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     Date Submitted:07-06-2018
     Last Modified:02-11-2018 (05:07)
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     Current job:Technical Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 2 months
     KeywordsDesign and technical management of Liquid rocket engines and Turbopumps

    Professional Profile


    I am a highly versatile and flexible technical project manager working in the aerospace industry since more than 10 years. I have gained a solid experience in coordinating and managing multifaceted development projects in the frame of Ariane Programme, Europe’s leading space activity. I am able to drive the project cross-functionally and through its entire life-cycle, from conceptual design to delivery, passing by manufacturing, assembly and test.

    I adopt an agile approach, prioritizing product quality, early delivery and continuous improvement, to match ever-changing requirements and planning.





    Core Skills

    Effective stakeholder management

    Experienced in working in an international and highly organized environment

    Excellent understanding of space programs development phases

    Leadership of project, design and operative teams

    Ability to manage multiple tasks at time

    Capacity to work to tight deadlines and under high pressure as part of a team

    Experienced in several integration processes at subsystem and system level

    Actively supporting and promoting continuous improvement

    Proactive approach in problem solving in diverse areas

    Sound knowledge of liquid rocket engines design practices

    Solid communication and language skills

    Proficient with Microsoft utility software





    Work Experience


    Technical Project Manager of Vinci Oxygen Turbopump – Ariane Programme

    Sept. 2013 – Present

    Technical Project Manager of Prometheus Oxygen Pump – Ariane Programme

    July 2017 Present

    Avio S.p.A.

    Rivalta di Torino, Italy



    I am accountable for managing the development and qualification of the Liquid Oxygen Turbopump of the Vinci engine, Ariane 6 rocket Upper Stage main engine. I am responsible to promote overall team effectiveness to reach the on-time delivery. I hold the same role for the development of Liquid Oxygen Pump of Prometheus Engine for Ariane Next rocket.



    Key Responsibilities:

    Stakeholder management, working closely with customers and partners to understand their needs and requirements,

    Monitoring and managing contractors, consultants and third-party suppliers

    Establishing the overall success criteria for a project, including: time, risks, technical and performance parameters

    Managing the day-to-day operational aspects of the project, monitoring all work in accordance with schedules

    Pro-actively manage and mitigate project risks

    Restoring & securing supplier quality and on time delivery to the required level

    Negotiate use of resources in a matrix management environment

    Arranging and guiding all project related meetings

    Organizing and leading design reviews, from preliminary to qualification phases

    Attending steering committees

    Product configuration and change management

    Writing progress reports & presenting them to team members and customers

    Writing high level documents (development plans, qualification plans, technical specifications)

    Key Achievements:

    Successful close-out of Vinci Turbopump Critical Design Review

    Successful close-out of Prometheus Preliminary Design Review



    AIT Lead of Vinci Liquid Oxygen Turbopump

    June 2015 – April 2018

    Avio S.p.A.

    Rivalta di Torino, Italy



    In charge of driving the Assembly, Integration and Testing activities of the Vinci Liquid Oxygen Turbopump. Responsible for providing technical update and requirements analysis to respect performances and operational constraints.




    Key Responsibilities:


    Technical follow-up of components manufacturing and supervising their acceptance process

    Processing of component manufacturing non-conformances

    Support to external and internal supply chain management

    Planning production flows

    Leading the AIT team in clean room

    Support to tooling design and integration improvement

    Technical evaluation and treatment of production waivers

    Technical expertise of tested items and return of experience analysis

    Writing technical documents (test reports, AIT procedures)

    Writing configuration documents (engineering change proposals, waivers, industrial definition documents, delivery documentation)

    Key Achievements:

    Assembly of 5 development and qualification Vinci Turbopumps

    Expertise of 3 Vinci turbopumps

    Achieved 30% time saving on established AIT schedule




    Project engineer for VEGA rocket, ASI Lyra, ESA FLPP, ASI Theseus programmes

    June 2008- July 2013

    Avio S.p.A.

    Colleferro (Rome), Italy



    In charge of the follow-up of VEGA space launcher propellant tanks; designer of liquid rocket engines, from conceptual design to components manufacturing.



    Key Responsibilities:


    Follow-up of the tanks production and in-situ acceptance

    Non-conformances and waiver treatment

    Thermodynamic cycle calculations for design trade-offs

    Development of Fortran code for liquid rocket engines cycle analysis

    Preparation of design reviews (ASI Lyra Program)

    Conceptual design, manufacturing and testing of a liquid oxygen/methane reaction control thruster (ASI Theseus Program)

    Design of a liquid rocket engine pump test rig (ESA FLPP Programme)

    Support to drafting activities

    Suppliers management and follow-up








    M.Sc. in Aerospace Engineering with full marks - Politecnico di Milano, Italy

    December 2007

    Final graduation work - Omsk State Technical University, Russian Federation


    Erasmus Program - Escuela Técnica Superior des Ingenieros Aéronauticos, Spain


    High school qualification in classical studies - Liceo Classico “S.M. Legnani”, Italy

    July 2001


    English - Fluent

    French - Intermediate

    Russian - Intermediate

    Spanish - Intermediate

    German - Basic

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