BEng (Hons) DIS Materials Engineering, Loughborough University
Stephen gained his degree in Materials Engineering from Loughborough University in 2010. The degree included a year placement at Siemens Industrial Turbomachinery Ltd, where he gained an insight into heavy industry, manufacturing, continuous improvement and processing.
Upon graduating Stephen started work at Caterpillar as a Materials Engineer, where he has been for over six years prior to starting at Hawkins. In this role he carried out numerous case studies on incoming material and failure analysis of metallic and non-metallic components, engines and machines. The position also required him to travel Europe as the lead heat treatment supplier auditor for this region. This allowed him to use his metallurgical and process knowledge to troubleshoot issues at suppliers.
Stephen is currently an Associate based in our Leeds office. Since joining Hawkins in 2017, he has specialised in investigations into: escapes of water and oil, engineering failures, and fires. He has led investigations of domestic, industrial and commercial nature, which have ranged from small losses through to multimillion pound claims. Stephen also holds a City and Guilds in Plumbing.