Specialist Engineer - Simulation
1) How long have you worked for Triumph?
I joined Triumph as an industrial placement student in 2011, and I have been working as a fully qualified engineer at Triumph since 2014.
2) What education did you have prior to working for Triumph?
I studied at Coventry University and graduated with a 1st Class MEng in Automotive Engineering.
3) Why did you choose to work for Triumph?
Triumph gave a presentation at my university advertising an industrial placement year with the company. The passion and excitement for producing world class motorcycles was clear and it showed what a rewarding place it is to work. After doing more of my own research into the company and falling in love with the 3-cylinder Daytona 675 supersport engine, I enthusiastically applied.4) Where else have you worked within Triumph?
I have only worked within the Design Department but after starting on the powertrain design teams, I moved to a specialist role in engineering services where I work on engine performance simulation and CFD.
My core tasks involve building 1D and 3D CFD models of engine internals and using them to predict engine performance which help the design teams optimise their designs before prototypes are manufactured. I am part of an engine performance development group where I help to make decisions on performance related designs. I also get involved in other tasks such as NVH analysis and development, concept level feasibility studies and procedure development for technical tasks. There is always a wide range of work that Triumph engineers are exposed to, which constantly challenges and interests us.
6. What do you like best about Triumph?
The large responsibility given to the employees. It makes you a significant part of the team where your decisions have real effects on the motorcycles we produce and the company as a whole.
7. How have you progressed whilst working at Triumph?
I have developed many different skills in my time at Triumph, including CAD modelling and engineering drawing skills, through engine design principles and design for manufacture, to thermofluid simulations. There has always been support from management to develop a broad range of skills and there are many enthusiastic and approachable engineers who are willing to share knowledge on their specialisms.
8. Describe Triumph in 3 words?
Empowering, interesting, rewarding