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     Date Submitted:27-03-2012
     Last Modified:28-05-2020 (05:30)
    Job information
     Current job:Platform resident / Procurement Manager / Product Assurance Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsPlatform resident, Procurement management, Product assurance, Quality assurance, customer and subcontractor relationship, electronics, inertial equipment, batteries, materials and processes, qualification

     Engineer graduated from INPG-ENSEEG

    33 years experience in Space business

    Scientific, observation, microgravity, manned and telecom



    Project management

    Project monitoring, follow up and implementation: procurement of subcontracted hardware with respect to technical, cost, delays, quality and certification aspects. Risk identification and mitigation. Communication and reporting.

    Interface between internal teams and external customers and suppliers in France, Europe, USA, Korea and agencies (CNES, ESA). Coordination of project teams (multidisciplinary teams, internal and external)

    Evaluation and selection of subcontractors, proposals analysis. Negotiation of technical needs and costs.

    Search of partnership with laboratories, research centres, other EADS divisions

    Bid in answer to invitation to tender


     Product assurance

    Audit (manufacturer capability to comply with quality and industrial standards required)

    Management of PA and Safety experts (Reliability, Availabilty, Maintenance and Safety, EEE, Materials and Processes, Software, Configuration) involved in projects

    Participation in project reviews: progress meetings and Design reviews (Preliminary Design Reviews, Critical Design Reviews, Change Control Boards).

    Verification and Qualification: review and approval of procedures and reports. Leading and assessing Qualification reviews and Qualification Status Reviews.

    Control of Non Conformance/Waivers/Problems/Critical Items. Follow up of actions. Ensure proper close out.

    Acceptance and Delivery activities: review and approval of procedures and reports, leading and assessing Manufacturing Readiness Reviews, Tests Readiness Reviews, Acceptance Reviews. Check of equipment configuration status.

    Production of Minutes of Meeting, periodic progress reports and in time reporting of major issues.



    Analysis/synthesis/lessons learnt of technical and organizational information, know how management

    Return on Investment assessment

    Process industrialisation and optimisation, process qualification, process transfer

    Education of collaborators to new and polyvalent environment

    Coaching of subcontractors newcomers in space business for understanding and application of requirements

    Training of various publics (students and professionals)


    -> Education 


    -> Languages 

    English : professional use

    Spanish : fair

    -> Computing

    Word – Excel – Power Point



    April 2017 – December 2019 Platform Specialist Resident – LC Space SAS

    Consulting contract with Telesat as resident in Toulouse for the monitoring in concert with Telesat of ANASIS II activities: design, manufacturing, assembly, integration and test, product assurance of the platform.

                                - Review and analysis of project documentation                  

                                - Identification of technical/schedule problem areas and provision of solutions and recommendations

                                - Participation in system and subsystem reviews, in critical Material review boards, review of Major Non Conformance reports.

                               - Keep tracks of all RIDs and Action Items and follow up their closure

                               - Follow up of quality product assurance activities

                               - Interface with Prime Project Manager and Project team for close monitoring of progress and activities

                               - Reporting to Telesat Project Manager on a regular basis with details on activities.

                               - Keep Telesat HQ informed as issues arrise


    Since 2010 Consulting engineer in Space Business - Free lance

    Various missions in the fields of Consulting and Support for industry or Training and Teaching for Professionals and Student:

    Support to space manufacturer: review and analysis of documentation, issue of Rid Item Discrepancies and follow up and approval of proper closure.

    Building of trainings (“Project management” and “Situation analysis and Problem solving”). Intervention at ISAE Toulouse for training in “Product Assurance in Space”

    Support, for CNES, to an equipment manufacturer in a new development, assembly, integration and qualification of a complex equipment based on mechanisms. Implementation of relevant documentation and processing in respect of requested rigor, formalism and anticipation.


    1991 - 2010 EADS-Astrium Vélizy (1991 –1997) then Toulouse (1997 – 2010)

    Satellites prime

    Proposition Manager Materials R&D (1 year)


     Procurement manager (9 years)

    Responsible for the procurement of subcontracted equipment – technical, cost, delays, quality, validation: monitoring of development, driving subcontractors in crisis context and solutions finding.

    Interface with subcontractors in Europe, USA, Canada

    Customers: Europe, Taiwan, Korea, Canada, USA and Agencies (ESA, CNES)


    Product Assurance Manager (9 years)

    Responsible for the delivery of subcontracted equipment with respect to project requirements (performance, quality, reliability and availability), coaching of subcontractors new in space business.

    Follow up of Assembly, Integration and Test, interface with supplier in occurrence treatment

    Review and approval of Materials and Processes. Follow up and approval of Qualifications. Assessment of qualification status working closely with EEE and RAMS experts.

    Inspection of hardware, lead of Manufacturing, Test and acceptance Reviews.


    1989 – 1990 SAFT – Poitiers

    Batteries design and manufacturing.

    Tests responsible for Lithium group for Space

    Achievement of the qualification of a battery under development for space use : team constitution, budget definition and management, deployment of tests equipment (internal and external), tests implementation and results analysis


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