I’m a flexible and resourceful satellite systems engineer with over 10 years experiences in all aspects of satellite design and development, from initial design through integration, test and in-orbit operation. I also have a good knowledge of Ground to Space aspects and system design and verification. I have excellent communication and inter-personal skills, self-motivation, and a problem solving based approach to my work.
Having spent my career to date working on international projects, I am accustomed and comfortable working throughout Europe and in a multinational environment.
I’m looking to be challenged both technically and personally and to further my knowledge in a satellite or system environment.
University of Cranfield (1999-2000)
MSc Astronautics & Space Engineering
Group Project: ‘Design of a 4 kg Nanosatellite’, Thesis: ‘Study of the Snapdragon LEOP Deployment Dynamics’ 2000
University of Glasgow (1994-1998)
BEng (Hons) Aeronautical Engineering,
Project: ‘Simulation of a microsatellite in an elliptical orbit’
Payload Operations Architect – Galileo
Astrium GmbH, Jan 2007 – present
Operations architect at Galileo Space Segment, responsible for the development and implementation of payload operational concept including platform interfaces and related operations.
Transfer to satellite AIT in Rome for last months of Galileo project to perform AIT technical management and co-ordination role, including review and approval of satellite system testing. Additionally, support planned for launch campaign in Kourou.
Space Segment Interface Engineer – Galileo
Astrium GmbH, Jan 2005 - Jan2007
Interface engineer responsible for external interface documents governing Galileo mission data uplinks and downlink including system requirement flow down and implementation in on-board mission data dissemination concept
Payload Systems Engineer – Anik Navigation Payload
Astrium Ltd., 2003 – Jan 2005
Payload System engineer, in part, responsible for design, procurement & start of build of the WAAS navigation payload on the Anik F1R telecommunications satellite.
Payload Systems Engineer – Galileo/GSTB
Astrium Ltd., Nov 2000- 2003
Payload systems engineer in the Galileo and Galileo System Test Bed teams including 6 months secondment to telecoms payload team.
PERSONAL ACHIEVEMENTS AND INTERESTS
Keen traveler and adventurer, including recently an expedition to Kilimanjaro, trips to India, China, Syria and Africa. Beginner surfer.
As a student, a recreational microlight co-pilot.
Enjoy hiking, and occasionally paragliding, in the Alps, and in more relaxed times an avid reader, and music fan.
Available on request
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