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     Date Submitted:05-09-2014
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     Current job:Engineering Manager & Technical Project Lead
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsProject Management, Programme Management, Process Development, Human Spaceflight Operations, Training, Business Development, PR, Marketing, Agile Methodologies
    CV

    ·        High achieving professional with a confident persona and exceptional interpersonal skills.

    ·         Strong experience in the space industry, specifically operations and systems engineering. 

    ·         Worked and presented in over 8 countries. Excellent cultural understanding and international experience.

    ·         Capacity to work efficiently in a dynamic environment within an interdisciplinary team. Impeccable communication skills and a solid analytical ability.

    ·         Dedicated work ethic with a solid technical and business background. 

    ·         International experience in project management, leadership and business development.

     

    Work Experience:

    June 2014 - Present - PR & Communications Team, Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Vienna, Austria

    ·         Selected as a member of SGAC’s leadership team. Working with the SGAC Network and Executive Office to report on their many activities worldwide through content creation.

    ·         Establishing strategic relationships with space publications.

    ·         Developed project management strategy ensuring task execution coherence.

     

    June 2013 - Present - Engineering Manager - Intelligent Transportation Systems &

    Technical Project Lead at Miovision Technologies, Kitchener, Canada

    ·         Leading the Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) engineering group. Specifically focused on Miovision's Spectrum product conducting real-time traffic signal optimization.

    ·         Planning requirements with stakeholders and moving projects through the entire project framework as ITS Technical Project Lead. Including diligently managing schedules, identifying product risks and clearly communicating them to stakeholders.

    ·         Presenting well-receivedITS programme updates regularly to management team and company.

    ·         Excellent Business Development recordthrough facilitating customer and partner relationships.

    ·         Consistently promoting customer-oriented business aptitude and technical design.

    ·         Completed a Dale Carnegie - Leadership Training for Managers course. PMP designation candidate.

     

    June 2012 - May 2013 – Self-Employed Expert Speaker and Lecturer

    ·         Lectured King's College London (University of London) Physics Students on Future Human Spaceflight Training and Operations.

    ·         Taught at the International Space University (ISU) Space Studies Program (SSP12) to groups of 40 students as a Team Project Expert Speaker at Florida Institute of Technology, Melbourne, FL, USA.

    ·         Worked onsite directly with the team in Florida to develop a strategy for a next generation space station and presentation format. Training initially provided through web conferencing facilities.

     

    Jan 2011 - Dec 2012 - ISS Payload Operations Engineer at VEGA Space GmbH, Cologne, Germany

    Based at MUSC (Microgravity User Support Centre) at DLR (German Aerospace Centre) Cologne

    ·         Worked with the ISS Flight Control Team to support crew activities and execute payload operations on-board the International Space Station.

    ·         Demanded focussed attention, excellent communication and effective teamwork.

    ·         Demonstrated the use of strong problem solving skills in a fast-paced environment.

    ·         Led the development of crew procedures. Adapted to consistently changing deadlines and priorities.

    ·         Wrote technical crew procedures detailing payload assembly and operational instructions.

    ·         Worked to a tight project deadline promoting time-management and leadership skills.

    ·         Presented training sessions to management, colleagues and clients regarding payload integration and assembly. Produced training material for international project teams.

     

    May 2010 - Dec 2010 - Trainee at ESA European Astronaut Centre (EAC), Cologne, Germany

    ·         Considerably advanced the Gravity Loading Countermeasure Skinsuit (GLCS) project in the Crew Medical Support Office. Investigated factors of bone loss to develop a skinsuit loading metric.

    ·         Regularly created technical reports and presented current project status to division.

    ·         Collected and analysed data on Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) training and operations. Used to provide recommendations for future training and process improvement.

     

    June 2009 - September 2009 - ISU Teaching Associate at NASA Ames Research Centre, USA

    ·         Taught at the Space Studies Program (SSP09) in the Physical Sciences department. Frequently presented to and worked closely with students of various nationalities and professional backgrounds.

    ·         Developed excellent organizational skills through planning events, including international panels with distinguished lecturers and guests.

     

    July - September 2007 - Research Assistant- Internship at King’s College London, UK

    ·         Contributed to the biophotonics research field immediately and produced innovative results. Prepared samples and analysed these using Raman spectroscopy; investigating dental decay diagnosis.

    ·         Worked efficiently to a strict deadline and communicated well with supervisors.

     

    Education:

    2009-2010          International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France

    MSc Space Management

    ·         Courses taken included Best Practices in Project Management, P&L and Balance Sheets, Product Management, Advanced Economics,Business Development, Management of International Projects and Strategic Planning. Excelled in International Negotiation.

    ·         Collaborated in an interdisciplinary teamto evaluate space analogue sites, producing a roadmap to Mars. Analysed technology of EVA simulations and crew training whilst identifying critical gaps.

    ·         Project bought by NASA for €25,000. Utilised to provide a baseline for a manned mission to Mars.

     

    2008-2012          Cranfield University, UK

    MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering

    ·         Modules taken include Space Systems Engineering, Astrodynamics and Control Systems.

    ·         Made integral decisions and carried out mission trade-offs during development phases in an international team project to design a mission to Titan.

     

    2008                 International Space University (ISU), France

    Space Studies Programme (SSP) (Host site: Barcelona, Spain)

    ·         Created a tool to assess the commercial viability of potential spaceports for human spaceflight missions. Utilised by the FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) for Commercial Spaceflight applications.

     

    2005-2008          King’s College London (University of London) UK

                              BSc Mathematics and Physics with Astrophysics

    ·         Successfully led the final year project investigating Hawking Radiation emitted from Black Holes. Project won the award for the best project poster and presentation.

     

    Skills:

    ·         Languages: English (Fluent), German (Basic), French (Basic), Hindi (Fluent), Punjabi (Fluent)

    ·         Software: Proficient in MicrosoftWord, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Project and project planning tools including Trello & Rally. Experience in Matlab, Javascript, CSS and XML.


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