Tom Garwood
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I am a chartered mechanical Engineer with experience in multi-discipline design and simulation across a range of industries including Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Rail, Civil & Structural, Renewable Energy and Moveable Structures. I can provide a focussed extension to your core team that will solve your companies’ problems including;
• R&D
• Design assessment and prototyping
• Engineering drawings
• Site surveys
• Manufacturing management/improvement
• Energy use and sustainability applications
• And many more, just get in touch!


  • PhD Research The University of Sheffield · Sep 2016 – Present 4 yrs 6 mos Sheffield, UK I am in my final year of a PhD programme and have conducted research into building energy assessments in accordance with CIBSE Guide A and ASHRAE Guideline 14 and simulation with a focus on industrial buildings. This has included site surveys, scans and measurements in addition to the development of software and a hardware prototype. I have presented at
    three international conferences and have had two research journal articles published in addition to conference proceedings.
    Research Output: (hidden)
  • Commercial Director Free Running Buildings · Jul 2018 – Jan 2019 6 mos Sheffield, UK I spent six months working part-time as Commercial Director of Free Running Buildings in parallel with my PhD Research. During this time my role involved finding new clients, developing research proposals and conducting
    building energy engineering assessments.
  • Design Engineer Atkins · Sep 2010 – Aug 2016 5 yrs 11 mos Rotherham, UK I have six years of experience as a design engineer across a range of industries including Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Rail, Civil & Structural, Renewable Energy and Moveable Structures. Key experience includes;
    - Detailed mechanical design from concept creation to manufacture of structures and mechanisms for a wide range of applications.
    - Remote handling system design for intermediate level waste on a nuclear site.
    - Good working knowledge of BS EN 1090-2 and fabrication execution classes.
    - Spur Gear Design and Analysis to ISO6336 & BS436.
    - Finite Element Analysis (FEA) using Ansys.
    - Technical lead on design of bespoke high integrity Class 1 Nuclear lifting equipment.
    - Modifications to Class 1 Nuclear Structure Crane and installation of structures onto crane.
    - Design assessments using BS2573 & Eurocodes.
  • Work Placement Student Jaguar-LandRover · May 2009 – Jul 2009 2 mos Warrington, UK I worked in Body Structures and my placement focused on quality control. The projects included the following;
    - Investigate the feasibility & costs of adding/changing a production line process.
    - Refine and make processes more robust to protect the customer.
    - Conducting quality audits and improving the Failure Mode
    Avoidance process.
    - Testing and analysis on a new component to see if existing issues
    were resolved
    -Presented my work to senior managers and the relevant suppliers.
  • Factory Production Control Engineer Daver Steels · Apr 2008 – Jan 2009 9 mos Sheffield, UK I worked for a steel fabrication company based in Sheffield as part of a work placement programme called Shell STEP and was awarded the title “Most Enterprising Student in the Midlands 2008”. My work involved the production of a new IS09001 quality manual and a Factory Production Control system to BS EN 1090.


  • The University of Sheffield Masters in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, First Class 2006 – 2010 Activities and Societies: Mechanical Engineering Society Snowboarding Society Awarded the Mechanical Engineering Department Hector AitkenWainwright Prize 2010
    Projects included;
    - My final year project; the concept design of an energy harvesting speedbump,
    - Group design project sponsored by Siemens VAI involving a steel rolling mill,
    - Design projects using FEA software
  • Monmouth Comprehensive School 1999 – 2006 A-Levels
    Mathematics – A
    Physics – A (Oldbury Power Station Award)
    Design & Technology – B (Elliott Trophy for Design & Technology)

    Photography – B

    5 subjects @ A*
    4 subjects @ A
    2 subjects @ B

Other experience

  • Featured as a Rising Star by The Professional Engineering Magazine (hidden)
  • Institution of Mechanical Engineers I have volunteered on several IMechE committees fulfilling various committee roles. These have included Secretary and Chairman of South Yorkshire Young Members, Secretary of South Yorkshire Area, Young Member Representative of the Yorkshire Region and Young Member Board. In these roles I have organised a series of lectures, events, debates and
    competitions for IMechE membership, the public and school children to promote Engineering across a range of subjects.

Licenses & Certifications

  • Chartered Mechanical Engineer The Engineering Council Feb 2016 – Present