Ryan is currently working on a Substation Refurb Project on various sites, including, Iron Acton Substation and Ninfield Substation as well as the installation of the updated equipment. He is an Engineer within the Transmission and Distribution business sector and his main responsibilities are to assist with the installation and documentation of the Substation Refurb Project. Ryan is currently studying his BEng Honours in Electrical Engineering at Staffordshire University, after completing a foundation degree at Newcastle under Lyme College.
When did you start working at Capula and what is your role?
I started working for Capula in August 2016 where I was placed straight into the Transmission and Distribution team working on several Substation Refurb Projects.
Has the company supported you in gaining any qualifications?
Yes, Capula is currently supporting my Degree at Staffordshire University. I started studying a BEng in Electrical Engineering with a previous company and one of the reasons that attracted me to Capula was their understanding of the importance of further education and continuous self-development.
What is the most fulfilling aspect of your role?
Within my role, my main responsibility is completing documentation for the refurb of substations across the UK. When I get to visit site for surveys I gain the opportunity to develop my skills by attending the site upgrades. This is very fulfilling as you get to meet the client and see the impact the documentation has on the whole project.
If you met a potential employee, what would you tell them about why you enjoy working for Capula?
That one’s easy, the teamwork. I work in a really great team and I enjoy completing various challenges with the T&D team as we work closely together as a unit. At Capula you get the sense of Family, and they’re currently doing so much to develop their younger generation so it’s a very exciting time.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Family and friends are always taking advantage of the benefit of having an engineer in the family, I’m forever fixing Televisions and stereos! A few years ago I built my own PC. It took me about a day, and now I enjoy tinkering around and upgrading it. I like that I’ve got a bespoke, top spec piece of technology.
What’s your favourite piece of technology?
My favourite piece of technology is actually a Micro Processer. It’s basically a board which is able to read inputs and outputs by sending a set of instructions to the microcontroller on the board. From this I can create robotics, programme a light or a motor – basically change it to whatever, whenever. It’s a great piece of technology as it’s quite simple but allows you to be as creative as you want!
Why did you pursue a career in Engineering?
Very simply I’ve always been interested in learning about how things work and how they tick. That’s why a career in Electronics Engineering suits me perfectly as I’m doing what I enjoy every day!