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     Date Submitted:18-04-2011
     Last Modified:18-04-2011 (07:10)
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     Current job:Contract Officer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
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     KeywordsI have 10 years of experience in the European Space Agency, in the Contracts/Procurement Department, working in different areas such as Contracts for Mechanical Engineering and Product Assurance, Contracts for Electrical Engineering and Software, Rules an


    (Born in Madrid (Spain) on 12-03-’78)




    1996-2001                              Master Degree in Law

                                                    Licenciado en Derecho

    Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM)

    1996-2001                               Master Degree in Stock Exchange and Financial Markets

    Master en Bolsa y Mercados Financieros

    Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles (IEB), Madrid

    2007-2009                               Technical Course on Fiscal Law(on-going)


                   WORK EXPERIENCE


    Since May 2010

    European Space Agency -ESRIN


    Contracts Officer for all VEGA Programmes, (Launcher and Head Quarters Contract Service)


    Sept 2001 – April 2010                     

    European Space Agency –European Space Research and Technology Centre- (ESA/ESTEC). The Netherlands


    Since January 2009: Contracts Officer, ESTEC Contracts Division for Technology and Support.

    §         Responsible for all the contractual activities of the Technology Transfer Programme.

    §         Responsible for all the contractual activities of 10 technical sections in D/TEC.

    §         Supporting Head of Section as deputy when he is not available.


    January 2008 – December 2008: Contracts Officer, ESA Contractual Rules and Procedures Office.

    Team member of the Procurement Department Reform presented to the ESA Ministerial Council in November 2008.


    May 2004 – December 2007: Contracts Officer, ESTEC Contracts Division for Technology and Support.

    Responsible of all contractual actions coming from 11 out of the 26 technical services under the responsibility of the ESTEC Procurement Service for Electrical Engineering, including:


    §                                  Preparing requests for offers/invitations to tender (ITT);

    §                                  Participating in the evaluation of offers and tenders;

    §                                  Preparing the TEB Reports;

    §                                  Preparing and negotiating the resulting contracts;

    §                                  Participating in the monitoring of the execution of the contracts;

    §                                  Responsible of administrative, contractual, legal and industrial issues arising from the procurements concerned, including licences, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements, transfer of Intellectual Property Rights, …;

    §                                  Liaising with the Initiating Services technically responsible for the projects and with Programme Managers;

    §                                  Approval of contractual payments;

    §                                  Member of the ESA Intellectual Property Board;

    §                                  Responsible for the preparation, negotiation and drafting of all Virtual Hardware  Description Language (VHDL) Licences of ESA;

    §                                  Training new Assistant Contracts Officers and Administrative Assistants in the Section;

    §                                  Contracts Officer for the Incubator Centre of the European Space Agency, assisting in establishing new companies using Space Technology for terrestrial applications;



    October 2001 – April 2004: Assistant Contracts Officer, Contracts Division for Technology and Support


    §         Reviewing Statements of Work with Technical Initiators;

    §         Preparation of Request for Quotation, including cover letters, draft contracts and tender conditions;

    §         Evaluation of proposals (contractual, management and financial aspects);

    §         Participation in Tender Evaluation Boards as expert;

    §         Contract negotiation and contract drafting;

    §         Loan agreements and confidentiality agreements negotiation and drafting;

    §         Following of existing contracts and Following of payments status in coordination with Budget Officers;




    Spanish Ministry of the Interior. National Drugs Program

    Instructor -Trainer of the “Jóvenes, Ocío y Salud” Sub-Program


    2000- summer

    Nationale-Nederlanden Inversiones, Agencia de Valores, S.A.

    An ING Group Company dealing with Investment Funds

    Trainee during the summer (Madrid, Spain)

    §         Assisting in the internal procedure of the management of the investment funds.

    §         Analysis of the investment portfolios.


    1999- summer

    PENTOR, Agencia de Valores y Bolsa, S.A.

    Stockbrokers firm now part of Commerzebank Group

    Trainee during the summer - Analysis Department

    Madrid, Spain


    §         Assisting fund management on risk analysis

    §         Supplied quantified data to aid the development, implementation and review of investment portfolio strategies and tactics

    §         Assess legal implications and limitations


    1996 - 1997

    REFFIC, S.A.

    Insurance Commission Agents

    Trainee from September 1996 to February 1997 - Accounts Department

    Madrid, Spain


    §                     Assisting in the accountant of the company, following the book keeping procedures of the customers’ premiums.








    §                     Institute for European Studies (“Joan Monet European Centre of Excellence”). Madrid

    Lecture on “The European Space Agency and its role in the European Industry”




    Courses and seminars



    ·                     Fundamentals of People Management

                Imparted by Adventus Management Consultancy sprl (ESA Internal University)


    ·                     Effective Presentation Techniques (Course on presentation skills).

                Imparted by Marchett Group. (ESA Internal University).


    ·                     Seminar on International Contracts (Spain). Imparted by Institute for International Research


    ·                     Course on Basics of Space Systems for non Technical Staff (Netherlands). Imparted by University of Southampton (UK). (ESA Internal University)


    ·                     Course on Contracting of Services and Works (Netherlands). Imparted by IAPSO, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).


    ·                     Course on Negotiation Skills. Organized by Management Centre Europe (Brussels)

    ·                     Seminar on VAT in Europe. Organized by ESA and imparted by Macchi di Cellere Gangemi, Studio Legale (I). (Netherlands)

    ·                     Course on Negotiation of International Commercial Agreements (Hawksmere). London (England)



    §         Seminar on Warrants. Organized by Citibank. (Citi Group). Spain



    §         Seminar on Companies quoting on the Stock Exchange (“Jornadas sobre Sociedades Cotizadas”). Organized by Instituto de Estudios Bursátiles. (Institute of Stock-Exchange Studies). Spain

    §         Seminar on Portfolio Management on Internet. ("Gestión de carteras en Internet") Organized by Expert Timing System. Spain


    §         Course on computer skills and internet. Organised by Universidad Europea CEES. Spain


                   LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY


    Spanish: Mother tongue.

    English: Advanced Level (Written and Spoken). Diploma from Open English Master Spain.

    French: Learning. Course of 24 hours. Univ. of Leiden (Netherlands). April – June 2002

    Intensive Course of 50 hours. Berlitz International Language Center (Amsterdam – The Netherlands). September 2002.

    Two Intensive Courses of 80 hours. European Space Agency (Noordwijk –The Netherlands) July-August 2006 and July-August 2007

    Italian: Learning. Intermediate Level.


                   COMPUTER SKILLS


    MS OFFICE: Well versed in Word, Excel, Access, Power Point.


    Out Look, Lotus Notes

    ESA Corporate Applications




    References: upon request


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