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     Date Submitted:03-08-2011
     Last Modified:04-08-2011 (07:33)
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     Current job:Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     Keywordsengineering engineer manager project


    Diverse management, leadership and engineering skills--20+ years of management and engineering experience in the NASA Space Shuttle program. Manage 70 employees while maintaining annual budget exceeding $10M. Repeated role as acting Director of 300+ employees. Strong performance record--consistently receiving evaluations in the top 20% of the organization; promoted to progressively increasing levels of responsibility. Solid record of efficiency by assessing and resolving product and process issues--reduced department non-conformance rates more than 50%; successfully implemented process improvement initiatives, cutting costs by 33%. Capable of working independently, as a team member or leading a team to solve problems and achieve results.Proven record of technical leadership, sound judgment, flexibility, innovation, team building skills, self-starter, adaptable in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.Ability to transition between tasks and roles while communicating with program leaders, engineers, and operations management. PMI member. Training to become PMP.

    Team Management                                   Lean Six Sigma                                 Microsoft Office

    Active SECRET Clearance            Complex Problem Solving                     Orbital Mechanics

    Technical Integration                          Project Management                          Quality Assurance

    Employment History

    UNITED SPACE ALLIANCE - Houston, TX                                                         2001-Present

    Manager 2nd Level

    ·    Lead 70 diverse, multifaceted people (including four 1st level managers) performing Space Shuttle navigation and flight design integration; achieving 100% critical product quality and timeliness

    ·    Manage goals, $10M annual budgets, and projects; interface with customers, make task assignments, ensure ISO requirements and export control compliance, and integrate technical activities; consistently achieving 100% of goals, finishing under budget, and receiving excellent customer evaluations

    ·    Apply sound judgment to resolve issues, measure/appraise performance, provide accurate feedback, and recommend/approve salary actions/career development

    ·    Conduct non-conformance root cause analysis and implement actions to minimize errors; decreased department design product non-conformances more than 50%

    ·    Direct mission flight control operations, analysis, product generation, integrated mission planning, software development/testing, independent verification/validation, configuration management, training development and certification, database administration and information technology

    ·    Execute complex activities involving developmental and operational space program processes

    ·    Implement streamlined product/process improvements; reduced Shuttle orbit navigation flight and simulation console operations hours by 33%; participate in Lean Six Sigma projects

    ·    Negotiate efforts to justify additional budget; obtained a 40 head budget increase for a Shuttle flight design division and 5 head increase for a software development group

    ·    Recurring role as acting Director of more than 300 people performing Shuttle and International Space Station flight design and dynamics activities

    ·    Chair Shuttle Program-level forum that establishes mission requirements and profiles

    ·    Chair Shuttle flight design flow process panel forum that approves design procedure changes

    ·    Coordinated the Statement Of Work and Basis Of Estimate for a major technical section of a contract proposal effort; received performance award when proposal was accepted

    ·    Managed Shuttle Control Center flight dynamics and guidance officers, along with their software team that maintained 1.5 million software lines of code; error rate below 0.1 per 1000 lines; CMMI level 3



    Manager 1st Level    

    ·    Managed 25 people performing Shuttle flight design integration

    ·    Performed Shuttle flight control operations; responsible for approving and monitoring analysis requests and anomaly reports in the mission evaluation room

    ·    Supervised 25 people performing Shuttle and Station orbit flight design activities involving on-orbit proximity operations, rendezvous, orbit trajectory and launch window planning and operations; received a supervisor performance award

    ·    Led the identification, tracking, and resolution of non-conformances through a quality assurance process; documented problems, took prompt corrective action, determined root causes, implemented preventative actions, and shared lessons learned; reduced non-conformances by more than 50%


    ROCKWELL SPACE OPERATIONS - Houston, TX                                                   1988-1991

    Lead Engineer

    ·    Steered teams/projects within the Shuttle on-orbit proximity operations group; ensuring design consistency and product quality assurance, developing training lessons, and certifying trainees; achieved 100% critical product quality and timeliness; received sustained superior performance award


    ROCKWELL SPACE OPERATIONS/McDONNELL DOUGLAS - Houston, TX                1984-1988


    ·    Performed Shuttle on-orbit proximity operations flight control, design, and analysis; implementing spacecraft customer requirements within Shuttle constraints, and generating related products; received award for the development of safe procedures used for a new Shuttle payload deployment system

    ·    Solved engineering problems; transitioning between independent working and as team member

    ·    Oversaw performance of software tools used to perform Shuttle on-orbit proximity operations and rendezvous flight design; approved and prioritized change requests, defined requirements, tested, and ensured proper software standards and configuration management were used



    BS, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, University of Illinois - Dean’s List

    Continuing Education:Lean Six Sigma; Boeing Leadership Center "Leading From the Middle"; Leading Change; USA Leadership Development Institute Series; Leadership; Supervisory Training; Applied Systems Engineering; Project Management; Integrated Project Management; Team Building; Beyond Earned Value Management; Managing Project Managers; Why Finance Matters! TM; Effective Presentations; Continuous Improvement; Total Quality Management; Managing Diversity; Safety Leadership; 7 Habits of Highly Effective People


    ·    Sustained Superior Performance, Rockwell International

    ·    Supervisor of the Quarter, Flight Design and Dynamics Department

    ·    NASA Group Achievement Award, Stabilized Payload Deployment System Team

    ·    NASA Public Service Group Achievement Award, STS-26 Mission Accomplishments

    ·    Mission Operations Directorate Achievement Award, DoD Mission Accomplishments

    ·    6555th Aerospace Test Group Achievement Award, DoD Space Program Accomplishments

    ·    Johnson Space Center Group Achievement Award, STS-39 Mission Accomplishments

    ·    NASA Group Achievement Award, STS-49 Mission Accomplishments

    ·    United Space Alliance Achievement Award, Contract Proposal Accomplishments

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