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     Date Submitted:17-10-2015
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     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsRadio Communications and EMC Chartered Engineer
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    INTRODUCTION

    I am a Chartered Engineer with over 30 years of experience in Radio Communications, EMC, Safety Related Systems including Air Traffic Control, Power Engineering and Defence.

    I am highly flexible seeking a full or part time position, or a position on a consultancy basis.

     

    KEY SKILLS

    Radio Communication Engineering Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Power Engineering Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Defence Standards Author and Technical Expert (Power)

    Safety Management Experience and Training

    Risk management Experience (assessing FMECA and FTA)

    Frequency planning and licensing, requiring negotiation with Licensing Regulators.

    Air Traffic Management

    Project Management Experience

    Military Awareness

    Radiation Hazard (RADHAZ) Technical Advisor

    Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Procedure and Inter-operability Advisor (Radio)

    Radio Frequency spectrum advice

    Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Subject Matter Expert and Technical Advisor

    Digital radio, mobile and mobile data knowledge

    Highly IT Literate

    Develop Vetted (DV)

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    2005 – Now        Dstl (Defence Science and Technology Laboratories) part of MoD             Fort Halstead

           Sevenoaks

    Principal Engineer.

    Radio Communications Subject Matter Expert – advising and managing the radio communications on military systems, including remote control vehicles (RCV) used in bomb disposal. Radio Licensing, frequency planning and de-confliction, with DSM (Defence Spectrum Management) and OFCOM. Investigation into the policy of defence spectrum sale and sustainability of military systems. Most of the work supports improvements to enhance the safety of Armed Force personnel.

    CUTLASS Remote Control Bomb Disposal Remote Control Vehicle (RCV) Radio System Expert – influencing the design to ensure high integrity and secure communications to enable the safe deployment and operation of a robot in many different physical scenarios. The robots are often weaponised, therefore, I reviewed and authorised the Test Plan and electromagnetic (EM) testing of the robot to ensure safe operation in a high RF environment; frequency planning and protection, critical to protect the Explosives Ordnance Disposal (EOD) operator.

    Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) and Novel EM Techniques – advising on the integration of equipment into vehicles, a potentially hostile EM environment, and in the production of equipment and systems to meet the requirements of CE or Defence Standard EM performance. Advising on the impact and mitigation of EM problems to system safety, i.e. the un-commanded firing of a weapon or the inadvertent movement of equipment which may cause injury or death.

    Advisor for Military Vehicle Radio and Electronic Countermeasures Integration and Assessment – including armoured personnel carriers, EOD specialist vehicle and Electronic Countermeasures vehicle. This includes EMC & Power Quality.

    Low voltage vehicle power Subject Matter Expert.

    Co-authored and Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert of Def Stan 61-5 Part 6 – Nominal 12V and 24V DC - Electrical Systems in Military Platforms.

    Electrical Authority Lead representing MoD on WCSP WARRIOR Capability Sustainment Programme (WARRIOR is an armoured vehicle/tank) – negotiations with MoD, including senior personnel and operators, regulator, industry, academia and contractors in order to control the development of the electrical system to enable reliable and safe operation of the vehicle.

    Electrical Engineering Subject Matter Expert for proposed Defence Standard for High Voltage Hybrid Vehicle system.

    Technical Report Senior Peer Reviewer.

    Trials Manager for System Inter-operability Investigations and EM Testing – planning and managing trials, writing and assessing Risk Assessments and Trials Plans, and controlling trial to completion. Authoring and peer review of trials reports.

    IET Mentor – successfully mentoring individuals through to Chartered Engineering status.

    Science and Engineering Schools Ambassador representing Dstl in schools, colleges and University career fairs.

    1987 – 2005         National Air Traffic Services (NATS)                   Gatwick / London

    Senior Air Traffic Engineer.

    Leading and managing a small team of Engineers.

    System Design Authority of Air Ground Radio Communication System (Category 1 High Integrity Safety Related System).

    Full Time Release Degree at University of Kent at Canterbury, achieving a 1st Class Honours in Communications Engineering (BEng).

    Day Release BTEC HNC in Electronics.

    Systematic Investigations and Solutions, including differential delay and weather related interference. Working with CAA and OFCOM during investigations.

    Inventor of Patent (owned by NATS) for solving a fundamental design flaw in the Air Ground Radio System, which is still in use today.

    Radio Communications Subject Matter Expert for £50M upgrade programme of radio transmitters and receivers, and automatic monitoring and control system.

    Managing the installation and budgetary responsibility for a microwave inter-site digital system.

    Specification and selection of a power backup system for NATS radio stations.

    Safety Management Experience, including Safety Cases and Training, and Regulatory aspects.

    Project Management Experience.

    1984 – 1987         Rhopoint Ltd                           Oxted

    Technical Sales Engineer.

    Lightning and surge protection – for mains, single and three phase, low voltage DC and signalling lines.

    I was responsible as technical expert for a range of lightning protection systems and specialist, high precision components, including marketing and budgetary responsibilities.


    1981 – 1984         BBC Transmitters                          UK

    Technical Assistant.

    High and low power transmitters from LF through to microwave. BBC Training.

    I worked with a team maintaining and repairing all types of transmitting and broadcasting equipment, and in the Monitoring and Control System which managed faults and repairs for each region.

     

    EDUCATION, PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING

    1993 – 1st Class Honours Degree in Communications Engineering at the University of Kent at Canterbury

    1998 – Chartered Engineer (CEng) and Member of the Institute of Electrical Engineers (MIEE)

    2015 – City & Guilds 2382 Electrical Installation 17th Edition (BS7671:2008)

    2010 – EUR ING (European Federation of National Engineering Associations)

     

    SKILLS AND STRENGTHS

    I am IT literate and can touch type. I am practical, analytical and assertive, having good inter-personal skills. Additionally, I am broadminded, competent and well organised. I have full clean driving licence.

     

     

     

     

     


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