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