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     Date Submitted:14-11-2011
     Last Modified:14-11-2011 (04:06)
    Job information
     Current job:Business Development Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGNSS receivers, satellite navigation and positioning, project manager, GSM



    Over 18 years of research and project management experience in industrial and academic environments in the areas of electronics, satellite navigation and wireless communications. A proven record of:

    o   Coordinating and managing international, multi-organization, multi-disciplinary projects.

    o   Managing small groups of highly qualified researchers and engineers.

    o   International expertise on navigation and wireless communication systems design.

    o   Developing new business from national and international sources.

    o   Experience in telecommunications standards development work at ETSI, 3GPP and IEEE 802


    Development of new business area St. Bernard Location Service in Halliday James Ltd. Development of the service from technical and business ends, directly dealing with service commissioners, academic experts, service users, and technology providers. In this role, secured over £400,000 in funding for technology development projects lead by Halliday James Ltd, managing 3 winning project proposals from NIHR and TSB SBRI, successfully managing 2 of these projects, the third one is currently in its early stages.

    During adverse period of change as Acting Director of the Civil Aviation Authority-Institute of Satellite Navigation, managed to successful completion six national and international research projects and four PhD students. Collaborating with major European organizations in the sector, including among others the Galileo Supervisory Authority, the European Space Agency, Thales, Astrium, the CAA and main UK and European universities in the field.

    Navigation receivers expert consultant for the European Commission and Galileo Supervisory Authority. Technical support of the Galileo project management activities for 4 multi-million Euro projects funded under FP5, FP6 and FP7.

    Negotiated and managed for ADI successive research contracts on high-sensitivity satellite navigation with Korean Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) resulting in patent applications and other IP outputs. Negotiated and managed ADI’s Galileo software receiver contribution to European Space Agency project DINGPOS to develop a research platform for indoor positioning technologies.Changes of and development of new personnel magnified the challenges in these projects.

    Contributed to the first UK Galileo receiver as technical lead at Leeds University in Raytheon UK and British National Space Centre funded project. This project won the “Excellence in Technology” award across the Raytheon Group.

    Defended proposals for IEEE 802.15.3 WPAN and 802.11g WLAN (WiFi) for UK start-up Supergold. Reached the last stages of downselection (third in both cases) against blue chip competition such as Texas Instruments, Intersil or Broadcom. Gained valuable experience into IEEE standardization process.

    Career History

    2009 –        Business Development Manager, Halliday James Ltd., UK

    Halliday James Ltd. is a UK company that specializes in assistive technology for social care and has built a reputation for understanding the user's needs and providing solutions to the challenges associated with maintaining independent living. Technical management and business development for location based services.

    2004 –       Navigation receiver expert consultant for the European Commission

    External reviewer for FP5, FP6 and FP7 projects for technical support of Galileo project management activities.

    2007 – 09   DSP Research Sector Manager, Advanced Digital Institute, Bingley, UK

    ADI is a non-for-profit research and development organization created to provide technical and strategic solutions for technology companies to increase their market lead and competitiveness.Business development and hands-on technical project management of a small research group with research activities in wireless communications, signal processing and positioning for diverse applications such as pedestrian tracking, tele-health and energy management.

    1997 – 07   Senior Research Fellow
    School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering, University of Leeds
    , Leeds, UK

    2006 – 07   Acting Director of Institute of Satellite Navigation
    Deputy Director of U. Leeds – Imperial College CAA-ISN

    In charge of project management for six EPSRC, CAA and FP6 funded collaborative research projects, four PhD students supervision, four staff and personal research, as well as institute administrative duties.

    2002 – 06   Senior Research Fellow, at Institute of Satellite Navigation

    Project coordinator and project manager at Leeds of a GJU FP6 collaborative project.

    Technical lead and contributor to several research projects, including among others:

    o    Galileo Joint Undertaking project “Galileo Advanced Concepts,” large consortium led by Eutelsat and including Thales, Astrium, Alcatel and SSTL among others.

    o    CAA Safety Regulation Group project “GPS Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA),” long-term collaboration between the ISN and Imperial College studying the suitability of using GPS for civil aircraft non-precision approaches.

    1999 – 02   Senior Research Fellow
    Consultancy and Contracts Department, University of Leeds Innovations Ltd.

    R&D for wireless broadband systems for start-up Supergold Communication Ltd.

    1997 – 99   Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow
         Institute of Integrated Information Systems

    British Telecom project on the study and characterisation of the UMTS Terrestrial Radio Access (UTRA) resource management. Developed in C++ a comprehensive system-level network simulation tool, used for analysis of system performance and new resource management algorithms. Collaborated with BT on submissions to ETSI and 3GPP standards groups.

    1996 – 97   Systems Engineer, Technical Strategy Department, Network Services,
    (now part of Everything Everywhere), Borehamwood, UK

    Evaluating new technologies for their use in the mobile network and for the operator’s business evolution. Represented One2One at the GSM standards SMG11 and SMG1 committees of ETSI.


    Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering. Communications Research Group, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK. (1993 – 1997)

    B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering (1st Class Honours equivalent). Mondragón University, Mondragón, Spain. (1989 – 1993)

    Training and skills:

    o   Experienced on Prince2 and aerospace project management methods. Project Management course by Cambridge Strategic Management.

    o   GSM system courses from Ericsson and from Wray Castle.

    o   Error Control Coding, Cryptography, and Personal and Mobile Communications M.Sc. modules at University of Manchester and UMIST.

    o   Experienced in software receiver design and system design analysis and simulation using different programming tools.


    US patent application number 12610803, publication number US 2010/0166047 A1 (joint authorship)

    Korean patent application numbers 10-2008-0135219 and 10-2009-0037750

    7 Journal papers and 18 international conference papers in the areas of navigation and positioning and communications as well as numerous contributions to standardizations groups. A list of publications can be produced on request.

    Other Information of Interest:

    o   Languages: English (fluent), Spanish (native language).

    o   Awards:

    §  GOIER grant for Ph.D. studies at Manchester University from Mondragón University.

    §  Best Presentation Award at the 17th International Technical Meeting of the Satellite Division of The Institute of Navigation, Long Beach, CA, September 2004

    §  Certificate of Appreciation for technical contribution to the P802.15 Task Group 3 Hi-Rate WPAN, November 2000

    o   Referee for IEE Proceedings and Electronics Letters Journals in the Digital Communications and Cellular Radio Areas, and reviewer for John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Publishers, Chichester, UK.

    o   Personal interests: horse riding; gardening.

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