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     Date Submitted:10-03-2016
     Last Modified:23-07-2016 (09:02)
    Job information
     Current job:Network Operations Engineering Intern
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services,
     KeywordsMission design; flight dynamics; data analysis; aerospace engineering; international


    Combined 12 years' industry, research and study experience in the UK, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan and France.

    Experience in the research and study of:

    Spaceflight mechanics including satellite formation flying

    Satellite positional and attitude control

    Spacecraft and launcher systems

    Numerical simulations

    Applications, politics, economics, law, business, and management in space activities

    Practical experience in:

    Satellite ground station operation

    MRO & airline operations

    Flight data analysis

    Project management



    Network Operations Engineering Internship, Inmarsat, UK

    (May 2016 - present)

    Main objective is to study machine learning and its applications and to produce an advisory report for Inmarsat on how to implement and benefit from machine learning.

    Other tasks include the production of performance reports to support managerial decision making

    Part of the MSc Space Studies programme


    Technical Engineer, Flight Data Recording Group, British Airways Engineering, London, UK

    (Oct 2014 – May 2015)

    This role included:

    work with the B777 Ground Based Software Tool (GBST)

    a focus on improving fuel efficiency across BA fleet

    flight recorder and maintenance data analysis

    support of in-house flight data software

    assessment of compliance documentation

    collaboration with other departments

    supervision of junior members of the group


    Engineering Graduate, British Airways Engineering, London/Glasgow, UK

    (Jul 2012 – Sep 2014)

    Worked in 11 departments across BA Engineering

    Experience in project management, leadership, the application of Continuous Improvement and Lean principles, civil aviation requirements


    Internship, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China

    (Jul - Aug 2006)

    Supported by the International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience (IAESTE)

    Developed two designs for tools to assist the elderly in daily tasks: 1. adjustable leg walker-frame, 2. jar/bottle opener for low grip strength


    Internship, EADS, Defence and Security, Ulm, Germany

    (Jun - Aug 2005)

    Undertook shock testing and ANSYS investigation of aerospace components

    Assisted in running CAM systems for manufacturing aerospace components



    MSc Master of Space Studies, The International Space University, France

    (Sept. 2015 – Present)

    Interdisciplinary, international and intercultural study of engineering, space science, politics, economics and space law, management and business, space applications, human factors and the humanities in space

    Individual project title: An investigation into Earth Observation satellite orbit optimization for maximum viewing time of selected sites

    Team project title: SEDNA: Planetary Protection in Missions to Icy Moons – Analysis and Technology Roadmap

    Supported through generous funding from Inmarsat, the European Space Agency, the French Government (la Bourse Entente Cordiale) and the Royal Aeronautical Society

    Ph.D. Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Laboratory for Space Systems, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

    (Apr. 2008- Sept. 2011)

    Thesis title: A Study on Coulomb Force Assisted Formation Flying Control for On-Orbit Servicing

    Study of spaceflight mechanics, satellite formation flying, satellite positional and attitude control

    Practical experience of satellite ground station operation for Cute 1.7+APD II

    Development of numerical simulations in C++

    Attendance of and presentation at 4 international and 3 Japanese domestic space conferences

    Generously funded by the Japanese Government MEXT Scholarship

    ERASMUS exchange student, RWTH Aachen, Germany

    (Sept. 2006- Sept. 2007)

    Completion of 2 courses in Spaceflight Mechanics and 2 courses in Spacecraft Systems with excellent results

    Additional study of Aircraft Systems, Manufacturing Technology and Gas Turbines

    All courses and project work undertaken in German

    MEng Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, UK

    (Sept. 2003- Sept. 2007)

    Completed with 1st class honours

    Study of engineering fields including dynamics, stress analysis, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, electronics, manufacturing and design



    English (native)

    German (technical fluency)

    Japanese (fluency)

    French (intermediate level)


    Software experience

    STK (basic qualified)





    Boeing 777 & 787 GBST


    Professional affiliations

    Associate Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society (AMRAeS)



    Committee Chairman of the British Association of Monbusho Scholars (BAMS), March 2015 - present

    Treasurer of BAMS, March 2013 – March 2015


    Scholarships & Awards

    Centennial Scholarship, awarded by the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) 2015

    La Bourse Entente Cordiale, scholarship awarded by the French Government, 2015

    MEXT (Monbusho) Scholarship awarded by the Japanese Government, 2008

    1st place prize PhD presentation, ISCOPS conference, 2010

    3rd place prize Envision 2010 Engineering Study Space Design Project, 2006

    Imperial College Half-Colours award, 2006

    Group 1st place prize Imperial College CGCU Egg Race, 2005


    General Academic Interests

    Space flight dynamics and mission design; industrial applications in and the exploration of space; the analysis and optimisation of complex multi-parameter systems; Continuous Improvement/Lean principles and applications; international relations; ethics.


    Other Interests

    The study of languages – currently studying French; past study of Spanish; eager to study Bulgarian, Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin) and Russian

    Ballroom and Latin dancing



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