Anthony Smith MEng CEng MIMechE
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Chartered Mechanical Design Engineer with over 20k hours of CAD experience in professional motorsport and a pragmatic approach to continuous improvement.
Ensevo Limited, Padfield Main Road, Padfield [Dec 2014-Present]
Freelance Design Engineer.
Mercedes-Benz Grand Prix Limited, Operations Centre [Oct 2019 – Jan 2021 ]
Department: Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team – Design Office
Design Engineer – Freelance Contract [Oct 2019 – Mar 2020]
Powertrain Integration Design Engineer – Fixed Term Contract [Apr 2020 – Jan 2021]
Software Experience: 3DEXPERIENCE, CATIA, ENOVIA , SAP.
Renault Sport Racing Limited, Whiteways Technical Centre [Sep 2018 – Apr 2019]
Department: Renault F1 Team – Design Office
Primary Role: Design Engineer – Freelance | Hours: 50++ per week
Responsibilities: Design of composite and mechanical parts, assemblies, moulds, patterns, rigs, jigs, fixtures, tooling, equipment and test pieces for the Renault F1 Team.
McLaren Racing Limited, McLaren Technology Centre, Woking [Sep 2016 – May 2017]
Department: McLaren-Honda F1 – Vehicle Design Office
Primary Role: Design Engineer – Contractor | Hours: 50++ per week
Responsibilities: Design of mechanical parts, assemblies, rigs, jigs, fixtures, tooling, equipment and test pieces for the McLaren-Honda Formula 1 project.
Mercedes-Benz AMG High Performance Powertrains Limited,
Mercedes-Benz Technology Centre, Brixworth [Feb 2015 – Sep 2016]
Department: Mechanical Engineering; Top-End, Bottom-End, Boosting, Integration, Advanced Measurements.
Primary Role: Mechanical Design Engineer – Contractor | Hours: 45++ per week
Description: Design, analysis, modification and revision of production and development parts (metallic & composite) for 2015, 2016 & 2017 Mercedes Formula 1 Engines.
Design of parts for internal combustion engine development and design of test rig parts. ¬ Design of associated tooling. ¬ Creation of kinematic models. ¬ Installation of electrical components used for precise measurement of dynamic engine parts.
Software Experience: CATIA V5 (Part Design, Drafting, GSD, GSA, CBD, DMU Kinematics), ENOVIA V5 VPM (LCA), SAP, Microsoft Office.
McLaren Racing Limited, McLaren Technology Centre, Woking [Sep 2007 – Dec 2014]
Department: Structural Design & Materials (Design), [2007-2011], Suspension [2011-2013], Transmission [2013-2014]
Primary Role: Design Engineer | Hours: 40++ per week (variable over-time)
Responsibilities: Design and development of composite and mechanical parts, assemblies, rigs, jigs, fixtures, tooling, equipment and test pieces for the Vodafone McLaren Mercedes Formula 1 project, in line with company procedure and industry regulation.
Notable design projects I have completed include; impact structure development, FIA regulation tests, front/rear wing rigs, suspension rigs, gearbox rigs, engine & hydraulic system rigs, material test pieces, installation of car parts on brake dyno and steering dyno, and installation of car onto both CDR (8 Post rig) and K&C rig.
I was typically involved in the entire lifecycle of products I designed from inception through to engineering change control and held the authority to scrap or sign concessions for those parts.
Project Management: I held a high level of autonomy during my employment which has allowed me to manage the design of my own projects from concept to end use. Furthermore, I was occasionally tasked with managing the work of students/contract staff.
Software Experience: CATIA V5 (15,000+ hours), ENOVIA 3DCOM (VPM)
DJ Racecars Limited, Furness Vale [Mar 2007 – Jul 2007] (Now DJ Engineering Services)
Primary Role: Composite Laminator/Engineer | Hours: 40+ per week (variable over-time)
Responsibilities: I laminated carbon fibre composite rear wings that were supplied to Lotus Cars. My work here gave me an appreciation of the practical application of composites.
Honda R&D Europe, UK (HRE-UK), Swindon [Jun 2005 – Sep 2005 (3 month post-grad placement)]
Department: Design Office | Primary Role: Development Engineer | Hours: 35+ per week
Responsibilities: I assisted colleagues in benchmark testing a range of vehicles with analysis of various chassis responses to advise on how the company could improve ride and handling. I also undertook technical research in the field of electronic stability control.
Software Experience: Post-processing raw test data using Matlab-Simulink
Prodrive Limited, Banbury [Sep 2003 – Aug 2004 (12 month under-grad placement)]
Department: Subaru World Rally Team Design Office
Primary Role: Design Engineer | Hours: 40+ per week
Responsibilities: I designed numerous parts and assemblies including: hydraulic handbrake, bodyshell reinforcement, switch plates and a various engine/gearbox components.
Software Experience: SolidEdge
Additional Relevant Experience
Sim Rig [Jun 2017-Present (on-going)]
I am developing a dedicated race/rally simulator rig to facilitate driver training, understanding real-time effects of vehicle set-up, tyre models and development of concept vehicles using multi-body systems.
Software Experience: rFactor & rFactor 2
Formula Student, Design Judge [Jul 2013]
I judged at the annual competition, assessing the design abilities of engineering students from the UK and beyond.
750MC, Kit Car Build [Aug 2006 – Sep 2007] Kit Car Mechanic [2007-2015 (Race Weekends)]
I assisted my father in building a kit car to race in the 750 motor club championship. ¬ My main responsibility was to ‘blueprint’ the Ford X-Flow engine in order to take full advantage of the championship regulations. ¬This involved carefully dismantling the donor engine, specifying and procuring new components, commissioning machine work, cleaning, inspecting tolerances, assembly, fire-up, break in and test.
Practical Experience: Engine Building, Mechanical Assembly, Electrical Assembly, Inspection, Procurement, Fabrication, Restoration.
During the course of my final year I was heavily involved with the design of the 2007 Formula Student car. ¬The conceptual vehicle featured a bespoke engine and gearbox of which I designed the cylinder head and valve-train.
— For my final year project work, I won the institution best project prize, awarded by the IMechE. —
Software Experience: SolidWorks | Supervisor: Professor Geoff Goddard (Former Chief Engineer at Cosworth)
For my dissertation, completed during my penultimate year at university, I designed the front upright and hub assembly for the 2005 Formula Student car using SolidWorks. ¬The objective was to improve steering geometry, manufacturability and reduce cost. I used FEA software to optimise for mass and stiffness under a range of typical load scenarios.
Software Experience: SolidWorks | Supervisor: Dr Howard Ash
Formula TKM Kart Racing [1999 – 2001]
I raced and prepared 100cc 2-stroke karts for two years at club level prior to commencing my degree course.
Practical Experience: Mechanical assembly and set-up and running a basic race vehicle.
R.C. Nitro Truck Racing [1998-1999]
I built and raced 1:10 scale Nitro fuel powered, 2-stroke, radio controlled stadium trucks.
Key Engineering Services
- Mechanical Design: Quick and accurate creation of detailed parametric 3D CAD data (part, assembly, master model/scheme) to enable precision manufacture of mechanical components.
- Surface Design: Formation and manipulation of complex curvature continuous 3D surface data in a variety of software packages.
- Composite Design: Production of laminate parts/drawings, laminate manuals and associated tooling.
- Structural Design: Calculation of the geometrical size of parts using classical methods and optimization of geometry using modern FEA tools.
- Material Selection: Selection of appropriate engineering materials and specifying heat/surface treatments for a given application.
- Design For Manufacture: Determination of best process to fit a particular need and detail of parts for machining, fabrication, laminating, rapid prototyping (3D printing), injection moulding, riveting, stamping and casting.
- Design For Cost: Consideration of options in line with project budgets for client to ensure a good value solution is released for manufacture.
- Design For Assembly: Consideration of builders and end-users by allowing for space to assemble parts to each other and any tool or service access.
- Engineering Documentation: Creation and modification of 2D drawings from 3D CAD data to BS8888 within a structured PLM system. Solid knowledge of how to correctly apply and interpret GD&T.
- Analysis: Stress, thermal, cost, tolerance, clash, draft, feasibility, FMEA.
- Standard Parts: Source and package standard parts; fasteners, dowels, bushes, O-rings, seals, circlips, bearings, rod-ends, springs, pins, clips, sensors, plugs, actuators, motors, electrical, switches, power transmission (gears, belts, chains, clutches), extruded sections etc.
- Special Parts: Design of bespoke standard parts where no “off-the-shelf” solution is available.
- Project Management: Well organised and able to work autonomously to deliver design projects within tight deadlines from concept through to manufacture.
CATIA Skills & Experience
Advanced level in CATIA V5 with over 18,000 hours of active use.
CATIA V5 Workbenches: Part Design, Drafting, Shape (GSD); Composite (CPE); Structural Analysis (GSA); Digital Mock-Up (DMU) Navigator; DMU Kinematics; Functional Tolerancing & Annotation (FTA); Digital Shape Editor (DSE); Quick Surface Reconstruction (QSR).
- Develops custom hot keys keys using AutoHotkey (.ahk) scripting in order to improve productivity.
- Subscribes to industry newsletters, journals, forums and online training courses.
- Familiar with CATIA/ENOVIA V6 and PTC Pro/Engineer.
- Chartered Engineer since 2012 under the membership of the IMechE.
- Achieved the title, Master of Engineering with Distinction in Automotive Engineering from Oxford Brookes University in 2006.
Engine Design Project (Best Project Prize)
Summer Placement (Honda)
Applications of Computer Based Analysis
Numerical Methods & Application
Automotive Engineering Design
Engineering Mathematics Part 2
Automotive Engines (Powertrain)
Mechanical Computer Aided Engineering
- Holds a full UK driving licence
- Holds a UK passport
- IMechE Membership Number: 80046457
- Chartered Engineer Registrant Number: 600712
- References available upon request
1999-2001: 3 A-Levels; Design, Maths, Physics.
—- Cut teeth with PTC Pro/DESKTOP in 1999 and have been enthusiastically using parametric CAD ever since.
Additional Work Experience
- Ampex Electrical, Glossop [Jul – Sep 2001~ Aug – Sep 2002 ~ Aug 2006 – Mar 2007] (Now James McAllister Electrical Limited)
Primary Role: Assist with wiring of new houses for both first and second fixes.
- Charlesworth Motors, Charlesworth [1997-2000] (Weekends)
Primary Role: Assist with road vehicle service, repair and MoT.
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- LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-smith-6385824a
- List of abbreviations: ensevo.com/loa
- Highly motivated and self-starting individual with a passion for engineering.
- Equally content working within a team or in isolation with minimal supervision.
- Able to think independently whilst respecting the prevailing chain of command.
- Experience working under pressure to meet tight deadlines.