CV: Mechanical/Thermal Engineer
| Date Submitted:||16-02-2014|
| Last Modified:||23-03-2014 (04:35)|
| Current job:||Mechanical/Thermal Engineer|
| Employment Term:||Permanent|
| Job location:||Anywhere|
| Date available:||>3months|
| Industry:||Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Consulting/Engineering Services|
| Keywords||Mechanical engineering, thermal engineering, FEA, technical management, space instrumentation, customer facing, supplier facing, radiometric design, complete product life-cycle, good knowledge of space instrument design & manufacture & assembly & test, o|
Monika is a highly skilled Mechanical and Thermal Engineer with over 5 years experience in Technical Management of complex and multidisciplinary space instrumentation projects. Her background in FEA consultancy (7 years) gives her customer-focus, flexibility and a wide range of project experience. She is looking for a Technical Management role (permanent / contract) within the space or aerospace industry where she can apply her expertise and excellent interpersonal skills with an outlook on system engineering.
Key Technical Management Skills
Customer and supplier facing experience
Extensive experience in mechanical, thermal and radiometric engineering for space programmes and understanding of opto-mechanical design requirements
Complete product life-cycle experience from bid to successful delivery
Experience of international liaison in both customer and internal team interaction
Good knowledge of space instrument design, manufacture, assembly and test
Organised approach and good planning skills
Selection of Engineering Experience
Oct. 2008 to present: Thermal/Mechanical Engineer at EnerSys ABSL Space Products, UK
Technical Management of several precision calibration system projects at ABSL
Providing structural, thermal and radiometric design and analysis expertise
Responsible for definition of preliminary and detailed design
Performing FE analysis and model correlation
Customer interaction including presentation of key data at reviews
Preparation of detailed engineering reports with focus on the verification of requirements adhering to ECSS and project standards
Test management including writing or review of test plans, procedures and reports through interaction with internal and external test facilities and teams (e.g. RAL vibration testing, NPL optical measurements)
Highlighting any risks associated with current projects
Supporting business development team in preparation of technical proposals
Providing technical support and working effectively with a variety of internal teams (sales, design, procurement, manufacturing, test, product assurance)
Technical point of contact for external suppliers (e.g. surface finishes, flight and non-flight mechanical parts, cryogenic engineering, test houses)
Work package management of technical elements including supporting the project manager along with planning and execution of technical activities to meet project milestones
Technical Manager on blackbody projects including: IR calibration system of the Sentinel-3 SLSTR instrument, TIR Blackbody of the Multi Spectral Imager Instrument for EarthCARE, Sentinel-3 Microwave Radiometer Ground Calibration System
Technical Lead in the proposal and project work for METimage Blackbody IR calibration; Technical support to projects such as the ESA funded Low Mass Calibration Load (LMCL) project, Fabry-Perot Etalon requirements for FLEX, SWARM Lithium-ion battery and several instrumentation project proposals
2001 to 2008: Development Engineer at Kistler-IGeL Engineering Company, Germany
Technical Responsible for in-house product development projects and consultant for external customers in Research and Development departments
Application of mechanical strength investigations in various areas: automotive, mechanical engineering, consumer goods
Major clients are companies such as DaimlerChrysler, Bosch, Stihl, Instron Structural Testing Systems and BMW
Structural and thermal analysis of mechanical components and assemblies using FEM (ABAQUS), identifying weak spots in design and opportunities for design improvement, presentation of simulation results to the client and technical report writing
More recent responsibilities include representation of simulation department work in internal publications and website, project administration (booking and billing) on behalf of 8 simulation engineers and training of new staff members
Successful completion of numerous projects in the following fields:
- Static analysis of metallic, plastic and elastomer components (moulded flexible dampening elements, seals) with an emphasis on non-linear simulations including contact, large deformation and rotation, friction, non-linear material behaviour (plasticity, hyper-elasticity)
- Thermal and mechanical/thermal coupled analysis
- Dynamic analysis, including modal analysis
1996 to 2001: Research Assistant (p/t) at University of Tuebingen, Germany
Authored documentation on GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar) data processing for 3D subsurface model generation. Assisted GPR data acquisition in the field
Performed tracer tests with soil samples in laboratory, measured magnetic properties of rock samples
1997 to 1998: Hydraulics Assistant (p/t) at Dr. Eisele Environmental Engineering Company, Germany
Conducted hydraulic tests, handled digital data storage of hydraulic parameters, collected and logged groundwater samples (also on contaminated sites), researched possible precipitation seepage
Analytical Tools: SolidWorks, ABAQUS (Standard and Explicit), MSC/PATRAN, NASTRAN, MS Excel, ANSA, PERMAS, Medina
Languages: German (native), English (proficient), French (conversational)
Qualifications and Education
ESATAN-Thermal Modelling Suite Beginner Course (ESATAN-TMS 2012)
RAL Space ESD Course (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory 2012)
Space Systems Engineering Course (Southampton University 2010)
Project Management Introductory Course (Provek UK 2009)
Team Development Workshop (Germany 2006)
Non-linear Simulations with Finite Elements Course (Association of German Engineers VDI, Germany 2002)
FEM Model Generation for Structural Mechanics (Department of Statics and Dynamics in Aerospace Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Germany 2001-2002)
MSc in Applied Geology and Geophysics (5-year course at University of Tuebingen, Germany 2001). Master thesis explores active braided river systems and their deposits with methods from remote sensing and geophysics, 3D subsurface mapping of sedimentary architecture using Ground Penetrating Radar (GRP). Gained first experiences with numerical simulations taking courses in hydrologic modelling (groundwater flow and particle transport).
Residence: in UK, OX7
Available upon request
3 month notice, will consider relocation
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