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     Date Submitted:23-12-2010
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     Current job:System Engineering, Project Manager R&D
     Employment Term:Permanent
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    HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS
    Nine-year experience in aerospace simulation, performing full software development lifecycle as SME, providing technical support and consulting services, delivering proposals and supervising post-sales project execution.
    Practical and theoretical knowledge of R&D project management, system engineering processes and qualification methodology related to Infrared optoelectronics/mechanics products.
    Proficient in developing technical documentation, including specifications, proposals, plans and reports.
    Accomplished technical negotiations, consulting, conference exchanges, design reviews and presentations.
    Creative and coherent in planning, allocating and managing conflictive resources under ambiguous priorities.
    Knowledge of sales processes, governmental and military business cultures for acquisition and sustainment.
    Canadian-CGP requirements and NATO Secret level clearance.

     
    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
    THALES CANADA INC., Land & Joint Systems, Optronics Division, Montreal, QC  2008 – 2010
    [Leader in mission-critical information for defence, security, aerospace, transportation, employing 68,000 worldwide]
    Research & Development Project Manager
    Followed through on R&D projects; supported efforts to establish prototype design direction and improvement, and assisted proposal development (RFI/RFQ/Compliance), product demonstrations and presentations.
     
    System Engineer
    Developed and maintained various product documents (IP, SOW, Systems Requirements, Specifications, ICD, SEMP, ATP and QTP); exchanged product development and support information with other Optronics divisions.
    Worked with Project Leaders/technicians to build design prototypes; conducted integration, design reviews and internal functional ATP; approved drawings, user manuals, production documents, BOM, spare and parts lists.
    Provided support to prepare schedules and guidelines for external Qualification and Specialty engineering efforts.
    Coordinated with Procurement to ensure that ordered materials, COTS and subcontracted work packages followed ERP projections, engineering specifications and QA workmanship instructions.
    Worked with CMO, subcontractors and clients to establish/maintain product baselines and engineering changes.
    Worked with Production to transfer R&D products into production with associated tooling and support packages.
     
    Product Portfolio
    Thermal Imager Module (TIM) Family (Single/Dual Field Of Views), Local Situational Awareness System (LSAS), Driver Vision Enhancer (DVE) Family of Systems (RODVE2) with Compact Display Control Module (CDCM), Vision Enhancer Module (VEM) Family of Systems (TDSE/TDS2), Periscopes and Night Vision Goggles (NVG).
    Other Optronics sites: Quantum Well Infrared Family of products (QWIP) (Catherine MP/XP), Thermal Weapon Sights (TWS) Family of products (VIPIR/Sophie) and Laser Range Finder (LRF).
     

    CAE INC., Montreal, QC                                                                                                                                  1999 – 2008
    [Leading manufacturer of aircraft simulation and provider of training services, employing 5,000 worldwide]
    Co-Project Manager / Project Engineer / System Engineer for Military Updates (2006 – 2008)
    Collaborated with engineering and manufacturing teams on technical requirements, parts procurement and repairs to support post-sales RFP/RFQ efforts; adjusted resources to ensure meeting project milestones and budget.
     
    Proposal Portfolio
    Database Modeling:        Value $169,031 delivered in Sep/07, pending contract award in Jan/08.
    Obsolescence Study:      Value $119,000 delivered in Sep/06, pending contract award in Mar/08.
     
    Project Manager / Engineer Portfolio
    Post-Design Services:    Segmented budget $385,000 UK-Lynx MK8, pending approval of additional proposals.
    GEO-sit Display:               Contract awarded in Oct/07 on UK Merlin, acting as project engineer.
    Video router switch:         Budget $482,797 on UK Merlin, acting as project manager/engineer.
     
    Maintenance System Engineer Portfolio
    $20M, 15-year maintenance contract for all Canadian military training centers, acting as primary technical contact.
    System maintenance and configuration management support for worldwide military training centers.
     

    Technical Service Engineer / Project Coordinator for Military projects (2003 – 2006)
    Managed full warranty and project closure budgets, and negotiated technical support and training agreements.
    Directed a team of specialists to sustain an obsolete visual technology, which entailed winning the $25M E-6B bid.
    Developed a quality-gate tracking application to monitor field installations, handovers and project deliverables.
    Reduced by 20% the turnaround time to implement deficiency fixes and obtain sign-off clearance.
     
    Project / Proposal Portfolio
    USAF AWACS E-3A program (3 Simulators)
    EURO-fighter program (9 Simulators)
    NFTC program (6 Simulators)
    NATO E-3A program (2 Simulators)
    DND CP140, CH-146 (2 Simulators):    Value $275,075 delivered in Nov/05, contract awarded in Jan/06.
    FSSC C-130 program (13 Simulators): Value $246,942 delivered in Sep/05, contract awarded in Jan/06.
     
     
    Senior Developer / Subject Matter Expert of Navigation and Visual Systems (1999 – 2003)
    Designed and implemented customized integration packages to interface the real-time software of the navigation and visual subsystems on different platforms to support in-flight navigation, weather advisory and airport traffic control.
    Maintained zero-deficiency count on over 40 projects and lowered integration costs by 60% on repeated projects.
    Developed and optimized the navigation aids utility to accept all data sources, reducing integration time by 70%.
     

    UNILAN and KANATECH INC., Montreal, QC (Co-op and summer work)   (1993 – 1998)
    Provided network sales and integration services for customers composed mainly of small businesses.
     

    COMPUTER PROFICIENCY
    Languages:            Java, C/C++ (Windows/Unix/Linux), MFC, Visual Basic, FORTRAN, Pascal
    Scripting:                  Perl, PHP, JavaScript, VBScript, HTML, VRML Web design
    Engineering:           MATLAB, ORCAD, Client-Server, Logic Works, SPSS 8.0, SPW, PSPICE, OpenGL
    Commercial:           Access, DOORS, Microsoft Project, Office XP, Dbase 5, Oracle, Excel, Lotus, SQL
     
     
    EDUCATION & PROFESSIONAL COURSEWARE DEVELOPMENT
    McGill University, Montreal, QC
    Enrolled in Master Studies, Electrical Engineering in Telecommunication and Control Systems 1999
    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering in Telecommunication, followed a Minor in Management 1998
     
    Courseware Development
    Program Management, Systems Engineering, Traversal Management, Strategic Selling, Customer Services.
     

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