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Jonathan Bousfield

Jonathan Bousfield

Design Engineer

BE Mech (Hons)


Jonathan is a friendly can-do engineer with a strong personal drive for excellence. His skills in industrial engineering, materials handling systems, thermal systems, and energy engineering are complimented by his experience in project management and commercial research. 
I’ve enjoyed working on a wide variety of design projects in a wide variety of industries throughout New Zealand, supported by additional training in project management and commercialization in Auckland. Over my career so far I’ve:

  • Sized refrigeration systems using engineering standards
  • Performed computational data analysis
  • Run commercial research at Canterbury University
  • Liaised with customers and stakeholders on project scoping, sales and handovers
  • Sold, designed, installed and commissioned solar power systems to New Zealand standards
  • Designed materials handling systems in both SolidWorks and Inventor including Vault, • Produced detailed manufacturing drawings for designs
  • Managed effective and compliant engineering solutions on key construction projects.
  • Collaboration / team work
  • Communication
  • Flexible
  • Innovative / creative thinking
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Listening
  • Logical thinking
  • Motivated
  • Problem solving
  • Project Management
  • Reliable
  • Concept development
  • Scoping
  • Industrial design
  • Design
  • Analysis
  • Project engineering
  • Product development
  • Supplier selection
  • Commissioning support
  • AutoCAD
  • Enterprise PDM
  • Inventor
  • Microsoft Office suite
  • Sketchup
  • Visual Basic

Autodesk Certified Professional

  • Composites
  • Construction
  • Conveyors
  • Dairy
  • Heavy industry
  • Materials handling
  • Packaging
  • Power
  • Product
  • Production equipment
  • Refrigeration

Project Experience

Canterbury Uni - Commercialisation Research Project


Commercialisation Research Project

Commercial and technical validation project for a novel technology developed at Canterbury University with applications in pasteurisation.  ANSYS CFD was used to optimise the test chamber geometry shown for particles to receive a uniform exposure to the treatment, prior to prototyping.

Sky City Generator Replacement Project


Sky City Generator Replacement Project

Pictured is one of three new generator sets providing a combined 4MW of standby backup power to the Sky City building in downtown Auckland.  This was an excellent experience facilitating a complex installation project managing staff, commercial clients, and other contractors, while keeping work on track and solving engineering problems to a high standard and often ‘in real time’.


  • Electrical, Thermal, Mechanical design of solar thermal system
  • AutoCAD Drafting of electrical and pipe schematic
  • 3D modelling and shading analysis with Trimble SketchUp
  • Solar simulation and design using excel, T-Sol, PVSYS, HOMER
  • Managed design, construction and commissioning
Solar City - Solar Thermal Power System


Solar Thermal Power System

Design and installation of Solar City’s largest residential solar heating installation, a huge 30kW solar thermal array consisting of 94 solar water heaters, capable of reaching temperatures of up to 100°C.  All of the pipe runs had to be hydraulically balanced, thermally efficient, and allow for considerable thermal expansion.


  • Project Management of commercially funded research within a New Zealand University
  • Market Research
  • Fluid simulation Using ANSYS CFX to accelerate prototyping phase
  • Early prototyping
  • Co-ordinated experimental trials
  • IP and patent research


Materials Handling
  • Detailed drafting using either SolidWorks or AutoCAD Inventor 3D CAD
  • Concept Design and 3D concept Modelling
  • Structural Detail Drawings
  • Purchasing and procurement
  • Design of Belt Driven and Band Driven roller conveyor sets
  • Sheet metal profiles and assemblies, folded and welded parts