• 11 years’ experience in development engineering across aerospace, marine and renewable sectors.
  • Extensive gas turbine development test experience in UK and US.
  • In-depth knowledge of verification and validation processes as part of a systems engineering approach to product development.
  • Site lead experience at quayside facility for tidal turbine projects, including technical oversight and implementation of EHS.
  • First-hand experience of marine operations as technical lead on support vessel during tidal turbine deployment and retrieval operations.
  • Structured approach to problem solving with a high level of technical comprehension and attention to detail.
  • APM qualified


  • 1.4MW tidal turbine – overall verification strategy and rig testing.
  • 1MW tidal turbine – leading the assembly, commissioning, verification test and operation activities.
  • MT30 for QEC aircraft carrier – commissioning and certification planning.
  • F136 for Joint Strike Fighter – Vehicle owner during development engine testing.
Jon Powell (MEng, AMIMechE)

The Blackfish Engineering Team