Timothy Bland CV

 

Employment History

 

Summary & Achievements

  • Three years’ experience working multi-disciplinary design & engineering roles.  

  • Completed 7 projects from concept development to prototype models while in academia.

  • Took initiative to introduce & incorporate new technologies for employers.

  • Previous experience in quickly learning new skills & software for specific roles. Open minded and willing to challenge the way things are done and not accept legacy solutions. 


I am currently presenting in the yearlong 2020 Global Grad Show with my product the Dew Sail. The show displays 100 products selected from 1600 submissions around the world aimed at tackling social and environmental issues.

I have been interviewed by BBC Radio Solent, as well as appearing on ITV to explain my involvement in the show as well as the product itself.


I am also an active musician and multi-instrumentalist. I have written, recorded, and mixed multiple albums primarily for my own amusement. I try to play live whenever I can. I am a physically active person and exercise regularly, and I have taken part in the Duke of Edinburgh Gold award. I also have a keen interest in motorsport, science fiction, & philosophy.


I enjoy being creative in whatever way I can; and it is my goal to be in an industry that truly values innovation and creativity as a way to improve people lives as well as the world around us.

 

June 2018 - August 2019
July 2020 - June 2021

Part of a team designing hydro-electrical schemes. Including dams, pipeline structures, & powerhouses. 

  • Extensive use of Inventor & AutoCAD to produce engineering drawings and produce 2D & 3D CAD models for mechanical components and civil structures.

  • Sketched and modelled 100s of CAD models with consideration to DFMA, usability, and human factors.

  • Designed & established the practice of parametric CAD models.

  • Streamlined the design process by redesigning the company templates for design documents.

  • Inducted and guided 2 placement students.

  • Established the use of Civil 3D for the design engineers, and planning team.

  • Devised & integrated photo-realistic visualisations to improve planning & proposal submissions.

  • Introduced 3D visualisation videos (using Infraworks) as an effective demonstration of scheme proposals.

  • Undertook multiple on-site visits to remote areas of the Scottish Highlands.  

  • Photography for live photosets that improved the design and planning process.  

  • Initiated the use of Power BI that greatly improved the management of data and statistics.

  • Researched and presented various new software packages that reduced time for both design and management procedures.

February 2015 - July 2016

Worked in both the quality assurance and design department, acting as communication between these and other departments throughout the company. Some notable aspects are:

  • Multi-departmental role identifying quality and design issues.

  • Communicated with over 30 overseas Chinese suppliers to report and assist in fixing quality issues.

  • Managed and assisted a team of product testers.

  • Created an organisational structure to deal with certification, drawings, and documentation.

  • Revised installation/assembly instructions for 30 new fittings.

  • Helped customers over the phone, and dealt with technical queries.

  • Created the entire product database for 3000+ products through Excel & Access. 

Other

September 2013 - September 2014

  • Temporary Jobs with various agencies, including workshop worker (testing/fixing Industrial pumps and other electrical equipment), and general warehouse work.

  • Brief work experience working with carbon fibre and prosthetic limbs.

  • Experience working with and maintaining computer hardware.

 

Qualifications

Bournemouth University

BA (Hons) Product Design, 1st Class

Alton College

BTEC Advanced Diploma in Engineering, 3 x Distinction* 

Music Tech A Level

Other

CompTIA A+ Certified

10 GCSEs

DofE Gold

 

Design Skills

AutoCAD
Inventor
Fusion 360
Civil 3D
Infraworks
Revit
SolidWorks
KeyShot
DFMA
Design Research
RC Detailing

Practical Skills

Sketching
Model making
Prototyping
Workshop/Machining skills
Miniature painting

Graphic

Photoshop
Illustrator
Coreldraw
Photopaint
Video Editing

Office/Other

Microsoft office suite
Power BI
Ableton Live
Basic Russian & German