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     Date Submitted:13-06-2011
     Last Modified:14-06-2011 (07:38)
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     Current job:Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProgram Management

    An Executive level Program Manager with a wide range of experience in NASA Mission Integration and Operations of Human Spaceflight, Expendable Launch Vehicles, Robotic missions and Spacecraft Avionics manufacturing. Dedicated to maintaining high quality standards.




    Extensive experience in Program/Project Management, Mission Integration, Real-Time Mission Operations,  Risk Management, Quality Control, Engineering and Maintenance.

    Progressive leader with excellent team-building skills, focusing on quality, productivity and results.

    Increased profit margin through automation, development of human resources, and continuous process improvement programs.

    Solid budget development and financial skills

    Accomplished manager of highly complex, large-scale projects with overlapping schedules with multiple inter-dependencies.

    Six Sigma Certified

    Strong Oral and Written Communications Skills

    Proficient with Microsoft office applications





    Program Manager

    GoddardSpace Flight CenterSpacecraft IDIQ programs                      2010-2011

    Northrup Grumman Tech Services, Columbia, MD


    Responsible and accountable for Task Order proposal preparation in response to RFQs issued under a large NASA IDIQ contract.

    Responsible and accountable for individual Task Orders, including personnel, materials, equipment, facilities, travel and other services.

    Responsible for all aspects of the development and implementation of assigned tasks/projects and provided a single point of contact for those projects.

    Recommend strategies and developed plans to satisfy client/customer needs and companies business values and strategies.

    Defined task/project scope and objectives. Developed detailed work plans, schedules, task/project estimates, resource plans, and status reports.

    Conducted task/project meetings and was responsible for project tracking and analysis.

    Managed the integration of vendor tasks and tracked and reviewed vendor deliverables.

    Provided technical and analytical guidance to project team. Developed mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with line managers.

    Recommended and directed the analysis and solutions of problems.

    Facility Risk Manager




    Program Manager - Mission Integration & Operations                            2005-2010

    Honeywell Technical Solutions Incorporated, Columbia, MD


    Lead the Mission Integration and Operations Department consisting eight IDIQ Task Orders consisting of 125 employees with a twenty five million dollar annual budget.

    Proactively increased sales by 4 million dollars

    Responsible and accountable for the coordinated management of multiple related projects directed toward strategic business and other organizational objectives.

    Built credibility, established rapport, and maintained communication with stakeholders at multiple levels, including those external to the organization.

    Defined and initiated projects, and assigned Project Managers to manage cost, schedule, and performance of component projects, while working to ensure the ultimate success and acceptance of the program.

    Maintained continuous alignment of program scope with strategic business objectives, and make recommendations to modify the program to enhance effectiveness toward the business result or strategic intent.

    Coached and mentored personnel within a technical team environment.

    Developed and presented periodic Dashboard reports on the current program, future opportunities and client issues.



    Project Manager– Human Spaceflight                                                      2003-2005

    Project Manager - Electronic Systems Test Laboratory (ESTL)                        

    Honeywell Technical Solutions Incorporated, Columbia, MD


    Managed two IDIQ Task Orders consisting of 45 employees with a six million dollar annual budget.

    Increased sales by two million dollars

    Increased the company’s growth by securing new partners, consulting engagements and by delivering new projects.

    Responsible for program and portfolio management activities within the Sales and Marketing division.

    Executed and maintained program management processes and disciplines in the areas of: program schedule and quality management; communications management; human resource management; cost management; procurement management; risk / issue management; change management.

    Mentored staff in methodology and consulting excellence and encouraged best practice in project management and project planning.

    Managed budget for the organization to influence organization's financial profitability.

    Managed and perform the process of Statement of Work and contract creation to secure new and follow-on work.

    Proactively managed systems development, implementation and risks.



    Project Manager - Human Spaceflight                                          1998-2003

    AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., Columbia, MD                                          


    Managed the Human Spaceflight team consisting of 40 employees with a 2.5 million dollar annual budget.

    Technically responsible for end-to-end mission success

    Executed and maintained program management processes and disciplines in the areas of: program schedule and quality management; communications management; human resource management; cost management; procurement management; risk / issue management; change management.

    Mentored staff in methodology and consulting excellence and encouraged best practice in project management and project planning.

    Managed budget for the organization to influence organization's financial profitability.

    Managed and perform the process of Statement of Work and contract creation to secure new and follow-on work.

    Proactively managed systems development, implementation and risks.



    Project Manager - Human Spaceflight                                                                       1996-1998

    AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., Columbia, MD                                           


    Managed the Human Spaceflight contractor team consisting of 40 plus employees

    Developed staffing plans and budgets and assured adherence to all financial/staffing operating plans

    Responsible for overall direction and management to multiple work groups and/or units engaged in diverse activities providing support to the Human Spaceflight Program.

    Interacted with customers on significant issues needing technical guidance, redirection, and/or resolution

    Directed operations and developed procedures to resolve engineering and/or technical problems regarding operations, staffing, and equipment utilization on a specific project or projects



    Human Spaceflight Program Support Manager                                                           1985-1996                                                                               

    AlliedSignal Technical Services Corp., Columbia, MD                                                


    Managed Contractor Human Space flight Team to provide Tracking and Data Acquisition support to the NASA Space Shuttle Program.

    Directed the development, implementation, testing and certification for Space Shuttle Command and Telemetry systems at NASA Ground Network Stations

     Interfaced directly with NASA management personnel, various NASA centers (JSC, KSC, MSFC, DFRC, JPL), government agencies (US Air Force, Eastern Range, DOD) and their contractors to coordinate and implement Space Shuttle Flight mission support activities

    Developed/proposed/implemented solutions for Ground and Space Network Space Shuttle Flight Mission Support



    Project Manager/ Robotic Mission Manager                                                          1980-1985                                                                                           

    Bendix Field Engineering Corp. Columbia, MD                                                             


    Project Manager for all phases of the three 26 meter ground stations  transfer from Goddard Space Flight Center to the Jet Propulsion Lab (Network Consolidation Program)

    Project Manager for the transfer of the Goddard Space Flight Center  Greenbelt tracking station  to the Wallops Island station

     Responsible for certifying the Wallops ground station to provide spacecraft mission support.    

    Manage functions in the research and development of flight mission support requirements for specific missions

    Developed Project and Operations Support Plans for approved  satellite programs

    Directed Mission Team in the development of Tracking and Data Acquisition systems configuration and procedures to meet NASA tracking networks mission support requirements



     Bendix Field Engineering Corp. Columbia, MD                                                         1971-1980


    Forecast Analyst                                                          

    Scheduling Shift Supervisor                                                                           

    Ground Network Controller                                            

    Network Status Monitor                                                       





    1995 - University Of Maryland – Continuing Education – Computer Sciences

    1970-1972 - RETS - Industrial Electronics/Communications Engineering Technology

    1968-1970 - Patapsco Senior High School

    2005 – Honeywell Six Sigma Greenbelt Certification




    NASA  Distinguished Public Service Medal

    NASA STS-114 Return To Flight NASA Group Achievement Award

    NASA Silver Snoopy Award

    NASA Manned Flight Awareness Award

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