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     Date Submitted:16-05-2016
     Last Modified:16-05-2016 (10:28)
    Job information
     Current job:Senior Associate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsStrategy, Operations, Engineering, Management

    Experience summary

    Senior Associate at PwC Strategy& (former Booz & Company), member of the Aerospace and Defence team. 15 year professional experience in programme and operations management in the Space sector gained in both manned and unmanned space missions in the context of research and commercial projects. 8 years’ experience in the coordination of multicultural and multidisciplinary teams distributed all over Europe. 

    Support to major Space programs in the field of microgravity research (ESA Payload Columbus Operation on International Space Station), satellite navigation (EC Galileo Mission and Service implementation) and satnav application (prospective Africa ATM service provider), satellite telecommunication (ESA ARTESS). 

    Provided support to European and extra European Institutions and Agencies and cooperated with many Industries and Private Companies operating in the Space Business. Wide network of contacts within the European Space Community.
    Currently in the process to get the Project Management Institute certification as Project Management Professional. 


    Work experience

    01/04/2008 - present; Senior Associate; Strategy definition; Space programme management; PwC Strategy& (former Booz & Company) 

    Space systems program management expert providing support to external clients for strategic and program/project management matters related to the design and implementation of space system programs
    Support the business development activities and other activities internal to PwC Strategy&. 

    Example of supported projects:
    - ESA/ISS: implementation of ESA scientific program on the International Space Station.
    - ESA/Artess: Strategy For Introducing Innovation In Satcom Commercial Scenarios And Experimental Payloads Definitions
    - European Commission/Galileo: implementation of Galileo Mission and Services
    - European Commission/Space Policy office; definition of an impact assessment for the implementation of the European Space Situational Awareness program.
    - European Commission/Space Policy office: Analysis of a fully European supply chain of atomic frequency standards for the Galileo system.
    - Prospective Africa ATM service provider: commercial project for the provision of satellite-based Air Traffic Management and Navigation services in the Africa and Middle-East region.
    Business or sector Aerospace and Defence 

    01/01/2005 31/03/2008; Senior Consultant; Operations management; System engineering; Booz Allen & Hamilton 

    Support to the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Management of the International Space Station (ISS) Utilization program as Payload Operations Manager. The assignment included the provision of management support in the phase of operation definition, procurement and preparation, support to the definition and procurement of ground segment and ISS payload facilities, support systems end-to-end validation activities, definition of the utilization program of the ISS on-board facilities, and coordination of the real-time operations. In particular coordination and management of the work performed by the User’ Support and Operations Centre (USOC) centres dislocated in different Countries in Europe, interface with ESA’s internal organizations and International Partners (e.g. NASA, Roscosmos, Jaxa), interface to industrial Payload Integration Managers and Payload Engineering managers, report to Operational and Program Management Boards. Day to day support to section and division work. 

    Business or sector Aerospace and Defence

    01/09/2001 - 31/12/2004; Operation Engineer, System engineer; Microgravity Advanced Research and Support Center 

    Liaison with ESA/ESTEC Columbus Payload Operation unit for the preparation and execution of Payload Operations on board the International Space Station, in support of European Space Agency Utilization Program. Preparation and execution of Sounding rockets missions in support of scientific experiments program. System and software engineer. Software development. 

    Business or sector Aerospace and Defence 


    Education and training 

    1992 - 2000 Master Degree in Aerospace Engineering (110/110 cum laude) 

    Universita' degli Studi di Napoli - Federico II, Napoli, Italy 

    Aerodynamics, Computational Fluid-dynamic, Structures, Communications Systems, Space Systems Design, Space plants and research

    1987 - 1992 Diploma in Scientific Studies - Maturita’ Scientifica
    Liceo Scientifico Statale “F. Silvestri”, Portici (NA), Italy 

    Mathematic, physic, chemistry, Astronomic Geography, Biology. Italian, Latin and English grammar and literature studies. 


    Personal skills 

    Mother tongue(s): Italian 

    Other language(s):  

    English Understanding/reading C2, Understanding/listening C2; Speaking/Interaction C2, Speaking/Production C2; Writing C2

    Dutch Understanding/reading A1, Understanding/listening A1; Speaking/Interaction A1, Speaking/Production A1; Writing A1

    French Understanding/reading A1, Understanding/listening A1; Speaking/Interaction A1, Speaking/Production A1; Writing A1

    Communication skills
    Excellent communication skills in Italian and English gained during work activities and triggered by specific training offered by my employer.

    Organisational / managerial skills
    Excellent organisational skill, Team leadership, Negotiations, Problem solving, Data gathering and analysis, Activities and resources planning
    Skills gained while supporting in different projects the definition of operational processes and the coordination of multi-ethnic and continental-wide distributed working teams. The skills have been enhanced also by the participation to training offered by my employer.

    Digital competence

    Excellent command of MS and MAC Operative Systems; Basic knowledge of Unix Systems. Excellent command of MS and Open-Office office suites;
    Good command of Lotus Notes, ME Outlook and similar office suites 

    Other skills 

    Excellent ability to adapt to multicultural environments gained during my study and work experience in different European Countries. The work at ESA and in the African/Middle Eastern region was performed in a multicultural and multifaceted (Industries, International Entities, National Space Agencies, Research and Support Centres) environment. 

    Driving licence:  B 


    Additional information

    Honours and awards Certifications 

    October 1998 - Second place award at the ESA (European Space Agency) student contest SUCCESS (Space Station Utilization Contest Calling for European Students initiative) for the SEE-US (Space Earth observation Experiment for Universities and Schools) 

    May 1997 - One year ERASMUS/SOCRATES grant at the Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, United Kingdom 

    Different training and certificates as ESA/Columbus User 

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