Introduction, background studies and experience
My name is Niel and I have recently joined Carbon Architecture as an Energy and Process Consultant. I studied Chemical Engineering at the University of Nottingham, where I was able to explore and develop my interest in process design and optimisation.
I have previous experience in the energy, brewing and distilling industries. In the energy industry, I was involved with the development and construction of small-scale power stations across the UK, with my main focus being on plant layout and commissioning support. Furthermore, I have worked on new-build brewery and distillery projects from concept stage through to commissioning, that require the incorporation of the latest proven technologies for the reduction of energy, waste and water usages.
What do you believe Carbon Architecture will offer?
Since starting my career as a process engineer, I have always had a keen interest in improving the efficiency of processes. Companies are now more than ever looking to reduce spend in product loss, energy and water usages.
Carbon Architecture has given me the exciting opportunity to pursue a career in this sector that I have developed a keen interest in. I believe I will be joining an exciting role with lots of responsibility, and will have the ability to grow and develop my skills. Carbon Architecture has a great and open working environment and are strong advocates of professional development of their employees – something that is very important for me.
What do you hope you will be able to achieve in the next 3 years?
I hope to apply the skills I have gained through my degree and professional experience to provide substantial energy and waste saving solutions for our clients that have a real impact on their business operations. Furthermore, I am looking forward to assisting our clients in their ESOS assessments, especially with the next deadline approaching at the end of 2019. I am also excited to see the growth of Carbon Architecture in the coming years and being part of that journey. In addition, I hope to achieve chartered status with the IChemE during the next 3 years.
What are your hobbies?
I enjoy playing sports, particularly football, and I am really looking forward to the world cup this summer! I am quite the foodie; I very much enjoy cooking food for friends and family as well as experiencing different foods and restaurants. I have friends and family around London, so I am looking forward to spending my free time with them exploring the endless markets, restaurants, bars and museums in London. I have a passion for travelling and love to experience the different cultures, foods and sights around the world.