Product Design Engineer. Just my pet projects on here.
Free form challenge
Designing with paper
Peter Simon Coyle
• Problem solving/reasoning/creativity.
• Project management.
• CAD/CAE proficient.
• Quick learner with diverse technical knowledge base.
• Visual, verbal and written communication.
As an experienced and design literate professional engineer, I am an excellent problem solver; confident in my ability to get the best outcomes for my clients, my employer and for our end users. I am driven to expand and develop my knowledge and skills, maximising my contribution to any given project.
Education & Qualifications:
2011 CEng MIMechE Chartered Engineer, Membership of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
2010 – 2011 MA
Master of Arts with Distinction in Design, Northumbria University, School of Design.
2000 – 2004 MEng (Hons)
Mechanical Engineering Hons Design (1st)Newcastle University, School of Mechanical and Systems Engineering.
1998 – 2000 A-Levels (3)
Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Computing (A) - South Tyneside College.
1993 – 1998 GSCE (9)
Mathematics (A*), English literature (C), English language (C), Sciences(2A’s), Graphic Products (A), Art (B), History(B) and IT (B). - Hedworthfield Comp. School
2012 – Present
Product Design Engineer
Octo Design Ltd
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2004 – 2012
Mechanical Design Engineer
RCID, University of Newcastle.
Multi-discipline engineering consultancy based at Newcastle University working with local companies and start-ups providing design, visualisation and analysis services.
The RCID consists of 15 engineers drawn from mechanical, electronic and software backgrounds. The organisation has a flat structure and I report directly to a technical director. I am typically responsible for the mechanical design aspects of 3-4 live projects at any given time; often in a lead role, project managing and working closely with clients, developing specifications and proposals. I also often work closely with suppliers, technical experts and fellow designers and engineers. In these relationships, I am used to taking the initiative and key project decisions - tabling creative solutions.
My projects have varying scopes and I can be involved at any point of a design process, from early concept development and ideation, through to design verification and fault finding existing designs. This necessitates a range of both technical skill and underlying knowledge.
My typical activities include:
• Meetings with clients to discuss potential and ongoing work.
• Brainstorming (chairing or participating).
• Ideation sketching.
• Solid and/or surface CAD modelling.
• Rendering and animation.
• Embodiment/design detailing.
• Stress, thermal, fatigue and vibration analysis via finite element analysis and/or calculation.
• Designing for production and/or prototype manufacture.
• Preparing and carrying out testing.
• Technical report writing.
• Designing to codes/legislation.
This position was part time during my studies in 2010/2011.
2000 - 2004 Batch Preparation Officer
Prescription Pricing Authority, Newcastle upon Tyne.
A part time job in which I worked as part of a team processing NHS prescriptions slips. The team was initially created to address a 1 year backlog in the processing of prescription slips. The team was extremely successful, and I was given additional responsibilities such as training of new staff and quality control as the scheme was expanded.
Microsoft Office Suite
Pro Engineer Wildfire
Driving License: Full/Clean
Date of Birth: 12/12/1981
Interests: Cycling, football, music (listening/playing), emerging technology (blogs/magazines), photography, origami, reading (typically sci-fi and work on innovation/creativity).