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Julio Cesar D., BMecEng,
Senior Mechanical Engineer
– Project Manager
Work permitted for Australia
Career Summary &
I have been managing
technical projects and leading multi disciplinary teams since .
Along of my career I successfully carried out numerous engineering projects
in Instrumentation, NVH and dynamic analysis,
and had the opportunity to develop activities in different countries
and companies. My aspiration is to work
in Innovation Project Management for a growing company, where I can
addup my skills and evolve to higher rank.
to present RENAULT SA Automobile:
Project Manager Aug to
present: RENAULT SA France
Management of an Innovation Project. Since Mars I have been
managing the validation of a new heating system for the future electrical
car. The outcome of this validation will be crucial for the decision
of the implementation of this innovative system to a large production
scale. I have been planning, liaising with Renault’s engineering team,
coordinating the testing team, analysing the results, and liaising with
the system’s supplier to ensure the respect of project’s technical
From August to February
I developed R&D projects and new test procedures
in ride comfort, and deployed them
at Renault worldwide Standardisation.
I managed the development and implementation of new ride comfort test
procedures/analysis. In this project, I liaised with multidisciplinary
teams, coordinated the testing team composed by technicians and
engineers and implemented new test road profiles and analytical models
that allowed the correlation of vibration measurements to subjective
assessments. These developments and standardisation have been allowing
a more robust exchange of test results among the different branches
worldwide, increasing the subjective assessment accuracy and saving
test time which was halved.
R&D Project Manager Feb/July:
RENAULT F TEAM Formula
My main achievement at Renault
F was the management of the development of a unique test facility project
from inception to completion budget at about million Euros. Directly
attached and reporting to the technical director, I led the documentation
of the technical specification, I organised the internal engineers
and technicians and external development teams composed by main
suppliers and successfully negotiated the contract/budget with the
suppliers. During the whole development I followedup the project and
the teams in a daily basis. Since the facility was not a turnkey solution,
the suppliers produced and validated the subsystems under my supervision,
and assembled/commissioned them at Renault F site. This test facility
is mainly composed by high power and dynamic hydraulic drivers and high
precision measurement and control systems that allows mimic the dynamics
of a F powetrain high speed, power and dynamics. The test facility
was fully developed and successfully commissioned as scheduled. This
facility has been allowing Renault’s F Team to perform inhouse transmission
tests with accuracy and repeatability, saving money, improving car’s
reliability and shortening time to product. This project allowed me
to led and motivate multidisciplinary development teams, put the technical
specification and planning together, revise complex mechanical and hydraulic
systems, negotiate with suppliers, and followup and document the project.
Another achievement at Renault
F Team was the implementation of vibration analysis techniques, which
were used to improve the F car’s performance and robustness. I successfully
implemented and deployed experimental modal and running mode analysis
at the team. Thanks to these new dynamic testing methods the team was
able to create and implement the innovative dynamic damper in F, which
was very important for the team success in the championships from
to , rd place and championships win, respectively.
I also designed and built
up a unique load cell device, for measuring the axial force in the clutch
assembly of the F car. This measuring device allowed performing a very
complicated clutching load measurement with the gearbox running. The
results allowed the improvement of the wellknown launch control of
Renault’s F car the best during Renault F’s golden years.
Manager Oct/Feb: RENAULT
SA Centre Technique Lardy, France
I managed the Driveline
NVH Team composed by engineers and technicians. My main role was
leading the team by giving technical advice, performing and planning
activities, and followingup of the team and its projects in a daily
Under my leadership, the
team developed analytical models, performed dynamic tests and analysis
of powertrains, and tackled noise and vibration issues of drivelines
and gearboxes. An analytical model was developed for tuning clutches
in order to reduce/avoid torsional vibrations on transmissions. This
model was deployed at Renault and allowed more robust and reliable development
of transmissions, shortening time to product and saving numerous hours
Development Engineer: EATON
Transmissions, Brazil Automobile
I was responsible for NVH
analysis, refinement and problem tackling of drivelines and gearboxes.
During the year I spent at Eaton, my main contribution was tackling
an issue of bending of powertrain of a new pickup’s transmission.
My technical approach allowed finding and solving the problem in a very
short time, and achieving a huge gain in the frequency of the first
bending mode of the powertrain, which allowed the project to finish
in time and in phase with the customer technical specification.
I performed dynamic analysis
of gearboxes, drivelines and gear noise analysis, and implemented the
B&K PULSE system vibration and noise analysis. I trained engineers
and technicians on NVH analysis tools.
R&D Project Manager: LACTEC R&D division of
COPEL, Generation and Transmission of Electrical Energy, Brazil
I was responsible
for R&D projects in noise, vibration and testing. I performed modal
analysis of hydroelectric turbines to support stress relief using heat/vibration,
managed a project for noise reduction of high voltage transformers and
automated the residual stress test and analysis. I participated on the
commissioning of the hydroelectric power plant of Salto Caxias/Brazil
performing the fieldtesting of residual stress analysis of some of
its turbines .
Team Leader: CERTI Centre of Technology, Innovation
and Legal Metrology , Brazil
I Managed the R&D
team, composed by engineers and technicians multidisciplinary
team. Under my leadership the team developed optoelectronic measurement
systems budgeted over k U$D to the prototype level. I managed the
development of test rigs for quality control of automotive parts,
and performed numerous fieldtesting and consulting on metrology and
in Acoustics and Vibration: Degree of Doctor, University
of Southampton Institute of Sound and Vibration Research ISVR –
England/ and Federal University of Santa Catarina UFSC
Brazil/. The project concerned the development of a model
for assessing Piston Slap Forces
in internal combustion engines
MSc in Production Engineering: UFSC – Brazil.
Courses undertaken: Statistics, Strategic Planning, Project Management,
Fundamentals in Marketing and Finances, Macro economy, Total Quality
Control and Product Innovation.
Master in Metrology and Instrumentation: Degree
of Master, UFSC – Brazil. The project concerned the development
of a non contact dimensional coordinate measurement system using digital
image processing and triangulation.
course in Metrology and Standards of Measurement: National Research
Laboratory of Metrology NRLM Japan. Technical training carried
out in the primary laboratory of metrology and standards of Japan. Sponsored
by the Japan International Cooperation Agency Japan government, I
was selected by the Brazilian Ministry of Education among many candidates
for the only sponsorship in this field.
Engineer: Degree of Bachelor in Mechanical Engineering,
UFSC – Brazil. Five years engineering course, including months
trainee in a mechanical industry, specialised in ventilation and mechanical
devices. During this training, I developed a model for calculating and
specifying ventilators for industrial use.
LABMETRO Laboratory of Metrology and Instrumentation of UFSC
Brazil. I was granted an ongoing scholarship to develop R&D
activities in Metrology and Instrumentation on h/week basis, in parallel
with the engineering course. Main activities included calibration of
Instruments of measurement, computer aided data acquisition and analysis
and giving support to MSc projects. I gave support on the development
and automation of an enginetesting bench.
Awards and Publications
EUROMOT EngineinSociety Award,
awarded by The European Association of Internal Combustion
Engine Manufactures to the PhD project.
YEHAN NUMATA of measuring technology,
awarded by Mitutoyo of Brazil to the MSc project.
present Publication of more than technical papers on Metrology
& Instrumentation and Noise & Vibration. Participation in the
evaluation board of two MSc and one PhD thesis.
assessed and recognised by ENGINEERS Australia
Expert in MS Office and proficient in MS Project
Data Acquisition and Analysis:
proficient in LABVIEW® and DaisyLAB, B&K PULSE and LMS: Experimental
Modal and Running Mode Analysis, MATLAB, MathCAD and AMESIM.
Project Management, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Finance and Innovation.
English: fluent TOEIC
points, IELTS .;
fluent TIF points;
Italian and Spanish:
Italian and Brazilian hold double Nationality;
permitted for: Europe, Brazil and Australia;
Hobbies: running participation
in competition, swimming and cycling fit nonsmoker, full international