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     Date Submitted:30-06-2011
     Last Modified:16-09-2016 (02:09)
    Job information
     Current job:Project manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
     KeywordsPMP certified project manager, accountable for design, implementation and execution og high-value projects


    Project Manager for space activities




    Project Manager for space activities (SATCOM Department)

    Vitrociset Belgium Sprl, Transinne (Belgium).

    The SATCOM department provides improved turn-in-key solutions and services for satellite ground stations.  Accountable for managing the delivery of critical projects, also responsible for providing monthly financial and technical updates to the PMO. Since, has worked on numerous projects, some of these are outlined below: 

    Eumetsat 3rd generation meteorological satellite (MTG) level 2 ground processing facilities design and implementation with a project budget of €2.5M. High level of complexity due to the challenging subject matter and to the need to find a solution that would work for the whole MTG lifecycle. A comprehensive project plan was produced including scope, schedule, financial, risk, quality, resource, communication and procurement management plans.

    Results: Project ongoing, on time and on budget

    Realization of a cyber-security range for the European Space Agency for training ESA staff against cyber criminals inside a simulated satellite control environment with a project budget of €105K. Worked directly with ESA staff and consortium stakeholders.  Accountable for costing, estimating and planning projects as well as for producing and maintaining project documentation. Responsible for resources allocation.

    Results: Project ongoing, on time and under budget

    Belgian’s Ministry of Defence satellite infrastructures. Project budget 1M€. Responsible for external supplier management and project staff.  Intensive customer relationship established.

    Results: Project ongoing, on time and under budget

    EUTELSAT KASAT site manager for maintaining in operation 4 satellite beacon ground stations around Europe with a budget of €80K/year. Providing high quality, up-to-date documentation for all service arrangements. Motivating and guiding the team in investigating the technical issues. Keeping costs down by focusing on the optimization. Taking corrective action where inadequate performances were suspected.

    Results: Service ongoing.

    INTA's tracking radar installation for ESA's for experimental launch (at Centre Spatial Guyanais). Responsible for the on field problem solving and accountable for the logistic aspects. Responsible for stakeholder and project staff management (subcontractors included).

    Results: Completed project on time of schedule and with client acclaim.

    Moving of a 9.8m IOT antenna cassegrain antenna from Redu (Belgium) to Maderia (Portugal). Accountable for on field problem solving and logistic aspects. Responsible for external project staff management

    Results: Completed project up to 1 month ahead of schedule and with client acclaim.


    Technical Officer software development (Software department)

    Vitrociset Belgium Sprl, Transinne (Belgium).


    The software department covers the development, deployment and maintenance of mission control systems and Ground Data System applications. Responsible for designing and developing complex system sub-components following an AGILE approach.



    Module responsible for ASE 5 software suite. Leading the selection, justification and risk assessment of the technologies. Modelling the system requirements using a Business Process Model notation (BPMN 2.0) and cooperating with the Project Manager for coordinating activities, resources and partners. Responsible for managing and producing the technical documentation

    Technical Officer for NIMBUS software suite. Leading the selection, justification and risk assessment of the technologies used. Cooperating with the Project Manager for coordinating activities, resources and partners. Responsible for managing and producing the technical documentation



    Computer engineer

    Elettronica Spa, Rome (Italy)

    Software engineering: participation in a military project for realizing an electronic warfare defence system.


    Sub-component design and development responsible

    Hardware and Software integration responsible


    Computer engineer

    Vitrociset Spa, Rome (Italy)

    Software engineering: participation in a European research project (FP7), command and control of critical infrastructure activities.


    Leading the selection, justification and risk assessment of the technologies

    Designing the system respecting the user requirements

    Implementing software components according to requirements and architecture design, with a specific expertise on message oriented communication and middleware side

    Testing and validating software components

    Cooperating with the Project Manager for coordinating activities, resources and partners

    Managing and producing the technical documentation

    Advising the Project Manager for technical items, issues, resources management

    Integrating the software modules in the operational environment

    Key achievement:

    High performance with blade server technology

    High level of security

    Successfully integration of new and open source technologies

    Satisfaction of the client




    PMP professional certification and Member of Project Management Institute

    Member ID: 4362656



    CCNA Certification course


    IT University Online, Palm Harbor (United States)


    RF Measurement Certification


    Trescal, Wellin (Belgium)


    BPMN: Business process management


    Cefora, Louvain (Belgium)


    Master degree in computer engineering


    University of Naples "Federico II", Naples (Italy)

    Applied Mathematics, Computer Programming, Applied Physics, Software Engineering, Computer Network, Digital Signal & Image Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Analog & Digital Circuits​, Network Cyber Security


    Scientific High school diploma


    Second Level College of Science “Tito Lucrezio Caro”, Naples (Italy)

    Biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics and astronomy​



    Mother tongue(s)


    Other language(s)

    English, French

    Communication skills

    Good written and verbal communication skills.

    Confident, articulate, and professional speaking abilities (and experience)

    Emphatic listener and persuasive speaker.

    Speaking in public, to groups, or via electronic media.

    Excellent presentation and good negotiation skills.

    Ability to work with executives such as CEO, CFO and VP’s

    Organisational / managerial skills

    Extensive experience of managing complex projects and staff as well as large on and off-shore resources.

     Not only possess but also able to apply knowledge of project management principals, practices and procedures.

     Able to build strong and lasting relationships with project staff and stakeholders.

    Willing to delegate and allow members of staff the freedom to get on with a specific job the way they want to.

    Committed to maintaining an in-depth awareness of emerging technologies and project management techniques.

    Ability to identify needs and implement effective solutions.

    Proficient handle of multiple projects / clients.

    Job-related skills

    Project planning, resources allocation and monitoring, estimating and budget management.

    Risk and issues management, quality checks and change management

    Project team management (external supplier and internal staff) and stakeholders engagement

    Proficient in developing and managing IT solutions, with focus on both qualitative and quantitative aspects.


    Ground station system design, integration and test from equipment level through to station level

    RF measurement

    RF Troubleshooting

    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user

    Proficient user


    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid


    Languages: Java, BPMN 2.0, Matlab

    Technologies: XML (XML & SOA security), UML (IBM Rational Rhapsody and Enterprise Architect), ESXi (server virtualization), SOAP, Web services, VME Bus (board Curtis-Wright SVME/DMV-184),

    OS: Linux, Windows, MacOS X

    Database: Oracle, My-SQL, Hibernate Framework

    Middleware: ServiceMix and Corba

    Standards: ECSS

    Project Management Tools: Microsoft Office Project, Microsoft Visio


    Title: NIMBUS (Network Infrastructure Management tool for Business and User Support)

    Author(s): Massimiliano Guillaro(1); Nieves Salor Moral(2); Simone Dionisi(3)

    Presentation Type:  Conference: SpaceOps 2014 Technical Paper


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