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     Date Submitted:08-08-2012
     Last Modified:06-04-2016 (06:41)
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     Current job:Space Product Assurance Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsI have several years of professional experience within the Space sector, holding different roles (design engineer, AIV engineer and Product Assurance engineer) at the most recognised companies and institutions such as Airbus Defence & Space and European S
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    Date of Birth: 5th June 1981

    Nationality: Spanish

     

    Work Experience

    AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE

     

    Space Product Assurance Manager                       Oct 2015 – present (Madrid, Spain)

        PA Manager within the Space Equipment Division of Airbus DS (former CRISA). Projects assigned:

    -        MEDA Instrument, Mars2020 (NASA mission)– PA Manager at Instrument level.  

    Management of 6 subcontractors for all PA related issues. Quality Management System assessor of MEDA sub-contractors. Knowledge of Planetary Protection rules. Direct reporting to JPL PA Manager.

    -        Sentinel-3 C/D SLSTR-CPE & CDE (ESA Mission)– PA Manager at Space Equipment level

    ·    Main interface between Customer and subcontractors for all PA related issues.

    ·    Review and approval of subcontractors plans, specifications, ICDs, material/process/parts lists, etc.

    ·    Knowledge of Configuration Management and changes tracking.

    ·    Responsible for the implementation of the PA Plan across the projects on all their phases.

    ·    Familiarized with activities related to ASIC/FPGA PA and SW PA.

    ·    Very good knowledge of ECSS-Q Standards.

    ·    Coordination of specialists to support project tasks: QA, RAMS, M&P, EEE, SW, Radiation.

    ·    Participation in EQSR of Space Equipment.

    ·    NCR/RFW/RFD/RFA Management.

    ·    Chaired NRBs. Management of non-conformance until their closure including corrective actions.

    ·    Chaired TRRs, TRBs and SW PDR.

    AIRBUS GROUP

    Project Leader                                                          Oct 2014 – Sep 2015(Madrid, Spain)

    Led feasibilities studies of RFID Technology and Augmented Reality Solutions in Airbus Shopfloors (transnational). Project Controller within ICT Shopfloor section (transnational responsibility).

    AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE   

                         

     

    Principal Space Product Assurance Manager          Feb 2013 – Sep 2014 (Stevenage, UK)

      PA manager in the division of Earth Observation, Navigation and Science Programmes. Projects assigned:

    -        Bepi Colombo (ESA mission)– PA Manager of MPO & MTM (sub-prime level).  

    -        CSO (CNES Project)– PA Manager of CSO Mechanical & Propulsion Platform (sub-prime level)

    -        Biomass (ESA mission)– PA Manager during Phase A (Primer level)

     

    ·    Responsible for the management of all PA aspects within the projects and for coordinating the specialists to support projects tasks: Material&Processes, EEE, QA, RAMS & FMECA, SW.

    ·    Main interface between Customer and suppliers for all PA related issues.

    ·    Controlled and monitored NCRs. Used Pandora (Airbus DS tool) and NCTS (ESA tool)

    ·    Chaired NRBs for both in-house NCRs and suppliers NCRs.

    ·    Controlled and monitored RFDs/RFWs.

    ·    Maintenance of the Projects Product Assurance Database. Monthly reporting to HO Quality Department in Airbus DS UK.

    ·    Chaired MRRs, TRRs, TRBs, Qualification Reviews, Shipment Reviews, DRBs.

    ·    Experience using Prisma (ESA Tool) for RIDs/Actions tracking.

    ·    Performed inspections for in-house hardware and at suppliers sites.

    ·    Assessed effect of alerts – experience using Awantis (Airbus DS tool).

    ·    Supported transfer of Lessons Learnt within projects – experience using CELL (Airbus DS tool).

    ·    Monitored AIT campaigns. Re-located to Intespace (Toulouse) for CSO test campaign.

    AIRBUS DEFENCE & SPACE               

    Space Product Assurance Manager                            Jun 2011 – Feb 2013 (Madrid, Spain)

      PA manager of ESA programmes, at instrument level. Projects assigned:

    -        GAIA Phased Array Antenna

    -        Sentinel-3 Microwave Radiometer

    -        MetOP-SG Ice Cloud Imager.

    ·    Responsible for PA activities in the areas of design, manufacturing, AIT and final delivery.

    ·    Main interface to customer and sub-contractors concerning product assurance aspects.

    ·    Performed numerous Inspections of flight hardware: electronic equipment, RF circuits, antenna, cables, etc.

    ·    Responsible for control and resolution of NCRs. Experienced using NCTS (ESA NCR tool) and MAIS (ESA Action Tracking Tool).

    ·    Responsible for RFDs/RFWs/RFAs.

    ·    Chaired NRBs and DRBs. Participated in TRRs and TRBs.

    ·    Responsible for maintaining DML, DPL, DMPL – experience using DMPL ESA tool.

    ·    Monitored daily AIT campaign of Gaia Phased Array Antenna. Witnessed several tests.

    ·    Prepared projects EIDPs and all PA relevant documentation (PA Plan, QSL, CIL, Logbook, DCL…).

    ·    Knowledge of ECSS-Q standards.

    ·    PA Manager on proposal for phase A of MetOP-SG Ice Cloud Imager space instrument.

    INTA

     

     

     

    AIV Engineer – ExoMars Mission                              Jun 2010 – May 2011(Madrid, Spain)

    ·    AIV Engineer for the development of space instrument Raman Spectrometer, ExoMars Payload.

    ·    Worked on the AIV campaign of the Raman Spectrometer Breadboard.

    ·    Collaborated with the System Engineers in the design of the Raman Spectrometer by providing inputs resulting from the AIV campaign.

    ·    Created AIV Plan. Developed and executed test procedures.

    ·    Experienced with operation of optical instrumentation (Spectrometer, laser, optical arm).

    ·    Supported the characterization of Focal Plane Assembly (CCD).

    ·    Studied needs for future development of Instrument Operation Software.

    ·    Learned Raman spectroscopy technique.

    ·    Designed electrical harness drawings.

    ·    Operated vacuum pumps and cooling system.

    ·    Chaired TRRs and TRBs. Responsible for NCRs management.

    ·    Supported the coordination of the European consortium of Raman/ExoMars.

    ESA / ESTEC

     

     

     

     

    Young Graduate Trainee - ExoMars Mission Jun 2008 – May 2010 (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

    ·    Held a System Engineer position at the Payload & AIV team.

    ·    Designed digital sun sensor prototype: multi-core system on chip in the frame of SpaceWire standard.

    ·    Experience on standard ECSS-E-50-12A (SpaceWire).

    ·    Design, analysis and verification of FPGA.

    ·    Experience in software development using VHDL language.

    ·    Software used: ModelSim, Synplify Pro, ISE Project Navigator of Xilinx, Xilinx Core Generator.

    ·    Experience on Low Cost low Mass Star tracker device (LCMS).

    ·    Developed a Payload Operations Simulation Tool for mission analysis of ExoMars Payload.

    ·    Worked with different experts to integrate all the required inputs in the tool (figures of solar energy on Mars, instruments data production, instrument energy consumption).

    ·    Software used: Visual Basic, Matlab.

    ·    Managed project actions tracking system.

    INTA

     

    AIV Engineer –JWST Mission                                   Sep 2007 – May 2008 (Madrid, Spain)

    ·    AIV Engineer for MIRI Telescope Simulator Project - OGSE of JWST (ESA-NASA joint programme).

    ·    Collaborated in the mechanical, electrical and optical integration of MIRI-MTS, in clean room conditions.

    ·    Developed test procedures and AIV plans.

    ·    Processed and analysed test data.

    ·    Operated, mounted and dismounted cryostat.

    ·    Supported work related to optical alignment of instrumentation of MIRI-MTS.

    ·    Assisted vibration and thermal tests.

    ·    Collaborated in development of Command & Telemetry acquisition software (Labview).

    INDRA

    Test Engineer                                                             Dec 2006 – Aug 2007 (Madrid, Spain)

    ·    Performed functional tests of IFF military equipment (transponders). Documented test plans and test procedures.

    ·    Performed functional tests of equipment during EMC tests (work in radiation facilities).

    Education and training

    Sep 1999 - Mar 2007

    Master’s Degree in Telecommunications Engineering. Communication Systems major.

    University of Alcala (Madrid).

     

    Master’s Thesis (Award of Distinction): Research on radioelectric emissions in Alcala de Henares. Measures in first and second phase.

     

    Programming languages: C, Visual Basic, VHDL, Matlab, LabView.

    SW Tools: ModelSim, Xilinx Project Navigator (ISE), Synplify Pro, Simulink, Codewarrior,Pspice, RadioMobile, MapInfo.

    June – July 2015

    Climate Monitoring from Space – European Space Agency online course (certificate available)

    2011 - 2014

     

    July 2010

    Airbus DS Courses: Introduction to ASIC&FPGA, Structural Analysis, Space Components Quality Management, Satellites Thermal Control, Quality Systems

    Seminar “Mars and its enigmas”.

    July 2005

    Course on Sound Broadcasting Engineering at NEWI (North East Wales Institute).

    Languages

    Spanish

    Native

    English

    Bilingual Proficiency

    German

    B1.3 (Goethe Institut - Level B ongoing)



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