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NAME:

MEMBERSHIP NO:

IEng Candidates Qualifying Report on Professional Development AN EXEMPLAR


The Royal Aeronautical Society requires you to complete this Qualifying Report Form as part of its Professional Review and Interview process to satisfy the requirements of ECuks UK-SPEC. The completed form fulfils two aims: o o To provide you with the opportunity to highlight the evidence that, in your opinion, demonstrates you meet the competences and commitment for registration. To provide the interview panel with an idea of your strengths and weaknesses.

It is essential that you refer to the Guidance Notes to this form and to the exemplars of completed forms; please visit www.aerosociety.com (click on Join the Society and follow the links to Professional Registration then Professional Review and Interview). You should download the report form and complete it on your computer. Once you have submitted the completed form and the supporting documentation, your submission will be checked and if all is satisfactory you will be invited for interview, where all the evidence described in the report will be verified by a panel of registered engineers within appropriately 3 months. You must bring with you to interview a portfolio of supporting evidence to substantiate your application.

Declaration of Evidence
This must be signed by you AND by a registered engineer (IEng or CEng) who is prepared to support your application. Please contact the Professional Standards department if you have any questions about your choice of signatory.

Candidate
I hereby confirm that the evidence described in this document is a true record of the competence that has been demonstrated by me, and that the evidence is available for review, if necessary.

Signed

Name

Date

Sponsor
I hereby confirm that the evidence described in this document is a true record of the competence that has been demonstrated by this candidate.

Signed

Name

Date

Institution and grade of membership if non-RAeS (e.g. IMechE, IET, etc)

ECuk registration held (e.g. IEng, CEng)

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Engineering Council UK-SPEC Competence Statements


For ease of use and review, each main UK-SPEC competence statement together with the associated substatements will be kept to a single page.
Section A: Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology Engineering Council Competence statement
A1 Maintain and extend a sound theoretical approach to the application of technology in engineering practice Engineering and management training Consolidated all training received thus far with a year-long course bringing in advanced maintenance and management procedures and activities. Training included project management, problem solving, personnel management and confirmatory depth understanding of mechanical, propulsion and avionic aircraft systems. Engineering management certificate attached. MSc completed at University of Exeter. Post module assignments based on the business performance of Virgin Atlantic Engineering Services. Assignments synopsis and the MSc copy are attached. Responsible for imparting the technical knowledge requirements for both B747 and B777 ac types to B1 standards. Attended and passed CRS courses full CRS approval gained. HND in Engineering and Project Management certificate attached.

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Apprentice Aircraft Technician

Evidence of Competence Presented


Procedural approach and systems knowledge combined with the development of core skills and competencies has served as the backbone to all engineering activities. Apprenticeship certificate attached.

MSc Engineering Business Management BAMC Scope of Approval Certificates BA & BAMC certificates Engineering & project management HNC Engineering Lean engineering

HNC in Engineering awarded as part of Engineering Management training certificates attached. Qualified as a lead auditor for Lean Engineering and have conducted numerous Lean Engineering activities at a variety of organisations. Course qualifications attached. Executive summaries of audits completed available on request. Variety of aircraft type specific courses or certificates of competence included in my career development, required to underpin my competences spectrum for a broad Quality Management appointment; includes Skeeter, Souix, Beaver, Scout, Gazelle, Lynx, BN Islander, Agusta A109, Puma*, Chinook*, Hercules C130*, Nimrod MRA2*. Training course certificates attached. * - Armaments and weapon systems only

Aircraft Type Specific Training Courses/ Competencies

Engineering Council Competence statement


A2 Use a sound evidencebased approach to problem solving and contribute to continuous improvement

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Aircraft Engineering Technician

Evidence of Competence Presented


Trained initially as a Quality Systems Manager and subsequently as a Total Quality Team Leader. The international standards associated with these qualifications, and the implied modus operandi ensured that continuous improvement resulted as a consequence of evidence based analysis and problem solving. QSM and TQTL certificates attached. Reviewed the course output and scope of offerings against inherent competencies and market needs. Conducted a re-balancing activity to correctly align Training Needs with Objectives while overlaying Market needs; and organised the group to better effect. Increases in volume and revenue resulted being up by 30% and 35% respectively. Pre and post rebalancing organisational charts attached. Committee member involved in the evaluation and development of ideas suggested and presented by members of staff. Example of a successful suggestion attached (Revised servicing arrangements for wheel assemblies)

Deliver Engineering training

BAMC CIP committee

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Aircraft engineering

Responsible for the assessment of corrosion damage to a large fleet of aging aircraft requiring innovative and imaginative solutions. New and different repair schemes and techniques captured and logged and shared with other operators in similar circumstances. Assessment of customer needs matched to present engineering offerings and planned capability enhancements. Enhancements focussed as a consequence of the report with a resulting positive change in revenue and profit. A new system was subject to a trial installation on a helicopter and I was responsible for developing the test activity and subsequently testing the system. The system tests revealed problems with the equipment software, with some electrical connectors and with some of the hardware (quality of fit). A measured approach to testing and careful analysis was required to identify and eliminate each problem. One consequence of the work is that revised software for all such systems was developed for use in other platforms with similar systems.

Engineering Services Transformation Trials activity

Section B: Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct, commission, operate and maintain engineering products, processes, systems and services

B1 Identify, review and select techniques, procedures and methods to undertake engineering tasks

Armament Trials - DERA

Responsible for the planning and execution of aircraft weapon system trials. Made extensive use of core skills to safely conduct trials on unfamiliar platforms and systems and utilised previous reports and trials plans to assist in the preparation/execution of trials. Activities included clearance of Drop-sondes from C130J, Puma helicopter self defence (chaff and flares), Chinook helicopter enhanced flares, a variety of machine gun fits to utility and attack helicopters and sonar buoys for helicopters and Nimrod aircraft. All projects required sound engineering knowledge, compliance with all current regulations, conformity to Services and civil requirements and a systems approach. Summary list of trials completed attached. Integrated Logistic Support Programme Manager responsible for leading the ILS Element project managers through the Assessment Phase for the RN/Army FLynx (Future Lynx) project. Constant reference to the International and Service standards and procedures for ILS activity required. Also required to Project Manage the Software Support ILS Element a subject beyond personal core training and reference to Industry standard and Service standard documents was necessary to make progress. Application of engineering principles set against the documented requirements and standards were key to the plans success. Utilised bespoke and tailored audit procedures to review engineering support methodology and made recommendations for change in an evidence based regime. Typical review/report attached. Select correct manuals to conduct fault finding, determine component replacement procedures and find spare parts. Also use manuals from the maintenance manual set to conduct preliminary investigations for repairs and repair techniques before (when necessary) applying for repair schemes based on standard packages and tailored bespoke schemes.

ILS Programme Manager Lynx Integrated Project Team

ISO audits

Aircraft servicing manuals

Engineering Council Competence statement


B2 Contribute to the design and development of engineering solutions

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Engineering Service support

Evidence of Competence Presented


A modification to an antenna mount on a helicopter was to be implemented and a team arrived to carry out the task. The modification took no account of the operational climate and work regime and as a consequence, the antenna was deemed to be poorly sited. Work was completed to re-design the mount taking account of the polarization requirements, EMC issues and the structural constraints. Damage to a helicopter floor resulted in one seat restraint harness being unusable and the standard repair schemes did not extend to repairs in this area of structure. Local repair designed (NIDA structure) using adapted procedures and techniques and implemented against demanding time constraints. Subsequent post-repair analysis supported the integrity of the repair; which continued in-use unchanged. Designed, developed and installed a modification for a helicopter missile system that reduced turn-around time by 50% also allowing a rotors turning re-arm. Modification cover sheet attached.

Engineering Service Support

Engineering service support

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Engineering Service Support

Repeated damage to ac floor panels necessitated remedial action. Investigation conducted and report offered to the Chief Engineer detailing proposed solutions and the engineering impact associated with each. Scheme was eventually adopted fleet-wide as a Manufacturers modification. Report synopsis and modification leaflet attached. A tail plane on a helicopter was noted as being difficult to remove in field conditions, particularly when the ac was being recovered by road or air. The matter was investigated and the retaining bolt design was found to be poor and particularly susceptible to water ingress. A change to the bolt design was submitted along with a suggested change to the servicing regime. A copy of the assembly pre and post mod is attached along with a copy of the revised servicing schedule introducing a lubrication Op for this item. As the production engineer, I was tasked to take charge of the design solution required to address shortfalls in the production of an aircraft transmission system as these were causing the project to run late and below quality. The solution was effective and as a consequence, production was not interrupted again. Evaluation of the changes with third party input identified some best practice that was transferred across to other areas of production. The trial of a flare dispenser was not proceeding as planned and the manufacturer was struggling for a solution. We resolved this as a team and an electronic fix coupled with a procedural change appeared to be the solution. A revised test plan was produced and the system re-tested and evaluated. A planned machine gun fit to a helicopter was examined in the early stages of production and the mechanical mount was determined to be high-risk. Worked with the manufacturer to bring about design changes based on engineering experience and experience of weapon fits. Revised mount successfully tested and now in service. Initial engineering assessments of a proposed modification to an aircraft system highlighted significant risk and this was investigated. As a consequence, I was able to offer a potential solution to the design both in regard to the location of some components and the way in which the system was to be utilised. The revisions were accepted and the modification has since been accepted for fleet use in an updated format.

Engineering Service Support

B3 Implement design solutions and contribute to their evaluation

Production Engineer

Trials officer

Trials officer

Engineering support to development activity

Section C: Provide technical and commercial management Engineering Council Competence statement
C1 Plan for effective project implementation Project manager

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Programme Manager Training

Evidence of Competence Presented


The planning required to ensure that engineering training courses proceed as scheduled is complex and relies on sound engineering competencies, good project management, business skills and people management competencies. Terms of Reference attached. Project required the acquisition and lease of a new helicopter for use in the training environment. Procurement timescale was less than 6 months and thus planning and risk management was critical. Project synopsis and lessons learned report attached. Following new EU legislation, JAR147 implementation to be carried out. Planned and implemented this change finally gaining CAA approval for a commercially recognized training organisation. Plan cultural and functional change to the delivery of engineering support. Scoping included assessment of other models and subsequent analysis. Market needs were used to focus the requirement and ultimately the output and an Organisational Change Plan was submitted for consideration. Team buy-in was brought about through workshops and the change-over was brought about on schedule. Organisation chart pre and post change attached along with and overview of the volume and revenue changes that resulted. Top-level plan developed to merge contractual requirements for delivery with stakeholder community aspirations/limitations resulting in product delivery on time and on budget. Project executive summary attached. Responsible for oversight of the Xm ILS budget for the RN/Arm FLynx project and also responsible for the detailed planning and management of the Xm Software Support Plan. Implicit was the management of tasks and the teams to carry them out and an organisational diagram showing the team structure is attached along with terms of reference for the appointment.

Implementation of JAR147 Engineering Manager

Product supply

C2 Manage the planning, budgeting and organisation of tasks, l d

ILS Programme manager Lynx IPT

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Programme Manager Project manager Trials Officer DERA Maintenance support

Responsible for the annual Xm budget for the provision of leased aircraft and facilities and management of the activity/staff to secure such facilities. Letter of delegation attached for Project X, a Xk project with a team of 22 in support. Project delivered on budget and on time. Responsible for the project financial management for trials iro Xk with management control of teams varying from 2 to approx 30 members. As the aircraft maintenance supervisor, I was responsible for the allocation of resources to tasks and approval of all demands for spare parts. I was also responsible for ensuring that the aircraft was made ready as planned in the schedule for return to service.

Engineering Council Competence statement


C3 Manage teams and develop staff to meet changing technical and managerial needs

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Quality Assurance Inspector Career progression. Project team leader

Evidence of Competence Presented


As an inspector, examine unit working practices and aircraft engineering standards. The role was dynamic and included an element of education and development, sharing experience with organisations and offering best practice where applicable. Portfolio (attached) contains evidence of the various roles and appointments and their levels of responsibility I have held over People, Products or Processes. Conduct regular team meetings with the project group, occasionally including the customer and group management, to assess progress and ensure all are aware of the bigger picture. Additionally, conduct meetings with team subgroups to manage the technical changes both emergent and as a consequent of technology change. An example of a project was for aircraft X to have a new design of wing fitted. Project overview attached. Managed teams to include annual reporting and the maintenance of individual training competencies. Planned additional formal and informal training to meet core competency requirements and the demands of emergent needs or technology changes. EG, High Pressure Pure Air system training for new and emerging thermal imaging systems and Microsoft Project training when the project management tools used switched from the old system to the full MS suite. As a Technical Task Manager, I was responsible for the management and allocation of tasks to a support team whose size varied according to the job. I was part of the decision making process that determined the team size; and critically, what team skill sets and competencies would be required to meet the task. Implicit in team selection was the requirement to bring in team members who needed or who were ready for development; and the associated experienced personnel/mentors to assist with this. Identified HS&E shortfalls in the organisation and took the lead to resolve. Undertook IOSH safety management training and implemented a homegrown HSE audit plan. Managing the HSE group for three lodger organisations and continuing to direct activities to meet routine requirements and emergent policy and problems. Investigate fault reports on potential defects to determine the most appropriate course of action this including initiating fleet-wide inspection regimes to making changes to maintenance activities, including publication amendment. As a Quality Assurance Inspector, a large proportion of my role was spent both identifying problems and providing the means and/or knowledge to effect a suitable resolution. Quality was measured during annual inspections of aircraft and the supporting environment and practices; and an overview was maintained centrally to assure both Flight Safety and appropriate levels of quality. As a supervisor, I was required to maintain a simple matrix of skills and competencies required by my team, and those temporarily attached, to complete anticipated tasks. Personnel turnover and new equipment/systems ensured that this matrix was dynamic and as a consequence, staff were subject to continuous improvement to maintain the skills and competencies required. As an accredited ISO 9002 Auditor, conduct pre-CAA audits for the company.

Staff management

Maintenance support

C4 Manage continuous quality improvement

Engineering support HS&E

Engineering support

Quality Assurance Inspector

Engineering management

ISO 9002 Auditor

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Engineering training

As an instructor, it was necessary to constantly review the material used to support training delivery; and the way that this was used/presented. Quality was measured predominantly in the form of student feedback and this most focussed of personal critiques, coupled with external validation from the enduser, drove quality in a positive direction.

Section D: Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills Engineering Council Competence statement


D1 Communicate in English with others at all levels

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


ILS Programme manager Lynx IPT

Evidence of Competence Presented


Presented the Joint Helicopter Command HQ`s vision on Management Information Systems to the 2004 Logistics Management Information Seminar at Abbey Wood. Broad representation from the three services and industry. Calling papers and agenda for this event attached an unclassified version of the presentation is available on request. Active member of the company schools Outreach Programme. Involved with mentoring of students, delivery of lectures and assisting with projects. Two years as an instructor at an engineering school delivering lessons and exercises on aircraft, personnel and unit management to a wide ability range of students. Terms of reference attached. Communicate with staff and customers using letters, reports, technical reports, e-mail and audio/visual presentations Provide support to the wider engineering group facilitating the exchange of technical and non-technical information internally and externally to staff and customers. Reviewed working practices with a staff of 75 and over 660 assets (prime movers and plant). Presented argument to the senior leadership team as to how the organisation could usefully re-structure. Following agreement and implementation, unit efficiency and capability rose, some sections were removed from the critical failure path and subsequent analysis demonstrated significant financial savings. Presented an Xm ILS Software Support Plan to a (cash-limited) IPT Leader who recognised all the risks associated with the activity including the PM`s inexperience of the core subject. Plan agreed. Routinely required to present proposals for change or technical amendment to the customer. Recent examples include Project X where the customer ran out of funds and required a change proposal to find a way to project conclusion with a reduced product spectrum and Project Y where the technology planned for use was found to be inadequate and a changeproposal (following selection of a replacement item) was required. As a trails officer, I was required to present my plans to a board in advance of physical testing activity to seek their agreement to the perceived risks. The board was necessarily demanding and very busy and as a consequence, the presentation(s) needed to be concise and convincing. A list of trials submitted to this board while in this appointment is attached. As a task manager, I believed that the way in which some large servicing activities were carried out could be improved. I researched this and presented my findings to the senior management team who agreed the change as a trial. Less easy to convince were the teams that had to make changes to their own practices; but these were subject to a further presentation and localised change management activity. A copy of the presentation and a synopsis of the time and monetary savings are attached. Activity as a Neighbourhood Engineer and now a Science and Engineering Ambassador (SEA) with schools and educational institutions to further the understanding of this subject with the younger generation since 1988. The activity includes mentoring, master classes, science and engineering days and judging at engineering competitions. Letter of appointment attached. (Photographs of SEA activity in my portfolio attached) As a manager, I take the lead on people management for the group. Also trained as a Company Investigator often focusing on grievances and disputeresolution on cases involving company personnel.

Outreach programmes Engineering practices instructor Engineering manager Engineering services Engineering Manager

D2 Present and discuss proposals

ILS Programme manager Lynx IPT Project manager

Trials officer

Engineering Support

D3 Demonstrate personal and social skills

Science and Engineering Ambassador Eng Council (UK) Engineering Manager

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Branch member

Scout Group Leader Community leader

Local RAeS branch member with responsibilities for membership and site access (for non-branch members). Also involved with the annual social function at Christmas. Trained as a Scout and Beaver Leader and once qualified, was appointed by the divisional Scouting authority to the position of Scout Group Leader, responsible for all group activities in the area. Appointment letter attached. Established a residents association (later a Charitable Trust) for a new housing estate. Elected as Chairman and served for 2 years before taking role as Honorary President. Organisation has over 1000 members and is investing in a Community Centre, Ecclesiastical facilities and a large nursery complex.

Section E: Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment Engineering Council Competence statement
E1 Comply with relevant codes of conduct Service Career

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Performance lead

Evidence of Competence Presented


As the Business Group Performance Leader, I provide direction and guidance on adherence to company regulation and performance management. This includes ensuring, for instance, that the company values are both understood and respected by all members of staff. During my service career, I have had to comply with a variety of regulations including Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Regulations, Army Equipment Support Publications, Joint Service Publications, Queens Regulations and appropriate Command Orders. As the group HS&E manager, I guide and direct the group and the representatives for the various HS&E sub-set topics, taking account of company regulation and the wider regulations of the HS&E Executive As a Task Manager/Engineer/Technician, I ensure that I am aware of the local operating procedures and codes of practice and that I comply with them. This includes policies associated with production, operations and HS&E; and the soft elements such as dignity in the workplace, teamwork and care for others. As the engineering manager, it was my responsibility to ensure that all working practices were safe and carried out in accordance with current procedures. While in post there were no engineering related safety incidents or accidents and the two annual quality inspections confirmed the organisation to be safe and effective. In light of this evidence, the group was honoured with a prestigious safety award, (Citation attached). The HS&E regime within the group is applied carefully not only to meet the demands of the wider regulations but also to meet the focussing demands of an over-arching group contract that brings about a severe financial penalties for any significant breach of HS&E. NEBOSH certificate holder (Occupational Health and Safety), monitor and maintain H&S awareness within the group. As a supervisor and employee, and particularly when working in a live aviation environment, I ensure that I set a good example to my team by working safely. My maintenance of standards in areas such as FOD management, bonding, husbandry, environmental matters, noise (protection) and personal protection rub off onto others and give me the edge when encouraging others to amend their ways (when required). As senior task manager, I introduced a means by which maintenance personnel can quickly and simply report activities at work that were either not safe or needed review. This bridged the natural reluctance by some to report such matters and as a consequence, high safety standards were maintained. A copy of the short report form used is attached.

Health and Safety Manager Local working practices

E2 Manage and apply safe systems of work

Engineering Manager

Health and Safety Manager

NEBOSH Local working practices

Engineering support

Engineering Council Competence statement


E3 Undertake engineering activities in a way that contributes to sustainable development

Evidence Reference/ Project Name


Science and Engineering Ambassador (SEA)

Evidence of Competence Presented


Activities with the SEA scheme afford me the opportunity to put something back into the UK education system. By raising awareness of science and engineering with younger generations, it may help to address the serious shortfalls experienced in the countrys engineering disciplines. I hope, by way demonstrating interesting facets of the subjects, to encourage new members to the engineering fold.

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COSHH, Environmental matters and Pollution control

Company Outreach Project management Facility provision Engineering support

Strict adherence to COSHH rules and regulations both as an operator and a manager. Trained in COSHH procedures and environmental management. Acted as the environmental focus in a number of appointments managing aspects such as heat loss/waste, waste product procedures, appropriate use of comfort cooling, POLA storage and management, and control of pollution events. The latter included overseeing the recovery of 140,000 litres of aviation fuel from a water table with only approximately 20 litres total loss and the implementation of measures to prevent re-occurrence of the problem which included engineering design work to overcome environmental (freezing ) conditions. Work with permanent staff at local college to identify and support student project work with a particular emphasis on environmental issues that link to potential science and engineering activities. While managing projects for the provision of new ac facilities, account is taken of environmental aspects to ensure that future ac assets used in the training and operational environment meet expectations regarding noise pollution and fuel use. While responsible for the local management of waste POLA, I became aware of inconsistencies between how we delivered the waste to the collection point and how the contractor really wanted it. As a consequence of managed change, we were able to sell 70% of the waste to the contractor as opposed to paying for it all to be taken away; and as a consequence of this, more of the waste products could be re-used with a reduced level of refinement required. The portfolio evidence (attached) demonstrates that I have been subject to regular and professional training in core skills and competencies plus the soft skills associated with increasing levels of seniority. By way of example, when appointed ILS Programme Manager, I completed courses in the Management of ILS, Reliability and Maintainability, Logistic Support Analysis Management and AECMA S100D principles. (certificates in my portfolio) I intend to continue with my work as a Science and Engineering Ambassador and have built a wind tunnel for use in presentations keeping my hand skills alive in the process. I manage or oversee a number of projects where there is no formal dedicated engineering input and I fill this void, keeping myself current as a consequence. I also keep focussed on engineering though the media and publications and by attending engineering presentations and symposia. Attended training courses at college including IT (Computer applications), and project management skills. Also taking an Open University degree in Professional Development focussing on managing people in a commercial enviroment. Once registered as an Incorporated Engineer, I intend to continue with my development to proceed towards Chartered status either through the Mature Route or via a Technical Report. I am seeking a mentor locally to assist with this. Once registered as an Incorporated Engineer, I intend to make myself available as a mentor for those that also seek registration. I am presently associated with our graduate recruitment and development scheme but plan to formalise this one registered.

E4 Carry out continuing professional development necessary to maintain and enhance competence in own area of practice

Service Career training

Continuous professional development

Further education

Engineering registration

Mentoring

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