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     Date Submitted:29-05-2012
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    Job information
     Current job:Senior Space Environment Engineer (Radiation and Thermal)
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsAstrophysics, spacecraft systems, Analysis, mathematics, physics, radiation, thermal, charging, nuclear hardening, mathematics
    CV

    SUMMARY

    Graduating with a first class master’s degree in Physics and the Universe in 2006 I began a 2 year graduate scheme at EADS Astrium Satellites as a radiation and nuclear hardening engineer. On completion I continued to work in this role, becoming a senior engineer. I moved to Surrey Satellites as a Senior Space Environment Engineer in 2010. I am currently applying for CPhys status and I am a member of the Institute of Physics. I am an extremely knowledgeable and experienced physicist and an expert in the fields of radiation and thermal analysis/modelling. I hold NATO level military clearance.

    EDUCATION

    The University of Reading (2002 – 2006)

    MPhys – Physics and the Universe

    1st Class (honours)

     

    Chichester College of Arts, Science and Technology (2000 – 2002)

    A-levels: Mathematics (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (B) AS-level: Computing (B)

    SKILLS

    • Analysis of large, complex and dynamic data sets
    • Problem solving
    • Radiation and nuclear effects
    • Managing and mentoring
    • Multidisciplinary physics knowledge
    • Financial and schedule control
    • VBA and Fortran
    • Clear communication/presentations
    • Highly numerate
    • Effective and efficient planning

    RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Senior Space Environment Engineer - November 2010 to Present

    (Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd)

    • Radiation and thermal protection of satellites and spacecraft
    • Extensive EEE parts knowledge - commercial and space qualified
    • Complex analysis and reviews for critical large scale European Space Agency missions (such as Galileo - European Navigation Network) with responsibility for budget, quality and schedule
    • Regularly lead highly technical customer and sub-contractor meetings throughout Europe
    • Detailed thermodynamic analysis using Thermica, ESATAN, Sinda-G, Fastrad, SPENVIS and OMERE (mixture of code based and CAD based software). Highly adaptable to new software
    • Devising thermal control sub-systems to ensure the thermal stability of materials, components, optics and modules on spacecraft are met throughout mission lifetimes
    • Supporting thermal tests and developing test equipment
    • Carrying out radiation tests using Cobalt60, Heavy Ion and Proton sources
    • Atomic oxygen degradation analysis of materials
    • Spacecraft charging analysis
    • A global knowledge of LEO and GEO satellite systems including mechanical design, systems engineering and
    • Project schedule and financial management
    • Mentoring/leading junior engineers, University students and customer engineers

    Radiation and Nuclear Hardening Engineer - October 2007 to November 2010

    (EADS Astrium)

    • Ensuring all electrical components and materials used within satellite equipments and payloads were protected against the radiation environment of space, such as total ionising dose, displacement damage, single event effects and electrostatic discharge
    • Creation of detailed 3D models and environmental simulations used to carry out ray-tracing, Monte Carlo and reverse Monte Carlo simulations
    • Preparation of detailed and comprehensive reports to summarise analysis results and conclusions
    • Detailed knowledge of the physical mechanisms of radiation effects
    • Critical reviews of supplier analyses and documentation
    • Meeting with suppliers and sub-contractors (located throughout Europe and the USA) to audit their internal processes and check confidential radiation test data
    • Presentations to summarise the radiation profile of satellites to both internal and external customers
    • Worked on commercial, scientific and classified military projects

     

     

    INTERESTS

     

    Astronomy

    Pub quizzes

    Swimming

    Playing football

    Playing squash

     

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