Alan Cruickshank

Alan Cruickshank
Works at:
Stroud Consulting
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

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Works at:
Stroud Consulting
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Bio

Well travelled and articulate engineer with experience in team leadership, problem solving and events organisation. Good management and communication skills back by sound technical engineering knowledge in a wide range of fields, including industry experience of flood and pipe network modelling, data processing, IT systems implementation, C++ and CAD software. Interests are project management, symbiotic industry, innovation and design.

Disciplines

  • Industrial/Manufacturing/Systems

Alan speaks

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

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Education

2008 – 2012

University of Cambridge

MEng & BA (Hons)
2000 – 2007

Leeds Grammar School

A Levels

Work, projects and internships

2012 – present

Associate Consultant

Stroud Consulting
  • Increasing the performance of industrial businesses by 20%, 30% and more. Increased the average lifetime of a filter and nozzle module in a fibres operation by over 40% within 10 weeks, reducing downtime due to changes.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
  • EU IT Co-ordinator
2011 – 2012
(Aug – Aug)

Tour President

MET Overseas Research Project 2011
  • Leading the organisation of the annual MET Overseas Research Project to South Korea. Co-ordinating a large team of people to try raise an extraordinarily large amount of money to travel an extraordinary distance in the hope of seeing a totally different perspective on industrial sustainability.
2011
(Jul – Sep)

Intern

innocent drinks
  • Thorough rebuild of supply chain tools, to simulate and suggest buying patterns, and more accurately forecast future stock positions, and the implications of this.
2010 – 2011
(Jun – Jul)

Co-President

Churchill Jazz Band
  • Taking overall responsibility for the running of the band the president organised the administrative side of running the band, obtaining funding, organising gigs and making sure things happen.
2009 – 2011

President

Pink & Brown Studios
  • Pink & Brown studios is the marketing name of the Churchill College audiovisual society. I took the majority of the work in resurrecting the largely dormant society in the light of a large donation of some very old equipment. After recently securing extra funding the society has already produced one major student short film and is currently looking to bring its recording studio into full operation for the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.
2010
(Dec – Dec)

Assistant Interviewer

University of Cambridge
  • Assisted in interviewing applicants to the college, shared the responsibilities within the interview with the lead interviewer and provided feedback on the performance of the student.
2010
(Feb – Nov)

Student brand manager (Cambridge)

FreshMinds
  • One of two brand managers for a unique talent-spotting scheme by FreshMinds called Ones To Watch. Previous winners of the scheme, which is now 10 years old, include academically gifted students who are also Olympic athletes, entrepreneurs or brilliant networkers.
2009 – 2010
(Nov – Nov)

President

Churchill College JCR
  • Responsible for coordinating and representing Churchill College JCR and the college's undergraduate population at a college and university level.
2009
(Jul – Sep)

Summer Placement (Buenos Aires)

Halcrow
  • Mathematical modelling of water flows to optimise the design of a large new water treatment works. My recommendations simplified the construction of the plant while still allowing the plant to run at the same throughput. I gained significant experience in interpreting the results of calculations to people unfamiliar with newer methods, and making the results relevant to their work. The experience of working on a large project in a non English speaking country was challenging but rewarding.
2007 – 2008
(Sep – Jul)

Year in Industry Placement (Leeds)

Halcrow
  • Work on numerous projects. Work included: Producing technical drawings, river flow modelling, site surveying, financial analysis and mapping software. I became the office expert of cost analyses for flood events, particularly with reference to the impact to human intangible costs (injury, quality of life etc..).
2007
(Jul – Aug)

IT Adviser

Little Red Bus
  • Working as an IT adviser and in data processing in a community bus service, I helped to implement a new computer system and took charge of the data migration from old to new. Applying my skills to help automate the migration, cut the data formatting time from a few weeks to a few days. Working as part of a very close-knit team of dedicated people was a rewarding experience.

Work, projects and internships

2012 – present

Associate Consultant

Stroud Consulting
  • Increasing the performance of industrial businesses by 20%, 30% and more. Increased the average lifetime of a filter and nozzle module in a fibres operation by over 40% within 10 weeks, reducing downtime due to changes.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
  • EU IT Co-ordinator
2011 – 2012
(Aug – Aug)

Tour President

MET Overseas Research Project 2011
  • Leading the organisation of the annual MET Overseas Research Project to South Korea. Co-ordinating a large team of people to try raise an extraordinarily large amount of money to travel an extraordinary distance in the hope of seeing a totally different perspective on industrial sustainability.
2011
(Jul – Sep)

Intern

innocent drinks
  • Thorough rebuild of supply chain tools, to simulate and suggest buying patterns, and more accurately forecast future stock positions, and the implications of this.
2010 – 2011
(Jun – Jul)

Co-President

Churchill Jazz Band
  • Taking overall responsibility for the running of the band the president organised the administrative side of running the band, obtaining funding, organising gigs and making sure things happen.
2009 – 2011

President

Pink & Brown Studios
  • Pink & Brown studios is the marketing name of the Churchill College audiovisual society. I took the majority of the work in resurrecting the largely dormant society in the light of a large donation of some very old equipment. After recently securing extra funding the society has already produced one major student short film and is currently looking to bring its recording studio into full operation for the beginning of the 2010-11 academic year.
2010
(Dec – Dec)

Assistant Interviewer

University of Cambridge
  • Assisted in interviewing applicants to the college, shared the responsibilities within the interview with the lead interviewer and provided feedback on the performance of the student.
2010
(Feb – Nov)

Student brand manager (Cambridge)

FreshMinds
  • One of two brand managers for a unique talent-spotting scheme by FreshMinds called Ones To Watch. Previous winners of the scheme, which is now 10 years old, include academically gifted students who are also Olympic athletes, entrepreneurs or brilliant networkers.
2009 – 2010
(Nov – Nov)

President

Churchill College JCR
  • Responsible for coordinating and representing Churchill College JCR and the college's undergraduate population at a college and university level.
2009
(Jul – Sep)

Summer Placement (Buenos Aires)

Halcrow
  • Mathematical modelling of water flows to optimise the design of a large new water treatment works. My recommendations simplified the construction of the plant while still allowing the plant to run at the same throughput. I gained significant experience in interpreting the results of calculations to people unfamiliar with newer methods, and making the results relevant to their work. The experience of working on a large project in a non English speaking country was challenging but rewarding.
2007 – 2008
(Sep – Jul)

Year in Industry Placement (Leeds)

Halcrow
  • Work on numerous projects. Work included: Producing technical drawings, river flow modelling, site surveying, financial analysis and mapping software. I became the office expert of cost analyses for flood events, particularly with reference to the impact to human intangible costs (injury, quality of life etc..).
2007
(Jul – Aug)

IT Adviser

Little Red Bus
  • Working as an IT adviser and in data processing in a community bus service, I helped to implement a new computer system and took charge of the data migration from old to new. Applying my skills to help automate the migration, cut the data formatting time from a few weeks to a few days. Working as part of a very close-knit team of dedicated people was a rewarding experience.

Clubs

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