Experienced mechanical design engineer in the Oil & Gas, Nuclear and Defence Sectors.
Keen to increase my knowledge base further.
Exceptionally quick and active learner.
Excellent international experience on site supervising installations and surveys.
Excellent 3D/2D CAD and FEA Skills.
Happy to travel internationally and domestically 50% of the year.
Have a BSc (Hons) and an MSc and currently in the process of gaining professional chartership with the institute of mechanical engineers.
Qualifications & Education
In Progress CEng MIMechE Charteship Status, Institute of Mechanical Engineers
M.Sc. Computer Aided Engineering, University of Teesside
– Introduction and Professional Studies
– Finite Element Methods
– CAD/CAM and Product Developments
– Manufacturing Systems
– Industrial Marketing
– Computer Integrated Manufacture
– Final Project – A 6 month project that involved the redesign of the Vertical Radiation Shields used by Esterline Engineering for the Offshore Oil and Gas industry. Although it is no longer being used by the company it was a project that had me involved throughout the entire process of a new design, from the concepts, development, testing and introducing to the market.
2007–2010 B.Sc. (Hons)
Product Design Technology, Northumbria University
– Introduction to the Management of Design
– Product Design Practice 1 and 2
– Professional Practice in Design 1 and 2
– Drawing, CAD & Retrieval Systems
– Engineering Product Design 1 and 2
– Technology and its Applications
– Materials and Manufacture
– Web Design
– Business of Manufacture
– Computer Modelling
– Electronic Product Design
– Mechanical System Design
– Design for Manufacture
– Modelling for Manufacture
– Product Design Competition
– Graduate Enterprise for CEIS
– My final year was mainly taken up by a final year project, this involved fixing a problem or fill a gap in the market, I designed and built a crowd control system to be used in major outdoor sporting events. It was created to minimise the number of marshals and security required. It consisted of the following modules:
– Design Evaluation Project
– Critical Justification and Evaluation
– Product Evaluation Design Project
– Design Rationale and Validation
Hartlepool Sixth Form College
– AS Level: Product Design, Applied ICT
– A Level: Product Design, Applied ICT Advanced
English Martyrs School and Sixth Form College
– GCSE: 6 A-C’s, 5 D’s
2014 – Ongoing
Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. – Mechanical Engineer
Civil Nuclear Work:
Sellafield Ltd. BEP (Cumbria, UK):
I am currently working on a Box Encapsulation Plant (BEP) which is a facility to be used to process and store nuclear waste coming from multiple plants. I was involved in the Front End Engineering Design (FEED) stage of the project carrying out upfront design ready to be taken to Engineering Procurement & Construction (EPC) stage. Now in the EPC stage I am responsible for the engineering design of the underground Transfer Tunnel system and the Mechanical 3D Modelling and Mechanical Layout for the BEP project. The transfer tunnel system consists of mechanical bogies, containment doors and hatches. In this area the bogies are used to transport clean and contaminated waste liners/boxes from the Box Operations Cell (BOC) to the Waste Treatment Cell (WTC) and vice versa. Responsibilities for the Transfer Tunnel include concept design, layout development, processes, detail design and liaising with vendors and other engineering disciplines to ensure an efficient, long lasting and reliable system is produced. I have been using 2D & 3D modelling for the concept & detail design and layout development and 3D animations and 2D drawings for the processes all of which prove very useful for design reviews and Hazard and Operability Studies (HAZOP) which I have attended. I’ve created Outline Installation method statements and hazard assessment documents to accompany each item within the Transfer Tunnel identifying installation routes, equipment required for installation and possible hazards an operator/installer needs to be aware of during installation and maintenance. To check the tolerances between the items in the transfer tunnel I created a range of tolerance analysis/build-up of tolerances drawings. The other responsibility I have taken charge over is looking after is the mechanical modelling and layout for other areas of BEP such as Outcell, Process Building Receipt, WTC and BOC. I also have involvement in the CCTV systems around BEP and the mechanical processes they are looking to support, where I utilised 3D modelling and 3D animations to review the CCTV’s usability, function and requirement. To execute this task I’ve been working closely with another Jacobs office and the National Nuclear Laboratory.
Esterline Engineering Thermal Protection Unit – Mechanical Design Engineer
Oil & Gas work:
Talisman, Fulmar Platform (North Sea, UK):
The Fulmar required Passive Fire Protection (PFP) to be designed to fit a range of Actuators, Valves, Risers and Control Boxes for an offshore platform in the Central North Sea Sector. I had responsibility of lead engineer on this contract supervising a team of draughtsman, production, and installation/site services. Initially I spent a few days on site with a member of site services to carry out the information and measurement survey where I found a number of issues. Immediately after the survey I met with the client to discuss said issues and how I felt it would have an effect from a design and installation standpoint. A range of actuators in the scope of supply were connected to valves protected with large blast boxes, this made it difficult to create termination points for potential fire paths on the actuator stems. I created a workable design that the client and site services were happy with, and although it was hard to install it met the fire protective design requirements.
Exxon, Worley Parson (Houston, Texas, USA)
Working as mechanical design lead, I designed a product that was to be utilised for both thermal insulation and fire protection purposes. This product was used for two Chemical Treatment Tanks based on a site Houston Texas. I led and supervised a team consisting of draughtsman, production and site installations. I was involved in the full engineering and design process from the initial proposal & concept where I utilised calculations, FEA and practical testing to justify design through to the GA and detail drawing creation where I would check and approve the drawings and designs prior to being manufactured.
Linde, Borouge 3 (Ruwais, Abu-Dhabi, UAE):
This was my first l large contract where I took lead. A petrochemical site in Ruwais Abu-Dhabi had a huge scope of PFP required, 850 items in total. Using MS-Project I created project plan over the 8 month timeline set by the client. After a plan was in place I along with the Customer Accounts Manager arranged ‘kick off’ meetings with my team at HQ, the production sister company in Gyeonggi-Do South Korea and the client in Middle-East. I allocated 4 draughtsmen to create models, GA’s and detail drawings while I carried out checks and approvals. Drawings where then sent to South Korea for manufacturing and shipped over in the weeks that followed. Every item was accompanied by an installation procedure, thermal and structural document which were to be completed in line with items being shipped from Korea, which were created, checked and approved by myself or another mechanical engineer. I sent out 2 of our site team to supervise a local team brought in by Linde to install the PFP.
Flexlife, Rhyl Gas Field (North Sea, UK):
A one off bespoke fire protection design for a large flexible pipe for an offshore rig in the North Sea. Due to the dangerous nature of the protected item being at some height above sea level the concept design and development stage proved problematic, especially when it came to creating a termination point at the highest point of the pipe. The main concern was creating a design that could be very quick and easy to install to minimise the length of time the harness team had to be active. I worked alongside the production lead, a mechanical engineer and site installations to create a workable solution. After creating and testing a range of concepts, I found a solution that was easy to engineer, manufacture and most importantly quick and easy to install.
Endel, St. Avit, Fontenay (France):
Working alongside a senior mechanical engineer we designed rigid body fire protection for a range of actuators for the Fontenay and St. Avit gas plants. I had to work very closely with the customer account manager as they were my point of contact with the client. There were many issues in terms of what our design permits would allow and what the client wanted but once discussions and reviews had initiated we managed to come to a design agreement. I carried out a majority of the engineering myself such FEA & structural calculations to support the design as well as the GA’s and detail drawings due to the lack of resources at the time this was then approved by the senior engineer working alongside me.
BP, Bruce and Jasmine Platforms (North Sea, UK):
Both BP Bruce and BP Jasmine required new Horizontal Radiation Shields (HRS) to protect rig operators and the rig itself from the flare tips intense thermal radiation. The HRS panels themselves were a stock design so there was very little design engineering input required, however myself and the senior engineer had to come up with a simpler, easier and cheaper method of installing the HRS panels on site. The fixing designs used on previous HRS contracts were inefficient and time consuming as the fixing sockets had to welded to the flare stacks steel frame before any panels could be fit and if they were found to be positioned incorrectly, the sockets would have to be cut off and re-welded. The new design we created required no prior welding or special fabrication of the sockets and nuts beforehand, they were simply fed through the grating in HRS panels and twisted as they utilised a mix of off the shelf components from different suppliers. Once we were happy with the design I carried wind load calculations and FEA to prove the designs functionality.
– BAE/MOD (UK): Astute Class Submarine HMS Artful Metallic Thermal Insulation: Sensitive Cannot Disclose.
– BAE/MOD (UK): Astute Class Submarine HMS Audacious Metallic Thermal Insulation: Sensitive Cannot Disclose.
– Babcock/MOD (UK): Trafalgar Class Submarine HMS Torbay Metallic Insulation re-supply and re-fit: Sensitive Cannot Disclose.
– Sanmen (Taizhou, Zhejiangm, China) & Haiyang (Yantai, Shandong, China) Nuclear Power Plant: Both NPP’s required a fire protective wall and ceilings and due to sensitive nature of the environment our standard fire protection wasn’t acceptable and therefore a new product was developed called KM1 was used, it used already approved and tested materials in its construction. Working alongside the Engineering Manager my responsibilities involved initial concept design and development, carrying out to the fire testing, checking and approving drawings and supervising installations and surveys.
– Kori Nuclear Power Plant (Gori, Busan, South Korea): This contract scope consisted of 6 reactors within this NPP, Kori 1 to Kori 4 and Shin Kori 1 to Shin Kori 2, all of which required large Firewalls designing for their Auxiliary Buildings. This contract took almost 2 years to move forward from the initial proposal stage due to the complexity of the designs required. Once I had proven the firewalls seismic and thermal capabilities via theoretical and practical means the client was happy to take on the contract. I was involved with this from every stage, from the proposal through to installation, which included activities such as supervising foreign client staff for site surveys, concept design, liaising with the client, creating design justification documents, approving designs and finally supervising installation.
– EDF, Aris, Paluel Nuclear Power Plant (Paluel, France): This was a long and continuously ongoing contract that involved a resupply and refit of stainless steel insulation to the steam generators, pressurisers and relevant pipework. The engineering team, me included would sit down regularly with the client at our home base to discuss design possibilities and capabilities. I was mainly involved in the design checking and approval stage going through GA’s and detail drawings and CAD models. I was also involved in the design justification stage near the end making structural, seismic and thermal documents utilising FEA, hand calculations and previous & new practical testing.
– Work as lead Mechanical Design Engineer supervising a multi-discipline and experienced team throughout a project from initial proposal to manufacture and installation.
– Be the point of contact in the design office to address issues raised by the manufacture team during production, site team during survey or installation stages or draughting if they came across a problem with a design I or another engineer had tasked them to model and draw.
– Create justification documents to support the products capabilities using specified design codes i.e. BSI, ASME, ISO, etc.
– Prove designs performance on initial concepts and final products by way of hand calculations and/or FEA to ensure it meets the design specification set out by ourselves and the client.
– Creating 3D models of concepts and final products ready to be sent to customers for reviewing or manufacturing to be produced.
– Check, Approve and Produce GA’s, Detail Drawings, Mechanical Handling Drawings, Mechanical Flow Diagrams, Design proposal Drawings, Technical Specifications, Hazard Assessment documents and Installation Method Statements.
– Assist draughting and design team create 2D drawings and 3D models at enquiry and final contract stages.
– Work with R&D to develop new ways to push products and manufacture forward.
– Travel to international and domestic sites to carry out surveys, supervise site installations and meet face to face with clients to create good working relationships.
– Produce 3D animations to analyse mechanical process.
– Work with and discuss ways to increase efficiency within the engineering team.
– Liaise with clients to discuss current and future projects and contracts at company or client headquarters.
– Security Clearance – UK SC Cleared
2011 Autodesk Inventor course
2012 AutoCad course
2012 Ansys FEA Mechanical & Modeller course
2012 BSSA Introduction to stainless steel
2012 Minimum Industry Safety Training
2012 Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training including EBS
2012 Offshore Safety Training for the Norwegian Sector
CAD: AutoDesk Inventor 2009-2015, Ansys Workbench v12-v15, Solidworks 2007-2014, Pro Desktop, NX-Ideas 6, Photoview 360 rendering, Autodesk AutoCad 2009-2014, AutoPol and Autodesk Showcase.
Office: Word 2003-2010, Excel 2003-2010, PowerPoint 2003-2010, Outlook 2003-2010, Access 2003-2010, Publisher 2003-2010, Frontpage 2003-2010 and Project 2003-2010.
Graphics: Photoshop CS1-CS4 and Illustrator CS1-CS4.
Other: Adobe Dreamweaver CS1-CS4, Visual Basic, Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Premiere Elements
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