As part of our marketing theme 2020, The Year of The Designer, we have also interviewed our own employees, structural engineers who are working at Peikko units all over the world.
Read a new story and meet András Megyesi-Jeney from Peikko Hungary.
Why have you chosen to study civil engineering?
Since my parents also worked as structural engineers, I was surrounded by this milieu as a child. Back then, large tracing papers, T-rulers, scale rulers, slide rules were the engineer's tools - which were very interesting for me. Later in high school I was interested in a lot of subjects, but I was really good in real subjects, especially math. After that, it became clear that I would continue my studies at the Technical University and become an engineer.
When did you start in Peikko and what is your job in Peikko about?
I started working at Peikko a couple of months ago as a team leader of Customer Engineering group in Budapest Office. Since I have been working as structural engineer for more than 15 years, I see that the product-specific knowledge of the team complements well with my wider professional experience and knowledge. The team introduced me to the products and the related special design method quite quickly. Since there is production in Hungary also, I have several tasks that are not only related to design, but also to production.
What do you like most about your job?
I like the diversity most in my work. It is a challenge for me that I moved from the design of general load-bearing structures to a special professional field where I can apply and develop other skills as well. There is a good team here in the Budapest office, so I'm glad to be a part of it.
What projects that you did in Peikko are you most proud of?
The project I am most proud of was a rather complex project. Balcony connectors had to be designed in a multi-storey building. Due to the specific geometry and support system, the task was a real challenge professionally. I learned a lot from it.
What is the strangest/craziest thing you have had in your work or were asked by a customer?
Since I have been here, I've heard several quite incredible stories from colleagues. But I don't have a personal story on this topic yet.
What are your biggest interests outside working life?
I mostly spend my free time with my family. I also do sports 1-2 times a week. I usually play football or basketball. I also like to go hiking, reading, listening to music and watching a movie.
You can read more employee stories at News & Stories