Aug 2013 – Dec (End) 2014 (Meggitt Control System Birmingham UK) Principal Consultant – Program Manager/Development Engineer Meggitt Control Systems (Serck Aviation) Designs, Develops and manufactures and certifies heat management systems for jet engine fuel, air and propulsion systems. Due to failure of units (icing of fuel and crash at London Heathrow) and the backlog of deliveries the customers insisted of a full time onsite presence. I was engaged to facilitate a recovery program for two of Meggitt's customers, Rolls-Royce and Woodward Inc. Stripping rebuilding and subsequent testing of the units was undertaken. New ATP’s written and approved introduction qualification (RTCA D0160 - vibration, pressure, temperature etc) testing of a new unit to replace failed unit under taken. Managed cross over period and in service replacement.
Aug 2012 – Aug 2013 (Honeywell USA/Airbus Germany) Principal Consultant - Project Manager/Development Engineer Honeywell supply the air conditioning system for the Airbus A350 and required an onsite project manager/engineer to over see a troubled heater supplier (Ametek Airscrew). I over saw the total development of the heaters, the production and testing of the units right up to installation on MSN01 and MSN02 prototype aircraft. I worked remotely on my own supporting Honeywell in the USA and Airbus in Hamburg. Audited external test facilities and witnessed tests on behalf of client. Reviewed and controlled all qualification test (RTCA D0160) and acceptance test procedures and test reports.
Jan 2012 – May 2012 (PFW UK/Germany) Principal Consultant - Program Manager/Supplier Team Leader PFW was a client in crisis, late drawing deliveries and chaos in procurement meant they needed an experienced Aerospace expert. I was engaged to help get the program back on track. Improve customer relations and establish a recovery plan for the A350 program. At PFW request ran UK based suppliers on behalf of senior management and procurement. Resolving engineering and project issues after bad management created a crisis. Pin pointing the problems and removing them.
Aug 2011 – Jan 2012 (BE Aerospace Ltd UK) Principal Consultant - Program Manager B/E Aerospace was a client who manufactures Galleys and Crew rests for commercial aircraft. They engaged my company to manage their Sukhoi galley program as well as their Airbus crew rests, which I did for 3 months. This also included managing and witnessing the dynamic testing off site on their behalf. Managed the complete overall and upgrade of their test facilities in preparation for the new A350 galley test program. Manager in charge of all the development test programs for the whole of the Leighton Buzzard site.
June 2006 – Aug 2011 (Martin-Baker Aircraft Company UK/USA) Principal Consultant - Program Manager/Development Engineer Responsible for the total research and development including roll out of a number of world exclusive products. Established the production facilities in the UK and USA for the developed products. Point of contact for US, Swedish and other government’s armed forces. World authority on Helicopter restraint inertia reels (MA-16) and para-aramid webbing. Creation of qualification hardware, test plans, test reports and customer support. Dynamic crash and full military environmental testing (MIL-STD-810 and MIL-R8236) was part of my daily routine. ￼￼￼￼￼￼1 Providing the directors with advice and solutions to problems that cannot be resolved by others. Advisor to the directors for strategy, market intelligence, supplier sourcing and engineering solutions. Creative problem solver and extremely resourceful to ensure the job gets done. THE on site fire fighter.
October 2005 – June 2006 (AOES Holland) Principal Consultant - Business Development/Program Manager With the issuing of the DSS’s by Airbus for the design of the A350 to all it’s prime suppliers I was requested to run up the A350 project and provide support to a consortium of companies which included Labinal, ATENA, Bertrandt and Industrie Hansa (all Germany based). All these suppliers were to provide design services whilst I worked on providing the stress analysis services for them. Eventually I programmed and supplied prices for fuselage Sections 14, 16, 17 and the circumferential joints, total bids for stress analysis issued by myself was valued at 16mil€. I attended the Airbus bidders conferences in Hamburg and managed the whole A350 program for my client AOES on my own. I developed processes to support the expected projects start up, such as a vendor selection process for outsourcing to Serbia and India I have contacts with companies in these areas and have visited TATA’s facilities in India. I also controlled a large scale recruitment program and reviewed dozens of CV’s for stress engineers. I have a good network in the industry built up over the last 30 years and have worked in and around Germany for the past 6 years. Other duties involved: Business development Customer support Program management Master schedules Pricing estimates Recruitment selection Manpower levels Risk assessment Outsourcing vendor selection Commercial network building Attending trade shows Market research Visiting vendors and assessing capabilities Developing best practices project processes to ISO9000:2000 March 2005 – October 2005 (Capital Aviation UK) Principal Consultant - Senior Business Development Consultant My task was to development new business within Germany for a British based recruitment company that wished to branch out into engineering projects which I would then run. Knowledge of most German Aerospace companies and a broad network of contacts was required. It was my responsibility to find the projects, negotiate the contracts and run the projects
June 2003 – March 2005 (Brace Aerospace Holland) Bremen/Hamburg Germany Principal Consultant - Project Design Manager German market, responsible for all aspects of business with Airbus Germany, contracts, projects, recruitment design etc. Projects amounted to over 1.5mil Euro in 12months under my sole control. Staff levels reached 30. Design areas included systems installation, secondary structures systems concept design (OBOGS) on the A340-500/600 A380-800 A380F and the A400M. ￼￼￼
November 2002 – June 2003 (INBIS UK) Principal Consultant - Team Lead Eurofighter primary structure front fuse twin seat (including fore planes) Working as part of an IPT lead by a BAe section leader, & using Catia, PM and CDP, my responsibilities included embodiment of outstanding manufacturing queries (MCN’s), RFA’s and EC’s bring the electronic design database information inline with “as manufactured & to be delivered” status of first batch production twin seat front fuselages. EMC bonding and lightning strike conductors received my special attention. Provision for secondary structures and manufacturing anomalies were handled everyday.
May 2000 – June 2002 (Fairchild Dornier Germany) Principal Consultant - Team leader Designer for structures and head catia checker for the 728/928. Onsite 928 fuselage structures coordinator/design liaison. Fuselage structures conceptual designer for the 728/928. Wing department, structural designer 728/928 February 2000 – May 2000 (BAe Warton UK) Principal Consultant - Senior designer Design of Hydraulic & nitrogen charging systems installation for the Nimrod within the bomb bay January 1999 – February 2000 (BAe Samlesbury UK) Principal Consultant - Team Leader Working as part of an integrated team to facilitate the design of production standard EFA front fuselage primary and secondary structure, utilising PM & CDP. Effective customer liaison and working scheduling responsibilities for a 15 man team.
December 1996 – December 1998 (BAe Samlesbury UK) Principal Consultant - Senior designer 20 months on the BAe EFA2000 Rear fuse. IPT team on site at Samlesbury. Designer in charge of all primary structure frames. Designer and BAe liaison for all rear fuselage titanium forgings and subsequent machinings. BAe HAWK CATIA solid modelling and 2D draw including AUXVIEW2, for primary structure and equipment installation from initial design concept to release production drawings.
1988 – 1996 FARNEST ENGINEERING (Holland) Principal Consultant – Design Team leader Ariana 5 project Responsible for a team of up to 8 draughtsman and designers. Part of his task was to re-train the team on CADAM/CATIA up to the aeronautical standards required.
1985 – 1988 AERITALIA CASERTA (Italy) Principal Consultant –Senior Designer Avionics installation drawings (manual) for the G222AA aircraft cockpit racks and plenum chamber design 1984 – 1985 FOKKER B.V. (Holland) Principal Consultant – Senior Designer Design of the F50 fuselage structures using CADAM ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼
1976 – 1984 BRITISH AEROSPACE (UK) Aeronautical apprentice to Senior Draughtsman. Design office Wind tunnel testing Environmental testing Composites flight controls Ground crew Full scale mock-up EFA center fuse and main landing gear
Shop floor workshops Pre-work Schooling
ATC and Interests First flight in a RAF Chipmunk age 13 years
BP build a car completion national championship placed 2nd
Glider pilot training at Sutton bank in Yorkshire 20 flights age 16 years
Design and build model aircraft for free flight, control line, RC
Parachuted 4 times with very good all the way
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