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     Date Submitted:31-03-2012
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     Current job:PA Support Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsOver ten years experience within a market leading suppliers of space satellite parts, equipment and instrumentation. I am a contractor at ESTEC as a Materials and Processes Engineer, currently serving within the TEC-QEE section. My main role is to provid
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    Education:

    2010:

    University of Southampton

    Space Systems Engineering

    Exploration of satellite system design, integration and operation

     

    2003 – 2008:

    Imperial College London

    MEng Hons. Materials Science and Engineering

    My course involved a mixture of core and elective technical modules, with additional elective business modules.

     

    1997 – 2003:

    Dr. Challoner’s Grammar School.

    A2 level: Mathematics (A), Chemistry (B), Physics (B). AS level: French (B). GCSE: 3A*, 4A, 5B.

     

    Technical Skills:

    Analytical: I am an experienced user of advanced software such as NASTRAN and Solidworks. I have programming experience with C++ and Visual Basic. I am an exceptional user of all Microsoft Office applications. 

    Languages: English (native), French (B1), German (B2), Spanish (A1), Dutch (A1)

    Scientific: I have vast experience relating to electrical, thermal and mechanical analysis on equipment and system level. I have a strong technical understanding of reliability engineering requirements and practices. I have also gained experience in a multitude of analytical spectroscopic techniques.

     

    Industrial Skills:

    BSI Level Auditor: 24 months experience conducting internal and external supplier and facility audits. The internal audits span all departments. I focus on resolving the audit actions in a correct and timely manner.

    Environmental test management: I have been fully involved in environmental testing such as vibration and thermal vacuum testing. I have developed my role from a technical support function to a test co-ordinator.

    Project Management: I have participated in a series of industrial project management courses, giving me invaluable experience in project management. I have spent nine years closely liaising with a number of project managers and have used the afore-mentioned experiences to compliment this working relationship.

    Leadership and Teamwork: Technical and product assurance authority for a multitude of projects, with unique demands with respect to schedule and performance. I take key decisions and function in a variety of leadership roles within project teams. This has enabled me to consistently deliver results and drive project progress.

    Communication: I employ several media techniques to interface with customers and subcontractors. I am adept with communication throughout the entire customer chain across all project milestone reviews.

    Marketing and Sales: I have successfully supported negotiations to tender with my technical and product assurance knowledge, reassuring major clients that their requirements are fully understood.

     

    Professional Experience:

    September 2016 – Present                  

    S[&]T Expert Pool

    Materials and Processes Engineer at ESTEC

     

    Product Assurance Support:

    I am the PA Support function for SOLO, MetOp-SG and JUICE projects, within the TEC-QEE section.

    I am the section focal point for non-metallic materials and process approval.

    Section focal point for non-metallic RFA, RFD and RFW review and approval.

    I hold frequent MPCB reviews with industry to drive the above activities, often independently.

    I conduct TRRs at specialist test houses, assisting with material and process qualification.

    I conduct frequent communication with satellite prime counterparts to ensure project progress.

    During NRB and qualification reviews, I identify where my section can assist with investigative activities.

    I use my vast industrial experience within the section, encouraging efficient dialogue with industry.

     

    June 2015 – August 2016:    

    Jena Optronik GmbH

    Quality and Product Assurance Manager

     

    Product Assurance:

    PA Manager for MetOP-SG Scanning Electronics, METimage Instrument and 3MI Filter Wheel Disk.

    PA manager for Sentinel-4 Instrument and Sentinel-5 NIR Spectrometer Optics.

    I supported the above space projects throughout the product life cycle, from bid stage up to product delivery.

    Responsible for all PA project documentation. Technical support to engineering activities such as dependability analyses and FMECA assessments.

    Responsible for chairing project PA milestone reviews such as MPCB and PCB reviews.

    Responsible for the successful management of project subcontractors and suppliers, ensuring project activities were performed in line with space standards such as ECSS and ESCC. 

    Quality Assurance:

    I performed audits verifying that company procedures were followed, identifying any areas for improvement.

    I was responsible for conducting external audits with space part suppliers and subcontractors.

     

    November 2012 – June 2015:    

    MESL Microwave Ltd.

    Senior Product Assurance and Quality Assurance Engineer

     

    Product Assurance:

    I was the prime company representative, chairing customer PCB and MPCB reviews.

    I instigated new working practices, such as MPCB reviews as well as a modified product implementation process. I introduced documentation such as an EEE parts management plan, overseeing a transition of company documentation to approved ECSS formats.

    I was the company authority for receiving and relaying ESA industrial alert notifications.

    Quality Assurance:

    I was the company authority for approval and release of all space products manufactured by MESL

    I was responsible for the status of all company operating procedures. I ensured that MESL operating procedures met customer expectations. I drew on a number of external industry standards to achieve this.

    I was responsible for conducting external audits with all space part suppliers.

    I introduced a space standard non-conformance process and revamped skills training activities. I transformed the company skills matrix into a QA tool suitable for working with space projects. In addition, I reviewed and updated the company goods inwards processes. I also created a dedicated space quality plan.

    I was responsible for the management of all suppliers, ensuring that the supplier visit plan ran to schedule.

    I was the vibration test authority, responsible for the in-house test facility, maintenance and calibration.

     

    August 2008 – November 2012:

    ABSL Space Products

     

    Project Engineer

    Technical Manager for a number of space projects, including SGEO, BepiColombo, CSO and SAOCOM

    Multi-disciplinary engineering role interpreting requirements concerning thermal, mechanical, electrical, magnetic, radiation and reliability factors. As a result, I have a strong background in all the above disciplines and extensive experience in implementing key techniques and attaining project success.

    I collaborated with other departments providing unparalleled visibility into the working practices of all the industrial roles such as product and quality assurance, project management, manufacturing and testing.

    Responsible for commercially sensitive projects, ensuring the stability and growth of the business.

    Responsible for process improvement activities, chairing meetings to action identified improvements.

    Responsible for mentoring new employees, graduate trainees and work experience personnel.

     

    June 2011 – October 2012:

    LOCOG

    Transport Team Leader

    From the bid award in 2005, I volunteered and secured a team leader role coordinating and implementing the transportation strategy for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games.

     

    June 2007 – August 2007:

    Rolls-Royce Plc.

    Summer Intern.

    I led an inter-departmental project, in which I co-ordinated between four independent departments. The project focused on the lifing of components within the Trent 900 engine, used on the Airbus A380.

     

    January 2002:

    Société Nationale Maritime Corse Méditerranée.

    French work experience programme, gaining knowledge of French business culture and working practice.

    Part-time employment:

     

    November 2004 – 2009:

    Harry Hitchcock Ltd.

    I have gained sales and front-of-house experience for major public events.

     

    October 2005 – January 2006:

    Imperial College Alumni Services.

    Telephone sales and fund-raising experience, over £100,000 raised by project team.

     

    June 2001 – January 2003:

    Marriott Hotel Leisure Centre.

    Marketing, promotion and sales experience.

     

    Interests and Achievements:

    Music: Violin (Grade 8), viola (Grade 5), percussion (Grade 4). Sports: hockey, cricket and football at university, school and Corps level. I have received a number of academic awards at school and university.

    Air Training Corps: 1999-2003, during which I achieved the rank of Sergeant.

    Youth Interfaith: I co-ordinated and participated in a number of diversity and dialogue forums.

     

    References available upon request.


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