Working as part of Maritime Platform Systems (MPS) developing the Maritime Systems Support Partner (MSSP) contract for T45 and QE class vessels as part of a small team, being the primary Logistics data analyst. Primarily this involves manipulating both historic demand data for T45 and Initial Provisioning information for QE to establish likely demand and cost over contract duration, liaising with project teams to ensure adequate system variety and coverage over the limited range of parts bidders are required to price. Designed and managed the contract Annex bid spreadsheets issued to and received from bidders, controlling content and and checking accuracy of bids. Generated complete non-priced parts lists for each separate bid lot including all codified and uncodified parts, using information gathered from multiple sources to provide bidders with the most complete overview of the platforms. This was done to potentially improve the quality of the bids, particularly in relation to management fees and additional support activities.
As part of the QEC Aircraft Carrier ILS team my primary responsibilities were collating and organising ILS register information by creating and running databases, tracking change and producing weekly reports for cascading to the greater ILS team. Additional responsibilities included in situ data validation, interrogating the ship model in Foran and managing actions raised against design teams by the ILS department.
As part of a small team was responsible for helping to develop and implement appropriate processes and controls for each phase of the product lifecycle. A key duty of this role was to support the project through data management, ensuring consistent data quality. Acted as secretary for the Data, Information and Process (DIP) Steering Group which identified potential capability improvements and assessed feasibility against timeframe, arranging meetings, taking minutes, managing actions and following up with stakeholders.
Worked as part of the Type 26 Electrical Platform Design team where I created several tools to assist in the routing and selection of platform and auxiliary cabling when the overall product was still in a fluid state, specifically tools for length estimation and volt-drop. These were updated frequently as the design matured. Was chosen with one colleague to be an Electrical Platform assessor for supplier tender packs and was involved in the development of several policies and production reference packs, working frequently to various British Standards and Lloyds’ Rules and Regulations for the Classification of Naval Ships.
While attending University one day each week I was seconded to departments within BAE Systems for various amounts of time, including 1 year working in the Type 45 and QEC Drawing Offices, Engineering Consultancy, T45 Prime Contract Office (Support), Bids and Concepts, Estimating, Shipbuilding Transformation and Engineering Governance. Of particular note during this period was a 6-month study I was asked to conduct of Engineering Change across the Type 45 programme, performing root cause analysis and identifying the cost of avoidable and unavoidable change, which I then presented to the Type 26 Engineering Board.
My Bachelor’s Degree was completed part-time while working full-time, attending one day each week. I began studying Electrical Power however I chose to study Energy Conversion Technologies, dealing with generating energy from renewable, nuclear and fossil sources. In addition to this I also studied Power Electronics, Plant and Electrical Distribution, Electrical Machines, Control Engineering, Thermodynamics, Engineering Operations Management and as a final year dissertation conducted a feasibility study on Energy Recycling on a Naval Warship.
For the past three years I have run a small business with three colleagues as part of a wedding and events band. We perform most weekends and attend conferences and exhibitions throughout the year to promote ourselves. I am personally responsible for all branding, promotional materials (leaflets, flyers, videos) and online presence, including the design and maintenance of the website which I created myself with CSS and HTML, emailing clients and handling the accounts. In addition to this I do occasional freelance design work in the aforementioned mediums and enjoy weight training, running and learning new skills.