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     Date Submitted:24-07-2012
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     Current job:Program Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsSkilled in Program Management and Systems Integration and Design
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    Engineering Program Manager

    Experience in Management and Design of Aerospace Engineering Projects to Mission Success

    Strong Program Manager with experience managing high value aerospace programs with tight constraints to successful mission outcomes.  Leads teams integrated from many different areas of business for a common purpose and program success. Highly knowledgeable of government contract practices and regulations. Has represented both military and civilian organizations in contract negotiations.  Strongly motivated to take on the hard projects and outperform expectations; known for taking the initiative. Skilled at meeting challenges and deadlines.  Strong foundation of technical, marketing, and management skills in programs from small (100K) to large (20+mil).  Experienced in leading all phases of a program efficiently, from the proposal and bid phase through completion of contract execution, on time and within budget.  

    Areas of Expertise

    Project Management:

    Design-Develop-Test-Build Project Management, Proposal and Bid Management, Project Cost and Schedule Planning, Multi-Functional Team Supervision, Mission Support Management, Earned Value Management EVMS

    Engineering Disciplines:

    Systems Engineering and Integration, Test Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Parachute Systems Design Engineering

    Technical Tools:

    MS Project, Solidworks, AutoCAD, CATIA, MathCAD, SSI Tools, PD2 (DOD contracting tools), MS Office

    Professional Experience

    Airborne Systems – Santa Ana, CA

    04/07 to Present

    Program Manager, 04/09 to Present

    Aerospace Engineer 04/07 to 02/11

    Promoted to program managemeto provide technical direction and leadership on challenging aerospace programs.  Involved with future business development, including proposal preparation, market share initiatives, and emerging market research.  Initiated new proposal preparation system to provide higher insight for upper management; included resource loaded schedule as a part of internal proposal; and provided tools for program manager to commence program directly from proposal phase when awarded.  This process decreased proposal turnaround by 50% at the same time increasing proposal accuracy:

     

    Recent Projects:

    Client:

    SpaceX
     

     

    Program Manager:  Responsible for bid and proposal as well as successful contract execution of the Dragon Spacecraft Recovery System.  This project represented a strong partnership between Airborne Systems and SpaceX and solidified Airborne Systems as the industry standard for descent and landing systems in the commercial space industry. The successful outcome of this project resulted in  follow-on orders for development of manned and pad abort systems along with several orders for additional ship-sets of existing systems. 

    This program has resulted in two successful orbital missions of the Dragon Spacecraft with successful re-entry and recovery.  Received SpaceX top supplier award 2012.  Development program was completed on time and under budget with 100% mission success. 

     

     

    Client: 

    Orbital Sciences Corporation

     

     

    Program Manager: Responsible for proposal preparation, contract negotiation and contract execution for multiple Air Launch Targets and Air Launch Ballistic Missile Systems, IRBM (Intermediate Range Ballistic Missile) and MRT (Medium Range Target).

    MRT program resulted in successful deployment of Air Launch system for a successful target interception during THAAD missile testing in September 2011.  IRBM program has successfully completed development testing and is the largest Air Launched Ballistic Missile to date. 

    Client: 

    NASA

     

    Lead Test and Integration Engineer: Responsible for test and verification planning and execution.  Develop, review and refine the integration of the recovery system of the Orion spacecraft with other vehicle stakeholders (12+organizations).  Organize and participate in design reviews of the CPAS (Capsule Parachute Assembly System) for the Orion spacecraft.  Manage the engineering team to ensure all requirements are met and done so within the scheduled time period of the project. 

    Participated in 16 successful system air drop tests.  Successful completion of the Pad Abort-1 test for the Orion Capsule, first full scale Orion system test.  Completed Preliminary Design Review and Critical Design Review with complete concurrence  from NASA Engineering. Awarded CPAS team member of the month.

     

    US Air Force – Nellis AFB, Las Vegas, NV

    02/04 – 02/06

    Contracting Specialist – Active Duty

    Served as a Contracts Manager in support of Air Combat Command (ACC) objectives and missions.   Managed contracts worth over $20M annually; included writing contract requirements, solicitation, contract award and long term management. 

    ·         Participated in Special Project Department contract selections. First large scale military sponsorship to encourage UAV development in private sector.   

    ·         Contract Manager for Red Flag training operations: over $10mil awarded annually.  

    ·         Managed service contracts for first Joint Red Flag held 2005; included all Defense Services as well as 14 ally countries. 

    ·         Contracts Manager for Nellis AFB Air Show services 2004 and 2005, Largest Military sponsored airshow by attendance 2005.

    ·         Received two accommodation medals, Chief of Staff of the Air Force recognition and Airmen of the year award for Nellis AFB.  Received Airman of the Quarter six times for 99CONS squadron 2004-2005. 

    Education and Training

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Worldwide)

    02/09-02/11

    Master of Science in Management for Aerospace

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Prescott, AZ Campus)

    08/98-05/03

    Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering

    Defense Acquisition University (USAF – Wright Patterson AFB)

    02/04 – 02/06

    Multiple Certifications in Defense Contracting

    Contingency Contracting, Services and Construction, Legal Authorization


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