CV: Aerospace Engineer



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 Date Submitted:11-02-2013
 Last Modified:14-04-2013 (03:24)
Job information
 Current job:Aerospace Engineer
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 KeywordsLauncher structures, spacecraft structures, structural analysis, stress, structural optimization, Ariane 5 ME.



Education and training



July 2013

Title of qualification awarded

Integrated Master in Aerospace Engineering

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Branch of Aerospace Vehicles (Structural Mechanics, Aerospace Structures, Laminated Composite Materials, Aerospace Design, Computational Fluid Dynamics and Propulsion)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico (PEGASUS network member)

Avenida Rovisco Pais

P-1049-001 Lisboa

Relevant academic projects



2nd semester of the academic year 2009/2010

Title of qualification awarded

Static and Modal Analysis of a Cessna 162 Skycatcher wing using Ansys Classic

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Structural Mechanics


1st and 2nd semester of the academic year 2009/2010

Title of qualification awarded

Design of an Advanced, Environmentally Compatible, 150 Seat Commercial Transport Aircraft

(2008-2009 AIAA Undergraduate Team Aircraft Design Competition)

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Aerospace Design

Extra-curricular training



From April 2010 to March 2011 and from March 2009 to March 2010

Title of qualification awarded

President of the General Assembly and First Secretary of the Disciplinary Board at EUROAVIA Lisbon

Principal subjects/occupational skills covered

Organisation of events such as lectures, company presentations, visits and workshops for aerospace engineering students

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, Instituto Superior Técnico

Secção de Mecânica Aeroespacial

Work experience



From 1 April 2011 to 31 October 2011

Occupation or position held

Master thesis trainee at the Mechanical Engineering Department

Main activities and responsabilities

Modification, analysis and optimization of a simplified Ariane 5 ME bare tank finite element model

Name of employer

Astrium Space Transportation GmbH - Bremen

Type of business or sector



From 21 March 2011 to 25 March 2011

Occupation or position held

Trainee at the Rotary Wing Platform (AgustaWestland) of the Aeronautical Department

Main activities and responsabilities

Introduction to MSC Patran and Nastran

Name of employer

CEIIA (Centre for Excellence and Innovation in Mobility Industries) – Oporto

Type of business or sector

Automotive and Aeronautics


From 27 July 2009 to 19 September 2009

Occupation or position held

Trainee at the Single Aisle Rear Fuselage Design Department

Main activities and responsabilities

Aircraft architecture overview and design principles, including repair techniques

Aircraft developing process overview

Name of employer

Airbus Deutschland GmbH - Hamburg

Type of business or sector



From 1 October 2006 to 30 April 2008

Occupation or position held

Travelling Salesman

Main activities and responsabilities

Contact customers and sell electrical as well as lighting equipment. Search and assess new products at fairs and warehouses.

Name of employer

Sociedade Comercial de Iluminação e Decoração Tavares, Lda

Type of business or sector


Personal skills and competences


Mother tongue


Other languages

English, French, German

Language certificates

First Certificate in English (FCE); London Examinations Certificate of Attainment in English

Deutsch Niveau A1.1 Certificate

Social skills and competences

Team spirit gained through my experience as a scout and as a member of the local EUROAVIA board

Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments gained during a summer internship at Airbus and a master thesis internship at Astrium

Good communication skills gained through my experience as a travelling salesman

Organisational skills and competences

Leadership and organisational skills acquired as a scouts team leader, Aerospace Design project team leader and as member of the local EUROAVIA board

Technical skills and competences

Launcher/spacecraft structures, aerostructures, materials, FEM, linear static analysis and structural optimization

Computer skills and competences

Good command of Windows and Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Knowledge of C language programming

Experience with MSC Patran/Nastran, Altair HyperWorks (HyperMesh, Radioss and OptiStruct), Ansys and SolidWorks; Knowledge of Matlab, Star-CCM+ and Inkscape

Other skills and competences

Golf and swimming; Amateur astronomer

Driving licence

Category B

Additional information


- The Star Tracker member (global Portuguese talent invitation - only niche social network);

- Amateur Astronomers Association.


- FAL configuration and layout at Eurocopter Spain (EADS Pegasus Road Show, 27 September 2006).

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