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     Date Submitted:14-10-2017
     Last Modified:14-07-2018 (09:07)
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Manager, Program Manager, Management, Head of Department, Leader, PMP, Excellent Benefit Analysis and Earned Value Management, Proactive Project Management, Effective Risk Management, Excellent Communications Management, Scope & Change Management,

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    As a certified Project Management Professional and Master of Aerospace Engineering, I am very interested in a posting for a Project/Program Manager or Head of Department . My experience as a head of department (almost 2.5 years), project and program manager of space systems and space facilities construction projects (6.5+ years), successfully leading teams of up to 100+ people and multiple stakeholders, aligns well with the qualifications you are seeking and my strong leadership, excellent communication and outstanding interpersonal skills will make me a very competitive candidate for this position.

    With almost 9 years of solid professional experience and diverse capabilities in full life cycle project management and team leadership in the space sector/projects, working in an international environment and closely with the European Space Agency, I have accountability for implementation, maintaining and optimisation / process improvement of project, quality and risk/opportunity management systems throughout the complete program life cycle from initiation until closure. I can quickly understand and anticipate customers’ needs, being able to effectively negotiate issues maintaining customer satisfaction, provide reliable reporting to management, customers and other stakeholders, assess project performance (Earned Value Management) and controlling cost/schedule/scope/quality, vast experience negotiating business proposals and contracts in technical, management and commercial backgrounds, effective management of risks and opportunities. Among others, minimizing project and corporate costs have been a consistent result of my professional commitment.

    My management roles have prepared me for this position by giving me a foundation in handling a wide range of issues and objectives. I can quickly break down goals, establish scopes and effectively manage projects through completion, while exceeding expectations across the board. I know how to mediate conflicts, influence and persuade others, establish productive relationships and root out inefficiencies to ensure optimal performance for the entire team. I am fluent in English, Spanish and Russian, highly motivated and organised, results oriented, proactive and autonomous, collaborative team player, flexible to changes and willing to learn and adapt to new environment, different contexts and targets.

    Some of highlights of my achievements for the success in this position include:
    • Achieved 44% profit in projects by effectively managing risks and opportunities, making effective decisions by critically and proactively thinking and solving problems.
    • Achieved 75% increase in management and communication efficiency by establishing and maintaining an effective project management organization and implementing best project management practices.
    • Cut costs in 60% and decreased lead-time by 50% for materials and components by effective negotiation with suppliers/vendors.

    I feel confident that I can bring an excellent backdrop of professional experience to your organisation. Please review my resume for additional details. I would welcome an opportunity for an interview and  I look forward to hearing from you soon.
    Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Yours faithfully,


    Project Manager with almost 9 years of vast international experience in the space industry, leading multidisciplinary teams of 100+ persons, increasing by 75% in management and communication efficiency. Proven track record of successful delivery of multiple and large-scale projects of €350 Million, 25% ahead of schedule, with 44% profit, effective negotiation with suppliers in cutting costs in 60% and decreasing lead-time by 50%.
    Project Management Professional (PMP) and Master of Aerospace Engineering.


    • Excellent Benefit Analysis and Earned Value Management
    • Proactive Project Management
    • Effective Risk Management
    • Excellent Communications Management
    • Scope & Change Management
    • Project & Strategic Planning
    • Budget Management

    • Process Improvement

    • Quality Assurance
    • Project Resource Management
    • Stakeholder Management
    • Team Leadership, Development
    • Contract Administration
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • PM Techniques, Tools & S/W
    • Good knowledge of ECSS

    • Results Oriented
    • Strategic Thinking
    • Critical Thinking
    • Decision Making
    • Conflict Resolution
    • Problem Solving
    • Negotiation Skills
    • Team Player


    IBERESPACIO                   Madrid, Spain

    Project Manager February 2014 – Present

    • Leading engineering, design, manufacturing, testing and integration of satellite space systems.
    • Proactively manage portfolio of space projects of €7 Million leading to 44% profit by effectively managing risks and opportunities, and ensure projects are at least 10-25% ahead of schedule, within scope, with required quality and meeting stakeholder expectations.
    • Elaborate efficient project management plans (WBS, project planning/scheduling, milestones tracking, etc.) and implement project management procedures, establishing and maintaining an effective project management organization and implement best project management practices, resulting in 75% increase in management and communication efficiency.
    • Constantly assess project performance, budget/cost, scope, schedule, quality, milestones and deliverables, KPIs, determine inconsistencies and implement corrective actions and changes.
    • Regularly and timely report information on project status to stakeholders (customer, line, resource and senior management, team, subcontractors, etc.) and implement agreed actions.
    • Chairing and leading customer and internal meetings and reviews.
    • Effectively implement risk management process in projects and perform regular risk and opportunity assessment, implement risk mitigation / opportunity enhancement actions.
    • Efficiently organise, coordinate, direct, control and monitor all project objectives, resources and activities, including controlling all resources of the contractual efforts.
    • Making strategic decisions by critically thinking and proactively solving problems, in conjunction with all of the above, leading to 44% profit in projects.
    • Successfully lead multidisciplinary teams of 50+ persons, establish productive relationships.
    • By effective negotiation with suppliers/vendors, managed to cut costs in 60% and decrease lead-time by 50% for materials and components.


    Senior Manager / Head of Department November 2011 – January 2014

    • Successfully led the development of international cooperation of the space agency.
    • Increased by 50% management efficiency and work organisation by effective management, which led to meeting extremely tight deadlines and exceeding management expectations.
    • Assured efficient resources allocation in projects and within the department, and at least 10-15% in advance completion of project and department tasks.
    • Efficiently organised department work, established scope and goals, delegated tasks to staff, effectively managed their workload and reviewed their performance.
    • Effectively and efficiently formally and informally communicated with top management, international and national organisations and governmental authorities.
    • Established new relations, organised development of memoranda of cooperation and contracts.

    Senior Project Program Manager September 2009 – October 2011

    • Led development and implementation of republican major space projects, elaborating and executing project management plans, establishing effective project management organization, constantly assessing project performance and regularly reporting on to stakeholders.
    • Proactively managed large-scale project of €350 Million, managed risks and opportunities, and ensured project met the key Agency’s KPIs, that it was within budget, schedule, scope, with required quality and meeting stakeholder expectations:
    - Construction and Equipment of Assembly, Integration and Testing Complex of Satellites (€350M).
    - Creation of Infrastructure for High-Precision Global Navigation Satellite Systems (€25M).
    - Participated in project of Creation of the Earth Observation Satellites System, including construction of the Ground Segment (€400M).
    • Successfully led multidisciplinary teams of 100+ persons and increased by 30% communications efficiency, carefully managing communications and ensuring the continuity of information flow between all stakeholders.
    • Developed and implemented the Project Management System within the company (Project Management Office), which led to 30% increase in project management efficiency.

    Project Management Professional (PMP), May 2017
    • Proficient

    UNIVERSITY OF HERTFORDSHIRE Hatfield, United Kingdom
    MEng (Master) in Aerospace Engineering, 2004 – 2009
    • First-Class Honours Degree (Distinction)

    • English (native), Spanish (native), Russian (mother tongue), German (intermediate)

    • Thanksgiving Letter – Awarded for outstanding performance in Management, November 2013
    • Certificate of Honour – Awarded for outstanding achievements in Project Management, May 2012 

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