Since Oct. 2014 OHB SYSTEM AG, Bremen (Germany)
Project Risk Manager
- Initiating and establishing cross-organizational project risk management with direct reporting to the CTO
- Evaluating and benchmarking project risks including recommendations for executive board
- Chairing critical project reviews for enforcing all major milestones
Feb. 2013 – Oct. 2014 OHB SYSTEM AG, Bremen (Germany)
Project Manager Telecommunication Satellites
- Technical management of interdisciplinary and international engineering teams, as well as principal interface to the client and satellite-launcher authority
- Project planning, resourcing, and budgeting including cost estimates/reporting, with overall budget of €250 million
- Contract management including claims, changes, and negotiating overall compliance conditions
- Developing market analysis and business plan for entry in commercial telecommunications-satellites market- Project team coordination and management
Aug. 2012 – Jan. 2013 OHB SYSTEM AG, Bremen (Germany) – consultant
- Monitoring performance of subcontractors in terms of costs, planning, and quality including residing at various subcontractor sites during critical periods
- Coordinating suppliers’ requests for proposals including consolidating overall procurement costs
- Identifying and resolving cross-project interferences
Jan. 2009 – Jun. 2012 EUMETSAT, Darmstadt (Germany) – consultant
Telecommunications Systems Engineer
- Architectural design of data acquisition, repatriation and dissemination chains and of control and monitoring interfaces for major meteorological satellite programmes
- In-house developments and prototyping for optimisation and validation of satellite-telecommunications systems
- Technical officer responsible for industrial studies focusing on innovative telecommunications systems
Jun. 2008 – Dec. 2008 DLR, Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany) – Consultant
Columbus Ground Operations Engineer
- Coordinating ground operations and infrastructure for Columbus space laboratory of International Space Station
- Contact for NASA and Russian control centres for ground operations
Oct. 2006 – Jun. 2008 INSA, S.A., Madrid (Spain)
- Architectural design of ground-processing and -control centres for national earth-observation satellite programmes
- Validation-test campaign of ground processing centre of European earth-observation satellite
- Technical responsible for feasibility studies and prototypes of surveillance systems for oceanic borders based on unmanned aerial vehicles
Since April 2015 Global Executive MBA (dual degree), Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria / University of Minnesota Twin Cities, United States
- Focus: leadership, negotiations, global strategies, innovation management, accounting, and strategic marketing
- Residency periods in Vienna (Austria), St. Petersburg (Russia), Guangzhou (China), Hyderabad (India), and New York and Minneapolis (United States)
Oct. 1999 - Sep. 2006 Master of Engineering in Telecommunications (with distinction), Carlos III University of Madrid, Spain
- Focus: digital communications, signal processing, antenna and microwave engineering, telecommunication electronics, and computer networks
- Master Thesis: LDPC Codes – Iterative Decoding and Linear Complexity Encoding”
Technical Skills and Competences
Project Management Tools:
- MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Project; RedMine
- IBM Rational DOORs; Enterprise Architect
- ECSS and CCSDS series of aerospace standards
- ITU-R regulations relevant to satellite communications and electromagnetic propagation
RF-engineering development and simulation environments:
- MATLAB/Simulink; NI VISA; LabView; CST Microwave Studio
- Spanish: native
- English, French, German: fluent
- Portuguese: intermediate level
- Hiking in dramatically wonderful scenery (glaciers, volcanoes, mountains, etc.) and traveling around the world
- Always hungry for geography, socio-economic information and disruptive technologies in any field
- Music lover (from classical music to jazz, lindy-hop and rock)
- Spending time with friends
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