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Programme manager, aerospace engineer, Warwick business school graduate, whom is offering career advice and life coaching to excel in your chosen field of work.
Nicholas Sinan Hibbert
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Nick is a highly motivated and capable individual whom has the ability to adapt quickly to a variety of challenges often in pressured environments, whilst also motivating others around him to achieve their goals. He has the ability to explain complex and technical information in a logical, concise and simplified manner thus allowing all team members to understand the “bigger picture of the puzzle”. Nick’s management style is to lead by example; his energy, enthusiasm and passion to get things done are infectious. This positive energy often spreads both internally within project teams and externally to customers creating a motivated and dynamic environment. This translates to a strong work ethic; driving consistent momentum to successfully problem solve, overcome challenges and mitigate risks. Nick questions existing processes and is always striving for improvement, supporting individuals and teams to achieve their goals and the relevant task in hand. Through utilising his excellent verbal and written communication skills, he is adept at leading diverse cross-functional teams. He possesses a strong capability to develop rapport with his colleagues and customers, often within a short time frame thus enabling strong professional relationships; ultimately resulting in sales and gaining positive customer feedback.
Jul 2017 - Present
L3 Commercial Training Solutions
Nick is currently training to become a Commercial Airline Pilot at L3 CTS Airline Academy based in Southampton. To date, Nick has completed the ground school and basic flying phase. Nick now has to complete the intermediate and advanced flying phase in order to graduate and start flying passengers on the line. These phases will be completed in the Airbus 320 full motion simulator, whilst being based in a number of different locations spread across the UK (Southampton, Chester and London). He is currently scheduled to complete the course in April 2019.
Jul 2014 – Jul 2017
Advanced Optronics Business Line, Qioptiq Ltd (Excelitas Technologies)
Nick worked as a Programme Manager within the Advanced Optronics Business Group at Qioptiq. He was responsible for leading and managing a number of New Product Introduction (NPI) projects, working with a wide variety of customers and suppliers. Within this role, Nick successfully led the development, integration and implementation of new cutting-edge avionic technology products and capabilities (predominantly Head-Up Displays), from concept through to manufacture, in a fast paced commercial environment. The development projects can be for both military and civil applications and/or platforms, each providing their own challenges to manage, requiring a high level of flexibility and tenacity to deliver and be successful.
Nick’s role predominantly involved leading and managing several large multi-disciplinary project teams towards attaining technical objectives as well as wider business and commercial goals, liaising with customers as the primary point of contact, managing projects within specification (time, cost, quality and scope) and reporting to senior management at programme reviews. The tangible output of the engineering development projects is enabling the fruition of key production and manufacturing contract requirements to deliver optical products with both civil and military capabilities.
Whilst working full-time, Nick worked towards completing a Post Graduate certificate in Engineering Business Management at the University of Warwick as a part-time student, showing his commitment to both personal and professional development.
Oct 2012 – Jul 2014
Acquisition Services Consultant; Project Manager; Systems Engineer
Ministry of Defence (Defence Equipment and Support)
Nick worked as an Acquisition Services Consultant in a client-facing role for an Engineering and Business Management Consultancy. He was deployed within the Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) Combat Air Project Team in MOD Abbey Wood on a full time basis. He has a strong track record of success delivering to time, cost and quality on milestones as a Project Manager. He held a number of pivotal roles in numerous high profile projects, delivering technical reports, providing technical consultancy, project management services and implementing new capabilities within the UK MOD. He gained excellent experience and knowledge of Project management, Lifecycle processes, Through Life management, Integration Test Evaluation & Acceptance (ITEA) and Requirements management predominantly in the UK Defence industry.
Tornado GR4 Capability Project Team
- Managing Projects within capability upgrade programme between £30,000 – £50,000,000.
- A significant number of projects were successfully delivered to agreed time, cost and quality as defined by the user requirements set by the customer.
- Security Cleared (SC).
Nick provided engineering consultancy and project management services to the MOD (Royal Air Force) during a number of capability upgrades to their Fast Jet Fleet. He successfully delivered several technical reports involving capability enhancing Integration, Test, Evaluation and Acceptance tasks on the air platform. Nick was responsible for managing key stakeholders, ensuring that they were aware of their individual responsibilities in accordance with meeting the set Key User and Systems Requirements.
Sep 2012 – Jul 2014
Acquisition Services Consultant/ Project Manager
QinetiQ – Procurement Advisory Services (PAS)
Having joined the Project/Business Management Graduate Scheme in Sep 2012, Nick was promoted to the position of Acquisition Services Consultant within 6 months of initial starting date (ahead of schedule); He was then assigned to the Accelerated Development Scheme (AD) where he gained mentorship from senior management and represented the business at corporate events.
Nick has lead and managed projects during all phases of the CADMID (Concept, Assessment, Design, Manufacture, In-service and Disposal) Lifecycle, however specialising in the integration of new capabilities onto existing air platforms. He has a solid understanding and a wide experience of Project Management, Requirements and Acceptance and Technical delivery as part of the Acquisition Services Business Stream.
Oct 2010 – Sep 2012
Royal Air Force VR - University of London Air Squadron
- Leadership Training, CMI Leadership and Management Level 5.
- Flying Training at RAF Wyton in Grob 115e Tutor.
Nick held a position as Officer Cadet and also Head of Adventurous Training Committee which had 6 other members, whom collaborated with his direction and lead to organise adventurous training activities such as Skiing, Sailing, Rock Climbing and Mountaineering for the Squadron (80 members) in its entirety.
- Project & Programme management (PRINCE2 Qualified Practitioner)
- New product introduction (NPI), development and engineering management
- Leading and managing cross-functional project teams
- Aerospace engineering
- Through life management (Project Lifecycle) and systems engineering
- Stakeholder management and customer/client engagement
• BSc (Hons) Aerospace Engineering with Flying Training
University of Hertfordshire (2009 – 2012)
1st - First Class Honours (Graduating top of his class)
• PgCert Engineering Business Management (Merit)
University of Warwick, Warwick Business School & WMG (2015 – 2017)
Modules included: Project and Programme Management, Financial accounting & control systems, Financial Strategy, Technology Management, Logistics & Operations Management, Supply Chain Management, Advanced Materials & Processes, Leadership & Performance and Business & Operations Design.
Completed Courses and Professional Memberships
- PRINCE2 – Qualified Project Manager
- CMI Leadership and Management Level 5
- Security Clearance (SC)
- AS9100 Rev D training with Excelitas
- Client Engagement and Consultancy (QinetiQ)
- QinetiQ Business Management Graduate Scheme 2012 and selected for Accelerated Development (Future Leaders)
- MIET – Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology
- MCMI – Member of Chartered Management Institute
- FAA Private Pilot License (PPL A)
Hobbies and Interests
Holds a strong passion for everything aviation and aerospace engineering related. Enjoy flying light aircraft, engineering, science & technology, travel, reading, exploring the countryside, surfing, sailing, skiing and mountaineering. Climbed Mont Blanc (Chamonix, France) with a good friend in September 2013.
Other References: Available on request
Driving License: Yes
Languages: English, Turkish
Nick Very knowledgeable and great at breaking subjects down. Makes things easier to understand.
Sends great Notes (pdfs)
Nick is a great person and tutor! He has a lot of knowledge and can adapt and personalise to the students needs and ways of learning. He is a great motivator and is very good at explaining and simplifying things when I don't understand or get stuck.
Nick also really cares for his students in achieving their goals, He is defiantly one of the best tutors iv had! that is why I really recommend him.
Great tutor to go with, defiantly recommend. 5 star.
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