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Assessing priorities and organising workloadsCalm and Flexible in approach to workCredible and Professional in all aspects of Engineering process implementation and managementExceeding demanding performance targetsFluent in ArabicImplementing and maintaining productive working relationshipsLogical and structured approachProactive and a good team playerStrong interpersonal communication skills with people of all levels

William White



Telephone:  07538306657



A self-motivated individual with excellent practical and managerial skills that allow the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines. Thrives on a challenge and learns new skills quickly and efficiently. Able to work individually or as part of a team to arrive at an effective conclusion. Dedicated to delivering high standards of work extensive experience in an active and managerial Engineering role. Experience of working globally.


Key Skills


Ÿ  Assessing priorities and organising workloads

Ÿ  Strong interpersonal communication skills with people of all levels

Ÿ  Proactive and a good team player

Ÿ  Logical and structured approach

Ÿ  Implementing and maintaining productive working relationships

Ÿ  Credible and Professional in all aspects of Engineering process implementation and management

Ÿ  Exceeding demanding performance targets

Ÿ  Calm and Flexible in approach to work

Ÿ  Fluent in Arabic


Career History


HM Forces – British Army, Corps of The Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers


Senior Engineering Workshop Lead – 6 Armoured CS Battalion REME, Wiltshire, UK

July 2015 – Present

Answerable to the Managing Director and Chief Engineering Officer (Commanding Officer).  Ensure availability of all unit equipment including various plant, cranes & recovery vehicles. Daily responsibilities included implementing and developing robust systems and processes. Sustained engineering modification programmes, carried out mandated inspection regimes (MOT, ADR, Load test, winch test) and audits of all managerial processes. Specific responsibility for managing a plethora of infrastructure support projects running equipment, services and people in Canada, Belize, Somalia, Iraq and the UK. Responsible for 100 military staff whilst ensuring the correct structure, support framework and culture was developed to maintain a high performing and motivational culture in the most challenging of circumstances and environments.


Focused on building strong relationships with industry to ensure capability to repair, source spares, arrange/control warranty work and supply manpower to assist with repairs to other army units’ equipment across the UK. Project Managed and liaised daily with integrated project teams and outside agencies to ensure the successful deployment of equipment, professional tradesman and support network anywhere in the world to enable the internal customer to achieve and exceed their aim.  Main focal point of SHEF within the organisation carrying out inspections and auditing of the organisation to ensure compliance with the H&S regulations and author of rectification/action plans when required.


Mechanical Engineering Advisor to the Sultanate of Oman Armed Forces (AQMS) – Armoured Brigade

Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

June 2012 – Jun 2014

A Loan Service post with The Royal Army of Oman.  Mechanical Engineering Advisor to the commander of Oman’s Armoured Brigade on Challenger II Main Battle Tank including preventative maintenance, policy, training, capability development and management. Responsible for mission essential vehicle and equipment availability of approximately 200 various heavily armoured vehicles in the Middle East.  Additional tasks included briefing on behalf of the brigade, main point of contact for UK defence industry businesses as well as UK government departments and military. Responsible for providing technical advice for a team of approximately 250 military personnel.  Fluent in Arabic.


Senior Permanent Staff Instructor (Artificer Staff Sergeant), 103 Royal Artillery (Volunteers)

St Helens, Merseyside, UK

June 2009 to June 2012

Ensured all vehicles were maintained to meet legal and operational requirements and provided training advice and guidance to my team and chain of command in order to directly contributing to operational combat effectiveness in Afghanistan.  Led a team of 16 military and 10 civilian employees in support of military vehicles.


Artificer Staff Sergeant, C Squadron, The Kings Royal Hussars

Tidworth, Hampshire, UK

January 2008 to June 2009

Section head of a Sabre Squadron Fitter Section responsible for 15 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks with a cost in the region of £70m.  Responsible for elements of command, management, training, welfare and discipline for up to approximately 50 soldiers and junior officers.


Defence College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering,

Bordon, Hampshire, UK

June 2006 – December 2007

Completed Artificer Vehicles training – BTEC HND – Automotive Engineering


Various Roles – REME Corps

UK, Europe, North America & Middle East

January 1998 – May 2005

Numerous appointments held whilst serving with the Corps in which all roles required a high level of professionalism and operational awareness due to the situation changing at very short notice.

CRARRV commander on Operation Telic in Iraq.  Subject Matter Expert on 15 Challenger 2 Main Battle Tanks maintenance programme.  Worked in a highly volatile situation both in the British Army Operational Headquarters and in the field during operations. Responsible for the immediate command and welfare of 12 tradesmen.

CRARRV commander in a large formation at British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS), Canada.

Commanded a group of subject matter experts of various ranks and trades for armoured live fire training exercises and assessing battle-groups training and capability levels in preparation for operational deployments in Canada.

Undertook an Operational tour of Northern Ireland whilst working under extreme pressure to keep all vehicles on the road that were required for use 24 hours a day.

Operational tour of Bosnia to include maintaining heavy artillery system vehicles in addition to carrying out peace keeping patrolling duties.



Education & Training


Portsmouth University

MSc Management and Leadership                                                                                             2017 – Present


REME Arms School

British Safety Council level three – SHE Adviser                                                                                     2017


Lincoln University

BSc (Hons) Engineering Management 1:1                                                                                  2015


Polygot Institute, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

Level 2 Arabic – Reading, Writing, Spoken                                                                                2012


Babylon School of Arabic, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK

Basic Arabic – Reading, Writing, Verbal                                                                                    2012


Defence College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Bordon, Hampshire, UK

BTEC HND – Automotive Engineering                                                                                        2006 – 2007


Defence College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Bordon, Hampshire, UK

City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 – Automotive Maintenance and Repair                                                         2003


Defence College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering, Bordon, Hampshire, UK

City & Guilds NVQ Level 2 – Automotive Maintenance and Repair                                                         1996 – 1998


Princess Marina College, Arborfield, Berkshire

Junior Leadership Basic Military & Academic Training                                                                1996


Earnock High School, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire                                                               1991-1996

Standard Grades:  7 including English, Maths and Science



IT application experience

Experienced in the use of a number of software packages including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook), Internet, and Oracle (JPA).



Additional Information

·        Military board member for the Society Operational Engineers (SOE)

·        Full UK Driving License including HGV and Tracked Vehicles

·        Represented the British Army in Football

·        FA Level 2 Football Coach