Bernhard Bals Engineering Quality Management Culture

About Me

Professional Background

In 2015 I started to work as independent freelancing consultant in the disciplines of systems engineering, project management and quality management. For example, I can provide for you solutions in the areas of systems development, systems procurement and management systems.

For more than 10 years I have been working in complex technology projects as an aerospace engineer and project manager.

Over the past 8 years I have been consulting in the fields of project management, systems engineering and quality management for international space projects.

I am member of the following working groups:

  • DGLR/GPM working group “Project Management in Aerospace”
  • DIN NA 131-06-01 AA working committee for space standards (ISO/TC20/SC14)

Project references

  • 2016 – 2017: Specification and negotiation of technical and management requirements for the installation, commissioning and testing of test facilities for a spacecraft assembly, integration and test facility (Astana, Kazakhstan) in line with ECSS standards
  • 2016: Process description and improvement for the system testing of electronic car components for a tier 1 automotive supplier
  • 2015 – 2016: Coordination of environmental tests in the frame of the development of electronic car components performed at external test laboratories for a tier 1 automotive supplier in line with LV 124 standards
  • 2010 – 2015: Systems Engineering, Quality Management and Project Management support for the procurement of test facilities for a spacecraft assembly, integration and test facility (Astana, Kazakhstan) in line with ECSS standards
  • 2009 – 2010: Systems Engineering, Quality Management and Project Management support for the development of a thermal vacuum test chamber for satellites (Ankara, Turkey)
  • 2004 – 2009: Participation in acceptance and commissioning of the User Ground Segment of a military earth observation satellite system (Germany)

Qualification

I graduated from university with degrees in Aerospace Engineering (German degree Diplom-Ingenieur) and Economics (German degree Diplom-Kaufmann), both are equivalent to a Masters degree:

  • Universität der Bundeswehr München, Aerospace Engineering (2000 – 2004)
  • Fernuniversität in Hagen, Economics (2004 – 2009)

My expertise is confirmed through recognized qualification certificates in

  • Quality Manager, TÜV Süd (2017)
  • Intercultural Mediator, interculture.de (2016)
  • Project Management IPMA level D, PM-ZERT (2012)
  • Quality Management Representative, TÜV Nord (2008)

I support your success

If you have any questions or requests regarding my services, networking or cooperation, please feel free to contact me.