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     Date Submitted:07-10-2011
     Last Modified:29-06-2017 (07:32)
    Job information
     Current job:Life Science Project Manager IPMA certified
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsProject Management, Biology, Life Science, Microgravity, ISS, Hypergravity, Biosafety,

    MARITAL STATUS:                     Married

    CURRENT POSITION:                 Project Manager

    COMPANY:                                    Thales Alenia Space Italy S.p.A.

    PLACE OF WORK :                      Gorgonzola (MI)

    HIRE DATE:                                   2001 (from 2000 to 2001 working with a study grant)                                  

    EDUCATION:                                Degree in Agricultural Science -Biology- at University of Milan (Italy) 

    LANGUAGES:                                Fluent written and spoken English

                                                         Good written and spoken French

    INFORMATICS SKILLS:             Microsoft Windows , Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint

                                                     Internet: all main browsers browser, Outlook express

                                                     SAP, OASIS, QDV (Quick DeVis) Advanced Estimating Tool


    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE                            


    Project Manager  for planning and costs control of ICU-I and ICU-S Equipment in the framework of the European Space Agency (ESA) MeteoSat Third Generation Program.

    Definition of the project’s goals and objective; elaborate and maintain project budget and schedules, analyze on going progress reports and the work schedules; recommendation to optimize the process. 
    Manage the contingency and support the Program Manager for the program contingency.
    Contribute to the coordination of the Estimate To Completion (ETC) Campaign, including actuals analysis, commitment, stocks and proactive in any corrective action plan proposals.
    Manage the financial/contractual risks and opportunities.
    Elaborate the Monthly Program Review(MPR).

    Organize and conduct required internal and external reviews

    Industrial Milestone Plan (EIM) updating

    Export Control Plan Preparation

    Elaboration of the outlook on the quarterly basis and collaboration to monthly year budget and yearly budget.


    Project Leader of the Digital & Science Products Department. The following main responsibilities have been covered in this time-frame:


    ExoMars CTPU Unit: Planetary Protection Engineer (PPE) responsible for Planetary Protection and Cleanliness and Contamination Control technical issues as well as for planning and cost control versus Thales Alenia Space Italy (Turin plant)

    ExoMars RDA/RME Unit: Planetary Protection Engineer (PPE) responsible for Planetary Protection and Cleanliness and Contamination Control technical issues versus Thales Alenia Space Italy (Rome plant)

    ExoMars NCMM Unit: Planetary Protection Engineer (PPE) responsible for Planetary Protection and Cleanliness and Contamination Control technical issues versus RUAG Bremen



    Project Leader of the Microgravity Product Line which was aimed at designing and developing facilities and subsystems needed to support the execution of microgravity experiments on board the International Space Station and FOTON/BION capsules. The following main responsibilities have been covered in this time-frame:

    Member of the Industrial Team responsible for the design and development of Mice Drawer System (MDS), an Italian Space Agency (ASI) funded facility able to support scientific investigations on board the International Space Station ( ISS). Main tasks during the MDS program were:

    Translation of scientific requirements defined by the Principal Investigator (PI) into engineering requirements for the development of the facility.

    Responsible for the definition of “Biosafety protocols and procedures” to be submitted to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). This responsibility implied the management of technical issues as well as planning and cost control

    Interface between NASA and the P.I. for standard procedures identification and scientific protocol drawing up and submission.

    Responsible for pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight scientific operations definition and drawing up.

    Responsible for the crew training for nominal and contingency MDS operations at JSC crew training facility (October 2008).

    Mice Drawer System launch operations test campaign and preparation with STS 128 at Kennedy Space Centre  - Cape Canaveral USA – from August 3rd to September 3rd, 2009

    Mice Drawer System landing operations test campaign and preparation with STS 129 at Kennedy Space Centre - Cape Canaveral USA –from November 22nd to December 5th , 2009

    During the MDS in-flight operations, support to the P.I. science team from the Payload Support Centre (PSC) based in the Milan plant for all the nominal and contingency activities performed by the astronauts.

    Project leader of TSP (Tissue Sharing Program), funded by ASI which involved several Principal Investigators from ASI, ESA, NASA and JAXA. Aim of this program was to exploit as much as possible scientific information acquired during the MDS flight and to manage the collection and the shipment of samples to the relevant Research Institutes located worldwide.   

    Member of the Industrial Team responsible for the Phase A/B of Mice In Space (MIS), a European Space Agency (ESA) funded facility able to support scientific investigations on board the Russian BION spacecraft. Main tasks during the MIS program were:

    Responsible for interfaces between the international Facility Science Team, the Russian Institute for Bio Medical Problems (IBMP) and the Industrial Team for the definition and analyses of scientific requirements and operations related to pre-flight, flight and post-landing activities.

    Participation to MIS technical meeting held at ESA and at Moscow

    Support to the design and development of the MIS Modular Science Reference Module (MSRM) able to support representative on-ground testing

    Co-ordination and support to the Leuven University for the execution of several test sessions using the Modular Science Reference Module (MSRM)

    Member of the Industrial Team responsible for the design and development of the Nematode Experiment Hardware, a European Space Agency (ESA) founded program aimed at developing a bioreactor able to sustain the growth of four subsequent generations of micro-organisms on board the International Space Station (ISS). Main tasks during the Nematode program were:

    Translation of scientific requirements defined by the Principal Investigator into engineering requirements for the development of the equipment

    Definition of the scientific protocol and of pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight scientific operations 

    Both the above responsibilities implied the management of technical issues as well as planning and cost control

    Project leader of Multiwell-AC  Experiment Hardware able to perform bio-dosimetry of cosmic radiation using cell cultures. This project was part of the program From MOlecule to MAn (MOMA) funded by Italian Space Agency (ASI). The Multiwell-AC has been designed in order to be integrated in the Biolab facility of the Columbus European Module.

    This responsibility implied the management of technical issues as well as  planning and cost control



    Working both in a team and in autonomy

    Manage multiple projects, respecting the execution time prescribed

    Process the results and actively participate in discussions on the topic

    View project priorities and implement creative strategies to solve practical goals

    Deliver results with optimism



    Milan, 2004 - Project Management training course funded by Regione Lombardia

    Turin, 2008 - Crossing Path  (Thales University)

    Rome, 2009 - Speaking with impact (Thales University)

    Rome, 2010 - Passport System Engineering (Thales University)

    Rome, 2011 - Root causes and recovery actions (Thales University)

    Nordwijk (NL), 2013 - Planetary Protection Course (ESA/ESTEC)



    Rome, 2015 - Passport To Bid & Program Management (Thales University)

    Milan, 2015 - CAM e MWPM: Ruoli, metodi e strumenti per una efficace gestione delle commesse (CORVALLIS S.p.A.)

    Rome, 2017 – Project Risk Management (Thales University)



    International Program Management Association - IPMA ® – Certified Project Manager



    From 2008 ambulance technician at Croce d’Oro Milano ONLUS

    From December 2015 ANPAS certified emergency urgency ambulance driver

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