Personal Profile – Aircraft Systems Engineer at ALTEN Technology and graduate of the University of Southampton, with a MEng in Aeronautics & Astronautics; Maxwell has experience of interdisciplinary engineering, as well as competence in leadership and teamwork in both military and civilian environments. He has further experience of working in international and multicultural teams.
Skills and Achievements
Currently a practicing Aircraft Systems Engineer.
Awarded a 2:1 Master’s Degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics, with a Semester Abroad.
Accomplished in inter-cultural and interdisciplinary communication – a result of living and working in the UK, Sweden, and Germany; in addition to working for multi-national companies on international projects.
Proven affinity for leadership and teamwork, both in- and outside the workplace, in high-pressure and short timeframe environments.
Experienced in personal and project management during complex engineering projects for both civilian and military customers.
Very capable in use of Microsoft Office Tools; SolidWorks CAD software; and MatLab, LabView, and Python programming languages.
ALTEN Technology, Hamburg, Germany, April 2017 – Present
Providing engineering support to Airbus on Test Bench procurement and development programmes: including work on the interface standardisation of a modular test bench architecture and the associated procurement requirements.
Atkins, Bristol, UK, May 2016 – April 2017
Graduate Systems Engineer, Aerospace, Defence, Security & Technology Division – Supported the UK MoD on a military communications programme; as well as Airbus on a modification to the Braking Control System for the A350-900.
Boeing Defence UK, Gosport, UK, August 2015 – November 2015
Programme Management Intern – Provided project management and engineering analysis support to the Chinook Enterprise.
Southampton University Royal Naval Unit (SURNU), Southampton, UK, September 2011 – June 2015
Midshipman – Trained in Seamanship, Navigation, Leadership and Teamwork; both on land and at sea.
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), Fareham, UK, July 2014 – September 2014
Summer Placement Student – Worked on infra-red countermeasure analysis and a F-35 combat simulator.
University of Southampton, UK, 2011 – 2015
Aeronautics and Astronautics, MEng, 2:1
CEFR German Language Level A1
Linköpings Universitet, Sweden, 2013 – 2014
Erasmus exchange semester
CEFR Swedish Language Level A2
Reading School, UK, 2004 – 2011
Mathematics A*, Physics A, Geography A
Physics A*, Chemistry A*, English Literature A*, Geography A*, Mathematics A, Biology A, English Language A, French A, Music A, Religious Studies B
Solar Team Great Britain, Bristol, UK, July 2016 – Present
Leading the development of the crew communication system.
Led the team’s data collection expedition in October 2016, which involved planning and executing a 3000km expedition across the Australian continent to gather engineering data to be used in the design and development of the Solar Car; as well as qualitative data to inform the development of a winning race strategy.
Bristol Adventure Sea Cadets, Bristol, UK, May 2016 – April 2017
Adult instructor, and Acting Sub-Lieutenant, providing training and support at Bristol Adventure Sea Cadets.
AWO Kindertagesstätte, Bielefeld, Germany, January 2016 – February 2016
Volunteer English teacher – Developed the A1 German language qualification to approximately a B1 level.
Chartered Management Institute Level 5 Award.
RYA Qualifications in: Day Skipper (Tidal), Yachtmaster Coastal Theory, Dinghy Seamanship Skills, Dinghy Level 4, Powerboat Level 2.
Over 2,300 nautical miles of ocean and costal sailing experience, and four two-week deployments with the Southampton University Royal Naval Unit aboard P2000 patrol ships.
Full UK Driving Licence.
Foundation Amateur Radio Licence.
Successfully completed the Air Cadet Gliding Scholarship and the Air Cadet Pilot Scheme, both of which resulted in solo flights.
Keen dinghy sailor and yachtsman.
Language learning using online apps and other resources.
Enjoy travelling to visit friends made while on exchange and learning about world culture.
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