CV: ESA Young Graduate Trainee - Radionavigation Engineer



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 Date Submitted:21-04-2013
 Last Modified:20-05-2013 (06:13)
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 Current job:ESA Young Graduate Trainee - Radionavigation Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 KeywordsRF payloads Antennas Signal processing GNSS positioning Remote sensing Satellite communications



Occupational field

Telecommunications / Aerospace Engineering



Work experience



October 2012 – September 2013 (1 year position, YGT)

Occupation or position held

RF & Radionavigation Engineer

Name of employer

RF Payload System Division, Radionavigation Systems & Techniques Section (TEC-ETN),

European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Netherlands.

Name of project

Characterization of in-orbit navigation antennas; GNSS evolution.

Main activities and responsibilities

Precise Point Positioning R & D, test engineer, support engineer.




November 2011 – September 2012

Occupation or position held

MSc Thesis – Aerospace Engineer

Name of employer

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft - LR), Mathematical Geodesy & Positioning,

Delft, Netherlands.

Name of project

Fast near-instantaneous Precise Point Positioning using GPS and Galileo.

Main activities and responsibilities

Signal processing R & D.




August 2011 – October 2011

Occupation or position held

Trainee –Power Systems Engineer

Name of employer

Advance Concept Team (ACT), European Space Agency (ESA), Noordwijk, Netherlands.

Name of project

Design of near field antennas using genetic algorithms.

Main activities and responsibilities

Antenna design, optimization software, R & D.




April 2010 – July 2010

Occupation or position held

Trainee - Telecommunications Engineer

Name of employer

Yebes Technology Development Center, National Astronomical Observatory, Spain.

Name of project

High-frequency radio astronomy instrumentation for the 40 m Yebes radio telescope.

Main activities and responsibilities

Receiver design, microwave circuit design.



Education and training





September 2010 – September 2012

Title of qualification awarded

Master in Aerospace Engineering (Space Applications)

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Delft University of Technology (TU Delft - LR), Delft, Netherlands.

Principal subjects/occupational skills

Space system engineering; Microsatellites; GNSS; Payloads; Remote Sensing; SAR.

Master Thesis

Fast near-instantaneous Precise Point Positioning using GPS and Galileo.




September 2004 – September 2009

Title of qualification awarded

Bachelor & Master in Telecommunications Engineering

Graduated with honors (8.11/10 – CGPA: 97%).

Name and type of organisation providing education and training

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSIT-UPM)

Madrid, Spain.

Principal subjects/occupational skills

Satellite communications; Digital signal processing; Microwave electronics; Antennas.

Master Thesis

Optimization of smooth conical horns (SATCOM).



Personal skills and competences




Mother tongue




Other language(s)



Fluent level written and spoken.

IELTS - International English Language Testing System. 24/10/2009. 7.5. (C1).


Intermediate level written, basic level spoken.

DELF - Diplôme d’Études de Langue Française. 26/08/2010. (A2).



30-hour A1 course, ESTEC, ESA.



Social skills and competences

Proactive team player with personal drive, cultural adaptability, open-minded, international experience and good communicator.

Extra experience acquired by being teaching assistant in several laboratories at university and by giving lectures to high school students.



Computer skills and competences

JAVA, C, Matlab,Maple, MathCad, AutoCAD, Simulink, Office, STK (AGI).

Good command of several electromagnetic tools: ADS, CST, CHAMP, GRASP, HFSS.



Other skills and competences

Open water scuba diving licence.

Active member of sports association during studies (soccer team).

Interests: travelling, hiking and cross country running.



Driving licence

Category B.



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