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     Date Submitted:11-02-2011
     Last Modified:27-08-2012 (04:06)
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     Current job:Structural Engineer / Lecturer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft structural engineer, CAD, FE, vibration analysis, failure analysis, electronics failure, vibration testing, PhD, FE modelling, model updating, teaching, report writing, mechanism design,
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    My background is predominantly in the aerospace engineering field with a strong bias towards structural analysis; however, I also have a variety of other experience, including teaching, technical writing, civil engineering and conference presentations.

    I hold a PhD from the University of Southampton, this was concerned with reducing the failures of electronic equipment during spacecraft launch. The work was very varied, as I had to: conduct an in-depth literature review (which was even accepted for publication), liaise with a commercial satellite company, build prototypes for laboratory experiments, create very detailed FE models, write-up and publish my research and represent the University at international conferences. My work and the research I have done have progressed the science in this particular field and are published in the leading journal for this specific area.

    I have also worked as an apprentice Civil engineer, this involved surveying buildings, creating working drawings, site visits to ensure the work is up to standard and building inspections. The firm was a small but busy one and I enjoyed the experience and being part of a close-knit team. I only left the position as I was offered the PhD research opportunity.

    I consider myself to be a good all-round engineer, interested and involved in all areas of the engineering, ready to get my hands dirty to quickly fix small day-to-day problems, I enjoy designing and manufacturing my own solutions to problems and I am willing to be involved in the overall engineering design process. This is from the overall learning I gained from my masters degree, the independent problem solving I had to do for my PhD, as well as fixing boats, mending electronic equipment and using heavy machinery in my spare time. I understand the importance of maintaining good documentation in engineering. I have learnt many different software packages, not only CAD and FE but also mathematical, programming and instrumentation packages.

    Whilst doing my PhD I proved my communication skills, as I had to often present and explain my work - sometimes to a non-technical audience - both quickly and clearly. This was in group meetings, power-point presentations and international conferences. I also taught under-graduate students for structural mechanics and jet propulsion.

    I have proven I have good time management skills and am independently motivated as I have often been required to work independently and without direct supervision (sometimes I would work alone for several weeks between supervisor meetings).

    I currently work as a lecturer at a British university in Johor Bahru, Malaysia. While I am enjoying teaching, I would like to work closer with industry using my more practical hands-on skills. I am convinced that I could apply my broad experience with spacecraft structures easily to other areas as well and thus be very suitable as a candidate to work in such departments.

    I am really looking forward to working as part of a team again, as my PhD was largely completed alone. During my masters degree I was the team leader for a fourth-year engineering team (designing a spacecraft structure), where I had to manage the overall running of a project with five other students who each had their own specialisations. Whilst I was doing my PhD I also helped run the university surf club and managed a student property.

    I am looking for a position that allows me to use and expand my skills, establish myself as a capable all-round engineer and prove myself as a valuable member of a team.


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