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    Personal information
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     Date Submitted:12-09-2012
     Last Modified:12-09-2012 (10:03)
    Job information
     Current job:VEGA Ground Segment Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsproject management, system engineer, launch system, ground segment, aerospace, launch vehicle, satellite
    CV

    Personal information

     

    Nationality

     

    Italian

     

    Date of birth

     

    27/03/1976

     

    Work experience

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

     Oct 2007 - present

    Name and address of employer

     

    European Space Agency (ESA) – ESRIN Establishment located in Frascati (Rome)

    Type of business or sector

     

    International Organization operating on Space related projects

    Occupation or position held

     

    VEGA Launch System Ground Segment Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    As D`Appolonia contractor, employed in ESA-ESRIN site  for the VEGA program, contributing in

    ·         monitoring the  Prime’s  schedule, verifying the overall documentation (DDL) and configuration of the GS involved product (CIDL)  up to final s/s Qualification and Acceptance Tests at Industrial level;

    ·         consolidation and improvement of activities to be performed in Europe and in French Guiana from systems acceptance and storage/transportation up to integration and testing on site (Kourou) as far as all mechanical infrastructures of the VEGA Ground Segment are concerned, including part of the mechanical Ground Support equipment for the VEGA stages (e.g.: PAC stand, PAC trailer adapter and PAC and PLA scaffoldings for the A5 stage integration and transportation)

    ·         monitoring the  list of RFD/RFW/NCR and list of changes, providing relevant assessment, participating in relevant MRB/SRB and PCRB/CCB meetings and interfacing with PA/S manager for the related aspects impacting infrastructures

    ·         participating in the Integrated/Combined test and Launch Campaign as Technical Conception Authority (16 missions accomplished so far to follow Kourou activities, from integration and site acceptance up to integrated test, combined test and finally up to launch campaign)

    ·         working in close relationship with industrial contractors so to pro-actively contribute in the advancement of the activities and in the main issues solving

    ·         identifying criticalities and risks as well as risk mitigation actions – particularly, by managing at system level the Master list of open actions that includes all open actions for the VEGA program, with priority level assigned depending on their criticality

    ·         supporting the Vega Launch System team for the definition and verification of external mechanical interfaces between LV and GS by participating in relevant interface meetings, writing of specific ECP affecting the interface specification SI 1/2 and providing assessment on changes presented by industrial contractors, both GS and LV

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

     Sep 2005 – Sep 2007

    Name and address of employer

     

    D`Appolonia S.p.A.– Rome office

    Type of business or sector

     

    Engineering Consulting Company (> 400 employees)

    Occupation or position held

     

    Responsible of the Rome branch of the Innovation & Research Division (5 people)

    Project Manager in the Innovation Department

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Project Coordinator of different European Research Projects (for EU Framework Programs FP5 – FP6 – FP7) with the following responsibilities:

    ·         to manage the proposal writing process, up to proposal presentation and to support the division manager in the negotiation process with EC

    ·         to ensure respect of schedule/costs/results commitments with EC and closely coordinate all contractual and review procedures with the EC

    ·         to handle administrative and financial procedures, encl. the Consortium Agreement, general assemblies, partnership changes, regular technical and financial reporting;

    Stimulating environment, having the possibility to be in contact with high tech research institutes and their most recent studies in strategic fields like renewable energy sources, intelligent building, new materials, nanotechnologies (also with space applications: e.g program nanospace, for nanotechnologies applied to space applications), safety, international regulations

     

     

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    May 2003 - Aug 2005 (Nov 2003 – Jun 2004: co-location co. EADS, Les Mureaux (Paris))

    Name and address of employer

     

    Avio S.p.A.– Colleferro establishment (Space Business Unit)

    Type of business or sector

     

    Aerospace Company (> 5.000 employees)

    Occupation or position held

     

    Mechanical, System and Product Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    co. Avio:

    ·         AIT engineer for the 4th stage (AVUM) (from Nov 2004 to Aug 2005)

    ·         responsible of acoustic and thermal activities as far as the development of the new European launcher VEGA is concerned. Involved as mechanical and system engineer in the design, development and later on the management of different mechanical and electro-mechanical systems and subsystems

    ·         As product engineer, responsible at all levels (management, design, development, manufacturing and testing) of the thermal protection of the VEGA launcher 4th stage. Ad interim, responsible of acoustic activities

    ·         Finally, collaborating in the Research & Development department in activities like bids preparation, national and international calls participation, technical and management proposal preparation

    co. EADS (8 months co-location):

    ·         as Avio consultant in the frame of the international cooperation program “Ariane 5 recovery”. Co-location in EADS facilities located in Les-Mureaux, near Paris. Responsible of a team of 5 engineers with the role of supporting EADS in the re-design and re-definition of the “design to cost” logic behind the development and management of the Ariane 5 program, revision needed after the catastrophic failure of the flight n° 517 – particularly, working on the general loads and dynamic loads logic for the Ariane 5 launcher

     

     

     

     

    Dates (from – to)

     

    Jun 2000 – Apr 2003

    Name and address of employer

     

    IMT S.r.l.- Rome office

    Type of business or sector

     

    Aerospace Consulting SME (< 30 employees)

    Occupation or position held

     

    Consultant(Mechanical, Thermo-Structural and System Engineer) for the main companies in space-related activities acting in Italy, like: Thales-Alenia, Contraves (now Rheinmetall), Carlo Gavazzi Space (now Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio))

    Also,

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    ·         Project manager of the NADIR (NAnosatellite for DIdactis and Research) (IMT srl, ITIS Galilei and Oerlikon Contraves Italia):development of a small satellite for scientific purposes

    ·         System engineer and project manager, involved in proposal preparation and then in development and coordination of activities for the design and development of mechanical and electro-mechanical equipment’s ((ASI: OBC (On Board Computer); HD-COTS (Hard Disk- Commercial Off The Shelf); ESA: Non intrusive telemetry acquisition); UE: program ACTIVE – (Accelerating Cross-Fertilisation and Transfer of VIVE approach ))

    ·         Thermo-structural engineer, collaborating at programs like: 

    o    RADARSAT2 (MDA – Alenia Spazio) for the design and development of the ATD system (Antenna Tie-Down),a  mechanical hold & release system for the deployment of the SAR antennas of the Canadian satellite RADARSAT-2.

    o    SPeS – (Pneumatic Structures for Space Applications) (ASI – Oerlikon Contraves Italia, IACSA and University La Sapienza) Development of “inflatable structures” for space modules

    o    ESA program “MultiGPS”

     

    Education and training

     

    1994-2000

     

     

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Università di Roma “La Sapienza”

    Aerospace Engineering Course

    • Principal subjects/occupational

    skills covered

     

    Aerospace Engineering degree, with specialisation in the space segment – space structures

    Thesis: “ Design and Analysis of the COMPAT (COts-based Micro PlATform) micro-satellite structure”

     

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering (Mark: 110/110 with first class honour)

     

     

     

    1994-2000

     

     

    • Name and type of organisation providing education and training

     

    Liceo Scientifico “C. Cavour” , Roma

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    School-leaving certificate(Mark: 60/60)

     

     

     

     

    Personal skills

    and competences

    Acquired in the course of life and career but not necessarily covered by formal certificates and diplomas.

     

     

    Mother tongue

     

     

    Italian

     

     

     

    Other languages

     

     

     

    English

    Reading skills

     

    FLUENT

    Writing skills

     

    FLUENT

    Verbal skills

     

    FLUENT

     

     

     

     

     

    French

    Reading skills

     

    FLUENT

    Writing skills

     

    Good

    Verbal skills

     

    Good

     

     

     

     

     

    Spanish

    Reading skills

     

    good

    Writing skills

     

    basic

    Verbal skills

     

    Basic

     

     

     

    Social and Organisational skills

    and competences

    .

     

    I have gained considerable experience working on important multinational and multidisciplinary projects, which also involved traveling to various countries including living in other country. This has enabled me to further develop my interpersonal skills. I enjoy my daily work with colleagues and partners from all over the world.

    Furthermore I have gained considerable experience in managing and coordinating high complexity projects, with budget up to  several Mє, involving several industrial partners and/or international agencies.

    Mostly, I like to be as proactive as possible, as I consider this aspect a key factor to achieve the best results in a team working on complex projects.

     

     

     

    Computer skills

    .

     

    SOFTWARE: MS OFFICE suite including WinProject, Math codes like MATLAB, FEM codes like NASTRAN, ANSYS, Pre-post graphic Processors like PATRAN, FEMAP, CAD like CATIA, AUTOCAD

    PROGRAMMING: FORTRAN, PASCAL, C++

    OPERATIVE SYSTEMS: wide experience on WINDOWS 98,2000,NT,XP, VISTA; UNIX, MS-DOS, LINUX, MAC iOS

     

     

     

    Artistic skills

    and competences

     

     

    I enjoy reading and interested in cinema and all kind of music. I play bass guitar in a group and I enjoy playing in underground Rome local scene. I play and teach tennis, and I enjoy skiing as well.

     

     

     

    Other skills

    and competences

    Competences not mentioned above.

     

    I enjoy travelling around the world and learning about different cultures and languages. Travelling for me is a real pleasure, since the organization and planning phase

    I enjoy photography as well, mostly landscapes, architectural buildings, nature

     

     

     

    Driving licence(s)

     

    International Driving License (Italian Ref. Code: B)

     

     

     

    Additional information

     

    Reference person in ESA:

     

    in Avio SpA:

     

    in Compagnia Generale per lo Spazio:

               

    in Vitrociset SpA:       

                  

    in Rheinmetall:

                            

    in IMT srl:                                  

    Dr. Tommaso Ghidini

    tommaso.ghidini(at)esa.int

    ing. Andrea Preve

    andrea.preve(at)aviogroup.com

    ing. Marcello Muscinelli

    mmuscinelli(at)cgspace.it

    ing Marco Giannetti  

    marco.giannetti(at)vitrociset.it

    ing. Barbara Catalini

    B.catalini(at)rheinmetall.it

    ing Massimo Perelli

    Massimo.perelli(at)imtsrl.it

     

     

     

     

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