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     Date Submitted:10-04-2014
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     Current job:Post-graduate Student
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     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsInternational mind-set, dynamic, active, efficient, accurate, adaptive, aerospace engineering, aeronautical engineering, flight dynamics, flight test, flight performance, flight control, flight models, aerodynamcis
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    Dear Recruitment Manager,

    Profile Submission: Flight Physic, Flight Test Engineer, Simulator Engineer and Aerodynamicst

    I write you to present the submission of my professional profile to be considered for future vacancies within the Aerospace sector. I am a current student of the Aerospace Dynamics MSc at Cranfield University (UK) and I parallel my last year of the Aeronautical M. Eng. at UPC-BarcelonaTECH (Spain). The Aerospace Dynamics MSc is an intensive programme focused on Flight Dynamics whose modules were created by renowned academics such as the dynamicist Dr M.V. Cook. Henceforth, providing me the capabilities to face complex problems and deliver high standard’s solutions efficiently.

    My commitment to pursue a career in the aerospace sector was rewarded with an Aerospace MSc Bursary by the Royal Aeronautical Society andthe Royal Academy of Engineering. Applicants had to demonstrate to a chartered academic board devotion to the field as well as talent, technical and analytical skills. My academic results and active involvement in multicultural aerospace-related activities reflected my determination to push the boundaries of the field and to achieve ambitious goals. I desire to start my career as a Flight Dynamicist Engineer and progressively develop to senior and project management positions. I would be honoured to place my career in a company thatoffers these opportunities in a thrilling atmosphere.

    Selected by an ESA representative, I attended the 13th CVA Summer School (France). There, I was lectured by top managers and senior engineers with as impressive experiences as the ESA’s astronaut instructor Mr Stéphane Ghiste. The most ambitious scheme I have taken part in was the industry awarded ALARIC Project: aimed to design a civilian multipurpose UAV. Being a manager of the Aerodynamics and Performance Department allowed me to lead a passionate team responsible for the exterior design of the vehicle and the validation of its mission performance and flying qualities. I have also worked temporarily at Airbus A380 Cabin Systems Department (Toulouse, France) developing technical documentation. A proof of my adaptive skills to the different aerospace fields thanks to my academic background.

    Complementing my technical knowledge, I am regarded to possess an international mind-set and an enterprising predisposition. Assets that I am confident will contribute to the growth of leading and dynamic companyand make me fit naturally in your facilities.

    I enclose my CV and references for your consideration. I remain at your disposal for any proposals, interviews or further contact at your convenience.

    Yours faithfully, 

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    OBJECTIVE: A challenging and motivating engineering position in a modern and active environment.
    ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
    2013 - 2014 Aerospace Dynamics MSc. Cranfield University. United Kingdom.    GPA: 83% (top 5%).
    Specialization in Aerodynamics, Flight Dynamics, Test, Control, Simulation and Identification.
    MSc Thesis: Investigation of the supersonic attachment-line flow supervised by D.I.A. Poll.
    Scholarship: Aerospace MSc Bursary granted by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE).
     
    2009 - 2014 Aeronautical Engineering. UPC-BarcelonaTECH. Spain.    GPA: 77% (top 5%).
    Equivalent to an Aerospace M.Eng. + MSc in Aircraft Design.
    Honors in: Algebra, Physics, Differential Equations, Airport Planning.
    Scholarship: High honors granted by Generalitat de Catalunya for outstanding results.
     
    Jul 2012 13th CVA Summer School. Ecole de l’Air, Salon-de-Provence. France.
    Annual ESA¬-dependant course where space industry top managers and engineers lectured.
    Project: Post ISS future activities in LEO: Artificial gravity for human beings in space.
     
    2007 - 2009 A-Levels/Advanced Placement. Barcelona. Spain.    GPA: 100%. 
     
    Additional courses in Computer Science, Aerodynamics and Hypersonics from:
    MITx (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Cambridge (MA), United States.
    UQx (University of Berkeley), Berkeley (CA), United States.
    EXPERIENCE
    2013 Airbus Customer Support – A380 Cabin Systems. Toulouse. France.
    Elaboration of a maintenance aid booklet of the A380’s Cabin Systems and Smoke Detection System. Document to be delivered within the aircraft technical documentation.
     
    Jun 2013 Airbus Defence and Space workshop: UAVs in military and civil use. Le Bourget, France.
     
    2013 Flight Performance Manager at ALARIC Project. UPC-BarcelonaTECH. 
    Engineering group aimed to design and test a long endurance UAV.
    Awarded the SENER Prize for Best Aeronautical Engineering Project by SENER on July 2013.
     
    2010- 2012 Structural designer and test engineer at We CanSat and We Copter Team. UPC-BarcelonaTECH. 
    Teams aimed to compete internationally in autonomous come-back missions.
     
    Languages English. Proficient. (Certificate in Advanced English by the University of Cambridge).
    French. Intermediate speech skills. Advanced writing comprehension.
    Spanish, Catalan. Natives.
     
    Organizations Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) member.
    Cranfield University Gliding Club member and student pilot.
    CVA (Community of Arianne Cities) Alumni member.
    EUROAVIA (the European Association of Aerospace Students) member.
    Elected Student Representative of 4000 students. 2008/09. Barcelona. Spain.
     
    Sports 10 years Swimmer and Waterpolo player at C.N.Martorell. Barcelona. Spain.
     
    Computing Proficient in: Matlab, Simulink, C++, Python, Ansys (and Fluent tool), SolidWorks, XFOIL, Office.
     
    REFERENCES
    Prof Dr D.I.A. Poll Hemeritus professor and MSc Thesis supervisor. Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
    Former President of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS). London, United Kingdom.
    Contact details on request.
     
    Mrs Susam Lam Aerospace Dynamics MSc Administrator. Cranfield University, United Kingdom.
    s.b.lam(at)cranfield.ac.uk
     
    Mr David Lefranq Cabin Electronics Group Manager. Airbus Central Entity. Toulouse, France.
    david.lefrancq(at)airbus.com
     
    Mr Mathieu Benard A380 Cabin Electronics Systems Engineer. Airbus Central Entity. Toulouse, France.
    mathieu.benard(at)airbus.com
     
    Prof Dr J. Quevedo Professor. UPC-BarcelonaTECH, Spain.
    Advanced Control Systems (ACS) Group Manager. UPC-BarcelonaTech, Spain.
    joseba.quevedo(at)upc.edu
     

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