Zachary Gill

win or lose, it's been awesome taking part and answering your questions!



University of Bristol


PhD in Systems Engineering and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering

Work History:

Buro Happold Engineering Consultants

Current Job:

Senior Energy Solutions Engineer


Willmott Dixon Energy Services

Me and my work

I’m working hard to make your homes and places of work more comfortable AND cheaper to run

My Typical Day

If only there was such a thing as a typical day!

What I'd do with the money

I would use it to organise an event with the CIBSE Young Energy Performance Group (I’m on the committee) to get more younger people interested in saving energy and our planet!

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Persevering, Quirky, Adventurous

Who is your favourite singer or band?

What's your favourite food?


What is the most fun thing you've done?

Cycled solo through Patagonia (Chile and Argentina) for a couple of months. Me, my bike, my tent and lots of warm socks

What did you want to be after you left school?

High in the mountains snowboarding

Were you ever in trouble at school?

I was very well behaved at school…

What was your favourite subject at school?

Maths (and Art)

What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?

Worked in the Olympic Velodrome before they started racing in it. I was also picked as a Rising Star in Sustainability by Building Magazine this year (to my surprise!) – that’s me in the middle below

If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?

I’d have a workshop building bikes…so just a different type of engineer?!

Tell us a joke.

What did the mexican say to the cheese thief? …that’s Nacho cheese!

Other stuff

Work photos:

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