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     Date Submitted:18-01-2013
     Last Modified:18-01-2013 (09:47)
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     Current job:Graduate Researcher, Management Sciences
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
     KeywordsManagement, Engineering


    Leadership position in the space industry where my decisions have a positive impact on organizational effectiveness.


    • A unique combination of management acumen and engineering skills

    • Seven years experience as an RF designer and project engineer in the international space industry, including two years leading multidisciplinary engineering teams through the proposal process

    • Proven history leading the development of complex passive microwave assemblies and ancillaries for space applications from concept through verification and delivery

    • Ensures compliance to contract requirements by deploying structured risk, schedule, and quality management techniques

    • Intentions-focused negotiation style, finding common ground behind conflicting positions and ensuring all stakeholders at all levels are satisfied

    • Actively identifies, proposes, and implements process improvements from lessons-learned

    • Project Management Professional (PMP) certified, graduate level education in management

    Work Experience

    University of Waterloo, Department of Management Sciences

    Graduate Researcher

    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2011 – 2013)

    • Expanding management body of knowledge by researching the relationships between engineering design quality, motivation, and manufacturing schedule

    • Demonstrated an approximately $4million CAD (2% of revenue) annual cost increase due to ITAR export controls for COM DEV

    COM DEV International Limited, Multiplexer Business Unit

    Liaison Engineer

    Bangalore, Karnataka, India (2011)

    • Trained and coached off-shore team to successfully build, test, and deliver 100 units to COM DEV

    • Designed requirements, process, and quality system to eliminate need for COM DEV engineering support

    Advanced Member of Technical Staff – RF Engineering

    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (2006 – 2010)

    • Proposed and implemented engineering process solutions reducing non-recurring effort by 80% throughout business unit

    • Led proposal engineering teams to develop over 50 unique solutions that balanced RFP requirements and COMDEV’s risk policies

    • Led development of high and low power passive microwave assemblies from contract award through test and delivery, ensuring scope and schedule are met

    • Managed dozens of products simultaneously at various stages in their lifecycle ensuring risks and priorities were communicated to all stakeholders

    • Reviewed and analyzed high volumes of low and high power test data ensuring in-family performance and conformance

    • Relied on as technical interface to international customers (including EADS Astrium, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Thales Alenia Space) from critical design review through delivery

    Member of Technical Staff – RF Engineering

    Cambridge, Ontario, Canada (2004 – 2006)

    • Designed, documented, and supported test campaigns with a focus on strategic requirements validation and clear communication

    • Led failure analysis campaigns applying structured root cause analysis techniques to efficiently resolve test anomalies

    Supplementary Training

    University of Waterloo

    Waterloo, Ontario, Canada (2005)

    Communications Satellite Systems (Audit)

    • Prepared and presented a report analyzing trends and providing supporting economic rationale for increasing capacity of communication satellite systems

    • Studied satellite systems concepts including link budgets, EIRP, and figure of merit


    University of Waterloo (2013 expected), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Master of Applied Sciences in Management Sciences (MASc)

    York University (2008), Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

    Masters Certificate in Project Management

    Lakehead University (2004), Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada

    Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree (B.Eng)

    RCC College of Technology (2002), Toronto, Ontario, Canada

    Honors Electronics Engineering Technologist Diploma


    Accomplished using Microsoft Excel and macros for data analysis, simulation, and project management. Proficient with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Project, OpenProj, and SAP. Comfortable in Windows, Unix and Linux environments.

    Technical Skills

    Predict performance of passive microwave components from UHF to Ka-Band including circulators, terminations, couplers, filters, and multiplexers. Mass, power handling and RF performance tradeoffs. Ansoft HFSS, CST Design Studio, Matlab, Octave, Scilab.


    Project Management Institute (PMI),

    Project Management Professional (PMP) Certified (2009 – present)


    Native English, basic French.

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