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 Date Submitted:07-12-2011
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 Current job:Space Systems Engineer/Project Manager
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 KeywordsProject Management; Spacecraft Systems Engineering; Engineering Systems Design and Optimisation; Systems Requirements Definition and Requirements Management; Systems Verification and Validation; Systems Interface Management, Sounding Rockets, Stratospheri
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EUR-ING         MEng Hons (Space Systems Eng.) MRAeS AMBCS                 Prince2® Practitioner

“A highly capable Space System Engineer, with considerable project and programme management experience in the European space sector”

 

Work Experience

Nov. 2015 – Present

HE Space Operations B.v. for ESA

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

 

 

 

Programme Coordinator

Ensuring the proper coordination of space educational programmes (such as the REXUS/BEXUS programme and ‘Fly a Rocket!’) throughout all phases of their lifecycle (from the call for proposals,  up to and including launch, mission operations, and post-flight activities) including:

Supporting the preparation and the publication of the Call for Proposals for experiments, the review and the evaluation of the proposals, and the experiments selection process;

Liaising with the partners and/or within the organisations which are involved in the conduct of the experiment programmes (research institutes, space agencies, industries, or other associations, as well as ESA colleagues);

Liaising with the experiment teams involved in the programmes, to ensure they receive the due financial or logistics support;

Coordinating the technical supervision of the experiment projects (with the support of specialists from ESA and the other partners, as available), to ensure compliance to requirements, applicable standards, and good space engineering practice;

Supervising the preparation and conduct of project meetings, project reviews, test campaigns, and of workshops or conferences, including chairpersonship;

Assisting Young Graduate Trainees assigned to the programmes in subject.

I have also played a key role in the definition, development and roll-out of new programmes, particularly the pilot cycle of Fly a Rocket! programme in 2016/17.

In addition to this role I am also providing support in developing training courses under the framework of ESA Academy, such as an Introduction to Space Systems Engineering.

Furthermore, due to considerable first-hand experience with rocket and balloon based experiments, launches and flights I have acted as a technical evaluator/advisor for technology proposals under various ESA frameworks.

 

Sept. 2013 – Nov. 2015

SSC (formerly Swedish Space cooperation)

ESRANGE, Kiruna, SE

 

 

 

Project Manager (REXUS/BEXUS)

In coordination with partners at ESA, DLR, SNSB and ZARM, this role involved technical and programmatic management for scientific and tech. demo experiments, as well as the programme itself, from “cradle to grave”.

The role encompasses a considerable level of managerial skills and top level system engineering on space systems; specifically interfacing with launch vehicles and balloon experiments/platforms, as well as a responsibility for experiments, launch vehicle systems, flight and ground safety planning, customer relations and budgets. Within the programme I closely managed five AIV and launch campaigns and nearly 200 gate-way reviews (from selection/SRR to FRR), working with over fifty University teams.

In addition to REXUS/BEXUS I provided ad-hoc support to the launch and operations crew as well as general support and advise, particularly relating to international and/or educational payloads. Towards the end of my employment I was involved in upgrading aspects of the programme (such as a total website overhaul) and providing consultation on Esrange’s facilities with a view to hosting small satellite launches ‘by 2020’.

 

July 2011 – Sept. 2013

European Space Agency

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

 

 

 

YGT Space Systems Engineer (ESMO, CubeSats for the Vega Maiden Flight, REXUS/BEXUS)

Within the scope of the CubeSats for the Vega Maiden Flight Project I was a key team member supporting the final AIV activities of ESA’s inaugural CubeSat involvement with seven University-led CubeSats. In close liaison with ESA’s technical department, CNES/CSG and the Universities, my team led thermal and mechanical testing, project documentation/standardisation, acceptance for flight, launch and early operations. The team were also involved in preliminary CDF studies and documentation activities for further CubeSat work within ESA. In addition I became immersed in the European and worldwide CubeSat community working with suppliers and customers, securing a solid and reliable network in industry and academia.

My role on the REXUS/BEXUS programme involved supporting the selection of payloads; preparation/coordination of formal project reviews (including technical review), acceptance for flight; coordination of the flight campaigns and follow-up for publication. Through this role I worked with the project coordinator at ESA, the head of tertiary education unit and technical personnel at ESA, DLR, SNSB and launch range personnel at SSC’s Esrange Launch Centre.

Along with the Project Manager and in collaboration with the system prime contractor, I oversaw the ESMO project by performing the management and system engineering aspects for the close out of Phase B2. In particular, I:
coordinated the project planning, progress tracking, and the preparation of ESA management/technical documents to space project standards for formal project reviews; performed system engineering activities such as requirements management, system modelling and analysis (including pre-phase A/feasibility studies for ESMO CubeSat alternatives) as well as system budget maintenance and review of project technical documentation.

 

May 2010 – Sept 2010  

RWE nPower (UK)

Fawley, Hants, UK

 

 

 

Systems Engineer (Fawley Power Station) (summer placement)

 

Self-managed internal efficiency survey relating to use of a power station’s domestic HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning), potential findings relating to savings in the region of £2.5mil/5 years for a power station in South Hampshire.

 

June 2009 – Oct 2009

MBDA Missile Systems

Stevenage, Herts, UK

 

Systems Engineer (METEOR) (summer placement)

 

Systems engineering and analysis on the Meteor project in late phase C, including software analysis of the unit’s flight capabilities using the software model of the system and models of potential targets.


Education

Sept 2007 – Jun 2011

University of Southampton

Hants, UK

 

 

 

Meng Space Systems Engineering 1st Class Honours (highest in class)

Master’s Group Design Project ‘FMECA and FDIR Analysis of ESMO’

Project manager performing the FMECA (Failure Mode, effects and Criticality Analysis) on the phase B1 design with conclusions suggesting changes and additions to the system’s FDIR (Failure Detection, Isolation and Recovery) processes.

Bachelor’s dissertation ‘An investigation of Satellite Fractionation’

A comprehensive case study into fundamental change of traditional satellite architecture with emphasis on change in value of the system for the customer

Electives: Management, Optimisation, Sustainable Energy Systems, French, German.

 

Sept 2003 – Jul 2007

Oakbank Sports College

Keighley, West Yorks, UK

 

 

 

A – Level: 3xA – Incl. Maths, Physics, Government & Politics (460 UCAS points)

GCSE: 7 A*, 5A. – Incl. – English, Science, Maths, Business, German Language.


Awards/Scholarships

European Engineer (EUR ING)

(EU approx.. eqv. to CEng)

European Federation of National Engineering Associations

2015

Interim Registration for CEng

Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society

2012

European Space Agency Team Award

European Space Agency

2012

Engineering Subject Centre Advanced Award

The Higher Education Academy

2010, 2011

RJ Mitchell Scholarship

(top 10 in University)

University of Southampton

2009,2010,2011

Centennial Scholarship

(1 of a hundred since 2003)

Royal Aeronautical Engineering Society

2010

 

Undergraduate of the year (2nd Place)

TargetJobs/RWE nPower

2010

Engineering Leadership Advanced Award

(top 40 in the UK)

Royal Academy of Engineering

2009-2012

Harehills Foundation Trust Awardee

Harehill Foundation Trust

2007-2011


Memberships

The Chartered Institute for IT

Associate Member

Since 2016

Sveriges Ingenjörer (Swedish Engineers)

 

2014-2016

Royal Academy of Engineering

 

Since 2007

Royal Aeronautical Society

Member

Since 2007


Languages

Native: English (UK)

Self-Assessment

Understanding (Listening/Reading)

Speaking

(Interaction/Production)

Written 

German

B1/B1

B1/B1

B1

French

A2/A2

A1/A1

A2

Swedish

A1/A1

A1/A1

A1


Driving

Full UK/EU Car/motorcycle License

 (A, B, B1)

No endorsements

>10 Years


Volunteer Experience

Oct. 2004 – Present

The Scout Association/Duke Edinburgh’s Award

Keighley, West Yorks, UK

 

 

 

District Scout Leader/Award Assessor

Leading young people through group nights, day trips and overnight stays on various activities, including instruction on team formation. Training potential awardees for their expedition, assessing (shadowing), and providing feedback for their award. Also advising on other sections of the award (skill, physical, service) from personal experience.

 

Charity fundraising/awareness

A wide spectrum of events raising money for various causes, incl. ‘car boot’ sales for orphanages in Peru, growing a moustache for Prostate cancer awareness, to driving to Mongolia in a banger rally for Cancer Research UK.


Conference Papers/Publication

Stausland, C (2016) A New Education European rocket programme pilot – Fly a Rocket! In 23rd ESA Symposium on Rocket European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research. Visby SE, 12-15 June 2017

Kinnaird, A (2016), 10 Years Of The German-Swedish Rexus/Bexus Student Programme In 23rd ESA Symposium on Rocket European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research. Visby SE, 12-15 June 2017

Callens, N (2013), ESA Education Office’s Microgravity and Hypergravity Experiments Opportunities: Overview and Benefits for the University Students In European Low Gravity Research Association Biennial Symposium. Vatican City, 11-14 September 2013

Callens, N (2013), A-56, REXUS/BEXUS Rocket and Balloon Experiments for University Students in 21st ESA Symposium on European Rocket and Balloon Programmes and Related Research. Thun CH, 9-13 June 2013

Galeone. P C. et al (2012). CUBESATS LAUNCHED ON THE VEGA QUALIFICATION FLIGHT. In 4S Symposium. Portož, SL. 4-8 June, 2012

Jason, S, (2011). IAC-11.B4.8.4, Hitchhiking to the Moon: The European Student Moon Orbiter Mission. In International Astronautical Congress. Cape Town, SA, 3-7 October, 2011


About me

I am thorough and enthusiastic team member, with a substantial drive for space system engineering and project management within international teams.

With a solid background in prominent European companies and agencies, I am able to put my drive to good use in international projects and programmes, as both a skilled technical expert and an experienced project manager.

My experience and recognition before, during and after University through awards such as the International Space Olympics, the Royal of Academy of Engineering Advanced Leadership award and others served as stepping stones to help me grow into a strong leader and professional engineer.

Further to my current experience and qualifications I strive to continue with my professional development as a committed Member of the Royal Aeronautical Society, with interim registration for a Chartered Engineer status, as well a working towards Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and having recently achieved the EUR ING certification, generally recognised as the European equivalent to the CEng.  Recently I have also qualified as registered Prince2® practitioner, demonstrating my commitment to continual professional development with regards to project and programme management..

My passion for international team work in a managerially and technically challenging ‘big picture’ environment has driven me to work in the European space sector, particularly with rapid turn-around systems, projects which challenge fundamental architecture as well as system interfaces;  and I endeavour to continue to find new and exciting opportunities in innovative projects and programmes as well as support the next generation of engineers by contribution to educational programmes and training courses.

Away from work I continue to develop my skills in sports I participated in through Scouting, University and my summer job as an outdoor activity instructor. I particularly enjoy outdoor sports, and have completed 6 parachute jumps in the Netherlands, as well as completed several long distance hiking events, such as the Fellsman challenge (100km in 24 hours). Whenever I find spare time I continue to support the Scouting Movement, where I was awarded the Queen’s Scout Award, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, where I achieved my gold award in 2006, as well as other charitable organisations/endeavours.

Where possible I combine my passions of engineering, charity, travel and project management, and in summer 2016 I was lucky enough to participate in the Mongol Rally, driving an unsuitably small car to Mongolia, and raising over €3000 for charity in the process.


Skills

IT:        Microsoft Office (Pro-User); MatLab; Python; LaTeX; SolidWorks, Joomla, Wordpress, Lotus Notes; Outlook, STK

 

Project/Technical:        Project Management; Spacecraft Systems Engineering; Engineering Systems Design and Optimisation; Systems Requirements Definition and Requirements Management; Systems Verification and Validation; Systems Interface Management, Sounding Rockets, Stratospheric Balloons, Micro-Nano Satellites; CubeSats; Sustainable Energy Systems; Educational Projects.

 


Conferences/Courses/Events/Reviews/Launch Campaigns

Prince2® Foundation and Practitioner

Dec. ‘16

Leeds, UK

Evaluator of proposals under the 2nd Call for proposals for European Cooperating states

Nov. ‘16

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

BEXUS 22/23 Launch Campaign – Programme Coordinator

Oct. ‘16

Kiruna, SE

‘Fly a rocket’ programme proposal evaluation and NTNU Course observation

Apr. ‘16

Andoya, NO

REXUS 19/20 Launch Campaign – Programme Coordinator

Mar. ‘16

Kiruna, SE

REXUS 19/20 & RX 21/22 Scientific Payload Integration Week and Bench Test – Programme Coordinator

Dec. ‘15/Jan. ‘16/ Dec. ‘16/Jan. 17

Bremen, DE/

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

REXUS/BEXUS ESA/SNSB Selection Workshop 2015/16 – Chairperson

Dec. ’15, ‘16

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

CPT-SCOPE, HACORD, FREDE2015, SPADE IPRs/EARs – Chairperson

Aug. ‘15/ Sep. ‘15

Oslo, NO/Hasselt, BE/Wroclaw, PL/ Sevilla, ES

PICARD, SLED IPRs/EARs – Chairperson

Sep. ’15/Nov. ‘15

Glasgow, UK/Stockholm, SE

REM-RED, SCRAP, PHOS, WUSAT IPRs/EARs – Chairperson

Sep. ‘14/Nov. ‘14

Budapest, HU/Stockholm, SE/Pisa, IT/ Coventry, UK

A5-Unibo, Polaris, GranaSAT IPRs/EARs – Chairperson

Jul. ‘14/Sep. ‘14

Bologna, Padua, IT/Granada, ES

REXUS 17/18 & 19/20 & 21/22 CDRs, – Chairperson

Jun. ’14/‘15/’16

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

REXUS 15/16 & 17/18 Launch Campaigns – Payload Manager, coordinator

May. ’14/Mar ‘15

Kiruna, SE

BEXUS 18/19 & 20/21 & 22/23 CDRs – Chairperson

May. ’14/‘15/’16

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

REXUS 15/16 & 17/18 Spin/Balance Test Campaign – Payload Manager

Apr. ‘14/Jan. ‘15

Stockholm, SE

REXUS 15/16 & 17/18 Bench Test – Payload Manager

Mar. ’14/Jan. ’15

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

REXUS 15/16 & 17/18 Scientific Payload Integration Week – Payload Manager

Mar. ’14/Dec. ‘14

Bremen, DE

LTU MADs Launch Campaign – launch team

Jan. ‘14

Kiruna, SE

ISAAC Experiment Acceptance Review – Chairperson

Dec. ‘13

Stockholm, SE

REXUS/BEXUS ESA/SNSB and DLR Selection Workshop – technical expert

Dec. ’13/Dec. ‘14

Bonn, DE/ Noordwijk, NL

StrathSat-R, Low Gravity & CWIS EARs – Chairperson

Nov. ‘13

Glasgow, UK/ Bucharest, RO/ Brussels, BE

BEXUS 16/17 & 18/19 & 20/21  Launch Campaigns – Payload Manager, coordinator

Oct. ‘13/‘14/’15

Kiruna, SE

iSEDE Experiment Acceptance Review (EAR) – Chairperson

Sep. ‘13

Glasgow, UK

REXUS 15/16 CDRs – organisational support, Panel Member

Jun. ‘13

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

CubeSat Industry Day

Jun. ‘13

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

BEXUS 16/17 Critical Design Reviews – organisational support, Chairperson

May ‘13

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

REXUS 13/14 Launch Campaign – organisational support

May ‘13

Kiruna, SE

Taiwanese space Industry industrial visit (NCKU, NSPO, ROCSAT)

Mar. ‘13

Tainan, TW

REXUS 13/14 Bench Testing – organisational support

Mar. ‘13

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

REXUS 13/14 Payload Integration Week – organisational support

Feb. ‘13

Bremen, DE

REXUS/BEXUS 2013/14/15 Preliminary Design Reviews (PDRs) and Training Week – organisational support and Panel Member

Feb. ’13/Mar. ’14/Dec. ‘15

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE/Kiruna, SE

REXUS/BEXUS ESA/SNSB Selection Workshop 2013 – organisational support

Dec. ‘12

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

REXUS 11 Launch Campaign – organisational support

Nov. ‘12

Kiruna, SE

8th ESA Round Table on Micro & Nano Tech. for Space Applications

Oct. ‘12

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

BEXUS 14/15 Launch Campaign – organisational support

Sep. ‘12

Kiruna, SE

AMES Integration Progress Review (IPR) – Panel Member

Aug. ‘12

Paris, FR

REXUS 13/14 Critical Design Review (CDR) – Panel Member

Jul. ‘12

Oberpfaffenhofen, DE

Introduction to the ESA Space Standardisation Activities

May ‘12

ESTEC, Noordiwjk, NL

EAC and DLR Cologne industrial visit

Apr. ‘12

Cologne, DE

Space Systems Engineering Course

Mar. ‘12

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

Vega VV01 Launch Campaign – Payload Representative (YGT)

Feb. ‘12

Kourou, French Guyana

4th European CubeSat Symposium

Jan. ‘12

Brussels, BE

Space Debris Avoidance Course

Oct. ‘11

ESTEC, Noordwijk, NL

ISIS CubeSat conference

Oct. ‘11

Delft, NL

Industrial visit to NATO SHAPE

Sep. ‘11

Mons, BE

Space in the City  - co-organiser

Aug. ‘10

Bradford, UK

Vestas’ Winnovation Competition

Feb. ‘11

Aarhus, DK

Royal Academy of Engineering’s Leadership Annual Event

Sep. ‘08/‘09/‘10

Cambs & Birmingham, UK

Undergraduate of the Year (nPower)

Jun. ‘09

London, UK

EADS Industrial visit

Jun. ‘09

Portsmouth, UK

EADS Innovation Competition (2nd Place)

Jun. ‘09

Stevenage, UK

X-Ray telescope Design Study with Universidad de La Laguana

Apr. ‘09

Tenerife, ES

UKSEDS Annual Conference

Feb. ‘07/’08/’09

Various, UK

11th/12th International Space Olympics

Oct. ‘03/’04

Moscow, RU

 


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