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     Date Submitted:17-02-2013
     Last Modified:18-02-2013 (02:35)
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     Current job:Senior Systems Engineer
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services


    Offer a unique combination of education and expertise including Master of Aeronautical Science/ Bachelor Of Mechanical Technology, Spacecraft Safety,  Air Traffic Systems research and management, Flight Crew Operation Integration, Air Safety Engineer, flight test engineer/ crew member, and project coordination. Extensive experience with troubleshooting and problem-solving technical issues while interfacing with multiple organizations.  Proven ability to deliver innovative solutions that fully support meeting cost, schedule, and corporate objectives, e,g, saved millions of dollars at NASA and Boeing through innovative solutions such as flight test vehicle choice, intellectual property protection, and reduction in overall 787/747-8/777 program costs.


    ICARUS INTERSTELLAR                                                 SEPTEMBER 2011- PRESENT

    Lead Designer-Module 18- Spacecraft Safety and Survivability

    Responsibilitiesinclude internal and external safety analysis. Conduct safety reviews into the potential failure modes of the Icarus mission, and a preliminary reliability analysis for a Daedalus-like mission. Educate and lead the II Team with regards to Safety & Reliability processes and requirements.


    Highlight Of Achievements

    ·         Systems Integration, Systems of Systems Management, and Systems Safety, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA

    ·          Working across the various departments at Icarus, currently putting together Systems Requirements, Design-Build Teams and Integrated Product Teams with a Safety focus


    TASC, INC.                                                   SEPTEMBER 2010 – PRESENT


    Senior Aerospace Systems Engineer- Next Gen Implementation & Integration

    Responsibilities included acting as a senior consultant to the FAA on NextGen I & I, Program Risk Management, Integrated Master Schedule, Air-Ground Equipage, Unmanned Aerial Systems integration into the National Airspace System (member of RTCA SC-203), Systems Safety and Risk, Human Factors for Next Gen. Performed safety analyses for NextGen per SMS.


    Highlight Of Achievements

    ·      Originator of new methodology for speedier and more precise way of getting overall acceptance of UAS in the NAS- improved safety and certification data tracking via the ETOPS process per Advisory Circular, Federal Aviation Regulations and FAA Orders

    ·      Technical Lead for 1090 MHz Spectrum Congestion Mitigation safety analyses, leading 2 other subcontractors, assessing several alternatives from a safety perspective, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA/SMS

    ·      Worked on SC-203 Working Group 4- generating safety requirements for UAS in the NAS

    ·      As Interoperabilty Focal for Air-Ground Equipage, assessing NextGen systems effects on airplane safety and performance

    ·      Working out processes of combining Program Risk Management with Integrated Master Schedule to increase Program visibility



    NATIONAL AERONAUTICS & SPACE ADMINISTRATION                            JULY 2009 – MAY 2010


    GS-14/Senior Aerospace Engineer –Air Traffic Operations Simulation (ATOS) Lead/Senior NextGen Air Traffic Systems Safety Analysis

    Responsibilities included planning and scheduling research in the Air Traffic Operations Lab (ATOL), coordinating between Branch management and Project Principal Investigators, developing 5-year plan for the ATOL, performing systems safety assessments on NextGen air traffic systems, and proposing/integrating new flight deck interfaces for these systems


    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      Conflict Detection & Resolution flight deck interfaces for Autonomous Flight Rules/AFR Safety assessment- work with industry pilots and NASA researchers  to ensure that Airborne Self Separation proposals meet the safety requirements of the NAS

    ·      Safety Assessment Team focal for NASA- Interval Management, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA

    ·      introduce new human factors models for IM/AFR

    ·      Technical Manager (TM)/Contract Officer Technical Representative (COTR) for various contracts

    ·      Award for Outstanding Performance from Langley Research Center Director


    THE BOEING COMPANY                                      AUGUST 1984 – JUNE 2009


    Engineer 3 – Flight Deck/Flight Crew Operations Integration                  (November 2006 to June 2009)

    Responsibilities included Airframe Systems for 747-8, 777 Freighter, 747/767/777 Production, and 747-8 Engineering Cab Simulator Focal


    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      Planned and performed testing for 747-8 Simulator (Engineering Cab) in support of FAR Part 25 certification program.

    ·      Devised/performed regular regression testing in the 747-8 Cab.

    ·      Innovated with new crew operations procedures for all models listed above, using CRM and other flight deck safety processes.

    ·      Performed safety analyses on new flight deck designs, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA.

    ·      Mechanical Systems/ Landing Gear/ Hydraulics focal for Flight Deck- design/ build/certification per FAR Part 25


    Engineer 3- Airplane Safety Engineering                           (October 2000 to November 2006)

    787 Airplane Safety/Analysis: Responsibilities included leading the Systems Survivability Review Team, analyzing aircraft and systems survivability. Also represent Airplane Safety as focal for Propulsion, ETOPS, Mech/Hydraulics and Flight Controls.

    In-service Air Safety included analyzing aircraft events and making safety determinations/dispositions utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA, and representing the Air Safety organization at Engineering Investigation Board/Fleet Support Review Board/Safety Review Board/AIR Board. Support accident investigations and continuing airworthiness objectives for Boeing aircraft.


    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      787 System Survivability Review Team leader: Led a multi-disciplinary team analyzing aircraft systems against airplane threats for purposes of determining aircraft survivability. Recommend configuration changes to program as required. Use lessons learned from previous accidents and in-service events to drive design safety requirements (e.g. TWA 800/SFAR 88, USAir 427/Rudder hardover )

    ·      Used tools such as CAFTA/CATIA/ ENOVIA to evaluate different proposed designs for SSRT

    ·      Established Particular Risks Analysis plan for 787 Program per SAE ARP 4761, utilizing such tools as FHA/FTA/FMEA/ESA

    ·      707/727/737 Safety Advisor focal for all Air Safety issues and supported accident investigations on these aircraft- e.g., led a team investigating wire design in the cockpit as a result of 737 events / Swissair 111 MD-11 fire/ etc.

    ·      Propulsion Technical focal for Safety on 707/727/737/737NG/787 aircraft


    Specialist Airplane Level Test/FAA Part 21/25 Certification Engineer                        (June 1993 to October 2000)

    Flight Testing/Certification: Responsibilities included interfacing between Boeing Flight Test and the FAA to ensure FAR Part 25 certification efforts on the 777 series, the 767-300/-400ER and the 747-400 airplanes were successful; creating and implementing Behavior Assurance Plan/Service Ready flight testing; originating and applying waivers and exemptions from applicable Federal Aviation Regulations. Planned/conducted all First Of A Model flight testing on the 777/747/767.


    Highlight of Achievements

    ·      777 Flight Test certification/FAA coordination: Aided in obtaining joint FAA/JA type certification and ETOPS type design approval – an aviation first for transport category aircraft. Responsible for Function & Reliability flight testing per FAR 21.35, Part 25

    ·      Planned/performed ETOPS and F&R testing for 777-200/-300


    Senior Flight Test Operations Engineer                             (January 1987 to June 1993)

    Flight Test: Responsibilities included control and maintenance of Flight Test airplanes' engineering configuration, test directing, flight test operations safety, troubleshooting and resolving technical issues pertaining to Flight Test airplanes, controlling test airplanes' gross weight and center of gravity while in flight, and ensuring cabin safety.


    Highlights of Achievements:

    ·      Lead Operations Engineer on several Flight Test programs.

    ·      Duties included all FAR Part 25 flight and ground testing, and ensuring interior certification / flammability requirements were met 



    o    Private Pilot with ~ 1200 hours in various aircraft types. 3000 hours as a flight test engineer on all Boeing models

    o    Aircraft Accident Investigation & Management I & II – Embry Riddle Aeronautical University

    o    Aircraft Certification, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas

    o    Certification and Continued Airworthiness for FAA – Designated Engineering Representatives, The Boeing Company, Seattle, WA



    Stevens Institute Of Technology –  Graduate Certificate in Systems Engineering expected in 2013

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Master Of Aeronautical Science (December 2004). Specializations in Flight Operations and Aircraft/System Safety

    Purdue University – Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Technology (1984); Minors in Astronomy, Physical and Biological Anthropology

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