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     Date Submitted:02-03-2013
     Last Modified:03-03-2013 (05:10)
    Job information
     Current job:Young Graduate Trainee - System Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSystem Engineer, ISS Payloads,

    October 2012 – Present
    Space Engineering European Space Agency ESTEC – Keplerlaan, 12201 AZ Noordwijk, The Netherlands
    Young Graduate Trainee – System Engineer
    •System Engineer in the ISS Programme and Exploration Department (HSO Directorate)
    •Development of internal and external payloads for the International Space Station
    •System Engineering support to the Project Managers of ASIM, EML and ACES
    •Review the products (reports, plans, procedures) provided by the Industrial Contractors
    •Support the Project Managers for the conduct of project reviews
    •Perform thermal analysis (with ESATAN) to support ASIM performance evaluation
    •Strong relationships with industries, scientists and ESA’s technical experts
    •Training sessions: Space System Verification and Validation, Space System Engineering

    March 2011 – September 2011
    Aerospace Engineering EADS Astrium Claude Dornier Straße – 88090 Immenstaad, Germany
    Diploma Thesis Student
    •Development of a fluid physic experiment (CIMEX) for the International Space Station
    •Title of the thesis: “Closed loop development tests of an evaporating experiment for the International Space Station Fluid Science Laboratory”
    •Planning and organizing activities for a breadboard test campaign
    •Selection of components, system integration, development of test procedures and performance evaluation
    •Post processing analysis, documentation of the test report and test procedures
    •Strong relationships with suppliers

    Education and training
    September 2011 – July 2012
    Università degli Studi di Padova Via 8 Febbraio, 2 – 35122 Padova, Italy
    •Second MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering (Space specialization)
    •Double degree program
    •Promoted by the T.I.M.E. association (Top Industrial Managers for Europe -
    •Established to create highly qualified graduates with a solid multicultural background
    •First MSc degree at Instituto Superior Técnico of Lisbon: Aeronautical specialization (2009-2011)
    •Second MSc degree at Università degli Studi di Padova: Space specialization (2011-2012)
    •Main subjects: Orbital Mechanics, Space Systems Heat Control, Attitude Control Systems, Aerospace Instruments, Space Propulsion, Principles of Measurement, Satellite Navigation Systems
    Master degree in Aerospace Engineering 110/110 with honours September 2009 – September 2011 Instituto Superior Técnico Avenida Rovisco Pais, 1 – 1049-001 Lisbon, Portugal
    •First MSc degree in Aerospace Engineering (Aeronautical specialization)
    •Main subjects: Aerodynamics, Aircraft Propulsion, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Structural Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Composite Materials, Project Management
    •Strong multicultural environment
    •Deep insight in structural engineering using also FEM programs
    Master degree in Aerospace Engineering 16/20 September 2006 – July 2009 Università degli Studi di Padova Via 8 Febbraio, 2 – 35122 Padova, Italy
    •BSc degree in Aerospace Engineering
    •Main subjects: Mathematics, Physics, Information Technologies, Structural Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Heat Transfer, Space Flight Dynamics, Aerospace Electrical Systems
    Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering 110/110 September 2001 – July 2006 Istituto Tecnico Industriale Statale “Enrico Fermi” Via Santa Croce, 14 – 36061 Bassano del Grappa (VI), Italy
    •High school (Technically oriented)
    •Main subjects: Electronics, Electrical Science, Power Distribution, Automatic Systems and Robotics
    •Final diploma project: development, manufacturing and testing of a model gas turbine control system “Technical expert in Electrical Science and Automation” 100/100

    •English: professional level
    •German: basic level
    •Portuguese: advanced level
    •Italian: mother tongue

    Computer skills and competences:
    Good knowledge of: MS Office, AutoCAD, Adobe Photoshop Numerical simulation: Ansys (good), ESATAN (basic), STAR-CCM+ (basic)
    Programming languages: MATLAB and C++

    Organisational skills and competences:
    •Very organized: proven skills both at ESA and during my diploma thesis at EADS Astrium.
    •Good team player: demonstrated by the successful projects completed at Astrium, at ESA and during my studies.

    Social skills and competences:
    Strong multicultural background: more than two years spent in Portugal, Germany and The Netherlands.
    Willingness to travel. I like meeting other cultures. During my childhood I participated in boy scout and basketball activities.

    Additional information: Sports (particularly swimming, cycling and climbing), reading aerospace magazines and travelling.

    Publication: “A finite element model to improve unconstrained layer damping treatments on a simplified passenger white body car model” (International Congress on Sound & Vibration - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - July 2011) Stefano Carli, Nuno M. M. Maia, H. Policarpo, Miguel M. Neves, M. Furukava, Olavo M. Silva, Samir N.Y. Gerges

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