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     Date Submitted:03-08-2011
     Last Modified:03-08-2011 (08:30)
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     Current job:Senior Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywordsaerospace engineer, engines, electric propulsion, , concurrent design, system engineer, laboratory, design, future projects, english, french, spanish, russian, CATIA, Labview, Matlab, Fortran




    Master of Science in Aerospace Engineering, by the Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid), specialized in engines and propulsion.


    Master Degree in Environmental Management.


    Work experience:

    Sep 2009 – pres. day

    European Space Agency (ESA), ESTEC, Noordwijk, The Netherlands. Electric Propulsion Section; work as a Senior Test Engineer in the Propulsion Laboratory, with competences in the following activities:

    - Electric Propulsion test campaigns: definition, preparation, execution and post-processing of data; operation of electrical thrusters, vacuum facilities and auxiliary systems; coordination with customers during the whole campaign. Commissioning of new equipment in the laboratory, including definition of requirements with providers, purchase and testing/acceptation.

    - Participation in Concurrent Design studies of future ESA missions, as an expert in Electric Propulsion.

    - Support to electric propulsion projects (Bepi-Colombo, Artemis, Alphabus), interfacing with the industry to help meeting the system requirements.

    Sep 2007 - Sep 2009

    EADS CASA, Military Transport Aircraft Division, Getafe, Madrid. Future Projects Department; junior engineer taking part in the following tasks:

    - Preliminary design of new aircraft and customer ordered versions of existing models.

    - Viability studies of new models/versions considering costs, possible markets and existing competitors.

    - Vulnerability analysis of military aircraft with dedicated simulations, obtaining design modifications to improve their survivability.

    Mar 2006 - Sep 2007

    EADS CASA, Military Transport Aircraft Division, Getafe, Madrid. Electrical Design Department; junior engineer with the following assignments:

    - Coordination of subcontractors for the electrical systems design of the medium transport aircraft CASA C-212, CN-235 and C-295.

    - Design and integration of the electrical distribution subsystem (wiring, harnesses, connectors) of the mentioned aircraft.

    Mar 2005 - Nov 2005

    Gamesa Desarrollos Aeronáuticos, Madrid. R+D Department; Degree Thesis “Design of an UAV Autogiro” for the Ejército del Aire (Spanish Air Force); design of the complete aircraft, with in-depth study of performance, rotor aerodynamics and control.

    June 2004- Sep 2004


    Deimos Space, Tres Cantos, Madrid. Mission Analysis Department; trainee taking part in software development, principally programming of mathematical tools libraries for the European Space Agency (ESA).



    Mother tongue.


    High level, written and spoken; three months stay in the USA, two years working in an international environment.


    Intermediate level, written and spoken.


    Intermediate level, written and spoken.


    Computer knowledge:



    Operating systems MS-Dos, Windows and Linux.

    Knowledge of Microsoft Office at user level.


    Labview 8, Fortran 90, Matlab 5/6, Mathematica 5, C and Visual Basic for MS Office


    Solid Edge v.14, CATIA v.5, CATIA v.4.


    GasTurb 9 (specific program for jet engines), DIMEN, PEP (specific programs for preliminary design), AVAL (Assesment of Vulnerability and Lethality).


    Knowledge in measurement technology (DAQ systems, sensors, controllers, etc), design of tests control programs with Labview 8.


    Additional training:


    “EADS Green Belt” certificate to implement improvement and quality processes (35 h – course).


    Basic level in OSH (Occupational Safety and Health) (100 h – course).


    Measurement Uncertainty Calculation in laboratory analysis (15 h – course).


    Space Propulsion 2010 – San Sebastián (35 h – conferences).


    Introduction to Spacecraft System Engineering (25 h – course).



    International driving licence (cars and motorbikes).

    Geographical availability.

    Mechanical skills for laboratory work.

    Experience working in ISO-certified environments: ISO 9001 (Quality Management Systems) and ISO 17025 (Competence of Testing and Calibration).

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