Summary of Qualifications and Skills
Ph. D. with over 30 years’ experience and an international reputation in space, engineering and strategy development
Experienced project manager with a proven track record of on-time delivery of projects within budget
Demonstrated commercial skills
Wide range of experience working with government agencies
Demonstrated ability to work and lead large teams
Experienced in writing proposals, technical documentation, and scientific papers
Accomplished presenter of research papers and project briefings
Excellent problem solving skills
Professional Experience and Accomplishments
Responsible for the delivery of around 40+ project covering a wide ange of engineering projects
Ensuring project are run to time and budget
Report to Centre Director and Head of Technology.
AMAZE Project Manager
Responsible for the day-to-day running (technical, planning and financial) of the AMAZE FP7 project at MTC (largest project in group)
Presentations at major meetings and report writing
Ensuring deliverables are to time and budget
Writing of bids – success rate of over 90%
Support bid development within other engineering groups
Project Support and Mentoring
Provide project support to Net-shape and Additive Manufacturing team including reporting
Mentoring of team on project management
Set-up theme project reporting system
Business Director, Magna Parva Ltd.
Responsible for running Magna Parva's Space Business
Bid management – highly successful bringing in multiple projects per year from near zero baseline
Project Management – ran all space projects within the company (4-6, total value of £1-2M)
Defined strategy and built strategic relationships with other organizations
Work for STFC
Chair of major STFC funding committee – PPRP (2007-2009)
Worked as adviser to STFC on “failing” projects (2009-2010)
Technical and programmatic management of the MIXS instrument for the ESA Bepi Colombo mission (value of £4M+)
SRC Senior Project Manager
Member of SRC management team setting strategy for the center
Program management of the centers 40+ projects
Developed SRC PM handbook and ran course for new staff in project management
Developed proposal procedure for the SRC
Interviewing of engineers for new posts
Science Strategy Development
Responsible for Astrium UK’s strategy development for all future science missions and space science instrumentation.
Responsible for delivery of all future project activities in Space science ( >£10M per year)
Provide science business area inputs to Astrium UK's medium term planning.
Provide scientific and technical support to business development group for a diverse range of projects
Responsible for developing collaborations and technology transfer opportunities in Space Science with UK academic groups and UK government
Support to BNSC and PPARC on future missions – including technical reports
Coordination of all Space Science and technology related studies in the UK including responsibility for meeting financial targets
Responsible for UK Space Science R&D budget (around £1M in 2006)
Study Manager for ESA funded ExoMars Rover Study – delivered on time and within budget
Study Manager for ESA funded ISHTAR Study – delivered on time and within budget
Led internal studies on Mars and Venus Missions (later Venus Express)
Project Manager UK Earthshine mission
Line Management and other activities
Staff Management of Space Science Group (1999 – 2004). Set objectives, review performance, and recommend promotions
Interview and recommend prospective candidates
Mentoring of younger staff
Member PPARC Education and Training Ctte.
Member PPARC Space Science Advisory Ctte.
Member UKISC Space Science Sub-ctte.
Member PPARC Aurora Advisory ctte. (left early 2005)
Project Manager, Eutelsat Project
Led team of 20-25 software engineers in the development of control center and ground station software; managing production, schedule, and budget
Increased project profit margin - 20% of division profits in FY1998.
Supervise staff allocation
Account Manager, Eutelsat SCC
Developing sales and marketing to client
Averaged over £50k per month sales to single client
Staff Consultant, Logica Performance Management System (PMS)
Implement PMS to Business Team of 15-20 staff - received high rating in survey of staff on ability as SC.
Set objectives, review performance, and recommend promotions
Interview and recommend prospective candidates
Led study for BNSC on future of Ka-band satcoms
Managed bid and technical aspect of ESA GSTP flight dynamics study
Developing future SCC business strategy for division
Input to Logica’s ISO9000 internal quality system (Cortex)
Co-Investigator on the NASA IMAGE Spacecraft
Co-developer of unique instrument (LENA) using a highly innovative surface interaction technique to provide the first images of Earth’s magnetosphere
Led multi-institutional team building LENA sensor; headed sensor design team, managing production, schedule and budget, devised QA plan
Team member developing space-borne ionosonde
Mission Scientist for NASA IMAGE Spacecraft
Designer of the IMAGE mission
Interfaced between NASA management, Project team and Science team
Managed scientific aspects of the project; maintained science integrity of the mission.
Evaluated contractor proposals for spacecraft procurement
Member of the MIDEX architectural design team
Principal Investigator on the NASA Svalrak Rocket
Designed unique mission concept; enabled first measurements of vertical profiles in Earth’s cusps
NASA representative in liaison with Norwegian Space Centre; resulted in new launch site development essential to mission
Led multi-national team to develop payload launched successfully in 1997; supervised all aspects including schedule and cost
Principal Investigator for plasma instrument on Norwegian PULSAUR II rocket
Led instrument team through design, development, and build phases; delivered sensor to specification on-schedule and in-budget
Lead US investigator and instrument manager; coordinated US groups’ collaboration with Norway resulting in successful launch in 1994
Consultant to Space Physics Division office at NASA HQ
Contributed to Space Physics Division policy; provided scientific input to decision process
Reviewed proposals submitted to NASA and recommended funding status
Sensor Development Team Member
Developed flight hardware and documentation for Comet Rendezvous Asteroid Flyby mission, Shuttle TSS-1 mission, Cassini plasma analyzer.
Co-wrote successful Cassini proposal, awarded in 1990
Led algorithm development on UARS
Research Associate Mullard Space Science Laboratory, Surrey, England 1984 - 1987
Project Manager for the Low-energy Plasma Analyser on CRRES Mission
Led instrument design, development, and implementation of innovative detector system; successfully flown, delivered on-time and in-budget
Developed surface science detector – sold to commercial company.
Environmental Testing Manager for Sensor on Meteosat P2
Developed environmental test procedures and documentation; successfully launched
Co-developed software for the AMPTE mission; widely used by science team for data analysis
University College London, Ph. D 1980 - 1984
Thermospheric Physics - Developed a 3-dimensional, time-dependent numerical model of the Earth’s thermosphere
University College London, B. Sc.(2.1) 1977 - 1980
Physics and Astronomy
DOORS requirements tracking 2007
Astrium Advanced Systems Engineering Course 2002
Astrium Space School - Proposal Writing Course 2001
Introduction to SAR 2000
Project Management (DeMarco and Lister) 1999
Logica Staff Consultant Development Centre Workshop 1999
Logica Building Client Relationships 1998
Logica Risk Management 1998
Solution Selling overview 1998
Logica Project Management 1997
Logica Performance Management 1997
Logica Interviewing Skills 1997
NASA Principles of Project Management 1996
Hy Silver Proposal Writing 1995
NASA Ethics training 1994
NASA Multicultural training 1994
NASA/GSFC Radiation Safety 1993
NASA Quality Increase Award 1996
NASA Performance Award 1995
NASA Performance Award 1994
NASA Certificate of Outstanding Performance 1992
NASA Quality Increase Award 1992
BMFT/DFVLR award for work on the AMPTE UKS Spacecraft 1987
Publications and Presentations
Over 70 peer reviewed scientific and technical publications
Numerous technical reports, including design documents, interface specifications and test procedures.
Scientific and technical presentations at professional meetings throughout the USA and Europe.
Presentations to committees at many levels throughout numerous government agencies including advocate reviews.
Professional and committee Memberships
American Geophysical Union 1981 - 1997
UK Polar Platform Specialist Panel on Solar Terrestrial Physics 1986
GSFC Scientific Colloquia Committee 1991 - 1994
NASA Inner Magnetospheric Imager Science Definition Team 1991 - 1995
GSFC Medium Class Explorer Architectural Design Team 1994
Logica SCC Development Team 1998 - 1990
PPARC Technology Review Committee 2000
PPARC Space Science Technology Working Group 2001
PPARC Education and Training Committee 2003 - 2005
PPARC Aurora Advisory Committee 2004 - 2005
PPARC Space Science Advisory Committee 2005 - 2006
STFC PPRP (Chair) 2007 - 2009
ESA Harmonisation Working Group for AM 2013 - present
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