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     Date Submitted:28-12-2012
     Last Modified:29-12-2012 (10:28)
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     Current job:Senior Propulsion Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:
     KeywordsLiquid propellant handling, Firing Officer, 34 years experience, manufacture and test documentation for propulsion system build
    CV

    DOB: 22 May 1956

    Marital status: Single

    Driving Licence: Full, clean

    Education:

    Bletchley Grammar School – 7 “O” levels

    Milton Keynes College of FE – HND in Mechanical and Production Engineering

    Employment:

    Ordnance Survey -1975-1977

    Surveyors Assistant, large scale mapping of Milton Keynes - Left job due to downsizing and no opportunities for Surveyor courses.

    Miller Buckley Construction - 1977

    Surveyors Assistant, plotting the correct course of underground sewerage systems. Resigned to take position at Westcott.

    Rocket Motor Establishment (formerly Royal Ordnance now AMPAC Isp Ltd), Westcott, Aylesbury, Bucks – 1978-2001

    Final grade was Senior Scientific Officer equivalent. Firing Officer on test sites responsible and actively involved in all aspects of liquid and solid rocket motor development, qualification and testing, for Defense and civil space applications.

    Specific duties included; writing test and safety procedures, setting and organising tasks for on-site support personnel, training Astrium personnel in the safe handling and use of rocket propellants for spacecraft loading, design of test site high pressure gas and propellant delivery systems, liaising with external customers to develop and conduct their test programs

    9 year period spent working at Boeing high altitude test facility in WA State, USA to develop, qualify and acceptance test spacecraft rocket engines. Joint venture between Boeing and Royal Ordnance. Responsible for all test and safety procedures, test activities and organising Boeing technicians in support of our test programs. Produced requirements for engine clean room, built by Boeing, and liaised with Boeing HSE and environmental personnel to ensure the safe conduct of personnel during testing

    Astrium Ltd, Portsmouth, Hants – 2001-2003

    Senior Propulsion Engineer. Validation Manager for the Eurostar 3000 telecom satellite Electric propulsion system. Produced validation documentation and test procedures for 2 customers and was actively involved in all aspects of testing in spacecraft clean rooms. Left due to company decision to re-locate Electric Propulsion Dept. to Toulouse.

    Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd, Guildford, Surrey – 2004-present

     Senior Propulsion Engineer. Work Package Manager for Propulsion Systems on Earth Observation spacecraft. Cradle to grave involvement including initial design studies, generating cost packs, schedules, specifications, hardware development and qualification, procurement, manufacture, test, launch site and in orbit data analysis. Responsible for producing all manufacturing, test, cleanliness and system verification, safety and launch site documentation. Extensive clean room experience.

    Other skills: PC literate in MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Visio, MS Project

    Hobbies/Interests: Long distance walking/trekking, camping, skiing, gardening, travel, playing music

    Publications:

    The Development of a novel Green propulsion system using Water; Author and presenter at European Propulsion Conference, Bordeaux, June, 2012

    The Development and Qualification of the Eurostar 300 Electric Propulsion System: Author for AIAA Propulsion Conference, San Diego, May 2003

    Method for determining the Helium saturation levels in Hydrazine and Nitrogen Tetroxide: Co-author for AIAA Propulsion Conference, Colorado, 1998

    Referees:

    Dr Howard Gray, Chief Architect for Electric Propulsion on Bepi-Columbo inter-planetary spacecraft. Astrium, Portsmouth

    Dr Ian Coxhill, Chief Engineer, MOOG ISP Ltd, Westcott, Aylesbury, Bucks HP20, 

    Dr Mark Ford, Head of Propulsion, ESA-ESTEC, Netherlands


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