Trainer Profile

EUR ING Professor Simon Vaitkevicius BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FIED

Simon is a company Director and Professional Engineer who has over 19 years of experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer, initially working globally for Nokia UK and more recently running his Engineering training business, design consultancy and 3D printing bureau.

During his time at Nokia Simon specialised in tolerance analysis, stress analysis, process control and 2D drawing and worked on many different mobile telephone projects that were destined to be iconic products of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Innovation and creativity played a big part in Simon’s career at Nokia which he has used in promoting Engineering within Universities, colleges and to the general public where the opportunity arose.

In early 2011, Nokia announced a scaling back of activities globally and with the support of a business start-up grant from Nokia, Simon has created a training and development organisation called Lincs Training Ltd that uses his experience as a global trainer in mechanical design engineering and competence development. The company is based primarily in industry with 70% of Simon’s time devoted to running courses, workshops and assessing individuals’ competencies in engineering subjects. The further 30% of the time is devoted to promoting engineering in academia and within professional institutions such as the Institution of Engineering Designers (IED), where Simon is Chairman of Membership and Senior Vice Chairman of Council.

Simon has been involved with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) through the Visiting Teaching Fellowship scheme at London Southbank University and most recently through the Visiting professors scheme being VP of Innovation and Employer Engagement at Bournemouth University. Simon also has active roles on the Engineering Council board representing Group B institutions, serves on the British Standards Institute (BSi) committee looking after BS8888, is National Records Officer on the British Model Flying Association and is involved with the All Party Design and Innovation group (APDIG) advising on design policy.

In his spare time Simon likes to design, build and fly competition model gliders and competes at a national level.