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Roscosmos now says one of the Soyuz rocket’s four strap-on boosters failed to properly separate and nicked the core stage. SpaceNews.com
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The Senate confirmed James Morhard to be NASA’s deputy administrator late Oct. 11. SpaceNews.com
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Members of an independent NASA safety panel said they were worried that the Oct. 11 Soyuz launch failure could make safety concerns with the agency’s commercial crew program even worse. SpaceNews.com
Fri, 12 Oct 2018 02:25:11 +0000
Arianespace said Oct. 11 it’s too soon to say whether the Soyuz-ST rockets it uses to launch satellites from South America will be grounded following the failure of a Russian Soyuz-FG rocket carrying crew to the International Space Station. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 23:20:38 +0000
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LeoSat’s strategic partners, Spanish satellite operator Hispasat and Sky Perfect Jsat of Japan, are helping the constellation developer update its satellite design. SpaceNews.com
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Fresh off the success of a recent contract win to connect IBM Cloud customers with O3b satellites, SES’s chief executive said many of the operator’s future geostationary satellites will have attributes of O3b to appeal to more cloud networks. SpaceNews.com
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With Russia’s Soyuz spacecraft grounded for an indefinite period, NASA managers said Oct. 11 that they will look at ways to keep the current International Space Station crew in orbit for an extended period if needed. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 15:23:20 +0000
Thursday’s dramatic launch abort was the first time a crewed spacecraft bound for the ISS has suffered a mission critical failure. But it was not the first time that a manned Soyuz rocket has been forced to activate its launch abort system. SpaceNews.com
Thu, 11 Oct 2018 09:16:29 +0000
An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut are reported to be in good condition after a problem with their Soyuz rocket minutes after liftoff Oct. 11 forced them to abort their mission to the International Space Station and make an an emergency landing in Kazakhstan. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:14-10-2014
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     Current job:Work Package Manager
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     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
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     Keywords30 years experience in industry covering the full life cycle
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    Personal Details – Full details available on request

     

    Date of Birth          -        17th July 1967

    Marital Status       -         Married  with two children

    Nationality              -         British

     

    Personal Profile

    I am a self-motivated, result orientated and driven professional. During my thirty years working in industry, I have gained extensive experience covering the full life cycle. I am a strong believer of working as a team whilst recognising ones individual responsibilities to ensure the deliverables are achieved on time, on cost and to requirements.

    UK Security Clearance currently held with SSTL

     

    Employment History

     

    13th September 2010 – 30th September 2014

    Company               -                 SSTL, Guildford (Part of Airbus Defence and Space)

    Position                 -                 Subcontract Manager

     

    ·       Work Package Manager for a number of key European equipment suppliers, with multi million euro contracts for the European Satellite Navigation System (Galileo FOC)

    ·       Support and lead initial contract negotiations and then implement

    ·       Develop both short and long term business relationships

    ·       Negotiate the flow down and up of Contract Changes

    ·       Call, chair and minute all major milestone reviews covering design, manufacturing, test, acceptance and non-conformance

    ·       Perform critical review of milestone review data packs and raise discrepancy reports

    ·       Perform detailed analysis of schedules and then management of appropriate recovery actions

    ·       Analyse risks and identify appropriate risk mitigation plans

    ·       Continual monitoring of suppliers performance, taking remedial action when necessary

    ·       Report progress and status to internal and external stakeholders

    ·       Regular monitoring and update of internal work package costs and budgets

    ·       Support and lead internal team meetings

     

    1st June 2006 – 10th September 2010                       

    Company               -                 Airbus Defence and Space (Formerly EADS Astrium), Portsmouth

    Position                  -                 Equipment Supply Manager

     

    ·       Work Package Manager for a number of key European equipment suppliers, with multi million euro contracts for the European Satellite Navigation System (Galileo IOV)

    ·       Develop both short and long term business relationships

    ·       Negotiate the flow down of Contract Changes

    ·       Call, chair and minute all major milestone reviews covering design, manufacturing, test, acceptance and non-conformance

    ·       Perform critical review of milestone review data packs and raise discrepancy reports

    ·       Perform detailed analysis of schedules and then management of appropriate recovery actions

    ·       Analyse risks and identify appropriate risk mitigation plans

    ·       Continual monitoring of suppliers performance, taking remedial action when necessary

    ·       Report progress and status to internal and external stakeholders

    ·       Regular monitoring and update of internal work package costs and budgets

    ·       Support and lead internal team meetings

    ·       Support new bid negotiations

     

    23rd February 2004 – 1st June 2006

    Company               -                 EADS Astrium, Portsmouth

    Position                 -                 Senior Procurement Product Assurance Engineer

     

    ·       Call, chair and minute all major milestone reviews covering manufacturing, test, acceptance and non-conformance

    ·       Perform critical review of milestone review data packs and raise discrepancy reports

    ·       Perform system and process audits at the supplier’s facilities

    ·       Report status and maintain key metrics to internal stakeholders

    ·       Maintain trackers for RFD, RFW, NCRs and proactively progress to closure with internal and external customers

    ·       Perform Mandatory Inspection Points (MIP) at the supplier’s facilities

     

    December 1st 2003 – 13th February 2004

    Company               -                 Gazco, Exeter

    Position                  -                 Quality Assurance Administrator

     

    ·       Internal system auditing to ISO9001: 2000

    ·       Develop, Implement and maintain the Quality Management System (QMS)

    ·       Continuous improvement of the QMS

    ·       Improve awareness of the QMS at all level of the business

     

    January 2002 – 31st July 2003

    Company               -                 COM DEV Europe (Part of COM DEV Int.), Aylesbury

    Position                  -                 Senior Product Assurance Engineer

     

    ·       Responsible for all product assurance aspects, with regard to the design and manufacture of space related products for telecommunications and research based satellites

    ·       Day to day contact with both customers and suppliers with any quality related issues

    ·       Request and chair all Mandatory Inspections Points, quality reviews and participate in all design reviews

    ·       Prepare and authorise supporting project documentation

    ·       Identify root cause and recommend preventive actions against any non-conformance found

    ·       Lead internal and external process and system audits

    ·       Identify and recommend improvement activities

     

    April 2001 – January 2002

    Company               -                 COM DEV Wireless (Formerly Phase Devices), Dunstable

    Position                  -                 Project Manager

     

    ·       Responsible for managing every aspect of the design of new products within the telecommunications industry

    ·       Produce detailed project plans covering all necessary tasks.  Take into account resources required to perform each task and dependencies as necessary

    ·       Successful project management of the transfer of all production to Canada, which was completed on time and to budget

    ·       Support provided to Quality Assurance and Advanced Quality Planning techniques. Key member of a team responsible for the writing, implementing and training of the New Product Introduction Design Business Process

     

    October 2000 – April 2001

    Company               -                 COM DEV Wireless (Formerly Phase Devices), Dunstable

    Position                 -                 Product Manager

     

    ·       Responsible for a number of customers and associated products.  The main responsibility was to maintain and maximize the product margin

    ·       Identify, recommend and ensure the implementation of any appropriate design or product improvements

    ·       Develop and improve customer relationships

    ·       Identify and develop further business opportunities

     

    January 1997 – October 2000

    Company               -                 COM DEV Wireless (Formerly Phase Devices), Dunstable

    Position                  -                 Advanced Process Planning Team Leader

     

    ·       Building a team to champion internal process characterisation to manage and prevent internal scrap, rework and waste (5S principles)

    ·       Deployment of Advanced Quality Planning Tools and Techniques, which included Process Control Plans, FMEA, Cause and Effect, Process Mapping and Process Control

    ·       Playing a leading role in a team developing and improving the New Product Introduction Business Process

     

    August 1995 - December 1996

    Company               -                 Phase Devices, Dunstable

    Position                  -                 Quality Assurance Engineer

     

    ·       Responsible for Supplier Quality Assurance, including visits and audits

    ·       Introduce Statistical Process Control techniques and provide training for all users

    ·       Quality Assurance set up on a continuous flow production line

    ·       Internal Quality Control and Goods Inwards Inspection

    ·       Day to day communication with customers with regard to any quality related issues, including handling customer complaints

    ·       Perform Internal Audits and upholding the BS EN ISO 9001 registration

     

    July 1984 - August 1995

    Company               -                 Ruston Electronics Ltd, Luton

    Position                  -                 Quality Assurance Manager

     

    ·       Responsible for developing and implementing the Quality Management System (QMS) in accordance with BS EN ISO 9002, which the company then gained in March 1994

    ·       Continuous improvement of the QMS

    ·       Perform all internal and external audits

    ·       Improve awareness of the QMS at all level of the business

    ·       Call and chair monthly quality meetings with the owner and senior management team

    ·       Develop and implement metrics to measure and monitor the performance of the business and production process capabilities

    ·       Introduce Statistical Process Control into the working practices of the company

    ·       Day to day communication with customers and suppliers with regard to any quality related issues, including handling customer complaints

     

    Training and Education

    DATE

    LOCATION

    SUBJECT

    GRADE

    RESULT

    1979 -83

    Queensbury Upper School,

    Dunstable

    Physics, Technology, Woodwork, Math’s

    O Level

    All passes

     

     

    English, Geography, French

    CSE

    All passes

    1983-84

    Dunstable College (eve)

    English, Electronics

    O Level

    All passes

    1983-87

    Training Centre, Luton

    Craft Based Apprenticeship

    EITB Technician Engineering

    Credits and Passes

    1983-87

    Luton College

    A2 Electronics

    BTEC - HNC

    All passes

    1988-89

    Luton College

    Quality Control

    City and Guilds

    Credit and Distinction

     

     

    A1 Introduction to QA

    IQA

    Credit

     

     

    A3 QA Management

    IQA

    Pass

    1989-90

    Luton College

    A2 Measurement & Spec

    IQA

    Pass

    1993

    London (1 day)

    Auditing

    Benchmark

    Pass

    1993-94

    Luton College

    B2 SPC

    IQA

    Credit

    1994-95

    Bedford College

    C1 QA In The Process Industry

    IQA

    Distinction

    1998

    PDL (1 day)

    FMEA

    L&D Training

    Certificate

    1998

    Birmingham

    QFD

    First Contact

    Certificate

    1999

    Com Dev Wireless

    Health & Safety (SAMS)

    FRM Associates

    Certificate

    2002

    Highbury College

    Portsmouth

    ESA PSS-01-708

    ESA PSS-01-738

    ESA

    Certificate

    2005

    Astrium

    PA Awareness

    Astrium

    -

    2005

    Astrium – Hendry Training

    Facilitation Skills

    Hendry Training

    _

    2009

    Astrium - Emerge

    Introduction to Managing People

    Industry

    Certificate

    2009

    Astrium - APM

    Introductory Certificate in Project Management

    APM

    Certificate

    2013

    SSTL – SIA Group

    Team Leaders Workshop

    Industry

    -

    2013

    SSTL – SIA Group

    Effective Communication

    Industry

    -

    2013

    SSTL – SIA Group

    Influencing and Persuading

    Industry

    -

    Additional Information: Computer literate. Microsoft Office and Mac equivalent. MS Project

    Personal Interests: Family life, photography, cycling, golf, walking and swimming. 

    Full driving license held since 6th November 1984 with no endorsements


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