Tell us a fun fact about yourself.
I was made into a Lego Character for a promotional video
Tell us about your career journey so far.
I am a multidisciplinary engineering and quality professional who did a British Steel apprenticeship but went to education full time to study engineering.
I was sponsored by the MoD and have worked as a Submarine Design Authority, Marine Surveyor, Torpedoes Programme Manager, Head of Military Capability for the Storm Shadow Cruise missile, Head of Section Defence QA, Business Manager Saudi Armed forces Project, UK Acceptance rep for A400M aircraft, Head of Quality Ships’ Acquisition & HMS Prince of Wales lead, Engineering Services Manager HMNB Faslane.
I then went into commercial organisations as a Technical Authority on the Renewables sector for inspection of Wind Turbines and other industry assets.
What was your favourite subject in school and why?
I loved Art & Design and relaxed painting and drawing.
What subjects/qualifications/skills are useful for your role?
Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Business and communication
What is your favourite thing about your job?
Variability across Engineering assets and sectors. Being able to bring excellence from Defence & Aerospace to Renewables.
What is a normal day in your role like?
It varies but I produce processes, teach, audit all compliance and provide technical advice. QHSE is Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental. TA is Technical Authority.
Can you suggest an activity that could be done at home that illustrates an aspect of your work?
You can look at the requirements of ISO17020 and understand what an inspection body does or you can develop a small scale wind turbine from kits to power your phone.
Thames & Kosmos | 627929 | Wind Power | Build A Realistic Wind Turbine To Harness Power | Experiment Kit | Physics Kit | For Ages 8+ https://amzn.eu/d/eYgiGsM
You can also build a Lego working submarine.