MEng Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering
Derek graduated with a Master’s degree in Chemical Engineering with Energy Engineering from Heriot Watt University in 2010.
Prior to joining Synergie Environ, he spent seven years with Edwards Limited in Bolton working as part of the Custom Engineered Products team. As part of the Sales & Design teams his responsibilities included doing the initial or detailed technical design for bespoke vacuum systems from scratch; producing tendering documentation, both commercial and technical; and liaising with both customer and sub-contractors throughout the process to ensure all proposals and designs were kept up to date and optimised as the projects developed and the requirements changed.
Securing millions of pounds worth of orders, he has worked with international clients from a range of industries including Oil & Gas, Food & Drink, Pharmaceuticals, Power generation, Mining, & Defence. During his time at Edwards he participated in HAZOP training run by IChemE, and was the sole company employee on a successful project to attain ATEX certification for the CEP Edwards equipment, a project that was subsequently used by other Edwards teams to achieve their accreditation.
Before joining Edwards he spent two months interning in Beijing at Sinomax Solutions Co. Ltd. a chemical manufacturing company, carrying out a research project into chemical catalysts, as well as editing the English language version of their website
Skills & Expertise
- • Project Management
- • Equipment Design
- • Technical & Commercial Tendering
- • Effluent Management