Mechanical Engineer, Engineering Consultant

Last Updated: 1st November 2017 (over 5 years ago)



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35 to 44

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12 years of experience working within the UK power industry. 8 years in an operations and maintence role within a large coal fired power station. 4 years working as a consultant with a leading UK engineering consultancy developing, constructing and commissioning heat and power projects.


Institution of Mechanical Engineers

   Sep 2015
— Sep 2015

I am a chartered member of the IMechE

National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health (NEBOSH)
National General Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (Distinction)

   Jan 2010
— Feb 2010

University of Manchester
Maintenance Engineering and Asset Management

   Sep 2009
— Nov 2017

course 50% complete, currently on-hold.

University of Leicester
Mechanical Engineering

   Sep 1999
— Jun 2002


Fichtner Consulting Engineers

   Jan 2013
— Aug 2016

Power project developement, predominantly within the biomass and energy from waste sectors. Significant responsibilities / achievements;
• Spearheaded many engineering project development activities such as; feasibility studies, front end engineering and design (FEED) study, and plant conceptual designs (2D Autocad).
• Led on the development of the Technical Specification contract documentation for several projects with a contract value in excess of £100m.
• Communicated engineering project requirements to EPC Contractor marketplace and facilitated invitation to tender (ITT) and subsequent negotiations.
• Carried out numerous due diligence technical reporting projects on behalf of lenders and project developers.
• Engaged with industrial clients to successfully identify operational issues in process plant and implement appropriate solutions.
• Enacted the role of “Owners Engineer – project manager” for the construction of a large biomass power plant.
• Led the plant commissioning and testing works for a combined heat and power project in Scotland.
• Mentored two young engineers through the early stages of their IMechE Chartership journeys.

Scottish and Southern Energy plc (SSE), Fiddler's Ferry Power Station
Mechanical Engineer, Boiler Process Team

   Jan 2005
— Dec 2012

Joined SSE as a graduate engineer in 2005 culminating into a senior engineering position by 2012.
Was responsible for: boiler tube leak repair, draught system and gas pass maintenance, ash and dust plant operation and maintenance, pulverised fuel milling plant operation and maintenance, biomass milling and combustion plant operation and maintenance.

• Held responsibility for the operation and maintenance of process plant within power generation industry, including personnel management and budgetary control.
• Lead engineer on boiler outages (annual overhauls)
• played key role in the construction of the Flue Gas Desulphurisation plant.
• Strong track record in health, safety and environmental achievement.
• Enjoy ‘hands-on’ practical engineering work in addition to office based tasks.
• Full understanding of safe systems of work, such as the ‘Permit to Work’
• Line managed staff team of 30 and held position of Contractor Manager for various contractor teams.

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