I am an aerospace systems engineer seeking a position where I would have the opportunity to apply my knowledge of aerospace engineering in a challenging environment.
Summary of qualifications:
• Aerospace engineer with experience in spacecraft operations in LEO, MEO and GEO
• Two Master of Science degrees in the field of aerospace engineering
• Excellent analytical problem-resolving skills and technical troubleshooting abilities under stressful conditions honed through the resolution of complex satellite anomalies
• Excellent team collaboration skills earned during the technical management of a 16 controller team
• Detail-oriented and organized, able to coordinate with various teams as well as complete projects and assignments
• Experience in supervising and training, developed through my position of training and qualifying the personnel during my time at Telespazio
• Proven ability to work in an international environment and readily adapt to new situations, systems and methods
• Ability to participate in a multi-million-euro complex proposal preparation acknowledged by the success of the SES Galileo proposal
• Proficiency in French, English and Spanish
06/2016 – 12/2016: Internship, SES – Société Européenne des Satellites
O3B Spacecraft operations and Galileo bid specialist
Ensure that the Satellite Control Systems are fully operational
Improve the safety, performance and efficiency of operations
Support mission planning for scheduling activities to create payload Master Schedule
Development of the SES Galileo Service Operator proposal (multi-million level) concerning training program, operational improvements, and excellence
Provide guidance and recommend improvements
11/2013 – 08/2015: Telespazio Spa, Satellite Operation Engineer
Preparation of orbital station-keeping activities in accordance with operational plans
Analysis of failures and malfunctions observed on satellites, steering the implementation of corrective actions in accordance with established procedures in line with customer service
Performed studies on the medium and long term performances of satellites through the establishment of trend analysis on relevant telemetry parameters; identified any deviations from performance or risk of occurrence of failure
Coordination with international partners for dual mission satellites
04/2013 – 11/2013: GOMspace SAS, Space mission and Orbital Analyst
Project title: Development of a mission analysis tool using various propagators (Two bodies, J2, High Precision Propagator, SGP4)
Development and validation with the software AGI STK
Test and use for a European Space Agency mission analysis
07/2012 – 10/2012: Internship, B-USOC Belgian User Support and Operations Center
Ground Segment Analyst
Project title: Implementation of an international ground station network for the QB50 project
06/2011 – 10/2011: Internship, NovaNano SAS
Space Mission Analyst
Project title: Mission analysis for a constellation of 50 mini-satellites for an earth observation mission
09/2015 – 06/2016: ISU International Space University (Master of Science)
Advisor: Prof. Jean-Jacques Favier
Main subjects: Space engineering and sciences, human performance in space, space business and management, space policy economy and law, team management and building.
Individual Project: Autonomous station keeping system with low thrust device in GEO orbit
Team Project: Lunar data collection and sample return mission feasibility
09/2008 – 10/2013: ELISA EcoLe d’Ingénieur des Sciences Aérospatiales (Master Degree)
Main subjects: Space flight dynamics, astronautics, space environment, missile design.
Thesis: The Human Space flight: history, evolution of the technologies, future.
End of study project: Preliminary design of a Martian orbital shuttle – re-entry trajectories, heat shield design, mass & volume budget, delta-V analysis
10/2011 – 07/2012: UPM – ETSIA Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Aeronáuticos
Main subjects: Spacecraft design, space propulsion, space tether, orbital mechanics and attitude dynamics, interplanetary trajectories.
Project: Evaluation of the performance of a reusable flight vehicle for airborne space rocket launch.
Mission analysis software: AGI – Systems Tool Kit (STK Expert, Astrogator, Attitude, Communication, Coverage) – Certified by AGI
Programming: Matlab – Simulink, Python, C, C++, C#
Computer Aided Design: CATIA V5, SolidWorks
Project management: MS Project
Operating systems: Windows, Linux, Mac
Bernard, J 2016. Autonomous geostationary station keeping system using electric propulsion. Space Operations Symposium IAF IAC16.
Bernard, J & Al. 2016. A framework for international collaboration on lunar missions. 14th Symposium on building blocks for future space exploration and development IAF IAC16.
References available upon request
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