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     Date Submitted:01-03-2019
     Last Modified:01-03-2019 (05:38)
    Job information
     Current job:Structural Analysis Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:within 2 months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems
     KeywordsComposites, mechanisms, structural analysis




    Master of Science in Advanced Composite Materials

    Imperial College London. Department of Aeronautics.




    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Mayor in Aeronautics)

    Bilbao Faculty of Engineering. University of the Basque Country.




    Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering

    Polytechnic University College of San Sebastian. University of the Basque Country.


    work experience



    ispace inc. Tokyo. JAPAN.

    Structural Engineer. Structural development of the Lunar Lander for HAKUTO-R lunar mission. Point of contact for structural related topics involving subcontractors and the launcher authority.

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    Contribute to the preliminary design phase including trade studies on the structural architecture, material selection and manufacturing process definition.

    Contribute to the design/selection of the mechanisms for the lander (HGA pointing mechanism, rover deployable system, landing gear).

    Detailed structural analysis of the primary and secondary structures of the lander.

    Technical point of contact for the procurement of the Secondary Payload Adapter Structure. Generation of the procurement specification and technical iteration with the supplier.

    Interface with the launcher authority on structural related topics.





    SENER Engineering and Systems. Aerospace Division. Bilbao. SPAIN.

    Structural Engineer, Space Mechanisms Engineer. Development of practical solutions for space lightweight mechanisms and deployable structures according to space practices and standards (ECSS).

    Tasks and Responsibilities:

    Perform detailed structural analysis using FEA and hand calculations.

    Generate technical reports and participate in periodic design reviews.

    Technical iteration with the clients and subcontractors.

    Participate in the integration phase in cleaning room.

    Prepare the testing documentation and attend and support the testing activities.

    Provide technical support to the workshops during the manufacturing phase.

    Technical support of proposals.

    Main projects and specific Tasks:

    Meteosat Third Generation: Calibration and obturation mechanisms (COM)

    Prepare procurement specifications: steeper motor, bearings, encoder, launch locking device.

    Prepare requirement specifications for the subcontractors: flow down of high-level requirements and generation of new requirements.

    Carry out trade-offs and implementation of the design solutions.

    Monitor the compliance of the technical requirements throughout the development process: Interfaces, mass, envelope, frequency..

     Hands-on participation in the assembly activities of the COM mechanisms.

    Generation of the testing documentation.

    Attend and support the testing activities (vibration, thermal vacuum, functional tests..).

    Analyse the testing results and generate the test reports.

    Resolution of Non Conformances found during testing.

    Exomars: Positioner and translation assemblies for the drill of the European rover

    Static and dynamic analysis of the assemblies.

    Redesign of stress critical components and improvement of the stiffness.

    Bepi Colombo: Magnetometer deployable boom

    Development of the 2.7m long CFRP deployable composite mast.

    Quasistatic, thermo-elastic, buckling, modal, sine and random response analyses.




    ENGLISH: Near native skills. Cambridge certificate of Proficiency in English (C2)



    GERMAN: Advanced level. Currently undertaking B2.



    SPANISH: Mother tongue



    BASQUE: Native skills


    ENGINEERING Software knowledge


    FEMAP-NX Nastran, Patran-Nastran and Abaqus

    Professional experience modelling aerospace structures both with MSC Patran-Nastran and FEMAP-NX Nastran. Experience using Abaqus for non-linear analysis of composite joints.



    Catia V5 CAD software



    Python and VBA programming languages

    MS Office: Daily use of Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point.


    relevant courses


    Private Pilot License, PPL-(A).



    PC DMIS software for CMM measurements. Hexagon Metrology. (Aimed at using portable measuring arms required during the assembly of optical mechanisms).



    ESTL Space Tribology Course (European Space Tribology Laboratory). ESMATS 2015.



    Motors Workshop. SENER. (Type of motors, drivers, selection and testing).



    Basic of Electronics. SENER. (Linear and PWM drivers for motors, PIC Vs FPGA..).




    Composites for Space Applications. SENER. Participated as attendee and lecturer.

    Tolerances and Design for Manufacturing. SENER.



    honors and awards


    Distinction awarded in the MS in Composite Materials, Imperial College London.



    Kutxa-bank award for the Best Student Record of the university college.


    interests and activities


    Aviation is one of my passions. I have a Private Pilot License and I do not miss a chance to enjoy aviation from the user side.

    Soccer. Five aside is one of my favorite team sports. I have played for several teams, including the Imperial College London university team.

    Travelling. I find traveling on my own and meeting people from other cultures exciting and enriching.



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