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     Date Submitted:01-03-2012
     Last Modified:01-03-2012 (07:14)
    Job information
     Current job:Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsProgram management, mechanical systems, space science

    Career Summary

    Mechanical Engineer with extensive Research and Development experience in the space, aviation and telecommunications industries.  Broad knowledge and experience base which covers a wide range of engineering activities including design, manufacture and qualification testing.  Proven  ability to lead medium to large size teams of professionals and to provide the technical guidance and leadership needed to complete complex projects on time and on budget.


    Career Highlights

    • Developed the basic measurement technique employed on the Force Moment Sensor, a device used to measure loads applied to the tip of the Space Station’s robotic arm.  Lead the development team that designed, built and tested this device.  Total revenue recognized on this project was over $15M
    • Assumed technical responsibility for WINDII when the project was weeks away from termination for non-performance and went on to lead the team as technical/program manager to a highly successful completion. WINDII was a Michelson Interferometer based instrument used to measure wind speeds and temperature from a satellite in Low Earth Orbit.  This work formed the core of a project in which the Canadian Government has invested over $50M.
    • Co-owned and managed 2 successful R&D oriented companies, initiated negotiation agreements which lead to the profitable sale of both companies
    • Hold a patent for a high performance pressure sensor designed for use on space-craft fuel monitoring systems
    • Prepared and submitted several major proposals to both government and private industries and in the process developed an excellent proposal win percentage. All jobs won as a result of these proposals were delivered on budget to satisfied customers.
    • Extensive experience in the following areas:
    • Finite Element Analysis (Structural and Thermal)
    • New Product Introduction
    • Project coordination and control using PS8 or Microsoft Project
    • Cost and schedule estimation and proposal Preparation
    • Preparation and delivery of key presentations
    • Certified as a Project Management Profession in 1998




    April 2010- February 2012




    Ottawa, Ontario

    • Program Manager
    • A term position as part of the agreement of sale for Routes AstroEngineering.  Accountable for transferring key solar panel manufacturing technologies from Routes to COM DEV


    April 2008-April 2010

    Routes AstroEngineering

    Ottawa, Ontario

    • Co-owner, Director of Program Management
    • Hired as technical lead/program manager but offered ownership position and promoted to Director of Program Management after 8 months with the company


    September 2005-April 2008


    Ottawa, Ontario

    • Program Manager/Technical Lead
    • Responsible for the design and development of INMARSAT based terminals and antennas for use on commercial aircraft
    • Hired to correct a growing lack of confidence on the part of a major customer.  Effected a dramatic improvement  in customer’s evaluation of EMS performance.


    September 2002- Sept 2005                           XJ Design                                      Ottawa, Ontario


    • Co-owner, Director of Operations
    • Co-founded and managed company with sales of $500K
    • Acted as lead mechanical engineer and manager of operations
    • Companies key projects included the mechanical and electrical design of an autonomously operating ATV, the design of blast shields and armor for military vehicles and the design and development of various devices used in physiotherapy for disabled people


    February 2000 - September 2002                     JDSU                                         Ottawa, Ontario


    • Manager of Protection Switches
    • Lead a team of engineers and scientists responsible for the development of protection switching modules
    • Introduced GD&T practices to JDSU in order to avoid problems with monitoring and controlling the manufacture of high volume mechanical parts
    • Developed a process for gradual introduction of injection molded parts into the assembly flow at JDSU which delayed the investment in molds until after the initial field trials were complete. 


    June 1985 – February 2000                           EMS Technologies                       Ottawa, Ontario


    • Started as technical lead, promoted to manager of mechanical engineering and documentation
    • Responsible for the technical direction/leadership on several key space programs including WINDII and Force Moment Sensor


    September 1984-June 1985                               VCI Controls                             Ottawa, Ontario


    • Product Manager for SCADA Systems
    • Responsible for the development of Supervisor Control and Data Acquisition Systems used in water purification and sewage treatment facilities


    September 1977- September 1984                      CAL Corp                               Ottawa, Canada


    • Mechanical Engineer, Project technical lead
    • Started as qualification test engineer and mechanical analyst, took on technical lead role on a             number of projects as experience level increased





    Ottawa, Ontario

    Master of Engineering

    • Mechanical



    Ottawa, Ontario

    Bachelor of Engineering

    • Mechanical




    Outstanding Achievement Award

        December 1990

    This Award was presented annually to the one person who was deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the overall company.  In this case it was presented for work  performed on the WINDII program.

    Most Valuable Player of the Year

        December 1993

     This Award was presented annually to the person in the Company’s space group was deemed to have made the most significant contribution to the group.  In this case it was awarded for work performed on the Force Moment Sensor

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