Nick’s 10+ years of mechanical engineering experience includes HVAC, piping, plumbing, digital controls, field support, commissioning, and building condition analysis. Nick has provided complete mechanical design for an agricultural research facility, contributed to the safe and efficient expansion of airports, and has designed heating and cooling systems for everything from convention centres and city halls to port authorities. With innovation in boiler plant conversion, HVAC systems, and plumbing and digital controls, highlights of Nick’s experience include:
“As project manager, my job is to bring everyone together to work well, design well, and build well for our clients. While a lot of people managing engineering projects tend to keep schedules and budgets to themselves, I don’t—I’ve always found that when you let a team feel like they’re a part of the long-term deliverable as opposed to one electrical drawing or one small piece of equipment, everyone can offer more value. It cultivates a sense of accountability. It just feels good when you have the bigger picture, and understand how your contribution makes a difference.
When an engineering project is well-managed, everything runs smoothly. With good information, even the things you can’t plan for—those aspects you discover and troubleshoot as you go along—are easier to address and solve quickly. There are fewer last-minute changes, better communication and listening with the client, and expectations are set and exceeded more often than not.”