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     Date Submitted:24-06-2019
     Last Modified:24-06-2019 (01:01)
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     Current job:Senior Stress Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     KeywordsStress, Analysis, Composite, Structures, Nastran, Patran, Catia Prototype aircraft amphibian helicopter satellite


    Date of Birth:             11-08-69.

    Nationality:                 British.

    Languages:                English, French.



    2014                             TAGGER Training                                                                      GE Cheltenham.

    2013                             VPM, PDM Link                                                                         AUK Filton.

    Dec      2001                 Catia-Ver 5 R8 Basic Solids/Surfaces                                        Incat Ltd

    Apr       2001                 Catia-Ver 4.2.2 Advanced Surface/Solid Modelling                     Fastec Ltd.

    Aug      1992                 Auto-Cad Ver 11.                                                                       SSI Ltd.

    1988 - 1992                   BEng (Hons) Degree Aerospace Engineering. Class 2:1.        University Of Hertfordshire.

                                        Sponsored by Hunting Engineering R&D Ltd.                              (Hatfield)


    Computer Packages Used:


    Catia-Ver. 5

    Catia Ver. 4.2.2

    MathCAD 14

    Airbus LAP 3.0F

    Excel / Word / PowerPoint

    Solid Edge Ver.16


    Fortran 77


    Nastran / Patran.





    PDM Link


    Catia Generative Analysis

    Excel VBA Programming




    I am an aerospace structural engineer with +26 years’ experience, +7 yrs. of which has been with a small team at Chichester Miles Consultants (CMC Ltd) tasked with the design, manufacture, structural test, flight testing & development of a prototype composite business jet aircraft (CMC Leopard 002). At GKN Cowes I gained experience in primary composite structural test & certification of composite design allowables. At Astrium, I was part of a team involved in the design of two major satellite structures & coordination of the associated systems installations. On the Centaur amphibian aircraft, I was solely responsible for the mechanical concept, design & analysis of the nose u/c, doors & related sub systems. My 2nd visit to Astrium allowed me to become involved with my 3rd satellite structure with responsibility for the structural design of some parts of the systems module (SM) along with the conceptual structural design & supporting analysis of non-generic components. At QinetiQ I was responsible for the stress analysis of a large metallic under wing pylon mounted test pod. As a principle engineer for GKN-Melbourne I lead a stress team in Malaysia working on the A400M FTE package. In France/Germany I was responsible for the stress analysis of the far-field area of the prototype A350-900 S1314 RH barrel side shell using various ISAMI modules. At GE as a composite & metallic ‘approver’ I oversaw and signed-off the work completed on various CAT B/C FTE components by numerous international teams. Experience has allowed me to gain a practical/theoretical approach to engineering enabling low cost & reliable systems solutions, all of which have been proven in flight.


    Work Experience.


    Aug 2017 to April 2019              Folland Aerotech. (Fareham – Stress Office).

    ULA Vulcan ACES Rocket

    Static stress analysis & reports for the ‘Payload Adaptor Fairing’ (PAF) & ‘Multi-Launch Internal Canister’ MLIC hybrid metallic and composite structures used on the United Launch Alliance (ULA) Vulcan ACES launch vehicle from pre-PDR thru CDR (11mths). Post CDR analysis & reports for the ‘Payload Fairing’ (PLF) team notably the HSS-PLF Joint.


    July 2012 to Sept 2016              GE Aviation. (Hamble – Stress Office).

    A350XWB-900 & -1000

    Airbus Composite & Metallic Stress Approval (AP1020) responsible for the CAT B & C structures aft of the rear spar (excl flap/aileron elements) on the A350-900/-1000. This included composite panels all spoiler and aileron ribs, diaphragms and electrical and hydraulic system brackets (incl. fatigue). Lead stress for GE on MSN21+ (Batch 3) mod’n program. Support of international (Spain & India) engineering teams using MCAD, ISAMI, Nastran/Patran, LAP, PDM Link, VPM, eDistrib. Responsibility to sign off as approver on these work packages.


    Nov 2008 to July 2012,              Airbus America Engineering Inc. (Toulouse / Augsburg / Bahrenfeld – Stress Offices)

    Optimisation & stress analysis of A350XWB-900 far-field skin & stringer structure on RHSS of S13/14 fwd barrel using ISAMI CSPS, LDC & DFEM modules in conjunction with the ‘GFEM Linked Analysis’ (GLA) Excel & in house excel based tools, supported with Nastran / Patran & Catia V5 & various excel & script tools from Airbus-TLS. MSN001, 2 & 4 from Pre Mat-A to 1st Flight Reports.


    Oct 2006 to Nov 2008                GED Sitec. (Hurn – Stress Office)

    Stress analysis of the prototype Future Lynx helicopter, notably the complete fuselage side skins from door to tail (Batch 7), the main u/c sponson structure & structures outboard of V560 (Batch 6 & 8), Yaw control system (Fwd fuselage) using S214 software, MathCAD, Patran & Microsoft tools, Catia V4 & 5. The machined sponson structure spans the entire aircraft and supports it via the main U/C legs attached to each tip rib. This task involved the complete optimisation, analysis and reporting of the structure via Patran / Excel tools and MathCAD in some detail areas


    Jan 2006 to Oct 2006                 GKN Ltd. (Melbourne – Stress Office)

    Lead a team of 8 stress engineers at CTRM in Malaysia working on the C-Scheme A400M FTE package, namely the 24 composite shroud panels for the spoiler & flap & some of the their associated metallic components. This involved,

    Compilation of all the MathCad templates used in the composite static, F&DT analysis in accordance with Airbus CSM Iss.2 & 3 where applicable.

    Responsibility for delivery of all C-Scheme static stress reports, ASD’s from CTRM in Malaysia.

    Managerial decisions relating to transfer of work to GKN Melbourne in order to make C-Scheme dates.

    Technical liaison between design & stress in GKN (Cowes), Malaysia & GKN (Melbourne).

    Assessment of stress program timescales & dates.


    Aug 2004 to Jan 2006                QinetiQ Ltd. (Boscombe Down – Stress Office)

    Senior stress engineer using MathCAD skills in the analysis of a large wing pylon mounted test pod for the Meteor BVRAAM. I was the sole stress engineer on the project responsible for the compilation of all static, dynamic & fatigue analysis reports. Stress & design input from concept to manufacture phases.


    Nov 2003 to Aug 2004               Astrium Ltd. (Stevenage – Structural Design Dept)

    Senior structural engineer working on the systems module of a communications satellite (Skynet 5). I was expected to generate structural concepts supported by stress calculations that were added to the generic structure whilst ensuring functional compliance.  The tasks required the use of SPRINT software to create the BOM, conceptual design, stressing, management of a small design team, & liaison with the stress, thermal & electrical departments.


    Dec 2002 to Oct 2003                Aim Aviation Ltd.(Hurn Stress Office)

    Stress engineer using manual stressing skills in the analysis of aerospace quality composite structures. Compilation of numerous interface load & stress office reports for Boeing 747 & Airbus A380 & the certifying authorities.


    Nov 2001 to Nov 2002               Chichester-Miles Consultants Ltd.

    On the all-composite Centaur Amphibian aircraft I was tasked with the design & analysis of the nose undercarriage (modified Piper Malibu) installation, steering, nose undercarriage doors, linkage systems plus supporting structure, the role required creation of a Catia V5 based concept backed up with classical stress calculations. (Project closed due to finance issues).


    Mar 2001 to Nov 2001                Astrium Ltd. (Stevenage – Structural Design Dept)

    Structural engineer using design & stressing skills in the design of aerospace quality structures for use on communications satellites Intelsat X-01 & Inmarsat IV-F1. Trouble shooting designs accounting for the requirements of electrical, thermal, propulsion & structural departments.


    Nov 1998 to Mar 2001                Chichester-Miles Consultants Ltd.

    The task being to enable the expansion of Leopard 002 aircraft flight-test program through the addition of recording / analysis of flight test data & design, stress & manufacture of structural & systems modifications, namely, new main u/c doors, oxygen system, emergency seat-back release, re-profile of existing wing section, extended wing tip, flap/wing gap aerodynamic sealing, environmental seals, installation of various instrumentation systems.


    Dec 1997 to Oct 1998                GKN Westland (Cowes Stress Office)

    Composite certification work on the nacelle of the de-Havilland Q400 aircraft. Involving the compilation of a complete set of primary & secondary design allowables for the original Hexcel laminate used on the lower cowl of the nacelle (primary carbon structure), in accordance with MIL-HDBK-17, AMA 500 C/8 (TCA), AC 20-107A (FAA) & involved DERA/GKN Westland/Shorts/Transport Canada Aviation. Work to certificate honeycomb and monolithic repairs


    July 1992 to Dec 1997               Chichester-Miles Consultants Ltd.


    Leopard 002 (G-BRNM) aircraft project. Employed primarily as a junior design/stress engineer but became engaged in all aspects of manufacture, structural testing, assembly & flight-testing. Tasks completed from mock-up, design, stress analysis, drawing package as follows………. canopy structure, main u/c doors structures & systems, engine console, translating instrument panel plus actuation system; canopy jacking & retraction system, wheel bay systems, throttle detent mechanism, Test rig design, testing & compilation of test results reports for the CAA on all structures & systems. Assembly & systems testing at Old Sarum & Cranfield, prior to first flight on 9-4-97. Later involved in flight test analysis & modifications (design, stress & manufacture).


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