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     Date Submitted:12-03-2020
     Last Modified:12-03-2020 (08:21)
    Job information
     Current job:AIV Support Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors

    17 years space experience: Solar Orbiter, Envisat, Orion, Inmarsat


    Professional Competences

    Electrical system test planning

    Test plan and procedure writing

    Integration activities at spacecraft level

    Power system performance tests

    Payload and instrument integration

    Video and sound manipulation

    Project Management

    Software development

    Space based image processing

    Team working


    Career History

    2016 to-date  AIT Support Engineer – AIRBUS Space and Defence – Solar Orbiter Payload Lead Engineer

    ELISA script generation for Instrument SFT / FFT / Tvac inc. spacecraft DHSS interfaces

    Technical management of instrument interface with Spacecraft (DHSS services)

    System level compatibility testing between Platform and Payload

    System level testing inc. DHSS, AOCS, Power and Instruments


    2001 - 2016     Managing Director - Silverthorn Designs Ltd. (Xanthos Sports Cars)

    - Technical definition and purchasing for reproduction sports car fabrication

    - Internal and external financial control

    - Mechanical repairs and maintenance. inc. welding as well as mechanical repairs.

    - Creation of company website, sales literature and publicity campaign

    Result : £150k of sales


    2001 - 2009      Lab technician and trainee technology teacher - International School of Toulouse.

                            - Teaching electronics and design technology to IGCSE and IB level

                            - Maintenance and repairs of workshop machines and tooling

                            - Calibration and repairs of scientific apparatus


    1996 - 2001     Electrical test team leader – Envisat, Astrium, Bristol (England) & ESTEC, Holland

                            - Overall responsible for the Service Module operations and integration with payload

                            - Two Tvac test campaigns inc. Test conductor for Envisat payload module.

                            - Test schedule planning

                            - Analysis of anomalies and determination of solution with the project team. (NCR)

                            - Definition of new procedures and translation of current procedures from French to English

                            - Development of test software, synoptic and ground database


    1995 -  1996    Senior Engineer – Simon Access (UK) Ltd., Gloucester (England)

    1994 -  1995    Senior Engineer – Spectrum Laser Systems, Rugby (England)

    1991 -  1992    Senior Engineer - BAe (Space Systems), Stevenage (England)

                            - Electrical equipment design inc. detailed engineering drawings

                            - Power system engineer for Orion satellite

                            - Performance analysis tool development

                            - Project planning and budget management


    1989 - 1991     Electrical Test Engineer : BAe (Space Systems), Stevenage (England)

    - Blockhouse operator for Delta II launch of Inmarsat II F2 spacecraft (23.5 years operations)

    - Support to launch activities in Kourou for Inmarsat II F3 and F4 spacecraft

    - Five Tvac test campaigns. Mechanical tests, vibration acoustic and deployment tests.

    - Test preparation (Installation, validation, calibration and spacecraft test connections)

    - Performance of electrical tests (Integration, integrated system and special performance tests)

                            - Non conformance reporting and spacecraft logbook

                            - Update of procedures and test sequences



                            Member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology - MIET

                            Chartered Electrical Engineer – CEng


    1993                MSc - Parallel Computer Systems – Univ. of West of England, Bristol (England)

                            Project – Lossless Image Compression using Space-Based Transputers


    1984 - 1987     BSc Honours - Electronics and Information Technology – Univ. of Southampton (England)


    Other Courses

    Total Quality Management                                        Engineering Design

                            Effective Presentation                                                            Pyrotechnics and Safety

                            Effective Meetings                                                      EMC product design

                            Space Technology                                                       Supervisory Skills

                            Intermediate French                                                   Display Screen Safety


    Conferences Attended

    International Space Power symposium, Florence


    Personal Interests

    Sound engineer for music group and recording of musical performances

    Special effects engineer for stage production of English Pantomime (13 years)

    Treasurer for Anglican Church and Pantomime Society

    Mountain walking and rock climbing

    Racing cars (construction and restoration)   

    Rugby / Cricket / Running (Completed Toulouse marathon 2014, Paris 2015, London 2016)

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