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Thu, 18 Jul 2019 17:00:44 +0000
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     Date Submitted:04-05-2014
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     Current job:Systems Design and Validation Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsDetail, people and task oriented decision maker. Both practically and theoretically strong in problem solving. Experience with working on large, multi-national projects. Focused and driven towards goals, aiming to succeed and excel in all that I take p
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    Education

    Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge                                                       2010 - 2013

    Bachelor Degree

    B.A. (Hons) Natural Sciences - Astrophysics  2.1 (in all three years of study)

    Arthur Mellows Village College

             2008 - 2010

    A-Levels

     

    Chemistry (A), Further Mathematics (A), Mathematics (A*), Physics (A*)

    Arthur Mellows Village College

              2003-2008

    GCSEs

    6 A* and 6 A, including Mathematics, Double English and Double Science

    Work Experience

    MBDA - Systems Design Engineer - Graduate Development Programme                         November 2013 - Present

    Full time position, with tasks such as synthesising user requirements into technical requirement specifications for design, whilst engaging with and understanding the constraints and needs of the end customer and design authorities and communicating these with senior engineers and management across Europe. My knowledge of missile sub-systems, electronic interfaces and system level environmental limitations has improved greatly, extending further afield than purely the defence sector. During my first 6 months, I was directly responsible for saving the company in the region of £500,000 as well as independently coming up with and submitting a proposal for a multi-million saving over the next decade, which is now being implemented.

    A.G.L. Consulting- Engineering Associate Consultant                                     Summer 2012  

    Assisted with the Managing Director in data analysis for which we collected from on-site locations.

    R.H. Engineering Services - Engineering Maintenance Assistant                                Summer 2011 & 2012

    Travelled regionally to repair, maintain and service garage lifting and bay equipment. This role was full time and involved real world, hands-on engineering analysis and problem solving.

    Research Experience

    University of Central Lancashire, 9 week Research Placement                                                Summer 2013

    Critically evaluated research papers at the forefront of galactic research and collaborated with academics on the subject. Compiled a large database for galactic variables which I then applied statistical analysis to. Successfully wrote several funding proposals to the Royal Astronomical Society and to Trinity Hall. The work will contribute to an academic paper in preparation on super massive black hole formation and evolution.

    Additional Skills

    Computing- Working knowledge with systems engineering tools IBM Rhapsody, DOORS and Dimensions. Advanced use of MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Experience with C++ and Matlab.

    Language- German - Intermediate (GCSE level), Russian - beginner.

    Writing- Completed an extended essay at university and have begun writing astrophysics articles online.

    Positions of Responsibility

    UKYP Youth MP                     2009 -2010

    I was the national representative for young people in my home city. I managed two deputies and coordinated local meetings with councillors and business executives and delivered speeches and presentations to key stakeholders.

    Captain of Trinity Hall Pool Club                                   2011 - 2012

    Selected and trained the college pool team, organised weekly matches, securing promotion and the cup title.

    Awards and Honours

    Fellowship with the Royal Astronomical Society (FRAS) and Member of the Institute of Physics (MInstP)                         2013

    Arthur Mellows Village College Mathematics and Physics Prizes              2011,2011

    Duke of Edinburgh Bronze, Silver Awards, (Gold Pending)               2009, 2011, (2015)

    Eliahou Dangoor STEM Scholarship                              2010

    Ti-nSpire National Team Challenge Champion                  2009

    Interests and Hobbies

    Amateur Astronomy- Use of my own telescope, operated telescopes at the Alston Observatory.

    Music- Have played the guitar for ten years and regularly watch live music, of all genres.

    Sport- Go to the gym at least three times a week in the evenings and play football on weekends.


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