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     Date Submitted:17-01-2013
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     Current job:Asst. Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:US only
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsBroad based Aerospace Engineer, with technical abilities in avionics, software, payloads, simulation, robotics, and communications, as well as industry and public policy. Commercial space a top emphasis.
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    SUMMARY

    Detail and results oriented Senior Engineer and Manager with nearly 20 years of experience in software and systems design, development and analysis experience, along with simulation, avionics, payloads, robotics (including flight H/W), orbital mechanics, human factors and user interface, communications, and requirements analysis.  Agile programming, object oriented programming

     

    Key Skills


    ·   Software design and development, test

    ·   Space industry Subject Matter Expert  

    ·   AIAA Region IV Deputy Director, Public Policy

    ·   Decade of Elected Official experience, including serving on multiple Boards

    ·   Leadership positions of increasing authority and depth in civic, community, political, technical and professional arenas

    ·   Oversee multi-million dollar budgets, projects and personnel

    ·   Change Management/Change Engineering


     

    WORK EXPERIENCE

     

    Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) - Asst. Manager, Dow Chemical, Freeport, TX 2011-

    •   Performed as subject matter expert and regulatory specialist for Environmental issues, arising from TCEQ and EPA permits for 5 natural gas power plants

    •   Permitting issues include Title V permits, Non-attainment New Source Review (NSR) permits, Standard permits, Maintenance Startup and Shutdown (MSS) permits, RCRA topics, wastewater, and SPCC

    •   Oversaw 2 TCEQ on-site permit compliance investigations with no findings; gained commendations

    •   Decomposed all permit language into compliance demonstration plans, allowing plant staff to easily understand and absorb permit requirements in their daily processes

    •   Automated data collection systems to allow for stream lined reporting and effective record-keeping

    •   Provided engineering input into EH&S Management of Change issues for all Power plants

    •   Participated in six sigma teams, root cause investigations, and issue resolutions for EH&S topics

    •   Participated in new plant development meetings for power plant additions and energy projects

     

    Member Engineering Staff IVV, United Space Alliance, Houston, TX, 2000–2010

    •   Performed engineering analysis for International Space Station (ISS) for the Astronaut Office

    •   Served as de facto lead for ISS payloads group for six years, where I managed efforts of five other Payload Engineers.

    •   Lead software representative for payloads group for Astronaut Office. 

    •   3 years as Astronaut Office Prime representative for the space station software technical Board, the Joint Software Review Panel (JSRP).                                               

    •   3 years as backup for Astronaut Office on the Avionics and Software Control Board (ASCB), the program level board for overall International Space Station avionics.

    •   Prime representative for Astronaut Office for Payloads Displays and Human Interface topics, and for all issues and requirements relating to displays across all Payloads.

    •   Astronaut Office resident expert on Display Graphics Commonality Standards (DGCS).

     

    Member Technical Staff III, MD Space Robotics Corp., Houston, TX, Oct.  99 – Nov. 2000

    •   Performed Flight Software/Hardware integration for the Space Station Remote Manipulator System (SSRMS), for the OEM (formerly SPAR) for all shuttle/station robotic arms.

    •   Performed calibration of flight cameras for the SSRMS and Mobile Base System (MBS), using strict procedures for handling flight equipment.

    •   Participated in end–to–end testing at avionics test lab, and with real SSRMS at KSC.

     

    Senior Software Engineer, GeoLogics, Houston, TX, Feb. 98 – Sept. 99 (contract to USA)

    •   Served as Group Lead for the Powered Flight Numerical Integration (PFNI) of the Trajectory System Upgrade Project (TSUP).  As Lead I wrote weekly status reports for the PFNI group, coordinated work efforts, as well as performed detailed design, reviews, coding, and unit test of modifications for PFNI.

    •   Performed detailed design, reviews, coding, unit test, and system integration of modifications for the Powered Explicit Guidance (PEG).

    •   Performed detailed design, reviews, coding, and unit test of modifications for the approximately fifty general utilities library routines for TSUP. 

    •   Provided shuttle mission flight support for current MOC trajectory code.

     

    Senior Software Engineer, Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Houston, TX, Jan. 97– Feb. 98

    •    Performed requirements analysis and definition, review, and development for the Flight Dynamics Planning and Analysis (FDPA), a subsystem of the Integrated Planning System (IPS).

    •    Performed detailed design and coding for the IPS FDPA Vector Compare near real-time analysis tool.

    •    Developed procedures and performed software unit testing, unit integration testing, and final acceptance testing.

    •    Provided shuttle mission flight support for current IPS product for flight dynamics.

     

    AIAA Congressional Fellow, Washington, D.C., 1995-96 calendar years. 

    •   Worked for the U.S. Representative of the 9th Congressional District of Texas, the home of Johnson Space Center.  I served as a Legislative Assistant covering all Science Committee duties.  This included telecommunications and transportation issues.  Science committee duties included issues arising from membership on Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee and Energy and Environment Subcommittee.  My foremost concern was space issues.  I performed research and background work necessary to mark up authorization bills for the Science committee, which includes the NASA budget.  I managed media/public forum issues for the U.S. Representative during my Congressional Fellowship, particularly concerning space or science topics.  I was the point of interaction between the office and the Clear Lake Area Economic Development Foundation (CLAEDF)—now call the Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership (BAHEP) concerning JSC issues, as well as other community issues.  Some legislative highlights during my tenure as the AIAA Fellow include:  the telecommunications reform Act of 1996, the shuttle prime contract consolidation to USA, and the X-33 (RLV) prototype initial authorization.

     

    Senior Software Engineer, LORAL Vought Systems, Dallas, TX, Feb. 94 – Dec. 94

    •   Performed object oriented requirements definition, development, review, and analysis for the Improved Fire Control System (IFCS), a real-time, Ada-language software project to upgrade the Army Multiple Launch Rocket System. (MLRS).

    •   Performed objected oriented detailed design and coding for MLRS IFCS.

    •   Performed Ada peer coding reviews and tutored co-workers on Rational Ada software development platform.

     

     

    Applications Engineer I, II, Systems Engineer, CAE–Link, Houston, TX, Jun. 90 – Oct. 93

    •   Performed objected oriented software requirements, design, and code development for the Network Training System (NTS) portion of the Space Station Training Facility (SSTF).

    •   Modeled TDRS tracking and complete Radio Frequency (RF) simulation, including: line of sight calculations, AOS/LOS determinations, Equations of Motion (EOM) for both TDRS and SSF, TDRS attitude determination, integration algorithms for EOM, coordinate transformations, Sun Outage and Earth obscuration calculations, Spacecraft and Ground antenna pointing angles.

    •   Contribute to compilation of cost data, identification of programmatic risks and development of a risk assessment and management plan for SSVTF.

    •   Due to manager-described excellent communication skills, was tasked to make all presentations and progress summaries to customer (NASA).

     

    EDUCATION    

     

    Bachelor of Science, Aerospace Engineering

    University of Texas at Austin

     

    SKILLS/LICENSES

     

    Passed Engineer–in–Training (EIT) exam–part of the Professional Engineering (PE) license program from the Texas Board of Professional Engineers

     

    SPECIAL ENGINEERING SKILLS

    •   4 years C language Agile programming experience, 5 years Object–Oriented Ada programming.

    •   Experience in Agile software and through life cycle process  –  requirements, design, programming.

    •   Experience with spaceflight hardware handling procedures, and flight hardware/software integration.

    •   Considered to excel at giving oral presentations and reviews, to all audiences levels.

    •   Able to communicate verbally and in writing –clearly, effectively, and concisely.

    •   Maintained legislative contacts from AIAA Congressional Fellowship.

    •   Knowledge of current space issues—governmental, private, commercial, and international.

    •  Know the difference in value and cost in an 80% solution vs. 90% solution vs.  99.9%+ solution.

     

    PUBLICATIONS

     

    •   AIAA Horizons, Dec. 1997, Volume 21, Number 4, pg.12-13,16, “Congressional Contacts”

    •   Aerospace America, March 1996, pg. B15,B18, “Issues Facing the 104th Congress”

    •   Aerospace America, June 1995, pg. B15, “The 104th Congress to Date”

    •   Space News, April 17-23, 1995, pg. 15, “Russian Role Causes Concern”

    •   NASA-CR-186669 December 15, 1989, “An Earth Orbiting Satellite Service and Repair Facility”

     

    ORGANIZATIONS/AWARDS    

     

    •   Co-founder, Director--Governmental relations, Policy forTexas Space Alliance (ongoing.)

    ·         Elected to Kemah City Council (Pos. 4) May 2003.  Reelected 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011 (ongoing.)

    ·         Chosen Mayor Pro Tem of City of Kemah, Texas, (2007-2009, 2012-ongoing)

    ·         AIAA National Public Policy Committee (ongoing)

    ·         AIAA Region IV Deputy Director, Public Policy (2005-2012)

    ·         Treasurer and Executive Board member, Galveston County United Board of Health (2008-2011)

    -- Special Recognition award for dedicated service to Galveston County

    ·         Appointed to Houston Galveston Area Council (HGAC) representing City of Kemah.

    ·         Member of Clear Creek Independent School District (CCISD) Long Term planning committee;  served on several of the CCISD bond committees.

    ·         Appointed Kemah City Council (Position 4) to fill vacant seat, Sept 2002-May 2003.

    ·         Past President of Kemah Community Development (4B) Corporation.

    ·         AIAA Special Service Award 2002-2003

    ·         Public Policy Chairman, AIAA Houston Section, 1997-1999, and various other times

    ·         Multiple AIAA Public Policy (PP) Awards


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