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Engineer Manager

Thornhill, Ontario, Canada
April 24, 2019

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Vivianne Abramovici

P. Eng.

Employment Objective:

A Stress Engineering position where the combination of my technical, project management, teamwork and leadership skills can be applied to bring value to the company


Quick learner, self-motivated, target focused, willing to go the extra mile to get the job done, good analytical skills, good communication and interpersonal skills.

Skilled in the following areas:

Stress Analysis using Finite Element modeling and hand calculations for both aerospace and nuclear industries

Evaluation, analysis and disposition of RNC’s

Project Management

Management of external subcontractors

Qualification test design and management for aerospace and nuclear industry

Design For Six Sigma, Green Belt certified

Experience using various tools, such as PATRAN, FEMAP, Pro-Engineer, Catia V5, ANSYS and NASTRAN

Dynamic Vibration Analysis

Composites and Non-conventional Material Analysis

Structural repair analysis and disposition

Behaviour of Structures at extreme temperatures

Experience with FAR /JAR /EASA 25 specifications

Feeders stress analysis


B.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology Haifa, Israel

Numerous professional development courses (see attached)

Professional memberships:

Member, Professional Engineers of Ontario




Work Experience:

Nov 2017 – March 2019 DECA Aviation

Senior Stress Engineer

Stress Analysis in support of FMX (Force Multiplier) modifications to the Dash-8-300 for PAL Aerospace, using NASTRAN/ FEMAP Finite Element models as well as hand calculations.

Jan 2011 – July 2017 Bombardier Aerospace Toronto Division (de Havilland)

Senior Stress Engineer

Technical liaison and support to subcontractors and partners

Mentoring and guidance of less experienced engineers on site and with a specific focus on bringing the off-shore partners up to speed on the Bombardier practices, regulations and tools.

Stress Analysis in support of modifications and improvements to the Dash-8-400 and Global 5000/6000 aircrafts, using NASTRAN/ PATRAN and Catia V5 Finite Element models as well as hand calculations.

Planning, supervising and documentation of environmental qualification and fatigue tests

Evaluation, analysis and disposition of RNC’s for Dash-8-400 and Global aircrafts.

August 2009- Jan 2011 RCM Technologies - Manager, Mechanical Analysis Group

Managing the Mechanical Analysis group and coordinating technical contributions to RCM’s projects from the other RCM departments

Project Manager for the majority of the company’s Nuclear Systems and Components engineering projects involving my Group as well as other disciplines. Coordinating with RCM’s Testing division and with regulatory authorities for registration purposes.

Leading Proposal preparation and coordinating across RCM’s two divisions and locations, conducted customer negotiations

Stress Engineering and registration of Nuclear Systems and Components.

Planed and managed Environmental Qualification Testing for nuclear industry.

June 2006 – April 2009 Mechachrome Aerospace – Senior Stress Engineer

Structural analysis of metal and composite components of under-wing fairing of Boeing 787 aircraft (hand calcs, FEM).

Performed composite components repairs analysis.

October 2005 – June 2006 AECL – Stress Engineer - Feeder Group

Stress Engineering for the Point Lepreau Candu reactor refurbishing (Ansys, hand calc, pipe analysis software)

Performed analysis of feeder system, reviewing remaining life expectancy for existing tubes prior to refurbishment

Performed the project engineering tasks for the Point Lepreau stress group

April 2002 – October 2005 Honeywell Mississauga – Stress Engineer

Project Stress Engineer for a major aircraft avionics development project

Performed Stress and Dynamic Analysis for Boeing and Airbus Avionics Enclosures (composite materials and metal), using ANSYS and Pro-Engineer Finite Element models as well as hand calculations

Defined, coordinated and supervised stress analysis performed by subcontractors

Test program Project Engineer, defining and coordinating the test program and analysing the results

Specified, designed and analysed test fixtures for static and dynamic testing

Defined and specified static and dynamic testing requirements for electronic control subsystems

Jan 2001 – Feb 2002 DECA Aviation - Stress Engineer

Stress Analysis for Global Express interiors; built and analyzed Finite Element models in NASTRAN for composite and metallic structures.

July ’94 - Jan 2001 Bombardier Aerospace Toronto Division - Stress Engineer

Performed Stress Analysis for the Certification of Dash-8 200 and 400 aircrafts

Integral part of the Design and Test Teams, working with Engineering on Concept development, as well as in defining the Test Requirements and supervising the tests

Provided support to Manufacturing, repairs analysis and disposition, testing

Worked with Materials, Design and Test Engineering to improve the manufacturability (and reduce the cost) of existing components, including conducting the required tests

Stress Analysis in support of modifications and improvements to the Dash-8 aircrafts

Sept ’91 - June ’94 Spar Aerospace - Stress Engineer

Stress Team Lead for the SPDM OTCM, the tool handling system of the robotic manipulator for Space Station Freedom. In charge of the structural analysis from design concept.

R&D on damage Tolerance in Composite Structures, NDT methods and Repair Procedures for Composite Structures. Conducted Comparative Study of NASTRAN Composite Material Stress Analysis accuracy with applications on the Radarsat Solar Arrays.

Linear and non-linear stress analysis for the Latching End Effector (LEE) on the main Canadian Space Station Project robot. Built and analyzed finite element models in PATRAN/NASTRAN, and performed stress analysis using hand calculations.

Dynamic Vibration Analysis (random vibration) for the LEE, defined the Fracture Control procedures for the LEE assembly, and performed the necessary fracture calculations using the NASA FLAGRO program.

1986 - 1991 Israeli Aircraft Industries, Aerospace & Missile Division - Stress Engineer

Stress analysis for Missile and Satellite structures through all stages of development. Performed finite element analysis of various structures using NASTRAN/ MSC software.

Specialized in Finite Element Analysis of structures working at extreme temperatures (missiles and satellites) and in the plastic deformation domain.

Worked with non-conventional and composite materials.

Responsible for the stress analysis for the Solar Array Panels for the Alexis satellite.

Performed as Structural Test Support Engineer for the various projects involved.

Courses : Aircraft Structural Analysis; Airframe Design and Repair; Catia V5;ProEngineer – Finite Element Design Software; MSC/NASTRAN Dynamic Analysis; Super-elements in NASTRAN; PATRAN3; Introduction to PATRAN Plus; Aircraft Structures Analysis; Ansys ver. 12.1 and Workbench - Finite Element Software; Nastran – Finite Element Software; Technical Reporting Course; Finite Elements Course; Damage Tolerance Seminary

Languages: English, French, German, Hebrew, Romanian

References: Available upon request

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