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     Date Submitted:15-12-2011
     Last Modified:15-12-2011 (02:32)
    Job information
     Current job:Research assistant / Geodetic engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsresponsible, applied, self-learning, researching
    CV

    Currently:
    - Master Student of the 3rd semester of Geomatics in Hochschule Karlsruhe – Technik und Wirtschaft (HsKA).
    - HiWi (researching assistant) position Fraunhofer IOSB: Landslide modeling for real time forecasting in the INCA-CE Project (December 2010 until November 2011).

    Academic Degree
    - Bachelor in Surveying, Universidad del Zulia, December 2009.
    - Geodetic Engineer, Universidad del Zulia, March 2011.

    Languages
    - Spanish: Native language
    - English: Fluency [TOEFL iBT 81 (552 PBT)]
    - French: A2
    - German: A2

    Professional Experience
    - Bathymetric estimation in the marine areas of Venezuela from data obtained by satellite altimetry. Thesis to receive the degree of geodetic engineer. July 2010.
    - Assistant Professor of Geometric Geodesy in Zulia University during January 2008 until December 2009.
    - Researching Assistant, “Study of the variations of the sea level and its implications in the risks management, re-definition of heights and geoid determination”. Project LUZ-FONACIT No. S1-2002000563. March 2008 - March 2009.
    -Technical Assistant, GPS, Leveling and Gravimetric surveyor in the establishment of geodetic control points (3D) in the headers of Nigale Bridge in Zulia State, Venezuela. March 2009.
    - GPS/leveling planner, GPS surveyor and office job (GPS processing), in the project: “Gravimetric and satellite measurements around Maracaibo Lake to study the variations of the geoid in the area. Campaign 2008”. Project LUZ – CONDES No. CC-0437-07. August 2008 – September 2009.
    - Intern in Z&P Construction Co., S.A. In charge of topographic measurements to control the heights in mechanical pieces of ships, and the construction of buildings; determination of control points to study the soil in risk areas; conventional bathymetric measurements for the study of the conditions of the seafloor as a legal requirement of the company to the environmental department. September 2008 – November 2008.
    -GPS planner and surveyor, and office job in the computation of the establishment of geodetic control points to support topographic measurements in operating units of the Bolivarian National Guard of Venezuela, near the Colombian border. August 2007 – November 2007.

    Specialized Knowledge

    - GPS processing: GNSS, Trimble Total Control, Trimble Geomatics Office, and online services.
    - Remote sensing, Photogrammetry and Cartographic tools: GMT, Global Mapper, ENVI 4.3, MapInfo, SPRING (free software), AutoCAD 2003-2008, ERDAS Imagine, ArcGIS 9.3, Adobe Illustrator, Photo Modeler.
    - Instruments: GPS/GNSS equipment (1 or 2 frequencies), analogue or digital theodolites and/or levels, L&R 401-405 gravimeters.
    - Altimetric/gravimetric/topographic computations
    - Programming Languages: Python, Java.
    - Mathematic Tools: Maple

    Skills
    - Responsible, easy to work in groups, no problem to work under stress, facility to write reports, make graphics and analysis, experience in outdoor jobs, and difficult conditions (weather, security, etc.), always looking forward to learn new techniques and develop the present knowledge.


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