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     Date Submitted:22-03-2016
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     Current job:Project Manager
     Employment Term:Temp/Contract
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors
     KeywordsProject Management, Subcontract management and Supply Chain experience in Electric propulsion, flight harnesses and pipework. Production management experience in Ion propulsion. 5+ years working on Bepi Colombo
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    I am an experienced qualified Production & Project Manager with over 15 years’ experience in developing and delivering high value innovative technology, engineering and production projects. Working with leading edge spacecraft propulsion, system harness design and manufacture and pipe work delivery systems. A self-starter and manager of people organised and hardworking, I have been recognised regularly for my commitment and dedication to my work, my openness to take on more responsibility and my ability to get things done.

    PRIMARY EXPERTISE

    Project/Subcontract Management – I have managed complex projects, taking full account of conflicting demands and engaging team members to achieve a successful outcome for the project and its stakeholders, within time and budget.

    Scheduling & Project Controls, Change Management –I establish effective measurement criteria to gauge progress and maintain momentum and direction of change within transformational programmes in which conflicting interests must be reconciled to achieve diverse objectives.

    Stakeholder Management –I manage complex projects involving many stakeholders in many differing technology fields.

    KEY CLIENT ACHIEVEMENTS

    Aircraft Test and Evaluation – UK MoD – Responsibility for the Release to Service deliverables to the MoD allowing a new aircraft to enter RAF service. Responsible for all aspects of the project including critical milestone delivery, resource scheduling, budgetary planning, contract changes and stakeholder satisfaction. Work closely with subject matter experts (Engineers and Scientists) test engineers and safety management experts to ensure that the required tasks are being completed on time, on budget and safe for the customer.

    European Space Agency (ESA) – Electric Propulsion Thrusters – Responsibility for the  management of the production facility and engineering team ensuring they are fully engaged and efficiently utilised on the assembly of the electric propulsion thrusters. Managing priorities with work streams and other programmes and reacting to changes dynamically in order to meet tight schedules. Management of the procurement of space quality components from a very varied and diverse range of suppliers, working closely with the design teams and the suppliers, tracking the progress of manufacture and managing the customer relationship ensured the quality product was delivered to specifications.

    European Space Agency (ESA) – Industry Manager – Management of key subcontractor relationships working closely with our commercial management in the negotiation of the main subcontractors based in Europe. Creating statements of work and ensuring that requirements were correctly flowed down successfully brought the contractors into the programme signing contracts ranging from €0.9m through to €9.0m. Following contract signature I managed the subcontractors through the design, material and software review processes with extensive travel through Europe attending reviews and progress meetings. I have a good knowledge of ITAR regulations and international shipping of hardware.

    Network Management R&D project– UK MOD

    Research and development of a state of the art network management system. Developing system requirements from user specifications and desired outcome documentation.  I developed a strong project team of 10 engineers and scientists to deliver 3 phases of work each with a budget of between £1.6m and £3m to tight timescales. This role required close liaison with military analysts and stakeholders to ensure targeted research at key issues with presentation to senior military personnel and advisors to demonstrate capabilities across sites and networks in three geographic locations.

    EXPERIENCE AND EXPERTISE

    QinetiQ 2007 – date

    2015 – date – Project management of the release to service and initial trials testing to the MoD for the evaluation of a new aircraft into service.

    2012 – 2015 – Production management of QinetiQ’s ION thrusters for the ESA mission to Mercury with project management responsibility for the design & build of the supporting electrical harness and pipework for the propulsion system.

    2009 – 2012 – Industry managementof Key subcontractors on the ESA mission to Mercury. Working closely with commercial colleagues negotiating contract, drawing up statements or work and contract worth €0.9m through to €9.0m.

    2007 – 2009 – Project management of research into a state of the art network management system. Developing system requirements from user specifications and desired outcome documentation.

    2008 – 2009 – Project management of the development of Maritime monitoring system and web portal, managing a team four of geospatial analysts and software developers to produce a recognised picture and data fusion with many sources of information.

    IBM 1997 – 2007 

    Project management of a number of customers across the UK and Europe in the planning and delivery of infrastructure and transition projects. Personal responsibility of budgets ranging from £500k to £3m Task manage the project’s resources, completing objectives, receiving sign off of deliverables and ultimately successfully gaining sign off of the completed project into a production and support environments

    QUALIFICATIONS

    IBM Project Management Institute PMI practitioner

    Association for Project Management, Associate.


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