Since graduating from Auckland University of Technology in 2002, Brad has been involved in an impressive range of design projects including super yacht conversions, commercial vessel engineering, and the design and manufacture of subsea oil and gas control system equipment. Brad is a highly skilled mechanical engineer, with significant project planning and management experience. He has traveled extensively over this time, working in mechanical engineering roles in New Zealand, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.
From a young age I developed an interest in engineering; a spent a lot of time spend in garages making and breaking things after school and on weekends, before moving on to restoring and modifying cars.
After University, I worked in New Zealand as a mechanical engineer before living in and working Australia, Canada, and the UK in mechanical engineering and project engineering roles.
I now have a wide range of experience in a multitude of industries including marine, material handling, food and beverage, manufacturing, and the oil and gas industry.
I am motivated and dedicated to delivering projects on time and on budget for clients, while maintaining a high standard of quality and adding value where possible.
- Collaboration / team work
- Innovative / creative thinking
- Interpersonal skills
- Logical thinking
- Problem solving
- Concept development
- Industrial design
- Engineering calculations
- Project engineering
- Product development
- Project management
- Commissioning support
- Adobe Creative suite
- Microsoft Office suite
- Heavy industry
- Materials handling
- Oil & Gas
High Speed Meat Trimming Equipment
Developed new electric motor enclosure for high speed meat trimming equipment and produced all manufacturing drawings while liaising with electrical engineer. Acted as primary engineering to produce new and revise current trimmer components for manufacture.
Capability Branch Project Manager for Minor Projects
Sourced and Introduced into service specialised equipment for Navy Divers and Hydrographic surveyors. Projects ranged from gaining funding approval to ensuring all logistical, spares and maintenance procedures, publications and protocols were in place.
Fonterra NZ – Project Solo
Fonterra’s new Distribution Centre, Auckland Airport. Design of two 38m milk bulk stores both holding up to 20,000 crates of milk product. Produced manufacturing drawings for bulk store structure, distribution bogies to move the crates, and electrical trunking for this fully automated bulk store.
Design food production, reject and scrap conveyors
Using existing concepts and old models, completed the design for for manufacture of two types of conveyor. The first being a conveyor to break the production line when product is rejected and the second to convey the reject product to scrap bin for re-purposing.
RIO TINTO & PB-SEA TOW
50T Towing Winches
50 tonne towing winches for Rio Tinto and PB-Sea Tow. Both electric and hydraulic winches for tug boats in Western Australia and Singapore.
Food Factory, Bangalore India
Designed factory layout and machinery for existing undeveloped building. From an approximate 2D layout and building construction drawings of proposed building and locations of machinery, develop a full 3D working Layout. Designed all machinery for manufacture, this included silo’s, sifters, surge hoppers, weigher hopper, mixer hoppers, flexible screw conveyors, and all connecting pipework.
Design Factory Layout
Completed the design of existing milk powered production plant in Malaysia including all machinery and connecting pipework. Produced full models and manufacturing drawings for cyclones, surge hoppers, and sifters.
Worked as a part of the design team, assisting in the completion of the new model cabin interior and components of the integrated lighting design for Virgin Atlantic Airline. Produced detailed drawings for manufacture in the UK.
MARINE INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
R.V Tangaroa Refit Project
Replacement of existing bow and stern thrusters and installation of new azimuth drive. New winching system above and below deck for seafloor mapping and recording equipment.
Taking over a troubled project to bring back on track while solving technical issues with existing designs. Complete project scope included approximate 30 different designs.