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     Date Submitted:28-12-2012
     Last Modified:02-01-2013 (02:33)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Aerospace Project Manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSenior Aerospace Project & Program Manager, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Product Assurance Manager, Product Assurance and Safety Engineer

    Personal information




    Date of birth

    02 December 1960





    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Senior Project & Program Manager, Senior Aerospace Engineer, Product Assurance Manager, Product Assurance and Safety Engineer



    Work experience





    1 Jul 10 →

    Occupation or position held

    Senior Aerospace Project Manager

    Main activities and responsibilities

    At today I am in charge, as Project Manager, of COSMO-SkyMed satellite constellation in orbit operations. COSMO-SkyMed is the operational Italian dual use radar Earth observation satellite constellation of four satellites in LEO orbit.

    Name and address of employer

    Italian Space Agency (ASI)

    Type of business or sector

    Space Italian projects, Project Management, Quality Assurance, Earth Observation, ECSS standards, ISO 9001




    16 Mar 06 - 1 Mar 10

    Occupation or position held

    Head of Quality Assurance Office

    Main activities and responsibilities

    The role implied management of ASI policy and human resources assigned to the Department with the objective to support the ASI space programmes in implementing the relevant and applicable product assurance standards both at national level (ISO 9001:2008) and international level (ECSS, AQAP, MIL, NASA, etc.). He has also been in charge of several duties concerning PA management for several programmes (COSMO-SkyMed, AGILE, SIASGE, EXOMARS, ATHENA FIDUS, SABRINA, and others).

    Name and address of employer

    Italian Space Agency (ASI)

    Type of business or sector

    Space Italian projects, ECSS standards, Product Assurance Management, ISO 9001




    15 Apr 87 - 15 Mar 06

    Occupation or position held

    Project Manager, Program Manager, Quality Assurance Officer, System Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    My work over the past several years has built on diverse expertise in Earth Observation systems, in satellite control centers, receiving ground station, satellite telecommunication and product assurance. I served as program & project manager for several years. I served also as senior quality engineer for several years.

    Name and address of employer

    Telespazio S.p.A.

    Rome (Italy)

    Type of business or sector

    Satellite Telecommunications, Ground Control Centres, Earth Observation, Remote Sensing, Quality Assurance



    Education and training





    20 Oct 11

    Title of qualification awarded

    PhD - Post lauream Degree in Astronautical Engineering (110/110)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Astrodynamics, Space Environment, Space Navigation GNC, Space Debris, Mission Analysis, Aerospace Systems Design & Operations, Aerospace Remote Sensing, Launch Veichle Dynamics, Orbit & Attitude Detemination and Control

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università degli Studi di Roma 'Sapienza' (School of Aerospace Engineering)

    Rome (Italy)

    Level in national or international classification

    PhD - Post lauream Degree




    1 Nov 79 - 15 Mar 86

    Title of qualification awarded

    Degree 'cum laude' in Aeronautical Engineering (5 years)

    Principal subjects / occupational skills covered

    Aerospace Structures and Materials, Composite Materials

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Università degli Studi di Roma 'La Sapienza' (Aeronautical Engineering Faculty)

    Rome (Italy)

    Level in national or international classification




    Personal skills and competences




    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)

    English (fluent C2)



    Social skills and competences

    Extensive experience in aerospace industry (19 years) and in the Italian Space Agency (7 years): My work over the past several years has built on diverse expertise in Earth Observation systems, in satellite control centers, receiving ground station, satellite telecommunication and product assurance. I served as program & project manager and as product assurance manager for several years.



    Organisational skills and competences

    I am an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, results-driven manager who continuously demonstrates a high level of commitment and business acumen. I am also a strong team leader who will exert every effort to ensure that the goals of the team are met. I am quick to adapt to new environments and research techniques and technologies.



    Technical skills and competences

    Program Management (Expert, 16 years experience)

    Aerospace (Expert, 20+ years experience)

    Satellite Systems (Expert, 20+ years experience)

    Earth Observation (Expert, 20+ years experience)

    Satellite Communications (Expert, 15 years experience)

    Software Engineering (Advanced, 15 years experience)

    Quality Management (Expert, 15 years experience)

    Quality Assurance (Expert, 15 years experience)

    Software Quality Assurance (Expert, 15 years experience)

    Systems Engineering (Expert, 20+ years experience)

    Team Leadership (Advanced, 16 years experience)



    Computer skills and competences

    I use Windows XP PC and Office tools (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Project, Access). Good knowledge of TCP/IP protocol and internetworkinng technology. FORTRAN language.



    Other skills and competences

    Senior Project & Program Manager in Aerospace Engineering, Product Assurance Senior Manager, Auditor, ECSS Specialist, ISO 9001 Quality System Specialist, Senior System Engineer; Bruno Rossi Prize 2012 for AGILE mission



    Driving licence(s)

    A, B



    Additional information

    - Award of 'Bruno Rossi AAS 2012 Prize' as AGILE satellite mission team member

    - 21 scientific and technical publications at international aerospace conference & workshop

    - September 1994: Plenary Session Chairman, at the First International Airborne Remote Sensing Conference and Exhibition, Strasburg, France

    - October 2010: Plenary Session Chairman, at the TRISMAC 2010 Conference, NASA-ESA-JAXA Trilateral Conference on Mission Assurance and Safety, Cleveland, Ohio, USA

    - September 2012: Member of Program Committee at the TRISMAC 2012 Conference, NASA-ESA-JAXA Trilateral Conference on Mission Assurance and Safety, Tokyo, JAPAN

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