Structural Engineer
Responsible for structural engineering calculations and detailed design engineering.

I graduated in 1989 with an honors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. 1990 to 1997 I was Senior design engineer for Sheffield Forgemasters carrying out design and finite element analysis (FEA) of offshore structural castings (jacket, topside & sub-sea applications) and establishing in house FEA capability becoming a fully chartered Engineer in 1995.

Moved to Schlumberger rps for 3 months in 1997 working as a reliability engineer carrying out tests and evaluation of petrol pumps. This was followed by 5 years working for Lloyds Register of Shipping in Aberdeen where I carried out both linear & non-linear FEA for the assessment of offshore structures / ships and related equipment.

In 2001 I set up my own consultancy business providing structural engineering and naval architecture services to the marine renewable energy industries.