Ben Middleditch

Ben Middleditch
Principal Subsea Engineer

What does your role cover?
I project manage small studies and work as an engineer within larger project teams. My technical expertise revolves around finite element analysis. A variety of software packages, such as ANSYS and OrcaFlex, are used, enabling single components up to full systems to be analysed. Analysis supports Xodus’ consultation work for the full lifecycle of risers, pipelines and subsea structures.

Best Xodus moment?
Has to be one of the Burns Nights in Aberdeen. Xodus hasn’t missed a Burns celebration since the company started and I love any excuse for a ceilidh.

Greatest challenge?
Challenges, when conquered, produce achievements. My greatest achievement is sporting in nature. Staying fit and healthy is a priority in life for me and a couple of years ago this hobby developed into entering competitions. Training for competition requires focus and dedication on a level over and above training for enjoyment. The determination to keep pursuing a goal and overcoming inevitable setbacks was a personal challenge, which I can proudly say, made the end success sweeter.

Why Xodus?
Work-life balance. Work hard, play hard. They are clichés, but their importance to me can’t be overstated and Xodus enables and encourages these in abundance.