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     Date Submitted:02-03-2016
     Last Modified:25-07-2017 (05:56)
    Job information
     Current job:Programme Engineer /Project Portfolio Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations, Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsProject Management, Programme Management, Product Launch delivery

    Senior Programme Engineer & Project Portfolio Manager

    As an individual who has a strong background in project and programme management, operations management, risk analysis and operational development, I seek a challenging opportunity to contribute my programme management skills within the aerospace exploratory & commercial aviation development industry which results in my growth as a Programme Manager.

    Work Experience:

    Independent Research Consultant, Westfield, MA, USA   (01/2017 – Present)

    Researches project management, programme management and robotics R&D related career opportunities within the aviation, aerospace, construction and Information Technology industries.

    Engages in independent career search by reviewing industry journals and periodicals, networking with peers and attending various seminars.

    Actively seeks a new position where her combined skills and expertise will be most useful.


    Global Computer Associates, Inc., Mahwah, NJ, USA     (01/2005 – 03/2017)

    Business Management Consultant / Project Manager

    Established a Project Management Office (PMO) within the organization as well as provides project management, programme management, and business management & operations consulting services to various IT and engineering companies within the eastern region of the United States.


    ISO New England, Holyoke, MA, USA (01/2005 – 12/2016)

    Consultant – Sr. Project Manager, Transmission Strategy and Services, 2008-2016
    Consultant - Assistant Project Manager, Transmission Planning Group, 2006-2008
    Consultant - Assistant Project Manager, Project Management Office (PMO) 2005-2006

    *Provides project management services to assigned clients in the electricity industry located within the northeastern region of the United States under the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) directive.
    *Specifies programme scope and selects projects for inclusion in the program.

    *Develops criteria for vendor selection process and delegates project tasks to team members, and managed project teams.

    *Demonstrates knowledge of various project management processes, project planning, project engineering, financial account monitoring, risk management analysis, contract administration, negotiation and development (RFI, RFP, SOW), cost management.

    *Manages project time constraints, business metrics, project budgets, and resource allocation effectively for programme management in support of strategic planning initiatives within a matrix environment.

    *Manages technical and administrative support staff along with multiple engineering consulting firms for successful production of a series of 40 bulk power generation projects.

    *Provides one-on-one relationship management between the project team and stakeholders/developers to facilitate updates on project/study progress to manage risks.

    *Focuses continually on the efficient use of resources including their alignment with the project constraints; fulfils the commitment to remain within budget (or find ways to complete the project below budget) while assuring environmental and regulatory compliance and maintaining the trust of the public.

    *Conducts several training sessions (as team lead) for new staff/team members joining a department within an organisation.

    *Facilitates ‘lessons-learned’ sessions following the close of each project or program phase; facilitates knowledge transfer sessions to many successors due to promotions within or departure from a group.


    Bombardier Inc., Montréal, Canada   (10/02 – 01/05)

    Project Control Officer/Assistant Project Manager

    *Assists the Aerospace Division with the management of the development of a SAP transformation of a manufacturing information system (BMIS), the launch of a Project Management Office and the creation and integration of application development and PLM Competency centres within Canada, USA, and the UK.

    *Focuses on the efficient use of resources while recognising project constraints; Exhibits awareness of and commitment to honouring budget (or find ways to complete the project below budget) constraints.

    *Demonstrates knowledge of various project management processes, project planning development, project engineering, cost management, risk management analysis, metrics management and Earned-value management and performance analysis.

    *Enforces environmental and regulatory compliance and maintains the trust of the public.

    *Initiates product quality assurance procedures to ensure compliance with project and product scope.
    *Facilitates knowledge transfer in support of succession planning within the organisation.


    Calian Group Ltd., Ottawa, ON, Canada  (12/00 – 10/02)

    Consultant – Space Mission Planner/ Project Cost Control Officer
    Client: Canadian Space Agency, St-Hubert, Quebec, Canada

    *Launches a Project Management Office (PMO), to help guide and monitor the project management team in the development of sophisticated robotic software for the International Space Station Program (ISS).
    *Manages and coordinates teams of IT and robotic software engineers, support staff and space mission trainers and complex space engineering programs.
    *Manages project implementation plans for aviation-related projects that encompass combined work hours, milestones, meetings and deliverables for both local software engineering staff and international consulting staff.

    *Initiates product assurance procedures to ensure compliance with project and product scope.
    *Acts as project liaison between the world’s major space agencies (NASA, ESA) by managing a complex multi-level engineering project schedule intertwined with NASA’s Space Shuttle Launch Schedule; operates a stringent budget and controls project overruns saving approximately $1.5M (or 20% of allocated budget) in unnecessary expenditures.
    *Effectively manages project time constraints, government detailed project budgets, programme metrics and resource allocation [including preparing RFPs, RFIs, and Statement of Work (SOW) proposals] for programme management in support of strategic planning initiatives within a matrix environment.


    Master of Aeronautical Science (currently known as M.S. in Aeronautics), Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, Florida, USA (March 2013)

    B.S, Airway Science Management, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA

    Diploma, Transport Management, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada

    Collegiate Diploma in Business Administration, Dawson College, Montreal, Québec, Canada

     Project Management Professional Certification Preparatory Program, Worcester State University – Center for Graduate Continuing Education, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA  (March 2015)

    Languages:   English – Mother tongue       French -  Fluent (Spoken / Conversation & Written)

    Security Clearance:

    The United States Homeland Security Employee Clearance:  Confidential/Public Trust (Present)

    Government of Canada Employee Security Clearance: Confidential/Secret (Expired)

    Area of Expertise:

    Project / Programme Management

    Change Management

    Risk Management

    Aviation Management / Planning

    Operations Management

    Earned value management and performance analysis (EVM)

    Space Mission Planning

    Strategic Planning & Forecasting

    Quality Assurance

    Project Planning

    RFP, RFI & SOW proposal preparation

    International Aviation Law, Policies & Procedures (ICAO &  IATA)

    Transport Canada Aviation Regulations (CAR)

    FAR Part 121, 139 & 161 and FAA Advisory Circulars

    Primavera (P3)

    MS Office Suite (i.e. Word, Excel)

    MS Project 2013

    Microsoft SQL Server

    Presentation Applications (i.e. PowerPoint, Visio)




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