Meet the Engineer – Neil Baines

NAME: NEIL BAINES

ROLE: SENIOR PROJECT ENGINEER

HOW LONG HAVE YOU WORKED AT SHA: 20 YEARS

 

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Favourite project and why?

When you’ve worked here as long as I have then it’s hard to pick just one. The first scheme that I worked on here was Moss Side Millennium Powerhouse so that stands out.

I’ve been lucky enough to work on some good sized schemes for us over the years like the Learner Centre for Liverpool Community College, the Personal Care Factory for Unilever at Port Sunlight, Skills Xchange for Wakefield College, the Health Sciences and Sports Building for Hope University and The Urgent Care and Trauma Centre (UCAT) at Aintree Hospital.

A couple of others I liked were the refurbishments at Invibio and Crewe Hall Farm. The work to transform them from the condition they were in at the start to how they looked at the end was really impressive.

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What's your favourite thing about working at SHA? 

There’s a couple.

The first thing is the people that you work with and the atmosphere in the office. I suppose you wouldn’t spend 20 years working somewhere if you didn’t enjoy the company of the people you work with.

The second thing is that to be involved with all kinds of different types of projects and different types of buildings has kept things interesting and challenging.

 

If you weren't a mechanical / electrical engineer, what would you be?

If I had my time over again then I think I would have liked to try Sports Journalism.