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     Date Submitted:29-08-2012
     Last Modified:02-06-2015 (11:00)
    Job information
     Current job:Spacecraft Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSystems engineering, satellite build support, launch contract support, ground systems - GMV and KISI and Epoch to FocusGEO interface knowledge, stakeholder liaison, risk management, program scheduling and planning, project management, team work, creative


    To be a leading engineer/scientist in the space industry.


    2011-2012      Master of Science in Astronautics and  Space Engineering, Cranfield University, UK

                             Thesis on the “Feasibility Study of the MODUS Platform” – a small multipurpose spacecraft

                              Baseline systems engineer for Group Design Project for a Sub L1 Space Weather Warning System

    2004-2008      Completed combined Bachelor of Engineering (Aerospace)/Bachelor of Science (Astrophysics) Degrees at the University of New South Wales, Australia

                               Achieved First Class Honours in Aerospace Engineering

                              Final Year Thesis on “The Investigation of a Design for a Micro Aerial Vehicle (MAV) for Mars”

    1990 – 2003    St. Michael's Collegiate School, Hobart, Australia (Kindergarten to Year 12)
                              Tas (TER):105.4 (UAI equivalent: 98.25)


    Apr 2013 – Present        Spacecraft Systems Engineer, NewSat Ltd, Melbourne

              Systems engineering activities primarily for the Jabiru-1 spacecraft program

               ·         Working with a small team Australia-wide to ensure the Jabiru-1 Lockheed Martin (LM) A2100 spacecraft meets NewSat’s needs;
               ·         Support of Jabiru-1 program post-PDR through AI&T, satellite technical documentation assessment, liaison with resident engineering team (on-site at LM) and ensuring satellite design meets contracted specifications and all deliverables met per Statement of Work;
             ·         Program and technical lead for GMV ground systems FDS contract;
             ·         Involvement in KISI ground system RTS (and FDS) multi-site project;
             ·         Interface development management between GMV and KISI for the Epoch to FocusGEO systems (the A2100 has not previously been used the GMV system for RTS or FDS operations);
              ·         Participation in and review of all launch activities/documentation for Jabiru-1, one of LM’s largest A2100s, with Arianespace;
              ·         Liaison with MEASAT (operator and Ku-payload lessor) in regards to ground systems contracts, satellite build, in orbit test and satellite operation to ensure the overall system design meets both the owner and operators’ needs given the contract and product constraints;
               ·         RFP generation and proposal evaluation for various program aspects including carrier monitoring, antennas and capacity management systems;
              ·         Assessment of contractual documentation for various project aspects including overseas hosted gateway, ground system antenna contracts, ground system FDS and RTS contracts and carrier monitoring systems;
               ·         Other project work including proposal development for the RAPID project and evaluation of various hosted payload opportunities for future Jabiru satellites.
                  ·         Successful Epoch to FocusGEO interface testing for the Jabiru-1 satellite (as shown in pre-factory acceptance level tests);
                  ·         Participation in various Jabiru-1 meetings including CDR, Quarterly Management Reviews, Arianespace’s Mission Analysis Kick Off and RAMP.

    Nov 2012 – Apr 13         Aerospace Engineer, Aerospace Concepts, Canberra

                    Team Leader for two space projects – a skills audit of the Australian space sector and development of the Space Industry Capability Database
                      ·         Management of a small team, liaising with stakeholders, survey design and distribution and report writing.


    Feb 2011 – Sep 11        Structures Engineer, Qantas Engineering, Melbourne

                Structural Engineering activities for Boeing 737 aircraft


                 ·         Line and heavy maintenance repair assessment and design, including liaison with Boeing through Service Requests;
                  ·         Assessment of technical documentation (Service Literature, Regulatory and existing Qantas documentation) for 737 aircraft;
                 ·         Creation of technical documents adhering to Qantas policy and procedures, including those for new 737-800 pre-service modifications;
                 ·         Reliability investigations for various 737 structural components, involving liaison between different engineering departments to determine causes for particular recurring defects and Service Difficulty Reports;
                  ·         737 flap track replacement and modification project that involved liaison with various vendors and Qantas departments to ensure flap tracks were replaced at the next available maintenance opportunity;
                  ·         External vendor repair assessment for 737 structural components - corresponding coherently and professionally with various repair and overhaul facilities to effectively secure a mutually beneficial outcome.
                    ·         Received a Qantas eXcel Recognition Program Service Award – This award recognises and rewards staff who perform consistently and have excelled in an aspect of their work in the area of service.


    Feb 2009 – Jan 11         Graduate Engineer, Qantas Engineering, Melbourne                               

                      Rotations in Avionics, Structures, Power Plants and Maintenance Systems Engineering – Undertaken a variety of activities relating to Boeing 737s   

                  ·         Line and Heavy Maintenance support for 737 aircraft for avionics, structural and power plants components;
                  ·         Practical project investigating the degradation of leading edge proximity sensors, including design of a rig, testing of failed sensors and analysis of results in conjunction with the vendor;
                ·         Reliability investigations for avionics, CFM56 engine and structural components and Service Difficulty Reports;
                ·         Introduction to flap track replacement and modification project;
                ·         Assessment of various 737 technical documents and updating maintenance systems documentation;
               ·         Creation of technical reports, including overhaul and repair documentation for external repair vendors and reliability reports for CFM56 engines;
               ·         Attendance at periodic 737 airline reliability meetings;
              ·         737-800 Jetconnect Delivery Project – management and creation of technical documentation for pre-service modifications, liaison between various 737 engineering departments, external CAANZ approval company and Qantas representative at Boeing;
               ·         Co-management the External Damage Assessment Record (EDAR) project, involving all fleets (737, 767, 747 and A330 aircraft) and various departments throughout different sites at Qantas.  This project involved also involved thorough knowledge of regulatory and Qantas policy and procedural documentation and change management processes.

                  ·         Design and manufacture of on-wing testing equipment for proximity sensors during avionics rotation;
                  ·         Successful delivery of all new 737-800 Jetconnect aircraft;
                  ·         Successful implementation of the new EDAR and technical log, policy and procedures with the introduction of new maintenance software

    Nov 2007 – Feb 08        Work Experience Student, Thales Australia Ltd, Garden Island, Sydney

                  Visual database/simulation related activities

                  Design and Manufacture project

    Nov 2006 – Feb 07        Work Experience Student, GKN Aerospace Engineering Services, Redfern, Sydney

                  Stress analysis related activities; used Patran, Nastran and Catia V5

                  Software testing with the Research and Development team.


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