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     Date Submitted:12-07-2011
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     Current job:Satellite Verification Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSatellite System Engineer Verification Payload Engineering
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    PERSONAL DETAILS

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Date of Birth

    24.9.1975

     

     

     

    Nationality

    British

     

     

     

    Sex

    Male

     

     

     

    Marital Status

    Married

     

    PROFILE

    A Systems Engineer with over 10 years of experience in a variety of spacecraft system engineering tasks, for both Payload and Platform. Growing experience in team and test campaign leadership and management. Proven knowledge in the complete project life cycle, from feasibility studies through to Launch and In-orbit testing.  At ease working within multi-national teams after long periods in several countries including UK, France, The Netherlands and Germany.  Excellent problems solving abilities, whether dealing with technical interfaces, processes, testing, or any other aspect of the project life cycle. Easily adaptable to new tasks and new working environments.  Able to maintain drive and enthusiasm to complete the team objectives.

     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

     

     

    EADS Astrium Ltd, UK, France, Germany 

     

    2007 to Present

     

     

     

     

     

     

    2004 to 2007

     

    Galileo IOV Project : Space Segment (SSeg) Satellite Functional Verification Manager

    Responsible for SSeg Requirements verification within SSeg engineering team based in Germany, including managing a team for Satellite Verification and Test Requirements development.

    Successfully led first IOV Thermal Balance and Cycling campaign technically and programmatically.

     

    Galileo IOV Project : Space Segment (SSeg) Payload Implementation Engineer

    Within Astrium Germany SSeg Payload procurement team, with specific responsibility for Payload Requirements document, Payload interfaces and Payload operations.  Also, supported AIT planning and SSeg verification activities.

     

    2004

    Inmarsat 4 Project :  RF Payload Systems Engineer.

    Payload systems analysis for Baseline and Environmental test phases in Toulouse for 3 mobile telecommunications satellites.

     

    2000 to 2004

    Intelsat 10 Project (Repeater payload):   RF Payload Systems Engineer.

    ·         RF analysis of the payload design and payload test results

    ·         Equipment evaluation and acceptance.  Including 5 month residency at Saab Ericsson Space, Sweden. Sent alone to speed up delivery of units.

    ·         Payload/Satellite level testing - analysis of results, investigation of problems, and support to Integration and Test Teams for two satellite payloads concurrently.  18 month assignment to Toulouse to cover Satellite environmental and range testing.

    ·         Participated in Launch campaign in Baikonur cosmodrome.

    ·         Supported In-Orbit testing in Washington DC.

     

    1998

    ESTEC - European Space Agency, The Netherlands.

     

    Young Graduate Trainee in Systems Studies Division (non-renewable contract).

    Main focus of work:Modelling of Spacecraft Systems.

    System Engineer in the ESTEC concurrent engineering facility.  Responsible for developing the infrastructure for a distributed system model based on MSExcel.  Also responsible for developing part of the model devoted to the overall systems aspect of each spacecraft design.  Completed several Pre-Phase A design projects in this facility.

     

     

    EDUCATION

     

     

    1994-1998

    University of Southampton, Hampshire, UK

    1998

    MEng  Aerospace Systems Engineering. (Pass with Merit)

     

     

     

    Group Projects:

    Feasibility study of a Martian Global Communications system.

     

     

    Modification of Hawk Trainer aircraft for naval operations.

     

     

    Effect of future energy availability on transportation.

     

    Individual Project:

    Analysis of Spacecraft Reliability and Failures.

     

    Courses:          Industrial Studies; Astronautics; Communications; Human Factors;

    C-language; Avionics; Signal Analysis; Control Systems; Guidance and Navigation; Propulsion; Power Systems; Aerodynamics; Mechanics of Flight; Structures; general engineering subjects.

     

     

    1992-1994

    BasildonCollege, Essex, UK: A-Levels

    1994

    Geography (A)

    Mathematics (Pure/Mechanics) (A)

    Physics (B)

     

     

     

     

    1987-1992           

    FryernsSecondary School, Basildon, Essex, UK:GCSEs

    1992

    Maths (A)

    Double Science (A)(A)

    English Language (B)

     

    Geography (A)

    Business Studies (A)

    French (C)

     

    English Lit. (A)

    Craft, Design & Technology (A)

    Art (C)

     

    Training

     

    Astrium

    System Engineering Qualification (SEQ) – 1 Year Internal Astrium SE Course.  Also covering project work for developing new Services for Astrium Services division.

    Introduction to Navigations

    RF System Course

     

    ESA

    Spacecraft Systems Engineering course at Delft university, The Netherlands.Southampton University Introduction to Spacecraft Systems Engineering.

     

    University

    Member of Southampton University Officer Training Corps, T.A. unit devoted to training potential officers, giving leadership and soldiering skills.  Appointed section commander. Gained ‘Military Training Qualification 2’

    Air Training Corps

    Completed RAF Flying Scholarship (30 hrs of which 9hrs solo)

     

    PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS

     

    School

    Duke of Edinburgh (Gained Bronze award).

     

    Played Bassoon and Flute.   Young Enterprise Business (Production Manager).

     

    Sports: School football team (Captain). Athletics District 100m silver medallist.

     

    Air Training Corps

    Achieved Rank of Sergeant and Staff Cadet

    Represented East Essex Wing at football and athletics

    Represented Central and East Region (7 regions in UK) in athletics (100&200m)

     

    University

    Treasurer of the University Archery Club.

     

    Completed first belt in Kung Fu.

     

    Army

    Passed ‘Regular Commissions Board’ (RCB), British army officer selection.

     

    Astrium

    Managed and played in 5-a-side football team.   

     

    Completed third belt in Kung  Fu.

     

    CURRENT INTERESTS

     

    Travelling, Hiking and Skiing

    Sport: Squash and Cycling

    Space activities,  Music,  Being a Father

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