CV: Project Manager



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 Date Submitted:05-01-2010
 Last Modified:09-01-2019 (06:52)
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 Current job:Project Manager
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Launch Systems, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
 KeywordsProject Management Interface Engineering Missions Management Requirements Management Procurement & Contracts Management System Engineering Mechanical Engineering Test & Flight Data Exploitation MATLAB programming DOORS Database Management


Sex Male | Date of birth 19/03/1980 | Nationality Italian




Feb 2017 – Present

Project Manager


APCO Technologies SA, Space Division, Aigle, VD, Switzerland


Design, Development, qualification technical and programmatic management for:

Telecommunications satellites: ESAIL and recurrent platforms (Triton X) for LuxSpace, OHB group; H2Sat (defence dual mission) and ELECTRA (ESA mission) recurrent platforms for OHB System

Earth Observation subsystems & payloads: Sentinel 3 SLSTR instrument for Leonardo Company, Italy; Biomass Structure development for OHB Italy; Sentinel 2 MSI production for ADS-France

Science mechanisms and Instruments : Solar Orbiter SPICE and EUI innovative systems for ESA and Physikalisch-Meteorologisches Observatorium center; EUCLID VIS Read Shutter Unit innovative mechanism for ESA/ Prodex Office and University of Geneva

Space MGSE: MPMS Satellites MoI and CoG measurement automatic system: concept, refurbishment and re-qualification for extra EU customers and TAS-I; system definition compliance towards extra EU standards (e.g GOST)

Research & Development: new technologies projects as flexible reflective structures module development and  low cost light deployable solar array in coherence with  European Space Technology Master Plan

Industrialization for serial production: definition of mega constellation satellite platform manufacturing line and implementation strategy based on lean manufacturing and six sigma principles

Project Management, responsible of end-to-end:

Technical management:

Coordination of studies, manufacturing, procurements and tests performance

Identification, monitoring, verification of projects requirements and interfaces consistency

Verification and approval of project documentation (plans, specifications, reports, etc.) and HW/SW deliverables; management and execution of project reviews.

Quality (PA/QA) and risks management: risk plan and register management; assessment and approval of NCR, RFW, RFD, NCR items; internal/external audits organisation and participation.

Organisation management:

WBS, WP production; Project Management and DDQ Plan realisation, validation and approval;

Changes management: aggregates and configuration impacts assessment and monitoring.

Master schedule issuing and optimisation, roadmaps identification, issues and conflicts resolution.

Resources management of internal and external assigned teams

Management of suppliers and subcontractors sub-projects

Communication and relationship management towards the customers and stakeholders

Financial management:

Contract and contractual issues negotiation; CCNs preparation and negotiation; budget and financial status monitoring and reporting to executive board; contracts closure.

Offers and bidding management

Offers preparation and coordination with sales division: participation to business strategy definition; customer requirements and planning analysis, interfaces identification; innovative, cutting-edge technologies and design-to-cost strategies identification

Mar 2016 – Feb 2017

LEO Launcher Interface Engineer


HE Space Operations for EUMETSAT, LEO Division, Darmstadt, Germany


Responsible for Metop-SG launch service procurement:

Identification, definition, management and drafting of Metop-SG high level and interface requirements, Service SoW; liaison with high level management for procurement and industrial policy implementation

Interaction with launch service candidates (AE Soyuz, SpaceX Falcon 9) for mission feasibility analyses and design; impacts on space segment due to launch service market evolutions (Ariane 6, F9, Vostochny launch base, etc.)

Metop-SG launch service and launcher interface requirements definition and management

Metop-SG system studies and interface studies: i.e. instruments cleanliness and purging; communication links architecture, mechanical environment consolidation (Kourou, Baikonur, VAFB).

Responsible for Metop-C recurrent mission implementation

Arianespace ICD, PMAR, FMAR, Satellite and Combined Operation Plans (POS, POI & POC) documents assessment and acceptance; launch reviews preparation

Launch service related technical activities at Metop C system level (mission analysis, environment assessments, RFW, etc.), both technically and programmatically

Launch campaign preparation; safety submission process implementation, launch campaign security plan definition; responsible for CSG/CNES regulation compliance during campaign operations.

Follow up of specific mission hardware and services: i.e. instruments purging operations identification (coordination with ADS F); communication links architecture; LEOP and Commissioning/operational phases

Liaison between launch service providers (Arianespace, SpaceX) and satellite teams for the management of interfaces, mission analyses, feasibility studies, etc.

Responsible for launch service quality management

Metop-C and Metop-SG missions, coordinating with EUM QA: RFW/RFD and NCR treatment, QA audits organisation and participation, etc.


May 2006 – Feb 2016

Launcher System Engineer for VEGA and VEGA-C Programmes

Kelly Services for European Space Agency, VEGA IPT, Launchers Directorate, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy

System Engineering

VEGA Launch Vehicle Environment Responsible: interface specification (SI 1/3) approval; technical authority for the environment definitions and evolutions studies

Chairman of the VEGA Finite Element Models Working Group: definition of activities; leadership and coordination of group technical activities.

VEGA Launcher system requirement management (e.g. VEGA ST-01, VEGA-C SRD-01)

Liaison with VEGA Launch service provider in User’s Manual definition and implementation VEGA Launcher phases analysis: assessment of launch sequence and mission timeline consistency; coordination and organisation of review group activities. Secretariat of working groups and reviews.

VEGA flights data exploitation (Real time, level 0 and 1 reviews) on structures dynamics, system environment and mission transients (e,g lift off, separations).

Assessment of RFW/RFD, NCR specific for each mission and dealing with payload and payload IF; operational specifications. Quality audits (thermal CLA) and failures investigation boards (e.g. PL Fairing flight failure, etc.) participation

LV System team support to the procurement of VEGA-C contract for phases 0/A – B

Mission Analysis & Preparation, Satellite/Launcher Interfaces

Interface management for VEGA and VERTA 1 - 5 missions preparations (PROBA V, IXV, Sentinel 2, AEOLUS, LISA PF missions); part of ESA qualification authority for VEGA maiden flight and VERTA missions;

Missionisation Working Group Member, as missionisation expert and technical advisor

Assessment and approval proposal of missionisation technical documentation: mission specifications, e.g. SAMF, ICD, Combined Operation Plan for each satellite(s)

SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) feasibility studies: identification of system requirements; contribution to SSMS statement of work issuing; assessment of mission analyses and satellite aggregates environment specifications; launcher to satellite interfaces and services allocation

VEGA Small Spacecraft Interface System (SSIS): technology development cost effective strategies and system requirements identification; qualification, tests and integration preparation phases management; EQSR assessments for COTS; monitoring of ITAR products releases.

Multi payloads aggregate configurations (LARES, Almasat and Cubesats), (PROBA V, VNRedsat-1, EstCube) Analysis and Optimisation with Launcher prime (ELV),

VEGA mission specific system studies: e.g. instrument purging during operations, verification of envelope margins inside fairing, etc. verification of technical coherence between Satellite, LV and GS

Upper Composite interfaces management during launch campaigns preparation and execution (e.g. IXV): for combined and integrated operations, integration plan and SMOs approval and implementation at the French Guyana Space Port.

PMA and FMA follow up; coordination with ELV and Arianespace for launch reviews organisation; mission PMAR, FMAR, FRR, LRR, CRAL and post flight level 0/1 participation.



July 2016


Project Management PMP® Certification


Cert.: Project Management Institute Inc., Newtown Square, Pennsylvania, United States

Sep 1999 – Dec 2005

Laurea in Aerospace Engineering


Faculty of Engineering, University of Rome “ La Sapienza”, Rome, Italy





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Communication skills

Strong and proficient communication, consensus building and negotiation skills developed in different International environments, entities and towards diverse audiences; concerning technical and programmatic matters, the skills were developed within council, management boards, launch reviews, contracts negotiations, executive reporting, etc. contexts.


Organisational / managerial skills

Demonstrated transversal and analytical mind set, proven orientation to success, confirmed timely tasks completion attitude, confirmed stress resistant attitude and sense of initiative

Attention to Detail, autonomous, ability to prioritize work flow in tight schedules and critical activities.


Other skills

Proven ability to quickly adapt to new environment and entities. Strong ability to perform in multi-cultural, diverse contexts. Recognized attitude to establish solid and trustworthy relationships with peers, superiors and external professionals.


Computer skills

Microsoft Office Package: MS PROJECT, MS WORD, MS POWERPOINT, MS EXCEL, MS VISIO: advanced knowledge

DOORS Package: proficient knowledge

ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning): proficient knowledge

Eclipse suite applications: DCCM, eRID, AIM: advanced use

Lotus Notes applicative and environment tools (PLATO, SMOS, VCDB)

MATLAB: advanced knowledge for dedicated tools realisation

FEMAP/ TMG/ NASTRAN: 24 months experience.

SAMCEF/ MECANO: experience 12 months

CATIA V.5 R.12: 12 months experience.




Honours and awards

ESA Corporate Achievement Award 2012, January 2013: VEGA Maiden Flight success




The Euclid Vis Read-Out Shutter Unit: A Low Disturbance Mechanism At Cryogenic Temperature, 20th- 22nd September 2017, 17th European Space Mechanism and Tribology Symposium, ESMATS, Hatfield, United Kingdom

“VEGA Launch Vehicle Dynamic Loads due to Solid Propulsion Ignition Transient & Pressure Oscillations”, July 25th, 2016, 52nd AIAA/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA, Salt Lake City, United States

“VEGA Dynamic Model Updated Correlation Status after Flight Experience”, 29th June – 2nd July 2015, 6th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS), Krakow, Poland

“Filament Wound Solid Rocket Motors Experimental Analyses and Their Impact on Payload Environment”. 1st-5th October 2012, International Astronautical Congress, IAF, Naples, Italy

“Cross Correlation Analysis on Experimental Data for Detection of Physical Phenomena Coupling”, 8th-11th July 2007,  Joint Propulsion Conference, AIAA, Cincinnati, United States

 “A new Approach for Aerobraking at Mars: Return to Earth”, 19th-23rd June 2006,  SpaceOps 2006, AIAA, Rome, Italy


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