• Question: A an engineer, which of your own inventions/creations are you most proud of and why?

    Asked by I Love Brownies to Huw, Gosha, Ray, Stacey, Steve on 13 Mar 2015.
    • Photo: Huw Williams

      Huw Williams answered on 13 Mar 2015:

      Hi again I Love Brownies,

      I’m glad you said inventions/creations here! Sometimes as an Engineer the work you do is non-tangible (A posh word for things that you can’t touch or hold). That means things like simulations or models which only exist on the computer.

      The thing I’m most proud of is a computer programme I wrote to analyse lots of data about a noisy engine. This was something which nobody else in the company had ever done and it helped us find a solution to a really tricky problem.

      Huw 🙂

    • Photo: Steve Cox

      Steve Cox answered on 15 Mar 2015:

      I wouldn’t say I’ve ever invented anything, but I’ve created plenty of things. My proudest creation was a result of teamwork where I led the team that designed, developed, tested and then put into production the doors for the latest Jaguar XJ model.

      Maybe it doesn’t sound too ground-breaking but we faced lots of technical challenges along the way because they were made from aluminium instead of steel to save weight. There’s also a lot of engineering that goes into a car door that most people never see because we all just take them for granted.

      We also had to work to a very strict budget even though were spending tens of millions of pounds, and I’m pleased to say that not only did we make a successful design but we did it within the budget.

    • Photo: Gosha Barzowska

      Gosha Barzowska answered on 17 Mar 2015:

      I’m in very early stage of my career and I wasn’t able to invent anythign new yet. However I am working on the biggest assignment in my life yet (that’s at Uni). We are buidling a UAV from scratch! We are at the design stage at the moment but I can’t wait to start working on the prototype and eventually fly it!