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     Date Submitted:01-10-2012
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    Aeronautical Engineer / Project Manager

     

    Seasoned engineering professional offering over 9 years of experience in the areas of project management, technical direction, quality assurance and team management. Doctorate in Material Engineering with an aeronautical engineering degree offering unique insights towards integrating research, specification, design and development to suit advance technologies and custom requirements. Lecturer and a scientific tutor; credited with a number of research publications, developing innovative solutions for increasing product reliability while improving productivity. Significant exposure in working in multicultural environments and dealing with diverse nationalities including European, American and Asian. Ability to manage multiple projects while generating synergic advantages with minimum budget and turnaround times, contributing to process improvements and strategic planning.

     


    CORE COMPETENCIES

     

    Pre- and Post-Project Planning and Control ▪ Method Study ▪Design and Development ▪Quality Assurance and Control (QA&C) ▪Personnel Planning ▪ Schedule Adherence ▪Team Management ▪Budget Management ▪Interdepartmental Coordination ▪ Design Management

     

    KEY SKILLS

     

    • Design Methodologies– Adept in researching and developing design specifications using CAD applications. Formulating conceptual design while coordinating activities of engineering or technical personnel involved in designing, fabricating, modifying or testing of aircraft/aerospace products. Promptly resolving issues arising during design, development and testing processes.

     

    • Project Delivery– Analysing project requests and proposals, as well as engineering data to determine feasibility, cost and production time of aerospace/aeronautical products. Directing projects while scheduling resources and staff and managing budgets. Working with teams, suppliers, clients and managers to agree on budgets, timescales and specifications.

     

    • Quality ImprovementsConducting comprehensive research to analyseeffective methods for improving material/product performance.Reviewing performance reports and documentation obtained from customers and field engineers while ensuring quality in work.

     

    • Technical DocumentationCollating information, interpreting data and publishing results of specific projects in technical reports. Documenting paperwork for approved data (drawings, technical instructions, assessments and calculations) and writing technical reports such as handbooks and bulletins for engineering staff, management and customers.

     

    • Interpersonal and Communication Skills– Excellent communicator conversant in English, Italian and French and a top negotiator with an ability to work under pressure in fast-paced, time-sensitive environments. Proven ability to effectively interact with people of diverse nationalities; comfortable working in a multicultural setting.

     

    KEY ACHIEVEMENTS ACROSS CAREER SPAN

     

    • Conducted CMS experiment at CERN laboratory (Geneva, Switzerland), which is the largest particle physics laboratory world-wide. Successfully planned cable routing, coordinated with the cabling teams from several emerging countries such as Bulgaria, Russia, China, Pakistan and India while ensuring availability of necessary cables on time.  Ensured the provisioning of necessary documentation for the cabling teams to ascertain laying cables on the detector and quality control daily. To put these activities in perspective, subdivided Barrel Muon detector in five wheels, each requiring more than 1800 cables of 16 different types with a cable layout differing from wheel to wheel.

     

    * Please refer to the attached appendix for scientific activities

     

    CAREER HISTORY

     

    Higher Education Teaching Professional (Teacher in Aero Technical Fields)

    Dec 2010 – Jun 2012

    ITAer De Pinedo, Italy

    • Taught undergraduate or postgraduate students in compliance with curriculum designed by the department.
    • Developed comprehensive subject plans and policies as well as undertook general administration tasks.
    • Monitored, assessed and graded student work, as well as maintained accurate records of student progress.
    • Contributed to the development and implementation of innovative teaching methods.

     

    Project Manager

    Dec 2008 – Dec 2009

    Cibred Sud S.r.l., Italy

    • Responsible for mechanical design of pressurised waveguide devices for civil (telecommunications equipment and transport) and military use (terrestrial, marine and airborne) in accordance with MIL-STD.
    • Developed mechanical design for uninterruptible power supplies for military use.
    • Responsible for managing contracts and MTBF ratings for the product range.        
    • Developed and industrialised new products in close coordination with production management departments.         
    • Managed and prepared documentation ensuring design quality.
    • Responsible for management and improvement of existing products in terms of improving performance and reducing production costs.

     

    Opto Mechanical Designer

    Jun 2007 – Apr 2008 and Dec 2005 – Apr 2006

    Teknoconsulting, Italy

    • Successfully spearheaded the following design assignments:
    • Design of a sensory network for monitoring structural of a small vessel carrying passengers.
    • Design and construction of a dynamic weighing prototype using optical strain gauge sensors.
    • Design and implementation of an optical sensory network for structural monitoring of a dam.
    • Design and implementation of a sensory network for structural monitoring of a bridge.

     

    Project Associate

    Apr 2006 – Jun 2007

    CERN, Switzerland

    • Conducted Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiments.
    • Ensured cabling quality control.
    • Coordinated multi-ethnic Russian, Chinese and Bulgarian engineering teams.
    • Responsible for managing technical documentation, material requirements and shift allocation.
    • Managed website for state vision of work and document download.

     

     

    Researcher

    Jan 2003 – Dec 2007

    Fermilab, US

    • Responsible for design and construction of optomechanical frames in CFRP using fibre optical sensors (FBG).
    • Conducted research through BTeV experiments for effective application of FBG sensors.

     

    Scientific Tutor in Fibre Optics Monitoring System Project

    Oct 2005 – Oct 2006

    Filas, Italy

    • Performed independent research while acting as principal investigator and project leader.
    • Adopted numerous teaching methodologies involving lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical laboratory demonstrations and field work to facilitate comprehensive understanding of important concepts.

     

    Designer

    Jan 2004 – Dec 2005

    Data Monitoring and Survey, S.r.l.

    • Designed a system of a network for 105 FBG sensors, which were to be installed permanently for monitoring deformations of noise barriers on high-speed Rome-Naples line (TAV line).

     

    Researcher

    Nov 2002 – Oct 2003

    University of Rome La Sapienza

     

    • Conducted modal analysis and structural monitoring of CFRP components.
    • Liaised and collaborated with several national and international institutions to coordinate diverse inputs from experts.
    • Disseminated concepts and complex ideas to a wide variety of audiences using appropriate media and methods to promote understanding.

     

    Engineer

    Jul 2002 –  Dec 2002

    FBG Engineering, S.r.l.

     

    • Successfully designed a system of 30 FBG sensors to be installed permanently on the bridge of the river Po of motorway A21.

     

    EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

     

    PhD in Material Engineering

    Oct 2003 – Mar 2007

    Development of Applications of FBG Sensors in Composite Materials and Metal

    La Sapienza University, Italy

     

     

    Degree in Engineering (Aeronautics)

    Oct 1992 – Dec 2002

    Numeric Experimental Analysis and Monitoring of Aerospace Structures using Fibre Optics Sensors

    La Sapienza University, Italy

     

     

    COMPUTER SKILLS

     

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Internet-specific applications and industry applications involving AutoCAD 2D and 3D, SolidWork, Ansys workbench, Catia V5,LabView, HTML and Latex.

     

    PERSONAL INFORMATION

     

    Date of Birth: 4th Jun, 1972

    Nationality: Italian

    Marital Status:Single

    Driving Licence: European / International

    References available on request


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