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     Date Submitted:11-02-2018
     Last Modified:13-02-2018 (08:26)
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     Current job:Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsAerospace Engineer Business Consulting SAP SQL Asset Management Project Management ESA Project Matlab MS - Office (Project, Excel, Word, Powerpoint) Presentation Willingness to travel CAD Database Microgravity research


    Aerospace Engineer with broad understanding of space systems design processes with exceptional creativity, problem solving and interpersonal skills. Taking full commercial and technology responsibility to drive performance improvements and maximise profits. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Detailed-oriented leadership specialized in project and mission coordination supported by field research and professional work experience in microgravity.


    Work Experience

    06/2017 – Current

    Business & Integration Architecture Analyst
    Accenture (Milano, Italy) - Management and Technology consulting

    • Re-engineering of client’s business processes for high performance customer services.

    • Detailed analysis of business trends and business cases to provide economic advices and indicators.

    • High use of databases and associated informatics software to provide high-performance solutions (SQL, SAP, MS-Project, IBM Maximo).

    04/2014 – 09/2017

    Team Leader - FELDs Experiment

    ESA Education - Drop Your Thesis! 2014 - ZARM Drop Tower

    • Tethered Electromagnetic Docking system, built and tested in microgravity conditions at the ZARM Drop Tower (Bremen, Germany).

    • Specialization into ESA project and mission coordination. Dedicated and enthusiastic management style, skilled in enlisting the support of all team members in aligning with project and organizational goals.

    • Strong interpersonal, listening, and rapport-building skills, with aptitude to effectively communicate with customers, coworkers, business associates.



    09/2017 - 09/2016 -03/2016 - 12/2015 - 10/2015 - 11/2013

    68th International Astronautical Congress (Adelaide, Australia)

    67th International Astronautical Congress (Guadalajara, Mexico)

    ESA Academy Training and Learning Center (Redu, Belgium)

    1st Symposium on Space Educational Activities (Padova, Italy)

    66th International Astronautical Congress (Jerusalem, Israel)

    ESA, ESTEC (Noordwijk, The Netherlands)

    • Public speaker and presenter of the FELDs Experiment project into different space conferences. Speak to audiences ranging from 10 to 500 people.



    06/2017 – 07/2017

    Professional Practice Engineering Exam

    • Italian Engineering examination to work as a Professional Engineer.

    10/2013 – 12/2016

    M.Sc. Aerospace Engineering - University of Padova (Italy)

    • Modules studied: Space systems 2, Space propulsion, Aircraft Engines, Aerodynamics 2.

    • Software skills: AutoCAD, C++, MATLAB, CFD.

    01/2015 – 07/2015

    ERASMUS, Aerospace Engineering - UPC Universitat de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)

    • Modules studied: Space management, Radiofrequency and TLC, Space materials.

    • Flexibility to adapt into an International environment.

    10/2010 – 09/2013

    B.Sc. Aerospace Engineering - University of Padova (Italy)

    • Modules studied: Space systems 1, Orbital Mechanics, Aerodynamics 1, Fluid dynamics.



    Petrillo, D. et al., “Felds experiment: lessons learned from a new tethered system for spacecraft docking”, 68th International Astronautical Congress, Adelaide (Australia), 2017.

    Petrillo, D. et al., “Tethered docking systems: advances from FELDs Experiment”, 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara (Mexico), 2016.

    Petrillo, D. et al., “FELDs Experiment: a new flexible soft docking concept”, 1st symposium on space educational activities, Padova (Italy), 2015.

    Petrillo, D. et al., “Flexible Electromagnetic Leash Docking system (FELDs) experiment from design to microgravity testing”, 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem (Italy), 2015.

    Olivieri, L. et al., “Cubesat mission concept for tethered electromagnetic docking demonstration (TED)”, Tartu conference on space science and technology, Tartu (Estonia), 2014.


    Languages and Certificates




    Spoken Interaction

    Spoken Production


























    09/2015: Spanish C1 level certified by ERASMUS +

    04/2017: French B1 level certified by Alliance Française - Paris


    Further Experience

    08/2017 – Current 

    Volunteer – Space Generation Advisory Council

    Member of the 3rd European Space Generation Workshop team (Bucharest, March 2018) – Communications Team

    • Development and management of E-SGW graphics, public relations, and advertising material.

    • Organization and directly interaction with some of today's top leaders in the space sector, work with the next generation of space sector leaders from around the globe and take part in space policy at the United Nations with space agencies, industry and academia.

    09/2015 – 09/2016

    Volunteer - Erasmus Student Network (AEP – ESN Padova, Italy)

    • Non - profit international student organization.

    • Organization of student travels and events.

    • Intercultural communication, multilingualism, creativity.

    02/2015 – 07/2015

    RAFT-SOS Project - UPC Universitat de Catalunya (Barcelona, Spain)

    • H2020 proposal, satellite formation for maritime surveillance.

    • Proposal writing for Horizon 2020 grants and other EU funding programmes.

    • Coordination and monitoring of project activities, communication with project partners.



    “Hans Von Muldau Team Award” for the best team project, FELDs Experiment, 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem (Israel), October 2015


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