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     Date Submitted:02-07-2014
     Last Modified:03-07-2014 (12:53)
    Job information
     Current job:Payload technical responsible as System and AIV Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpace System Engineer AIV manager Engineer ECSS Electrical design Test Engineer Labview Rational DOORS Test Campaigns Quality assurance RAMS Technical management Definition of requirements and specifications System and architectural design A



    Company/ Institution: Instituto Nacional de Técnica Aeroespacial (INTA)
    Department: Space Programs Department  
    Project: Mercury Imaging X-ray Spectrograph (MIXS), an X-ray Telescope and Collimator onboard of ESA Bepi Colombo mission. 
    Position: Payload technical responsible as System Engineer and  Assembly, integration and verification (AIV) manager Engineer

    Aims and tasks:    

    • Technical management of MIXS payload at INTA (Focal plane assembly, MIXS DPU and PSU and inter-unit harness)
    •    Definition of payload requirements and specifications.
    •    System and architectural design and analysis. 
    •    Manufacturing, assembly and integration of MIXS STM, EM, QM and FM at instrument level. 
    •    Full qualification of MIXS:  System qualification (STM, EM, QM) and acceptance (FM) test campaign management: environmental test campaign (vibration, thermal, thermal-vacuum, shock), EMC test campaign, functional test campaign. Analysis and report of acceptance test results.
    •    Treatment of quality assurance aspects.
    •    Integration campaign at S/C as design authority.
    •    Subcontractors and partner´s technical management.


    Company/ Institution: National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA)  
    Department: Space Programs Department  
    Project: OPTOS (Cubesat)
    Position: Mechanical System Engineer and AIV Engineer

    Aims and tasks: 

    • Mechanical and thermal analysis at system level. 
    • System design of mechanical and thermal vacuum test and electrical functional test during OPTOS QM test campaign. 

    Company/ Institution: AERNNOVA
    Department: Structural design and mechanical analysis
    Project: SEOSAT/Ingenio
    Position: Structural design and mechanical analysis engineer

    Aims and tasks:    

    •   Structural design and mechanical analysis of the secondary mechanical structure of the SEOSAT satellite for PDR phase. 


    Company/ Institution: ALESTIS AEROSPACE
    Department: I+D+i  (R&D)
    Project: CENIT/TARGET
    Position: Research and development engineer

    Aims and tasks:   

    • R&D activities coordination for CENIT/TARGET project. 



    Academic Degree: Master in Satellite Technology
    Master course: System engineer - Space segment ( 5 credits)
    University: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)
    Qualification: With Honors 


    Academic Degree: Master in Science and technology from Space  (60 ECTS credits )
    University: Universidad de Alcalá (UAH)
    Department: Space Research 
    Qualification: With Honors


    Academic Degree: Pegasus Award
    Subject: Master Thesis in new high performance thermoplastic for use as matrix in glass/carbon fiber reinforced composite laminates.
    University: TU Delft University (Netherlands), Faculty of Aerospace Engineering.
    Department: Design and Production of Composites Structures
    Academic Degree: Ingeniero Superior Aeronáutico (Aerospace Engineer)
    Specialty: Aircrafts and spacecrafts (A2)
    Centre: Escuela Técnica Superior de ingenieros Aeronáuticos (ETSIA)
    University: Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM)


    Fellowship:  JAE programme
    Organization: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)
    Purpose: Development of thermo/mechanical design of the PCM (Power Converter Module) integrated in BELA (BepiColombo Laser Altimeter) as part of the international scientific payload of BepiColombo mission (ESA-JAXA).
    Host institution: Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía (IAA) 
    Department:  Department of Solar System


    Training courses:


    Subject: Uncertainty in Measurements
    Place: Metrological Laboratory at INTA
    Purpose: Calculation of uncertainty in measurements. Monte Carlo Method vs GMU analysis. Uncertainty in technical specifications. Calibration of instruments. 

    Subject: Advanced applications for FEM: modeling of mechanical joints and contact
    Place: Department of structural analysis at INTA
    Purpose: Modelling of bolted, riveted, welded and contact joints.


    Subject: Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) testing.
    Place: Environmental tests laboratory at INTA
    Purpose: Conducted and radiated electromagnetic compatibility tests for spacecraft.  


    Subject: Post-processing of FEM results
    Place: Department of structural analysis at INTA
    •   Processing of Average/derive and derive/average, extrapolation and averaging Methods.  
    •   Failure Criteria.


    Subject: Space mechanical environmental testing.
    Place: Environmental tests laboratory at INTA 
    • Vibration test in electro mechanic system: Theoretical and practical parameters.
    • Mechanical tests for spacecraft.

    Languages Skills:

    Spanish: Native
    English: High Level 

    Computer skills and competences:

    Operated Systems: LINUX and WINDOWS
    Programming Languages: Fortran 95 , MatLab, Maple, 
    Computer Assisted Design: SolidEdge and Microstation, CATIA V5 R19 (Design, Analysis and Advanced Surfaces Modules)
    Mechanical Analysis: NASTRAN/PATRAN, ANSYS
    Thermal Analysis: ESATAN/ESARAD
    Computational fluid dynamics (CFD): ANSYS-CFX (Solver and post-processor)
    Mission simulation tool: STK
    Others: Package Open Office and Microsoft Office (Project, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Latex and Lyx (text editor program), TecPlot (Visualizer), LabView (Interface to acquire external-device data).

    International Congress: 

    62nd (IAC) International Astronautical Congress 2011 (Cape Town, Sudafrica, 2011) 

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