About

Chartered Engineer with 15 years experience in research,
project management and design. Conscientious, thorough,
determined with a passion for lateral thinking. Track
record of leading demanding and complex technical projects
to successful completion. Experience working in
defence/space, medical device, automotive and construction
industries.

My skills include CAD, mathematical modelling, statistics, mechanical design and research.

Experience

  • Mechanical Design Engineer Various companies · Freelance Apr 2016 – Present 4 yrs 5 mos undefined, Guernsey In 2016 I started working full time as an airline pilot, but kept up some ad-hoc engineering work for previous employers. Most of this work was in statistical analysis.
  • Mechanical Design Engineer Innalabs · Full-time Sep 2015 – Mar 2016 6 mos undefined, Ireland Mechanical design of multi-axis gyroscope customisations for the Space and Defence industries.
    Intensive use of Solidworks.
    Configuration and administration of Solidworks Enterprise PDM.
    Mechanical development of production tooling, jigs and fixtures.
    Design of accelerometer test system.
  • Product development engineer Tech Group · Full-time Nov 2013 – Sep 2015 1 yrs 10 mos undefined, Ireland Responsible for mechanical design of medical devices using Solidworks.
    Direct contribution to DHF documentation.
    Risk analysis.
    Writing and executing test protocols and change requests.
    CAD and FEA.
    Tolerance analysis.
    Statistical calculations using Minitab
  • Product Development Engineer BlueBridge Technologies · Full-time Oct 2008 – Feb 2013 4 yrs 4 mos undefined, Ireland Responsible for executing research and development briefs reporting directly to senior management and liaising directly with clients.
    Coordination of multi-disciplinary teams.
    Extensive CAD in both Solidworks and Catia V5
    Estimation of hours and timelines, concept generation, design for prototyping and detailed design for function, assembly and manufacture.
    Writing quality procedures (as part of ISO13485 and ISO9001 accreditation).
    Mechanical design of mechanisms, housings and structural components.
    Interpretation of computer simulations including FEA and optical models.
    Experience of injection molding, die casting, welding, extrusion, machining and various rapid prototyping techniques.
    Mathematical modelling and signal processing/analysis.
    Testing and failure analysis.
  • Design Engineer Jeremy Gardner Associates · Full-time Feb 2006 – Aug 2007 1 yrs 6 mos undefined, Ireland Design of smoke control systems and building fire strategies.
  • Project Engineer Winthrop Engineering and Contracting · Full-time Jul 2005 – Feb 2006 7 mos undefined, Ireland AutoCAD and site visits in the construction industry.

Education

  • University College Dublin Master of Engineering Science, Applied dynamics and control systems, Pass 2007 – 2008 Research into cutting edge control system for hard disk drive read/write head position control system.
  • University College Dublin Bachelors Degree, Mechanical Engineering, 2:1 2001 – 2005 Activities and Societies: Captain of the Mountaineering Club Lots of maths, science and engineering science.

Other experience

  • Statistics In 2016 I completed a self-directed course in probability and statistics. I am interested in applying probability to reliability engineering. As part of the course I learned how to program in R and went on to complete bespoke statistical model (monte carlo simulation).

Licenses & Certifications