Exceeding Expectations All Year

With a career spanning 40 years, Martyn, an electrical engineer in Dublin, Ireland, views each day as a unique, challenge-seeking opportunity.

September 15, 2023 3 Minute Read

Every day is different and has unique challenges. I think that’s most satisfying for me—that I can actually get my hands on the fault-finding in these systems.
For over 40 years, Martyn has worked as an electrical technician helping clients meet their maintenance needs. Currently, he is a trusted resident technician at the Convention Centre Dublin (CCD), an iconic building in Ireland’s capital city.

“I’ve worked here since the site opened in 2010 and was involved during its final building stages. This gave me a wealth of knowledge of the building’s structure and needs, which I’m able to pass on to other team members.” Martyn says. The CCD is used to globally promote the Irish State, drive revenue for the Irish economy and bring convention delegates from various industries worldwide.

“I make sure the building is technically compliant and functioning properly at all times. Annually, I plan and lead the CCD’s high voltage shutdown, the twice-annual fire activation cause-and-effect testing, and other important system reviews.” Martyn also recently oversaw two significant projects, including a complete rebalancing and flushing of the building’s heating and cooling systems.

With sustainability top of mind, Martyn works with the client on reducing energy consumption in the building. “I am always looking for more energy-efficient ways to run our client’s HVAC and lighting systems, and they’ve implemented initiatives I’ve suggested. This includes heating and cooling valve failure alerts for open or faulty control valves that waste energy, finding energy-efficient ways to use space that considers different air conditioning zones, assigning alerts for using power like lighting during non-occupancy hours, and installing water meters on heating and cooling systems to monitor for leaks.”

Because of Martyn’s ability to effectively exceed client expectations while being a role model employee, supporting and mentoring those around him, he was named Technician of the Year at GWS’s 2022 Europe Local Leadership Conference.

Martyn consistently meets every challenge with the highest level of thought and consideration. “What I enjoy about my job is that in a venue like this, every day is different and each event has unique challenges. But I think what gives me the most satisfaction is the hands-on fault-finding, identifying and rectifying plant or machinery failures. Even with many years of experience and knowledge, I’m always learning something new.”

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