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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:12-01-2011
     Last Modified:29-11-2012 (10:41)
    Job information
     Current job:Payload Manager/System Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     Keywordsscientific payload, interface control, project management, system engineering, Test engineer, AIT, AIV, optical system, cryogenic mechanisms, optomechanical, infrared, development studies, future missions
    CV

     

    Nationality:  Spanish.

    Education

    2009             ESTEC (European Space Agency) – Noordwijk, NL.

    Introduction to Space System Engineering (2-day course)

    2003-2008    Universidad Autonoma de Madrid (UAM)

    Bachelor in Physics (5 years degree – Equivalent to MS degree)

    Field of expertise: Optics, photonics and astrophysics.

     

    Work Experience

    Sept-11- now     CAB (Centro de Astrobiología, CSIC-INTA) – Madrid, Spain.

    Payload Engineer:

    SPICA-SAFARI National Project Manager/System engineer.                    

    • Project management: Organiser of the Spanish Consortium and primer technical interface to the Consortium PM, schedule and cost management, responsible of content project structure, work share. Report to funding agencies, configuration and documentation control, action item tracking responsible.
    • System engineering: Spanish Design and Development Plan responsible of SAFARI Focal Plane Unit Opto-mechanical Assembly and Cryogenic Filter Wheel Mechanism. Interface management and requirements evaluation.
    • Technology developement: TRL4 achievement of Cryogenic Filter Wheel Mechanism plan. Motor trade off studies and bread board design evaluation. Stepper motor characterization test campaign support.
    • AIT Infrared detectors: support to Transition Edge Sensor (TES) pixel characterization in a cryogenic environment.

    EXOMARS-RLS System Engineer:

    System Engineering: Raman Spectrometer Payload Interface definition and control in coordination with ESA and TAS-I. Requirements definition, changes control and tracking using DOORS. Resources monitoring and control.  

    AIT: Raman Spectrometer grating validation and qualification campaigns. Raman Laser Unit acceptance campaigns.

    Sept 2009 - Sept 2011    ESA (ESTEC, SRE-PS) – Noordwijk, Netherlands.

    Payload Engineer:

    Solar Orbiter Payload System Engineer (Spanish Trainee National Program).

    • System engineering: Support to instrument-relevant interface management actions; requirements definition, control and changes evaluation. Support to interface meetings and teleconferences. Instrument-relevant documentation review. Solar Orbiter payload resources monitoring for tactical and strategic planning.
    • Technology development: Project follow up of Solar Orbiter Liquid Crystal Variable Retarders technology development activity with INTA (Spain). Review of the relevant documentation in coordination with the LCVRs Technical Officer.
    • Project control: Responsible of action item tracking system, preparation of relevant list of deliverable to the project review data packages, Engineering Models configuration control for the Solar Orbiter payload, Programme preparation up to Solar Orbiter payload PDR and implementation schedule. Active support to Solar Orbiter S/C SRR preparation and compilation of required instruments documentation. Support weekly Solar Orbiter Management Team Meeting and Solar Orbiter Payload Management Team Meeting.

    Dec 08 – Aug 09 INTA (LINES, space instrumentation laboratory, payload department) – Madrid, Spain

    Graduate Fellowship/ Beca “Calvo Rodés de especialización”.          

    AIT optical systems:

    • Development and testing of a temperature sensor based in Bragg gratings carved into a fiber optic using a tuneable laser. (FIBOS, OPTOS project).  Main tasks developed:
      • Bread Board thermal testing. Vacuum cycling, optical characterization at room temperatures
      • Voltage sources programming for calibration of the Engineering Model.
      • EM integration and testing at room temperatures.
    • Support to Solar Orbiter LCVR (Liquid Crystal as Variable Retarders) proposal in response to ESA Invitation To Tender. Main tasks developed:
      • Elipsometric, interferometric and spectrophotometric measurements of the remaining IMAX LCVRs. Retardance, wave front error and transmittance characterization.
      • Test plan and procedures preparation for the LCVRs ESA ITT.
      • Preparation of work packages and documentation for ESA.

    Qualifications

    • Experience in project management and coordination
    • Experience in system engineering and interface definition for large scale spacecraft and payload projects.
    • Good communication and interaction skills relevant to international organizations
    • Experience interacting with the scientific community, international institutions and the industrial partners developing space scientific instrumentation.
    • Familiar with ESA work flow and methodology (ECSS)
    • Available for traveling.

    Languages

    • Fluent in Spanish (mother tongue) and English (negotiation level)
    • Intermediate level of French (B1)

    Computer Skills

    • Fortran 90
    • DOORs
    • OrCAD Pspice
    • IDA-STEP (CAD model viewer)
    • Matlab
    • LabView
    • Origin
    • MS Office
    • MS Project
    • MS Visio
    • Lotus Notes

    Other Activities and Interests

    • Sports: taekwondo, spinning, swimming.
    • Photography
    • Astronomy

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