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     Date Submitted:07-06-2012
     Last Modified:07-06-2012 (04:10)
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     Current job:Lead Thermal Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords--> Highly experienced with conducting tests, performing engineering calculations and writing technical documentations. --> Familiar with engineering methods, test planning, clients’ timelines and compliances. --> Strong knowledge of Finite Elements
    Ø Highly experienced with conducting tests, performing engineering calculations and writing technical documentations.
    Ø Familiar with engineering methods, test planning, clients’ timelines and compliances.
    Ø Strong knowledge of Finite Elements Analysis (FEA) and Finite Difference Analysis FDA)  / CAD experience.
    Ø Languages : French (native speaker) / English (TOEFL april 2012, 95 / 120) // First Aid Training (2010).
    AKKA,  Lead Thermal  Engineer  Toulouse and Cannes (France)  –  March 2012 - Present
    ØProject Manager on a scientific satellite program : Sub-contractor for THALES ALENIA SPACE
    • Interface with customers on the program / Participate as a presenter in technical and program reviews.
    • Ensure proper documentation of technical data is generated for the assigned project.
    Ø Thermal analysis on several mechanisms (Excel Tools) :
    Preliminary design and thermal analysis of a helicopter primary gearbox. (AKKA France)
    • Thermal analysis on sodium-cooled nuclear reactors .(CSTI)
    ØThermal vacuum tests on telecommunications satellites. (eight-hour shifts work) (EADS-ASTRIUM)
    ALTRAN, Aeronautical Engineer  Toulouse (France) –  August 2010 - August 2011
    Sub-contractor forAIRBUS.
    Ø In charge of thermal analysis on aircraft subsystems (A350 program). Used thermal software : IDEAS (aircraft design system)  and TMG (thermal analysis tool).
    PRA studies (Particular Risks Analysis) : Modeling and thermal analysis of different subsystems to estimate local risks on aircraft structures and surrounding equipment.
    ALTRAN, Aerospace Engineer  Toulouse (France)– Sept  2008 – August 2010
    Sub-contractor for EADS - ASTRIUM.
    Ø In charge of thermal analysis of observation and telecommunications satellites. Use of thermal software : THERMICA (spacecraft design system)  and ESATAN, ESA (European Space Agency) thermal analysis tool.
    Complete thermal study of a telecommunication satellite (definition of design and thermal analysis on several systems and subsystems from preliminary phase to launch phase).
    • Preliminary study of observation satellite (in partnership with ESA).
    Thermal vacuum tests on telecommunications and observation satellites. (eight-hour shifts work)
    ASSYSTEM, Aerospace Engineer   Toulouse and Cannes (France)- July 2006 – August 2008
    Sub-contractor for THALES ALENIA SPACE 
    Ø In charge of thermal analysis on multiple telecommunications satellite subsystems. Use of thermal software : THERMICA (spacecraft design system)  and ESATAN (ESA thermal analysis tool).
    • Preliminary design and thermal analysis of antenna subsystems
    Thermal control design improvement and validation
    Ø Modeling and thermal analysis of various telecommunications satellites. Use of THALES ALENIA SPACE thermal analysis tools (CORATHERM / CIGAL2).
    • Assisted with design, development and implementation of thermal control related to spacecraft systems and subsystems. Validated the design.
    Involved in thermal vacuum tests. Correlated computed analysis with the results gathered during tests.
    Ø 2003-2006 : Polytech’ Marseille, Graduated Engineer, Master in Mechanical and Power Engineering (Minor in Power Systems and Heat & Mass Transfer), Marseille (France). 
    Ø 2001-2003 :  Preparatory classes of major French Schools : Math-sup (PCSI) and Math-spé (PSI*) at Valbonne (France). 
    Ø 2000-2001 : Scientific Baccalauréat (Focused on Mathematics, Physics and Biology), High Schools in Cagnes sur Mer (France).
    Ø Windows, UNIX, LINUX, Pack Office
    Ø Programming languages: FORTRAN 77, Matlab (Math-sup study project)
    Ø CAD Software: CATIA V4, Solidworks (basic knowledge)
    Ø  Piano, Swimming , Volley Ball, Do-It-Yourself, Boat license (2006).

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