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     Date Submitted:13-11-2006
     Last Modified:04-02-2018 (07:11)
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     Current job:Senior Aerospace Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services, Space Tourism
     KeywordsSenior Aerospace Engineer skilled in Project coordination / Performance & Operations / Flight Test / Experimentation / Integration / Certification / Research & Innovation

    Senior Aerospace Engineer skilled in Project coordination / Performance & Operations / Flight Test / Experimentation / Integration / Certification / Research & Innovation

    Professional Member of the world’s most prestigious technical Aeronautical Organizations (AIAA, RAeS, SFTE)



    ■  Availability: 2 weeks, worldwide

    ■  Marital status: married

    ■  Domicile: Berlin (D)

    ■  Nationality: Italian



    Master of Science (MScEng) degree in AEROSPACE ENGINEERING

    Polytechnic Institute of Turin (ITA) – specialization: FLIGHT MECHANICS



    05/17 – today:            Performance & Operations Engineer at Rolls-Royce (contractor) for aeronautics jet engines, Berlin


    Definition, planning and analysis of engine tests for test bed, flight test, production and in service engines.

    Interface between performance department teams and internal/external customers with regards to production and in service engines.

    Support of the aircraft certification process with regards to engine performance.



    Reduced effort and costs for lease engine returns (no G/R, for example), saving the Company $600k annually.

    Reduced effort and costs for pass-off tests (no installation of the additional T30 probe), saving the Company $40k annually.

    Aligned procedures / requirements between engine types.


    07/13 – 10/16:            Senior Instrumentation Project Engineer at Rolls-Royce for aeronautics jet engines, Berlin


    Led project and coordinated teams of designers across different Countries.

    Managed and delivered Instrumentation requirements for each Development engine (PLM, PDM).

    Established and implemented uniform processes across PC’s, subcontractors and third parties ensuring adherence to the Quality Management System (QMS).

    Supported Technical and Validation functions to deliver their accountabilities.



    Led a team of 22 designers on 3 sites (DE, GB).

    Delivered all the instrumentation for all the Development Engines (6x).


    01/12 – 07/13:            Spacecraft Controller at European Space Agency for satellites missions, Darmstadt (DE)


    Prime responsible for data regarding satellites missions (GOCE and Cryosat-2).

    Implemented operational procedures for routine and contingency situations.


    05/07 – 01/12:            Instrumentation Coordination Manager (Flight-Test Instrumentation – FTI) at Europrop International for turboprop engine of Airbus A400M, Barcelona


    Coordinated all Europrop Consortium Companies through seven facilities in six Countries.

    Defined and managed engine instrumentation processes (resources & activities) for test programmes and ensured adherence to the QMS.

    Delivered engine Instrumentation requirements on time and within the budget.

    Provided instrumentation strategy across PC’s, subcontractors and third parties.



    Delivered all the instrumentation for all the Development Engines (24x).

    Author of the “Instrumentation Coordination Procedure”, adopted by all Europrop Companies and certified by EASA (European Aviation Safety Agency).

    Military and Civil Certification of the TP400-D6.

    TP400-D6 engine test activities.


    06/03 – 05/07:            Flight-Test Engineer (Handling Qualities, Performance & Avionics – Aeromechanics) at Leonardo Aerospace for C-27J Spartan aircraft, Turin (Italy).


    Attended test procedures and data analysis of flight-test, to achieve aircraft Certification.

    Issued Certification Reports in accordance with International Regulations (CS-23, CS-25).

    Tests related to systems certification for Eurofighter, Tornado and UAV Sky-X.



    Military transport role C-27J Spartan (≈ 150 test flights).

    Multinational combat aircraft Eurofighter and Tornado (≈ 30 test flights).

    Unmanned aircraft UAV Sky-X (≈ 10 test flights).



    2017: •

    Lifetime Professional Member of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA)

    Lifetime Professional Member of the Society of Flight Test Engineers (SFTE)

    Professional Member (MRAeS) of the Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS)

    A set of objections to the circular runway idea” – Published on "International Airport Review", the leading technical journal for the airport industry. Estimated 30,000 readers across the globe.

    Project Management

    Budget and Resource Management

    Lean / Value Stream / Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis (PFMEA) / Product Safety

    Supply Chain Risk Management

    EJ200 / TP400 / LiftSystem Engine Familiarisation

    2016: •

    Compliance Verification Engineer (CVE)

    Design Organisation Handbook (DOH) / Design Supplier Integration

    Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)


    2015: •

    Product Data Management (PDM)

    Auditing Techniques for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

    Certification as Independent External Expert for the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA)

    2014: •

    Quality Management / Export Control / Intellectual Property / Human Factors & Safety Management Sys

    Certification as Expert for Research and Innovation at European Commission

    2003: •

    Certification as Engineer (Italian state exam)



    Programme/Project Management, Systems integration, Instrumentation, Performance Operation, Certification, Flight safety, Aerospace propulsion, Turbomachinery, Compliance Verification, Auditing, Defence systems, Analysis and prevention of plane accidents, Automotive.




    ITALIAN: Mother tongue




    ENGLISH: Full professional proficiency


    CATALAN: Limited working proficiency


    SPANISH: Full professional proficiency


    GERMAN: Elementary proficiency



    Excellent knowledge of the following informatics elements:

    operation systems & software applications: Win, SCOS2000, Unix, MS Office Professional;

    technical softwares: Minitab, TeamCenter, SAP, PDM, PLM, Video Tracking Systems.



    2006/2007:  Attaché to Delegations, Athletes and U.S. VVIPs during Olympic Winter Games.

    2000/2002:  U.S.A. and Italian private pilot courses.



    My aim is to grow professionally in the aerospace field (Project coordination, Operations, systems integration, Flight Test, Certification).

    I am interested in applying my knowledge and acquiring new skills in Automotive, Energy, Turbomachinery.



    Dynamic team-oriented, calm and well organized, research-work oriented, work ethic, hard working, adaptable, good communication skills, flexibility, prone to a continuous professional growth and availability for worldwide transfers and business trips.



    Motorbike, soccer, travelling, swimming, music, aerospace magazines, geopolitics, history.

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