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     Date Submitted:12-05-2013
     Last Modified:12-05-2013 (04:18)
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     Current job:Plans officer / Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsCCDs, Imaging sensor, problem solving, data analysis, physics, project engineering
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    I have recently returned from Afghanistan where I was deployed with the British Army. As a Territorial Army officer I have been attached to the 1st Battalion Scots Guards since May 2012 for a period of 12 months mobilised service. I now intend to permanently move to the Bristol/Bath area from mid-June 2013. Prior to my deployment I worked for a leading technology company as a Project Engineer, developing high quality custom imaging sensors. I have a first class degree in Physics from University College London.

    While deployed in Afghanistan I was the Plans Officer for a Ground Holding Company in the Upper Gereshk Valley. I had an active role in planning complex intelligence led operations, working to develop detailed coordinating instructions and liaising with higher formations and multi-national partners. I was responsible for developing the proposals required to bid for and justify the use of limited higher level resources to produce the required effect. In addition I have run current operations, coordinating the response to complex incidents across a large area of operations.

    While working at e2v as a Project Engineer, I was part of a Project Delivery Team aiming to develop test methods and technical documentation for a number of key imaging sensors, specifically for Earth Observation Satellites. I worked closely with internal and external customers to help achieve goals within strict time lines. This role helped me to develop data analysis skills, and apply myself to practical science and engineering tasks to achieve a high standard of results within a team.

    I believe my technical and practical knowledge would be useful to your organisation as well as my academic and military experience. I would like to discuss any potential opportunities you think I would be suitable for.

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    I am a physics graduate with recent operational experience in the British Army where I was responsible for planning complex operations within a difficult and challenging environment.

    I have previously worked for a leading technology company where I helped to define and develop suitable test methods and documentation for new technology, according to specific customer requirements. I am now seeking to further my career and to continue to learn and develop.

     

    Employment

     

    Plans Officer at 1st Battalion Scots Guards, British Army

    May 2012 - May 2013

    Full time service as a mobilised reservist with the British Army; including a 6 month operational tour of duty as part of Operation HERRICK 17 to Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This role as a Company Plans Officer involved:

     

    -       Planning complex intelligence led operations using formal military planning tools. This required regular liaison with other subject matter experts as well as discussion with multi-national partners.

    -       Responsibility for developing the proposals required to justify the use of limited higher level assets.

    -       Running current operations; coordinating the response to incidents and deploying additional forces where necessary. Managing the involvement of other units to provide support.

     

    Project Engineer at e2v technologies plc

    December 2010 - May 2012

    A Project Engineer is a vital part of a Project Delivery Team and forms a bridge across multiple teams and disciplines. I have worked to strict schedules to supply high quality CCD imaging sensors to international customers. As a Project Engineer I have been involved in a wide range of engineering tasks and involved in solving hands on technical challenges to achieve the best results from cutting edge custom technology. This role involved:

     

    -       The development and definition of test methods throughout the characterisation, testing and validation stages of a project.

    -       Developing deliverable test documentation with the appropriate style and detail for the audience.

    -       Independent problem solving for day-to-day technical issues encountered in projects. Working as part of the Project Delivery Team to overcome any significant challenges.

    -       Analysing and presenting large volumes of data for internal and external customers.

     

     

    Reserve Infantry Officer and Temporary Equerry to HRH, The Earl of Wessex.

    The London Regiment, Territorial Army

    August 2006 - Present (Part time)

    As a reserve infantry officer I currently hold the rank of Lieutenant. I am responsible for the continual training and development of the soldiers under my command. This role involves:

     

    -       Team leadership, management and training with limited resources.

    -       Teaching complex ideas to people with a wide range of backgrounds.

    -       Communicating effectively with superiors and subordinates.

     

    Temporary Equerry.  I am a temporary equerry to HRH, The Earl of Wessex and support his role as Royal Honorary Colonel of The London Regiment. I fulfil duties as a personal attendant to HRH at military events to represent my regiment.

     

    Education & Qualification

     

    Physics BSc (Hons), First. University College London

    2007 – 2010

    -       Group Project. I was the project manager for a three month final year research project. I led the team to develop the projects aims and definition from a stated title. This task allowed me to gain experience of small team management in a research environment and work with colleagues to solve problems.

    -       Experimental Physics. Practical application of theoretical knowledge and data analysis techniques. Included an introduction to basic MATLAB.

    -       Core modules including: Solid State Physics, Lasers and Modern Optics, Electromagnetic Theory, Environmental Physics, Quantum Mechanics, Statistical Thermodynamics, Mathematical methods, Communications Skills.

     

    Accredited Level 5 certificate in Management and Leadership, Chartered Management Institute (CMI)

    Accredited award for completing the Territorial Army Commissioning Course (TACC) at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. The TACC is the culmination of two years of practical leadership training to become a Territorial Army Officer.

     

    Hendon School, London

    1999 - 2006

    A Levels: Physics (B), Maths (B), Music (C), Music Technology AS (C), Philosophy AS (E).

    GCSEs: 10 passes (5 at grade A) including: English Literature and Language, ICT, Maths, Science (double award).

     

    Memberships

     

    -       Institute of Physics, Associate member, 1110043

    -       Chartered Management Institute, Learner, 4218080


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