General Electric, Sgurr Energy, Atkins Global.
I run analysis and perform calculations on wing parts to check they will not break.
I work in a stress analysis team to calculate the levels of forces on each of the wing components. If the levels are acceptable then the components are safe to fly. We work with our main client Airbus primarily in the design and certification stages of their plane development programs.
My Typical Day
Running calculations and working with data and formulas.
My typical day is spent working on the computer using a series of different programs, formulas and calculations to simulate flight and the forces on each component to see how it reacts.
What I'd do with the money
I would put the money towards buying materials for engineers to take into schools to educate kids on engineering.
I would use the money as a small budget for the engineers in my company to buy kits and materials to take into schools to enhance the experience when they go to chat to kids about life in engineering.
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Focussed, approachable, creative.
Who is your favourite singer or band?
Paolo Nutini/Foo Fighters
What's your favourite food?
Pasta or Pizza
What is the most fun thing you've done?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Not a clue, fell into engineering and it turned out to be very rewarding!
Were you ever in trouble at school?
Occasionally for not following the rules.
What's the best thing you've done as an engineer?
Site visits to factories to see production lines/Become a STEM Ambassador
If you weren't an engineer, what would you be?
Tell us a joke.
What do you call cheese that isn’t yours? Nacho Cheese!