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     Date Submitted:04-10-2012
     Last Modified:04-10-2012 (05:46)
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     Current job:Project Manager and Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTechnical Project Manager, Systems Engineer, 10 years experience, space robotics, lunar mission architectures, Department of Defense, and high-tech, unmanned systems, sensor technologies, aerospace analysis, robotic concepts of operation,


    Ø  Technical Project Manager and Systems Engineer with 10 years professional experience in robotics, Department of Defense, and high-tech enterprises.

    Ø  Principal Investigator of projects encompassing unmanned systems, sensor technologies, aerospace analysis, robotic concepts of operation, interactive exhibits, and proximity marketing.

    Ø  Expansive application of domain expertise in systems development, analysis, testing, and overall technology maturation; from proof on concept to demonstration.

    Ø  Project Management includes oversight of multi-million dollar projects, executing internal activities and directing external partners within a collaborative working environment.

    Ø  Business development/operations experience includes significant representation within the technical community, facilitating projects including writing proposals, SOWs, and master integrated schedules.


    Management Abilities

    Ø  Project Management: Effective technical and programmatic problem solving towards successful project completion and client satisfaction.  Highly organized project development, planning, budgeting, and tracking with critical path implementation. Possess the ability to get things done, adapting to dynamic customer needs and subcontractor setbacks overcoming both operational and technical hurdles.  PMI PMP Cert. forthcoming.

    Ø  Business Development and Strategic Planning: Utilize personal insight and integrity to foster existing customer relations whilealso identifying and elicitingnew opportunities with respect to program goals and company mission statement. Skilled at identifying complimentary applications and partnerships. Successful history leading proposals, furthering exiting initiatives and securing new avenues.

    Ø  Business Operations and Analysis: Experience with contracting, procurement, ITAR handling, and logistics with the ability to anticipate and overcome “red tape”, facilitating efficient and accountable programmatic execution. Technical acumen applied to business cases analyses. Incorporate internal capabilities and company directives toward realizing current and future resource needs. Able to discern priorities and implement solutions furthering progress, coordinating timely and appropriate resources/activities. 

    Ø  Professional Written and Oral Presentation Skills: Effective presentation of designs, concepts, and analyses internally and externally in both technical and business contexts.

    Technical Applications

    Ø  Domain Knowledge: Experience executing high-tech enterprises with a depth and breadth of knowledge related to robotics technologies, concepts of operations, opto-electronics, sensors and unmanned systems.

    Ø  Systems Engineering: Fulfill customer needs with engineering interfaces, operational requirements, and programmatic interdependencies identified, tracked, and coordinated, facilitating successful system development, integration, and implementation.

    Ø  Applied Research and Development:Extensive experience with systems analysis, proof of concept development, and technology maturation with validation/demonstration in relevant environments.

    Ø  Technical Tools: Trained and skilled at using Microsoft Project and PowerPoint. Utilization ofExcel and MATLAB for analyzing and accessing data, visualizing data with conveyance of findings (plots, charts, etc), and performing numeric computation and statistical analysis.  Utilize Solidworks software for component modeling and vehicle integration.

    Personal Attributes

    Ø  Effective Leadership Coordinating multi-institution and multi-disciplinary groups to complete expansive interdependent projects.  Experience with professional conflict management and resolution at all levels including customers, subcontractors, inter-division, and within project teams.

    Ø  Excellent Communication:Superior conveyance of progress, status, and direction to customers, superiors, and project teams.  Able to convey complex technical ideas to business personnel and business pragmatics to technical personnel.

    Ø  Community Representation and Mentoring: Personal networkencompassingmilitary, academic, and industry customers with colleagues and collaborators from ONR, AFRL, NVESD, Penn State, Carnegie Mellon, and local technology firms. Enjoy taking an active role in colleagues’ professional and personal development.

    Ø  Self-Driven: Self-motivated, anticipatory, ambitious, hard-working, accountable, and enthusiastic.



    Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering, 2003 (GPA 3.71 / 4.00)

    Carnegie Mellon University, Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh, PA


    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering, 2001 (GPA 3.06 / 4.00)

    The Pennsylvania State University, Penn State College of Engineering, University Park, PA.



    Penn State Electro-Optics Center (EOC) -

    Project Manager, Research & Analysis Engineer (2005 - Present):

    Ø  Assistant to the EOC Deputy Director

    Ø  Manager with project development, oversight, and reporting for the EOC’s ManTech Program; Navy Manufacturing Technology Center of Excellence for Electro-Optics.

    Ø  Develop and track design requirements/trade-space, master integrated program schedules, and budgets.

    Ø  Principal Investigator, Sensor Technology Division: concurrently managed multiple projects and teams of 3-8 people with task prioritization, resource allocation, and critical path implementation including order of events and resource deconfliction across the projects.

    Ø  Business development and strategic planning for ManTech and unmanned air / ground vehicle (UAV/UGV) sensor systems including creation and purveyance of marketing material, and coordination of trade show expositions promoting capabilities.

    Ø  Representation within the technical community: Sensor Systems Engineer (Consultant) for the Penn State Lunar Lion Google Lunar X-Prize Team and Officer for the Pittsburgh Chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI PGH).

    Ø  Systems engineering for UAV and UGV applications including novel sensor payloads and architectures, inertial navigation systems, communication systems, and platform/vehicle integration with exercise demonstration.

    Ø  Applied research and development: extensive experience implementing test procedures with field testing, data collection, and systems analysis towards achievement of predicted performance models.

    Ø  Author of project plans, monthly/final reports, conference papers, presentations and whitepapers, test procedures and performance reports, subcontractor statements of work and proposal evaluation criteria.


    Astrobotic Technology, Inc. -

    Project Manager and Business Analyst, Consultant (2007 - Present):

    Ø  Led management and costing approach for a NASA Technology Demonstration Mission proposal, “Skylight: Pinpointing Planetary Destinations”

    Ø  Business plan and enterprise contributions include workforce staffing plans, professional partnering and teaming arrangements, and business development initiatives for payload sales.

    Ø  Managed a NASA Lunar Surface Systems Concepts Study, “Configuring Innovative Regolith Moving Techniques for Lunar Outposts”. Responsible for customer relations and satisfaction as well as task coordination, prioritization, and direction for the team. Co-authored reports and presentation materials.

    Ø  Conducted a technical feasibility study with economic analysis of mission scenarios to deliver lunar produced propellant for sale to refueling depots in low Earth orbit. Examined the business case and projected cost/return associated with various mission architectures in conjuncture with NASA’s lunar exploration strategy (ESAS).


    The Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute -

    Research and Analysis Engineer, Space Robotics & Aerospace Engineering Projects (2002 -2008):

    Ø  Examined Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts (RASC) including research into sun-synchronous “Magellan” routes of lunar poles, determining trade space for rover speed, travel distance, and available science time. Developed material presented to the “Presidential Commissionon the Moon, Mars and Beyond”.

    Ø  Researched and refined lunar rover mission architecture to traverse the rim of Shackleton; cross-referenced Hydrogen dispersion with areas of frequent illumination and access to potential water ice. 

    Ø  Developed a detailed scenario for robotic mining of ice from lunar regolith with in-situ processing for propellant production. Findings presented at a NASA workshop and the Space Resources Roundtable.

    Ø  Coordinated fundraising and sponsorship efforts for the DARPA Grand Challenge autonomous robot race.


    Restart, Inc.  

    Project Manager, Consultant (2011): Managed and engineered development and integration of an interactive fire safety exhibit.  Responsible for contractor coordination and client communication/satisfaction from system design through implementation.

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