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     Date Submitted:25-09-2013
     Last Modified:25-09-2013 (03:54)
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Own country
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Launch Systems
     KeywordsProfessional Project Manager with a successful record of implementing multi-million dollar aerospace & high-technology engineering projects. Capable of leading cross-functional teams within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope.
    Professional Summary

    Professional Project Manager with a successful record of implementing multi-million dollar aerospace & high-technology engineering projects.  Capable of leading cross-functional teams within the constraints of schedule, budget and scope.  Experienced in working in the government contracting environment.
    * Budget & schedule management incl. earned value
    * Risk & configuration management
    * Resource & procurement management
    * Launch vehicle test & validation
    * Government contracting
    * Launch facility modifications
    * Integration across multiple contractors
    * Launch vehicle integration
    Professional Accomplishments
    Project Management
    * Managed the $11M electronics suite upgrade to the Pacific Missile Test Range Safety Ship Worthy for Kwajalein Range Services at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2005 - 2008.
    o Led the Project Management Team in scope, time, cost, quality, risk & procurement management.
    o Managed $6M worth of procurement and sub-contractors.
    o Successfully completed the project $300K under-budget and on-time to the satisfaction of stakeholders (MIT/Lincoln Labs, Missile Defense Agency (MDA) & U.S. Army).
    * Supervised twenty simultaneous multi-million dollar improvement and modernization projects for Kwajalein Range Services at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2007 - 2008
    o Developed and implemented a new Project Management process per modern PM standards & trained new Project Managers in both PM practice and the use of MS Project. 
    o Monitored all project budgets & schedules and reported project status to stakeholders.
    * Provided consulting services as the on-site contract representative for the $2M dry-docking of the U.S. Army Range Safety Ship Worthy for Rick Goltz Consulting in Cairns, Australia, 2009.
    o Processed Change Requests, estimated costs, coordinated with stakeholders, submitted final approval/disapproval to shipyard sub-contractor. 
    o Monitored contractor work for quality & completeness. Closed-out completed Change Requests & approved payments to contractor. Shipyard experience.
    * Managed ALL engineering requirements for the Space Shuttle Discovery as the Lead Orbiter Project Engineer for United Space Alliance at Kennedy Space Center, 1994 - 1998.
    o Compiled, assigned, tracked, verified implementation and reported the completion of all engineering requirements to USA & NASA management for each launch of Discovery.
    * Integrated modifications to Space Shuttle ground support equipment across all engineering systems as a GSE Project Engineer for United Space Alliance at Kennedy Space Center, 1990 - 1994.
    * Conducted test, check-out and launch & landing operations of Space Shuttle fuel cell power-plant (FCP) and Power Reactant Storage distribution (PRSD) systems as a Systems Engineer for Lockheed Space Operations Corporation at Kennedy Space Center, 1985 - 1990. 
    o Extensive launch control console and cryogenic system experience.
    o Participated in the original installation of the PRSD cryogenic piping, valving & storage systems at launch pad B during the conversion from Apollo to Space Shuttle Programs.
    * Designed and supervised the manufacture and installation of power & propulsion systems on Space Shuttles as a Design Engineer for Rockwell International in both Downey and Palmdale, California, 1981 - 1985.
    * Led all aspects of a 14-year world circumnavigation from conception to completion aboard the sailing vessel Voyager, 1998 - 2013. 
    o Extensive experience in vessel management and improvising engineering solutions. 
    o Managed multiple simultaneous contractors during six vessel haul-outs in 3rd world environments.
    * Managed administrative office operations for AirScan Inc. at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2002 - 2003.
    o Performed HR functions such as hiring, payroll, personnel travel, as well as property, facility and motor-pool management.
    * Operated a power plant for Raytheon at Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands, 2003 - 2004
    o Maintained & operated a diesel-fired power plant. Operated engines & control systems.
    o Maintained & modified power-plant facility. 
    o Supervised the installation & testing of 4 new 11,000 gallon fuel tanks
    o Generated fuel & lubrication system schematics.
    Education & Professional Certification
    * B.S. Mechanical Design Technology ? Oklahoma State University 1981
    * Project Management Professional (PMP cert. currently expired. Re-certification coming soon!!) ? Project Management Institute 1998
    * Authored & presented paper entitled Project Management on the Space Shuttle Program at the Project Management Institute World Symposium, Chicago, 1998
    * D.O.D. Secret Security Clearance (inactive)
    * Fluent in MS Office & MS Project
    * Current passport and extensive foreign travel experience

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