Project Manager for software and hardware Electronic Warfare radar threat training systems.
Day-to-day management of typically a half dozen concurrent projects with tasking focus on:
setting, management and tracking of budget
scheduling of labour, tasking, and milestones
customer liaison and progress reporting
personnel management and tasking coordination
Sole project management responsibility for full simulators delivered to, amongst others, the Australian military, US Army, United Arab Emirates Navy and Canadian Forces, affording experience in dealing with a wide variety of customer styles and processes. These projects typically use the services of the entire EWNS engineering team, are in the million dollar range, and are performed in roughly a year.
Demonstrated multi-tasking abilities by assuming project management responsibility for all of the company's software projects during my tenure, and about half of the RF simulators.
Improved tracking of both expended and budgeted labour costs by active role in replacement of cumbersome labour recording process via the incorporation of TimeSheet Professional with Microsoft Project.
Regular contribution to proposal work consisting of labour allocation, pricing determination, requirement compliance and proposal letter writing, include the prime role in the winning proposal for the largest software project for the company this decade.
Successfully managed one of the company's most difficult projects: two contracts in the United Arab Emirates, where the contract style and business culture are quite different from the West. In addition to coping with the medium and time-zone challenges of communication, made three separate solo trips to Abu Dhabi to address contract technicalities with customers, governments and banks, and successfully obtain payments from a challenging, process-heavy business culture.