BIO

I am a mechanical engineer from the UK, now based in the San Francisco Bay Area, USA. I managed the design engineering team (chassis, powertrain, body, interiors, electrical and packaging) at the first company to design, build and sell cars in Africa. A wonderful experience to complement my time at Jaguar Land Rover  (JLR) where I worked on the Hybrid Range Rover and Range Rover Sport. At JLR I commissioned prototype hybrid vehicles, and tested the hybrid system. One highlight was representing the company during a private demonstration to the Prince of Wales. I was technical support for a plug in hybrid Range Rover and had to solve technical problems while at his home in Scotland where he is called the Duke of Rothesay.
I have also worked as a manufacturing consultant (Newton Europe) to speed up production and reduce waste. These skills were put to work when I was seconded to the production team at Mobius Motors and I helped the factory launch the first production run. I worked in Germany for a year as a placement student at Tyco Electronics in the power cable materials R&D team.
In 2014 I achieved Chartered Engineer status with the Institute of Mechanical Engineers - the world's oldest professional engineering body. In my spare time I like to invent things and I always have a project on the go.
I studied Sports Engineering, graduating in 2008 with First Class Honours from the University of Bath. Here's a national prize I was a finalist for with my Masters' project.
To see more of my experience, please look at my LinkedIn profile or contact me for my resume.

Hard Skills

CAD (Autodesk Fusion 360, Catia V5)
FEA (Hyperworks - basic, Autodesk Fusion 360)
Manufacturing process improvement
Test strategy design
National Instruments LabView programming
Dataloggers and sensors
Automotive
Design for manufacture/assembly
Workshop prototyping skills​

Soft Skills

People / Project management
Startups
Working with international suppliers; Germany, India, China, Kenya, Taiwan, UK, USA
Intermediate German