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A Career as a Mechanical Engineer

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  As part of our  Career in Building Services  series, today we meet  Konstantinos  who works as a Mechanical Engineer. If you have any questions about this career path, you can contact us at  yepg@cibse.org . Konstantinos Tachtatzis Studied  Mechanical Engineering at the  University of Liverpool and  gained an MSc in Mechanical  System and Engineering from the  same University. He also has an  MSc in Renewable Energy  Engineering from Heriot-Watt  University.  He has a total of seven years of  experience within building  services and has worked on both  consultant and contractor roles  on a variety of buildings such as  residential offices, temples,  galleries, theatres, and hospitals.  Konstantinos is also vice-chair of  the CIBSE Young Energy  Performance Group (YEPG),  supporting the ongoing events  and liaising with external and  internal parties. What do Mechanical Engineers do? Mechanical Engineers are eclectic as they can choose to specialise in Heating, Ventilation and Air Con

E-learning opportunities - What should you choose?

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Part of settling into the ‘ new normal ’ involved moving a lot of our daily activities online: watching online plays and opera, attending online parties, playing online escape rooms and exploring a now great variety of skills and knowledge development opportunities. Of course, there were such learning opportunities available online before, but now their numbers and types have increased, leaving a lot of eager learners with too many similar or maybe confusing options to choose from. What’s the difference? Let’s find the answer to this question by analysing two common e-learning opportunities, namely online learning and live training. Defining the terms For this blog, we will define online learning as an e-learning opportunity that can be done at a date and time chosen by the user.  Considering live training, we will refer to any online opportunity that can be done at a fixed date and time chosen by the organiser of the training and not by the user. It is also known as ‘webinar’, but for

A Career as an Electrical Engineer

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  As part of our  Career in Building Services  series, today we meet  Konstantinos  who works as an Electrical Engineer. If you have any questions about this career path, you can contact us at yepg@cibse.org . Konstantinos Charalampidis  studied Electrical & Computer  Engineering at the Aristotle  University and Environmental  Design & Engineering at  University College London.  He works as an Electrical  Engineer in Arup and has  designed sustainable buildings in  Europe, Asia, and America.  Konstantinos was a Steering  Committee Member of the CIBSE  YEPG for 4 years prior to joining  the CIBSE EPG in 2020. As a Steering Committee  member, Konstantinos was  responsible for various events  around energy performance in  the built environment,  supporting CIBSE members in  their continuing professional  development. What do Electrical Engineers do? Electrical Engineers typically work in multidisciplinary teams to design the  electrical infrastructure of a building.  This might ra

A Career as a Public Health Engineer

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  As part of our  Career in Building Services  series, today we meet  Ben  who is a Public Health Engineer. If you have any questions about this career path, please contact SoPHE YEN at   sophe.yen@gmail.com  or you can find your local YEN group at www.cibse.org/yen . Ben Goodfellow is a Public Health Engineer at WSP and the Chair of SoPHE YEN (Society of Public Health Engineers - Young Engineers Network). He studied Mechanical Engineering at University and has been in the field of Public Health Engineering for around 6 years working on many prestigious projects both in London and places further afield, including the Middle East. He is passionate about the built environment and its effects on community and wellbeing as well as promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths) subjects and topics. What is Public Health Engineering? At its most basic level, Public Health Engineering is a discipline within the building services that focuses on the design of the systems that ena

CIBSE Role Models - Leonora Lang

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The CIBSE Role Model series is intended to shine a spotlight on members of our building services community from under-represented groups and backgrounds to inspire and promote diversity amongst future engineers.  As part of our Role Model series this month, we speak to Leonora Lang an Associate at Arup and member of the CIBSE Inclusivity Panel.  I’m a Chartered Engineer, specialising in lift and escalator strategy. Basically, I tell people how many lifts and escalators they need in their building. I joined Arup as a Grad and have progressed up the grades to Associate. I have an unusual background as I hold degrees in physics, space science, and mechanical engineering. I was a student member of IMechE, however, when looking into the CEng process, CIBSE were much more open and flexible given my education. Towards the end of my last degree, I took a scattergun approach to apply for graduate job opportunities. Unfortunately, I was turned down by all the schemes I applied for due to my firs

A Career in Technical Sales

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As part of our  Career in Building Services  series, today we meet  Mohammad Masud  from CIBSE Young Engineers Network (YEN) UAE, who is discussing Technical Sales within his region. If you have any questions about this career path, please contact YEN at   yenuae@cibse.org  or the Young Energy Performance Group at  yepg@cibse.org Masud graduated in Mechanical Engineering and has a post graduation in Industrial & Production Engineering, both from Aligarh Muslim University. He joined Faisal Jassim Trading Co as an Application Engineer in 2016 and had been working in Technical Sales for the past three years. Masud serves as Education Officer on the CIBSE YEN UAE Committee, helping to engage university students with CIBSE YEN through events and discussion. What do Sales Engineers do?  Technical Sales by virtue of an engineered product is quite different from normal sales. The aim is to provide a solution to an engineering problem, so in addition to the art of selling, Technical Sales E

A Career as a Sustainability Engineer

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As part of our Career in Building Services  series, today we meet Sundara Gurushev from CIBSE Young Engineers Network (YEN) UAE, who is discussing the role of sustainability in the building services engineering industry. If you have any questions about this career path, please contact YEN at  yenuae@cibse.org or the Young Energy Performance Group at yepg@cibse.org Sundara Gurushev finished her Bachelor in Architecture degree from Manipal Academy of Higher Education, Dubai in 2019. She recently joined the AESG Team in Dubai as a Sustainability Coordinator. In her spare time, she volunteers with the World Green Building Council and her university’s Solar Decathlon Team. Sundara serves as a Technical Officer with the CIBSE Young Engineers Network – UAE Region. What do Sustainability Engineers do? Typically, Sustainability Engineers work on ensuring that projects are in compliance with green building codes and the regulations that are mandated by different green building councils and loc