Last month we welcomed Graduate Mechanical Engineer, Angus Knowlson, to our well-established Mechanical & Electrical team, based in Sheffield.

Angus has recently finished his studies in Mechanical Engineering (BEng Hons) at the University of Manchester which is accredited by the IMechE.

Hi Angus, welcome to Waldeck! How has your first month been?

Thank you! I’ve been given a very warm welcome to Waldeck over this past month, meeting a lot of the team and work closely alongside Principal Mechanical Engineer Luke Mitchell.

I spent the first week in the office, getting to grips with the software and learning the trade, before continuing to work from home due to the pandemic. Microsoft Teams and Whatsapp have definitely been useful in getting to know the team. I’ve also experienced a few visits to some of the sites the team are working on which has proved valuable.

What projects are you working on?

I’ve been helping out on a range of projects including primarily a rail depot, a prison block and some university buildings. There are also several residential and healthcare projects I am looking forward to getting involved with over the coming weeks.

The projects have given me a chance to meet the wider team and collaborate with a mix of disciplines.

What particular skills do you bring to the team?

I’m technologically fluent, a quick learner and competent in what I do. I consider myself hard working and dedicated and so far I’ve really enjoyed getting stuck in to some of the current projects the team are working on.

Sustainability is really important to me so I hope to be able to be able to build my understanding and experience around environmentally-conscious design solutions and apply these to the projects I work on.

What is your favourite part about your job?

I’ve really enjoyed applying the knowledge from my degree into real-life scenarios, I consider myself to have a logical mind-set, so combining that with what I’ve learnt throughout my degree has been going really well so far.

There is a great Fish & Chip shop near the Sheffield office too!

What’re you looking forward to most about the next few months at Waldeck?

I’m very much at the start of my career so I’m looking forward to working closely with the senior engineers in the team to learn more about the role and improve my technical knowledge and software skillset.

Leading my first project in the near future is something I’m really looking forward to. 

To find out more about Waldeck’s Mechanical & Electrical Building Services Design capability, please contact Angus and the team by calling 08450 990285.