CV: Structural Engineer


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 Date Submitted:08-05-2013
 Last Modified:25-10-2017 (05:23)
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 Current job:Structural Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:>3months
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsStructural Engineering, Finite Element Analysis, Aerospace Engineer, Dynamic Analyses, Vibration test engineer, Optimization of space structures, Thermal analyses, Computational mechanics, Computer programming, Space systems


APCO Technologies SA (Aigle, Switzerland)

Structural Engineer                                       Sept 2013 to Present

Structural/thermal engineer for Flight Hardware and Mechanical Ground Support Equipments (MGSE) for space projects (ESA and NASA)

Leading the structural portion and assisting the thermal part of various projects across multiple geographies

Performing quasi-static, modal, dynamic (Sine, Random and Transient), buckling,  thermo-mechanical and thermal analyses

Defining and monitoring structural tests to verify strength and stiffness requirements

Working in direct contact with the design engineers, customers and subcontractors

Writing detailed technical reports and analysis documentation

Department of Industrial Engineering, Università degli Studi di Padova (Italy)

Postgraduate research associate - Structural Engineering                       Oct 2012 – Aug 2013

Creation and development of computational algorithms for nonlinear structural analysis

Modeling and analysis of mechanical components: application to statics, dynamics, fracture mechanics and crack propagation

Modeling and experimental validation of nano-composite materials



Università degli Studi di Padova, Italy                         Sept 2011 – July 2012

Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering(Space Specialization)   110/110 with honours

1st title of the European Master-level Double Degree program T.I.M.E.

(“Top Industrial Manager of Europe”) (


Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal                  Sept 2009 – Sept 2011

Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering(Aircraft specialization)            17/20

2nd title of the European Master-level Double Degree program T.I.M.E.


Università degli Studi di Padova                        Sept 2006 – July 2009

Bachelor degree in Aerospace Engineering              109/110



Technical Skills

Structural design and verification of complex structures, Finite Elements Analysis, Thermal analysis, Computer Programming, Mechanical Tests (static and vibration), Linear and non-linear analysis


Computer Skills

Advanced knowledge of: structural analysis tools MsC Nastran and FEMAP, calculation software Matlab, Microsoft Office tools Word, Excel and PowerPoint, DynaWorks

Good knowledge of: thermal analysis tool FEMAP TMG, structural analysis software ANSYS, calculation software Mathcad and programming language C

Fair knowledge of: modelling software SPACECLAIM and structural analysis software MsC Patran

Basic knowledge of: SolidWorks, CATIA, Python, STAR-CCM+, Fortran



Mother Tongue:Italian

Language Certificate: TOEFL iBT®  English test: score 108/120







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Social skills and competences

Wide adaptability to different and multicultural environments, gained during the several years abroad

Very good communication skills, improved through the participation in technical meetings with customers and contractors


Leadership skills and competences

Experience leading the structural portion of various projects through excellent organization, communication and easily adapting to changing environments.

Trained and supervised new hires, quickly got them functional and contributing appropriately to respective projects.



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