Design Project engineer - Matthew
1) How long have you worked for Triumph?
I joined Triumph in 2009.
2) What education did you have prior to working for Triumph?
I attended a state secondary school and 6th form before reading an Aerospace and Aeronautical Engineer Master's Degree at the University of Leeds.
3) Why did you choose to work for Triumph?
I have been involved with motorcycles since a very early age and I am a keen motorcyclist myself, so when I saw the opportunity on the Gradcracker website during my final year at University. I applied.
4) Where else have you worked within Triumph?
I have always worked within the Design department, but I completed secondments in the Purchasing, Assembly and Quality departments during my induction period.
The work I get involved with is incredibly varied, even on a daily basis. This week I have overseen some engine rig testing; reviewed stripped engine components with the Chief Engineer; discussed inspection results with the Quality Department; modified several components in CAD and released the associated drawings; attended the weekly project meeting with the project manager. Over the next couple of weeks I could travel abroad to discuss alterations to my components with our suppliers. It really is different day to day.6) What role do you have within your team at Triumph and how do they help you?
I am the sole Project Engineer on my team. Therefore I am responsible for a large number of components in the engine. I am also responsible for the 3 engines used for testing during the engine prototype phase. During periods when my team leader is absent I am responsible for the day to day running of the team and the engine side of the project from a design and development perspective.
The responsibility I have for my own components and testing. No one else is accountable for the way the components I have designed perform during testing.8) How have you progressed whilst working at Triumph?
I started as a Design Engineer, I was then promoted to Senior Design Engineer and finally around a year ago I was promoted to my current role as a Project Engineer.9) What did the recruitment process involve when you applied to work at Triumph?
The Recruitment Process was fairly straight forward. I was required to complete a covering letter and upload this in addition to my CV onto the Triumph website in the careers section. I was then asked to travel down to Triumph for an assessment and interview day.
10) Describe Triumph in 3 words?
Challenging, committed, passionate.