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     Date Submitted:17-02-2016
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     Current job:Geostationary Spacecraft Operations Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:>3months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, ,
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    Engineering Highlights

    ¨       Engineering experience working with Geostationary/geosynchronous satellite operations

    ¨       Extensive hands-on project work involving signal processing, industrial systems and information management

    ¨       Instinctive sense of leadership & team skills working on personal, industrial and academic projects

    ¨       Enthusiastic in the development and operations of Space Engineering applications

    ¨       Great analytical skills from interpreting experimental and telemetry system data from a variety of spacecraft operations

    ¨       Profound demonstrational and verbal skills, gained from my industrial experience and academic society presentations

     


    Education & Qualifications:

    Brunel University 2012 – Present Predicted Final grade: (66- 71%) 2.1- 1st

    Course: Aerospace Engineering BEng (Sandwich)

    Major individual project:Next-Generation Aerofoil with Superior Aerodynamic and Aeroacoustics Performances using micro-structured surfaces

     

    Henley College 2009-2011

    Course: Engineering and Manufacturing BTEC National Diploma Final grade: D M M

     

    Great Marlow 2004-2009

    10 GCSE (A*- C) Maths (B+) Science (B+) Additional Science (B+) English Language and Literature (C+)

     


    Industrial Experience

    04/10/2014 – 28/08/2015:  Airbus D&S Spacecraft Engineering Operations Assistant, Hawthorne

    • Assigned to the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) SKYNET programme operations team.
    • Knowledge of the Eurostar 3000 satellite bus and its EPS, CPS, ADCS, TCS and TT&C subsystems.
    • Extensive ground infrastructure experience which contributed towards numerous UHF/SHF payload In-orbit investigations for MoD & NATO customers.
    • Participated and operated SK4/SK5 spacecraft during eclipse season, payload reconfigurations and station keeping manoeuvers.
    • Extensive experience operating Spectrum analysers, BPSK/QPSK modems, Signal generators, network analysers and UHF/SHF amplifiers
    • Given responsibility to leada UHF ground operations team for a SKYNET payload thermal anomaly. My results from the investigation led to a payload configuration, extending the rated service life of certain modules.
    • Personal In-depth analysis into the E3000’s momentum wheel annual trend behaviour. The investigations lead to a technical report on optimising the wheel-offloading procedures.
    • Conducted monthly telemetry trend presentations to ground segment, S/C operators and flight dynamic engineers to illustrate spacecraft health condition and anomalies.

    12/08/2012 – 10/01/2013: Leisure Assistant/Lifeguard, Handy Cross High Wycombe

    • Certified with the internationally recognised RLSS National Pool Lifeguard Qualification NPLQ.
    • Responsible for managing daily leisure centre events for various leisure and professional training activities.
    • Off-poolside technical duties in monitoring chemical and temperature water levels.
    • Assisted in various public relations in improving customer management and event organising.

    6/10/2010 – 10/10/2010: BMW Mini Manufacturing & Assembly Plant Engineer assistant, Oxford

    • Assigned to the MINI ground assembly process optimisation lab.
    • Experienced and assessed multiple time critical assembly processes for electrical, power-train and body work stages. This also included engine performance and emissions testing for Cooper S & D, One, Hatch and Coupé prototypes.
    • Optimised three human assisted body work assembly stages. Each process had a reduced time of 2-4 seconds each. This reduced the average overall daily running time by 15-20 minutes, for a production order of 200 cars.
    • Gained extensive hands-on practise using various metal & polymer machining equipment to fabricate car component dispensing devices

    1/1/2008 – 2/2/2008: K.E. Architecture Practice

    • Assigned to a five man limited liability partnership architectural practice, specialising in industrial warehouse designs
    • Assisted in the site evaluation of a 55,000sqft retail/trade warehousing complex for Chancerygate and Fix UK. During the visit critical assessments were carried out on the warehouses structural supports and fire retardant paints.
    • Gained knowledge in sanitary plumbing systems and environmental land analysis, which assisted in the redevelopment of the Reading Chancerygate and Morley Fund Management distribution site.
    • Gained extensive experience using Auto-CAD software, which assisted me in transforming customer 2D sketches into 3D models for business evaluation.

     

     


    Engineering Projects:

    Major individual Project(current):Investigating the aerodynamic and aeroacoustics behaviour of microstructures (Riblets)

    • Experimental analysis to contribute towards the ACARE Flightpath 2050 Goal.
    • Examining cost-effective manufacturing alternatives for high tolerance machining (0.1mm>).
    • Analysing a range of Riblet saw-tooth configurations for optimising flow separation and self-noise propagation.
    • Acquiring noise and hot-wire data for signal processing via MATLAB to analyse tonal/broadband noise emissions and boundary layer development.

    Major Group Project(current): Conceptual design analysis of a small scale HAWT 1kW wind turbine for disaster relief areas

    • Tasked in designing the rotor blades, yaw control and DC motor housing for low Reynold wind conditions
    • Currently developing two merging aerofoils for high power coefficients and torque at low wind speeds using blade element theory
    • Calculating optimal TSR’s and blade solidity for total turbine efficiency

     

     


    Technical Skills:

    ANSYS Workbench– An in-depth numerical CFD & FEA analysis was conducted using ICEM, Fluent and Static Structural to determine the accurateness of custom meshing for thin pipe and U-beam Structures.

    Matlab/Simulink– During my major individual project hot-wire & acoustic pressure measurements were signal processed using Matlab to analyse turbulent boundary layer conditions and trailing edge noise emissions.  

    CAD (Autodesk Inventor 2015/16, CATIA V5, Siemens NX10)– Proficient use of this software was made during the conceptual design analysis of a helicopter swashplate assembly, Small scale 1kW HAWT and Major project thesis.

    InControl/Jade Language– Used for telemetry analysis, anomaly investigations and optimisation of various TT&C satellite commanding

     

     


    Engineering societies:

    Accredited IMechE member(80263980)

    • MPDS member hosting multiple presentations on industrial experiences to former undergraduates/post-graduates of Brunel University

     

    Affliated RAes member

     

    • Contributed by hosting an evening presentation at MBDA Stevenage, on the technical aspects of the James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) for RAes members

     

    EQ8Engineering society member

     


    Extracurricular Activities:

     

    Rock Climbing Instructor: Participate in helping out Brunel Unit Mountaineering Society “BUMS” in training new member’s safety, belaying techniques and equipment use.

    Amateur rocketry enthusiast: Experimenting R-Candy solid rockets. Planning on constructing a reusable, single stage G class motor rocket.

    Amateur Astronomer: Building and currently near completing construction of my own Newtonian 6” F11 reflector telescope for high contrast planetary hunting. Calculated the required aperture sizes and focal lengths for viewing Jovian celestial bodies.


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