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     Date Submitted:04-01-2016
     Last Modified:08-01-2016 (03:43)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Stress Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsStructural analysis, Light weight structures, static stress, F&DT, approved checker for composites and metallic structures, Project Engineering, project lead, team lead

    Professional Summary

    An international open minded senior stress engineer with 10 years of experience in the aerospace industry, specialising in composites and light-weight structures. Have worked on a number of Airbus programs, and involved in every stage of aircraft program cycle. Skilled in performing Static and F&DT analyses using hand calculation and finite element approach. Proficient in pre- and post-processing of finite element packages. Appointed as approved checker for metallic and composite structures for the A350XWB-900/1000 programs. Experienced in working with a number of Risk Sharing Partners (RSPs) from around the world. Developed strong commercial sense in technical business environment and experienced in the role as project engineer. Great communication and interpersonal skills in maintaining client relationship and engaging prospect clients with proven success. Exceptional proactive attitude in problem solving and a great team player/leader, with proven ability to motivate, lead, and manage a high performance team.

    Key Skills

    ·         MSC Patran and Nastran

    ·         Altair HyperWorks

    ·         ABAQUS

    ·         NASGRO

    ·         ISAMI

    ·         Structural Analyses

    ·         Static Analyses

    ·         F&DT Analyses

    ·         Hand Calculations

    ·         Metal and Composites

    ·         Team Leader

    ·         Technical/Project Lead

    ·         Project Engineering

    ·         Approved checker for metallic and composites structures

    Work Experience

    May 2006 – Present

    Atkins BV, Hoofddorp, The Netherlands

    Senior Stress Engineer

    ·          Currently involved in certification of A350WXB-900/1000 programs; including IB & OB flap, S16-18 fuselage and Paxx Door Surround structures

    ·          Previously involved in sizing and certification of various aircraft, including Airbus A380, A330GMFand A320/321 NEO

    ·          Excellent knowledge in aircraft program cycle, from conceptual design, to preliminary sizing, justification, through tests, particular risk assessments, first flight clearance, certification, manufacturing concessions, structural repairs and modifications

    ·          Worked onsite of Airbus (UK, France, Germany and Wichita), Spirit, Dassault, EADS, Premium Aerotec (PAG), FACC, Bombardier and Fokker Aerostructures/GKN

    ·          Assigned as project technical/team lead and managed a team up to 6 stress engineers

    ·          Appointed as approved checker for metallic and composites structures for A350XWB programs by Atkins and RSP clients

    April 2005 - April 2006

    Gusto Marine Structure Consultants BV, Schiedam, The Netherlands

    Junior Project Engineer

    ·          Performed structural analyses on jack-up offshore drilling platforms

    ·          Assisted structural analyses of semi-submersibles and FPSO vessels

    ·          Developed good understanding of offshore structural requirements (DNV and GL)

    July 2003 - July 2004

    Volktek Corporation Ltd., Taipei City, Taiwan

    International Sales Consultant

    ·          Responsible for channel and OEM/ODM operation of sales activities

    ·          Involved in various large scaled telecommunication, data centre and networking infrastructure projects, including Fibre to the Home (FTTH)

    ·          Maintained key clients management and engaged on potential customers

    June 1999 - September 1999

    Raytheon Engineers & Constructors BV, The Hague, The Netherlands

    Assistant Contract Proposal

    ·          Assisted in preparation project proposal for prospective clients

    ·          Gathered project information from various department


    Personal Information

    Gender: Male

    Marital status: Married

    Nationality: Dutch

    Date of Birth: 31st March 1980

    Place of Birth: Taipei, Taiwan

    Driver License: Dutch, category B


    September 2004-June 2005

    Erasmus University of Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

    Participated a course in International Business Administration

    September 1999- July 2003

    Queen Mary College University of London (QMUL), United Kingdom

    Masters of Aerospace Engineering (MEng)

    Degree Class Honour achieved: Upper Second Division Class Honour (2:1)

    September 1997-June 1999

    International School of The Hague (ISH), The Netherlands

    International Baccalaureate (IB)

    Personal Skills

    Engineering Tools:

    ·          Excellent knowledge of Airbus in-house software; ISAMI, ISSY and DATIG

    ·          Excellent knowledge of finite element packages; MSC Patran & Nastran, Altair HyperWorks, NX I-DEAS and ABAQUS

    ·          Good knowledge in F&DT package, including NASGRO

    ·          Good knowledge of CAD design packages; Catia V5, AutoCAD & Pro-E

    IT Skills:

    ·          Excellent knowledge in Windows and UNIX/LINUX operating system

    ·          Excellent Knowledge in Microsoft Office and Project

    ·          Fair knowledge of visual basic codes

    Personal Skills:

    ·          Excellent proactive attitude and problem solving skill

    ·          Excellent interpersonal and communication skill

    ·          Exceptional team lead/player and technical lead

    ·          Exceptional client relationship management with proven success


    ·          English (fluent written and spoken)

    ·          Chinese Mandarin (fluent written and spoken)

    ·          Dutch (advanced practice in spoken and writing)

    Extra Curriculum Activities

    Associate Member of Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS), 1999-Present

    Associate Member of Institute of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE), 1999-Present

    Personal Interests & Hobby

    An active person who enjoys all kinds of sports and outdoor activities, including but not limited to travelling, board games, building home PCs, networking and sports, such as rugby, squash, and skiing.

    Involved in building a hybrid-engine rocket as part of the final year group project. The aim was to break the national amateur racketeers’ altitude record of 10 km, hence winning the bonus price of 100K British pounds steering. Main responsibility was overseeing the structural integrity and materials selections of the rocket.

    An individual project was completed, titled “Crack growth analysis in aircraft panels”. Details of crack propagation behaviour of different crack scenarios and fracture mechanics were discussed in the report. These aircraft panels were configured as to the specification from that of the National Aerospace Laboratory in the Netherlands (Nationaal Lucht- en Ruimtevaarlaboratorium, NLR).


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