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     Date Submitted:31-05-2011
     Last Modified:01-06-2011 (07:37)
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     Current job:ATV operations project manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
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     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsSpace project - satellite operations - System overview -team management

    Project Manager


    Engineer in Ground Segment & Space Operations





    Joined the French Space Agency (CNES) in TOULOUSE in 1997

    * Since September 2008 : ATV Operations Project Manager

    # Responsible of the Control Center and of the Operations of the Automated Transfer Vehicle (ATV) for logistic servicing of the International Space Station (ISS) #  

    ·  Management of ATV Operations contract with the European Space Agency (40 M€ for ATV2)

    ·  Coordination of 100 people (CNES, Sub-contractors and ASTRIUM personnel)

    ·  Responsibility of the ATV Control Center (ATV-CC): system consistency, evolutions, Security Officer

    ·  Schedules and costs control, risks management

    ·  Set up of recurrent activities for future ATV missions (4 next yearly missions, 6 months duration each)

    ·  Communication events linked to ATV Control Center and to ATV operations: politicians and students visits

    * March 2005 / September 2008 : Deputy Mission Lead for first ATV (Jules Verne)

    # Deputy responsibleof ATV operations preparation and execution #  

    ·   ATV mission preparation in relationship with International Partners: Europe (ESA and DLR), United States (NASA), Russia (RSA)

    ·  Responsible of the consistency of ATV-CC system with ATV operations

    ·  Responsible of pre-launch, docking to ISS and undocking phases: team management, operational procedures definition and test

    ·  Flight director during the Jules Verne ATV mission: real time operations lead and teams coordination (50 people), round the clock operational position during 7 months

    * May 2002 / February 2005 : ATV-CC System Manager

    # Responsible ofATV-CC definition and development #  

    ·  Coordination of the technical activities of the development teams (40 people)

    ·  Technical responsible of the ATV-CC: system design, subsystems consistency, compliance with ESA requirements, compliance of the interfaces with the vehicle and with other control centers, Security Manager

    ·  Participation to the ATV-CC infrastructure definition and implementation: networks, computers redundancy and back up mechanisms (180 PCs and 50 servers), voice, video, furniture

    * April 1997 / April 2002: ATV-CC Subsystems Development Responsible

    # Responsible ofATV-CC subsystems definition and development #  

    ·  Software specification for Telemetry acquisition and processing, Telecommand preparation and sending, Data Bases management and data exchanges

    ·  Call for Tenders for these subsystems

    ·  Subcontractors management (products compliance, cost and planning)


             January 1991 / March 1997 – PSA Peugeot Citroën 

           * August 1995 / March 1997: Software Team Manager for Mechanical and Electrical Design

    ·  Responsible of Software development for PSA Mechanical and Electrical Systems Design

    ·  Management of 5 people : planning and tasks

    ·  Software development for 600 CATIA CAD (Computer Assisted Design) workstations

    ·  Users needs analysis, software specifications and development

    ·  Call for tenders and subcontractors management

    ·  CATIA applications transfer from IBM to HP workstation (120 pieces of software)

    * January 1991 / July 1995: Software Engineer

    ·  Responsible of Software development for PSA Electrical System Design

    ·  Software design and development for electrical and mechanical products


            September 1989 / December 1990 – Telesystem 

    * September 1989 / December 1990: System Engineer

    · Installation of computer science facilities in a BackUp Center shared by around 10 customers

    · Software development (computers resources management, access control)


            July 1988 / August 1989 – Maison de la Promotion Sociale (MPS)

    * July 1988 / August 1989: Military Service as Volunteer in Computer Science Teaching

    · Creation of a training (Computer First Maintenance) for young in difficulty

    · Office© Applications teacher for jobless people

    · Definition of the computers network for the company


    1988:  Graduated as an Engineer from the French engineer school  “Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Ingénieurs Electriciens de Grenoble”(ENSIEG –INPG Grenoble-  FRANCE ) – Option CAD (Computer Aided Design)

    1988:DEA (Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies) in Electricity



    French    : mother tongue

    English   : fluent

    German   : working knowledge

    Russian : basis


    Nationality : French

    Born :  August 13, 1965

    Married, 2 children

    Business trips: USA (Washington, Houston, Los Angeles, Orlando), Europe (Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, England), Russia (Moscow)

    Sports: Skiing, diving, motorbike

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