Q&A with Grant Simmons

Grant Simmons.

Job title
I am an Electrical Supervisor.

How long have you worked at ACIEM?
I will have been working for ACIEM for five years this November.

What made you decide to work for ACIEM?
I came to ACIEM for a new challenge as I was at that stage in my life and I wanted to try something different using my skill set.

What does your day-to-day job entail?
My day-to-day job entails ensuring the smooth delivery of the electrical installations on site and supervising the electricians in my team.

What do you enjoy most about your work?
The most enjoyable part of my job changes from day-to-day.  It could be overcoming a difficult problem or the satisfaction of dressing in cables neatly, even though only a handful of people will ever see them.  Mostly though, it is the people I work with.

What are your aspirations for the business?
My aspirations for the business are similar to my colleagues in so much as I wish the business to grow and realise its full potential.

How would you like your role to develop within ACIEM?
While I’d still want to have some work to do in the field, I would like my role to develop so I have an input on the other side of the business too that deals with delivering projects.

Outside of work, what are you most passionate about?
Outside of work I am most passionate about my family at home, but taking that as a given, I would have to say music. I enjoy collecting old and new records and discovering new music.

What does your perfect weekend look like?
A perfect weekend for me would make terribly dull reading I’m afraid. It would generally involve tinkering about my house, spending quality time with my wife and kids, listening to some old records and playing my guitar. Throw in a nice roast on a Sunday, a half decent bottle of red and that’ll suit me thanks.

When you were at school, what did you want to be when you grew up?
To be honest, I only ever wanted to be Roger Moore or maybe Bryan Ferry when I was at school. I think it was the bow tie and dinner jacket that did it!

If you could go back in time to give yourself one piece of advice, what would it be?
Not to waste my opportunities at school by being a clown.

Describe yourself in one word