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     Date Submitted:21-07-2019
     Last Modified:23-07-2019 (06:03)
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     Current job:Space System Operations & Engineering, Program & Project Management,
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsSpace System Operations & Engineering, Program & Project Management, Business Development




    Business Development and Sales Manager - Space

    Telespazio-VEGA GmbH, Darmstadt (Germany) 

    ▪    Responsible for developing the institutional space business through focussing on key clients and ensuring that Telespazio-VEGA is positioned to provide the required skills and experienced staff as required.

    ▪    Identifying and meeting with key client staff to understand and support future plans.

    ▪    Financial and commercial responsibility for offers.


    Consultant - Operations Engineering

    EUMETSAT, Darmstadt (Germany) 

    ▪    Project Management Support Activities and close liaison with NOAA in the implementation of a new Comms infrastructure (JEUNO), for the exchange of all data shared between NOAA and EUMETSAT;

    ▪    Arranging and participating in a number of successful TRR, TRB and ORRs for JEUNO as well as other internal administrative tasks and processes .

    ▪    Project Management advice and support on various smaller activities;

    ▪    Supporting EUMETSAT management and technical processes improvement such as MTEP tools the operation as the FAMBs within OPS.


    Independent Consultant (Space Sector)

    Self Employed, Epsom (United Kingdom) 

    ▪    Provision of specialised technical, management and commercial advice to organisations working in the European Space Industry.

    ▪    Enabling introductions to other relevant UK Space Companies and supporting planning and execution of collaborative plans.


    Business Development Manager (Space)

    SCISYS UK Ltd, Bristol (United Kingdom) 

    ▪    Consolidation of the existing ground segment business and planning and implementing a strategy to move the Space Division into new technical and business areas.

    ▪    Working closely  with key staff in the German offices to find opportunities for technical synergy and joint opportunities to bid together.

    ▪    Providing the primary interface to the UK Space Agency for matters of technology and building on established relationships with the European Space Agency and other international participants. 

    ▪    Responsible for Interfacing with and promoting SCISYS Space capabilities to companies and partners new to the UK/European Space market and for building appropriate teams to tender for specific opportunities.

    ▪    Maintained profile and technical contribution to multiple UK Space Industry technical bodies including Earth Observation, Satellite Navigation, Research & Technology, Security & Defence and Space Science & Exploration.

    ▪    Active participant in production of UK Space Sensing National Technology Plan with specific focus on Ground Data Processing Systems, Mission Control Systems and EO Products & Services.


    UK Account Director

    Telespazio VEGA UK, Luton (United Kingdom) 

    ▪    All Telespazio VEGA UK technical sales to European space institutions and organisations; primarily European Space Agency and European Commission as well as other European space companies.

    ▪    Led all areas of the business development and technical sales activities for these clients and liaised with client staff at all levels within targeted organisations.

    ▪    Participated in various key industry working groups and meetings to canvas support and build relationships with UK space industry across many different disciplines.

    ▪    Particular areas of interest included Satellite Navigation, Earth Observation, Space Science and Exploration, Satellite Telecommunications and European Space Agency activities including roadmapping, technology harmonisation and the future European Ground Segment Common Core initiative.

    ▪    Responsible for bidding into ESRIN for extensions and additional activities within the IDEAS (Intrument Data Quality Evaluation and Analysis Service) programme.

    ▪    Responsibilities included initial contact with potential clients and prime/sub contractors, through the bidding phase and then implementation and post delivery support, as well as further follow-on activities.

    ▪    Responsible for pricing of offers, key sales and commercial aspects of proposals as well as follow up with clients for both successful and unsuccessful offers.


    Project Manager, Consultant, Engineer, Staff Manager

    CGI, Leatherhead (United Kingdom) 

    ▪    Project Management of the Galileo OSPF and IPF RTMC facilities, leading a CGI team with European subcontractors to design and develop this mission and safety critical facility of the Galileo system. Complicated/political teaming, coupled with the safety criticality of this element led to safety/hazard analyses that ensured safety of the system in the event of failure. Significant under-budgeting forced pressure onto staff within the team that required decisive and compelling arguments to get management on-board.

    ▪    Held responsibility for overseeing and driving improvement in the relationship and interfaces between the testing teams and the development teams for version 2 of Fire Control BISA (A fire control defence project).

    ▪    Managed CGI's Beagle2 On-board Software project for the entry, descent and landing system to put Beagle2 safely onto the surface of Mars. Required significant review of mission critical aspects of the programme where software was responsible for control of triggers during the entry and descent phase.

    ▪    Managed a small split site (country) project to automate the generation of Flight Operations Plans on a Windows platform requireing considereable interaction with client.

    ▪    Managed and participated in UK/CGI's CCSDS activities over a 10 year period enabling visibility of and contribution to emerging space standards.

    ▪    Provided expert support in the preparation and critical review of the Software Requirements Document for the Rosetta Mission Control System.

    ▪    Responsible for much of the day-to-day running of the ESOC account and for tracking future opportunities, keeping up to date with ongoing project status, winning new business and managing and contributing to frequent proposals.

    ▪    Staff management of a group of 16 senior staff. This included assisting with finding new assignments, carrying out annual performance reviews including recommendations for performance ratings, managing  career progression and generally being a first port of call for day to day non-project related matters.


    Project Manager, Site Manager, Staff Manager, Business Development Manager

    TERMA, Darmstadt (Germany) 

    ▪    Euromoon Core Team member for defining the overall decomposition and functionality of both the operational and support software required for the whole of the Euromoon mission.

    ▪    Worked closely with ESTEC staff to produce a controversial standards document for Mission Data Utilisation, based upon the ESA Packet Utilisation Standard (PUS).

    ▪    Site Management for a number of Terma projects within ESOC and for maintenance of a technical, financial and management overview of projects under development, while liaising with consortium project managers, client technical staff and line management. Also responsible for day-to-day management of Terma staff, including staff assessments, appraisals, development and training.

    ▪    Heavily involved in business development, marketing and proposal writing, for mission control centres and other associated areas.

    ▪    Industry project manager for the SCOS II project, working closely with a separate technical infrastructure team and leading a team of 9.

    ▪    Held a technical management position arising from temporary ESA staff unavailability, providing technical and management support for the ERS-1 Satellite Mission Management and Control System.


    Manager, Consultant

    Andersen Consulting, London (United Kingdom) 

    Led a number of challenging consultancy assignments with financial market clients, defined the operations management structure and modus operandi for a large electronic securities information system in Saudi Arabia and defined and oversaw modifications to in-house design methodology.


    Project Manager, Consultant, Engineer

    CGI, London (United Kingdom) 

    ▪    Maintained all onboard software for the EXOSAT satellite, carrying out significant reprogramming to the AOCS following a gyro failure and extended the life of the spacecraft by 15 months. Significant MCR support required to support Ops staff.

    ▪    Deputy Project Manager/Team Leader of a team of 9 covering design to V&V and acceptance of a dedicated mission control system for the EURECA spacecraft. Took particular responsibility for the design and implementation of telemetry and database aspects of the system, based upon the emerging packet telemetry and telecommanding standards. Designed and implemented innovative network test software.

    ▪    Member of a team at ESOC working on conversion to new hardware and upgrade to spacecraft control software. Developed skills in real time data acquisition and telemetry processing. Involved in launches and round the clock operations support for the MSSS, Marecs, GIOTTO and ECS-3 missions including network comms testing and diagnosis.

    ▪    Modified VAX LAN drivers to ensure rigorous and comprehensive testing. Project managed procurement, assembly and testing of associated Network Interface hardware.

    ▪    Designed, coded and tested all Self-Test software for the instrumentation set of a guided weapon system's training range. Produced all project lifecycle deliverables whilst working closely with client staff. All software written in assembly.





    Professional Qualifications


    ▪    BSc(Eng) Computing Science, Imperial College, London, 1982

    ▪    ACGI, (Associate, City & Guilds Institute of London), 1982

    ▪    MBCS, (Member, British Computer Society), 1988

    ▪    Eur. Ing, (European Engineer), 1991

    ▪    CEng, (Chartered Engineer), 1991

    ▪    CITP, (Chartered Information Technology Professional), 2004

    ▪    Industry representative on number of UKSA (UK Space Agency), UKSpace (UK Space Industry Trade Association), ESA and Eurospace Bodies.




    ▪    Giotto Control Software - Requirements and basis for future systems;

    ▪    The Beagle2 Entry descent and landing system (EDLS), and software development and reuse of software for the red planet;

    ▪    Into the 21st Century – A futuristic look at mission control and operations in the next century;

    ▪    SCOS II – ESA’s New Generation of Mission Control Systems.


    BSc (Eng) in Computing Science


    Imperial College, London (United Kingdom) 

    Operating Systems, Computer Hardware Fundamentals, Structured Methods, Data Processing and Analysis Techniques, various Programming Languages.


    3 'A' Levels in Maths, Physics and Computer Science plus 8 'O' Levels.


    Tavistock College, Tavistock (United Kingdom) 

    ▪    Computer Science, Maths, Physics, Chemistry, English Language, Literature & French, Geography





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