Royal Air Force (apprenticeship to Senior NCO) (23 yrs); Quality and Safety Systems and process designer for agriculture machinery workshop (7 months); Rail Industry trainer / assessor (22 yrs)
Technical Director for Railway Engineering Training Consultancy
Seasoned Training Consultant in Railway Engineering Maintenance and Signalling Design. Welcome dealing with investigations and analysis of failures within the Rail Industry and previously within the Royal Air Force.
Good interpersonal skills and believe in pursuing the correct approach to mentoring people. Enjoy working in new areas of interlocking design and maintenance.
Specialties: Trainer / Assessor
– Railway Signalling Design
– Railway Infrastructure Equipment
– Fault Finding Techniques
– Technical Authourship to Training Courses
– Technical Manual design to support Training Courses
My Typical Day
Delivery of specialist training to assistant designers and engineers on subjects such as the design of Plans, Aspect Sequence Charts, Route Tables, Control Tables and Safety Interlockings systems.
Welcome the delegates back to the course, carry out refresher knowledge evaluation to determine levels of existing knowledge.
Introduce them to the new material utilising questions and answers and then asking them to take part in exercises, both indiviual and group, followed by summary answers and reviews to assess improved knowledge. Take any questions and giver feedback.
Explain through diversity of knowledge, expanding into other areas of infrastructure (Railway lineside equipment). I take them through electrical circuitry and show how these circuits have devoloped over the decades and how these electrical circuits have ‘migrated’ into solid state modules.
Demonstrate how the design of railway track systems and controls have changed over time and what the latest standards are.
Set additional work to be either carried out during day sessions or during ‘homework’ own time.
What I'd do with the money
Provide school children in local area with facilities to pursue basic electrical and computing skills.
Allow the money to provide equipment and or bought-in skills so that the school(s) could assist with the further learning of various electrical skills and circuit design. Also provide fundamental computing skills in computing technology and programming.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Articulate, knowledgable, approachable
What is the most fun thing you've done?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
Using only a pencil and rule design to scale an aircraft engineering component to be manufactured in workshops in the Falklands Islands.
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
Scuba Diving Instructor