2020 40 Under 40: Nicholas Long, PE, LEED AP BD+C, CEng, MCIBSE, 33
Associate, Arup, Hong Kong BS Architectural Engineering (SMEP), Kansas State University
Long’s goal early on was to be a global engineer. And so far, his engineering career and projects have taken him all over the world including the Americas, Middle East, Asia and Australasia, now currently residing in Hong Kong. Long is a dedicated engineer and is quite cognizant of differences in culture, and blends his characteristics with the values of each culture he encounters. In addition to having in-depth technical knowledge as a building service engineer with specialties in electrical design, Long has experience in successfully leading multidiscipline projects throughout Asia. His experiences in delivering and leading overall engineering teams across a wide range of projects allows Long to bring cross discipline solutions, innovations and coordinated engineering designs. Long has also been pivotal in implementing advanced technology in new markets such as DRUPS in India for the Statue of Unity. His professional skills are just as strong as his technical ones and he takes the time to help and mentor his fellow engineers during a project and leave them with lessons they can carry to their next project. Long has also been a local mentor for the University of Surrey’s professional training placements. He is an advocate for international connectivity in engineering field, and is currently mentoring two individuals in Hong Kong. In his downtime, Long enjoys traveling and seeking adventures in new and familiar places. He is a fan of dragon boat races and is looking to become fluent in Spanish and Mandarin.