Employee Spotlight

At FM:Systems, our team has 3 guiding values around what we believe and how we behave: do the right thing, act with urgency, and cultivate a culture of excellence & accountability. We strive to foster an environment for our employees to grow and be the best version of themselves in and outside of the workplace. Check out some of the great people who work at FM:Systems!

Jimmy Green ES - Employee Spotlight

Jimmy Green - Senior Project Manager

Tell us what do you do at FM:Systems?

I run the OccupEye projects for the sensor installations. I also do some background technical stuff for OccupEye, setting up dashboards and the OccupEye services, and working with the clients to get them up and running. It’s quite a varied role!

 

Tell us a little bit about your educational and professional background.

Originally, when I finished school, I had a high-level IT certification. I thought I would be a programmer or web developer. I majored in Multimedia and Website Development in university. When I graduated, the IT market crashed in the UK, so I ended up working for a IT refurbishment company for a while. I started working for CadCapture (which is now an FM:Systems company, Occupeye) as a Field Technician doing the installs, and I’ve grown ever since!

 

Sum up your FM:Systems career to date in one word. 

Progressive 

 

What is your proudest moment at FM:Systems? 

A great accomplishment was finding a way where we could make our OccupEye system cloud based. When I first started with OccupEye we used to have laptops on site hidden in cupboards that would collect and upload the data. It was expensive having to install a laptops along side the OccupEye system and not always ideal having to find somewhere discreet for the laptop. Whilst we were testing a solution for the Wi-Fi system we found a way we could use a cloud server to host our OccupEye services, and as long as we had an internet connection we could set the hosts up to communicate with cloud. This allowed us to save on hardware costs and do a lot of remote configuration of the sensors. 

 

We are also just about to complete our largest remote installation yet—2000 sensors! Its took a lot of pre-planning and work, but we almost there!  

 

What’s something new that you learned to do since we’ve had to stay at home a bit more? 

Learned to cook better and healthier. Now that I have more time, I’ve started to cook meals from scratch.  

 

What has been your biggest challenge since switching to completely work-from-home? 

Managing my time effectively. The first 3 months of working from home, I felt like I was spending too much time at my laptop or I would find myself getting distracted too easily. I’m finally settled now, and I’ve converted my spare bedroom into an office! 

 

What is your favorite part about working from home? 

Being able to spend more time with my daughter and the flexibility.  

 

 What’s something that you miss doing that you could easily do pre-COVID? 

Going out for food and a couple of pints.  

If you could pick an office superlative for yourself, what would it be?  

“Most Likely to Be on a Call at 2AM” 

What motivates you to wake up and go to work? 

Enjoying my job is a big factor. I don’t dread Monday mornings.  

 

If you could learn anything, what would it be? 

I would like to speak another language, probably Russian.  

 

What three traits define you? 

Problem Solver 

Dedicated 

Reliable  

 

What would you do (for a career) if you weren’t doing this? 

Managing a pub. My mom used to have a pub when I was 17, and I worked there for a couple of years. I managed it for the last year before my mom sold, and I really enjoyed it. I used to make some really good drinks, including the Jimbo special (which is vodka, redbull, blue wkd)! 

 

If you could only drink one beer for the rest of your life, what would it be? 

It wouldn’t be a beer, it would be Jack Daniel’s. I have a pretty big collection! 

 

What is something you’ve always wanted to try?  

I’ve always wanted to do a triathalon, but I’m not great at swimming and my fitness isn’t what it used to be. 

 

How do you balance work and life? 

A lot easier now I am not travelling to the office as much. I’ve started using my calendar more, I block time out to focus on different clients / projects, but also including time for breaks!  

 

What is your hidden talent? 

As I mentioned above, I’m good at making drinks that you normally wouldn’t combine.  

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