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     Date Submitted:16-09-2015
     Last Modified:21-04-2016 (08:37)
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     Current job:Configuration Manager & Structuring Project Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAeronautical and Space Engineering, Configuration Manager, Documentation Management, Action Item Management, Project Engineer in space industry for large-scale projects, Project Management, Subcontractor steering, Freelancing in IT business
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    JOB HISTORY

    AT A GLANCE:    
    My educational background is in aeronautical and space engineering. My professional experiences (more than 20 years with four engagements) focus on these major areas:
    •    Project engineer and manager in space industry on data acquisition systems
    •    Administrative engineering in project structuring activities for large-scale projects
    •    Subcontractor steering also in large-scale projects
    •    Freelancing in IT business


    10.2010 – 10.2015   
    Project Engineer Space Systems
    with Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich/ Germany
    since 09/2014 merged in OHB System AG, Munich/ Germany

    Project MTG "Meteosat Third Generation"

    MTG is a large-scale project (x 10^9 EUR) developing high-performing weather satellites from design to flight. The project itself is broken down into numerous sub-projects. I have worked for 5 years in the core project and in sub-projects in the fields of project structuring, organisation and administration, in co-ordination and cooperation with our international partners.

        Configuration Manager "MTG Infrared Sounder" and "MTG Flexible Combined Imager – Telescope Assembly"
        •    Line management responsibility for configuration and documentation team
        •    Implementation and verification of project-conform processes for configuration control of documentation and hardware
        •    Generation and tracing of all project relevant configuration management documentation, baselines and status reports
        •    Reviews of subcontractor documentation
        •    In charge (company-wide) for configuration management tool "Eclipse DCCM"

        Documentation Manager MTG
        •    Set-up of Configuration Management Tool "Eclipse DCCM" for MTG as the company-wide pilot project
        •    Day-to-day Documentation Management business
        •    Line Management tasks wrt Documentation Management after taking over Configuration Management

        Action Item Manager MTG
        •    Development, ramp-up and operation of an Action Item Tracking System for cross core team usage
        
        Procurement Manager/ Equipment Supply Manager for subcontract "Spectral Calibration Engineering"
        •    Compilation of specification documents and accomplishment of a quotation process by means of ESA tender system EMITS
        •    Bid evaluation with core team partners and re-negotiations with selected supplier
        •    Complete project management of subcontract until final acceptance

       
    09.2008 – 09.2010    
    System Engineer Space Systems with Berner & Mattner Systemtechnik GmbH, Munich/ Germany
        •    Project engineer Phase A study "Space-based Adhoc Communication Satellite Cluster" for IT-Amt (German Federal Interior Ministry Procurement Office)
        •    Support of Max Planck Institute (MPE) for project PK-4, compilation of accompanying documentation according to ECSS standards
        •    Project engineer "High-Speed Plasma Diagnostic System" (HSPDS/ PDS)
        •    Subcontractor management
        •    Proposal preparation/ involvement for IT Amt, DLR, ESA, MPE, NC3A (NATO)
        •    In charge for ESA tender system EMITS
        
    04.1994 – 08.2008    
    Freelancing IT Service Provider
    with "PC-Dienstleistungen Adi Strauss", Limburg/ Germany

    Clients in the fields of finance, construction and construction material industry, traffic security and health care in Germany.

        •    Consulting & Support, IT services
        •    Trainings of Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Access, Power-Point, Project, Visio)
        •    Programming, VBA
        •    Hardware/ software implementation
        
    06.1993 – 02.1994
    Project Manager IT
    with Buchmeier GmbH, Idstein/ Germany
        •    Database modeling in COBOL, expert system CompoDaB for Höchst AG, Frankfurt/ M., Germany
        
    10.1992 – 01.1993    
    Reorganisation of parent's medical practice in Limburg/ Germany
        •    Computerisation as well as familiarisation and training of practice staff
        
    10.1988 – 09.1992
    Project Engineer/ Project Manager
    with Kayser-Threde GmbH, Munich/ Germany
        
        Project Engineer "Raumkurier" (English:"Space Courier", re-entry capsule) and MIKROBA (balloon drop experiment)
        •    Proposal support
        •    Software development
        •    Mission preparation and operation
        •    flight data evaluation
        
        Project Manager Flight Data Recorder for Raumkurier
        •    Assembler programming of Single Board Computer for environment survey and logging for space missions
        •    Buildup of testing environment, test and verification of software
        
        Mission support (IT) on site with sounding rocket and balloon campaigns in Sweden (ESRANGE, Kiruna) und Russia (Plesetsk)
        •    Logistics support
        •    Setup and putting into operation of Electrical Ground Support Equipment
        •    Experiment preparations and evaluation

    EDUCATION    
           
    08.1970 – 06.1980    
    Tilemann Gymnasium, Limburg/ Germany
        •    Graduation: university qualification; overall grade: 1.7
        
    10.1980 – 09.1987    
    Aeronautics and Space Technology Studies at "Technische Universität Stuttgart", Germany
        •    Thesis: "Re-entry paths of an orbital glider regarding acceleration and heating constraints"
        •    Graduation: Dipl.-Ing., final grade: "Gut"
        
    10.1987 – 05.1988    
    Shortened military service at Israel Defense Forces (IDF)
        
    CAREER SUPPORTIVE MEASURES    
        
    06.2014    Advanced training and certification "Configuration Management Principles & Implementation", University of Houston, Texas, USA
    03.2010    Satellite Tool Kit (STK) certification by agi
    10.2009    Participation in 1-week STK training, at agi (London/ UK), at own expense
    01.2008    Train-the-Trainer workshop
    09.2003    Certification IT Baseline Protection,
    IT Baseline Protection, Federal Office for Information Security/ Fraunhofer Institute, St. Augustin, Bonn/ Germany
    06.1989    Participation in 3rd Microgravity Center Summer School DFVLR, Bonn/ Germany
    since 10.1986    Member of Hermann-Oberth-Gesellschaft (a German space history association)
        
    SPECIAL EXPERTISE    
           
    Technological Competence    
        •    Proposal preparation for international space projects for ESA/ DLR
        •    Generation of technical documentation, accompanying documentation and PA / QA documents according ECSS, reviews, reports, records
        •    Subcontractor management in technically complex projects
        •    Satellite Tool Kit (STK), certified user
        •    Requirements engineering (DOORS) and system development
        •    Configuration Management (CM): certification CMPIC
             Company-wide point of contact for CM tool "Eclipse DCCM".
        •    In-depth knowledge in the space engineering disciplines of microgravity, earth observation, communication, systems incl. tools
        
    Language Skills
        •    German – native language
        •    English – business fluent
        •    Hebrew – fluent orally and in writing
        •    Russian and French basics
        
    Economical Experiences
        •    Experience in project management and as system engineer
        •    Entrepreneurial attitude and acting through business work as IT freelancer
        
    Knowledge Transfer
        •    Trainings / Coaching of upmarket software applications
        
    IT Skills
        •    MOUS (Microsoft Office User Specialist), Expert
        •    Customised solutions,  implementations, trainings, consultancy and trouble shooting for the complete Microsoft Office application range, incl. Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio
        •    Administration / remote maintenance
        •    Programming experience VBA, Assembler, FORTRAN, Pascal, C++
        •    Operating system experience Microsoft Windows
        
    Social Skills
        •    Authentic character, open manner
        •    Quick perception and capacity for abstraction
        •    Teamplayer, solution orientated
        
    Hobbies and Activities
        •    Space technologies, in particular re-entry
        •    Youngtimer (24-year old roadster), pass driving
        •    City trips
        •    Support to VBA internet forums
        
    Publication
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    References, Certificates     
        •    Reference from OHB System AG
        •    Reference letter from D. Lamarre (ESA)‎
        •    Configuration Management Principles & Implementation ‎Certification
        •    DOORS User Training Certificate
        •    Reference from Berner & Mattner GmbH
        •    STK Expert Knowledge Certification, STK Training Certificate
        •    Train-the-Trainer Certificate
        •    BSI / SIT Certification "IT Baseline Protection"‎
        •    MOUS Certification, Expert‎
        •    Reference from Kayser-Threde GmbH
        •    Letter of appreciation from DARA
        •    University Diploma of Technische Universität Stuttgart
     


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