Charles Smith, Project Engineer

Charles Smith

Project Engineer (MEng, AMRINA)

Education and professional background

Charles completed his Master’s degree in Ship Science at the University of Southampton. His final-year group project delivered a novel design for an autonomous plastic-collection vessel. His early career included welding and fabrication of agricultural structures and packaging machinery. He was a volunteer 3rd Mate with the Ocean Youth Trust , helping to build confidence, teamwork, perseverance and develop young people for future success through coastal sailing voyages.

Charles’s expertise

During his time at Tadek Charles has worked on a range of complex offshore, subsea and renewables projects. He is experienced in client-facing roles and excels at explaining concepts to specialist and non-specialist audiences. He has a can-do attitude and enjoys taking on the challenge of a complex engineering problems that requires a multi-disciplinary approach. Get in touch to talk to Charles about:

  • Full product lifecycle identifying clients and tendering to engineering, project execution and decommissioning.
  • Offshore expertise across multiple vessel types and locations
  • Deck Layouts and Mobilisation Planning
  • Offshore and Subsea Project Methodologies
  • Salvage and Decommissioning
Memorable project

Charles’s memorable project was novel and considered to be the first its kind, involving the emergency recovery of a large marine structure and fast remedial works. Charles was involved throughout the project, from contract award to site survey, planning and methodology, and execution. It was a challenging offshore scope with evolving methodology throughout, featuring specialised equipment and an excellent team to produce a successful project outcome.

Outside of work

Outside of work, Charles’s passion is modifying an old Land Rover to take on off-road driving experiences.

Get in touch

To find out how Tadek can provide robust and economic solutions for your marine project, get in touch.