Project Manager - Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd 2006 - present
Project Manager for the EarthCARE MSI Instrument covering all aspects of project management and sub-contract management of a large ESA programme. Includes managing a large group of multi-discilplined engineers, risk management, schedule and cost control, dealing with sub-contractors and external suppliers and interfacing with a demanding customer and prime.
Project Manager for the comprehensive suite of test equipment supplied to the Indian Satellite Research Organisation for calibration and characterisation of Star Trackers. Project Manager for the ATLID ALFA Front-End Unit Pre-Development Model. Product Assurance Manager for the James Webb Space Telescope Near Infrared Spectrograph (NIRSpec).
Quality Manager - Sira Technology Ltd 2003 - 2006
Quality Manager for all divisions - space instrumentation, test and calibration and technology. Involved in setting up, maintaining, and auditing all company procedures, and improving processes. Instrumental in obtaining ISO9001:2000 certification for the Biomedical Division.
Workshop Manager - Sira Technology Ltd 2003 - 2006
Workshop Manager for Space and Defence Division, covering all aspects of Health & Safety, Risk and COSHH assessments for a high-precision machine shop. This included planning for the delivery of complex mechanical items for the space industry and automatic glass inspection industry, liaising with suppliers and subcontractors and managing a team of highly skilled machine operators.
Resource Manager - Sira Technology Ltd 2003 - 2006
Resource Manager for Space and Defence Division, covering all aspects of Personnel Management, Health & Safety, Risk and COSHH assessments, DSE assessments and Project Management for a multi-disciplinary team of highly skilled engineers.
Project Manager - Sira Ltd, 1998-2003
Established computer-based resource planning and tracking for the Division. Performed budgeting and commercial functions for the Division in the temporary absence of a Finance Manager. Manufacturing, Assembly, Integration and Test Manager of high profile space programme, encouraging and motivating staff to work extra ordinary hours. Project Manager of Teledesic Acquisition Sensor breadboard for TRW. Project Controller and MAIV Manager of CHRIS, an imaging spectrometer payload for the ESA PROBA satellite