Richard Smith - engineer, metallurgist, welding engineer, welder.
Based Cornwall, UK.
Contact me : contact form
The purpose is to get offered jobs worth enough I wouldn't simply stay local and part of this good network.
At my 6th decade I can say this - the view is a litany of reality-substitution, trimming the World to be within the limited abilities of the people running that system. The exemplar being the very "In" "Competency Based Interview Format". Being asked "How many angels fit on the head of a pin?" questions by people of no ability.
If you are offended; go - you shouldn't be here.
Anyone remaining - you might be "real" - let's get to it...
With four decades of accruing experience - crucial computing skills in data handling and explained calculations .
This is from a world where "the information" is separated from "its
presentation". Organised mind for big and technical tasks.
Contrary to "office computing applications" which entice users to comingle the information and its presentation.
The 3rd Bosphorus Bridge project of 2015 had challenges which would have become rapidly tractable if I had unilateral "in-house" engineering design ability. Hence gaining:
Success. I both lead on solutions and compel experts to give clear
This works very beneficially with my welding and weld engineering expertise of the career path I ascended.
Yes. Done in oil&gas. My role on the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge project was similar. I represented lead-contractor Hyundai on welding, fatigue-resistant design and NDT when other parties had consultants.
Note all my research has been applied/industrial, part of a "hardcore" stratum of scientists/technologists, which carries forward in my career path as seen following.
Specific interests and expertise:
To discuss opportunities use the contact form on this website to send me your contact details and an introduction.
Welder covering letter
My entire career in pictures - early 1980's to present.
Oil-and-gas 2012 - January to October an engineering design company in the oil industry
Oil-and-gas 2013 - October at a subcontractor site sorting welding requirements.
2009 foundry - case-studies of improvement projects , six examples of very different activities.
my Doctoral research
on hydrogen distribution and movement behaviour in welds, explaining
the high weldability of modern "TMCP" plate steels compared to
"classic" plate steels.
Also explaining why pipelines formed from TMCP plate steels are very resistant to sour-oil, compared to those from "classic" steels.
Memoir of my work in the first half of 2015 on the 3rd Bosphorus Bridge project near Istanbul, Turkey - as the welding specialist for Hyundai, the lead contractor. Lot of detail of the technical challenges, and of persuading the organisation buying the bridge what would be best to do. The bridge has a 1.4km span and a huge bridge-deck 59.4m wide, providing 8 road-traffic lanes and 2 railway lines - it's "mega"!