A confident, well motivated, focussed and determined individual, who as a competent & effective team player can be relied upon to use initiative and work well independently under short time scales to get a project successfully completed. Positive, out-going and open to new ideas, but also prepared to voice opinions.
As a Chartered Engineer and mentor, I have spent time promoting engineering professional development through both national and local representation of the Royal Aeronautical Society. I was Chairman of the Society's Young Members' Section, where I led strategy and laid the foundations for the creation of the Young Members' Board and I'm currently a committee member of the Society's Bristol Branch, holding the position of Honorary Treasurer.
My current role is as Development Capability Lead, responsible for the management and development of relevant core capability skill sets within the Development Engineering community supporting LiftSystem and Production Programmes.
After 6 years working within the Rolls-Royce Control Systems Operating Business Unit, I moved into the Development function of Rolls-Royce Defence Aerospace Engineering. Primarily responsible for the management of the Flight Clearance process for Adour development flight engines, as well as being the development team member of the Adour Mk106 up-rating programme IPT for the RAF Jaguar fleet, providing the necessary ground trials clearance assessment.
As Project Engineer, I was responsible for the management of a diverse range of control system products and activities on a number of Defence Aerospace programmes including RB199, BR710 in Nimrod, Pegasus, Spey, Tyne, Avon and Viper. In this role, I acted as the single point of contact for each of the programmes on control system design and in-service support, responsible for liaising with both internal and external customers as well as the extended supply chain.
My responsibilities on RB199 also encompassed the Turbounion Accessories Working Group Chairmanship, where the output of the group formed the definition and implementation of Control System & Accessory policy on the programme.
My primary role was in supporting the management and development of the EJ200 Engine Health Monitoring Ground Support System, liaising with the other EUROJET partners, the supplier (DS&S) and Eurofighter on aspects of the development of the system. In addition, I was the Rolls-Royce/EUROJET representative at the Eurofighter working group meetings as SDR for the EHM system. Specific responsibilities during this period included;
•Member of EJ200 EHM IPT, developing software to support the Typhoon EIS.
•Focal Point for EHM in-service issues, liaising with the Rolls-Royce EJ200 Service Engineering team.
•Project managed the definition and generation of EHM software reference data sets for engine performance, based on requirements submitted by the Rolls-Royce EJ200 Performance team.
•Definition and management of EHM system and software requirements.
•Demonstration of the EHM system capabilities to the customer and end user.
•Liaison for Training and Configuration Data Management between the EUROJET partner companies and the customer.
From February 2005, I was the IPT Lead for the BR710 in Nimrod Engine Vibration Monitoring Unit development programme, working closely with AMETEK and BAE Systems
During my time with the Pegasus Controls team, I was involved in a number of key customer programmes. The largest of which was the RAF Harrier GR7 Pegasus Mk107 engine upgrade programme and involved not only co-ordinating the activities of the control system supplier (TRW Aeronautical Systems), but also reviewing the certification compliance evidence, conducting the safety assessments of the Digital Engine Control Unit software and liaising with the UK MoD Harrier IPT during the certification process. Other responsibilities included;
•Lead Engineer & CAM for the PLAU Resolver re-design programme for the US Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier Fleet. An activity to relocate and re-design the throttle position resolver to improve the reliability of the unit and provide a better throttle response.
•IPT Lead for a Pegasus Mk107 production engine investigation.
•Working Group co-ordinator for the Early Flight Trials investigation of developing the hydromechanical Fuel System Control Unit for installation on a Pegasus 11-61 engine in the Sea Harrier FA2.
•Control System Problem Owner for the Pegasus Project Product Change Board.
My first "Line Placement" upon completion of the Rolls-Royce Graduate Training Scheme was within the MT50 marine gas turbine engine controls team, liaising with potential suppliers. The MT50 was to be a marinised version of the industrial/civil aerospace Trent 500 engine in the 50MW category. My specific responsibilities whilst on the team included;
•Development of the MT50 gas turbine engine control system for the 'Fastship' programme.
•Responsible for the definition of the Human Machine Interface specification for the MT50 marine gas turbine, liasing between potential suppliers and the certification authority Det Norske Veritas.
•Definition of the initial specification for the Development Test Equipment for system development and eventual production pass-off.
Completion of a variety of engineering placements during the early stages of my career to both improve knowledge and ultimately my own awareness of the structure of the Company, Engineering Functions and their purpose within the organisation.
Prior to joining Rolls-Royce plc, I briefly worked for the NatWest Group in London. My principal responsibilities were;
• Editing bank literature and procedures as required
• Processing applications and Bank statements for Blind and Visually impaired customers and staff.
• Handling general enquiries to the department.
Dissertation: ‘Development and Provision of Engine Health Monitoring Solutions for Gas Turbine Applications'
IMechE Western Aerospace Prize Runner-up
Final Year Dissertation: ‘The CAA Crankshaft Airworthiness Directive'
December 2002: Elected as a Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society
March 2004: Successfully obtained Chartered Engineer status
Security cleared to SC level - expires 8th February 2018
• Personally pursued and was awarded the Breitling JAR-FCL PPL(A) Flying Scholarship by the Guild of Air Pilots and Air Navigators in June 2005.
• Mentor within the Rolls-Royce Graduate Mentorship Programme – 2004 to Present.
• Commissioned officer within the RAF Volunteer Reserve (Training); currently Officer Commanding 2152 (North Bristol) Squadron Air Training Corps.
Key developer of the new technical training syllabus for the Air Cadet Organisation.
•Took part in the Engineering Council's ‘Sainsbury Initiative' (as developed from the Hawley Group report), as a ‘Corresponding Member', supporting the working groups and advising them on young engineer issues.
•Involved with the Smallpeice Trust Engineering & Careers Course for Year 10 students - designed to give an overview of the some of the skills required by engineers and also to provide an insight into the various routes into engineering.
•The Royal Aeronautical Society, Bristol Branch Committee – 1998 to Present.
oInvolved in local working party looking at the Professional Development issues of graduate members in the Bristol area – 1999.
oTreasurer of the Branch – 2002 to Present
o2010 Branches Conference Administrator
•The Royal Aeronautical Society Young Members Section Committee – 1994 to 2003.
oInitially joined as City University student representative, but subsequently became the R-R Bristol graduate representative.
oAeroChallenge ‘Egg Race' co-ordinator – 1996.
oAnnual Conference team member – 1998 to 2001
o‘A Career In Aerospace' Seminar development team member – 1999.
oElected to the executive position of Treasurer – 1996/1997.
oElected to the executive position of Chairman – 1999 to 2001.
oEx-Officio Member of RAeS Council and Strategic Review Board – 1999 to 2001.
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