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     Date Submitted:12-01-2010
     Last Modified:12-01-2010 (10:34)
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     Current job:Satellite and launcher propulsion system specialist
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsBritish engineer with 20 years experience of monopropellant, bipropellant and electric propulsion system for satellite and launcher applications.


    Satellite and Launcher Propulsion System Specialist
    06 – Present   EADS-Space Transportation, Bremen, Germany
                               Consultant System Engineer
    System engineer responsible for the design, development and integration aspects of the Roll and Attitude Control System of both the Vega launch vehicle in cooperation with the customer organisation (ELV, Italy) and also the Sentinel-2 earth observation satellite with the European Space Agency. 
    03 – Present   EADS-Astrium, Toulouse, France
                               Ingenieur d’Affaires Ariane 5 Systeme de Controle d’Attitude (Consultant)
    Production and procurement manager of the upper stage attitude control propulsion system for the Ariane 5 rocket launcher.
    ·         management of the day-to-day technical, financial and contractual aspects
    ·         co-ordination and procurement of all propulsion equipments from the supplier, EADS-ST Bremen including delegation for all quality aspects (MRB, DRB)
    ·         supervision of the assembly, integration and test of the SCA propulsion system at the Toulouse site requiring ‘real time’ resolution of blocking issues
    ·         control and reconciliation of the SCA technical configuration by treatment of derogations, waivers and change proposals
    ·         preparation of all safety submissions to satisfy launch authorities
    ·         ‘autorité technique’ in support to Arianespace for the final Ariane 5 preparation and launch operations in French Guyana (V158,163,165,166,168)
    00 - 02            ASTRIUM SAS, Toulouse, France
                            Product Supply Chain Manager (Consultant)
    Multi-project procurement manager tasked with ensuring the timely delivery of a series of satellite propulsion equipments for the Eurostar 3000 platform.
    ·         equipment technical definition to satisfy market applications
    ·         establishment of performance, cost, product quality and planning ta   rgets
    ·         management of equipment suppliers including :
                                       o    Daimler-Benz Aerospace (integrated 10 Newton chemical thruster modules)
    o    Aerospatiale (helium pressurant tank)
    o    Astrium UK  (electronic xenon pressure regulator feed system)
    o    Austrian Aerospace (thruster alignment mechanism for Hall Effect thruster)
    ·         coordination of technical interfaces and maintenance of system specification and SOW
    ·         day-to-day liaison with on-site customer representatives for the advancement of activities (Intelsat, Inmarsat, Eutelsat and Societé Européenne des Satellites)
    ·         progress reporting of the weekly status to the projects and company management
    ·         contract negotiations in co-operation with dedicated contracts officer
    ·         post-delivery technical and programmatic support
    99 – 00            ALCATEL ESPACE, Cannes, France
                            Consultant Propulsion Engineer 
    Propulsion design authority for the Phase A study of the Mars Sample Return Orbiter. Study required concurrent engineering with the customers, the French National Space Agency (CNES) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), in preparation for a competitive bid that was subsequently won. Principal activities included :
    ·         critical review of the MSRO mission requirements and propulsion strategy
    ·         trade-off of subsystem architecture options and component life cycles
    ·         selection and implementation of preferred technical solution (bi-propellant)
    ·         technical, financial and risk assessment of the identified component technologies
    ·         preliminary negotiations with potential suppliers (including LAVOCHKIN
    ·         investigation of alternative electric propulsion options as part of a phase A+
    An additional role was the preparation of the propulsion equipment specifications for the Spacebus 4000 platform following the transfer of the propulsion procurement activity from Daimler-Benz Aerospace to Alcatel Espace.
    96 – 99            MATRA MARCONI ESPACE, Toulouse, France
                             Consultant Propulsion Subsystem Architect   
                Prime sub-system design authority for the generic EUROSTAR 2000+ satellite Combined 
                Propulsion Subsystem :       
    ·         project-based propulsion responsible for the ASTRA 2B, INTELSAT K-TV and HOTBIRD series of satellites (HB2-5)
    ·         management of system supplier (MMS-Uk) through complete manufacturing cycle at Stevenage site and prime-contractor premises
    ·         technical support to Toulouse based AIV teams during satellite integration and test interface and design change control by systematic review, and documentation, of modifications (electrical, thermal, structural and harness)
    ·         preparation and delivery of technical training to customer operations staff
    ·         customer interface for all technical and programmatic issues 
    ·         support to subsystem operations during the satellite launch and low earth orbit phase
    ·         in-flight anomaly treatment and application of ‘lessons learned’
    ·         organisation of subsystem Phase Design Reviews
    94 – 96            RAUFOSS TECHNOLOGY, Raufoss, Norway
                              Proposal and Engineering Project Manager
    Dual role operating as the marketing engineer and subsequent project manager for a series of fluid control component development programmes for the Norwegian and European Space Agency (ESA) and commercial sector. 
    ·         assessment of initial product business cases (bid/no bid)
    ·         preparation of product cost estimates including associated capital investments
    ·         delivery of finalised proposals and provision of customer support
    ·         initial organisation of projects and establishment of detailed stage planning
    ·         supervision of a structured technology transfer programme from Daimler-Benz Aerospace to accelerate the establishment of the internal design capabilities
    ·         technical management of the component development phases for the :
    o        slowly actuating latch valve to avoid adiabatic detonation effects (ESA)
    o        dual latching and flow control valve for thrusters (Aerospatiale)
    ·         performance of market survey and technology evaluation to identify cryogenic component technologies suitable for adaptation and application to the FESTIP spaceplane (in co-operation with Volvo Flygmotor)
    92 – 94            MARCONI SPACE SYSTEMS, Portsmouth, England
                             Senior Propulsion Engineer
    Propellant Storage & Distribution Assembly (PSDA) and Propellant Supply and Monitoring Equipment (PSME) Manager for the ARTEMIS Ion Propulsion Package :
    ·         establishment of the requirements for the PSDA and PSME to fully satisfy the needs of the hybrid MMS UK-10 and DASA RIT-10 ion thruster system
    ·         preparation of detailed engineering design packages, assembly and test plan/ procedures
    ·         preparation of all engineering reviews for the customer (Alenia Spazio)
    ·         manufacture and full ground test qualification of both units
    ·         safety and hazard submissions prepared for launch authorities
    ·         full technical, cost and schedule control of programme including co-ordination of all support groups
    91 – 92            Matra Marconi Space UK, Portsmouth
                             Component Development Engineer
    MMS-UK focal point for allpropulsion component development activities:
    ·         design, manufacture, qualification and flight acceptance testing of the hydrazine propellant filters for the ESA Infra-Red and Solar Heliospheric Observatories (ISO and SOHO)scientific satellites
    ·         mass and functional improvement and subsequent re-qualification testing of the MMS-UK Series 107 solenoid gas flow control valves supplied to
    o        HUYGENS (Aerosol Collector & Pyrolyser experiment for SEP)
    o        STRV-1A (minisat forthe DRA, UK)
    o        ARTEMIS (xenon flow systems for MMS-UK and DASA).
    ·         conducted development programmes for cold gas thrusters, high pressure gas control valves, oxygen absorber units (ARTEMIS PSDA),titanium etched disc filters, and a dual-seat hydrazine thruster valve (finalising in 'hot-fire' testing at Royal Ordnance, UK).
    Work included preparation of full detail design packages, assembly/test plans and procedures,  process definition, procurement of all materials and sub-contract parts and final hardware testing within limited Research and Development budgets.
    90 - 91            Marconi Space Systems, Portsmouth, England
                            Propulsion Design & Test Engineer
    Member of the METEOSAT (MOP 2) launch fuelling campaign to Kourou, French Guyana performing all 'SCAPE' suited hydrazine transfer and pressurisation operations. Support tothe cleaning/assembly/welding and acceptance testing ofthe ISO and SOHO structural and flightpropulsion sub-systems.
    86 - 89            Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Aeronautics and Astronautics            
    University of Southampton, England specialising in aerospace design, propulsion, environmental effects of aircraft, aero-thermodynamics
    Languages :      Fluent French, basic German

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