About Me

  • Systems Design Engineer with experience in Management and Project Management
  • Strives to solve interdisciplinary, technical problems while always considering the end user
  • Skills in software design and implementation

Interests

  • Aviation (anything that flies)
  • Mining and Minerals
  • Mobile Equipment
  • Software Design and Implementation

Skills

  • Project Management
  • Design Thinking and Process
  • IT Administration
  • Software Development
  • Relational Databases
  • Flying Airplanes

Tools

  • Mac/Windows/Linux
  • Microsoft: Teams, Planner, Excel, Access
  • Office365, Exchange Online, Azure
  • Wordpress, cPanel
  • Autodesk: Inventor, Vault, Autocad
  • Python
  • PLC/HMI Programming (CoDeSys IEC 61131-3)

Work Experience

Head of Engineering | Tracks and Wheels | Aug 2018 to present

  • Revised and updated engineering processes.
  • Updated engineering database design.
  • Managed and direct multiple engineering projects.
  • Managed and directed team of 4 engineers.
  • Performed one-on-one meetings with team members.
  • Ran daily standup meetings.
  • Coordinated bi-weekly project status update meetings.
  • Responsible for electrical and hydraulic design on multiple utility vehicles.

EV Project Manager | Tracks and Wheels | Apr 2017 to Aug 2018

  • Managed design of electrical and software systems on electric vehicles by directing design work and facilitating meetings to define functional requirements. Specified requirements and built schematics in order to obtain a design for prototyping.
  • Oversaw completion of electric vehicle prototypes by directing shop personnel and prioritizing issues.
  • Designed control systems and software for electric vehicles using PLC programming.

Junior Engineer - EV Project | Tracks and Wheels | Sep 2016 to Dec 2016

Project Management Student | JD Irving | Jan 2016 to Mar 2016

  • Managed industrial equipment installation projects by gathering project requirements, selecting hardware vendors and supervising contractors during installation of equipment.
  • Liaised with third party engineers, suppliers and management personnel to meet project requirements and deadlines.
  • Installed a more reliable gas flow sensor, allowing the company to bill up to $700,000 per year in revenue.

Junior Engineer | Tracks and Wheels | May 2015 to Aug 2015

  • Programmed PLC and HMI for new Diesel machine (Commander 5).
  • Worked with other engineers to build machine logic.
  • Worked with technicians to test and debug software and logic.
  • Worked with technicians to troubleshoot electrical system issues.

R&D Software Developer | The Weather Network | Sep 2014 to Dec 2014

  • Developed backend server systems using Python and PostgreSQL to transform and serve weather radar data.
  • Worked with a team to develop new weather presentation techniques.

IT Systems Administrator | Tracks and Wheels | Jan 2014 to Present

  • Migrated entire company Exchagne server from on-premise to Office 365.
  • Aided in implementation of dealer management system change by extracting data from legacy system and implementing network changes to improve system capability.
  • Replaced network firewall and email spam filtering system to increase network speed and reduce spam emails.
  • Maintained and upgraded windows and Linux servers.

Quality Assurance Engineer | Samsung Electronics | Jan 2014 to Mar 2014

  • Tested mobile devices using regression testing to ensure updated software met stability and functional criteria.
  • Wrote code to parse test output files and display results, eliminating one hour of analysis per data connectivity test.

Projects

Touchdown Flight Tracker

Designed, implemented and tested a flight tracking app for students and private pilots to automatically detect and log flights into a digital logbook.

Education

BASc, Systems Design Engineering - Management Sciences Option
With Distinction, Deans Honours List
2013-2018
University of Waterloo

Relevent courses:

  • Engineering Mathematics
  • Software Design
  • Control Systems
  • Human Factors and User Centered Design
  • Probability and Statistics