David Hill

Wow... got past the first eviction! Crazy...



Graeme High School… Strathclyde University!


Masters With Distinction in Aero-Mechanical Engineering

Work History:

Atkins Aerospace…. then Atkins |Energy

Current Job:

Mechanical Engineer



Me and my work

I design power stations, keeping the lights on as safely and efficiently as possible #boringstatement

My daily tasks are so varied its impossible to get it into a paragraph! I do lots of things related to power stations! Solving problems, making things safer, more efficient and always thinking about the environment! Its all about making the world a better place!

My Typical Day

Its all about understanding and making decisions, including what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner…

I wake up most days, and get straight to work… Its all about understanding problems, solving them and then delivering!

What I'd do with the money

I’d create a new series of teaching material for delivering engineering lessons for teachers to use, as well as engineers, helping to explain the basics! I might even get a youtube channel set up to continue the engagement with students in engineering topics!

Expand on the numerous tools that I’ve developed for teaching basic engineer principles to students, to enable even more engineers to support students getting involved in science, technology, engineering and maths subjects.  Possibly even setting up a youtube channel to allow for future engagement in engineering topics, where I could break down latest engineering news in an understandable format, engaging the students in Engineering

My Interview

How would you describe yourself in 3 words?

Sporty, Logical, Studious

Who is your favourite singer or band?

Taylor Swift… without a doubt!

What's your favourite food?

Steak… medium, with peppercorn sauce… and CHIPS!

What is the most fun thing you've done?

…landed a space shuttle in a forest… (using a simulator at NASA)

What did you want to be after you left school?

An engineer! (as soon as I found out what an engineer did!)

Were you ever in trouble at school?

A couple of times… I was always innocent… always!

What was your favourite subject at school?

Graphic Communication! Closely followed by Maths/Physics

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

Visited some amazing places, and seen some cracking sunrises!

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


Tell us a joke.

How do you make a tissue dance? Put a little boogey in it… (never fails to make me smile)

Other stuff

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