Profile and Career Objective

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer with seven years of experience in Mass Transit, Automotive and Aerospace. Bilingual French, experienced, confident and highly driven engineer with an entrepreneurship mindset. Solid mechanical background, GD&T, DFMEA and strong manufacturing knowledge. Experience with stainless steel, sheet metal, composite, aluminum, plastic and rubber. Knowledge of FRA, CFR, APTA, ADA and FST regulations.

Leader who performs well independently, within a team and with multiple-departments in a schedule-driven environment. Recognized for his ability to manage, prioritize and solve issues with multiple-contracts. Known for project coordination within budgets and schedules. People-oriented with excellent communication and presentation skills. Looking for a new challenge to work as a senior mechanical design engineer within a global company.


Work History

Work History
Mar 2014 - Apr 2014

Test Coordinator

Bombardier Transportation

*MultiLevel contract, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA):

  • Coordinated static and dynamic tests before train final acceptance (54 MARC IV coaches and cars)
  • Acted as principal point of contact between MTA and Bombardier with trips at customer facility
  • Followed up on technical issues for MTA, New Jersey Transit and Agence Métropolitaine de Transport
Dec 2011 - Mar 2014

Mechanical Design Engineer

Bombardier Transportation

*R179 NYCT contract, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), valued at US$599MM:

  • Led schedule of finishes to define all visible surfaces inside, outside the train and cab area
  • Defined the process which became a Bombardier’s standard

*Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) contract, valued at US$1.5B, acted as project engineer:

  • Challenged strategic passenger seat suppliers to provide technical recommendation before contract award
  • Worked with seat supplier, and industrial designers to develop existing seat to meet BART’s specification (APTA, modularity, comfort and aesthetic) and integrated them within the train
  • Liaised with seat supplier and prototype center to build soft and hard mock up, part of an extensive passenger outreach
  • Managed industrial designers to define all finishes inside, outside the train and cab area
  • Supported prototype center to build a full scale mock up of two-thirds of a train for public review

*BiLevel train contract, GoTransit, valued at CAD$200MM:

  • Acted as project engineer and challenged strategic passenger seat suppliers before contract award. Managed supplier to guarantee delivery within schedule and budget
  • Carried out successful business case, Make Vs Buy. Convinced GoTransit to adopt selected seats
  • Integrated floor heaters, stanchions, plywood floor and finished floor with Catia V5
Mar 2010 - Apr 2011

Founder, Strategy and Business Development


Startup: Commission-based travel social network

*Built a team of 3 business partners (back end programmer, front end programmer and myself)

*Accomplished market research (identified gap in the market, market segmentation, analyzed competitors and reports from Mintel). Developed monetization and marketing strategy

*Carried out questionnaires and focus group, gathered a database of 1000+ users, created website wireframes and designed webpages in Photoshop CS3 *Competed for seed funding at 2010 NACUE Ventures Academy in Cambridge, UK

Apr 2007 - Mar 2010

Design Engineer

LPA Niphan Systems

Company listed on the London Stock Exchange

First tier supplier of electro mechanical systems for Transportation, Aerospace, Defense and Airports

*Assumed sole responsibility for the design of entire aircraft product range, with Catia V5, (cable carriers, power supply connectors, plugs and sockets, power supply harnesses, pins and tubes), business worth £1.3MM and accomplished railway projects worth £1.9MM. Supported junior engineer, drafter, bid, production and after sales service

*Managed and completed the following projects:

  • Crocodile cable carrier for the Airbus A380, used at European airports, adapted existing product
  • Aircraft power supply connector, for airports in Europe and Asia, from design to product launch
  • Shore supply receptacle, part of Victoria Line Upgrade and Sub-Surface Lines projects, for London Underground (Bombardier Transportation UK), from design to product delivery
  • Junction box for Rhaetian Railway train, in Switzerland (UNESCO World Heritage Site), from concept to product delivery

*Implemented process improvement:

  • Set up a library for common CAD components which reduced feasibility design cycle by 20%
  • Implemented electronic change sheet which cut the time of engineering change by 70%
Mar 2004 - Aug 2004

CAD Engineer

Compagnie Deutsch Orléans

Deutsch Group with over 3.500 employees worldwide

Designer, manufacturer and 1st tier supplier of connectors and relays for the automotive industry

*Undertook FEA tests with Cosmos Works on plastic connectors for seats, used on the Renault Laguna 3, to simulate loadings sustained during assembly, packaging and transport

*Updated GA and drawings of jumper coil cables, with Solid Works, released them using Audros and created assembly instructions. Products used on Volvo trucks


Sep 2005 - Sep 2006

M.S in Automotive Engineering

Coventry University

Master's degree awarded with Merit

Dissertation: “SAE Formula student car_path follower model” using MSC.ADAMS/View, awarded Distinction (70%)

*Modules included: Power Train, Vehicle Dynamics Handling and Simulation, Component Durability Testing and Simulation, Safety Structures and Impact and FEA

Helped the 2006 SAE formula student team

Sep 2004 - Jul 2005

B.Eng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Coventry University

Bachelor's degree awarded with Honours

Final year project: “Tether Car Design” using Catia V5R13 awarded Merit (62%)

*Modules included: Chassis Engineering, Automotives Engine and Transmissions, Group Design Project, FEA, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Integrated CAD/CAM

Apr 2004 - Sep 2002

Diplôme universitaire de technologie

IUT Orléans

French Degree with 2 Years of University

*Modules included: Automotive technologies, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Design, CAD/CAM, CNC Machining, Material Sciences and Mathematics

Member of racing team during the 2004 Eco Shell-marathon









Microsoft offices

PLM: Mapics, Dataspace and PDM+


MSC.ADAMS/View 2005

Dissertation: “SAE Formula student car_path follower model” using MSC.ADAMS/View, awarded Distinction (70%)   Modelled a complete formula student car (space-frame chassis, double wishbones with a push rod and bell crank mechanism, steering system, anti-roll bar), as a linkages model   Created a copy of a real 3D track, using GPS data   Equipped with Fiala tyre models (tyre data from Goodyear) and a PID controller the car follows a predetermined path      

Catia V5R19

Achieved professional certification


Sep 2008 - Present

Catia V5 Certificate

Dassault Systèmes
Oct 2012 - Present


Apr 2012 - Present

Design of Structures with Aluminum

Reseeaux des Ingénieurs du Québec
Nov 2013 - Present

Wet Paint Application & Process

DuPont Coating Solution