Chris Evans

Chris Evans graduated from the Network75 scheme in 2015 with a BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering degree.  He currently works for Hydrock in Cardiff as a Senior Electrical Engineer.  He also volunteers as a STEM Ambassador, IET Development Mentor, and IET Education Officer for South Wales. 

Chris studied a Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical and Electronic Engineering via Neath college which was partnered with the University of Glamorgan (now the University of South Wales). On completion, he was made aware of the Network75 scheme which would allow him to work, earn and learn.  This was an ideal opportunity for Chris to support his young family while pursuing his academic aspirations.

Chris was successful in gaining a place on the Network75 scheme and was placed with Vitec in Tongwynlais.  Vitec specialises in the built environment, providing solutions for mechanical, electrical and communication systems leading to practical and comfortable buildings.  While on placement his role included the preparation of electrical designs in co-ordination with the MEP team, architects, surveyors, contractors and clients.  Chris gained vast design knowledge and experience on various projects across a wide range of markets including:

  • Design calculations
  • Lighting design
  • Fire systems design
  • Cable containment design
  • Earthing and lightning protection design
  • Security system design
  • Technical report writing
  • Site visits
  • Use of Autodesk CAD modelling software in the production of designs

Since graduating from the scheme in 2015, Chris has progressed in his career by working in some of the largest companies within the Building Services discipline.  These include Arup, AECOM as well as his current employer Hydrock in Cardiff. His roles have allowed him to work on projects all over the globe in numerous sectors including:

  • Healthcare,
  • Commercial
  • Leisure
  • Residential
  • Education
  • Aviation
  • Nuclear
  • Data Centres.
Chris' career highlights to date include working on the UK's first high energy Proton Beam Therapy (PBT) Centre in Manchester and a spending 3 months working in Dubai in 2017. 

Chris returned to higher education and completed a Post Graduate Certificate (PGC) in Building Services Engineering and Management via distance learning and graduated in 2018.  He has been professionally recognised for his development and has achieved the status as Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).