Meet Adam Morris - Hillside's new Assistant Project Engineer
Updated: Mar 7, 2022
We are delighted that our team has grown once more as Adam Morris joins us as Assistant Project Engineer. Adam will support the business with the technical aspects of project development.
Following his Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering, we look forward to supporting him in working towards becoming a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.
Outside of work, Adam is a dog person, which is a good thing as we have our resident office dog, Dexter. He also loves to chat, which the team can confirm, as he is often telling anecdotes throughout the day! Read our Q&A to get to know him more and join us in welcoming him...
Tell us a bit about your professional background, how did you get to where you are now?
I graduated from the University of Sheffield in 2020 with a Masters's Degree in Mechanical Engineering during the COVID-19 pandemic. This made my subsequent job search extremely challenging, so I was pleased to find a role as Heat Pump Engineer with Infinitas Design, who specialise in Renewable Energy System Design and Development. At the end of 2021, I moved on to work with Hillside Environmental and develop my skills in project engineering.
What made you want to work for Hillside?
I am extremely interested in working in an environmentally-conscious business and, having worked closely with Hillside on some major projects during my time at Infinitas, I found myself drawn to the prospect of project development work. It allows me to increase the scope of my contributions to the fight against climate change. I also saw the value of Hillside’s structured approach to large-scale projects and the excellent results this approach can generate.
What is your favourite part of your job?
I really enjoy getting stuck in with technical challenges that allow me to test my engineering knowledge and help advance my understanding of the energy retrofit work Hillside engages with.
Who has influenced you most when it comes to how you approach your work?
I would say my biggest influence and inspiration is my mum, who works for the NHS. She never lets a bad day dampen her enthusiasm, which is something I think everyone can aspire to!
What’s a work-related accomplishment that you’re really proud of?
While I’ve only been with the business for a short time, I am really proud of the carbon calculator tool I have developed for the rapid estimation of carbon footprints in the education sector.
Do you have any aims or goals that you'd like to achieve whilst working at Hillside?
My long-term goal is to become a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, which requires me to develop a wide variety of skills and competencies as a professional. I’m confident that Hillside can provide a valuable support network as I work towards this goal.
Can you give us a bit of an insight into your life outside of work? What are your interests?
I have loved the outdoors ever since I was young, so spending time in the countryside with friends and family is always a top priority. Other than this, I balance out my appreciation for baking with regular squash games and other exercise.
One thing you've learned in the past year: either professionally or personally!
My first post-university job primarily involved working from home, and I don’t think I appreciated how taxing that aspect of a career can be until I got stuck in to work in an office environment.
It's brilliant to have Adam on board as the Hillside client base grows. We look forward to seeing his positive impact on clients, associates, suppliers, and partners as they work to decarbonise and protect the planet.