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    Candidate Profile
     Date Submitted:11-11-2013
     Last Modified:01-06-2018 (07:52)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Mechanical Design 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, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsResearch, design, troubleshooting, leading, conceptualization, ideas, learning, progress, systems engineer, Catia v5, Solidworks, optimization, mechanical design, thermal analysis, structural mechanics, structural dynamics, load analysis, ISS payloads, pl
    CV

    Born: 02. March, 1980

    Nationality: Croatian

     

    Summary

    Dipl.-Ing. in Aerospace Engineering.

    Co-founded private company, designed, tested, and manufactured technical diver’s equipment.

    Worked as design and system engineer in aerospace startup company.

    Experience in team leading, project managing, writing and reviewing of technical requirements, documentation and managing of flight test operations.

    Advanced composite aero-structures design engineer at large tier one commercial aviation supplier.

    Currently Mechanical Design/Thermal Engineer, working on ISS payloads, space flight avionics and space exploration robotics projects.

    Education

    Dipl. Ing. in Aerospace Engineering – Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture, University of Zagreb (1998-2013)

    Thesis: “Detonation Reactive Propulsion System for High Performance Aircraft” (2012-2013)

    Work Experience

    Senior Mechanical Design/Thermal Engineer – Systems Engineer - Space Applications Services NV/SA (June 2016-)

    Lead Mechanical Design/Thermal Engineer:

    ICE Cubes Facility – ISS Payload

    SNC Dream Chaser UEG – Avionics Unit

    H2020 PERASPERA Space Robotics SIROM project – Active Payload Module (APM) – Planetary Track

    Supporting various space robotics and ISS payloads in-house projects

    Some of the assignments include:

    Mechanical design

    Structural mechanics and dynamics (load and stress analyses)

    Flight hardware AIT (lab and cleanroom)

    Thermal management design and analysis

    Writing project documentation:

    Verification plans and test procedures (structural and thermal)

    Design reports and analyses

    Design reviews (DDF, DJF…)

    NCRs

    Proposals and bidding papers

    Senior System Engineer – Hipersfera d.o.o. (October 2015-June 2016)

    Operations Concepts, Top Requirements, Technical Requirements documentation

    Conceptual design – new UAS project

    Structure

    Buoyancy Control

    Advanced Composite Structures Design Engineer – Team Lead – Sentient Blue GmbH (May 2015-June 2016)

    Racing C-Class catamaran team – voluntary work

    Design work on completely new boat for 2017 race

    Aerostructures Design Engineer – FACC AG (March 2014 – October 2015)

    Commercial aircraft advanced composite structures design

    Product creation through conceptualization, design, optimization, certification and operations processes

    Materials, manufacturing and maintenance processes definitions

    Close cooperation with stress, tools design and procurement departments

    Communications with customer, including creating ICD’s, technical documentation and presentations for design reviews and solution proposals

    Work with CATIA V5, especially Composite Parts Design and Composite Grid Design (Certified), and FTA for GD&T (Model Based Definition)

    Data management through SAP

    Commercial programs: Embraer E2 190/175; Zivko Extra 450 (Red Bull Air Race), Airbus A350XWB – 1000

    Conceptual design – Morphing Winglet in-house project

    Technical consultant – Mechanical Engineering – Zen Systems e.f. – Inflatable structures (December 2013 – March 2014)

    Micro startup developing inflatable structure habitats for emergency, humanitarian and special purposes.

    Conceptualization, preliminary system analyses and design.

    Research and development, accent on innovative approaches.

    General FEM structural analysis, CAD visualization, ICD’s and blueprints creation.

    Materials and production definitions, technical documentation creation.

    System Engineer – Hipersfera d.o.o. – HAAP UAV Project (July 2009 – October 2010)

    Chief engineer, leading teams working on propulsion, structure and dynamic buoyancy control, respectively.

    In charge of subsystem design verification and synthesis within top level UAS (flyer plus ground station).

    Test flight operations leader, in charge of defining Standing Operating Procedures (SOP) and roles.

    Parts and assemblies test and verification campaigns leader or supervisor. In charge of test results documentation, data analysis, interpretation and consequent actions implementation.

    Work on monthly investors monitoring committee technical reports, close cooperation with Croatian Civil Aviation Agency (CCAA) on airworthiness regulative and standards implementation.

    Design Engineer – Hipersfera d.o.o. – HAAP UAV Project (September 2008 – July 2009)

    Defined and started aircraft conceptualization process: purpose definition, payload mass and energy budget, flight envelope etc.

    Designed Airship’s rigid structure, including mechanical stresses calculation using FEM tools. Worked on thermal influence predictions of the environment and equipment using multi-physics software and tests.

    Worked on aerodynamics characteristics and hull shape optimization using CFD software and tests.

    Supervisor of the aircraft’s structure production process, logistics and tasks organization related to the available resources.

    Worked on the conceptualization, development, design and writing of technical documentation for:

    Aircraft propulsion system.

    Aircraft buoyancy system, including manipulation and storage of the lift gas (He).

    Environmental hypobaric test chamber, plus sensing and control devices (altitude simulation: pressure 0,046bar, temperature -70°C).

    Worked on the definition and implementation of the standardized tests for materials and components (ASTM, ICAO, FAA and CS).

    R&D Head (startup company co-founder and co-owner, for technical diving equipment design and production) – Franceski Petri d.o.o. (November 2002 – May 2007)

    Development, design and production of custom systems for in-line mixing of gasses for technical diving.

    Production and distribution of metering and monitoring devices for continuous control of oxygen and other gasses ratio during mixing and before the dive.

    Development of underwater lighting systems for diving and underwater photography.

    Reverse engineering of existing systems, modifications depending on customer’s orders, and price reduction and system optimization driven by higher reliability requirements.

    Skills

    Technical Skills

    Mechanical design, metallic and composite parts and assemblies

    Structural mechanics – analytical and FEM analyses

    Load analysis – structural dynamic environments, analysis and testing/verification

    Thermal design and analysis, analytical and CFD simulations

    Composite material parts production process and technology (cleanroom and assembly courses completed)

    Technical gasses storage, transport and manipulating

    Experience with most of tools and procedures in standard industrial production hall

    IT Skills

    ProEngineer, Catia v5 (CPD certified, FTA…), Solidworks, MATLAB, Fortran, C, CFD, ANSYS, NASTRAN FEM, ADAMS Multibody Dynamics, MS Office, TRACWiki, SAP, JIRA, Redmine, DOORS, ESACRACK/NASGRO, MS Windows, Linux…

    Organizational Skills:

    Leadership experience (setting team goals, task delegation, team member’s development monitoring…) gained through academic projects, military service, and as team leader in Hipersfera d.o.o.

    Experience in managing projects and production (procurement, finance, resource distribution, short and long term goals related processes tracking)

    Work planning and organizing (defining priorities and short term goals, process duration time and complexity estimation)

    Ability to form a wider perspective (work, context, opportunity, threat), and to focus on details – developed through development work on complex aerospace systems

    Social Skills:

    Work experience in both small startup and large corporation environments.

    Good communication and presentation skills (formulation of clear and specific message, argument adaptation to the specific audience, listening skills)

    Awareness of the importance of both individual work and team collaboration.

    Additional Information

    Honors and Awards:

    University of Zagreb Rector’s Award (2006/07) for Aircraft Design Project: Hiromi – advanced ESTOL utility and special purposes amphibian aircraft concept

    Military Service:

    Croatian Air Force (2007) – Basic Infantry Course, Air Search Radar Operator Course

    Driving License:

    Class B

    Languages

    English – Full professional proficiency

    Croatian – Native speaker

    German – Completed A1 basic level course

    French - Basic

    Free time activities

    Sports: Weight lifting, kettlebells, running, Apnea diving, certified SCUBA diver, bicycling

    Reading and guitar


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