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     Date Submitted:11-03-2013
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     Current job:FDF/Planning Galileo Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsResponsible, Fast-lerner, Productive, Project Management, Results Oriented, Team-player, Satellite Operations, SW Development,
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    Personal information

     

     

     

    Nationality

    Spanish

     

     

    Date of birth

    3rd October 1981

     

     

    Gender

    Male

     

     

    Desired employment / Occupational field

    Aerospace Engineer / Aerospace – Aeronautical Industry.

     

     

    Work experience

     

     

     

    Dates

    March 2012 – Present

    Occupation or position held

    Galileo Flight Dynamics Operations Engineer at GCC Oberpfaffenhoffen

    Main activities and responsibilities

    FDF On-site operations support:

    ·         Maintenance of FDF system

    ·         S/C Routine Operations

    ·         Launch preparation

    ·         IOV2 LEOP FDF Support

    ·         Documentation and configuration control of processes and components of the Galileo FDF system

    ·         Interaction and support with rest of the teams/elements involved in the Ground Control Segment for Galileo Project.

    Name and address of employer

    GMV c/o at DLR-GfR mbH, Galileo Control Center, 82234 Wessling, Germany

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    November 2009 – March 2012

    Occupation or position held

    Project Manager and technical consultant at the Advanced Space Systems and Technologies (AST)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Project manager for several R&D contracts for the European Space Agency

    ·         Large experience in international projects with companies over several countries, teams involving up to 20 people from more than 6 countries.

    ·         Project Planning and document elaboration/revision.

    ·         Project monitorization, control and reporting.

    ·         Resources allocation, training and attribution.

    ·         Main responsibility in the overall success/loss of the project.

    ·         Risk identification, assessment and mitigation.

    ·         Elaboration of management and technical proposals to ESA’s invitation

    ·         Business development and representation in space conferences

    Technical consultant in the GNC section responsible for:     

    ·         Design, development and validation of SW tools for mission analysis, GNC, gravity modelling, re-entry systems concepts using MATLAB/Simulink, Fortran 77/90, C,C++, Visual Basic

    ·         Consultant for optimization, mission analysis and filter design

    Member of the company’s experts group for the support of the review, notification and enhancement of the Quality Management System. The latest achievement has been the successful CMMI-5 appraisal.

    Responsible of several interns in their development of the tools related to mission analysis and GNC systems designs.

    Name and address of employer

    GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, S.A., Isaac Newton 11, E-28760, P.T.M. Tres Cantos, Madrid,

    Spain.

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    June 2005 – November 2009

    Occupation or position held

    Mission Analyst Engineer at the Advanced Space Systems and Technologies (AST)

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Project engineer in the mission analysis and guidance navigation and control sections. The work involved the participation in different projects as well as elaboration of proposals under European Space Agency contracts.

    ·         SW design, implementation Validation & Verification in several programming languages (Fortran 77, C, C++, MATLAB/Simulink,Tcl/Tk) from user requirements analysis up to end of guarantee period.

    ·         Mission analysis and space systems engineering to planetary and interplanetary ESA proposed mission, including robotic test bed design for formation flying.

    ·         Participant in the first 4th Global Trajectory Optimization Competition.

    ·         Technical responsible for several projects under ESA contract

    ·         Technical consultant in the Space Systems unit.

    Name and address of employer

    GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, S.A., Isaac Newton 11, E-28760, P.T.M. Tres Cantos, Madrid,

    Spain.

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

    Dates

    June 2003-August 2003: Summer internship in the mission analysis division.

    September 2003-May 2004: Part time internship in the mission analysis divisition.

    Occupation or position held

    Mission Analyst Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

    Project engineer at the mission analysis division.

    ·         Upgrade/Validation of the focusUES, a Fortran 77 6DoF re-entry simulator

    ·         Development and validation of GMV’s tools for orbital mechanics computations.

    Name and address of employer

    GMV AEROSPACE AND DEFENCE, S.A., Isaac Newton 11, E-28760, P.T.M. Tres Cantos, Madrid,

    Spain.

    Type of business or sector

    Aerospace Industry

     

     

     

     

    Education and training

     

     

     

    Dates

    2004 - 2005 

    Title of qualification awarded

    M.Sc. Aerospace Engineer

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Master Thesis: Reusable Launch Vehicles, Flight Simulator Tool. The main subject was to develop a simulator of a SSTO vehicle based on MATLAB/SIMULINK, by means of target point guidance and LQR control.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Control & Simulation Department at the Aerospace Faculty. Delft University of Technology (the Netherlands).

     

     

    Dates

    1999 – 2004 

    Title of qualification awarded

    Masters in Aeronautical Engineering. Specification: Spacecraft and Space structures

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Fluid mechanics, Aerodynamics, Structural analysis (aeroelasticity) Orbital mechanics, Space systems, Composite material,  Space alloys, Flight Mechanics, Air Traffic Management, Navigation and Control.

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos (ETSIA).

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCD-5

     

     

    Dates

    2005 – 2012

    Title of qualification awarded

    M.Sc. in Business Administration.

    Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

    Business Management,  National/International Finance, Fiscal Regulation, Taxation, Human resources direction, Accounting, Cost Control, Enterprise History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Customer Relationship Management, Marketing

    Name and type of organisation providing education and training

    Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED). Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.

    Level in national or international classification

    ISCD-5

     

     

     

    Personal skills and competences

     

     

     

    Mother tongue(s)

    Spanish

     

     

    Other language(s)

    English, German

     

     

    Social skills and competences

    Good communication skills derived from the multicultural and collaborative international projects.

    Capable of effective communication in a multinational and multicultural environment

    Open-minded.

     

     

    Organisational skills and competences

    Capacity to work autonomously and/or as team player and able to meet tight deadlines.

    Leadership as project manager with several people under my responsibility.

    Organized, reliable and responsible.

    Result-oriented approach encouraged to finish task on time.

     

     

    Technical skills and competences

    More than 7 years of experience in the aerospace sector working in GMV.

    Clear sighted and analytical with the ability to solve problems and develop processes to achieve good results. Large experience in R&D projects.

    Satellite Operations, SCOS

    Algorithm development and implementation.

    Strong background in Guidance, Navigation and Control based on optical navigation.

    Deep knowledge of overall system designs and system engineering.

     

     

    Computer skills and competences

    Good command in Fortran 77, Fortran 90, C/C ++ and Visual Basic, and scripting under MS Dos and Solaris.

    Expert in MATLAB/Simulink, with Real Time Workshop

    Advanced user of Office suite: MS Word, MS Exel, MS Powerpoint, MS Outlook.

    Working under several operating systems: Solaris, Linux and Windows XP.

    Additional programs: CAD programs (Autocad, Microstation), 3D-design programs (Solid Edge, Solid Works), Finite element structural analysis (NASTRAN), Econometric package (Gretl, Eviews)

     

     

    Other skills and competences

    Rigorous in approach to detailed work requiring accuracy, but also able to see the bigger picture and understand commercial drivers.

    Fast learner (large experience in R&D projects) and easily adaptable to new situations.

     

     

    Driving licence

    Category A+B

     

     

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