Industrial Engineer & Project Manager
MSc. Industrial engineer and MSc. Project Manager living and working in Madrid, Spain. I’m currently product engineer at Flowserve, as well as part time professor at ICAI, lover of product design and enthusiast of hacking things together.
I believe in innovation as a growth vector of both companies and people. My past work includes Indra Sistemas, HP Inc. , Altran and LyC, in all of which I’ve had a direct involvement in their product design.
Date of birth
19 August, 1992
Always listening to new proposals
R&D Product Engineer
January 2022 - Ongoing
Currently, I work as product engineer, although based in Madrid, I manage the “Form, fit and function” of the multi-stage line of pumps within Flowserve’s portfolio which are manufactured in several sites accross the globe.
My responsibilities entail from sustaining the current line of pumps where possible, to the development of new models to improve the current line up with a “Design to Value” mentality. I.e decreasing cost and complexity while improving performance and specifications
October 2018 - December 2021
In my last position at Indra, I managed airborne R&D defense projects. I acted as coordinator for a consortium of four european companies to develop a system in the realm of electronic warfare.
My tasks ranged from budgeting to keeping track of development costs and schedules, while managing communication regarding project status with European Union officials and national stakeholders in representation of the whole consortium.
Before, I managed development and manufacturing projects in the transport side of Indra. I managed tight deadlines by aligning team members to follow a result-oriented mentality and the application of concurrent engineering
I was constantly reporting progress, and cost tracking in agile ways to provide insightful data as needed by upper management
Mechanical R&D Engineer
October 2016 - September 2018
Subsystem integrator and mechanical designer for fluid delivery systems.
Responsible for product stabilization & first customer support of the Agent delivery system in HP 3200/4200 3D Jet Fusion printer, as well as new platform brainstorming, modelling and test bed implementation of future 3D platform.
Development of system design for highly complex and cost-effective fluid transport and recirculation system for White latex inks in HP Latex 64 inch printer. Integrating a firmware and electronics team into the mechanical design we ensured we all worked towards the same goal and made a robust platform.
Mechanical Engineering dept. professor
September 2019 – Ongoing
Mechanical Engineering dept. assistant student
September 2014 – June 2016
Robotics and Flexible Cell Manufacturing Lab teacher as well as final masters thesis advisor.
I undertook investigation in Reverse engineering techniques to research for automatic error correction and calibration in 3D FDM printers.
Complete design and manufacturing of parts from conceptualization to machining, forming, or rapid prototyping to develop a high precision FDM 3D printer to assist with a Phd.
Intern - R&D Engineer
June 2015 - September 2015
In the Aerospace R&D deptartment I lead the Mechanical design and system integration for the development of rear auxiliary hybrid propulsion device to fit on narrow body Airbus aircraft to reduce fuel consumption, turning research papers into a feasible solution.
I developed a software tool to generate “shock response spectra” graphs to be used as a tool for the Noise & Vibrations department, providing an alternative to commercial solutions under our control.
Intern - R&D Product Development Engineer
May 2013 – September 2013
June 2014 – September 2014
By applying reverse engineering techniques such as laser scanning, I provided the client with an economic alternative replacement parts for existing land platform simulation, later we were awarded the manufacturing of a new set of simulators due to our acquired knowledge
Assistance in product specification and design in call for tenders for the Spanish “Ministry of Defence” . By understanding the needs of the customers and the application of open source solutions we reduced development costs while keeping a high customer satisfaction.
Universidad Ramon LLul (La Salle) - Barcelona, Spain
2016 - 2018
MSc. Project Management
Final Master Thesis:
“Strategic purchase proposal in the civil aeronautics industry.”
Universidad Pontificia Comillas ( ICAI) - Madrid, Spain
2014 - 2016
MSc. Industrial Engineering
2010 - 2014
BSc. Electro-Mechanical Engineering
Final Master Thesis:
Final Degree Thesis:
Spanish - Native
French - B2 CEFR
Engineering & I.T Skills
- Catia V5 – Designed aerospace industry parts for an R&D project at Altran, mainly using the generative surface module. Also used while at LyC for mechanical design of machined and sheet metal parts using the respective modules
- SolidWorks – Developed final thesis; used to reverse engineer complex aerodynamic surfaces and big assemblies.
- SolidEdge – Formal learning at university and development of small projects, also used as a side tool at Indra
- PTC Creo – Extensively used while working at HP together with Model Manager (PLM) for mechanical design and drawing generation.
- Ansys – Used with all of the above for both structural and fluid simulations.
- Geomagic Studio & Design X – Scanned ergonomic and aerodynamic surfaces of existing objects with a FARO laser arm to bring physical objects to the digital space. Experience in both academic and professional workspaces.
- Visual Basic
- Advanced Excel
- Advanced Word
- Macro Coding
Volunteered for NGO “ICAI Engineers for development”
Taken part in scientific dissemination activities to encourage STEM studies.
Driving; I currently own a car and I am looking forward to restore a classic motorcycle
Hardware Hacker and tinkerer (see my Blog)
I am enthusiast of outdoor sports: Snowboarding, Trekking, Kiteboarding
I love travelling for work or for leisure
Rodrigo Álvarez Hernández
Industrial Engineer & Project Manager