Joseph Hawkins

R&D Engineer

"My managers and  colleagues have and continue to be extremely helpful and always made me feel welcome  and wanted"

My lifelong passion for engineering led me to study Electronic & Electrical Engineering at  the University of Leeds (2015-2019), where I achieved 1st class with honours, at the MEng  level.

After graduating, my next step was (and still is) to become a knowledgeable, competent,  and valued Electrical Engineer - as well as achieve an IET Chartership. To further this, I knew I needed to develop my skillset and work ethic - to join a company that would allow  me to grow and thrive as a fresh graduate.

Such growth would require challenge, and an environment in which learning is  encouraged. Since joining RED in 2020, both have been provided through a diverse  workload and plenty of mentoring - on both the general completion of day-to-day tasks,  and in the pursuit of Chartership.

My early duties involved assisting project engineers with their deliverables - from  modifying, checking, and correcting engineering drawings and 3D models, to performing  space planning exercises for prospective projects.

After my first year at RED, I transitioned to the Research & Development team. My duties  then became aligned with our goal to keep RED at the forefront of the Data Centre  industry through (among other things) the research of new technologies, and the  development of useful tools to enhance business operations. For example, I have been  heavily involved in the production of a concepts library to act as a reference guide for a  multitude of topics, helped develop standard calculation sheets, and produce research  papers on Energy Storage Systems. All of these have helped fast-track my skills and knowledge.

My experiences with RED have been continually very positive. My managers and  colleagues have and continue to be extremely helpful and always made me feel welcome and wanted. I am proud to be a part of the ever-growing RED family. My next steps, aside from Chartership, are to expand my skills and responsibilities through proactive planning and self-management - to always have a clear path forward.

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