Ian began his career as an Electrical Apprentice before progressing into the Design Engineering Department of a major shipbuilder. He has over 35 years’ experience in basic, concept and detail design projects and associated installations within, marine, industrial and pharmaceutical environments.
Within the pharmaceutical environment Ian was responsible for the Electrical & Instrumentation scope associated with the design, installation, commissioning and validation of numerous projects which included plant upgrades, new building and process plant installations and major shutdowns.
Within the marine environment working with ship owners, operators and Classification Societies Ian has been involved with numerous ship builds, design studies, upgrades and conversions for both commercial and naval ships, such as: Diamond Mining Vessels, FPSO, FSO, FLNG, Offshore Patrol Vessel, Polar Research Vessel and Pipelaying Vessels.
Ian has a broad appreciation of the overall ship design process including the interaction between disciplines, how they and the requirements of regulatory authorities interact and impact on the overall project objectives.