Why give me a job??

As an MSc graduate in Motorsports Engineering and Management and a graduate of Electronic Engineering I wish to develop my knowledge and skills towards a career in performance optimization and race engineering. I am a valuable team player with a very high level of drive and self-motivation as well as a creative project manager who works effectively under pressure, always willing to adapt to any situation in order to maximize results, achieve strict deadlines and exceed expectations.

Work experience:
Lanan Racing, Cranfield, UK – March 2012 – current
• System and performance engineer.
• Responsible for systems design and integration, both mechanical and electronic on various race cars such as F3, CN sports cars (Radical SR3, Ligier) and endurance GT (Supercharged Lotus Elise).
• Extensive use of data logging and analysis tools. Development of analytical methods for performance evaluation and assessment. Worked closely with the race engineer and drivers to improve performance and reliability in all areas of the car.
• Design and maintenance of bespoke Mil-Spec wiring harness.
• Trackside management of the electronic systems, software and fault finding.

Black Falcon Cars, Bucharest Romania – June to September 2011
• Ultima GTR 1400hp supercar: chassis redesign to fit a different engine and cope with the extra power available (more than double the original specified power).
• Data-logging system architecture design and sensor selection as well as fuel, engine cooling and electronic brake system optimization. Installation of electrical equipment, sensors and calibration provisions to the car.
• Drag racing prototype based on BMW M5 E34 car: partial design of chassis and turbo system as well as engine dyno calibration.
• Manage departmental budgetary requirements for the forthcoming season. Dealt directly with suppliers on the purchase negotiation of equipment and parts.

Master Tuner, Bucharest, Romania – June to September 2009 and 2010
• Dealing with advanced automotive electronics, installing and adjusting high performance turbo, supercharged and nitrous systems.
• Custom part design and optimisation, dynamometer testing/ engine mapping, injector characterization.
• Rally car preparation: responsible for the team’s rally and hill-climb car maintenance. Engine preparation and event logistics, as well as race engineering and extensive data analysis.
• Manage and solve electronic problems from race meetings and tests.

Fland Gruppe, Bucharest, Romania – September 2007 to April 2009
• Part of the technical team, dealing with highly sophisticated control and instrumentation equipment. Laboratory based work or on field calibration/repairs.
• Electrical and Electronics installations, data logging and analysis within the R&D department.

Other projects:
• Toyota MR2 race car: build and race within the 750 Motor Club’s MR2 Championship. Currently developing the car for the MSV Team Trophy Championship. Race engineer, driver and team founder. Responsible for car setup and performance development – carbon fibre air intake design, suspension redesign, brake system optimization, data logging system and sensor installation.
• Autonomous Robotics – Designing, manufacturing, programming and servicing robotic models for competitions: Robochallange – National Robotic Football in Romania and International Autonomous Hovercraft in Finland.
• RC model builder and racer, both on and off road.

Optimum G – Applied vehicle dynamics course, Jan 2013
MIA School of race engineering – Race Engineering Courses A & B, Dec 2012
EFI University – Engine management systems course, Torque Developments International, Nov 2012
MSc Motorsport Engineering & Management, Cranfield University, UK: Oct 2011 – Sept 2012
Modules studied include: Vehicle dynamics, Data acquisition, Composite structures, Power train design, Structural analysis, CFD, Aerodynamics, Business and Marketing.
Thesis: Study of a low cost composite body design for a lightweight sports car. Materials, processing and assembly

First Class BEng Electronic Engineering – Coventry University, UK: Oct 2009 – Jun 2011
‘Lister Prize’ and ‘Best Overall Student in the Department of Aerospace, Electrical and Electronic Engineering’ awards winner.
Thesis: Autonomous robotic units capable of intelligent communication and task completion through teamwork: simplified swarm concept study.
Modules studied include: Analogue and Digital electronics, Power electronics, Radio systems, programming (C++), Engineering Management.

BEng Electronic Engineering – 2 years out of 4 – Polytechnic University of Bucharest, Romania:
Oct 2007 – Jun 2009
Modules studied: Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Measurement systems and methods, Electro-mechanical design, Mechatronics, Sensors integration and Motor control, Software design, C++.

Key Skills:
• Software: AIM Suite, RaceTechnologyV8, Motec i2, PI Toolbox, Multisim Electronics Workbench, Proteus PCB Design, C++, Matlab/Simulink, Labview, CATIA V5, AVL Boost, Microsoft Office.
• Hardware: electro-mechanical system design, power electronics design, microcontroller – sensor interfacing, motor control, communication protocols.

Other qualities:
• Problem solving, excellent attention to detail, creativity, dedication.
• Capacity to work under minimum supervision, team work and leadership.
• Highly competitive (a personality built through team and individual sports).
• Fluent speaker of English and Romanian, beginner in French.
• Full UK driving and National B racing license.

Interests and leisure time activities:
• Design, manufacturing and optimization of high-end loudspeakers and audio systems.
• Thrilled traveller, experienced snowboarder, enthusiast skydiver and film passionate.

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