Paul Charlesworth

associate MEchanical Engineer

Paul is a passionate and committed Associate Mechanical Engineer with experience of working in both private and public sectors. His project involvement includes the design of mechanical building services within residential developments, retail spaces, commercial and public environments.

Paul provides design advice on below ground water, natural gas, heating and sprinkler pipework distribution services, as well as mechanical design for district heating, natural gas, domestic water, ventilation, comfort cooling and above ground drainage systems. He has experience of liaising with utility service providers and district heating network operators.

Paul also liaises with specialist sub-contractors to provide design assistance on Fire Fighting systems such as dry and wet risers, residential and commercial sprinkler systems.

Paul maintains excellent relationships with clients and all members of the design team, as well as both principal and sub-contractors.

Paul’s role at AWA is focused on ensuring that all mechanical design packages provided are to a meticulous standard of detail. He works in a methodical, logical way and heads up quality control for the mechanical side of the business. Paul is committed to achieving the highest possible standard of service and technical support for all of AWA’s clients.

Professional Credentials

Education Background

  • Paul attended Emerson Park Secondary School in Hornchurch, Essex, completing his GCSE’s in 1995, before progressing to Barking College in Romford, Essex to undertake a BTEC National Diploma in Construction. Here he received the award for ‘Best Full Time Student’ on a BTEC National Diploma Construction Course.

  • Paul attended Sparsholt College Hampshire, near Winchester, where he completed a B.Sc. (Hons.) Degree in Aquaculture & Fishery Management, graduating in 2000.

  • Paul attended City of Westminster College London on a part time basis whilst working full time at Arup, where he completed his BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Building Services Engineering (HVAC).

  • Paul became a Member of the Institution of Engineering & Technology (MIET) in October 2019 before obtaining Professional Registration with the Engineering Council as an Incorporated Engineer (IEng) in 2020.

Professional Experience

  • Paul started his career with a London based consultants being employed as an Mechanical CAD Technician whilst completing his BTEC HNC in Building Services Engineering (HVAC) at City of Westminster College, London. He later joined another consultancy as an M&E CAD Technician.

  • Paul moved employment to be an M&E CAD Technician, where he worked on various projects ranging from residential, mixed use, retail and educational to the Public Sector.

  • Paul joined AWA in 2011 as an M&E CAD Technician, before being promoted to M&E CAD & Revit Technician in 2014. He then progressed to Mechanical Design Engineer in 2016, followed by Senior Mechanical Design Engineer in 2021. Paul was then further promoted to Associate Mechanical Engineer in 2022. Paul is passionate and committed to ensuring that AWA provide an exemplar standard of service and technical support to our clients by overseeing the production of the mechanical design information packages.

Hobbies & interests

  • Paul has been an avid angler for most of his life, and when he is able to find time away from family commitments enjoys sea angling from both shore and boat. In the future, when time allows, he hopes to invest in his own small fishing boat for fishing trips out with his family.

  • Paul enjoys following Rugby Union, mainly on television these days, and likes to watch England’s progress in the Six Nations, International & Rugby World Cup competitions.

  • Paul enjoys all types of music, and can play the guitar. He has owned a range of different guitars in the past, but now has just a single Gibson Les Paul Standard which he doesn’t play as much as he would like.