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     Date Submitted:27-04-2012
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     Current job:Propulsion Test Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
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    Personal Profile

    I am a very hard working individual and have a great enthusiasm to learn and further my knowledge in both the aerospace and astronautics engineering field. I am able to learn quickly and have the ability to work on my own and as part of a team. I am a very organised and motivated individual and can adapt to any demanding environment.

    Education

    2003 – 2008 Kingston University Kingston, Surrey

    MEng Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics- Passed with Distinction

    This degree covered a range of subjects including aerodynamics, propulsion, astronautics, further mathematics, aerospace structures and materials, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and business applications.

    2000 - 2002 Lytchett Minster Upper School Poole, Dorset

    A-LevelsMathematics B, Physics B, Biology C,

    AS-LevelChemistry C

    1997 - 2000 Lytchett Minster Upper School Poole, Dorset

    10 GCSE’s Grades A-C including Mathematics, English language and Science.

    Work Experience

    2008 – Present      EADS Astrium Stevenage, Hertfordshire

    Position: Propulsion Test Engineer

    Responsibilities include: Testing of the spacecraft propulsion system either as an assistant or as the lead engineer. Compiling procedures for spacecraft testing, new items of ground support equipment (GSE) or updating existing procedures to include design changes/improvements. Manufacture new items of GSE to test new types of spacecraft or refurbishment of existing equipment. Travel to various launch sites around the world to test the spacecraft propulsion system and load propellant before launch. Responsible engineer for two satellites, overseeing all propulsion related aspects of the project.

     

    2006-2007      EADS Astrium Stevenage, Hertfordshire

    Position: Student Propulsion Test Engineer

    Responsibilities included: To facilitate the testing of spacecraft propulsion systems. Procurement, maintenance and calibration of propulsion ground support equipment. Also involved following test procedures, performing testing and recording the test results. The work involved a lot of team work along with being flexible to travel at the last minute.

     

    2002-2005      NTE Vacuum Technology Poole, Dorset

    Position: General Fitter

    Responsibilities included: Fitting and general metal work on vacuum chambers. Work was invariably time constrained and demanding in nature, improving my effectiveness and efficiency of work within a team.

    Technical Abilities

    • Microsoft Office suite
    • Pertmaster project management software
    • Solidworks 3D design suite
    • Cosmos Works and Flow Works engineering packages
    • Ansys engineering analysis system
    • Satellite Tool Kit (STK)

    Project Work

    I was involved in the Student parabolic flight campaign with the European Space Agency in July 2005 in Bordeaux, France. This involved testing a design for a solar kite unfurling in zero gravity once released by the launch vehicle.

    My individual project for my degree was to design a mission to a near Earth asteroid to analyse the various characteristics of the asteroid. This involved the complete mission design including the orbit trajectory, propulsion subsystem, thermal subsystem, power subsystem, communications subsystem and the associated budgets.

    My final year group project was designing a mission to place a rover on the Moon’s surface. This project was quite detailed and involved the design of all parts of the mission including launch selection, transfer vehicle design, rover design and all the subsystems required.

    All of these projects went very well and had successful results.

    Interests and Hobbies

    Squash, Mountain Biking, Music, Travel, Science.

    Responsibilities & Achievements

    I have successfully completed a student parabolic flight campaign with the European Space Agency (ESA) in July 2005. This involved designing an experiment which needed to be tested in microgravity and then had to be selected from teams across Europe and Canada. Our team experiment was to test and validate the unfurling sequence of a solar kite, using sprung steel hinges as designed by Kingston University and Oxford Mathematical Designs.


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