2013 - CEH Bangor
Technical Development and Field Instrumentation Engineer
Designing, installing and maintaining remote control and data acquisition systems and their photovoltaic and wind power energy infrastructure. Repairing, testing and servicing instrumentation equipment and cabling. Calibrating instruments. Programming and wiring data loggers. Programming and maintaining databases of environmental measurements. Analysing data and producing reports. Designing and constructing printed circuit boards for custom instruments. Developing web and smartphone applications for citizen science.
2009 - 2013 CEH Wallingford
Instrumentation Scientist/Research Associate
Installing, maintaining, and decommissioning field instrumentation sites. Repairing, testing and servicing instrumentation equipment and cabling. Calibrating instruments. Programming and wiring data loggers. Setting up and maintaining databases of environmental measurements. Analysing data and producing reports. Designing and constructing PCB’s.
2002 - 2009 SLAM NHS Trust London, UK
Clinical Audit/Research Assistant
Programming and maintaining databases of clinical and demographic data. Analysing data and producing statistical reports for presentation to clinical and managerial staff. Administering and co-ordinating psychometric tests to patients for audit and research purposes.
1994 – 2002 CNWL NHS Trust London, UK
Clinical Audit Facilitator
Programming and maintaining databases of clinical and demographic data of Community Mental Health teams within the Trust. Analysing and summarising data into statistical reports for presentation to clinical and managerial staff. Providing technical support to staff conducting audits.
1992 – 1993 St Bartholomews NHS Trust London, UK
Maintaining and querying databases of clinical data of oncology patients for research purposes. Analysing data and summarising them into statistical reports for clinical staff.
1988 – 1991 Realtyme Software Montreal, Canada
Writing, testing and documenting C++ code for digital audio recording systems. Producing technical documentation on the code. Writing, testing and documenting C++ code for custom MIDI applications.
Summary of Professional Expertise
As Field Instrument Engineer at CEH Bangor, I design, maintain and upgrade environmental monitoring sites situated in remote locations. I use renewable energy solutions such as solar panels and wind turbines connected to regulators and banks of batteries to power data logging systems. I wire data loggers using wiring diagrams and program them to record data and calculate meaningful outputs for analysis. I design data logging and telemetry systems using Labview and Linux tools to remotely control data loggers and to synchronise data onto shared storage. I quality control the data using SQL, ‘R’, and Excel and produce graphs and reports. I also design, test and produce custom circuit boards for in-house instruments using Multisim Electronics Design Software.
I have a BSc in Computer Science from McGill University (First) and an HND in Electronic/Electrical Engineering (Distinction) from London South Bank University. I have Off-Road Driving, Outdoor First Aid and Outdoor Winter Skills certificates. I am a motivated, proficient worker and enjoy creating robust solutions to technically challenging problems. I have the teamwork and communication skills to successfully meet the objectives of the project.
Calibration of Relative Humidity Sensors using a Dew Point Generator (2010)
Level 3 Electrical Inspection and Testing, City and Guilds, 2017
Level 3 Electrical Installations BS7671, City and Guilds, 2016
HND Electrical Engineering London, South Bank University, 2009
B.Sc. Mathematics and Computer Science, McGill University, 1988