Sophia is Chair of the YEN South West Centre and after graduating in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from the University of the West of England in 2013 joined WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer. Since then Sophia has worked on a variety of projects, taken on greater responsibility and progressed in her career to Mechanical Engineer after achieving her IEng status at the end of 2014.
Over the last two years Sophia has retained a strong link with UWE where she has worked as an Associate Lecturer. Sophia is enthusiastic that this link will be a great opportunity to encourage more young engineers to get involved and bring a fresh perspective in providing knowledge share amongst the Centre.
Sophia is excited about the innovative and creative technical, social and networking events that CIBSE YEN SW Centre offers to young engineers and aspires to ensure this only continues to strengthen within the Region.
Tom is a recent addition to the YEN South West team and has been a graduate member since 2012. He graduated from the University of Loughborough with a Masters in Low Carbon Building Design and Modelling and joined Waterman Building Services, as a Mechanical Engineer, early 2016. Tom has a strong background in energy modelling and enjoys the challenges associated with design stage analysis and the performance gap.
He hopes to become more involved in CIBSE, helping others to choose a career in Building Services and work towards chartership.
William is Secretary of the YEN South West Centre. In 2015 he graduated in Architecture and Environmental Engineeringfrom the University of the West of England. Since graduating William has joined Buro Happold as a Graduate Building Services Engineer, where he has worked on a variety of projects predominantly focusing on the education sector. He has also maintained links with the University and is employed there as an Associate Lecturer.
William is interested passive design and engineering; having graduated from a multidisciplinary course he is looking to help organise events that appeal to both Engineers and Architects. Going forward William is hoping to pursue both his architectural education and a professional engineering accreditation.
Ana joined the YEN South West committee in 2016 and is the Communications Officer for the Southwest Committee. She has been 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.
She hopes to maintain the link with the Univeristy to be involved in some teaching in the future. Since graduating, Ana has joined Arup’s Bristol office as a Graduate Mechanical Engineer. Ana is interested in passive design and its integration with resource-efficient architecture.
Anna has been Vice Chair and Secretary and is now a General Member of the YEN South West Centre and after graduating in Architecture and Environmental Engineering from the University of the West of England in 2015, she joined AECOM as a Graduate Sustainability Consultant. In the first few months of working at AECOM, Anna has worked on a variety of projects including the Government’s Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme (ESOS), conducting energy audits and working on renewable feasibility studies.
Anna hopes to further progress her career by pursuing professional engineering accreditation. The joint accreditation in her degree, and the multidisciplinary nature that comes with working in sustainability, means that she is interested in providing events which will include people working in all types of professions.
Carla is Immediate Past Chair of the YEN South West Centre and is employed as a senior mechanical engineer at Arup in Bristol. Prior to joining Arup, Carla gained 5 years industry experience within a medium sized consultancy whilst completing a part-time Building Services Engineering degree at the University of the West of England. Following which she then joined global engineering firm AECOM where she spent a further 2 years progressing her project experience to become a senior engineer.
Carla’s aim for the network is to harness the ingenuity and enthusiasm of young engineers in order to raise awareness of the building services industry amongst fellow engineers and the wider community.
Furthermore, through her roles as a STEM Ambassador, and a committee member of Constructing Excellence G4C South West, Carla aims to use her support network to help deliver the key objectives of the YEN mission.
Ewelina has recently joined the CIBSE YEN SW as a general member in April 2016. Ewelina graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology, with an Environmental Engineering degree. Inspired by international opportunity she decided to develop her career in the UK. In 2015 she joined medium sized consultancy company as a Graduate Trainee in Sustainability and Building Physics. She has been involved in variety of projects especially in education sector. She hopes to develop her passion about minimising energy use and carbon emissions and gain accreditation as Low Carbon Energy Assessor. Ewelina strongly believes that networking is a powerful business tool and CIBSE YEN gives perfect opportunity to meet and connect with key contacts in the building services industry. She is keen to encourage students and young engineers to get involved in the building services world.
Jessie joined the CIBSE YEN SW as a general member in 2016. After graduating from the University of Bristol with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in July 2015, Jessie joined E3 Consulting Engineers as a graduate. Jessie has been involved in a variety of projects ranging from a sports and leisure centre in London to the restoration of a historic building in Shrewsbury, from concept design for an off-grid living pod in a rural Church to TM54 analysis work which was included in a recent publication by RIBA. Jessie is interested in optimising for thermal comfort while still using passive and low energy design techniques. As E3 is a small consultancy, Jessie is keen to grow and develop her network in the building services industry CIBSE YEN serves as a good opportunity to do this. Jessie hopes to retain her link with Bristol University and will raise awareness of building services in the Mechanical Engineering Department.
Craig works for The Brodie Partnership as a Mechanical Services Engineer. He joined in August 2016 and is increasingly taking on bigger projects from design to site management throughout Bristol and Gloucester’s commercial industry. Before this, Craig was introduced into the Services industry as an Energy Consultant, helping businesses implement efficient technologies and renewable energy generation.
Joining the YEN network has helped Craig meet likeminded people and he looks forward to an increasing contribution towards the YEN committee.
Chris recently joined the YEN South West committee as a general member. Having worked as an Engineer for a Refrigeration & Air Conditioning consultancy based in Stonehouse, Gloucestershire since 2011, he is hoping to increase his role in the wider Building Services industry. He is currently working towards a BEng in Building Services Engineering at the University of the West of England and hopes to advance his membership in CIBSE and the IoR upon completion of the degree. Chris’ key areas of interest are in trialling new cooling technologies and improving ease of maintenance and service of any installations he designs.
Josh is currently studying a part time BENG in Building Services Applications at the University of the West of England. He also currently works at AECOM in the Exeter office as a trainee mechanical engineer with four years’ experience as a Revit Technician.
Josh has a keen interest in Building services and the use of sustainable strategies.