• Chartered design engineer with 20 years combined experience working in the Aerospace, Renewables and Rail Automation sectors.
  • Extensive experience of whole design process (requirements capture, concept design, detailed design, design-make).
  • Extensive use of design process tools such as brainstorming, FMEA, statistical analysis, robust design, system engineering, risk analysis and management, design for manufacture/assembly/maintenance.
  • Broad experience of manufacturing methods, design-make process, supplier management.
  • Experience of process improvement tools (greenbelt).
  • Proficient user of multiple CAD packages, and common software tools.
  • APM Qualified.



  • Siemens Rail Automation – Senior R&D Engineer (Surelock point drive and Trainstop devices)
  • Alstom Ocean Energy – Design Technical Lead (1.4MW DG4.1 Tidal Turbine, Hub and Pitch System)
  • Rolls-Royce Aerospace – Lead Design Engineer, Compressors (F136 Rotor Blisk Assembly, Trent XWB Mk2 hollow fan blade, BR700NG LP Compressor)
Mark Houle Design Engineer

The Blackfish Engineering Team