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Work experience

Nov 2011Present

Graduate Machine Tool Field Service Engineer

The Saw Centre Group Ltd
Working with the Saw Centre Group I am contracted out to companies in the Scottish area to maintain, service, repair, calibrate and instal industrial cutting machines. My main goal is to be successfully maintaining and repairing U-R-B-A-N and Emmegi machinery throughout Scotland.
Jun 2009Sep 2009


Fine Times Café

In Fine Times my main responsibilities were serving customers in a polite manner, cash handling and cleaning. I also had to be punctual, smart and work as part of a team.

Jan 2008Jun 2008

Bar Staff

Gourock Bowling Club

I worked in Gourock Bowling Club as a temporary bar tender, covering shifts that the permanent staff could not work.

My main responsibilities included serving customers, cash handling, health and safety, cleaning and stock checks. I had to be approachable and friendly.

Jun 2006Sep 2007

Manual Labourer

Due to my past experiences I was hired by my neighbour to reconstruct his garden, this included building several aviaries and other structures. I was responsible for calculating the amount of materials required for the build along with the construction of the foundations. I was required to be disciplined, hard working, accurate and committed.

Aug 2006Aug 2006



During August I worked alongside Larne Skills Development tutors learning skills such as welding, joinery and the use of machinery. I was required to follow specifications, help design structures and manufacture the product to a high standard.

Jul 2003Aug 2005

Sales Assistant

Minnis Fleck Building Supplies

As a sales assistant at Minnis Fleck Building Supplies, my responsibilities included dealing with customers, preparing orders for collection and delivery. I also had the duty of maintaining stock and organising the running of the yard.


Siemens Online Self Study Courses

Successfully completed several self study courses created by Siemens Industry,

including :-

Basics of Electricity,

Basics of Electrical Products,

Basics of PLC’s,

Basics of Transformers,

Basics of Sensors,

Basics of Control Components,

Basics of AC motors,

Basics of DC drives.

Sep 2007Jun 2011

BEng (Hons)

Edinburgh Napier University

At Edinburgh Napier University I studied Electronic and Electrical Engineering and graduated in June with a 2nd Class Upper Division BEng (Hons).

Listed below are a select number of modules explored throughout this course :-

Electronic Devices & Circuits,

Programmable Control Engineering,

Electrical Engineering,

Management for Engineers,

Control Measurement and Instrumentation,

Electrical Systems,

Electronic Systems,

Power Systems,

Electronic Drives

and Electrical Machines.

Sep 2000Jun 2007

Larne Grammar School

Secondary School Education

Detailed below are the results acquired at GCSE, AS and A Level :-

A Level

Technology (C), Physical Education (C)


Physics (C), Biology (D)


9 Subjects at GCSE level


Mac OS
Can comfortably operate on any Mac OS
Windows OS
Can comfortably operate on any Windows OS
MS Office / Open Office
Over the years I have built up an extensive working knowledge of both MS Office and Open Office. I am proficient in the use of their programs, including Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Project.
MathCAD was used in conjunction with the ERACS software and allowed me to accurately check the system that I had designed. MathCAD meant that I could calculate the desired parameters clearly and in a logical manner.
The ERACS software enabled me to design a realistic power network and simulate different scenarios. The benefit of this was that I could create realistic failures, such as line faults, and observe the affect they would have on the system.  
CadSoft EAGLE allowed me to design a circuit and produce a PCB layout of the design. This in turn enabled a PCB to be manufactured for components to be soldered on to. This allowed a fully operational prototype device to be created.
Tina 9
The Tina 9 software aided me throughout my course as it allowed me to design circuits for different scenarios and efficiently test them. One example of using this software was to create a circuit using JK flip flops and logic gates to create an UP/DOWN counter. After testing the circuit using this software, an actual circuit could then be created for the task.
MatLAB was used to control a DC motor using a PID equation. This allowed to create a system that was critically damped and stable. The MatLAB software was also used to help control a Car Park entry system, controlling the barrier and indicating real time displays.
Using Siemens Step 7 software and hardware I was able to program a conveyor belt to seperate different loads. This involved programming the different sensors, conveyor belt mode (ON/OFF) and important safety features. After designing the PLC for the conveyor, SCADA was then used to create a friendly user interface to control the conveyor and produce real time feedback.
C, C++ and Mikro C
Have programmed in C, C++ and Mikro C to complete several tasks and overcome different problems. Using C, I was able to create programs that would allow a user to input data and produce the desired answer, such as a scientific calculator. C++ was used to create programs that had specific functions, such as sorting out data or calculating the number of passes in an exam. MikroC was used to complete my 4th year Honours Project. To complete my project I used MikroC to create a wireless link using ZigBee while accurately timing a presentation and producing specific LEDs at specific points. 
Autodesk Inventor Professional
Autodesk Inventor Pro has been used on several occasions to reproduce several products, such as a flip phone and a toy truck, and improve their design. This software allowed for modifications, drawing specifications and a bill of materials to be created.


As a recent graduate of Edinburgh Napier University with a 2.1 degree BEng (Hons) degree in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, I have recently started my career as a Machine Tool Field Service Engineer for the Saw Centre.


My main interest is sport, I have been playing rugby competitively for 9 years and I am currently a member of Boroughmuir RFC; one of Scotland’s leading clubs. In the past I have played for my school team, Larne RFC, my County team and Ulster U19s.

I attend my local gym regularly, usually 3 times a week.

I also enjoy a large variety of other sports such as table tennis, cycling, and football.

Due to my keen interest in sport, I always look to a different challenge and recently tried Kuk Sool Won, a martial art, and thoroughly enjoyed the technicality of the sport.

Additional Information

I am currently an IET Graduate Advantage member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and have been a student member since 2008.

I also currently hold a full clean DVLNI driving license.