• Chartered mechanical design engineer with a over 11 years of experience in renewable energy, aerospace, rail and off-highway hybrid vehicles
  • Delivered a variety of successful projects using multiple design engineering skills across entire product life cycle
  • Creative approach to innovative concept development and evaluation as well as experience capturing intellectual property
  • Systematic practice of requirements capture and management with in depth knowledge of design validation and verification methods
  • Accomplished in development of hydraulic and electro-mechanical design solutions including commissioning and testing of sub-systems
  • Thorough understanding of Design for Manufacture for many different techniques, including machined and sheet steel, welded fabrications, cast aluminium, injection moulding and rapid prototyping
  • Proficient in project management, customer engagement and leading a team to deliver a set of demanding deliverables


  • Implementation of automated 5-axis optical inspection of nozzle guide vane cooling holes
  • 500kW tidal turbine – concept, detailed design, manufacture, test, operation & maintenance
  • 1MW tidal turbine – concept design, detailed design, manufacture, test, operation & maintenance
  • 1.4MW tidal turbine – concept design, detailed design
  • Genie "Z62-40" access platform road rail vehicle - detailed design, manufacture, test, UK rail certification - Fleet golf Next Gen Axle - concept development, detailed design, test of oil cooled electric motor and integrated gearbox
Tom Adcock

The Blackfish Engineering Team