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     Date Submitted:06-05-2014
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     Current job:Spacecraft Senior System Engineer
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     KeywordsSpace System, Project manager, Satellite,Launch vehicle
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    SENIOR SPACE SYSTEM MANAGER

     

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    June 2011

    MDA Information Systems
    Montreal, Canada
    Long term relocation in Zheleznogorsk, Krasnoyarsk Region, Russia

    March.2008

     

     

     

    RESIDENT SYSTEM ENGINEER

     

    Directly reporting to the Space Segment manager, the Spacecraft Lead Engineer, the Ground Segment Program Manager

     

    in the frame of the LYBID program, MDA, as prime contractor, delivers to its Ukrainian customer a validated space system. The manufacturing of the Spacecraft was subcontracted to the largest Russian manufacturer of telecommunication satellites : JSC ISS “Reshetnev”.

    MAIN TASKS

    • MDA representative on site for technical and programmatic aspects;

    • Form a close working relationship with the Russian satellite Manufacturer to follow up execution of the contract (performance, reviews, milestones delivery, schedule, anomalies, actions items)

    • Maintain regular reporting and coordination lines with the Program managers and technical teams to ensure coherence of satellite and system activities from the design phase up to the satellite acceptance

    • Ensure that major action items are tracked, answered, reviewed and closed.

    • Spacecraft system engineer :

    • undertake development, fabrication, qualification, and supporting in-orbit commissioning of the spacecraft.

    • support payload and ground segment system engineers to define mission requirements, concepts and interface definition

    • control of the interfaces between the systems

    • ensure that the spacecraft solution meets all technical requirements

    • review of spacecraft and its subsystem and units design, test, and verification documentation

    • analyse design review packages and actively participating in design review meetings, identifying areas of non-compliance, potential risk, and recommend appropriate actions to take.

    • Provide technical support to the launcher interface definition;

    • Provide technical support to the satellite requirements and performance;

    • Provide technical expertise and coordination in the monitoring of the satellite procurement program

    • as Lead bus engineer , monitor the progress and implementation of the bus industrial activities design, manufacturing, and integration including subsystems and unit level.

    • Ensure oversight support of the spacecraft construction, integration and test phase at the Manufacturer's facility.

    • Lead or assist in troubleshooting problems and anomalies with the design and/or test of units or subsystems, and evaluate the recommended corrective actions proposed by the satellite manufacturer

    • Assess the Manufacturer's design, manufacturing processes, and quality practices and provide recommendations to result in the delivery of a more reliable spacecraft.

    • Support the definition and execution of the operational activities of the satellite

    • Launch campaigns of the satellite

    • Launch and Early Operations Phase (LEOP);

    • Satellite In-Orbit Testing

     

    COMPETENCES

    • System engineering

    • Practical satellite industry experience in communications satellite and satellite bus

    • Extensive experience in Russian engineering practices;

    • Good working knowledge of spacecraft subsystems, bus subsystems in particular

    • Experience in unit and subsystem and SC level budgets, analysis and specifications

    • Experience with test requirements and evaluation of test results for units, subsystems and SC.

    • End to end experience of the Spacecraft life profile : design, manufacturing, integration, testing, launch and In orbit Testing

    • Procurement

    • Strong experience in managing Russian subcontractors

    • Strong experience with Russian industrial methods (design manufacturing, PA/QA, testing)

    • Experience in the procurement (and troubleshooting analysis) on all the satellite bus hardware

    • 2 years experience in a field office at a satellite contractor premises

    • Ability to initiate, evaluate and negotiate necessary industrial changes

    • Project management

    • Organisation to ensure technical supervision on a large subcontract (milestones, deliverables, schedule, action items management)

    • Ability to propose way forward to control risks and guide critical decisions.

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to apply these to motivate teams or to ease the interactions with teams having conflicting interests;

    • Ability to understand/synthesise complex issues

    • Ability to manage conflicting interests;

    • Personal skills

    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Ability to build up team spirit

    • Easy integration within different teams from different countries

    • Diplomacy, conflict resolution

    • Pro activity

    • Autonomy, responsibility

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    June 2011

    ASTRIUM ST with assignment in ARIANESPACE – Program Directorate

    Evry, France - Baïkonour, Kazakhstan - – Kourou, French Guiana

    March.2008

    March 2008

    ASTRIUM ST with assignment in STARSEM – Program Directorate

    Evry, France - Baïkonour, Kazakhstan

    April.2006

     

     

     

    LAUNCH VEHICLE TECHNICAL MANAGER

     

    Directly reporting to the VP -Soyuz Exploitation Director

     

    5 years, ~12 launchers procured, 3 main development programs, 8 launch campaigns

    MAIN TASKS

    • Ensure the the launch vehicle procurement by managing the industrial contractors (TsSKB progress, Samara, for the Soyuz 3 stage and NPO-Lavochkin in Khimki for the Fregat upper stage)

    • Verify the consistency of the definition, production & control logic according to contracts and product assurance plans (NCR, CP, RFD)

    • Ensuring the maintainance of the documentation (definition, justification files user’s manual)

    • Monitoring progress and implementation of industrial activities (manufacturing, AIT) and milestone deliveries,providing regular progress report, managing anomalies& actions lists

    • Lead or assist in troubleshooting problems and anomalies with the design and/or test of units or subsystems, and evaluate the recommended corrective actions proposed by the manufacturer.

    • Ensure that in-flight/ production experience is taken into account for the preparation of the recurrent vehicles;

    • Lead towards the customer the manufacturing and AIT reviews (HRR HDR, TRR, TRB, PSR, Acceptance)

    • Launch Vehicle Technical Authority towards the customer during the launch campaigns

    • Support the definition and on site implementation of the launch campaigns of the LV, Upper stage and the coordination with the Spacecraft preparation

    • Monitor the launch vehicle integration, validation & launch operations

    • Coordinate the launch vehicle anomaly processing for ground and flight operation

    • Coordinate the adaptation (required by a dedicated launch) and development programs, managing launcher's industrial contractors

    • review the analysis of the requirements for change of qualification objectives

    • coordinate the generation of the development specification

    • review the proposed technical solutions, the modification of the definition & lead the impact analysis (including non regression)

    • review the validation, justification & testing logic

    • generate the resulting work packages break down

    • monitor progress and implementation of industrial activities

    • lead the change proposal process and the qualification reviews (PDR, CDR, TRR, TRB Acceptance Review) towards the customer

    • Example of adaptations :

      • unified SC electrical interface(TM, pyro,imbilical lines) for Fregat upper stage

      • fairing adaptation (RF windows, length extension, extra thermal insulation)

      • introduction of GPS data into the Fregat upper stage navigation logic (Pleiades)

      • redesign (postfailure) of the Fregat propellant pressurisation system (Globalstar 8)

      • new generation of OnBoard Computer on the Fregat upper stage (Globalstar 7)

    • Examples of development programs led or supported :

      • Soyuz 2-1-A “: (MetOp A) introduction of the 4.11 m fairing and of the digital control system (OBC, sofware,database) on board the Soyuz vehicle (structure design, control system unit ans software design, piloting flight dynamics)

      • Soyuz-2-1-B “ (Corot): introduction of the RD124 engines on-board the 3rd stage of Soyuz vehicle (new engine, new piloting, adaptation of the control system,of the structure and of the electrical and fluid interface of the stage)

      • Soyuz in French Guyana “: adaptation (safety, climate, new launch pad...) and certification (quality, safety) of the launcher for the use in the Guyanese Space Center, development of new set of launch ground supporting system (propellant and gaz fuelling, ground control system, air conditionning ...)

      • Fregat MT” (Galileo): major performance improvement by extending the propellant tanks (structure redesign) and optimizing on board control layout and design

    • Provide technical expertise on the Launcher requirements and performance
      (Company management, Spacecraft Customer, Insurance community)

     

    COMPETENCES

    • System engineering

    • Strong experience in Russian engineering practices;

    • Strong and practical space industry experience in launcher, upper stage and automated vehicle system design (budget, analysis , specification) manufacturing, test, qualification and operation (from low to complex leve, ground, board, HW, SW)

    • Good working knowledge on all the technical discipline: structure, propulsion, flight dynamic, thermal, avionics

    • Good knowledge of the SC / launcher interface definition

    • Procurement

    • Management of Russian subcontractors for the procurement of large and complex systems (launcher, upper stage, ground support system)

    • Experience on the procurement on most of the launcher hardware

    • Strong experience in management of manufacturing processes and troubleshouting on different subsystems

    • Strong experience with Russian industrial methods (design manufacturing, PA/QA, testing)

    • Ability to initiate, evaluate and negotiate necessary industrial changes

    • Capability to propose the steps necessary to control risks and guide critical decisions.

    • Project management

    • Experience of technical supervision on a large subcontract and complex product

    • Customer interface : representation/ promotion, diplomacy, commitment, protection of the company's interests

    • Experience in leading development program on complex space systems

    • Experience in supporting and coordinating complex launch campaign

    • Excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to apply these to the interactions with teams having conflicting interests;

    • Ability to understand and clearly synthesise complex issues

    • Ability to manage conflicting situation;

    • Ability to build a strategy to control risks and guide critical decisions.

    • Ability to coordinate teams (large, from different companies and different nationality)

    • Personal skills

    • Effective presentation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills

    • Autonomy, responsibility

    • Good resistance to pressure

    • Multinational environment

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    June 2011

    ASTRIUM ST with assignment in ARIANESPACE – Program Directorate

    Evry, France - Baïkonour, Kazakhstan - – Kourou, French Guiana

    March.2008

     

     

     

    LAUNCHER (Ariane Soyuz-Fregat, Vega) AVIONIC SYSTEM MANAGER

     

     

     

    MAIN TASKS

    • Managing industrial subcontractors for the procurement of the different launchers integrated avionics systems

    • Verify the consistency of the definition, production & control logic according to contracts and product assurance plans (NCR, CP, RFD)

    • Control the maintainance of the documentation (definition, justification files user’s manual)

    • Monitor progress and implementation of industrial activities (manufacturing, AIT) and milestone deliveries,providing regular progress report, managing anomalies& actions lists

    • Lead or assist in troubleshooting problems and anomalies with the design and/or test of units or subsystems, and evaluate the recommended corrective actions proposed by the manufacturer.

    • Ensure that in-flight/ production experience is taken into account for the preparation of the recurrent vehicles;

    • Avionic Technical Authority towards the customer during the launch campaigns

    • Support the definition and on site implementation of the avionics test during the LV launch campaigns

    • Monitor the avionics validation & launch operations

    • Coordinate the avionic system anomaly processing for ground and flight operation

    • Lead or assist specific avionics development programs, managing industrial contractors

    • review the analysis of the requirements for change of qualification objectives

    • coordinate the generation of the development specification

    • review the proposed technical solutions, the modification of the definition & lead the impact analysis (including non regression)

    • review the validation, justification & testing logic

    • generate the resulting work packages break down

    • monitor progress and implementation of industrial activities

    • lead the change proposal process and the qualification reviews (PDR, CDR, TRR, TRB Acceptance Review) towards the customer

    • Examples of development programs led or supported :

      • Soyuz in French Guyana “: as per the safety requirement of the Guyana Space Center, it was requested to adapt the Soyuz launcher to welcome a ground controlled neutralization/ safety system based on the existing units used on Ariane 5

      • On board video transmission kit” : autonomous system of video cameras, data processing and transmission installed on board Fregat upper stage (new subsystem design and qualification).

    COMPETENCES

    • System engineering

    • Large experience on different system design, test and operation (Russian, European)

    • Strong experience in Russian engineering practices;

    • Experience in unit and subsystem level budgets, analysis and specifications

    • Experience with test requirements and evaluation of test results for units and subsystems

    • Procurement

    • Procurement diversity : experience with 3 launchers avionics hardware

    • Product management :experience in establishing some hardware family performance evaluation processes, lessons learned, and adequacy of test and process non-conformance corrective actions.

    • Subcontractors management (Europe, Russia)

    • Experience of PA/QA practices:procurement, manufacturing, processes (CP, NCR,RFW)

    • Organization skills to handle different vehicles and methods

    • Personal skills

    • Effective presentation skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills in an international environment

    • Autonomy, responsibility

    • Customer interface as technical authority : synthesis of complex problem to help understanding and decision making

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

    March. 2008

    ASTRIUM ST with assignment in STARSEM – Program Directorate

    Evry, France - Baïkonour, Kazakhstan

    Feb. 2005

     

     

     

    SPACECRAFT/LAUNCHER ELECTRICAL INTERFACES MANAGER

     

    In charge of three Ariane 5 avionic subsystems : Telemetry, Measurement and Destruction
    (500 sensors + data acquisition and processing system, Measurement databases, RF transmitting and receiving systems, pyro systems)

     

    MAIN TASKS

    • Manage the SC / Launcher EMC mission analysis

    • maintain the launcher requirements documentation (EMC criterias, Radio systems characteristics)

    • coordinate the analysis performed by Russians entities with the SC customer teams

    • perform the Mission Analysis Reviews towards Spacecraft Customer

    • generate the final mission analysis EMC report

    • Manage the SC/LV electrical interface

    • Maintain the launcher definition documentation (umbilical lines, RF link, telemetry, sensors, and SC separation system)

    • Analyse the SC interfaces requirements, propose and, agree a definition of the SC/LV electrical interfaces (maintaining the corresponding ICD)

    • Specify the definition for manufacturing, monitor the procurement and accept the corresponding adapter electrical system

    • Specifiy and manage the AIT of the adapter and of the SC/LV electrical interface during fit-checks and launch campaign

    • ensure preparation and coordination (documentation, schedule, HW,, SW and human resources) of different SC/Launcher interface testing (SC/Adapter fit-check, SC/Adapter shock-release test, SC and launcher launch campaign, Launch chronology) on several programs (Galaxy 14 for Panamsat, GIOVE-A for ESA, RADARSAT-2 for MDA …)

     

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