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Engineer Electrical Engineering

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain
October 24, 2018

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Javier Gavilanes

Address: ** ***** ** ****, ** A, Madrid, Spain

Phone mobile: +346********

Australia NSW Forklift license 2015-2020

Australia QLD Driving licence 2018-2019


Key Skills

- Extensive experience in both radiofrequency and electronic equipment design and test (9+ years)

- Very strong writing skills of technical documentation, electrical diagrams and plans

- Strong interpersonal skills and client facing

- Strong research skills

- Forklift Australian licence 2015

Career History

System Engineer, Performance Drivers Nov 2017 – Jun 2018

Performance Drivers Sydney, Australia.

The specialised management consultants provide business consulting services to assist organisations achieve rapid and tangible performance and productivity improvements. Their core capability comprises a strong network of very experienced business professionals "Grey Haired Gurus"™ including subject matter experts, project management contractors, consultants, and interim executives who have excelled in their chosen disciplines and possess significant and deep experience across a broad range of industries..

Key Responsibilities:

Working for Tyco for Capital Metro Canberra project signalling and communication project assisting in different tasks relating with deployment of different subsystems:

. Producing, updating and adding technical information for Meridian V1.2 related with all systems, subsystems and work packages in relation with their specific requirements to be fulfilled according with their specific procedures.

. Using Trace Cloud database software tool for updating, reviewing and tracing all requirement according with their functionality and system.

. Producing documentation related with DIR (Deployed Item Register), updating all equipment and material used during the deployment of all different subsystems in all stops for Capital Metro project.

. Updating cable schedule for both external and internal cables and wires connecting between racks, subsystems and equipment in all Stops for Capital Metro Project.

Senior System Engineer, MCS Digital May 2017 – Jul 2017

MCS Digital Melbourne, Australia.

MCS Digital has specialized in the design, delivery and support of mission critical radio communications equipment and systems including 24/7 Managed Services. Our experience extends across a wide range of industry sectors including essential services, transport, oil & gas, petroleum, mining, public safety, emergency services, security and public events, with expertise in high risk and hazardous environments.

Key Responsibilities:

. Supporting technical documentation and managing other information for an important project with Sydney Train in Australia.

Key Projects:

. Assessing and updating information regarding Meridian 1.1 into Trace Cloud system database (Capital Metro project Canberra)

. Adding key information for subsystem for all Stops facilities into DIR (Deployed Item Register) database.

. Updating cabling and wiring details for subsystems in all Stops into cable schedule database for Capital Metro project.

Lead Hardware Engineer, Digi International Nov 2015 – March 2016

Digi International Logrono, Spain.

As wireless data technologies evolved, we invented right along with it, expanding our product lines with RF modules, gateways, and cellular routers to build critical communications infrastructures, plus embedded wireless system on module (SoM) and single-board computer (SBC) offerings for makers of next generation connected products. See

Key Responsibilities:

. Leading the engineering process to develop and stablish the DVT (Design Verification Test) certification for RF circuits for multipurpose embedded board Connect Core i.MX6UL which includes WLAN and Bluetooth supporting, according with IEEE standards 802.11/a b g n ac and 802.15.1.

Research Assistant, Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications School, University of New South Wales (UNSW) Jun 2012 – May 2014

University of NSW Sydney, Australia.

The University of New South Wales has one of the strongest and most reputable School of Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications both nationally and internationally. See

Key Responsibilities:

. Researching and designing the electronic board PC104 with the Namuru receiver for the project QB50 for the Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications School of the University of New South Wales.

. Researching microsatellites type Cubesat best set up for the program of Masters in Satellites Systems developed by the Electrical Engineering and Telecommunications School of the University of NSW.


. The antenna switching design that I developed for the QB50 daughter board is currently used for the prototype of the Namuru receiver.

. I wrote the Cubesat report used to find and put in contact with space electronic components supplier

Project Consultant – Altran at RAMS (Reliability, Availability, Maintainability and Safety) department.

Feb 2008 – May 2011

Altran Technologies Madrid, Spain.

Altran Technologies is a global leader in innovation and high-tech engineering consulting. Has been provinding services for about 30 years to key players in the Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Railway, Healthcare and Telecoms sectors. See

Key Responsibilities:

. Safety engineer, assessing PHA, PSSA documentation, performing FTA, FMEA, SWAL, Sensitivity analysis.

. Designing non-functional test procedures (environmental tests) of electrical and mechanical equipment.

. Technical support developing technical documentation, electrical and schematic plans.

. Assist scoping and writing technical proposals for new project offers.

. Dealing with clients and personnel related with the project.


. Achieved a reliably battery of non-functional test useful for WESTRACE/MARK II environmental trials purposes.

Key Projects:

. Assessing SAM documentation for BOOM SubSystem (Airbus A330 in-flight Air Refuelling System) for EADS/CASA (Madrid, Spain 2008)

. Studying and developing the non-functional battery test for the interlocking electronic card WESTRACE/MK II according to the UNE railway European normative for DIMETRONIC (Madrid, Spain 2009).

. Researching and developing all technical documentation, electrical plans, interfaces plans and material and wire list of COMSSIC project for the Spanish navy ships for Indra Systems (Madrid, Spain 2009-2011).

. Researching and developing of all technical documentation, electrical plans, interfaces plans and material and wire list of the SECOMSAT project for the Spanish navy ships radars for Indra Systems (Madrid, Spain 2010-2011).

Engineer TTC Subsystems – TTC (Telecommand, Tracking and Control) Department, Thales Alenia Space (Former Alcatel Space) Madrid Jul 2000 – Feb 2006

European leader in satellite systems and a major player in orbital infrastructures, Thales Alenia Space is a joint venture between Thales (67%) and Finmeccanica (33%). Thales Alenia Space and Telespazio embody the two groups’ “Space Alliance”. Thales Alenia Space sets the global standard in solutions for space telecoms, radar and optical Earth observation, defense and security, navigation and science. See

Key Responsibilities:

. Achieved conceptual parameters, design specification with electronic software simulator.

. Technical support for commercial department, giving technical analysis for future satellite projects.

. Designing EQM boards (testing purpose card) welding and fixing electronic components.

. Testing and calibrating electronic cards with measuring equipment (polymeters, spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes, power meter) and temperature chambers, vacuum chambers and EMC probes.

. Write technical documentation, electric plans, components listing and user manual for the clients and laboratory personnel.

. Giving technical support all laboratory personnel during the release tests campaign of the FM equipment (Flight model).

. Dealing with clients and personnel from others departments in order to reach the schedule programmed in the dead line.


. Improved CAG and SPE Analogue Telemetries on the Demodulator board for the VHF Receiver on the MTSAT 1 satellites models

. Tuned PLL circuitry (Phase Locked Loop) on the Modulator board for the VHF Transmitter on the MTSAT II satellites models

. Increased signal level threshold and improved frequency accuracy range on Demodulator board in order to achieve top edge specifications according with client needs.

Key Projects:

. Designing and developing two FM Receptors electronic equipments in the VHF band for the project MTSAT to the Japan Meteorological Agency (Madrid, Spain 2000-2002).

. Designing and testing the back panel board for LEOSTAR transponder equipment. (Madrid, Spain 2001).

. Designing and developing two FM Transmitters electronic equipment in the VHF band for the project MTSAT II to the Japan Meteorological Agency (Madrid, Spain 2003-2004).

. Designing and developing five FM transponders equipment in X-Band for Herschel - Planck project for the ESA (European Space Agency) (Madrid, Spain 2004-2006).

. Studying and developing conceptual design of the FM down-converter electronic equipment for COMS project for South Korean Aerospace and Research Institute (KARI) (Madrid, Spain 2006).

Scholarship at TTC Subsystems – TTC (Telecommand, Tracking and Control) DepartmentThales Alenia Space (Former Alcatel Space) Madrid. Feb 2000 – Jul 2000

. Giving technical support to main projects

. Testing EQM equipments in laboratories

. Writing technical documentation

. Simulating with specific software tools signals and complex electrical systems.


PhD in Telecommunications systems and technologies

ETSI Telecommunications – Madrid, Spain.


Advanced Diploma IT

Kent Institute – Sydney, Australia

Feb 2015 – Sept 2015

Diploma in IT

Australasia Academies – Sydney, Australia

Jan 2013 – Nov 2014

Diploma in Business

The Eagle Academy– Gold Coast, Australia

Feb 2016 – March 2019

Postgraduate in satellite communications "Specialist in satellite communications"

EUI Telecommunications University – Madrid, Spain.

Nov 2005.

Telecommunications Engineering “Radiofrequency specialist”

ETSI Telecommunications - Madrid, Spain.

Dec 2000.

Computer and other Skills

Electrical design software: LIBRA circuit simulation, PCSPICE, ADS, AWR, EAGLEWARE, MENTOR graphics. Expert level.

Electronic equipment management: Oscilloscopes, frequency, spectrum analysers, network analysers, bolometers, polymeters, phase noise meters, from brands such as: Agilent, HP, Texas Instruments. Expert level.

Operative systems: Windows 7, XP, ME, 98, 95, NT, 3.11. User level.

LAN / WAN network administrator: Configuring Cisco switches and Routers, LAN/WAN networks. Basic level.

Computer languages: Jira, Confluence, Html, Macromedia Dreamweaver, C++, J #, Visual Basic.NET, Mat Lab, Php, SQL, VMware

Computer Graphic and video Design: AutoCAD 2015, 3D Studio Max 2016, Paint Shop Pro and Adobe Premiere Pro CS6, Camtasia Studio 8, Microstation. User level

Microsoft Office: Excel, Microsoft Word, Power Point, Access. Expert level.

Language Skills

Spanish: Native

English: IELTS general overall: 6.0; Ability academy: Advance level

German: Basic knowledge.

Personal Preferences

Hobbies: Travelling, cinema, internet, fixing computers, reading.

Sports: Swimming, tennis.


Ernesto Lopez Cuaresma - RF Subsystems Engineering Manager at Thales Alenia Space. Madrid. Spain. +34 9 1807 7854,

Sebastian Cobo de la Morena - Technical Publication Manager at Indra Systems.s.a. Madrid. Spain. +34 9 1627 3110,

Andrew Dempster – Director at Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research (ACSER). Sydney. Australia. +61 2 9385 6890,

Elias Aboutanios - Senior Lecturer; Signal Processing at School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications in UNSW. Sydney. Australia. +61 2 9385 5010,

Andrew Smith - Project Delivery Manager at Tyco Integrated Security. Sydney. Australia. +61 2 8718 2031,

Richard Blow – Managing Director at Performance Drivers. Sydney,]. Australia. +61 2 9683 6200,

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