Meet The Directors

Adrian Watson

IEng FEI MIET

Managing Director

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Adrian Watson

Adrian has a long history with PDE, starting his career as a Project Engineer over 25 years ago. His career quickly progressed to Automation Manager, then Company Director through to his current position as Managing Director.

An Incorporated Engineer, Fellow of the Energy Institute and Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology, Adrian has a passion for engineering design and a desire to drive PDE as a company forward.

Whilst Adrian‚Äôs role has a deliberate focus on corporate strategy, business development and overall company management ‚Äď he continues to oversee a number of high-profile projects. Adrian is extremely client focused, priding himself on unrivalled levels of professionalism and integrity.

In Adrian‚Äôs words –

‚ÄúAlongside the three other company Directors, we strive to ensure that Project Design Engineers is ahead of the field, strengthening our reputation of being a dynamic, client-focussed engineering design consultancy‚ÄĚ.

In his spare time Adrian enjoys riding his Harley Davidson trike and rock music, especially live concerts.

Patrick Kelly

CEng MIMechE

HSEQ Director

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Patrick Kelly

Patrick has been with PDE for 15 years, starting as Project Engineer, quickly rising to the positions of Senior Engineer, Associate Director and ultimately Director.

For the past 10 years Patrick has led the engineering team for one of PDE’s key accounts, BP Oil (UK).¬† This particular account presented a great opportunity for the company, delivering projects in an environment of engineering excellence, where health, safety, environment and quality are paramount.¬†¬†Patrick has a strong knowledge and expansive experience of health, safety and environmental management.¬† Hence he has assumed the role of HSEQ champion within PDE.

Along with his fellow Directors, Patrick is committed to ensuring that PDE continuously improves the scope and quality of services provided to all clients.  Ultimately, ensuring businesses are enhanced, PDE’s staff are developed and that PDE continues to thrive into the future.

 

 

Robin Rankin

CEng MIMechE

Operations Director

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Robin Rankin

Robin has been with Project Design Engineers since 1999 and during that time¬†he has successfully led projects in Oil Storage and Distribution Terminals, Power Stations, Breweries, Utilities including water and sewage, Industrial processes for effluent treatment, Building Services including Offices, Hotels and Leisure complexes and the Food Industry including milk and egg processing plants……..although as Robin states,¬†“thankfully not all at the same time!”

Robin assumed the role¬†of Operations Director in 2013, affording him the¬†opportunity to oversee all of the company’s projects at an Operational level whilst still¬†lending some of¬†the vast experience he has gained over the years, as needed.

Outside of work – Robin claims to be “A devoted husband, long-suffering dad/financier, occasional cyclist,¬†reluctant gardener and a general handyman!”

Ken McKee

CEng MIET

Finance Director

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Ken McKee

Ken is a Chartered Electrical Engineer with over 25 years’ industry experience.

His career with Project Design Engineers started over 20 years ago, progressing through the company from Project Engineer through to his current position of Company Director. As one of four company Directors, Ken has overall responsibility for the Finance function of the business.

Whilst often occupied with various corporate management duties, Ken still has a very ‚Äėhands-on‚Äô approach when it comes to supporting and managing the various project teams.

For relaxation and stress-relief, Ken enjoys keeping active at the gym, the occasional round of golf and holidaying with his wife.