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The launch, India’ first in five months, highlighted the United Kingdom’s desire to bolster trade with India as well as India’s desire to further commercialize production of the PLSV, a rocket often used for smallsat missions. SpaceNews.com
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     Date Submitted:09-11-2016
     Last Modified:09-11-2016 (07:04)
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     Current job:Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsThermal Vacuum Test Development, Qualification and Acceptance Components Thermal Model Spacecraft
    CV

    Profile
    Over 20 years of experience as an aerospace engineer. Dedicated to spacecraft thermal analysis, aircraft aerodynamic loads determination and certification. Proven track record on Earth Observation missions including the definition and execution of qualification and acceptance test campaigns at component and system level. Demonstrated capacity to multitask and engage team members. Recognized for the ability to build credibility with internal and external stakeholders. Self-motivated results-driven team player. Appointed liaison with subcontractors, suppliers and facilities.

    Professional Experience
    Thermal Engineer
    Responsible for spacecraft thermal analysis and tests. Activities extended from conceptual design to commissioning. Tasks included the development of spacecraft level thermal model, units’ thermal analysis and tests and support of I&T. Supported satellite-LV (Delta II) integration at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Participated in the launch, early orbits and commissioning phases. Defined contingency plans and rehearsals. Liaison engineer with NASA, international partners, facilities and contractors. 
    Representative activities performed are described below:
    * Requirements definition and compliance.
    * Spacecraft thermal configuration definition.
    * Thermal orbital analysis.
    * Thermal analysis using SINDA of electronic bays, batteries, solar panels, optical instruments and the propulsion subsystem.
    * Thermo-mechanical design of high power dissipation units.
    * Thermal Vacuum Test for: subsystem development phase, thrusters plume impingement determination, batteries acceptance, electronic boxes and propulsion components qualification and acceptance process; optical cameras qualification and acceptance process.
    * Satellite level thermal model qualification, satellite acceptance.
    * Active and passive thermal system analysis.
    * Definition of heaters and radiators.
    * Definition of heat pipes.
    * Thermal system redundancies determination.
    * Definition of thermal test plans and generation of test reports.
    * Maintenance of mechanical and thermal ICD. 
    * Maintenance of thermal mass and power budget.
    * Determination of telescope thermal gradients. 
    * Review of design documents for the spacecraft and payload formal design reviews. 
    * Support Review Item Discrepancy process.
    * Design, manufacturing and integration of multilayer insulation blankets for thermal model and S/C.


    Aerodynamics Engineer
    Performed aerodynamic modifications on defense aircrafts in subsonic, transonic and supersonic ranges and on single engine, high wing aircrafts. Analyses performed using CDF and proven methodologies.  Other representative activities include: loads determination on modified wings, flaps, ailerons, horizontal and vertical tail, wing carry-through and landing gear.  Determination of the Center of Gravity envelope and the effects on flight characteristics. Flutter assessment. Definition of a criterion to avoid buffet onset. Wind tunnel testing of pressure plotting and balance models. Flight tests verification. Preparation of test plans and test reports. Preparation of documentation for design reviews.

    Airworthiness Certification Engineer
    Main liaison with Transport Canada Civil Aviation. Appointed representative with the Authority to discuss and advocate project methodologies and substantiations. Qualified in the preparation of documents supporting aircraft certification, test plans and test reports. Activities include structural analysis, fuselage modification, seat attachments, engine attachments, landing gears. Determination of loads and structural substantiations of complex hydraulic circuits at fuselage-wing well. Definition of structural static test. Definition of fuel system pressure test plan and noise certification plan.

    Employment / Contract Work History
    2015-2016    Certification engineer                     Cascade Aerospace Inc., Abbotsford, BC, Canada
    2007-2015    Certification/Aerodynamics engineer            Tag Aerospace Inc., Delta, BC, Canada
    2005-2007    Certification engineer                ICE Designs Co, New Westminster, BC, Canada
    2004-2005    Thermal/Mechanical engineer                          MDA Systems, Richmond, BC, Canada
    1993-2004    Thermal/Mechanical engineer                          CONAE, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    1988-1993    Aerodynamics engineer                                Alenia Aeronautica, Turin, Italy
    1987-1988    Aerodynamics engineer                             Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy

    Education
    Project Management Institute                                         Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Project Management Professional                                   2011

    University of British Columbia                                          Vancouver, BC, Canada
    Certificate in Project Management                                   2010

    APEGBC                                                                          Burnaby, BC, Canada
    Professional Engineer                                                      2009

    Universidad Nacional de La Plata                                   Buenos Aires, Argentina
    M.Sc. Aerospace Engineer                                              1986
     
    Languages
    Fluent in English, Spanish and Italian. 

    Memberships
    APEGBC
    PMI, Vancouver Chapter

    Canadian and Italian Citizenship - References available on request
     


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