To obtain a permanent challenging position as a Director or Manager for Engineering or Program Management.
Aug 2010 - Present
Director Of Engineering & Programs
Innovative Nitrogen Systems
I manage the engineering and programs departments with direct employees.Generate designs and manage programs for nitrogen generating equipment for the oilfield industry.
Aug 2009 - Sep 2010
Program Manager, Consultant.
Recruited to organize and manage four large aircraft fuel system programs both military and commercial, (Honda, Diamond, X47, Electromechanical Actuator with over 10 Million budget each).Managed indirect reports (staff) of approximately 40.Coordination and management of programs activities from program initiation through hardware delivery.Overall responsibility for program performance metrics including cost, schedule, risk assessments, plans, Program Status Reviews (PSR) and performance metrics.
¨Develop detailed plans including WBS, budgets, Prolaunch, Enterprise Program Management (EPM).
¨Use earned value, variance analysis and risk assessments to develop plans or recommend change.
¨Lead, mentor Program Managers and Engineers through all phases of programs to achieve maximum performance through the implementation of process improvements and employee development initiatives.
Nov 2007 - Apr 2009
Program Engineering Manager, Consultant.
Managed the engineering portion of a 40 million dollar program to build a new composite heavy lift (payload) experimental aircraft with Scaled Composites.Responsible for directing all engineering activities for this program with a staff of 23.Two Boeing 747-400 aircraft systems would be used for this new aircraft and their systems would be redesigned to operate within the new aircraft.Directed the following systems, Hydraulic, landing gear, brakes, flight controls (actuators), pneumatic, fuel, propulsion and electrical.
¨Focal point for our customer and numerous vendors for engineering technical requirements.
¨Responsible for engineering budget, plan, risk register, Life cycle management plan (LCM).
¨Managed using Earned value management (EVM), Estimate to close (ETC), engineering resources.
¨Managed contract scope creep/verification, Schedule & schedule variances and risk management.
May 2006 - Sep 2007
Managed numerous aerial refueling equipment programs concurrently.Presented/wrote PDR/CDR presentations and brought programs to a close.Assigned resources, planned and managed budget.Advised System and Test departments how to improve the hydraulic, fuel and mechanical systems of the air refueling system, either wing mounted or fuselage mounted systems. Assisted Engineering and Service departments in trouble shooting system issues/failures.Worked with Business Development department for new upcoming programs on technical issues.
¨Managed customer requirements and directed technical decisions for product development.
¨Managed resources, work load allocations, critical path identification to plan daily activities.
¨Developed customer relations/rapport to establish a positive and productive environment.
¨Worked closely with Customers to ensure completion of critical path issues, milestones and schedules.
May 2004 - Apr 2006
IPT Lead (Integrated Product Team)
Raytheon Flight Test Operations
Managed development and performance enhancements of flight test bed cooling systems on several aircraft for new prototype radars, support equipment and LRU’s.Managed day to day activities of installing, modifying aircraft equipment to include Vapor Cycle Systems, Auxiliary Power Units and Air Cycle Machines, hydraulic, pneumatic, and other systems.Guided vendors in designing Cooling equipment for Raytheon to include sizing compressors, pumps, motors, condensers, evaporators, valves, actuators, temperature, pressure and flow sensors.Assisted in managing the maintenance department with aircraft maintenance issues to include annuals (B, C check), fuel systems, flight control surfaces (actuation) and fuselage modifications.Wrote several manuals to include, Acceptance test produces, service and operational manuals.
¨Managed contractual issues and daily activities with vendors including PDR, CDR and design reviews.
¨Performed system analysis to verify vendor CDR performance predictions.
¨Acted as System lead for mechanical systems on several aircraft.
¨Managed technical resources, delegated and prioritized work for Engineers/mechanics
¨Mentored and trained Engineers/mechanics with the operations of Environmental Control Systems.
¨Familiar with EMC/EMI Susceptibility & Emissions both Radiated and Conducted testing.
Jul 2002 - Apr 2004
Assistant Engineering Manager / Program Manager
Pacific Consolidated Industries
Performed the role of assistant engineering manager and Program manager.Managed project functions for program supplying liquid oxygen for new CVN 77 aircraft carrier design. Incorporated vapor swing adsorption (VSA), nitrogen compressors, heat exchangers, turbos, pumps, actuators and valves. Implement new design strategies using 3D modeling software. Introduced new engineering drawing standards, including 3D modeling libraries.Represented engineering department at various meetings.
¨Allocated resources, track budget. Trained, evaluated, and led team of eight engineers and two clerks.
¨Interacted and negociated with clients, vendors, military/government agencies and internal departments.
¨Designed frames to encapsulate equipment and performed stress analysis (FEA).
¨Successfully managed design of multiple equipment items through all phases of development.
Dec 1996 - May 2002
Sr. Systems Engineer, Consultant
Devised cost controls for environmental control (ECS), hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. Researched systems and determined improvements, including detail installations, duct modification, fans, valves, composite materials, and acoustic treatments. Combined systems and eliminated/replaced components. Supported change implementation for flight control and fuel systems. Presented business cases to review board and negotiated with management of internal departments. Oversaw processes for requests for quote (RFQs), bidding, and vendor selection.
¨Updated cabin, avionics, APU, ECS, cockpit, and ventilation systems for 717 commercial aircraft.
¨Reduced cost per aircraft $48,000 with alteration of costly and inefficient systems.