Chartered Engineer and Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and a Fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. As well as being a European Engineer, he also holds a post graduate diploma in engineering management from the IMechE.
Senior Delivery Manager and Engineering Manager with over 30 years of leadership of large multi-discipline teams and delivery of major projects within the Oil & Gas and Nuclear industries.
In his early career his engineering roles supported the development of the UK’s fast reactor fuel processing capability in particular the commissioning of plutonium nitrate transportation between Dounreay and Sellafield nuclear sites. Ultimately, he was head of maintenance for the Dounreay site and in 2006 moved into the Oil & Gas industry where he worked in senior delivery and engineering management positions for various clients such as BP and ConocoPhillips and was both global Head and UK Head of Discipline. He has worked on overseas assignments in Alaska, Canada and Kazakhstan.
During this time, he has produced innovations such as
– Developed a best in class Delivery Model for EPC contracts
– Devised an organisational model for implementation of Integrity Repairs and Flowlines
– Established a ‘two-centre’ delivery model which involved the setting up of a 140 strong satellite office
– Produced an “Achieving Engineering excellence” document for a major EPC contract.
Throughout his management career Ian has placed strong emphasis of the development of engineering talent from entry level graduates to more experienced engineers and has operated successfully as a coach and mentor to many engineers and sees the Cranston Engineering Project Engineers Toolkit as a natural progression of talent development.
He is a registered Professional Review Interview Chairperson for the IMechE and has conducted many interviews of engineering personnel applying to reach Chartered Engineer status.
Ian is a keen golfer and a Member of Meldrum House Golf Club and plays off a 14 handicap.