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     Date Submitted:03-10-2011
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     Current job:Programme Officer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsExperience in the space industry at engineering and managerial levels, in academic, private, and public organisations. Strong organisational skills applied to large-scale projects involving multinational partners. Excellent communication abilities emplo
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    Nationality: French - Age: 37

     

    Skills Summary

    Experience in the space industry at engineering and managerial levels, in academic, private, and public organisations.

    Strong organisational skills applied to large-scale projects involving multinational partners.

    Excellent communication abilities employed in a variety of situations: interactions with customers, teaching and training, reporting of key decision elements to hierarchy.

    Ability to adapt quickly to the structure and culture of my employers, achieved by working for small, medium and large organisations.

    Strong technical background in satellite remote sensing and satellite navigation.

     

    Key accomplishments

    Successfully negotiated a large operations contract (> 200 Million €) for Europe’s first satellite navigation infrastructure (EGNOS - European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service).

    Key role in defining and efficiently applying management processes at the European Commission in order to manage the EGNOS programme with the European Space Agency and Industry partners.

    Acted as European Union representative interfacing with private companies and academic institutions involved in Research and Development projects funded by the European Union.

    Delivered valuable engineering consultancy inputs to a variety of customers in Australia and in the United States.

    Delivered on time and budget several software products to users in academic, public, and private organisations.

    Obtained a PhD in radar remote sensing and an MSc in Space Engineering, winning the Course Director’s prize.

     

    Work experience

     

    European Commission and Galileo Supervisory Authority (2007 – 2011), Brussels, Belgium

    Programme Officer – European Satellite Navigation Programmes

    Core team member involved in all management aspects (technical, managerial, financial) of the EGNOS programme (European Geostationary Navigation Overlay Service), a European ground and space infrastructure providing safety-critical navigation services to the aviation sector.

    Definition and writing of the tender specification for the EGNOS operations and service provision contract, evaluation of the bidder proposals and member of the negotiation team.

    Responsible for the regular assessment of the EGNOS contactor’s performance regarding operations, maintenance and service provision aspects.

    Evaluation and justification of overall budgetary needs for the EGNOS programme.

    Principal technical interface with the European Space Agency for the definition and procurement of EGNOS system hardware and software updates (contracts value: ~ 30 Million € / year).

    EC member of ESA Evaluation Boards for EGNOS technical reviews.

    Support to EC higher management for institutional coordination with ESA and with EU member states (maintenance of overall project schedule, risk management, status reports and presentation).

    Project officer for satellite navigation R&D projects financed by the EU, involving project control and management with contractors.

    EC member in Europe’s satellite navigation mission and service definition forums.

     

    GPSat Systems Australia Pty. Ltd (2004-2007), Melbourne, Australia

    Satellite Navigation Engineer

    Engineering consultancy services to Honeywell USA for Australia’s Ground Regional Augmentation System (GRAS): system architecture design and trade-offs, ground system definition and interface specifications, algorithm definition, hardware benchmarking.

    Project lead for the end-to-end development of a low-cost measurement system for the deformation monitoring of man-made structures and for Earth movements (volcanoes).

    Project manager for the development of turnkey application software delivered to several customers in the Australia transport industry (shipping containers, machine control, bus fleet management), from early specification to testing, delivery and servicing.

    Development of a software suite for the processing and analysis of satellite navigation (GPS) data.

    Installation of the company’s satellite navigation simulation laboratory and use for the provision of satellite navigation engineering services.

    Technical training in satellite navigation, external and internal to the company.

    Business development: writing of tender proposals, external presentations of the company’s services, development and maintenance of a network of professional contacts.

     

    Melbourne University and Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (2003-2004), Melbourne, Australia

    Research Officer

    End-to-end development of a software tool simulating the behaviour and performance of Global Navigation Satellite Systems.

    External presentations of satellite navigation performance, potential use and applications.

    Seminars and internal presentations to students in geomatics and geospatial sciences.

     

    VEGA GmbH (2000-2003), Darmstadt, Germany

    Principal Engineer, satellite navigation unit

    Development of the Galileo System Simulation Facility (GSSF), software simulator of the Galileo Navigation System used in the definition phase of the Galileo Space, Ground and User segments.

    Requirements definition and management with the customer (European Space Agency).

    Software specification, testing, and delivery.

    Preparation and participation to regular design review, as per ESA’s standard project management standards (ECSS).

    Training of ESA engineers and technical support.

    Business development: writing of tender proposals, company presentations.

     

    Cranfield University (1997-2000), United Kingdom

    Doctoral researcher

    PhD thesis investigating the use of Radar as an alternative to optical/infrared sensors for agriculture remote sensing.

    Review of state-of-the art remote sensing techniques for agricultural applications.

    Satellite data processing and analysis (ERS-1/2 satellite radar).

    Radar data modelling by means of statistical methods, including 3D photogrammetry.

     

    Education

     

    PhD in Satellite Earth Observation and Radar Remote Sensing, Cranfield University, United Kingdom (2000).

    MSc in Space Engineering, Cranfield University, United Kingdom, (1996).

    General Engineering Diploma from Ecole Centrale de Lille, France (1996).

     

    Competencies

     

    Languages: Fluent in French and English, intermediate reading and speaking skills in Spanish.

    Management tools: Proficient in MS Office suite.

    Management training: Completed preparation course for PMP certification.

    Technical software: Hands-on experience with space simulation software (STK, SIMGEN) and programming languages (C/C++ 6 years, IDL 10 years).

    Publications: Conference and journal publications since 1999.

    Personal interests: Long distance running (half-marathons and marathons), photography.


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