Gordon Noble, production superintendent at the Total Exploration and Production UK office of St Fergus North Sea Gas Terminal, has joined an elite band of engineering professionals to be awarded a Fellowship of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.
A Fellowship is the highest class of elected membership and is awarded to individuals in recognition of their expertise, experience, achievements and contribution to the mechanical engineering profession.
A former South Park and Fraserburgh Academy pupil, Gordon completed his advanced education at Robert Gordons Institute of Technology (now Robert Gordons University).
Mr Noble graduated from Robort Gordons in 1987, achieving a 1st Class Honours Degree in Engineering Technology.
He would go on to spend four years as a graduate trainee with the South of Scotland Electricity Board and latterly Scottish Nuclear, before being elected as a chartered mechanical engineer in 1992.
Gordon, who has almost 25 years’ engineering experience, joined Total Oil Marine as a mechanical engineer in 1991. Today he is one of 92,855 employees employed by Total.
Since joining Total, Gordon has, in the last 20 years, held a variety of engineering and managerial positions in projects and operations, in the United Kingdom, France, Iran and the United Arab Emirates.
On receiving his Fellowship, Gordon said: “Naturally, I am thrilled that my work and professional development has been recognised by the IMechE.
“Achieving Fellowship means a lot to me personally and professionally.
“It’s a great honour to be acknowledged by the Institution and to be commended for my professionalism and contribution by my peers,” Mr Noble added.
It is surely a proud day for Gordon and his family, and the Aberdeenshire educators who helped the mechanical engineer on the road to his fellowship, and a congratulations is more than deserved.