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     Date Submitted:20-01-2014
     Last Modified:20-01-2014 (08:24)
    Job information
     Current job:Configuration manager
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems
     KeywordsConfiguration and Documentation Management specialist with extensive experience gained primarily within the Aerospace industry.

    Configuration  and documentation management specialist
    With extensive experience gained primarily within the Aerospace industry, I am fully capable of ensuring that project baseline is maintained in an efficient, controlled and audit-able manner.

    Experience in Configuration and Documentation Management on engineering and construction projects.
    Experience with the Product Life Management Systems (Teamcenter, Windchill).
    Proven organisational skills and ability to multi-task.
    Strong ability for efficient and methodical problem solving to provide excellent customer service.
    Fully integrated team player interfacing closely with all Engineering disciplines.
    Good interpersonal skills having extensive experience of liaising with internal and external stakeholders at all levels in an international environment.
    Fluency in English, French (native language), and an intermediate knowledge of Spanish.
    Highly computer literate, with Windows 7 and MS Office package (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access) and use of MS Project.
    Keen interest in Open Source application: Ubuntu with knowledge of basic Linux commands.
    Knowledge  of FTP server client applications.

    Professional Experience and Achievements


    Configuration Controller     ASTRIUM Satellite, Stevenage
    March 2011 – December 2013

    Primarily responsible for Configuration and Documentation Management, I have created and maintained the necessary processes to ensure the efficient use of the Product Data Management tool, in order to control and report on the Solar Orbiter spacecraft design configuration.

    Responsibilities included:

    Defining Documentation management procedures and requirements
    Leading  weekly Change Control Board meetings
    Recording and tracking Change Objects: Change Notices & Proposals, Change Requests, Request for Deviation/Waiver, Request for Approval, Non Conformity Reports.
    Providing metrics on status and progress associated with the Change objects.
    Managing archive storage of all Project Documentation.
    Assisting the project team with document access and advising on the document retrieval process regarding the necessary security approval.
    Proposing and incorporating processes to improve workflow of Change Objects and technical documentation.

    Technical Assistant    BBC World Service, London
    February 2010 - July 2010

    I supported the implementation of a Studio Switching Audio Router for the World Service Network Operation Centre. I followed testing procedures to take audio measurements, collated testing results into the formal acceptance documentation, and managed the project documentation.

    Project Assistant    VITROCISET, Kourou
    November 2008 - December 2009
        CLEMESSY, Kourou
    March 2007 - March 2008

    Supporting projects on European Spaceport in French Guiana, I was responsible for the administrative and logistical support to:
    the prime team (Vitrociset) on  VEGA launch pad construction site.
    the energy subcontractor (Clemessy) on SOYUZ launch pad construction site.

    Responsibilities included:
    On-site Documentation management.
    Interfacing with CNES (French Space Agency) Quality Assurance representative to ensure adherence of site activities with CNES QA procedures.
    Signing non conformity reports. Tracking and reporting implementation.
    Preparation of meeting documents and coordination of meetings with suppliers and subcontractors.
    Organisation of travel logistics for visiting engineers.
    Maintaining Project schedules in MS Project.
    Facilities management including management of subcontractors and negotiating with CNES regarding upgrading network facilities to the Ground Segment.
    Development of  efficient and cost effective on-site purchasing  procedures in compliance with industry best practice.

    Purchaser    CEGELEC SPACE, Kourou
    May 2008 - October 2008
    Responsible for the supply of the equipment to the team in charge of Maintenance and Operation of Satellite Preparation Facilities.

    Responsibilities included:
    Liaising with technical counterparts to define requirements.
    Sourcing products and suppliers.
    Order preparation and tracking using Oracle Coswin Enterprise Resource Planning system.
    Inventory management of health and safety equipment, technical equipment and equipment spares. Ensuring product rotation so that equipment’s use by date was not exceeded.
    Inventory management reporting to ensure compliance with contractual KPI’s.
    Liaising with French customs regarding delivery of international shipments.


    Master’s degree in “Business Law And International Business”    
    University Lumière Lyon II, Faculty of Legal Studies, France.
    City & Guilds Diploma for IT Practitioners Level 2
    5E Ltd, Selby Center, London.
    ITIL foundation Certification
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