MEng, Mechanical Engineer @
University of Birmingham
Always open to new opportunities, especially in product development; I am an experienced and dedicated Senior Manager, Chartered Mechanical Engineer, and qualified Project Manager. I have a strong understanding of innovative product development, sustainable technologies and strategic leadership; gained within varied teams including a world-class LEAN manufacturing environment, and I am currently leading the Renewable Energy Team
Always open to new opportunities, especially in product development; I am an experienced and dedicated Senior Manager, Chartered Mechanical Engineer, and qualified Project Manager. I have a strong understanding of innovative product development, sustainable technologies and strategic leadership; gained within varied teams including a world-class LEAN manufacturing environment, and I am currently leading the Renewable Energy Team at AECOM for the EMIA region.
The success I have enjoyed in my career has been achieved through my technical aptitude and track record for delivering projects on time and on budget.
I have a proven ability to get the best out of my team no matter how geographically and culturally diverse. I am articulate, with experience of sensitive verbal and written communication, and a committed team player.
Director Of Engineering @ Member of senior management team of a rapidly growing, highly successful, and international engineering consultancy business specialising in renewable energy projects worldwide, both onshore and offshore.
Strategic, proactive and cooperative leadership, giving clear direction, in a supportive but robust management style of a multi-disciplinary team of 40 professional consultant engineers and project managers, both at home and remotely.
Change management, implementation of rapid growth, department re-structuring and creation/development/management of in house Health & Safety team.
Project governance for the delivery of Owner’s Engineer and Technical Advisor renewable energy consultancy projects driving SgurrEnergy’s strong international growth and enviable reputation.
Team leadership for the development of innovative solutions to clients worldwide, e.g. Africa, UAE, China, India, Mongolia, Pakistan.
Project director for the delivery of several global renewables projects including the first Wind farm to be built in Mongolia, and topside of one of the first offshore meteorological mast installations.
Technical due-diligence and financial evaluation of projects with typical £100m CapEx.
P&L accounting, risk and budget management of £1.2m overhead, £5m of project revenue.
Recruitment and selection of staff, training, mentoring and performance development, disciplinary experience including dismissals.
Kaizen/Lean application to working environment, efficiency optimisation, quality improvement and overhead cost reduction.
Client relationships, media relationships, professional representation of clients and company in a public environment. From September 2012 to May 2014 (1 year 9 months) Glasgow, United KingdomEngineering Group Manager @ Managing the engineering department including specialist electrical, mechanical, and civil engineering teams plus implementation team of project managers. From March 2012 to September 2012 (7 months) Glasgow, United KingdomImplementation Team Leader @ Leading the project management team for the delivery of Owner’s Engineer and Technical Advisor renewable energy consultancy projects internationally. From September 2010 to April 2012 (1 year 8 months) Glasgow, United KingdomProject Manager @ From September 2010 to September 2011 (1 year 1 month) Senior Turbine Engineer (Development/Procurement/Construction) @ Responsible for (N. Europe): Turbine selection, Tender evaluation; analysing turbine-specific project risk.
Contract preparation, negotiation and closure: Turbine Supply, Installation, Commissioning & Testing / Maintenance & Service.
Managing the delivery of the Contracts; Liaison between the turbine manufacturers, construction teams and project development teams, (e.g. Dunlaw Windfarm Scotland, delivered on budget and significantly ahead of time with zero snags).
Other work with photovoltaic, solar-thermal and ground-source heat-pump projects, and particular focus on Miscanthus. From July 2008 to October 2010 (2 years 4 months) Senior Product Development Engineer @ Headhunted as product development engineer responsible for guiding the ‘technical character’ (customer attributes) of both Jaguar and Land-Rover vehicles.
Leading target setting, design development, and final vehicle sign-off. Coaching of engineering specialists, who often had significantly more experience, involving tact, clarity of communication and empathy with conflicting priorities.
Developed future vehicle innovative architecture concepts (packaging, layout, system requirements).
Initial architecture and attribute requirements for a new vehicle platform, utilised in the Jaguar XF.
Analysis of benchmarking data, budget allocation, legislation and timing in order to define the new vehicle architecture and customer attribute targets for future Jaguar model lines.
Use of lean tools used to plan efficiently and effectively whilst working under varying levels of time and budget pressure.
Influencing the budget priorities for each of the $600 Million JLR programmes. Specific delivery of Jaguar XF
Reporting directly to J-LR and Ford senior management up to and including board level. From September 2001 to September 2007 (6 years 1 month) Chartered Engineer @ I was elected as a Chartered Mechanical Engineer and accepted as a member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) in 2005. From May 2005 to June 2005 (2 months) Team Leader @ Successfully managed a team of 19 engineers to design and build a racing-car for an international competition. Project management skills, and close teamwork were essential for success. My strong theoretical knowledge was also required to design the original concept.
The car was funded by self-sourced corporate sponsorship, and developed on a tight budget. As leader, I also had responsibility, for team P.R, including: interviews for T.V, radio, professional journals and magazines, and for local and national press. The official launch of the car, involved the Duke of Edinburgh as the guest of honour. From September 1999 to September 2001 (2 years 1 month)
MSc (distinction), Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Distinction @ Loughborough University From 2007 to 2008 MEng, Mechanical Engineer @ University of Birmingham From 1997 to 2001 Andy Barker is skilled in: Renewable Energy, Engineering, Project Management, Energy, Wind, Wind Turbines, Management, Turbines, Innovation Management, Power Generation, Contract Negotiation, Negotiation, Solar Energy, Product Development, Photovoltaics
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