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     Date Submitted:04-09-2016
     Last Modified:11-06-2017 (10:21)
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     Current job:Mechanical Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsStress and Design Engineer




    Aeronautical engineer with four years of international experience specialised in mechanical design and stress analysis. Broad background in engineering fundamentals from concept to development, providing design modifications and solutions based on hand calculations/FEA studies and empirical validation techniques.




    Mechanical design

    Finite element analysis


    Prototyping & testing

    CFD analysis

    Dimensional control


    Clean room


    Professional experience



    Airbus Defence and Space - ALTEN subcontractor

    (Present in dozens of countries on six continents, is a leading defense & space with over 40000 employees worldwide)



    05/2015-01/2016; 07/2016-Present, Stevenage, United Kingdom


    Mechanical Engineer: joined Antenna Office with responsibility for conception, development, final design and assembly management of 3D thermal insulation and metallic structures.

    -Mechanical design of thermal blankets and installation/manufacturing drawings for external antennas support, main thruster and other components involved in the service module area using sheet metal procedures (Catia V5-Generative Sheet Metal Design).

    -Metallic structures, test panels design, inserts generation and manufacturing drawings for ExoMars Bruno rover and Metop SG (Catia V6/3D Experience).

    -3D design and manufacturing/installation drawings for thermal components such as external solar mirrors and electrical connectors in accordance with Airbus Defence and Space procedures.

    -BOM generation and Sprint update.



    02/2016-06/2016, Portsmouth, United Kingdom


    Mechanical Engineer: Part of the Mechanical Design Office responsible for satellite payload accommodation.

    -Equipment, cables and coaxs models developed together with installation drawings and DMU/BOM checks for the test equipment inside the satellite payload in accordance with Airbus Defence and Space procedures.




    Active Space Technologies

    (Headquartered in Portugal with operating locations in Portugal, Netherlands and Germany with quick expansion in space industry)



    05/2013- 04/2015, Coimbra, Portugal


    Aerospace Mechanical Engineer: Part of five skilled engineers with fully responsibility for the design, development and structural analysis of mass thermal dummies and ground equipments for Solar Orbiter and Sentinel 4 satellites.

    -Metallic components designed in accordance with the structural, thermal and cleanness requirements (Catia V5, Solid Edge ST5 and CNC design procedures).

    -Static and dynamic finite element analysis developed (static, normal modes and frequency response) as well as bolt joint studies and report generation (Nastran-Patran and HyperMesh).

    -Created manufacturing/installation drawings, dimensional control (Faro) and documentation according to ECSS.

    -System engineering, researching and proposal generation developed successfully. Directly worked with partners (Airbus Defence and Space, Martifer Solar and Faculty of Science of Lisbon University) and actively participating in follow up progress meetings.



    Education and training



    02/2017- Present


    Master's in Theoretical & Practical Application of Finite Element Method and CAE Simulation
    UNED, Madrid (Spain)





    Master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Specialty: Propulsion
    Master’s thesis: Three-dimensional study of a mixed compression supersonic diffuser with Ansys Fluent (9.5/10).

    Polytechnic University of Valencia, Valencia (Spain)





    Bachelor’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering. Specialty: Aero-Engines

    University of León, León (Spain)






    Diploma in FEA with Nastran/Patran

    University of Aveiro & Active Space Technologies, Coimbra/Aveiro (Portugal)



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    Experience working within multinational teams, with different work ethics and background. Team skills both as team player and as leader of small teams. Attention to detail and ability to handle pressure. Energy, dynamism, enthusiasm and initiative.





    Mother tongue









            Computer skills

    Advanced knowledge of Catia V5 R21/Catia V6 (Part Design, Assembly Design, Drafting, Generative Shape Design, Generative Sheet Metal Design, Analysis & Simulation and macros generation) and Solid Edge ST5 (ISO Assembly and ISO Draft). Advanced knowledge of Nastran/Patran and Microsoft Office (Macros).
    Competent user of Visual Basic, VPM/3DCOM, 3D Experience, Sprint, Matlab, Mathematica, Fluent, Gambit, Abaqus, HyperMesh, Photoshop.




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