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     Date Submitted:01-11-2015
     Last Modified:11-03-2017 (03:01)
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     Current job:Liquid Propulsion Functional Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Space Tourism
     Keywordsdesign expert, propulsion engineer, functional manager, synthesis, responsive, creativity, adaptable



    Snecma - Vernon, France  

    ·       Ensure coherence between functional studies development plans and engine or propulsive system development logics

    ·       Coordinate activities between the propulsive systems and their interfaces

    ·       Manage activities progress (technical maturity, schedule and budget)

    ·       Deliver reports on the project status to team members and upper levels

    From 04/2015 to Present - FUNCTIONAL DESIGN EXPERT  

    Snecma - Vernon, France   

    ·       Review member at engine or subsystems development milestones (PDR, CDR…)

    ·       Support design justification for demonstrator or development engine

    ·       Contribute to technology benchmarks on system diagnostics and operating domain assessments    

    From 03/2011 to 05/2015 - ENGINE FUNCTIONAL DESIGN ENGINEER

    Snecma - Vernon, France     

    ·       Elaborate engine functional activities development plan

    ·       Define functional objectives for engine tests campaigns

    ·       Justify engine functional design with respect to performance requirements and design rules

    ·       Breakdown functional requirements to subsystems

    ·       Validate architecture or design modification proposals through impact studies

    ·       Contribute to engine development and justification documentation

    ·       Successful design reviews: SCORE-D engine PDR (Jan 2013) and VINCI engine CDR (Mar 2015)    

    From 10/2008 to 03/2011 - PROPULSION SYSTEM ENGINEER   

    Snecma - Vernon, France 

    ·       Improve engine models through updates of subsystems characteristics or model tuning methodology

    ·       Validate next-generation simulation platform (PROOSIS) for VINCI steady-state engine model and associated tools

    ·       Elaborate and deploy new methodologies or tools to improve efficiency of design justification loop

    ·       Support VINCI engine test campaigns (profile definition, operation forecasts, risk analyses, test analyses…) 

    From 11/2007 to 09/2008 -  RESEARCH ENGINEER


    ONERA - Châtillon, France

    ·       Validate dual mode ramjet engine performances in the operating range through CFD simulations

    ·       Contribute to ground-to-flight transposition methodology in preparation of engine firing tests




    2015 - Systems Architecture

    Course aiming at practicing engineering methods and tools to design efficiently complex industrial systems (requirements engineering, functional and operational architecture,…)    

    2013 - Lean - Six Sigma

    Intensive course dedicated to DMAIC methodology aiming at providing a set of tools and techniques for process improvement

    Green Belt certification project: Optimization of engine functional design process for operational and performance qualification (Cost benefit: - 15%)

    Project member of several improvement processess : models development, engine tests preparation, data exchange with external design authorities  

    2012 - Technical Management

    Course aiming at building a solid foundation of project management knowledge, techniques and tools in order to overcome obstacles and complete projects on time and under budget



    2007 - Doctor of Philosophy in Combustion and Fluid Mechanics (First Class Honours)

    University of Pau and the Adour Region – Pau, France

    Dissertation: Study of mixing and single-phase combustion in a research ramjet combustor

    ·       Investigate non-reactive and reactive flow characteristics through optical and intrusive measurements

    ·       Develop and validate mixing and combustion models for Large-Eddy Simulations (LES)

    ·       Demonstrate LES performance applied to ramjets with CEDRE CFD tool (velocity fields, combustion efficiency…)    

    2003 - Master of Advanced Studies in Aerospace Propulsion

    UPMC University - Paris, France

    One-year postgraduate course on fundamental mechanisms involved in aerospace propulsion    

    2003 - Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering

    ESTACA - Levallois-Perret, France

    Five-year aerospace engineering course (aircraft design, fluid mechanics, thermodynamics…)

    Sandwich year (2001) – Simulation engineer – Combustion department – Snecma, Vernon, France  



    2014 - Technical Testing Method – WO2015067878 / FR3012882

    2014 - Technical Trial Method - WO2015067872 / FR3012930

    2009 - Comparison of numerical methods and combustion models for LES of a ramjet

    Comptes-Rendus de Mécanique Volume 337, Issue 6    

    2008 -  PIV and gas sampling analysis measurements for fuel-to-air mixing study inside a research ramjet combustor

    13th International Symposium on Flow Visualization Conference    



    French: mother tongue

    English: full professional proficiency

    Spanish: intermediate level

    Proficient in MS Project and MS Office applications



    Photography - film enthusiast and techniques adventurer

    Music - eclectic listener and bass player in a rock band

    Sports - rugby aficionado and part-time mountain biker    

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