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     Date Submitted:20-04-2018
     Last Modified:20-04-2018 (03:51)
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer - Dynamic and Test Group
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsSpacecraft system level structural analysis - NASTRAN, Dynamic analysis, Coupled Loads



    A mechanical / structural analysis engineer with twenty-one years post graduate experience in aerospace structural analysis. Lead mechanical engineer status in recent years on joint ASU(UK) and ESA spacecraft projects. Experience gained in both system level S/Craft dynamic testing and analysis. Structural analysis disciplines include Static / Dynamic and TED analysis of composite and metallic aerospace structures with working experience of NASTRAN, Dynaworks, FEMAP and PATRAN.


    I hold UK government security clearance as a requirement for working for AIRBUS Defence & Space (UK).



    From April 2008 – Present: Sub-contract Engineer (Limited Company basis) working on-site at AIRBUS Defence & Space (UK), Stevenage, Herts.  

    2016-Present     ‘Solar Orbiter’ - Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis

    Senior mechanical engineer

    Preparation of S/Craft Coupled Loads Model for Launch Authority (ATLAS V)

    S/craft TED assessment / test rationale

    FM Mechanical Test Campaign:  Sine Vibration environment test predictions (Sine Notching) - Dynaworks

    S/C mechanical vibration test team

    2016-Present     ‘ExoMars’ - Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis

    TED distortion assessment for CDR

    2015-2016         ‘PLATO’ - Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis

    Optimisation of Launch Vehicle Adapter – CFRP / Metallic trade-off

    2013 – 2015      ‘LISA Pathfinder’ Spacecraft (ESA) - Mechanical Engineering / Analysis

    Lead Mechanical Engineer –Structural analysis of the Flight configuration S/craft [ESA]

    Preparation and assessment of Coupled Loads Analysis models (CLA) pre/post CDR and Final Acceptance Review

    Signatory on drawing release

    Antennas – structural assessment to and post CDR of Feed Support concept

    2010 – 2013      ‘BepiColombo’ Spacecraft (ESA) – Mechanical Engineering / Analysis

    Joint Lead Mechanical Engineer – Structural analysis of the Flight configuration  S/craft

    Preparation and assessment of Coupled Loads Analysis models (CLA) pre/post CDR and TED assessment

    Mechanical test team for system level STM configuration Sine Test (ESTEC, ESA, 2012)

    Extensive use of ‘Dynaworks’ during test support

    2008 – 2010 – Mechanical Support / structural analysis to various ADS [UK] / ESA projects

    Deployable Boom Assembly - SWARM BOOM - Swarm 03/2007 - PDR

    Exo Mars  - Mechanisms (HDRM) 2008

    Solar Orbiter (SOLO) - Feed through and Door Mechanism (29/05/2009)

    March 2007 – 2008 : Thales Alenia Space, Cannes, France          [Subcontract Engineer]

    Thales Alenia Generic Spacebus Platform Configurations (Eutelsat W7 andTHOR6)

    System level structural analysis of project specific satellite configurations ( Preparation of system level FEMs for CDR)

    Preliminary system level Sine response analysis and mass sensitivity studies

    Instrumentation plan for System Sine Test

    December 2003 – March 2007: ASTRIUM-EADS, UK                        [Subcontract Engineer]

    ESA / Aeolus Spacecraft Analysis

    System level structural analysis (Structure Test Model FEM preparation for Qualification Sine Vibration testing)

    Mechanical Test Support to System Sine Test – ESTEC (ESA)

    Satellite Launch Vehicle Analysis (Arianespace / ASAP5)

    Design Development Studies and Structural Analysis of satellite launch vehicles

    Quasi-static and Dynamic FE analysis of structural assembly

    Detail stressing of Composite and machined structures

    Satellite Solar Array Drive Mechanism (ESA / E3000)

    Design Development Studies and Structural Analysis of Solar array drive mechanism

    2003 – December 2003:  Marshall Aerospace UK, Cambridge      [Subcontract Engineer]

    Civil Aircraft Design Studies

    Structural / FEM analysis of composite aircraft fuel tank system (Boeing 777)

    System level and component stressing

    Structural analysis of aircraft Fatigue Test rig assembly (RAF Hercules C130-K)

    1997 – 2003: ASTRIUM UK, Stevenage                                            [Subcontract Engineer]

     NASA / Boeing – Launch Vehicles Structural Analysis (DPAF structure)

    Lead mechanical analysis engineer of satellite launch vehicle

    Quasi-static and Dynamic FE analysis of structural assembly

    Detail stressing of sub-assemblies (I/F analysis)

    Sine Vibration / Static Test support with Test Prediction / Assessment report writing

    CFRP composite and adhesive bonded joints analysis


    Metop – Antenna Assemblies Structural Analysis (ESA)

    Structural Analysis of satellite antenna systems

    Sine, Random and Shock FE analyses / report writing

    Static and Vibration Test support


    Beagle 2 / ESA – Structural Analysis of components on a surface lander structure

    Adhesive joint analyses based on quasi-static and shock design requirements

    FE Codes: NASTRAN for Windows

    Vibration test support for flight equipment


    Aerospatiale / SPELDA – Spacecraft Structural Analysis

    FE analysis of structure in support for Qualification Vibration Test 

    1997: FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Essex, UK                                      [Subcontract Engineer]                   

    Design Assessment and Dynamic analysis of automotive structural components and systems

    FE Codes: - Hyper mesh, NASTRAN

    1995 – 1997: PRE-STAR LIMITED, Bedford, UK                                             

    Structural analysis of vehicle suspension assembly as part of joint company project

    Secondment to A.O. Smith, Detroit, USA (July/August 96) as Senior Design Analyst, responsible for analysis of front suspension component as part of joint company project

    FE analysis of Aluminium adhesive bonded sub-frame and suspension structures, composite structures and fatigue analysis

    FE Codes: - ABAQUS, NASTRAN    


    1994 – 1995: S.D.R.C, Herts, UK                                                [Subcontract Engineer]

    Dynamic and N.V.H analysis of vehicle structures

    Team member in analysis projects, report writing and customer consultation

    FE Codes: -  I-DEAS, NASTRAN      

    1993 – 1994: ALCAN INTERNATIONAL, Banbury, U.K.                                                                              

    Research Engineer following postgraduate thesis project.

    Structural and fatigue analysis of Aluminium Adhesive Bonded vehicle joints

    Alcan's Aluminium Vehicle Technology (A.V.T.) group, producing internal technical reports

    FE Codes: - ANSYS



    1992 – 1993:     Cranfield University, Cranfield, UK                                             

                            Course of Study:  MSc Automotive Product Engineering

    :  Thesis - 'A study of the Effect of Adhesive Skips in 

       Aluminium Bonded Joints' – (Alcan International A.V.T. Group)

    1988 – 1992:     Middlesex University, London                                                   

    Course of Study:   BEng Honours Degree - Product / Mechanical Engineering with Management


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