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     Date Submitted:17-08-2017
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     Current job:Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordssystems engineer, launch operations, integration and verification activities, flight-hardware tests, system and operations validation, facility management, technical specification, simulations, ISO certification and accreditation
    CV

     

    PERSONAL STATEMENT


    Aerospace Engineer with over 6 years of professional experience within the European space business sector, and a variety of rewarding experiences related to volunteering activities, additional studies, training, and the accomplishment of personal projects.

     

    SUMMARY


    Profile strengths

    Exceptional analytical thinking capabilities and problem-solving aptitude - Systematic and pragmatic approach to work, ability to multi-task efficiently - Experienced team-player with an initiative-taking, self-motivating, and stress-resistant mind-set - Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, fluent in English, French and Portuguese - Ability to rapidly absorb information as well as learn and develop needed skills and knowledge.

    Key skills and competences

    Launch operations, including safety, telecom, logistics and security related launch base activities - Support to spacecraft technical teams with spacecraft integration activities - Ground segment operations validation and qualification activities, including operational training, formal simulations, system validation tests, and supporting project reviews - Requirements, technical specification, verifications, technical interfaces, test procedures, technical tools and test equipment - Planning and execution of flight hardware performance tests - Production of technical, operational, procedural, and training documentation - Project management, procurement activities, facilities management, accreditation and certification processes, technical training and tutoring.

     

    SPACE ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE


    Nov 2007–Dec 2009

    Company Owner: Futuro Original LDA - Engineering and Training Services, Porto (Portugal)

    Company creation and management. 5-month mission for Terma B.V. at CNES-CST as Simulator Operator for ATV-CC: Preparation and operation of the ATV simulator during formal training simulations, supporting test meetings as needed to provide Simulator related inputs and feedback. Facilitation of technical courses in Portugal (Mechanics & Technology). High-school support classes in Portugal (Mathematics and Physics).

    Apr 2006–Sep 2007

    Operations Engineer for CNES, Toulouse (France) – Mission at CNES-CSG, Kourou, French Guyana

    Coordination of Ariane 5 Launch Base (BLA) activities as deputy operations manager (DDO/A): Launch campaign preparation activities. Ariane 5 Launch Base operations. Ariane 5 integration operations (overall technical support). Support to contractor management activities (Contrat de Support Opérationnel).

    Oct 2004–Mar 2006

    Simulator Operator for TERMA B.V., Leiden (Netherlands) - Mission at CNES-CST, Toulouse, France

    Within the ATV Control Centre (qualification phase of flight operations and control team): Preparation and operation of the ATV-CC simulator (AGCS) during formal training simulations. Supporting test meetings as needed to provide Simulator related inputs and feedback. User account administration, writing configuration and user manual documents. Specific coding and scripting as needed for simulations and validation tests. Simulator testing and problem reporting to the developers’ team. Support the training instructor with the training of new Simulator operators.

    May 2003–Sep 2004

    Aerospace Engineer for ESA-ESTEC, Noordwijk (Netherlands) – ESA Propulsion Laboratory

    Preparation and execution of performance characterisation tests of electrical or cold gas thrusters (Thrust qualification test of Cryosat ACS thrusters). Support EPL's Manager within ongoing projects: EPL ISO 9001 Certification and ISO/IEC 17025 Accreditation, EPL facilities relocation, EPL resources management.Mission Analysis study based on the use of electrical propulsion technology, in the scope of future VEGA missions (CDF - Concurrent Design Facility).

    May 2002–Apr 2003

    Avionics Engineer for CNES-DLA, Evry (France) – Electrical systems and software department

    Follow-up of Ariane5–ECA avionics systems development (Flight qualification phase). VEGA technical specification in interface with ESA IPT (Integrated Project Team) and the prime contractor ELV.

    Jan 2002–Apr 2002

    Application Engineer for EUROGICIEL Ingénierie, Toulouse (France) - Mission at EADS Systems & Defence Electronics (Earth Observation Department)

    Within the MSS design team (Multi Satellite Station - Integrated Software Product): Analysis and evaluation of the existing orbit calculation modules. Development of a module for visibility schedules and conflict handling (Fortran, C/C++, Java).

     

    CAREER BREAK AND FURTHER EXPERIENCE


    Mai 2017-Present

    Mission for KEL Performance (Embrun, France)

    Analysis of existing systems, requirement clarification, and identification of improvement possibilities. SW functional validation, interface testing and conceptual development. Assessment of operational work processes in view of optimizing resources and results.

    Dec 2016-Apr 2017

    Short-term missions (Hautes-Alpes, France)

    2week mission in a precast concrete factory as a batch plant operator for SAPB (La Batie Neuve). 2week mission as an hotel receptionist in Les Orres ski resort (Hôtel Escale Blanche). Mathematics school support classes in Embrun.

    Sep 2015-Nov 2016

    Independent activities (Portugal)

    Parent support with home relocation, daily living arrangements, and the organisation of administrative and financial matters. Engineering Master degree studies in parallel (University of Minho in Guimarães). Mathematics high-school support classes (Porto and Guimarães).

    Feb 2014–Jul 2015

    Association Le Gabion, Embrun (France) - Training and community services in the traditional rehabilitation and sustainable construction fields

    System and network administration, office tools setup and configuration, website and database update, management of IT related technical equipment. Technical and logistical support within ongoing training and/or community work projects.

    Aug 2012–Nov 2016

    Personal project (Portugal and France)

    Rehabilitation of a family property with a traditional manor dwelling: 9-month training in traditional building rehabilitation techniques (Association Le Gabion). Assessment of project needs through inspection, verification and diagnostic of existing materials and infrastructure. Scope and preliminary work plan definition. Construction services and material selection and procurement. Detailed work plan assessment and elaboration of project’s Work Break Down Structure. Project timeline, and cost plan definition. Contract management and work coordination, execution, monitoring and control.

    April 2010–Jul 2012

    Courses of personal interest (France):

    Rescue dog trainer, First Aid Attendant, Shiatsu, Workshop on traditional woodwork.

    Travelling and volunteering experiences (Portugal, France, Spain and Cuba):

    First Aid attendant with the Red Cross, Tarbes (France). Multitask worker in self-construction projects and organic farms, through the World Wide Opportunities in Organic Farms (WWOOF) network, (France, Spain and Portugal). Basic water storage and distribution installation in a family home, La Havana (Cuba)

    Dec 2009-Mar 2010

    Refuge de l’Oule, Saint-Lary (France)

    Multi-task employer in a mountain refuge located within a ski domain of the French Pyrenees, the Saint-Lary ski resort. Extensive practice of snow-board for worksite access and during off-work time.

     

    EDUCATION AND TRAINING


    2015–Present  /  Master's Degree  /  School of Engineering - University of Minho (Portugal)

    Sustainable Construction and Rehabilitation (Ongoing thesis)


    Nov 2014–Jan 2015  /  Professional Qualification  /  O2 Formation, Thionville (France)

    Energy Efficient Buildings


    Oct 2012–Jul 2013  /  Professional Qualification  /  Association Le Gabion, Embrun (France)

    Rehabilitation of Heritage Buildings


    May-Sep 2001  /  Internship  /  CNES-CST, Toulouse (France) – AOCS Department

    Modelling satellite dynamics with several CMG for attitude control purposes. ACS simulator development and validation (Fortran 90).


    Sep 1995–Sep 2001  /  Engineer's Degree  /  IST-UTL (Portugal) & ISAE-SUPAERO (France)

    Aerospace Engineer - Specialising in space systems

     

    PERSONAL SKILLS


    Languages

    UNDERSTANDING

    SPEAKING

    WRITING

    Listening

    Reading

    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production

     

    English

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C1

    C1

    French

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    C2

    Spanish

    B1

    B2

    B2

    B1

    A2

    Italian

    B1

    B1

    A2

    A1

    A1

     

    Levels A1 and A2: Basic user - B1 and B2: Independent user - C1 and C2: Proficient user (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages)

    Portuguese

    MOTHER TONGUE


     

    Communication and managerial skills

    Excellent interpersonal and communication skills developed through volunteering activities and traveling, and through active professional roles within multi-partner international projects (Ariane5, VEGA, ATV, A5 Flights V-171 to V-178). Operational coordination and planning experience acquired at the Guyana Space Centre. Project management, procurement, and reporting skills, developed through the accomplishment of different professional and personal projects. 

    Additional skills

    Experience in managing and operating technical systems and test equipment, developing and implementing test related processes and procedures, performing verification and control activities. Familiarity with international standards and quality assurance related processes. Working knowledge of ISO quality standards, basic knowledge of ECSS and CCSDS standards

    Digital competence

    Strong ability to adapt and develop competences related to new software and automation tools. Experience with algorithm analysis and development, software development and validation. Proficiency in using MS Office and Open Office. Informational knowledge of DOORS, CORE.

    Hands-on experience with​:

    - Windows, Unix, Linux, Mac OS VxWorks

    - Pascal, Fortran, C/C++, Visual C++, Java, Visual Basic, Assembly, Lisp

    - UML, SysML, Matlab, Maple, LabView, Pspice, STK, eurosim, BIM

    - Configuration management, scripting/coding, debugging, problem handling/reporting


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