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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:21-05-2009
     Last Modified:22-06-2010 (10:48)
    Job information
     Current job:Student
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsRecently completed Aerospace Engineering MEng course achieving a First Class Honours and currently looking for a graduate level job.
    CV

    Skills Profile:

    Project management: (Major group project)

    • Broke the task down into sections.
    • Assigned each section to different members of the group with respect to their individual skills and particular interests by communicating with each person.
    • Made a detailed plan taking into account the time taken for each task and deadlines.
    • Liaising with group at least once a week to monitor progress, discuss any problems faced and how each person can move forward.

     

    Technical engineering skills:

    • CAD systems: Experienced in using NX and Catia.
    • Engineering programs: Experienced in MATLAB, ANSYS, Fluent, Gambit and AAA.
    • Microsoft Office programs: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

     

    Analytical and problem solving:

    • Ability to dissect a problem and immediately know how to tackle it - Gearbox project: converging solutions together to form a new better solution.
    • Used a logical and methodological approach to solving problems - Numerical modelling projects: breaking them down into smaller tasks and completing each respectively, making the overall task easier.
    • Speed and accuracy of numerate skills developed through teaching students.

     

    Interpersonal and teamwork:

    • Teamwork skills: Bringing a group together to discuss and solve a problem.
    • Communication skills: Able to explain concepts from teaching. Not afraid of asking someone appropriate for extra information in a problem - Major individual project.

     

    Education:                                                                                              Full clean UK driving licence

     

    2006 – 2010:                                       Brunel University Uxbridge.

    First Class Honours                          Aerospace Engineering MEng                    

     

    Key modules covered:

    • Strategic Management and Enterprise
    • Research Methodology and Innovation
    • Design and Analysis of Aircraft and Aerospace Vehicles
    • Advanced Aerodynamics, Advanced Propulsion Systems and Space Mechanics
    • Current Topics in Aerospace
    • Aircraft Structures, Stability and Control
    • Introduction to Aircraft Design, and Application of Numerical Modelling
    • Aircraft Airworthiness, Advanced Materials and Manufacturing
    • Major Individual and Major Group Projects

     

    2002 – 2006                                        Mellow Lane School Hillingdon

     

    A level (2005 – 2006): Maths B, Physics B, and Chemistry C.

    AS level (2004 – 2005): Biology C and Citizenship D.

    GCSE (2002 – 2004): 12 A-C including English (B), Maths (A), Triple Science (A).

     

    2000-2003                               BTEC Intermediate Award in Aviation Studies                   Level 2

     

    Modules covered:


    Basic aviation and navigation

    Aircraft handling

    Satellite communication

    Air navigation


    Project experience:

    Masters year Major Group Project: Helirotor Project

    Task: Vibrational analysis of NACA0012 aerofoil using numerical modelling and experimentation.

    • Chosen as project manager – Organising the project and the group.
    • Literature review – Reading into previous research material relevant to the task.
    • Multiple degree of freedom analytical analysis of the blade.
    • Detailed 3D Finite Element Analysis on the blade using ANSYS Workbench and Catia.

     

    3rd year Major Individual Project: Human Powered Helicopter

    Objective: identify problems faced and suggest alternative solutions.

    • An optimised concept design was produced based on other solutions, innovation and research.
    • Extensive research into aerodynamics, helicopter performance and human power.
    • Contacted past and present project teams around the world.
    • Performance calculations on existing designs and new solutions.
    • Time management: Detailed plan of project and a realistic timeframe for completion of tasks.

     

    3rd year Numerical modelling – Task: Use computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis programs to analyse the flow and stresses in the respective problems.

    • Individual projects, in which the resulting grades were a 1st for both.
    • Required proficient usage of engineering programs, Fluent and Gambit for CFD, and ANSYS Classic for FEA.
    • Numerical models supported with background theory and hand calculations.

     

    2nd year Gearbox project - Task: Analyse and improve a current gearbox design.

    • Technical analysis of an existing design using relevant equations and theory.
    • Experience in the design process, including a concept design and using specific equations for gears and stresses.
    • Convergence of new solutions to a single improved design as a group.
    • Keeping in regular contact with piers to make sure everything is going according to plan.

     

    2nd year Silicon gun project - Task: Analyse and improve a current silicon gun design.

    • Innovative concept design, the original design was completely changed from a mechanical to an electrical solution.
    • Performance calculations performed for review of the original mechanical design and the new electrical design.
    • Concept design created using CAD systems.
    • Organised the group by making sure set tasks were completed on schedule.
    • Kept regular communication with piers in case of any problems encountered.

     

    Employment history:

    2005 – Present                                   Part-time maths personal tutor

    • GCSE syllabus and some A level on a one to one basis in a home environment.
    • Gained preparation and organisation skills in lesson planning.
    • Developed communication skills in presenting information and explaining basic concepts using analogies and examples.

     

    Additional skills, interests, and activities:

    • Air Training Corps 1999-2003. First piloted an aeroplane at 12 years old.
    • Selected for the drill squad three years in a row at the Air Training Corps.
    • Participate in chess and strategy games, which demonstrate problem solving skills and broad background knowledge of history.
    • Regularly solve Sudoku puzzles and Rubik’s cubes of various sizes.
    • Moderate to advanced skills in playing the drums.
    • Active interest in space and the universe from a young age.
    • Enjoy participating in sports and am a member of a local Virgin Active gym.

     

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