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CV, British Aerospace Engineer seeks career advancement

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Serial No: 38198

List top 5 skills: aerospace, aviation, business manager, finance, operation manager, programme manager, project manager
Short Bio:

Pragmatic, dynamic, delivery and results driven business manager, with unique mixture of engineering (aerospace/aviation), business, project management, and finance experience. This coupled with extensive experience in engineering and managing and directing business operation of excess 120M€. I am a people person, energetic self-starter, and with conflict resolution and negotiation skills. I speak fluently English, Arabic and as well as intermediate Spanish.

Current location: 

N1 6DS - View on map



Preferred Sector of Employment: 

Manufacturing and Operations, Marketing

Spoken languages: 

Arabic, english, spanish

Locations I am interested in working:

africa, Arabia, Saudi, Asia, Bahrain, Dubai, egypt, Eritrea, kuwait, Middle East, Morocco


Pragmatic, dynamic, delivery and results driven business manager, with unique mixture of experience in engineering, business, project management, and finance. This coupled with solid business academic (MBA), with solid understanding and knowledge of marketing, economic and finance. Eexcellent strategic thinking, analytical, research and problem solving skills, time management and with ability to research and analyse current and past trends of various market and industries and develop business strategy and forecast of market trend and outlook


Major Achievements

 Successfully estimated project forecast cost and resource at completion.

 Successfully controlled and managed internal/ external budget (budget spends vs target).

 Successfully managed and delivered small size project from initiation to closing stage of excess 500K€.

 Successfully managed, delivered and enabled subcontracting target/budget and contracts (SoW and CfT).

 Successfully managed and delivered the enablement of aircraft first flight clearance.

 Accurately identified and analysed A/C assembly line strength and weakness, and formulated clear strategy across A/C assembly line process, and directly responsible for achieving cost savings of 3.9€M.

 Successfully managed the integration and coordination of aircraft wing interfaces/frontiers, through negotiation and influencing stakeholder to reach agreement.

 Major Skills & Competencies

 Good understanding of marketing analysis process and framework and ability to apply to real life situations.

 Good knowledge of Economic, Financial and business analysis and forecasting

 Project financial and resource forecasting and management.

 Project/programme management

 Customer, stakeholders and suppliers management.

 Engineering experience (design, production and final line assembly).

 Conflict management and prioritisation allowing project progression and the creation of positive working relationships and communication channels.


JULY 2014 – Present A350 Business Manager Airbus Operations Ltd, UK

Main Responsibility

 Execute, direct and deploy business strategy and translate strategic goals and objectives into daily operational activities deliverables.

 Provide support and guidance to senior managers in achieving their business objectives.

 Manage and deliver project annual financial forecast (cost at completion).

 Monitor and control budget spending against target and project KPI.

 Plan and manage internal/external resource capacity.

 Forecast subcontracting target and enablement of suppliers and subcontracting packages.

 Manage, monitor and control internal and external deliverable, cost and performance.

 Monitored and controlled project critical path and performance through EVM.

 Build and sustain excellent relationship with internal/external team, stakeholders, customers and suppliers

 Presented/reported monthly, quarterly and EoY business operation performance reviews to senior management.

DEC 2013 – JULY 2014 A380 Project Engineer Airbus Operations Ltd, UK

Main Responsibility:

 Coordinate cost/ benefit of aircraft wing weight optimization for new product development.

 Coordinate engineering potential recurring cost optimisation projects.

 Coordinate and manage in service product improvement.

MAY 2012 – DEC 2013 A400M Project Enablement Manager Airbus Operations Ltd (Project, UK

Main Responsibility:

 Manage and coordinate aircraft wing readiness for first flight clearance and entry into service.

 Manage weekly engineering operational review.

 Coordinate airworthiness and Customer Queries in effective and timely manner.

 Present and obtained first flight clearance and entry into service from senior management.

MAY 2007 – MAY 2012 A400M Design Engineer & Customer Focal Point Airbus Operations Ltd – Spain

Main Responsibility:

 Manage/ act as customer focal point for 2 final assembly line STN (wing join up & pylon, system inst)

 Lead, manage and motivate multi-national and discipline team.

 Manage and deliver projects from initiation to closing stage.

 Agree and deliver operation deliverables to enable of achieving programme milestones.

 Coordinate operation priority and ensure of achieving deliverables deadline.


APR 2004 – MAY 2007 A400M Design Engineer & Operation Support Airbus Operations Ltd, UK

Main Responsibility:

 Manage wing frontier join up frontier, and provided design analysis & justification report for engineering teams & enabling the completion of technical drawings.

 Provide design support to A400M production and manufacturing stages.

 Act as design focal point and provide design support to production and manufacturing in build stage.


JUL 2001 – APR 2004 A380 Design Engineer Airbus Operations Ltd – UK

Main Responsibility:

 Manage and coordinate wing interface and frontiers agreement.

 Deliver design drawings and technical reports.

 Deliver and agreed project milestones expected & forecast deliverables dates, and obtains agreement from stakeholders.

 Organize and manage interface and frontiers reviews at both nationally and internationally.

SEP 2000 – JUN 2001 Financial Controller & Reporting Management Winton Capital

Main Responsibility

 Produce and report closing day financial trading.

 Produce and report monthly P/L statement.

 Ad hoc financial reporting

JUL 1998 – JUL 1999 Project Assistant – Powerplant Engineering ( Propulsion Group) British Airways

Main Responsibility

 Develop engine removal plan for BA single aisle fleet (CFM56-3 & -5).

 Monitor in service engines health and performance.

 Support supplier technical review for overhaul engine acceptance.


2009 – 2012 Masters In Business Administration (MBA) Bradford University School of Management

1996 – 2000 BEng Degree in Aerospace Engineering Kingston University, London


 Successfully completed Airbus Marketing Sales & Commercial training

 Successfully completed Airbus Finance training (capital market, CapEx, and engineering costing)

 Successfully completed Airbus Fundamental Project Management Training

 Successfully completed Airbus Project Management Leader Training.

 Successfully completed Airbus leadership training

 Successfully completed subcontractor management training

 Successfully completed Aerospace Composite Design Training

 Successfully completed Assertiveness & Managing Conflict Training

 Successfully completed Airbus Code ethics and compliance training

 Successfully completed Airbus Manufacturing Lean Training Fully conversant with Microsoft Office Applications, including Word, Excel, Power Point and MS project

 Good level user of CATIA V5 Software

 MOD (UK Ministry of Defence) Basic Security Clearance


Languages: Fluent in English, Arabic and Tigre (mother tongue), as well intermediate Spanish

Interests: Current Affairs, politics, finance & economics, film, music, football and travelling

References: Available on request