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Dean Simpson celebrates 15 years at S I Sealy

Congratulations to our Principal Electrical Engineer, Dean Simpson, who celebrates 15 years at S I Sealy on 27th November 2022.

Dean joined S I Sealy in 2007 and, over the past 15 years, has worked on several prestigious schemes and developed a wealth of knowledge across all sectors, with particular strength in healthcare and knowledge of the HTMs. To mark this milestone, we sat down with Dean to discuss some of his favourite projects and why he enjoys working at S I Sealy.

  1. Which project did you work on when you first started at S I Sealy?

When I first joined, I worked on a lot of BUPA Care Homes.  I learnt a lot from the engineers with whom I worked, and they encouraged me to learn on the job. From the moment I joined, the senior team was keen to help and support me develop my career, which led me to undertake my ONC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, HNC in Building Services, FDSc in Building Services and BEng (Hons) in Building Services Engineering.

  1. What is your favourite project?

I am really proud of all of the projects that I have worked on at S I Sealy. But if I had to name one, I would say the £120 million HQ in Manchester for The Co-operative. The client was keen to make this building as energy efficient as possible, so we designed a range of highly efficient building service solutions, which resulted in the building achieving BREEAM “Outstanding”, the highest BREEAM rating of all buildings in Europe at the time.

  1. What is your favourite thing about working at S I Sealy?

A real highlight of working at S I Sealy is the support I have received from the Directors and senior engineers. Starting as an Assistant Engineer and having support in terms of course tuition fees, day release, and additional study days allowed me to develop to the best of my abilities as an electrical engineer.

These days a key highlight is the flexibility of hybrid working, along with the atmosphere in the office and the good friendships I have made.

  1. Why have you stayed at S I Sealy?

The progression opportunities and the vast range of interesting projects we undertake. In the 15 years I have been with S I Sealy, I have progressed from Assistant Engineer, Junior Engineer, Engineer, Senior Engineer, and I am now a Principal Engineer. I am very proud that I am now training the junior engineers in the Practice.  I am keen to replicate the support that I received from the senior engineers and to encourage the new aspiring engineers to feel as passionate about building services as I do.