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     Date Submitted:01-05-2012
     Last Modified:03-01-2013 (07:09)
    Job information
     Current job:Head of Programs for Aeronautic/space
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsEuropean Space/Aeronautic Program management Space/Aeronautic Program Team leading Space/Aeronautic System & Equipment Engineering and Program Management


    September 20th, 1967

    married, 2 children


         Head of Programs for Aeronautical and Space applications




    June 1990: Electronic Engineer degree from ENSEA (Ecole Nationale Supérieure de l’Electronique et de ses Applications) French Engineer course




    Land and Defence Division  /  THALES OPTRONIQUE SA – Elancourt –FRANCE



    Since 01/2010      Head of Programs for European A400M Military Aircraft


    · Program, contractual and financial Management (80 M€) and relationship with the customers:


    • AIRBUS(L0) THAV(THales AVionics )(L1)for EVS (Enhanced Vision System)          (L2)
    • EADS-CassidianDE(L1&L3) for MWS (Missile Warning System)              (L3)


    ·  Program team Management (11 people.) :


    • Hierarchical management of program  Managers         (2 people)
    • Lawyer, Commercial Manager, Purchase Manager, System Engineering Manager,Technical Managers, (HW & SW), Production/Subcontractors Manager, Product Assurance Manager, Program Support (operational)


    · Bid Management  (40 M€ proposal): relationship and arbitration with the customers and partners:


    • OCCAR, DGA, BWB for EEWSS (Enhanced Electronic Warfare Self-Protection Suite) program Phase 1
    • Partners for DIRCM (L2): in Germany:EADS-Cassidian DE, Diehl BGT Defence, in France: SAGEM

    . Report:

    • Financial and programmatic regarding to Air Optronics Domain Director and  General Management


    Achievements: Management of program team and program arbitration internally with Technical Business Units Directors, Production Unit Director, Commercial Director, Purshase Director

                                Relationship with partners/customers

                                Contract Negotiation  with THALES Avonics and EADS Cassidian


    Aerospace Division   /  THALES AIRBORNE SYSTEMS – Elancourt - FRANCE

    01/2007 - 12/2009  Senior Program Manager on the ground segment (TUS + GRC P) of  European radio Navigation by satellite GALILEO Program

    · Program, contractual and financial Management (50 M€) and relationship with the customers:


    • ESA (European Space Agency) for TUS segment (Test User Segment)          (Prime)
    • TAS-France (Thales Alenia Space) on GMS segment (Ground Mission Segment) with GRC PRS (Ground Receiver Chain Public Regulated Services)    (L2)


    ·  Program team Management (60 people) :


    • Deputy Program Manager , Contract Manager, Lawyer, Commercial Manager, Technical Managers, Subcontractors Manager, Product Assurance Manager  (operational 8 p)
    • Multidisciplinary team of Technical Business Unit in Valence (France) (Hardware and software development/subcontractor follow up/Systeme Engineering  (operational 50 p))
    •  Report:
    • Financial and programmatic regarding to Mission Airborne Systems  Business Line Director and General Management


    Achievements:   Negotiation (Technical/contractual/commercial) with ESA on TUS segment  (5 M€ M€),  TUS/GRC P Critical System Design Review passed

                            Program arbitration with Technical Business Units, Production Unit , Purshase Directors

                            Relationship with customers /subcontractors


    0101/2005 - 12/2006            System Engineering Project leader for new generation Radar of Rafale (DRAAMA)


    ·  System Engineering Management of program in relation to DGA customer (French MoD)


    And internally with R&D /Manufacturing for Radar Front End containing an Active Antenna :


    • Financial and management , « control Account Management »                       (30 M€)
    • Technical of  multidisciplinary team (development /manufacturing)                  (50 Engineers)

    . Report

    • Radar Technical Business Unit Director 


    Achievements :  Development/production/System integration and flight test of  Rafale Radar Front End

                                  Design Authority for the program in relation to DGA customer; CMMI level 3 on DRAAMA

                                  Bid Manager for GMES sentinel-1 T/R module (phases B to D ESA program)

                                  (Bid team 15 people/ 30 M€ proposal)



    12/2001 - 12/2004            Radarsat-2 Program Manager (Space Microwave/RF Modules for Active Antenna)


    · Active T/R module Program Management in relation to Alcatel Space (France), EMS, MDA and CSA (CCanadian Space Agency) (Canada) customers according to the contract


    ·  Program management :

    • Financial (25 M€) and programmatic regarding to Radar Business Line
    • Technical of  multidisciplinary team (development (15 Engineers)) in Elancourt facilities and micro-electronic manufacturing (30 people (technicians and Engineers)) in Brest facilities

    . Report

    • Radar Business Line Director

    Achievements :  Manufacturing and delivery of 250 microwave/RF modules for Active Antenna (Radarsat-2 satellite for Earth Observation)




    01/2001 - 11/2001            R&D team leader of new radio link product & MW/RF module for UMTS


    • Team leading and Product Management
    • Team leading(10 people R&D team) of the new radio links for UMTS
    • Technical specification, technological study, cost estimation for Radio link product
    • Management of product in relation to marketing, suppliers and subcontractors

    . Report

    • Radio link product R&D Director


    Achievements :   Team leading and starting of Microstar 28/32 GHz Radio link Product development

                                  Cost / performances Optimization for 28/32 GHz microwave/RF module product


    SAGEM – Paris - FRANCE


    03/2000 - 01/2001                        R&D team leader of the radio link  and MW/RF module for GSM networks


    • Team leading of R&D team (team management, budget, resources, recruitment):
    • Team leading(10 people R&D team) of the  radio links products for GSM
    • Technical management of Radio link product in relation to Mechanical and Electronic designers, Manufacturing plant, Product Manager, suppliers and subcontractor
    • Microwave/RF Module Subcontractor Management in Europe and in USA
    • Management of product in relation to marketing, suppliers and subcontractors

    . Report

    • Radio link product R&D Director and Telecommunication Division Director


    Achievements :   Technical Management and team leading for Sagem Link Product line

                                  Microwave/RF Module Subcontractor Management for Sagem Link and Sagem Link L Product lines



    Alcatel Space Industries – Nanterre - FRANCE

    01/1999 - 02/2000            RF Project Manager of modulator/demodulator  equipment for Earth Stations  (ground segment of end-to-end satellite military communications systems)


    • Project team leading (5 people, Design Engineers)
    • Project management (Alcatel team and subcontractors), design and industrialization

             modulator/demodulator equipment

    • Validation and integration of modulator/demodulator equipment

    Achievements : New generationRF equipment (SHF-NG) for military modulator/demodulator of French  military program (SYRACUSE II)

    05/1994 - 12/1998          MMIC Project Manager for satellite, radio links and earth Stations applications

    • Project management (technical, financial) [ 5 MMIC designers team]
    •  Design and industrialization of innovative MMICs from L to Ka band (Up to 30 GHz) for space on     board satellite equipments and V band (50-60 GHz) for professional radio links and integration at equipment level
    •  Many contacts with European and USA GaAs foundries, Payload and Quality departments in Alcatel Space Industries Toulouse plant.

    Achievements:    Development of MMIC products for space programs (GLOBALSTAR, SPOT5, STENTOR)

                                  Development of fully integrated Transmitter/receiver MMIC Multifunction in V Band for radio links

                                  Active contribution to build the Design Quality rules for space MMICs


    Conferences:     Three communications in the national and international microwave conferences (Microwave National Week, May 1997,St Malo, France; EuMW’98 conference, Oct 1998, Amsterdam; EuMW’99 conference, Oct 1999, München)


    EducationConferences presented in the two Engineer courses: « Les MMICs et leurs applications » in ENSEA and « Transmitters and receivers » in Supélec


    UMS (Thomson CSF Semi-conducteurs Spécifiques) – Orsay - FRANCE


    11/1991 - 05/1994            MMIC (Monolithic Microwave Integrated Circuit) design Engineer for RF/Microwave


    •  MMIC products Design/ industrialization for civilian and military applications (L to Ka band)
    •  Integration in Radio Frequency equipment (Satellite receiver, Mobile Phone, Frequency source)
    •  Many contacts with Manufacturing product line (Technological processes, packaging, tests)

    Achievements:    Development of MMIC Products for Mobile Phone and DBS (Direct Broadcasting Satellite)

                                  Development of fully integrated PLL on GaAs MMIC for L band frequency source


    Conferences:      Two communications in the national and international microwave conferences (Microwave National Week ,May 1993, Brest, France and EuMW’94 conference, Oct 1994, Madrid)



    Complex negotiation (advanced level)

    Delegate with efficiency

    Progam management (multi site - Countries, Multidisciplinary team) Product maturity, Airbone Radar Course

    Project Manager for space applications(Ecole nationale supérieure des télécommunications - 2000)


    Ingénieur des Etudes et Techniques d’Armement de réserve/Engineer of Armement Technics and studies in the reserve




    Computer Skill and Internet:Microsoft Project, Primavera, Word, Power Point, Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Internet exExplorer





    English :  Advanced level

    German:  Intermediate level



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