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Profile and Career Objective

Senior Engineer with 8 years of expertise of interior systems for Electric bus, Automotive and Mass transit. Led design of interior systems for an electric bus at Volvo bus. Successful integration of automatic connector for Renault Laguna 3. Led system integration for BART Fleet of the Future, new R179 subway cars for NYC and GO Transit new BiLevel Train at Bombardier Transportation.

Leader who perform very well within a fast-paced product development team with a track record of technical excellence. Experienced full cycle of design, manufacturing, build and test of vehicle from ground up. Some knowledge of ADAS including sensors, camera, LIDAR and RADAR.

Result oriented, bilingual French, recognized for excellent communication and presentation skills. Automotive passionate, looking to work as a Senior Engineer, within an innovative automotive or transportation company.

Portfolio

Work experience

Feb 2015Dec 2016

System Engineer Consultant

Volvo Bus

Leading North American provider of sustainable transit solutions

Product Development_ Interior/Exterior Department

  • State of the art 100% Electric Bus platform from the ground up, budget of CAD$60MM
  • Managed up to 2 designers, 1 engineer and 1 trainee engineer
  • Carried out vehicle packaging, worked with design studio to create new interior styling, maximized spatial efficiency, layout adding 5 more seats while giving 0.5” more legroom
  • Achieved 14% cost reduction for passenger seats, 9% cost reduction for interior finish and 2% weight reduction overall, while creating word-class interior experience for passengers
  • Full ownership for design, development, integration and testing of the following systems:
  • Composite structural floor with integrated heating pad and floor covering
  • Seat tracks, cantilever mounted passenger seats, ADA and CSA wheelchair restraint and passenger assists (stainless steel stanchions, wireless next stop buttons)
  • Interior finish (A pillar, side walls, modesty panels, window moldings, hard trims, wheel house covers)
  • Vision 360° camera, RADAR, exterior lights, stop displays, USB chargers, mirrors
  • Bumpers, base light and bulkhead up to preliminary design concept
  • Supported build of buck and 1 demo bus, to be unveiled at APTA Atlanta 2017
  • Vehicle testing at PMG Proving ground (water test, NVH test, track test, climate chamber test)
Mar 2014Apr 2014

Test Coordinator

Bombardier Transportation

*MultiLevel contract, Maryland Transit Administration (MTA):

  • Coordinated static and dynamic tests before train final acceptance (54 MARC IV coaches and cars)
  • Acted as principal point of contact between MTA and Bombardier with trips at customer facility
  • Followed up on technical issues for MTA, New Jersey Transit and Agence Métropolitaine de Transport
Dec 2011Mar 2014

Mechanical Design Engineer

Bombardier Transportation

*R179 NYCT contract, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), valued at US$599MM:

  • Led schedule of finishes to define all visible surfaces inside, outside the train and cab area
  • Defined the process which became a Bombardier’s standard

*Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) contract, valued at US$1.5B, acted as project engineer:

  • Challenged strategic passenger seat suppliers to provide technical recommendation before contract award
  • Worked with seat supplier, and industrial designers to develop existing seat to meet BART’s specification (APTA, modularity, comfort and aesthetic) and integrated them within the train
  • Liaised with seat supplier and prototype center to build soft and hard mock up, part of an extensive passenger outreach
  • Managed industrial designers to define all finishes inside, outside the train and cab area
  • Supported prototype center to build a full scale mock up of two-thirds of a train for public review

*BiLevel train contract, GoTransit, valued at CAD$200MM:

  • Acted as project engineer and challenged strategic passenger seat suppliers before contract award. Managed supplier to guarantee delivery within schedule and budget
  • Carried out successful business case, Make Vs Buy. Convinced GoTransit to adopt selected seats
  • Integrated floor heaters, stanchions, plywood floor and finished floor with Catia V5
Mar 2010Apr 2011

Founder, Strategy and Business Development

FRIENDLYWEEKEND.COM

Startup: Commission-based travel social network

*Built a team of 3 business partners (back end programmer, front end programmer and myself)

*Accomplished market research (identified gap in the market, market segmentation, analyzed competitors and reports from Mintel). Developed monetization and marketing strategy

*Carried out questionnaires and focus group, gathered a database of 1000+ users, created website wireframes and designed webpages in Photoshop CS3 *Competed for seed funding at 2010 NACUE Ventures Academy in Cambridge, UK

Apr 2007Mar 2010

Design Engineer

LPA Niphan Systems

Company listed on the London Stock Exchange

First tier supplier of electro mechanical systems for Transportation, Aerospace, Defense and Airports

*Assumed sole responsibility for the design of entire aircraft product range, with Catia V5, (cable carriers, power supply connectors, plugs and sockets, power supply harnesses, pins and tubes), business worth £1.3MM and accomplished railway projects worth £1.9MM. Supported junior engineer, drafter, bid, production and after sales service

*Managed and completed the following projects:

  • Crocodile cable carrier for the Airbus A380, used at European airports, adapted existing product
  • Aircraft power supply connector, for airports in Europe and Asia, from design to product launch
  • Shore supply receptacle, part of Victoria Line Upgrade and Sub-Surface Lines projects, for London Underground (Bombardier Transportation UK), from design to product delivery
  • Junction box for Rhaetian Railway train, in Switzerland (UNESCO World Heritage Site), from concept to product delivery

*Implemented process improvement:

  • Set up a library for common CAD components which reduced feasibility design cycle by 20%
  • Implemented electronic change sheet which cut the time of engineering change by 70%
Mar 2004Aug 2004

CAD Engineer

Compagnie Deutsch Orléans

Deutsch Group with over 3.500 employees worldwide

Designer, manufacturer and 1st tier supplier of connectors and relays for the automotive industry

*Undertook FEA tests with Cosmos Works on plastic connectors for seats, used on the Renault Laguna 3, to simulate loadings sustained during assembly, packaging and transport

*Updated GA and drawings of jumper coil cables, with Solid Works, released them using Audros and created assembly instructions. Products used on Volvo trucks

Education

Sep 2005Sep 2006

M.S in Automotive Engineering

Coventry University

Master's degree awarded with Merit

Dissertation: “SAE Formula student car_path follower model” using MSC.ADAMS/View, awarded Distinction (70%)

*Modules included: Power Train, Vehicle Dynamics Handling and Simulation, Component Durability Testing and Simulation, Safety Structures and Impact and FEA

Helped the 2006 SAE formula student team

http://www.covuniracing.co.uk/news.php

Sep 2004Jul 2005

B.Eng in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

Coventry University

Bachelor's degree awarded with Honours

Final year project: “Tether Car Design” using Catia V5R13 awarded Merit (62%)

*Modules included: Chassis Engineering, Automotives Engine and Transmissions, Group Design Project, FEA, Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and Integrated CAD/CAM

Apr 2004Sep 2002

Diplôme universitaire de technologie

IUT Orléans

French Degree with 2 Years of University

*Modules included: Automotive technologies, Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics, Mechanical Design, CAD/CAM, CNC Machining, Material Sciences and Mathematics

Member of racing team during the 2004 Eco Shell-marathon

http://www.shell.com/home/content/ecomarathon/

Skills

Electric bus
Train
Subway
Metro car
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems
Reliability Availability Maintainability Safety
Enterprise Resource Planning
Product Data Management
Project Management
Product Lifecycle Management
Product Launch
Failure Mode Effects Analysi
Material selection
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing
Planning
Testing
Strategic sourcing
Design Engineering
Project Coordination
Management
FEA
SAP
BOM
GD&T
RAMS
3DCom
Microsoft offices
PLM: Mapics, Dataspace and PDM+
ANSYS
MSC.ADAMS/View 2005
Dissertation: “SAE Formula student car_path follower model” using MSC.ADAMS/View, awarded Distinction (70%)   Modelled a complete formula student car (space-frame chassis, double wishbones with a push rod and bell crank mechanism, steering system, anti-roll bar), as a linkages model   Created a copy of a real 3D track, using GPS data   Equipped with Fiala tyre models (tyre data from Goodyear) and a PID controller the car follows a predetermined path      
Catia V5R19
Achieved professional certification

Certifications

Sep 2008Present

Catia V5 Certificate

Dassault Systèmes
Oct 2012Present

GD&T

Exact
Apr 2012Present

Design of Structures with Aluminum

Reseeaux des Ingénieurs du Québec
Nov 2013Present

Wet Paint Application & Process

DuPont Coating Solution