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     Date Submitted:09-04-2016
     Last Modified:11-04-2016 (09:30)
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     Current job:Technical Team Leader
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsMGSE Team Leader System Engineering Mechanical Management

    Technical Team Leader in space industry

    Work experience

    APCO Technologies                               AIGLE SWITZERLAND

    September 2015 – Present

    Leader of Ariane 6 MGSE Centre of Excellence

    Liaison officer and technical expert for all production and operation sites. In charge of guiding and coordinating the work of Airbus Safran Launcher teams.

    ·         Design to cost management

    ·         End-to-end and communalities management between the A6 production sites (les Mureaux, Bremen, Kourou)

    ·         Technical expertise for all production and operation means in Europe and French Guyana

    ·         Concepts trade-offs for NRC and RC optimization

    ·         Definition of high level requirements for all Ariane 6 MGSEs

    January 2014 - September 2015

    Technical team leader

    Involved as a system engineer on the most complex projects from the offer to final customer acceptance, I develop Mechanical Ground Support Equipment (MGSE).

    ·         Planning of design phase

    ·         Management of main subcontractors (specification writing, reviews, planning)

    ·         Management of project technical team (mechanical, electrical and stress engineers)

    ·         Control of design budget (allocated hours and manufacturing costs)

    September 2011–January 2014

    Senior mechanical and system engineer

    In addition of Mechanical Design Engineer’s tasks:

    ·         Coordination of the different technical trades, interfaces’ management

    ·         Supervision of mechanical analysis, technical drawings drafting and electrical design

    ·         Involvement in equipment’s CE certification (in charge of risk analysis and FMECAs)

    ·         Definition of products validation logic (writing of MIPs, KIPs and acceptance test procedures)

    ·         Customers’ representative for all technical topics

    ·         Assistance of the head of engineering office :
    Control and approval of documents and drawings made by other engineers 
    Follow up and guidance on other projects

    January 2007– September 2011

    Mechanical Design Engineer

    ·         Technical proposal drawing up in response to invitations to tender. Involvement in costing

    ·         Development and design (CATIA V5) of technical solutions

    ·         Writing of customer oriented documentation (maintenance and user manuals, installation procedures…)

    ·         Preparation of manufacturing and assembly files

    ·         Follow-up of manufacturing and assembly activities


    In addition:

    ·         Key User for deployment of company ERP (ProConcept) and PLM (Audros).

    ·         Training in safety of machinery, FMECA and CE certification.


    LAMCOS/SKF                          LYON FRANCE

    January – September 2007

    Research Engineer

    9 months final-year project within LAMCOS research laboratory in collaboration withSKF.

    ·         Enhancement and exploitation of a numerical model simulating crack growth under fretting stress.

    ·         Familiarization with the existing model

    ·         Programming in order to add complex parameters to the modeling

    ·         Data exploitation and illustration of important phenomenon

    SKF ERC                  UTRECHT NETHERLANDS


    July - December 2006

    Research Engineer Intern
    6 months final year internship within the Engineering and Research Centre of SKF and Tribology and Lubrication Department.

    ·         Numerical modeling of mechanical contacts under fretting stress

    ·         Establishment of a model using Boundary Elements (BEasy)

    ·         Establishment of an analytical model using Matlab

    ·         Results analysis and comparison

    ·         Model validation tests


    Master’s degree in mechanical engineering and development

    INSA                      LYON FRANCE


    Graduated from National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon) ranked among the best universities of Science and Technology

    ·         Core knowledge: in solid dynamics, kinematics, vibrations, continuous fluid mechanics, resistance of materials, applied mathematics and digital analysis, physical materials and measurements;

    ·         Profession-related skills: calculation of structures using the finite element method, fluid mechanics, mechanics of lubricated and dry contacts (tribology), thermal engineering, CAM Mechanical Design, probability and statistics, control of mechanical systems and project management.


    Lycée Fabert                                          METZ FRANCE


    High School Diploma with high honours specialized in Mathematics & Physics


    Mechanical Engineering

    ·         Design and CAD

    ·         Sizing calculations

    ·         Manufacturing

    ·         Mechanical expertise

    ·         Simulation and Computer modeling

    System Engineering

    ·         Trades’ coordination

    ·         Technical interfaces’ management

    ·         System design

    ·         Commissioning, Certification, Testing and Validation

    ·         Knowledge in automation, electrics, hydraulics and pneumatics


    ·         Technical team management

    ·         Suppliers management

    ·         Planning

    ·         Cost management

    ·         End-to-end management

    ·         Design to cost approach

    ·         Recruitment


    OS & Office suite:

    ·         Windows,

    ·         Linux,

    ·         MS Office,

    ·         MS Project,

    ·         AudrosPLM,

    ·         ProConcept ERP.



    ·         Adams,

    ·         Catia V5,

    ·         Matlab,

    ·         Matcad, Maple,

    ·         Abaqus,

    ·         Kissoft,

    ·         Ansys

    ·         Beasy (Boundary Elements)


    ·         French:Mother tongue

    ·         English:Fluent, daily use (TOEIC score: 950)

    ·         German: Basic user

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