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     Date Submitted:16-04-2013
     Last Modified:26-03-2017 (05:46)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSystems, harness, electrical, interface, architect, payload, Galileo, AIT, Test, Integration

    Personal Profile
    A pro-active, confident and creative thinker and inspiring individual with a thirst for success and penchant for overcoming hurdles and problem solving with a remarkable record of success. Good perception skills and ability to apply the right person to task. Dynamic with a proven track record of building strong relationships and network base within the business gained through trust, reputation and results. Self-motivated and eager to learn new things.

    Professional Experience Summary
    Systems Engineering, Design & Analysis.
    Requirements Definition / Elicitation and Analysis.
    26 Years Experience within Military and Aerospace Industries.
    Over 20 years (16 within space industry) of practical / production experience including clean room and shop floor activity.
    Electrical Harness Design and Procurement.
    Automatic Testing, Functional Testing, Fault Analysis and rectification of systems and hardware.
    Strong and varied people and organisation networks including close working relationships, negotiating and communicating with people at all levels of the business.
    SC Clearance.
    Mentoring young professionals.

    Professional Experience Detail


    Senior Systems Engineer with Surrey Satellite Technology Limited

    2016 – Present
    Systems Engineer on new development Telecommunication satellite. Responsible for all Telecommand and Telemetry interfaces, equipment function and test, data sub-systems and busses. Definition of user requirements, analysis and elicitation of requirements at sub-system level and analysis of supplier technical proposals for compliance. Complex Systems analysis, verification and trade off. Managing the design from concept through to design review phase with customer and on to manufacture, integration and test and handover to customer. Collaborating with other system teams and stakeholders. ‘Hands on’ support to shop floor (Assembly, Integration & Test) in times of investigation and fault analysis. Production of Documentation for end customer such as user manuals and ICD’s. 

    Electrical Systems Engineer with Airbus Defence & Space

    2010 – 2016
    Payload Systems Electrical Architect on Telecommunications satellites. Responsible for all Telecommand and Telemetry interfaces. Working closely with Suppliers and Equipment Procurement in definition of Requirements using DOORS. Test, operation and support of payload equipments for a number of satellites. DC, Telecommand & Telemetry Harness. Power Budgets, Telemetry calibration curves algorithm processing for equipment sensors and interfaces. Analysis of equipment test results and operation. Definition and management of Ground Station Telemetry / Telecommand and calibration curve algorithm database for equipments in orbit operation. Working closely with European partners and international suppliers and customers. ‘Hands on’ support to shop floor (Assembly, Integration & Test) in times of investigation and fault analysis. Regarded as a harness specialist within the company. Collaboration with all stakeholders at system level. Supporting company / customer in terms of design review phases and writing end user operating manuals for customer.

    Designed, and saw through the procurement, manufacture and test of ‘Bepi Colombo’ Propulsion Sub System DC, Sensor and Actuator Harness. Particularly proud of this as I was specifically named and chosen for my expert knowledge of harness requirements and my reputation with harness manufacturers and parts suppliers. I took up the task where others had failed, consequently that left an almost impossible time schedule. It was a success.

    2006 - 2010    
    Systems Design Engineer within Earth Observation, Navigation and Science Business Division. Responsible for the design of the DC power wiring harness, telecommand / telemetry wiring harness, digital data wiring harness and defining and analysing interface circuits for the future ‘Galileo IOV’ Constellation of global positioning satellites. Understanding RS422, LVDS and secure digital data interface requirements and system design. Ensuring adequate redundancy and minimal single point failure strategies. Writing design requirements specification for payload equipment interfaces and analysing the interpretation of those specifications in terms of supplier design. Using DOORS for Requirement Specification. PSpice simulation of interface circuit requirements and proposals. Systems support in the form of analysis and operation of all electrical features of on board payload equipment functions and reporting back on findings. Helping out at the ‘coal face’ in fault investigation and any unscheduled testing of any kind. Utilising rigid quality systems in terms of accountance and traceability. Constant Liaising with International sub-contractors and customers ‘European Space Agency’ (ESA).
    Continually involved in technical innovation and new ideas for continual process improvement. Awarded for numerous creative ideas now being implemented as company standards.

    Electrical Engineer with Astrium            
    2002 - 2006      

    Working within Assembly Integration and Test Business Division. Established as ‘DC Integration Expert’ function. Responsible for writing all DC / functional integration test procedures (DC power, telecommand and telemetry interfaces, wiring harnesses) for more than ten major European telecommunication, Military and Navigation satellite payloads. Liaising with System Engineers in support of DC test strategy and fault rectification on payload wiring harness and payload equipments. ‘Hands on’ integration testing and building of payloads. Liaising with end user customer and international sub-contractors.

    2001 - 2002         
    Electrical engineer, within Assembly Integration and Test Business Division, Implemented a new DC integration automatic test system and methodology into production for all satellite payloads and further improved upon the system to improve DC test integrity and process improvement ultimately reducing schedule time and cost. Improved upon DC integration communication / understanding between Production, Systems departments and European partners by becoming an envoy for leading by example in new DC integration strategies. Achieving some pioneering results along the way.

    Electrical Engineer with the Ministry Of Defence and B.A.E Systems

    1995 - 2001    
    Chief Test Engineer, responsible for functional testing and diagnosis of hardware failure of Sting Ray anti submarine torpedo. Working to DEF-STAN. Also automatic test equipment maintenance, calibration, fault diagnosis including fault finding down to pcb level and repair. Supporting contracts with international customers and contractors. Working closely within a team in foreign locations in support of sea trials and liaising with Royal Navy at sea. Based in US for a short term. Also responsible for managing ‘technician level’ workforce of 10 personnel. Standing in for n+1 Manager (during periods of absence due to sea trial activity) and therefore running a department of 50 personnel including budget responsibility.

    1993 - 1995    
    Responsible for researching & leading special project on Automatic Identification Systems involving data capture and bar coding technology for warehousing and process planning and production.

    4 Year Apprenticeship as Electronic Technician, Ministry Of Defence
    1986 – 1990

    Education & Training
    B.ENG (Hons.) Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Class 2.1.University Of Wales (1993)
    M.S.C. Nuclear Reactor Theory. HMS Sultan (1999)
    B.T.E.C. H.N.C. Electrical and Electronic Engineering                              
    B.T.E.C. O.N.C. Electrical and Electronic Engineering                                                                                
    7 ‘O’ Levels & 2 C.S.E’s

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    Numerous craft hobbies
    Science & Technology in the media
    References available on request

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