CV: Project Engineer - Space / Earth Observation



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 Date Submitted:10-01-2012
 Last Modified:29-09-2014 (05:00)
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 Current job:Project Engineer - Space / Earth Observation
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within 3months
 Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Consulting/Engineering Services
 KeywordsEarth Observation, Satellite, EXOMARS, Planning, Schedule, AIV, PMO, Disasters, Rapid Mapping, European Space Agency, Optical, SAR, Remote Sensing, Project Management


- To participate in international project management activities
- My adaptability and interpersonal skills are my assets for thriving in a new working environment

Master’s degree of Science « GEDD » - University of Nice Sophia-Antipolis.
2002- International High School - Centre International de Valbonne.

- English and Spanish
: Fluent (working language and International High school diploma)
- Italian : Good (working language)
- Softwares  (project): MS Office, MS Project, PRIMAVERA P6
- Soft. (GIS & Remote sensing) :ERDAS, ENVI, ARCGIS, BEAM, NEST



2012-2014 Planning Engineer & AIV support, Thales Alenia Space c/o LGM - France
Schedule management and control in the framework of the ESA EXOMARS Programme (European mission to Mars composed of a satellite and a descent module).

- Subcontractor’s schedule information monitoring and analysis (55 European subcontractor schedules (Level 2&3) in MS Project format)

o Critical Path analysis and master schedule consolidation

o Meetings and negotiations with subcontractors to elaborate schedule recovery actions when necessary

- Providing schedule inputs presenting the overall status of the project, that are negotiated with the ESA customer during each reporting period

- Support to the AIV manager to refine AIV plan and validate schedule hypothesis  

- Providing ad hoc decision making material to the PMO responsible

o Look a heads schedules with different scenarios to secure the satellite launch date

o Detailed planning definition (focused on critical activities)


2009-2011 Project Manager, European Space Agency (ESA) c/o SERCO – Italy
Project management support in the framework of the International Charter “Space & Major Disasters” (International agreement signed between 14 Space Agencies: ESA, CNES, EUMETSAT, DLR, USGS…)

- Operational responsibilities for the satellite constellation programming and data supply in response to Charter activations. 14 projects managed in an operational context

o Subcontractors supervision to ensure service quality & timeliness

o Interface with service users and other space agencies to collect requirements

- Support to the ESA Executive Secretariat & Board representatives for the strategic analysis of the Charter evolution


2007-2009 Local project coordinator SPOT IMAGE (Airbus Group) – Bulgaria
Local management of a national spatial data infrastructure project involving 6 industrial partners and the Bulgarian State.

- Monitoring of work-packages completion in accordance with the project schedule

- On site reporting to the PMO level concerning the project completion and issues

-  Satellite data needs analysis and requirements definition


2006-2007 Internship, Thales Alenia Space – France
In the framework of ESA - GMES projects:

-       User needs collection and specification

-       Support to tenders bidding

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