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     Date Submitted:09-12-2013
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     Current job:Industrial Operations & Procurement Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpacecraft Equipment Procurement, Project Management, Operations Management
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    Personal Details

    Date of Birth 15 October 1974

    Nationality British

     

    Personal Profile

    I am an extremely conscientious and tenacious individual who is never satisfied until my high standards are met by myself and my team. I am respected as a person who is very tough, but fair and open-minded, in my approach with colleagues, suppliers and customers. I have a higher than average degree of pragmatism and common sense, underpinned by a sound technical, financial and commercial foundation. I am a good team player and I am happy to turn my hand to any task for the good of the project, no matter how interesting or complex.

     

    I have over 15 year experience in all levels of spacecraft development in several disciples, technical and management, and at every stage of the project lifecycle, from preparing proposals to requirements definition and initial design to test and to spacecraft operations.

     

    Employment

     

    EADS Astrium 1997 – Present

     

    2013 – Present Project Industrial Operations Manager

    In addition to my on going procurement role below, I am also responsible for the overall operational management of the Sentinel-5 Precursor project, reporting directly to the project manager and liaising directly with the end customer. The activity involves coordinating the numerous project entities in the execution of the build and test phase of the final spacecraft, mentoring and advising team members, defining program strategy, managing the project schedule, defining and assessing project spend profiles, identifying and managing risks, leading a transnational multi-project lessons learned process and supporting project budgets assessment.

     

    2011 – Present Procurement Project Manager

    I am responsible for procurement of 20 equipments for the Sentinel-5 Precursor Mission, with the European Space Agency as the end customer. I lead a team of around 20 people (supplier procurement managers, contracts, quality, engineering) and have overall accountability for on-time, on-quality and on-cost delivery of the equipments and defining and producing the related KPIs. I am also responsible for leading the ITT phase of the procurements, from definition of the ITT through to supplier negotiation and kick off. I have an overall budgetary responsibility of around €20M. The items under procurement are high technology space-flight standard electronics, structures and propulsion systems.

     

    2006 – 2011 Supplier Procurement Manager

    I managed the procurement of various spacecraft flight equipment and ground support equipment with a total value in excess of €2M for subcontractors in Europe and the US. Equipments are high reliability, precision electronic units involving mechanical, electrical, thermal, EMC and radiation hardness technical disciplines in their design.

     

    I was the overall responsible manager and interface with the subcontractor for all aspects of the procurement throughout the whole lifecycle. This involved coordination of requirements specification, statement of work and supplier ITT datapack production; proposals evaluation; supplier negotiation; operational management of the procurement; coordination of design, manufacturing readiness, test readiness and final equipment acceptance and verification reviews; management of contractual changes, management of technical non-conformances and deviations; coordination with commercial, design engineering, parts engineering & product assurance entities; chairing all meetings with the sub-contractor; Experience in management of ITAR controlled equipment and parts.

     

    2000 – 2005 Principal GNC Engineer

    In this role I was responsible for managing a team of around 5 engineers in the detailed design and analysis of the spacecraft GNC system. My role included involvement in the entire lifecycle of the design process from development of system requirements through design and performance analysis. The role also involves a high level of customer interface via writing of progress reports and preparing for and presenting at meetings and phase reviews.

    Projects included a joint European Space Agency and NASA scientific mission; an ESA formation flying study where I was responsible for technical, financial, contractual and schedule aspects of this study in a consortium of 4 companies and a proposal for a major ESA mission.

     

    1997 – 2000 Spacecraft Operations Engineer

     

    In this role I was responsible for the management of the spacecraft flight operations procedures and for the overall smooth execution of the mission timeline for various telecoms spacecraft. This role involved working in both the UK and France. The role involved interface with many mission entities including mission manager, flight dynamics and mission specialists.

    Education

     

    MSc Industrial Mathematics (with distinction) ∙ University of Strathclyde

    Elasticity; Laplace Transforms; Environmental Modelling; Fluid Dynamics; Fractals and Chaos;

    Experimental Design.

    BSc (Hons) Mathematical Sciences (2.1) ∙ University of Paisley

    Financial Mathematics; Classical and Optimal Control Theory; Linear Analysis; Differential Equations; Analysis of Dynamical Systems.

    English, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology Higher Grades

    Personal Interests

    I enjoy Cycling and taking part in regular Yoga practice and generally keeping fit. I spend some of my remaining spare time learning Guitar, cooking, eating out and spending time with my family.

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