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     Date Submitted:20-09-2013
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     Current job:Senior Spaceflight Safety Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Launch Systems, Business Services
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    Aerospace Engineer accomplished in delivering superior engineering analysis through leadership, high profile projects, operational support, while developing and directing an expanded aerospace & spaceflight knowledge base

     

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

    ·         Extensive experience in flight operations, engineering analysis, system integration, human spaceflight, safety, realtime support and training coordination.

    ·         Leadership experience with high-level projects that require achieving aggressive deadlines.

    ·         Proven track record of developing real-time analytical evaluation in high-stress environments.

    ·         Effective communicator & presenter of documents, reports, and technical engineering studies.

    ·         I have a Standard Form 85P for Public Trust (with fingerprints) on file.

    ·         Certified private pilot – Visual Flight Rules.

    ·         Multiple Engineer Grade promotions.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    VIRGIN GALACTIC                               Mojave, CA & Las Cruces, NM

    Spaceflight Safety Assurance Officer                                         2011-2013

    Ensured a safe spaceflight experience for a commercial spaceflight company.  Responsible for setting up safety, risk, and operational policies.

    ·         Developed & implemented company safety risk policies.

    ·         Contributed to FAA Commercial Space License application by authoring emergency response policy & strategies, safety management system development, and review of other safety items embedded within application.

    ·         Served on the SpaceShip2 cabin interior development team as sole safety representative & subject matter expert on zero-g behaviors.

    ·         Provide risk assessments & mitigations through the creation of mission flight rules & hazard report analysis.

    ·         Functions as a key member in creating & sustaining a healthy safety culture.

     

    SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP (SAIC)                                        Houston, TX

    Senior Spacewalk Operations Safety Engineer                                    2009–2011

    Responsible for Extra-Vehicular Activity, or spacewalk, operational safety & mission assurance.  Evaluation and risk analysis of orbital spaceflight under NASA Safety & Mission Assurance contract. 

    ·         Develops operational safety evaluation of procedures, flight rules, program methodology, and hardware modification risk evaluation.  Contribute to flight technique panels and change boards. 

    ·         Provide real-time support of spacewalk activities in the Mission Evaluation/Engineering Support Room of the Mission Control Center. 

    ·         Integrate multiple system safety disciplines into comprehensive analyses. 

    ·         Acts as Flight Lead for spacewalk activities on space shuttle/space station flights, for mission support in the Mission Control Center.  This is the second earned Mission Control Center certification.

    ·         Functions as a lead Training Coordinator.  Revises and updates training & certification guides for mission support engineers & shift leaders for real-time mission support at the Extra-Vehicular Activity Safety Console within the Mission Control Center.  Ensure proper agreement with the Safety & Mission Assurance contract’s Personal Qualification Program.  Acts as a training mentor for other safety engineering personnel that requests cross-training.

    ·         Continues the shift leader certification & operational eligibility to work in Space Shuttle Operational Safety function in the Mission Evaluation/Engineering Support Room of the Mission Control Center.

     

    SCIENCE APPLICATIONS INTERNATIONAL CORP (SAIC)                             Houston, TX

    Space Shuttle Flight Operations Safety Engineer                         2000–2009

    Space Shuttle operational safety & mission assurance evaluation and risk analysis for ascent, orbit, entry & abort phases of shuttle flight under the Safety & Mission Assurance contract. 

    ·         Named prime point of contact for all entry & landing phases of shuttle flight.  Duties include operational safety evaluation of procedures, flight rules, program methodology, hardware modification and software updates. Contributed to flight technique panels and change boards. 

    ·         Provided realtime support of space shuttle flights in the Mission Evaluation/Engineering Support Room of the Mission Control Center as a Flight Lead and Shuttle Safety Console coordinator. 

    ·         Functioned as a lead Training Coordinator.  Created and delegated training topics in the certification of mission support engineers & shift leaders for real-time mission support at the Space Shuttle Safety Console within the Mission Control Center.  Maintained training records, scheduled training sessions, and assigned training topics.

    ·         Selected as a Lead Safety representative for the Landing Operations Support Panel. Responsible for technical review process for shuttle orbiter landing support techniques, support facilities, and landing site operations.

    ·         Served as Launch Commit Criteria Working Group voting member.  Became Safety representative with voting authority for the entire safety community.  Acted within the review process of all the technical criteria rules of launching the Space Shuttle Orbiter.

    ·         Reviewed initial design of multiple operational requirement documents under the Constellation Program.

     

    LOCKHEED MARTIN SPACE OPERATIONS                            Houston, TX

    Aerospace Engineer                                                 1997-2000

    Operational and engineering analysis of flight control systems of Space Shuttle Ascent, Abort, Entry & Landing phases of flight, for the Science Engineering, Analysis & Test Contract for NASA – Johnson Space Center. 

    ·         Participated in engineering support team of each Vertical Motion Simulator Shuttle landing studies and crew training simulation at NASA Ames Research Center.

    ·         Developed ideas and executed engineering analysis for recommendations to the Space Shuttle Abort Improvement Team.  

    ·         Lead the engineering team that generated baseline shuttle abort data for the Vehicle Abort Capability assessment.

    ·         Functioned as primary department engineer for Shuttle Contingency Aborts. 

    ·         Briefed astronaut crews on abort survivability with flight vehicles with challenging weight & balance properties.

    ·         Selected as prime point of contact for the forward cockpit of the Shuttle Engineering Simulator. Collaborated and troubleshot with customers and internal colleagues regarding all forward cockpit hardware & software troubleshooting, real-time simulation operation, scheduling, glass cockpit development, software & hardware implementation, integration and verification.

     

    EDUCATION

     

    Miami University                          Oxford, OH

    Bachelor of Science in Aeronautics

    American University of Paris

    Conversant in French and Spanish.

    Fred Pryor Seminar Series:

    ·         Managing Emotions Under Pressure

    ·         Coaching Skills for Managers & Supervisors

    SAIC Leadership Training

    National Transportation Safety Board – Training Center:

    Aircraft Accident Investigation for Aviation Professionals

           

    COMPUTER SKILLS

     

    Hardware:            Desktops & laptops, Silicon Graphics servers, networked workstations, digital voice intercommunication devices

    Software:  Windows, Microsoft Office suite, various Microsoft tools, UNIX, FORTRAN, HTML

     

                                     

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    Aerospace engineering, realtime fight support, simulation, analysis, test, aircraft, presentations, general aviation, municipal airport, flight school, corporate jet, helicopter, customer, Standard Form 85P


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