SPOTLIGHT ON…

Warren Eames

Design Engineer

What three words would you use to describe your role at BMSI?

Testing

Fulfilling

Evolving

What does a typical day look like for you at BMSI?

A typical day would begin at the Windsor Office, working on the designs of several Major projects.

This includes creating various schedules, sizing, selecting & purchasing equipment; designing networks; reviewing panel wiring diagrams & more  – but I won’t bore you with all the details!

A typical day however, can be turned upside down relatively quickly as pressures & priorities can interchange, so you need to be prepared for anything.

If you could switch jobs with someone at BMSI, who would it be?

James Smith – Director.

It would be great to see what it’s like at the top!

What are your biggest professional challenges?

To gain recognisable qualifications within the BMS industry.

Throughout the years I’ve noticed there is a lack of specific BMS courses on offer from outside the typical BMS manufactures & suppliers. When I was being trained as an apprentice, the majority of courses offered brief sections on BMS & provided a good overview without getting in to too much detail.

However, everyone always advises that the best qualifications are gained through experience, and I’m definitely in the best place for quality industry experience.

What is the worst part of your job?

At times it can be difficult to ascertain the correct information needed when liaising with the main contractor for the first time.

When this does happen, it can cause delays that I’d rather avoid, so it’s an annoyance but all part of the process sometimes!

Which employee gives you the most help in your role?

I’m fortunate to have the support of a bunch of people within the company, but mainly Paul Ferris, Ian Tatton & David Ayers are a great help in my day-to-day role.

What would you change at BMSI?

Improving the type of investment from short term fix, to a more long-term approach.

What will be the best thing about working at BMSI in 2019?

The incoming major projects that we could be working on in 2019.

We’ll potentially be working on some iconic buildings in London, the legacy of which will last a lifetime.

What advice would you give to new entrants into the company?

Don’t be afraid to ask for a explanation to something you may not understand.

You will never learn if you don’t ask.

What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?

I’m a huge Manchester United Fan, I regularly travel to games or watch them on the TV.

I enjoy getting to the weekend after working hard all week and meeting up with friends, either going for food or a few drinks.

…and finally, what’s your Monday morning motto to get you through the week?

Only 4 more days until the weekend…!