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A Day in the Life of….Przemo Paluszynski, Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Each month Hilson Moran profiles one of its staff in our news section. This month is the turn of  Przemo Paluszynski.      

Name: Przemo Paluszynski          

Role: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Training: Building Services Engineering, Air Conditioning, Heating and Sanitary Installations            

Joined HM: October 2015

Favourite HM Project: Modular Stadium for 2022 World Cup in Qatar (Ras Abu Aboud)

Loves: My family, Star Wars, Pink Floyd music, board games, coffee (roughly in this order)

Dislikes: Hypocrisy, lies and wasting time

It’s hard to describe my typical day, as I like to be flexible and adjust to each situation. Usually I wake up early and either do my yoga practice or play with my son, if he’s up. Then depending on the weather, I will cycle to work.

First thing I do once arriving at the office is to brew my coffee. Coffee gives me a kick and a chance to go through my “to do” list for the day. I like to be organised, efficient and to stay focused on my targets as I hate wasting time. Challenging projects and ever-changing working environment test these skills to the highest degree, but I’m happy when I feel involved and I can contribute to my team’s work as it gives me a sense of accomplishment.

My main duty is to deliver projects in agreement with our client’s requirements and to the highest technical standards. It may sound boring but actually it involves a lot of various activities, like preparing calculations and drawings, catching up with my colleagues to ask them for advice or vice versa, doing research on new design solutions or innovative technologies and attending internal and external workshops and design meetings. I enjoy the variety of my role and I try to mix up the activities throughout the day so as not to spend 8 hrs a day / 5 day a week in the front of computer screen.

During my lunch break I often like to go for a walk to get some fresh air, rest my eyes and recharge my batteries for the rest of the busy day; I love the park next to our Farnborough office which is just perfect for that. Sometimes I may grab lunch with my wife or colleagues from the office.

I’m based in the Farnborough office, so occasionally I take a train to London to attend design meetings, workshops or site visits. Some of these meetings take place in our London office, some in our clients or design team member’s offices. Afterwards, I would usually stay and work in London office, before heading back home to meet my wife and son and spend rest of the day with them.

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