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     Date Submitted:28-04-2013
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     Current job:Senior Propulsion Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsChemical Propulsion System (CPS) Architect - Responsible for 5 Telecom Satellite Propulsion Systems
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    SENIOR PROPULSION ENGINEER

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    PROFILE
    Marital status: Partnership – Father of two children
    Nationality: French
    Age: 30
    Date of Birth: 14/01/1984

    Space System Engineer Qualification – 7yrs + experience – Committed, Enthusiastic, Space domain passionated, Leadership potential. Spacecraft Propulsion Responsible for the last seven years, I am now looking to develop my experience in a different environment in order to expand my technical fields in propulsion and other Spacecraft subsystems. I believe my skill and my knowldeges in space projects and processes, together with my international experience in two of the main European Spacecraft compagnies are strong foundations in order for me to pursue my goal.

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    EDUCATION
    2006-2007 ParisTech (ENSAM Engineering School), Paris - FRANCE - Advanced Master degree in Aerospace System Engineering - SYVAT
    2002-2006 IPSA Engineering School, Paris - FRANCE - Five years Enginering cycle with multi-disciplinary courses - Master degree - Specialisation on space system disciplinaries (space mechanics, space propulsion, ....)
    2001 French Scientific Baccalaureat obtention - FRANCE - Equivalent High school diploma in sciences

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    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
     
    Mar 2010- current
    AIRBUS Defense and Space – Telecom Satellites, Propulsion Department – Stevenage, UK

    E3000 Chemical Propulsion System (CPS) Architect - Responsible for E3000 Satellite Propulsion Systems (Astra 1N, 2E, 2F, 2G, 5B) propellant systems
    - Working within the Telecoms, Mechanical Platform Division and supervising propulsion design activities, manufacturing, and testing of satellites at different stages of development.
    - Liaising with Customer, Project Managers, System Engineering, Propulsion Component Suppliers, Test team as the CPS focus point.
    - Responsible for designing CPS platform of E3000 satellites and providing PDR, CDR & Flight analysis data packs
    - Technical responsible for NRB related to CPS components/subsystem
    - CPS focus point for managing all interfaces related to the CPS (testing, harness, thermal, piping, …)
    - Responsible for reviewing all CPS testing and presenting TRB at different stages of development – deeply involved during test campaigns and attended 4 launch campaigns in Kourou (A2F, A5B) and Baïkonour (A2E, SES6)
    - CPS Responsible for LEOP preparation and actual LEOP
    - Work Package and cost manager
     
    Achievements:
    o Built up effective relationships with customers, CPS suppliers and the project team from Astrium
    o Successful A1N, A2EFG-5B & SES6 CDR - Successful A1N, A2E, A2F, SES6 and A5B LEOP
    o Improvement of test sequences – schedule optimisation / improvement of control testing
    o Built up personal strong technical knowledge about propulsion system and interfaces with main subsystems linked to the CPS (harness, thermal, ...)
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    Jan 2012- April 2014
    AIRBUS Defense and Space – Telecom Satellites, Propulsion Department – Stevenage, UK

    Reaction Control Thruster (10N) Product User for E3000 Telecom Platforms
    - Technical supplier manager for 10N thruster (S10-21)
    - Involved in major thruster NRB and RCT delta-qualifications
    - Definition of new testing (at thruster acceptance or system level) in order to improve the control sequence over the whole manufacturing and assembly phases

    Achievements:
    o Successful RCT DRB for several E3000 platforms
    o Successful delta qualification for the LAE back-up and for the thruster mechanical coupling
    o Improvement of test sequences at supplier and CPS level

    Sept 2007- Nov 2009
    THALES ALENIA SPACE, TAS-F - Propulsion Department – Cannes, FRANCE

    Contractor for ALTEN company - Propulsion Engineer in the Exomars frame for the Reaction Control System (RCS) - phase CD – Monopropellant system (N2H4)
    - Working within the ExoMars Descent Module project team in TAS-F in order to define the “RCS” for the rover landing onto the Mars surface
    - Interfacing with the Prime (TAS-I), System Engineering (TAS-F), the customer (ESA), Propulsion Component Suppliers
    - Technical trade-off for the definition of the most suitable response for the mission
    - Redaction of the technical propulsion proposal for the phase CD (design report, specific technical analysis, component & RCS specifications, matrix of compliances)
    - Preparation of RFI and RFP for most of CPS components
    - Preliminary development of n hydraulic mock-up which should have demonstrate the feasibility of the RCS for the CDR

    Achievements:
    o Winning of the ESA proposal within a very competitive environment - huge achievement for TAS-F
    o Personal experience within the space industrial environment and discovery of ESA method of work

    Feb 2007- Sept 2007
    FRENCH GOVERNMENT SPACE AGENCY, CNES – Evry, FRANCE

    8 Months project for the definition of a detailed advanced project about an inhabited suborbital vehicle
    - Working within the Future Development Department in an autonomous frame and reporting directly to head of the CNES technical authority for future programmes:
    - Market survey about all existing projects & Financial analysis in order to assess the viability of suborbital tourism market
    - Detailed sizing loop of a whole suborbital vehicle concept (definition of the overall mission, of the aerodynamic structure, of the space propulsion, of the aerobic propulsion, …) & Technical Study of parameters related to an atmospheric re-entry
     
    Achievements:
    o Creation of an extensive database for the CNES and business market/feasibility analysis about inhabited suborbital vehicle

    Sept 2006 - April 2007
    Participation to the Student Aerospace Challenge proposed by The Astronaute Club Européen (ACE) in order to develop a manned suborbital vehicle project

    Student Team leader for the definition of the space propulsion of the suborbital vehicle - Winner of GIFAS reward

    Mar 2006 - Sept 2006
    FRENCH SPACE RESEARCH LAB, ONERA – Paris, FRANCE

    6 Months Internship for the implementation of a new optimization tool (ModeFrontier) within the French Space Lab

    - Working within the Future Programme Department
    - Creation of a Matlab software for the optimization of a launcher trajectory in interaction with Modefrontier

    Achievements:
    o Redaction of an User Manual and implementation of ModeFrontier within the French Space Lab
     
    Jun 2005 - Sept 2005 STARSEM, Soyuz launcher company – Paris, FRANCE
    3 Months Internship for the study of spacecraft acoustic environment

    Analysis of the actual S/C acoustic telemetry during a launch against the environment specified by the launcher authority
     
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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
    Languages: French- Native
    English- Fluent: 4 years + in UK within a professional environment
    German- Beginner level: read and spoken – 10 years study
    Interests: My family, Swimming (18 years in competition), Tennis, Reading, Checks and Travelling

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    REFERENCES
     
    AIRBUS Defense and Space - UK:
    - Bill Bentall (Airbus D&S Propulsion Technical Authority): bill.bentall@astrium.eads.net
    - Bob Baldwin (AET Department Manager) : bob.baldwin@astrium.eads.net
    - Bruno Pujol (ENS Propulsion Focus Point): bruno.pujol@astrium.eads.net
     
    AIRBUS Defense and Space - Toulouse:
    - Christian Fournier (Astra Project Manager): christian.fournier@astrium.eads.net
    - Jacques Barriere (AET Department Manager): jacques.barriere@astrium.eads.net
    - Philippe Bayce (E3000 System Engineer): philippe .bayce@astrium.eads.net
    - Florent Ebrad (ENS Propulsion Architect): florent.ebrad@astrium.eads.net
     
    THALES ALENIA SPACE – TAS-F:
    - Aymeric JAMIN (Head of ENS propulsion group): aymeric.jamin @thalesaleniaspace.com
    - Olivier ZAGONI (Thruster product user): olivier.zagoni@thalesaleniaspace.com
     
    CNES:
    - Christophe BONNAL (Expert at the Launcher Directorate). ?: christophe.bonnal@cnes.fr
     
    Other references available on request


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