I am a recent graduate from Heriot-Watt University with an Honours Degree in Mechanical
Engineering. I demonstrated noteworthy ability to learn within a classroom setting and I am keen
to translate this ability and willingness to learn to professional situations as I seek my first role in
industry. Moreover, I have experience working in the Facilities Management Division of an
International Organisation (African Union Commission).
My drive, capacity for hard work, teamwork skills, willingness to face challenges, communication
skills; sociable and goal-oriented nature are all skills which put me in good standing to achieve my
long term goals of rising through the ranks as a skilled professional Engineer, attaining chartered
status with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers and ultimately becoming a Chief Engineer.
The notion of engineering fascinates me. I am intrigued by the idea of using the laws of nature
such as physics and mathematics to achieve a goal. I, further, have an ardent appetite for problem
solving. I find a substantial deal of personal satisfaction in the process of identifying a problem
and the appropriate selection and implementation of a solution whether as an individual or in a
During my school tertiary years, I engaged in various projects where I developed
the ability to contribute effectively in a team towards achieving a goal. One such project was
undertaken in my final year of study where a team of my colleagues and I were required to design
a Strandbeest. I was required to lead the group towards achieving the design of this mechanical
animal-like structure in an attractive and innovative manner. I was able to effectively establish a
fine balance between being demanding and easy going which was achieved by never relinquishing
unity of command, overcoming falling into the trap of groupthink and creating a sense of
participation and unity. The Strandbeest project was a success with the group designing a unique
solar powered Strandbeest. I exhibited one of what I believe is my most important qualities, which
sets me apart from my peers; the ability to be aware of, control, express my emotions, and handle
interpersonal relationships fairly and in an empathetic manner. I am very mindful of and
continually trying to improve my emotional intelligence.
During my internship at the African Union Commission, I worked with the Facilities Management
Division where I was responsible, among other tasks, for the building condition and risk
assessments of all buildings and subsequent report write up which led to numerous building
condition improvements throughout the organisation. I am most proud that my work was useful
and brought about these improvements related to plumbing, lighting, ventilation, comfort, fire
hazard mitigation and safety of the workplace. Further, I developed the first ever African Union
Commission Parking Space Management Policy/Guideline. I was able to learn management
techniques, organisation and communication skills in a professional environment and further
demonstrated brilliant ability to produce required reports at an International Organisation standard
September 2015-July 2018
BEng Mechanical (Hons) at Heriot Watt University Dubai Campus
Engineering Mathematics ● Electrical and Electronic Principles ● Mechanical Principles
● Principles of Design and Manufacture ● Theory of Machines and Thermodynamics ●Fluids● Product
Design and Development ● Project Management ● Solid Mechanics ● Dynamics and Control Systems
January 2004 - December 2008
National Senior Certificate at St John's College
Mathematics● Physical Sciences● Life Sciences● Life Orientataion● History● English● French
April 2014 - March 2015
Admin & Fcilitites Management Intern at African Union Commission
Preparation/reviewing of scopes of work, technical specifications.
Development of first ever management of African Union Commission parking space guideline/policy.
Building condition and risk assessments of all African Union Commission buildings and subsequent technical report leading to various building condition improvements.
March 2011 - February 2012
Project Management at Environmetrix PtyLtd
Planning of project scopes of work and resources.
Effective time management, progress monitoring and budgeting of projects.
Management of issues and risk.
Report write-ups and necessary documentation.
June 2010 - August 2010
Intern Mechanic at ASD Motors
Servicing of Peugeot motor vehicles including oil changes, fuel filter changes wheel
changes and wheel repairs.
Prioritizing and sending follow-up letters.
Promoting the business in various campaigns.
Proofreading, copying, packing, posting promotional materials.