- University of Southampton, Master of Engineering (Hons) Ship Science 2007
- Associate Member of Royal Institution of Naval Architects 2007
Simon is the managing director of Solis Marine Engineering Ltd, the engineering division of Solis Marine group providing engineering, design and analysis services to the offshore, shipping and renewables industries. His work includes hydrostatic and hydrodynamic analysis, finite element analysis, engineering design, project management and planning. He has delivered many technically challenging projects with particular emphasis on integrating the offshore operational experience with design engineering.
Upon graduating with a Masters of Engineering in Ship Science (Naval Architecture) in 2007 from the University of Southampton, he then worked as a Naval Architect at BMT Defence Services for four years and has extensive knowledge of ship and submarine design and operation, stability analyses, structural analysis, hydrodynamics, and standardisation. In 2011 Simon joined James Fisher Marine Services, then operating as Mojo Maritime, a marine contractor in the offshore renewable industry. His experience with submerged structures, hydrodynamics and detailed design was utilised on numerous engineering projects ranging from research and development through to offshore construction, often in demanding sites subject to significant tidal and wave environments. This work included planning, mobilisation, transportation, lifting analyses, subsea cable analysis, mooring design, ballasting structures, computational fluid dynamics, finite element analysis, tank testing, dynamic positioning, ship design, ROV design, contribution to standards, logistics.