Recently we had a chat with our very own Nick Boardman about what engineering means to him, and what he enjoys about it too.

Nick started with us in 2010 as a Student Engineer, and has progressed to Senior Commissioning Engineer. Here’s what Nick had to say:

‘I’m a second generation engineer, following in the footsteps of my dad into the building services industry via End Systems. Growing up I was unsure of what my dad did as a job, as he found it difficult to explain what being a HVAC engineer was. Me and my brother would always come across some fancy piece of equipment in the house and would always get told off for playing with it.

I always knew I wasn’t destined for a job behind a desk and when my dad informed me of the possibility to join End Systems, I jumped at the chance and applied. Now 10 years later I can honestly say it was the best decision I made when deciding my career path. And I would like to Thank Brian Townsend for giving me the opportunity and taking a chance on me.

Being a Senior Engineer within End Systems I find myself running large scale projects; from tube stations to hospitals up and down the country whilst supervising a small to large team. My day to day activities can range from working on ventilation, LTHW, CHW or DHW systems varying in size depending on their application. Whilst working on these systems it is also my responsibility with my experience to aid the development of the younger engineers at the company.

Working in the building services industry is interesting as each day poses a different challenge, as every issue that occurs is always different and finding the solution is very satisfying. Being able to work all over the country which enables me to meet and speak to different people and hearing all their stories is a just one perk of the job.’