CV: Cost Engineer


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 Date Submitted:15-06-2012
 Last Modified:15-06-2012 (12:42)
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 Current job:Cost Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 2 months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsSpace System Engineer, Space Management, Space Cost Engineer, Ground Segment, Remote Sensing,Telecommunication Engineer

Place and date of birth: Madrid (Spain), 24th May 1982


Professional Experience

May 2012-          Intern in EADS Astrium. Friedrichshafen (Alemania).

Aug 2012           Internship part of the MSc Space Management (ISU).

                             Project management tasks in Phase B2 of mission DEOS (DLR) including schedule, man power cost planning and reporting; organisation and conduct of subcontractor reviews.


Nov 2009-          Space System Engineer in INSA. Madrid (Spain).

July 2011           Project on the the future enlargement and enhancement of ESA Deep Space Ground Segment, including cost modelling. Main contractor for ESA.

 Project on the design of the Ground Segment for future interplanetary communications. Subcontractor of EADS for ESA.


Feb 2009-          Intern in the Radiation Group of the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (Spain).

Nov 2009           Internship part of the MSc in Space Technology (UPM).

  Development for HISPASAT of a simulation tool for intermodulation noise in transponders.


Apr 2007-           Analyst Junior Consultant in IBM Global Systems España. Madrid(Spain).

Feb 2009           Took part in Inventory Management projects for Telefónica, employing inventory tools (Telcordia Granite and Cramer) based on Oracle databases.


Aug 2005-          Intern in Telefónica I+D.Madrid (Spain).

Mar 2007           Department of Consulting Architectures and Management.

  Dealt with Semantic Web technologies and Autonomic Networking. Development of a proposal for the European Framework Programme.



Sep 2011-        MSc Master in Space Management.

Aug 2012         International Space University(ISU). Strasbourg (France).

                          Team Project: Space and Africa. Role: Project manager of a 20 people team of 15 different nationalities.

                          Individual Project: Cost overruns in scientific missions.


2009                 MSc Master in Space Technology.

                          Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Madrid(Spain).

                          Master Thesis:”AIVP, Power and Thermal Subsystems of scientific mission to Mars”.


May 2008-        GIS Specialist applied to Environmental Management.

Jul 2008           Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Madrid(Spain)

                           Vectorial and Raster Analysis. Remote Sensing.


Sep 2000-         Degree in Telecommunications Engineering.

Jun 2005           Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (UPM). Madrid(Spain)

 Telematics specialist. End of degree project (Jun 2007):”Evolution Strategies for xDSL Access Platforms”.



§      “Desert Movement Predictor and Farma–Booths: Two Earth Observation–Based Applications for Pan African Development”. Paper for the congress IAC-12 by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). October 2012.

§       “Assisting Development Across the African Continent Using Space Applications”. Paper for the congress IAC-12 by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). October 2012.

§       “The emerging implications from Life on Mars”. The Aviation & Space Journal. July 2012.

§       “A Technology Roadmap for Interplanetary Communications”.Paper for the congress IAC-10 by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF). October 2010.

§       “Performance And Cost Simulation Tool For Evaluating Future ESA Deep Space Ground Segment”. Paper for the international workshop TTC2010 by the European Space Agency (ESA). September 2010.


Courses and Seminars

Mar/Apr 2011            Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics (24h). Planetarium of Madrid (Spain).

Jan/Feb 2011           Project Management oriented to PMI certification (60h). Official Association of Telecommunication Engineers (COIT). Madrid (Spain)

Oct 2007                   IBM Maximo training course (40h). IBM Maximo is an ERM software solution.

Jul 2003                    Seminar: “The global positioning system GPS and its applications in Engineering, Cartography and Navigation” at the Canary Islands Summer University, Lanzarote (Spain).



Spanish                    Mother tongue

English                     Professional level C2.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English CPE (Dec 2004)

French                      Intermediate level B1.


Computer Skills

§      Management tools: Microsoft Project.

§      Software suites for Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing: ArcGIS and ERDAS.

§      Mathematical and Engineering programs: Matlab, Maple.

§      PL/SQLlanguage for managing Oracle databases.

§      Programming languages: Java, Visual Basic .NET, C.

§     Courses imparted by the IEEE Student Branch of Madrid:

o         “Introduction to C/C++” (9h) Nov 2003.

o         “Web Design: HTML, XHTML, CSS, PHP and MySQL” (12h) Apr 2004.

§      Microsoft Windows experienced user. Professional level in Word, Excell and PowerPoint.

§      Basic knowledge of Linux.

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