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     Date Submitted:08-06-2017
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    Job information
     Current job:Lead Mechanical & Mechanisms Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsAs detailed in my CV, my main proficiencies are associated with the technical design and development of innovative satellite mechanical and mechanisms systems / hardware from concept to manufacturing.
    CV

     Personal profile

     

    An enthusiastic and confident professional, with excellent interpersonal, managerial and analytical skills. Communicates well at all levels and is able to lead the team or work under own initiative.

    Strong passion for engineering & technology, solving challenging problems and having an impact on technologies which constantly improves our standard way of living.

     Work experience

     

    Dates

     

    January 2015 - Present

    Name and address of employer

     

    THALES ALENIA SPACE (TAS), Harwell, Oxfordshire, UK

    Occupation or position held

     

    Lead Mechanical and Thermo-elastic Engineer (Mechanisms)

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Main responsibility is the NEOSAT programme Electric Thruster Mechanism system. This role includes collaborating with TAS France mechanisms engineering team on weekly basis, to support the skills acquisition programme, knowledge transfer, engineering tools and development of the Electric Thruster Mechanism system and team in TAS-UK.

    Strong leadership and drive in project on day to day activities. A critical member of the team and provides mentoring, support and development to new starts as well as the existing M&T team.

    Additional responsibilities include,  preparing technical reports, participating and presenting at technical design review meetings such as PDR, CDR, MRR, TRR, TRB.

    Lead mechanical and thermo-elastic design and analysis of metallic, CFRP and ALM structure materials by providing support and expertise with hand calculations, FEM and analysis for a range of projects and supporting junior engineers in TAS-UK.

    My expertise include mechanical and thermo-elastic design analysis for static, quasi-static, modal frequency, dynamic sine, random, shock analysis, linear and nonlinear structures analysis, optimization algorithm development and multibody dynamic simulations.

    Establish development strategies, activities and schedule for the delivery of the system/sub-systems i.e. harness resistive torque characterisation ground test equipment.

    Define and identify key system engineering requirements and drivers.

    Resistive torque characterisation and analysis, testing and building ground support equipment to validate the performance and correlate test data with hand calculations.

    Compile the manufacturing procedure, test plan, verification and qualification sequence.

    Identify list of key suppliers, system items for procurement and managing supplier’s data.  

    Manage external contractors on deployable structures such as CFRP booms / antennas.

    Plan and manage customers, partners, internal and external interfaces, meetings and negotiate project contracts in line with the technical and business requirements.

     

     

    Dates

     

    November 2013 - October 2014 (1 year)

    Name and address of employer

     

    Reaction Engines Limited, Culham, Oxfordshire, UK

    Occupation or position held

     

    Aerospace Mechanical Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    SABRE engine systems structural design and analysis with MSC PATRAN / NASTRAN.

    Produce engineering drawings in accordance with BS8888 and ISO 1101:2012.

    Develop new technology concepts and participate on technical design reviews.

    Produce technical reports of development process and present to team members.

    SKYLON spaceplane primary and secondary structural design and analysis.

    Conduct linear/nonlinear structural hand calculations and FEA, i.e. buckling analysis for composite materials and multibody dynamics simulations (MBS) for rigid & flexible bodies.

    Encode algorithm to conduct efficiently structural optimisation with MATLAB for composites.

    Produce technical reports to detail structure design evolution, optimisation, and solution.

     

     

    Dates

     

    December 2012 - November 2013 (1 year)

    Name and address of employer

     

    ABSL Space Products / Oxford Space Systems, Culham, Oxfordshire, UK

    Occupation or position held

     

    Space Deployable Structures and Mechanisms Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Sketch deployable structure concepts and detail the design i.e. structure, mechanisms.

    Define the boom sub-systems technical requirements, development activities and test plan.

    Co-founder of Oxford Space Systems and provided support for the business launch campaign from start to finish. Have engaged in the business planning, customer interface, negotiations and business strategy development.

    Material characterisation campaign for next generation satellites platform boom technology.

    Develop concept and design of deployable VHF antenna array suitable for micro-satellites.

    Analyse large deployable antenna (LDA) structures via multibody dynamics (MBD) models.

    Size the antenna CFRP structure, conduct detailed hand calculations and CAE analyses.

    Build LDA breadboard demonstrator, conduct tests and correlate results with virtual model.

     

     

     

    Dates

     

    November 2011 - November 2012 (1 year)

    Name and address of employer

     

    Airbus Group, Bremen, Germany

    Occupation or position held

     

    Aerospace Structures and Multibody Dynamics Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Develop multibody dynamics (MBD) model of A350XWB high-lift transmission system and integrate MBD model with wing-box finite element (FE) beam model for detail analysis.

    Conducted detailed analysis to determine the response of air loads which have an impact on wing-box and support structure for high-lift transmission systems.

    Develop simplified (FEA) Stick/Beam model of A350XWB wing-box structure and high-lift systems for purpose of multidisciplinary design optimisation & multibody dynamics studies.

    Study from start-finish as well as conduct static and dynamic analysis on the wing-box structure for A350XWB with MSC ADAMS, PATRAN, NASTRAN and MATLAB.

    Generate results, evaluate and optimise structure to meet high-lift system requirements.

     

     

     

    Dates

     

    August 2008 - July 2009 (1 year)

    Name and address of employer

     

    GE Aviation, Cardiff, UK

    Occupation or position held

     

    Repair Operations Engineer

    Main activities and responsibilities

     

    Support repair processes and operations to increase serviceability of aircraft engine components by diagnosing and setting up rework shop routes for going through service.

    Analyse repair process, identify applicable operations, and plan overall process structure.

    Fill and produce repair documents for components required service.

    Conduct analysis for thermal spray process by identifying the influencing factors and implement improvements to maintain consistency in repair process.

    Carry out independent literature research from start-finish of the thermal spray process.

    Gather information of possible influencing factors by implementation of six-sigma quality methods, inspect existing processes, and prepare the design of experiment (DOE).

    Eliminate factors and implement new strategies in the thermal spray repair process.

     

     

     

    Education

     

    • Dates

     

    September 2010 - September 2011

    • Organization

     

    Cranfield University, Faculty of Astronautics Engineering

    • Principal subjects

     

    MSc Programme: Astronautics and Space Engineering

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Postgraduate degree

    • Modules

     

    Space Systems Engineering, Mission Analysis, Structure Mechanics and Dynamics, Design of Composite Structures, Finite Element Methods, Thermal Analysis, Aerospace Structures, Propulsion and Telecommunications.

    • Group Project

     

    Title: BroadBand for the Mediterranean Region (BB-MED) Satellite

    Design of a communication satellite which extended broadband access to Mediterranean countries and regions where access is poor or non-existent.

    Assigned to define the requirements and to design the mechanisms sub-system which provide and maintain the operations desired for the spacecraft.

    • Thesis Project

     

    Title: Satellite Systems Engineering Design Tool

    Develop a software tool that provides a convenient means to perform Phase-A design study of a communication satellite.

    Purpose of tool to minimise effort time involved during development phase of satellite by enabling systems engineer to create a more efficient concept through rapid computation.

     

    • Dates

     

    September 2006 - July 2010

    • Organization

     

    Kingston University London, Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering

    • Principal subjects

     

    BEng (Hons) Programme: Aerospace Engineering and Astronautics

    • Title of qualification awarded

     

    Graduate degree

    • Modules

     

    Mathematics, Aerospace Stress Analysis, Structures and Dynamics, Aerodynamics and Propulsion, Electronics and Control, Aerospace Engineering Design and Composite Materials, Space Vehicle Design, Business Applications in Engineering and Project Management.

    • Group Project

     

    Title: Single Staged Rocket Design

    Design, build and launch a level one rocket, capable of accurately achieving a designated altitude and time of flight.

    Activities included, designing the payload which consisted of three sensors and a microprocessor programmed to capture various parameters during the rocket’s flight.

    • Thesis Project

     

    Title: Nanorover Mechanical and Mobility System Design

    Design of mechanical and mobility systems for an autonomous nanorover unit with several functionalities and capabilities aimed at reducing system mass and complexity for future planetary exploration applications.

    Designed, modelled and simulated nanorover mobility performance using the Bekker’s theory, and SolidWorks motion study.

     

     

     

    Trainings and workshops

     

    2017, Introduction To Additive Manufacturing, Thales.

    2017, Lean Engineering and Manufacturing, TAS.

    2017, Design Authority Training and Workshop, Thales.

    2016, Oxford Entrepreneurs Workshop and Business Training.

    2016, ARTES Space Business Idea Challenge Competition.

    2015, How to start-up a successful business. Oxford Local Enterprise.

    2015, Obeya Guide and Implementation Training, TAS.

    2014, Export Compliance, Reaction Engines Ltd.

    2013, 5S and 7 Wastes, Centre of Expertise in Manufacturing, ABSL Space.

    2012, Lean Manufacturing and Lean Operations, McKinsey and Company.

     

     

     

    SKILLS

    (a) Personal

     

    Self-motivated, with initiative, energetic, creative in finding solutions to answer the customer’s needs or problems encountered, organised, responsible, adaptable, detail oriented, hardworking, communicative, empathic, team player, skilful in building long term relations.

    (b) Organizational

     

    Focus oriented, good coordinator, administration of project budgets in order to reach the established financial targets.

    (c) technical

     

    Excellent practice with MS Office, MS Project, Excel, Visio, Publisher, CAD CATIA, SolidWorks, CAE MSC Soft, Visual Basic, Matlab Applications Development, ECSS and Military Standards.

    Mother tongue

     

    Romanian (Native)

    OTHER LANGUAGES

     

    English (Fluent)

    Russian (Intermediate)

    German (Basic)

    Driving licence(s)

     

    References

     

     

    Category B (UK Full)

     

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