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     Date Submitted:11-05-2016
     Last Modified:11-05-2016 (12:57)
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     Current job:Spacecraft System Mechanical Architect / Leader
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsHighly qualified and very experienced Mechanical Space Systems Architect / Leader. 13+ years experience working at Airbus defence & space in different roles & responsibilities and for Telecomms and institutional customers. Recently passed QAR on S5p S/C.

    Chartered Mechanical Engineer with a doctorate gained in composite materials technology. Over seventeen years’ experience in the space & aerospace industries working on a wide range of advanced scientific, telecoms, commercial and military engineering projects with a number of different leading companies and organisations. I have held several positions of responsibility, leading teams of up to 20 people & managing project budgets of over £5M. Most recent role as Mechanical Systems Architect / MSC Leader on Sentinel 5 Precursor project as the prime supplier to ESA. Now developing myself as an MTP lead during early phase proposals.

    Worked since 2003 at the Airbus DS Stevenage site in many different areas & roles, and at both sub-system & system level. I am now looking forward to a new challenge within the organisation.
    Areas of expertise include: S/C platform & structure design, design of lightweight mechanical systems, structural dynamics analysis & test, good knowledge of S/C architectures (thermal, propulsion, RF , power, AOCS) and launcher aspects, materials & process development, experienced in dealing with customers (e.g. ESA & Telecoms) and winning technical proposals. Gained valuable problem solving, leadership & negotiation skills, and the confidence and determination to challenge the norm. I am also able to hold a conversation in French.

    DOB: 2/2/72 Qualifications: BEng, MSc, PhD, CEng.
    Nationality: UK

    Airbus Career History
    2009 - 2016 Airbus Defence & Space, Stevenage (MPC - ENS)
     Sentinel 5 Precursor Spacecraft (ESA Project), Lead Mechanical Architect during Phase  D,E&F S/C System Level Activities
     CSO Propulsion Module (CNES project), Lead Mechanical Architect during phases C,D,E.
     International X-ray Observatory (ESA project), Architect on Spacecraft Assessment Study and IXO Mechanism and Metrology Study (Phase A – Large Class mission).
    2008-2009 Airbus Defence & Space, Stevenage (Telecoms Platforms CoC)
    Principal Structures Engineer, Eurostar 3000, LX Development Plan. Yahsat 1B CM Module customisation & design.
    2003-2008 Airbus Defence & Space, Stevenage (Antenna Systems CoC)
    Process Development Management, Next Generation Antenna, ARTES. Development of laser sinter manufacturing process for high performance Ka Band Antenna components.   
     Principal Structures Engineer. Skynet 5 (OBARA, Global Horn, Steerable Antenna)
     Principal Structures Engineer. Arabsat 4A, 4AR & 4B, Alcatel. UK Responsible Engineer for Antenna Feed & Sub-Reflector Assembly

    Airbus Career Highlights
    S5P (2016): Managed a successful and on-time S/C system Mechanical Test Campaign at Intespace and was congratulated by the customer. Leading to successful QAR.
    Plato (2015): Delivery of mechanical system aspects (including main structure) input to successful technical proposal
    S5P (2014): Successful negotiations with ESA and resolutions to technical issues regarding the launch vehicle contract with Rockot, Krunichev
    S5P (2013): Authorised the qualification, acceptance & delivery of the main TROPOMI instrument, Radiant Cooler and all the equipments (including new supplier of Solar Arrays) for SC installation.
    CSO (2013): Managed a successful Vibration test campaign at Intespace with limited resources.
    CSO (2011): Mechanical system design, development and successful qualification of a be-spoke Propulsion Module for a high-level French Military programme.
    E3000LX (2008):  Led a development team to improve the design of the main structure Cone/Cylinder joint leading to successful qualification and increased structural performance and efficiency.
    ARTES (2007): Development of laser sintering process for high performance Ka Band Antenna components.   
    Skynet5 (2005):  Support to MAIT during on-time delivery of Skynet 5C &D Antenna suite.
    Arabsat 4 (2004): Successful transfer of CFRP technology and led the design support to FSA manufacturing at CASA Espacio in Madrid.

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