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     Date Submitted:31-10-2016
     Last Modified:23-01-2018 (02:43)
    Job information
     Current job:System Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsGalileo Project, GNSS, Systems Engineering, Ground Mission Segment, Space System, GSOp, TLC, Power Electronics

    01/07/2017 - ongoing

    Galileo Performance Management Engineer

    VITROCISET Belgium  Rue Devant les Hêtres 2, 6890 Transinne (Belgium)

    Management of technical, contractual, logistics aspects and reporting activities for GSOp contract in Galileo Programme:

    Evaluation of the technologies adopted in Tracking, Telemetry and Command Antennas (TTC), Up-Link Antennas (ULS) and Ground Sensor Station (GSS) by a failure analysis. Actively contributed on problem investigation and identification of solutions, improvement of the Maintenance Manual for the technicians and assessment of good understand from the subcontractors


    Follow up of incidents, request for replenishment of equipment, L2 maintenance for Integrated Logistic Support (ILS) via “Galileo ILS Tool” for SPACEOPAL Management activities: active contributed during the review phase of “Galileo Configuration Management Tool” design and suggested solution for further improvements


    Reporting activity to GSA and SPACEOPAL and attending meeting with the customer and subcontractor. Development of technical reports for “Performance Monitoring” in order to fit “GSA Reporting Activities” requirements. Definition of Interface Control Document (ICD) for the data upload to “Galileo ILS Tool” as an efficient solution for the data exchange


    Development of “System Requirements” of the “Performance Monitoring Process” for internal tool design and suggested new solution to the software developer for the implementation


    Active contribution to GSA in “Galileo ILS Center”: review of GILSC Documentation (ICD, Maintenance Plan, etc.) and drafting of RID submitted to the GSA for further improvements


    Business or sector Space Navigation activities


    06/10/2013 – 01/07/2017

    Galileo System Engineer Remote Site SLA

    VITROCISET Belgium  Rue Devant les Hêtres 2, 6890 Transinne (Belgium)

    Management of technical, contractual, logistics aspects and reporting activities for WP6 and GSOp contract in Galileo Programme:

    Coordination of Service Level Agreement (SLA) contracts for logistics support and maintenance activities. Significant improvement of the quality of service delivered to the customer by the definition, implementation and follow-up of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and Performance Indicators (PI) for monitoring of subcontractors’ activities (99% of KPIs within the target value during WP6 contract)


    Active interaction with ESA and SPACEOPAL during meetings and discussion about projects details and actions proposed for the resolution of problem related to subcontractors’ activities


    Evaluation of the technologies adopted in Tracking, Telemetry and Command Antennas (TTC), Up-Link Antennas (ULS) and Ground Sensor Station (GSS) by a failure analysis. Actively contributed on problem investigation and identification of solutions, improvement of the Maintenance Manual for the technicians and assessment of good understand from the subcontractors


    Significant contribution in technical aspects of “Galileo Logistic Study” for the “Galileo Integrated Logistics Center” (GILSC). Identification of a cost-effective solutions by “Case Studies” for the Spare Management during GSOp framework contract and the project lifecycle


    Development and implementation of “Preventive Maintenance Plan” for Remote Sites which led an important improvement in the efficiency of Galileo Ground Segment and the service provided (30% decrease in system failures during the last 2 years)


    Definition of Remote Sites operation/maintenance reports to guarantee the required level of information details to be used by the agreed KPI and hence provided the required operation performance assessment with the outcome of a continuous improvement in the accomplishment of Project Management objectives


    Reporting activity to ESA and SPACEOPAL and attending meeting with the customer and subcontractor. Development of technical reports for “Performance Monitoring” in order to fit “GSA Reporting Activities” requirements. Definition of Interface Control Document (ICD) for the data upload to “Galileo ILS Tool” as an efficient solution for the data exchange


    Business or sector Space Navigation activities


    01/04/2014 – 01/07/2017

    GSOp Bid Engineer

    VITROCISET Belgium Rue Devant les Hêtres 2, 6890 Transinne (Belgium) (SPACEOPAL Core Team Memeber)

    Member of GSOp Bid Team for the technical offer during the whole Commercial Lifecycle (Preliminary Request For Proposal, Preliminary Offer, BAFO, Negotiation, Contract, Handover, Kick Off):


    Procurement and follow up of other potential subcontractors in a competitive scenario, resulting in a 15% decrease in Final Price of the Offer delivered at BAFO phase


    Drafting of “KPI/Metric Monitoring and Management Plan Document” and “ILS Tool Interface Document” by the analysis of GSA requirements, development of performance indexes, redefining KPI and the monitoring process from the lessons learned captured during WP6 contract. As result is the implementation of a monitoring system that covers all Ground Segment’s technical aspects


    Active contribution in Financial Proposal by statistics of maintenance activities, risk assessment analysis, Liquidated Damages evaluation and suggested solution for negotiation price and fees, while ensuring the signature of the contract


    Business or sector  Space Navigation activities



    08/04/2013 – 05/10/2013

    Trainee in Galileo Project

    VITROCISET Belgium  Rue Devant les Hêtres 2, 6890 Transinne (Belgium)

    Design of process related to Performance Monitoring by Key Performance Indicators (KPI) and development of metrics for SWOT analysis of subcontractors.

    Business or sector  Space Navigation activities


    15/05/2012 – 15/11/2012

    KPI Network Management Engineer

    Ericsson Telecomunicazioni S.p.A., Rome, Italy

    Monitoring of network quality (QoS) mobile company H3G SpA, through the quality indicators KPIs, optimization and design of new processes for the monitoring of the Cell Availability.

    Business or sector  IT Service


    21/01/2008 – 27/02/2009

    Technical Support Engineer

    Si Servizi Cofathec S.p.A. (Group Gaz De France - Suez) – 61, Via della Travicella, 00179, Roma, Italy

    Support to Engineering Team for technical aspects:


    Contribution in development of projects for energy upgrading of building, substantially increased revenue for the company obtaining state funding from GSE (Gestore Servizi Energetici)

    Follow up of subcontractors and reorganization of technical team by periodical meeting

    Site inspection of Thermal Installation on the Italian territory and reporting activity to the project manager for service improvement

    Identifying technical solutions for energy generation by system based on renewable energy,

    Organization and arrangement of training for technical staff


    Business or sector  Integrated energy services








    Course “System Thinking and Engineering Management”


    University College of London (UCL)




    Course “Space System”


    University College of London (UCL)



    Training “A through-life, integrated and concurrent approach to the design, integration and operational management of large and complex space infrastructures”


    La Sapienza University” of Rome and European Space Agency (ESA)–Ing. Marco Lisi

    System Engineering, "concurrent engineering", cost and operations engineering, Logistics Engineering referred to Galileo Project and “Moon Village”



    Training “VBA for Access”


    Cefora Institute, Wavre, Belgium

    Usage of object in Access (form, report, module, table, query, control)

    Usage of forms and control and project of sub-routines through specific objects (DoCmd, object ADO, etc.) and the Access’s library

    Error handling



    Training “Utilization of KPI’s – Key Performance Indicators”


    IFBD Institute for Business Development, Brussel, Belgium

    Measures of performance and management of process control. Identification objectives and development of Key Performance Indicators to monitoring of process control using the Balanced Scorecard. Methods and tools for Reporting Activity.



    Training “SAP-Forms Management”


    Cofathec SpA, Rome, Italy

    SAP Operating Office






     09/2009 – 02/2012

    (Academic Year 2010-2011)

    Electronic Engineer for Industry and Innovation (Power Electronics Engineering module)


     (Master’s Degree)

    University of Roma TRE,  Via Vito Volterra n. 62  00146 Roma, Italy

    Thesis Title: NPC three-level inverter for photovoltaic power generation.

    Thesis description: state of the 'art of laws for the retrofit of an inverter for photovoltaic applications and design of protective devices for electrical safety necessary in order to make the connection to public electricity distribution network.

    Exams of the field of Engineering Industry:  Industrial Thermal Engineering, power electronics, static power converters Project, Electromagnetic Instrumentation Industry, Laboratory of industrial electronics, electrical circuits and systems.


    09/2002 – 05/2007

    (Academic year 2005-2006)

    Electronic Engineer (Telecommunication Engineering module)



    University of Roma TRE,  Via Vito Volterra n. 62  00146 Roma, Italy

    Thesis Title: Evaluation of quality for a connection on Wireless Networks

    Description Thesis: State of the art quality of a link on wireless networks


    1996 - 2001

    High School Graduate


    Liceo Classico Pilo Albertelli Roma, Via Daniele Manin, 72, 00185, Roma, Italy

    Italian, Latin and Ancient Greek, Math , Physics, English, History, Earth Science







    Mother tongue(s)




    Other language(s)






    Spoken interaction

    Spoken production









    Course of language at “Emerald Cultural Institute of Dublin”, Dublin, Ireland

    Course of language at ““University of Birmingham”, Birmingham, England








     Private Course of French Language in Belgium


    Levels: A1/A2: Basic user - B1/B2: Independent user - C1/C2 Proficient user

    Common European Framework of Reference for Languages


    Communication skills

    strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well in teams and individually, excellent communication skills and problem solving. I am able to interact with people of different nationalities and cultures, thanks to the work performed at the cultural association and the courses of English followed abroad.


    Organisational / managerial skills

    I have excellent organizational skills acquired during work experience and volunteering capacity planning and organizing cultural events and training. I can organize the work on time and respecting its goals, setting priorities, and with a strong sense of responsibility, characteristics acquired by the different professional experiences listed above

    Knowledge of ITIL standard


    Job-related skills

    Ability to work under pressure



    Data Analysis

    Creative thinking

    Customer service


    Designing systems

    Problem solving

    Negotiating skills

    Decision making



    Digital competence


    Information processing


    Content creation


    Problem solving


    Proficient User

    Proficient User

    Proficient User

    Indipendent User

    Proficient User


    Levels: Basic user  - Independent user  -  Proficient user

    Digital competences - Self-assessment grid


    Replace with name of ICT-certificate(s)


    Good knowledge of microprocessor, including ARM and PIC

    Matlab and Simulink

    Windows and Linux

    Microsoft Office Suite in depth (Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and Visio).

    Good knowledge of C language, Basic level of Java, Oracle, SQL and VBA for Access.

    Few experience in SAP software

    Basic knowledge of MS Project


    Other skills

    I follow a theatre course in French language.

    My hobbies are swimming, jogging and trekking. I am passionate about Ancient and Renaissance art.


    Driving licence

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