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     Date Submitted:12-05-2016
     Last Modified:25-01-2018 (10:24)
    Job information
     Current job:System Engieer & Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsOperations, Engineering, Drones, Payloads, ISS, Ground Segment, 24/7, Science, 3D printing, Repair works, Handball, Kayak Poio, Customer oriented, MBA, Aerospace, System Engineer, Project Manager, DOORS, Change Manager, self motivated
    CV

     

    Born:

    1981

     

    Nationality:

    Spanish

     

    Degrees:

    Master's Degree in Business Administration

    Master's Degree in Civil Engineering

    Advanced Course in Aerospace Management and Coordination

     

     

    From:

    EOI Business school

    University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

    EOI Business school

     

     

    Languages:

    Spanish mother tongue, English, French

     

     

     

     

     

    Experience Summary

     

     

    Alejandro has a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from University Carlos III, Madrid, with an MBA in Aerospace Management and Coordination. In 2006 he was engaged by CENAERO (Belgium) to accomplish a challenging simulation project which was presented to CATERPILLAR and Mittal Steel. In 2008 he was selected by EADS-CASA (Spain) in order to participate in a program for potential managers where he received a MBA in Aerospace. After completion of that program with merits, he was engaged by Space Application Services (Belgium) as Operations Engineer assigned to B.USOC (Belgium User and Support Operations Center). Alejandro is an experienced Payload Operations Engineer, developing operations plans, tasks definition and ground procedures for the launch campaign and post-flight analysis. He supported the development of both ground and flight (crew) procedures and has more than 8 years of experience in operating and supporting science experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). Besides being a certified operator for the Columbus external ESA payload SOLAR and Fluid Science Laboratory facility (FSL), Alejandro was the Experienced Activity Manager of these payloads, acting as main focal point for the management of the different stakeholders of ESA, the Payload Developers of SOLAR and FSL, and the Payload Engineers for each instrument. In the light of this responsibility, Alejandro was a qualified ODF book captain and Crew Procedure Expert for FSL and SOLAR procedures. Moreover Alejandro was involved as BUSOC representative on the modification and improvement of the review and approval processes of ODFs through JIRA. Alejandro worked as the ICE Cubes Business Development Manager and was promoted recently to Systems Engineer for the Flight Division, where he was assigned to the FSL VMU MK2 project. Alejandro organized the first MIP for the Flight hardware with outstanding results.l Engineering from University Carlos III, Madrid, with an MBA in Aerospace Management and Coordination. In 2006 he was engaged by CENAERO (Belgium) to accomplish a challenging simulation project which was presented to CATERPILLAR and Mittal Steel. In 2008 he was selected by EADS-CASA (Spain) in order to participate in a program for potential managers where he received a MBA in Aerospace. After completion of that program with merits, he was engaged by Space Application Services (Belgium) as Operations Engineer assigned to B.USOC (Belgium User and Support Operations Center). Alejandro is an experienced Payload Operations Engineer, developing operations plans, tasks definition and ground procedures for the launch campaign and post-flight analysis. He supported the development of both ground and flight (crew) procedures and has more than 7 years of experience in operating and supporting science experiments on the International Space Station (ISS). Besides being a certified operator for the Columbus external ESA payload SOLAR and Fluid Science Laboratory facility, Alejandro is the Experienced Activity Manager of these payloads, acting as main focal point for the management of the different stakeholders of ESA, the Payload Developers of SOLAR and the Payload Engineers for each instrument. In the light of this responsibility, Alejandro is a qualified ODF book captain and Crew Procedure Expert for FSL and SOLAR procedures. Moreover Alejandro was involved as BUSOC representative on the modification and improvement of the review and approval processes of ODFs through JIRA.

     

     

     

    02.2017 – Present   Space Applications Services, Zaventem, Belgium
       

    System Engineer for the Fluid Science Laboratory (FSL) Video Management Unit (VMU) MkII project. Designing and building a COTS-based payload for monitoring and control of scientific video cameras, and scientific data management and routing.  An Engineering Model, Flight Model, Training Model and supporting Ground Support Equipment is developed.  The Flight Model is to be launched to ISS in 2017, to be permanently integrated in FSL on-board Columbus.

    · Technically and organisationally manage a project for development and qualification of a spaceflight system. 

    · System requirements engineering and verification.

    · System design and interface control (mechanical, electrical, electronics, software).

    · COTS subsystem selection, procurement and qualification.

    · Assessment of safety aspects in human spaceflight environment.

    · Management of multidisciplinary team, suppliers, and subcontractors.

    · Manage design, manufacturing, assembly, integration, testing of ground support equipment, ground models, and flight models. 

    Interface to customer (support, reporting and reviews).
    11.2016 – 02.2017   Space Applications Services, Zaventem, Belgium
       

    ICE Cubes Business Development Manager. Responsible of the ICE Cubes business strategy and the first contact with the customers. The ICE Cubes Service is an initiative of Space Applications Services NV/SA aimed at providing rapid, simplified, low-cost access for small experiments to the International Space Station

    · Manager of the ICE Cubes sales team

    · Prospect for potential new customers that could make use of the ICE Cubes service

    · Identification of the customer needs in order to adapt the ICE Cubes features for an attractive commercial service

    · Planning and execution of the different marketing initiatives

    · Supporting the agreements of contracted commercial services

    · Customer guidance and technical support during the first phases of each contract. 

    Maintaining an excellent relationship with existing and potential clients

    09.2008 - 11.2016

     

    Space Applications Services, Zaventem, Belgium

     

     

    SOLAR and FSL EXAM (Experienced Activity Manager). Main focal point for the management of the different stakeholders of ESA, the Payload Developers of SOLAR and FSL, and the Payload Engineers for each in­strument. Solar is an external payload on the ISS and FSL (Fluid Science Laboratory) is a pressurized rack inside Columbus.

    As an Operations Engineer assigned to the Columbus project as an Operator for the User Support and Operations Centers.

    Prepare and support USOC operations onboard the International Space Sta­tion for increment 18 and Subsequent increments.

    Train and perform as a console operator as “B.USOC Ops” for managing the SOLAR and PCDF payloads on behalf of the B.USOC.

    Installation and Integration activities (hardware and software) at the B.USOC.

    Design and execution of the different Verification and Validation activities at the B.USOC.

    ODF book captain and Crew Procedure Expert for FSL and SOLAR payloads

     

    As a Ground Controller

     

    staff the B.USOC GC position according to the shift plan

    preventive and corrective maintenance the B.USOC infrastructure in support of the operations

    Support Installation and Integration activities (hardware and software) at the B.USOC.

    Support Verification and Validation activities at the B.USOC.

     

    Support other USOC related activities at Space Applications Services.

     

    06.2008 – 09.2008

     

    ALTRAN, Mons, Belgium

     

     

    Engineer.

    Consultant for AW Europe. Responsible of the BGA reworking section. Determination and implementation of the heating curves for the different BGAs. Implementation of an inspection camera on the automatic coating system

    03.2007 – 04.2008

     

    EADS-CASA, Madrid, Spain

     

     

    Engineer.

    Designed a program for potential managers, jointly with EOI (Business School) and SEPI (part of EADS). Monitoring and control of the outsourcing system (Structural Design Department). Support to the Black-Belt "Gestión de Normales". Status Re­port (A400M VTP and HTP) responsible.

    12.2006 – 03.2007

     

    University Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

     

     

    LinealIT Staff.

    Responsible for the PD-Base equipment. Preparation of the PD-Base Manual. Sup­port to Ph.D. Students as well as the post-graduate work in the High Voltage Lab.

    09.2005 – 09.2006

     

    CENAERO, Gosselies, Belgium

     

     

    Engineer.

    Member of the Virtual Manufacturing Group. Customer service agent and main de­veloper of the HIT (Heating by Induciton Treatment) platform.

     

     

    Technical Skills

     

     

    Design

     

    CATIA

    Microstation

    Autocad

     

    GMSH

    SolidWorks

    DesignSpark

     

    Office tools

     

    MS Office

    WinEdt

    OpenOffice

     

    Programming

     

    C/C++

    Matlab

    VisualBasic

     

    Simulation

     

    ABAQUS

    GetDP

    Metal7

     

    Photo Edition

     

    Photoshop

    The Gimp

     

     

     

    OS

     

     

     

     

    Linux

     

    Mac

    Windows

     

     

     

    Other interest

     

     

    Reparations

    Engineer minded also outside the working environment, interested about how things work, programmed obsolescence fighter, small lab owner with soldering station, microscopes, oscilloscope…

    Drones

    Enthusiast of racers, FPV experience, member of the “Zero Stab Crew”. DJI phantom reparations.

    Handball

    Member of Anderlecht during two seasons and Tubize during the last three ones

     


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