Summary


A dedicated professional with a degree in 3D CAD. A highly skilled individual specialising in the management and control of design process and related issues, whilst maintaining accuracy and attention to detail at all times. Possesses excellent interpersonal skills, is articulate and has the ability to communicate with clients and colleagues alike. Thrives on being part of a successful and productive team whilst also demonstrates strong leadership in competitive and demanding industry sectors. Works well under own initiative and demonstrates the high level of motivation required to meet the tight deadlines.


Experience

Project Engineer LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Ltd: 2017 - Date


Responsibility for the management and delivery of several major projects (£500k plus) including the delivery of 50 bespoke lubricator systems designed for Crossrail.

Defining engineering specifications to successfully capture customer requirements and any other contractual requirements, in order to define success criteria.


Duties:

  • Leading projects from infancy, pre-production through to completion.

  • Delivery of concept design through to detailed design work, managing team members as required.

  • Managing project budgets and assessing impact of design choices.

  • Working with production facilities to establish best DFMA processes.

  • Providing technical support to the sales team.

  • Carrying out effective client liaison for all projects undertaken

  • Responsible for the completion of all  project documentation inclusive of  O&M manuals.



Key Skills And Competencies:

  • Extensive experience of product design from a variety of industries.

  • Experience interpreting specifications and preparing technical proposals.

  • Experience of planning, project management, design & client liaison.

  • Ability to multi-task in a demanding engineering environment.



Senior Draughtsman, LB Foster Rail Technologies (UK) Ltd: 2013 - 2017


A skilled draughtsman with over 10  plus years’ experience working in 3D CAD with previous experience of numerous engineering sectors including the construction industry. The knowledge gained  through this experience has been instrumental in driving forward the design office.


Duties:

  • Implementation of a 3D CAD system (Solidworks) which is used for all drawing, and validation of products ahead of manufacture.

  • Implementation of a document control system (Solidworks PDM) used to control revisions and ensures strict quality processes are followed.

  • Cross site collaboration and best practices developed.

  • Complete overhaul of the engineering process and rewrite of all SOPs to bring in line with new procedures and practices implemented.

  • Head of the global engineering ERP group.

  • Member of the low cost initiative group tasked with evaluating existing product lines for cost reductions.


Key Skills And Competencies:

  • In depth experience of all major CAD packages.

  • Resolving complicated technical issues, finding fast efficient solutions.

  • Excellent technical drawing skills.

  • Extensive manufacturing knowledge.

  • Successful product development experience.

  • Liaising with customers on a regular basis to ensure the successful design and manufacture of products to agreed budgets and time frames.


Laing O'Rourke: 2010 - 2013

 

  • Producing detailing manufacturing drawings.
  • Creating material schedules and cutting lists.
  • Producing CAM data for a wide range of different products.
  • Identifying and overcoming design issues.
  • Liaising with internal and external clients.
  • Health and safety awareness (trained through the Incident & Injury Free program.)

 

Birley Manufacturing: 2008 – 2010

 

  • Maintaining drawing files and records throughout the duration of contracts.
  • Integrating the CAD package with the MRP system to provide automated BOM extraction.
  • Running regular training sessions for all CAD Engineers.
  • Developing the drawing procedures and methods.
  • CAD/CAM design and programming

 

Airflow Product Finishing: 2007 – 2008

 

  • Implementing standard drawing manufacturing methods.
  • Producing parametric models to cover a range of products.
  • Technical support.