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     Date Submitted:24-03-2011
     Last Modified:07-12-2012 (10:21)
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     Current job:Engineering Leadership Development Programme
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsMPhys, physics, Oxford, astrophysics, atmospheric physics, chemistry, mathematics, ESA, Young Graduate Trainee, YGT, human spaceflight, HSF, Rolls-Royce, stress, thermal, Joint Strike Fighter, Teach First, teaching, particle physics, accelerator physics,


    Oct 2004 – Jun 2008: MPhys Physics, University of Oxford, Lady Margaret Hall

    * 1st class (ranked in top 5% of year, average mark 80%)
    * Master’s project, “Near-Earth Asteroid Sample Return Remote Sensing Instrumentation”, contributed to ESA Marco Polo mission
    * Specialism in astrophysics and physics of atmospheres and oceans.

    Sep 2003 – Jun 2004: A-levels, Foyle and Londonderry College

    * 4 A grades: physics (100%), chemistry (97%), mathematics (97%), English literature (92%)
    * Awarded Institute of Physics medal for top result in Northern Ireland
    * 1 of 4 secondary school students from Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland selected to participate in the 36th International Chemistry Olympiad, medalist in the competition in Kiel, Germany.


    Sep 2011 - present: Engineering Leadership Development Programme, Rolls-Royce plc (Derby and Bristol, UK; Seletar, Singapore)

    * Currently engaged in a rapid design and make project for F-35B Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) cost saving, including project management, design, manufacture, and test
    * Project managed manufacturing technology developments, conducted competitor intelligence for Executive Vice President, and achieved the highest performance rating in second six-month rotation
    * Assisted work package owner for critical parts in the Trent XWB engine, managed and closed safety issues, including presenting to project chief engineer, and achieved the second-highest performance rating in first six-month rotation.

    Aug 2010 - Jul 2011: Young Graduate Trainee, Directorate of Human Spaceflight, European Space Agency (ESA) (Noordwijk, the Netherlands)

    * Developed and implemented a review process for International Space Station experiments that attracted over 180 proposals
    * Surveyed analogue locations and facilities, assisting with the field testing of EUROBOT in Seville, Spain
    * Completed introductory courses on space systems engineering and human spaceflight mission analysis and design.

    Jul 2008 – Jul 2010: Science Teacher (Teach First), Data Analyst, Oasis Academy Hadley (London, UK)

    * Selected to join charity which places graduates in challenging secondary schools after 6 weeks', rather than the usual 1 year's, initial teacher training
    * Highly commended (top 3 of c. 50) science teaching that helped raise school's results above the national target for the first time, finalist at Teach First annual awards as a result.
    * Led whole-school (c. 100 staff) training sessions and received 'outstanding' ratings for lessons.


    Aug 2011: Intern, European Space Policy Institute (Vienna, Austria)

    * Took advantage of a month between jobs to volunteer my time for the Institute.
    * Completed a 10,000-word contribution to the Institute's flagship publication, Yearbook on Space Policy.

    Jul 2007 – Sep 2007: Summer Student, John Adams Institute for Accelerator Science (Oxford, UK)

    * Conducted an extensive research dig, summarising large volumes of data concisely
    * Developed simulations of high-energy particle beams in C++
    * Produced reports that the head of the research group found “very useful”.

    Jul 2006 – Aug 2006: Summer Intern, Virtual Engineering Department, Olympus Corporation (Tokyo, Japan)

    * Evaluated new optical design software (CODE V) by comparing it to experiment
    * Developed strong communication skills, presenting at technical meetings to audiences with varying levels of English
    * Adapted quickly to working abroad, finishing first assignment one week early.

    Aug 2005: Summer Student, University of Umeå Human Spaceflight Summer Course (Kiruna, Sweden)

    * Awarded distinction in final exams for team analysis and planning of future human space missions
    * Selected by group members to present our work at a student conference in Kingston University, and later on at the Institute of Directors, London.

    Other skills and activities

    Computing: HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, C/C++, IDL
    Languages: English (native), French (conversational)
    Interests: Music (youth orchestra tours to US, Canada and continental Europe 2000-2004), Hiking and road cycling (Gold Duke of Edinburgh’s Award 2004, and Outward Bound course, 2003).

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