Profile

Enthusiastic and professional in approach, James is a versatile and adaptable engineer working across industry sectors predominantly in the field of mechanical engineering design. A degree qualified and Chartered Engineer with 20 years of experience solving a wide variety of system and equipment problems in innovative and practical ways to suit a range of production processes and manufacturing capabilities. Able to quickly build trust and effective working relationships with clients and their stakeholders at all organisational levels by acting with integrity throughout.

Since 2016, he has been using his skill, energy and experience to help a growing network of clients complete their projects and achieve their goals. Enjoying being fully engaged with the technical details of engineering projects and maintaining a breadth of experience. Happiest working with clients to develop specifications from their requirements and leading the subsequent design, verification and product development process.

He has his home and roots in South-west Scotland and can make himself available for work anywhere on a consultant, freelance or full-service basis. Please contact him to discuss your requirements.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers

Member of the IMechE

I am a full member of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers and I'm trained and registered to sit on the interview panel for new members in Scotland and the North-East of England.

Engineering Council - Chartered Engineer

Registered with the Engineering Council

Registration Number: 604131.

CSWP & CSWPA

Certified SolidWorks Professional

  • SolidWorks Professional - Mechanical Design (CSWP)
    Certification No: C-549N57CA6R
  • SolidWorks Professional - Advanced Sheet Metal (CSWPA-SM)
    Certification No: C-H2ABUMPK66

Should you wish, you can validate the above certification numbers here.

I have prior experience in a number of other systems (just ask!) and growing experience of AutoDesk's cloud platform, very much at the forefront of future changes to 3D solid-modelling and collaborative design engineering for teams.

STEM & Science Connects

STEM Ambassador

I have been working with schools in my local area to promote the STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths. I'm registered with the Science Connects Hub at Glasgow University and hold the relevant disclosures appropriate for this type of work.

DGEM

Dumfries & Galloway Engineering & Manufacturing Forum

I'm an active member helping to promote this region's engineering and manufacturing sector and all of the skilled career opportunities within it.