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All Energy Glasgow 2024

All Energy Glasgow 2024

HiDef attended the All Energy conference this week. It’s been great chatting with so many of you, discussing future projects and our services. We hope to see you all again next year!   Continue Reading

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef’s Principal Consultants Catriona Gall and Caroline Carter are looking forward to attending the Wind Energy Ireland, Offshore Wind 2024 Conference in Dublin this week. If you are looking for ornithology and/or marine mammal environmental services, please do get in touch!         Continue Reading

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef have been busy at the European Cetacean Society conference this week 10th-12th April. Jaz Harker talked about the winter distributions of common dolphin in the Irish and Celtic Seas and implications for assessment of anthropogenic impacts. A poster by Ruth Peters-Grundy assesses diving information for cetaceans with a view to correcting abundance estimates for… Continue Reading

All Energy Glasgow 2024

All Energy Glasgow 2024

HiDef attended the All Energy conference this week. It’s been great chatting with so many of you, discussing future projects and our services. We hope to see you all again next year!   Continue Reading

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef attend Wind Energy conference in Dublin

HiDef’s Principal Consultants Catriona Gall and Caroline Carter are looking forward to attending the Wind Energy Ireland, Offshore Wind 2024 Conference in Dublin this week. If you are looking for ornithology and/or marine mammal environmental services, please do get in touch!         Continue Reading

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef attend European Cetacean Society Conference

HiDef have been busy at the European Cetacean Society conference this week 10th-12th April. Jaz Harker talked about the winter distributions of common dolphin in the Irish and Celtic Seas and implications for assessment of anthropogenic impacts. A poster by Ruth Peters-Grundy assesses diving information for cetaceans with a view to correcting abundance estimates for… Continue Reading

Category Archives: Our People – Technology

Steven Gyles – Lead Engineer

Steven Gyles – Lead Engineer

Steven recently joined HiDef as Lead Engineer in April 2023.

Steven comes from a telecoms background having worked for Openreach as part of the service delivery department, Steven progressed through engineering into a team leader role where he developed/coached engineers and was responsible for safety. Steven continued his progression and moved into an area management position where he further developed his leadership skills managing a team of 45 engineers which will help him work with confidence when leading the engineering team here at HiDef.

Colin Day – Engineering Technician

Colin Day – Engineering Technician

Colin joined the team as an Engineering technician in September 2022, having recently left his role as a Telecommunications Engineer with Openreach for 8 years. Previous to that, he served 15 years with the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineering Technician on Seaking aircraft. He is competent at working on both mechanical and electrical systems… Continue Reading

Jonty Styles – Research and Development Engineer

Jonty Styles – Research and Development Engineer

Jonty is a Research and Development Engineer at HiDef, working across varied projects in the continuing expansion and advancement of HiDef’s capabilities. He gained his MEng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Liverpool in 2022, developing his technical skills across differing engineering fields with a particular focus on electromechanical systems and energy production. Jonty… Continue Reading

Will Houghton – Research and Development Engineer

Will Houghton – Research and Development Engineer

Will has a varied background in engineering disciplines gained from his MEng in Aeronautical and Aerospace Engineering from the University of Leeds in 2018. He works closely alongside a variety of departments within the business for the ongoing development of integral procedures and researching new technologies to continually improve the services that HiDef can offer.… Continue Reading

Calum Burgess – Software Developer

Calum Burgess – Software Developer

After secondary school in 2016 Calum moved to Cumbria and studied Computing at college, after this he ultimately decided to pursue a career in computing so progressed his education at Lancaster University studying Computer Science. In the summer of 2021 Calum did a work placement with Copeland council where he learnt about cyber security and… Continue Reading

Ben Massey – Engineering Technician

Ben Massey – Engineering Technician

Ben joined HiDef in August 2022. He has a background in engineering, gained from completing his MEng in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Liverpool in 2022. His Masters Year Capstone project was to design, build and test a UAV to count cormorant birds on Puffin Island. Ben enjoyed working on the camera and gimbal… Continue Reading

Joe Patterson – Engineering Technician

Joe Patterson – Engineering Technician

Joe joined the team as an Engineering technician, Having previously served in the Royal Navy as an Aircraft Engineering technician on Merlin aircraft he is very competent when it comes to flight safety and working with advanced systems. After spending a couple of years living in Australia he returned to the UK to continue working… Continue Reading

Louis MacMillan – Apprentice IT Technician

Louis MacMillan – Apprentice IT Technician

Coming close to the end of Louis’ Computing Diploma HiDef offered him an IT Apprenticeship. As of September 2022, Louis will have started his apprenticeship course which will allow him to obtain several regionally recognized certifications. This will allow him to strive for knowledge in Networking and Cybersecurity. In HiDef Louis continues to not only… Continue Reading

Andy MacBain – Head of ICT

Andy MacBain – Head of ICT

Andy joined HiDef as Head of ICT. Andy brings with him over 35 years of IT Technical Support and Business Analysis experience acquired while working in global roles in major computer corporations. Andy’s role at HiDef is to proactively manage the IT and Communications infrastructure to ensure it supports HiDef’s business requirements today and into… Continue Reading

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