Benjamin Moss

University of Southampton Highfield Campus · Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK · B.Moss@soton.ac.uk

Highly motivated Cambridge graduate with an extremely unique combination of industry experience in aerospace systems engineering, academic research, data analysis, planning and scheduling and operational improve-ment. I have a Masters degree in Aerospace and Aerothermal engineering and knowledge of C++, Matlab/Simulink and VBA.

Experience

Project Engineer

Moog Aircraft Group, Wolverhampton.

Moog is world-leader in aircraft actuation systems. Lead the development of an innovative flap panel interconnect strut for the COMAC C919 that was drastically lighter than competitors’ products.

2017

Consultant

Newton Europe Ltd, Oxfordshire.

Newton is a top management consultancy that stakes their fee on achieving a 10-50% improvement in the client’s KPI without capital expenditure. Several client-facing roles including involvement in industry-leading software that drove enablement of blue collar work on the HMS Prince of Wales. Developed a VBA-based tool in collaboration with planning teams that gave unprecedented understanding of work required to complete on-ship commissioning paths. Developed key dashboards that informed managers performance of various teams, driving plan adherence. Successfully lead software roll-out to production managers in one of the ship’s five damage control zones.

2016 - 2017

Student engineer,

Vorticity Ltd, Oxfordshire.

A total of four months designing and building a full-scale subsonic parachute drop test vehicle to investigate the performance of large parachutes for use on future Mars missions.

2013 - 2014

Summer Placement

Photonics Academy @ OpTIC Technium

Designed and built a working robotic finger which mimics the actions of a user’s index finger by analysing the attenuation of light through a multimode optical fibre on the underside of a glove.

2010

Education

PhD Student

University of Southampton/Airbus UK
Post-graduate research student in the Aerodynamics and Flight Mechanics Group at the University of Southampton. Researching multidisciplinary design optimisation in an industrial context.

2017 - Present

Trinity College, University of Cambridge

MEng Aerospace and Aerothermal Engineering
Penultimate and final year courses in CFD, turbomachinery, fluid dynamics, control systems, heat and mass transfer, vibrations and renewable power systems.

2011 - 2015

The King’s School, Chester

A-Level subjects: Maths (A*) Further Maths (A) Physics (A*) Chemistry (A).

2006 - 2011

Skills

Programming Languages & Tools
Workflow
  • Mobile-First, Responsive Design
  • Cross Browser Testing & Debugging
  • Cross Functional Teams
  • Agile Development & Scrum

Interests

Apart from being a web developer, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. In the winter, I am an avid skiier and novice ice climber. During the warmer months here in Colorado, I enjoy mountain biking, free climbing, and kayaking.

When forced indoors, I follow a number of sci-fi and fantasy genre movies and television shows, I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time exploring the latest technolgy advancements in the front-end web development world.

Awards & Certifications

  • 2015 - Awarded the Cambridge University Air Squadron Flying Trophy for the most accomplished student aviator.
  • 2014 - Member of the winning team of the national Founders4Schools ‘Appathon’ Grand Prize for a smartphone app built over one weekend.
  • 2014 - Winner of the CAPE Acorn Part IIB Project Award sponsoring the pursuit of a Masters Project in collaboration with industry.
  • 2013 - Joint winner of the second year Accenture Computing Prize for the design of solar eclipse predictor software.
  • 2012 - Runner up in the Cambridge University Engineering Department EADS Astrium ‘Mars LanderPrize’ for the most innovative solution to the exercise of simulating the entry, descent and landing of a Mars lander.
  • 2011 - Highly commended (top 5) in the National Science and Engineering Competition Final for the design and construction of a Fibre Optic-Operated Robotic Finger.
  • 2011 - National de Havilland Flying Foundation Medal for outstanding Cadet Achievement.