CV: Aerospace Engineer



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 Date Submitted:02-04-2015
 Last Modified:27-10-2018 (08:31)
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 Current job:Aerospace Engineer
 Employment Term:Temp/Contract
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:immediately
 Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsILS & CADM Engineer, Requirements definition, Cost Analysis, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Consultant.


Gender  Male| Date of birth  13/03/1988| Nationality  Italian



Professional Profile


Aerospace Engineer







September 2018 - Present

ILS / CADM Engineer – DLR GfR mbH


DLR GfR mbH a company of DLR (German Space Agency).

Münchener Str. 20, 82234 Weßling (Germany).

Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) and Configuration and Data Management (CADM) Engineer in the Infrastructure Department at GCC of Galileo project:

-Participation in CCB (for CCRs) and ARB (for ARs) meetings.
-Analysis of customer requirements and their realization.
-Entry of data into ILS Tools along the lines of established norms and standards (LSAR, RAMS, CM, OM etc.).
-Supporting the production of Installation and Operating Manuals.
-Supporting the ILS team with analyses and reporting (Asset Management Plans, Configuration Management Plan, Logistic Support Analysis etc.).
-Supporting Spares Management and Procurement.
-Document Management.
-Data management in ILS tools in full knowledge and assurance of common norms and standards.
-Supporting audits and inspections of international Galileo ground stations at Oberpfaffenhofen (Germany), Madrid (Spain), Transinne (Belgium) and Fucino (Italy).

July 2017







March 2017 – May 2017









June 2014 - August 2015

















July 2013 -  July 2014



ESA-ESTEC Space Centre, in the Netherlands.

Project Work, CDF sessions  at ESA-Estec – Master SEEDS.

Role: Cost Analysis (estimation through parametric model(s) and through a combined method of the system and subsystem levels of the several components of the architecture).




Thales Alenia Space Italia (hosted at ALTEC S.p.A.)


Turin, Italy.

Project Work (Turin, 1° Phase) – Master SEEDS.

Role: Define Requirements, Functional Analysis and ConOps of several components of the Project Work’s architectures (e.g. initial cislunar station);  Research, make budgets (e.g. structure) and cost of several modules and transfer methods Earth-Moon (e.g. Space Tug/direct launch) ; TCS (Thermal Control System) and radiator sizing of Space Elevator.



Engineer Consultant

FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations)

Duty Station: Rome (Italy).

Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00153, Rome (Italy).

Reference: Josef Kienzle (Agriculture Engineer); Email: Josef.Kienzle(at)


Working as a member of a multidisciplinary team in the head office of an international technical agency:

-Provided guidance, technical review and clearance to operational units, field projects and field offices for assessment and selection of machinery and equipment for production and post-production, and assisted in developing criteria for selection and technical appropriateness of the same.

-Developed technical specifications and undertook engineering- and cost-related evaluation of supplier proposals during the international tender  process, in collaboration with procurement department.

-Monitored equipment supplier contract delivery against technical compliance and performance indicators, prepared summary reports and  technical recommendations for project variance where needed.

-Reviewed inspection reports and technical reports relevant to the department mandate.

-Participated in weekly team review and process management meetings.



Mechanical Engineer

CHANAT Ltd – Electrical & Mechanical Contractors

4 Kifisias Str; 2369, Ayios Dometios; Nicosia, Cyprus.

Email: info(at) ; Web site:

Reference:  Takis Zavros (Managing Director)

As a (Junior) Engineer, main duties included:

-Calculating and analysing technical drawings, preparing specifications, costing and bids for engineering installations involving: photovoltaic systems, sewers pipes, water pipes, central heating (systems & pipes), air-conditioning, ventilation (systems & ducts) and fire systems.

-Assisting senior engineers at project inception  and then providing engineering support in different construction sites; helping to manage sub-contracting processes and leading technicians on-site.






Nov. 2016 – October 2017

2nd level Specializing Master in “Space exploration and development systems” – “SEEDS”



Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy.

Teaching Subjects included: Systems engineering, Space sciences, Space management, Space exploration, Human space systems, Space robotics, Space propulsion, Aerothermodynamics & Fluid dynamics, Space telecommunications, GNC and avionics.

Internship: Project Work divided into three phases, each one performed in a different SEEDS site. Work was in an international and multidisciplinary team. The PW is comparable to a “Phase-A Study”.  Concurrent Design Facility (CDF)sessions at ESA-ESTEC also took place.  The final Project Work discussion is held at the ESA-ESTEC Space Centre (in The Netherlands).

The training period focused on the mission analysis and system design of a human space exploration mission space project. Specifically the work dealt with: 1) Architecture for Moon resources utilization to sustain Cislunar Base and transfer to Mars; 2) Transfer of Moon resources from Moon surface to Cislunar station; 3) Evolution of the initial architecture of the Cislunar station; 4) Strategies for Mars transfer.










July 2017 – September 2017

University of Leicester, Leicester, UK.

Project Work (Leicester, 3° Phase) – Master SEEDS.

Role: Different tasks & Cost Analysis of the whole Project Work.



May 2017 – July 2017

ISAE Supaero - Institut Supérieur de l’Aéronautique et l’Espace (ISAE),Toulouse, France.

Project Work (Toulouse, 2° Phase) – Master SEEDS.

Role: Different tasks & Cost Analysis.



2011 – 2012







2007 – 2011






2002 – 2007



Master of Science (MSc) of Aerospace Engineering


Award: Master of Science.    Class: Merit (M).

The University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom.

MSc Dissertation Project: Computational/Analytical Studies Regarding Hartmann Boundary layers and MHD Couette Flow.  (Designing the requested object 2D and 3D using ICEM CFD, then simulating a fluid on it using ANSYS Fluent).


Bachelor (BEng) of Aerospace Engineering   (with Foundation Year)


Award: Second Class Honour (Upper Division) . - (2:1 degree)   

The University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, United Kingdom.

Final Year Project: A 2-D CFD study of vortex shedding from rectangular cylinders. (Designing the requested object using ICEM CFD, then simulating a fluid on it using ANSYS Fluent).



Diploma: Istruzione Secondaria Superiore Liceo Scientifico 


Secondary Studies (Science/Mathematics stream).

Liceo Scientifico Statale “Giuseppe Peano”, Rome, Italy.







Mother tongue(s)




Other language(s)


English - Overall Level: C2

Greek (modern) - Overall Level: B1

Spanish - Overall Level: B2

Russian - Overall Level: A2

German - Overall Level: A1


Computer skills

Excellent knowledge of:

Engineering software and simulation tools: ANSYS (Fluent, ICEM CFD), SDT (Service Desk Tool), ARTS (Anomaly Report Tracking Systems), DMS (ViewerV3).

MS Windows Office Suite (Excel, Access, Word, Power Point, Internet Explorer) – (obtained the ECDL)

Basic applications configuration and installation ability; user of Skype, TeamSpeak 3,Ventrilo, Raidcall, Google Drive tools.


Knowledge of:

Engineering software and simulation tools: CAD (Solid Edge), MATLAB, Fortran90, ANSYS (Finite element analysis), MSC Patran&Nastran, MSC Adams, STK (Systems Tool Kit/ Satellite Tool Kit).


Communication skills

Team work: effective communicator, good aptitude for multidisciplinary team work through active participation in job meetings, group projects and also extra-curricular pursuits (e.g. Italian Society at the University of Surrey).

Intercultural skills: very comfortable in a multicultural environment; as an Italian with an international family background, had the good fortune to be able to work in several languages. Completely fluent in English, having completed all my tertiary studies in the UK. Able to speak also Greek, Spanish, Russian and little German.


Organisational / Managerial skills

Excellent organizational, prioritization skills and able to evaluate the working time needed to complete a job/task.

Able to work under stress situations.



Job-related skills

Practical: Installation of photovoltaic systems, sewers pipes, water (systems &pipes), central heating (systems & pipes), air-conditioning, ventilation (systems & ducts), fire systems.


Other skills

Areas of particular personal interest: Space topics and History.

Hobbies: music (played pianoforte), sport (football and gym and experienced swimming, skiing and tae-kwon-do), travelling and experiencing other cultures.


Driving licence


















Meeting Participations














Member of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) since October 2011.

Member of the Technical Chamber of Cyprus (ETEK) since May 2013.

Member of A.I.D.A.A. (Associalzione Italiana di Aeronautica e Astronautica) since December 2017.



L. Beauregard,  , A. Di Caro, K. Razzaghi, S.U. Menini  et  al., 2017, “Conceptual Design and Technology Roadmap for a Lunar Space Elevator”, IAC-17,D4,3,11,x41337

S. Torresan, R. Elliot, S.U. Menini et al., 2017. “Strategies for Mars transit from cislunar space”, IAC-17,A5,2,6,x40573

C. Hervieu, J. Turton, L. Savioli, S.U. Menini et al., 2017. “A novel architecture to enable Moon utilisation for science and exploration”, IAC-17,A5,1,12,x40580

W. Gullotta, A. Coelho, S.U. Menini et al., 2017. “Lunar resource utilization for support and evolution of a cislunar station”, IAC-17,A3,2C,11,x41387


Participation as a representative of FAO in the Meeting “The role of Europe’s Agricultural Machinery Industry in promoting sustainable agriculture & food security” organized by CEMA (European Agricultural Machinery) in May 2015 in the EXPO 2015 in Milan.

Participation to represent FAO in the “Club of Bologna” Meeting at the EIMA International 2014, International  Agricultural and Gardening Machinery Exhibition in the fair of Bologna, November 2014.


I was the winner of merit-based university scholarships for all three years of my undergraduate course at the University of Surrey.


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