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     Date Submitted:20-04-2013
     Last Modified:02-05-2013 (10:47)
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsLead technical engineer, pragmatic problem solver, cradle to grave experience, operations, commissioning, AIT
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    Professional Experience

    '07-12 Senior Systems Engineer at Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd.

    • Lead technical engineer for Sapphire (Space Surveillance) from Kick-Off to delivery. Accountable for systems design through all phases including AIT. I wrote and performed spacecraft level test procedures and was responsible for the verification of platform requirements.

    • Commissioning engineer for NigeriaSat-X (Earth Observation & Training).

    • Liaison engineer for US mission prospects between SSTL-UK and SST-US in Denver.

    • Various bids covering mission concepts, spacecraft design and interface specifications.

    • Other roles included reviewing subsystem design and test documents, requirement specifications and compliance matrices. I have experience with work package management, customer interfacing and operations.

      Paper: Low Cost, Agile Spacecraft for Resident Space Object Tracking (IAC 2011, Cape Town).

      Outreach: Promotional videos for Bebo and The University of London. I was a case study to encourage A-Level students to study science and technology at University. I have given various presentations on my job, experience and where a degree in science can lead to.

    2012 Marketing Manager at Holmbush Events Ltd.

    • Generating leads, establishing new business partnerships and maintaining regular customers.

    • Helping create a multi-event centre which includes blindfold 4x4 driving, Archery, Spa Sessions, activities for clubs and days out for people with special needs.

    • Developing and delivering new promotions to all customer segments.

    • Improving customer service and internal process efficiency, tracking advertising spend and customer throughput, event management, reducing running costs.

    '99-06 Part-time & Summer Work Experience

    • Territorial Army Infantry (3PWRR), Cellar Manager for the Workers Beer Company, Paintball Marshal, McDonald’s and Lifeguarding.

    • High School work experience with three Army regiments and a Minerals Engineering company in Toronto.

                                       IT & Language Skills

      Competent in: Microsoft Office, Satellite Tool Kit, Adobe Fireworks Working knowledge: MatLab, CATIA
      Spanish: Conversational (lived in South America for 4 years).

     

                                        Education & Qualifications

    2013 Marketing in Practice Open University

    • Short course in marketing theory: customer segmentation, product quality and applying market research to improve B2B and B2C service.

    • Assignment: Marketing Audit focused on improving customer value at my current workplace resulting in a coherent marketing strategy.

    '06-07 MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering Cranfield University
               Core Modules: Systems Engineering, Propulsion, Control Theory, Astrodynamics, FEA. 

    Group Project: Precursor Rendezvous for Impact Mitigation of Asteroids (PRIMA)

    • The team of 8 designed a Phase-A mission concept to rendezvous with an asteroid, investigate its physical properties and alter its orbit.

    • Responsibilities included trade-off analysis of mitigation strategies, operations and systems engineering.

    • Conclusion: defining the internal structure is required before explosively altering an orbit. Electric propulsion is the preferred method to demonstrate the concept for cost-effectiveness and safety. Spacecraft mass: 675 kg (20% margin).

      Thesis: Refinement of MUSTANG-0 Nanosatellite Design

    A breadboard power system for a nano-sat was constructed with four power buses: 11.25 V (unregulated) and 7.5 V, 5.0 V and 3.3 V (regulated). Power efficiencies were between 36.5% and 78.6%.

    Paper: Electrical Power System for the MUSTANG-0 Nanosatellite (2007, Cranfield).

     

    '03-06 BSc Physics 1st Class Honours Royal Holloway University of London
                Trent University, Ontario, Canada (integral 2nd year)
                Core Modules: Quantum Mechanics, Teaching Physics, Energy, Mechanics, Nuclear & Particle Physics,                   Thermodynamics, Electromagnetism.
                Major Project (UK): Improving the Efficiency of a Solar Water Heater

    Investigating and testing heat losses from a home-built solar water heating system. Overall efficiency was improved from 16% to 46%. Future work on optimising motor control and valves was proposed.

                 Individual Project (Canada): The Construction of a Wavemeter for Frequency Calibration

    A flip-flop control circuit was prototyped and a support frame was constructed for a linear actuator which lead to a patented laser calibration tool.

                                         Achievements & Interests

    At university I was the Health & Safety rep, Class rep, Student/Staff Committee Chairman, Study Abroad Ambassador and was awarded a bursary for my BSc. Associate member of the Institute of Physics since 2003.

    I have lived in Australia, Papua New Guinea, the U.S.A., Peru, Chile, and Canada and am always keen to travel. I play a range of guitar styles from Flamenco to Heavy Metal and enjoy cooking and tutoring maths. I regularly keep fit with mountain biking, Krav Maga and CrossFit. I have coached and played American Football and am a triathlon marshal.

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