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     Date Submitted:09-12-2012
     Last Modified:09-12-2012 (02:04)
    Job information
     Current job:Sr Engineer/Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:, , Launch Systems, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsLaunch and Range Ground Systems specialist. Wide industry experience satellite processing-launch-ground-mission operations

    Systems Engineering, Project/Program management, Business development

    Over 25 Years Successful Project/Program Management, Acquisition Strategies, Business Development

    US Department of Defense, Domestic and International Commercial Space Programs

    Launch Systems Mechanical Equipment & Sustainment Lead, Mission Operations, TT&C Site Development, Equipment IV&V, Clean Room Technologies, Data Center Design & Build, Manufacturing Control Systems & Automation, Software Systems Development, 

    Active DoD Secret Clearance, EVM Trained, NATO Security Training, AF IA & Safety Training Certification

    Familiar with FAR, ITAR, ICAO, FCC Regulations and Compliance

    Technical SETA Employee of the Quarter, Space & Missile Systems, Strategies Division, First Quarter 2012


    Skills and Achievements


    • USAF Space & Missile Systems, Launch & Range Directorate (SMC/LR) Acquisition Team – Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV) Commercial Contract Development Team, Acquisition Strategies, Performance Work Statement and QASP Development Team, Commercial contract restructure and cost efficiencies for commercial Space Launch
    • USAF SMC/LR Strategies and Generation and Operations Team – Launch and Range Strategies, Systems Engineering Technical Employee of the Quarter 2012. Earned Value Analysis methodologies (WinSight). Launch and Range mission operations.  EELV Program Office Launch site infrastructure civilian project manager, EELV Launch Capabilities contract infrastructure section development. Commercial lease/license asset program office liaison (infrastructure).
    • Trident Space & Defense (TSD), Downrange Program Office – Exemplary management for 15+ years of multi-discipline subcontractor teams for development of OCONUS operations, range facilities and international communication systems. +$100M high-reliability downrange TT&C development, operations and sustainment delivered on-schedule, within budget.

    Systems Engineering

    • EELV Program Office, Atlas V and Delta IV GSE and infrastructure development and sustainment. Responsibilities encompass the following disciplines: 1) ECS Systems, 2) Hydraulic/Pneumatics, 3) Propellant supply, 4) Umbilicals, lanyards, retract systems, 5) Site Power, 6) Communications, 7) Communications, 8) Structures – Vertical Integration Facilities, Mobile Service Towers, Mobile Launch Platform,  Mobile Assembly Shelter, Fixed Umbilical Towers and Swing Arms.  
    • Primary Systems Engineer responsible for design, build, operations and maintenance of multiple 11M & 5M TT&C antenna installation, IV&V, acceptance testing. Management of subcontractor networks, license, leases, permits and government liaison.
    • International communications networks installation, test and mission operations.


    Software Systems Development

    • EELV Program Office lead civilian responsible for conceptual development of government launch asset management and mission assurance software system. Currently released for beta testing.
    • Developed centralized enterprise management systems including modules for Asset Management, WIP, Engineering, Quality Assurance, Procurement, and Financial Controls. Originally developed on COGNOS software suite and later migrated to ORACLE.   Based on HP3000 and HP1000 hardware platforms, Cisco routers, and multi-vendor hubs.  


    Career summary


    Sr. Project Manager, Atlas V and Delta IV Ground Segment Engineering, Facilities and Infrastructure

    Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) support contract as direct report to Los Angeles Air Force Base, Launch and Range Systems Directorate, EELV Atlas V and Delta IV Program Office. Responsible for GSE and Infrastructure, subcontractor surveillance and reporting of Air Force Ground Support Equipment, Facilities (mission) and Infrastructure (communications) at Vandenberg Air Force Base and Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Atlas V and Delta IV launch complexes.  Mission operations in support of all EELV missions since mid-2011.  


    2009 – 2010         PFM SOLUTIONS

    Consultant - Sr. Systems Engineer

    Consultant to senior engineering with primary responsibility for site development concepts, installation, supply chain and logistics in support of antenna systems development and installation.



    1996 – 2008         Trident Space & Defense (TSD)

                    Sr. Project Manager, Site Development & Engineering

                    Primary responsibility for concurrent development of Guam, Republic of Palau, Perth TT&C stations including design, development, sustainment and operations.  Launch communications engineer, mission operations team. Liaison to Office of Governor of Guam.  Over 12-years development, sustainment and operations.


                    Business Development - Primary responsibilities for feasibility studies for Japanese Space Agency space port concepts - Conceptual designs, RF surveys, site selection, acquisition, development and logistics.  Lead architect for the introduction of basic space concepts and ‘space camp’ to local high school students to promote space literacy.    Corporate representative to Office of the President in South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati. Liaison for Sea Launch, LLC during initial discussions of space launch concepts and environmental studies with Republic of Kiribati and South Pacific Regional Environmental Program (SPREP), Apia, American Samoa.  Liaison to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) project, Albuquerque New Mexico, providing collaborative assistance to NOAA and regional governments within south pacific.


    1987 – 1995        TRIDENT SPACE & DEFENSE (TSD)

                    Manager of Information Systems and Telecommunications

    Manager of Information Systems for the design, development, installation, infrastructure, and training of corporate asset management systems computing and communications (PBX voice, data, video, T1, FT1, Frame Relay, Token Ring, SONET).


    1982 –1987         TRW Microelectronics Center

                    Section Head

    Responsible for DoD microelectronics processing equipment automation center. Design, installation, infrastructure development, and training of facilities automation, asset management software systems and data collection systems. Memory and processing microelectronics integration on MilStar and Cassini space vehicles. Class 10, 1000 and 10000 laboratory clean room experience.


    1979 –1982         TRW LSI Products

                    Intern and Full Time Engineer

    Integrated Circuits Manufacturing Process Engineer. Member of Integrated Circuit Process Automation, Test and Failure Analysis staff.



    Florida Institute of Technology – Pending, 4.0 GPA to date

    -    MBA – Management

    -    ECD - June 2013


    California State University, Long Beach, School of Engineering - Dean’s Honor Roll

    –         Bachelor of Science, Industrial Technology Electronics. 


    Extensive specialized curriculum available upon request



    Commendations and Certifications

    SMC/LRS SETA Technical Employee of the Quarter – Q’1 2012

    Information Assurance, US Air Force

    NATO Security Certification

    ELSA & HDV Safety Certification

    US Air Force Launch Complex Safety Certification

    Various USAF Individual Commendations on file. Available upon request


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