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Summary

  • Over 10 years of commended performance in the field of Manufacturing, Design and Project Management in India and USA.
  • Experience of Handling Multiple Projects at the same time.
  • Exhibited qualities for leadership in management of resources and personnel
  • Led a 17 member team of multiple engineering disciplines to national robotic championship in India in 2008.

Professional Experience

Apr 2016Present

Program Manager

Saft America Inc. - Jacksonville, FL

Coordinate the activities of development, Realization of the prototypes and validation until the certification of the product and the approved transmission of the design files to the Product Line which will manufacture them.

Follow up of the project in terms of Quality, Costs and On Time Delivery.

Project coordination,  with specific follow up on; quality (product compliant with requirements), cost    (RC & NRC) control, on time delivery and project management process.

Lead project cross functional teams to accomplish the objectives of projects assigned. 

Organizing, coordinating preparations for, and effectively running phase gate reviews, and obtaining approval to proceed to the next phase, per standard project management methodologies.

Responsible for defining and producing all typical project documentation to expected quality levels – ( e.g. project charter, detailed project plans, work plans, schedules, project estimates, resource plans, status reports, feasibility studies, risk/issue assessments, mitigation plans and statements of work).

Support Sales and Marketing in the formulation and cost estimation of high level business opportunities (e.g., RFQ).

May 2013Apr 2016

Mechanical Design Engineer

Saft America Inc. - Valdosta, GA
  • Project Management
  • Design battery systems and auxiliary components with Prismatic Cells
  • Customer Interface
  • Battery Performance Modeling
  • Application Engineering
  • Product Support
  • Engineering documentation
  • Governing Agencies Requirements
  • World Class Innovation
Apr 2011May 2013

Design Engineer - Project Coordinator

Saft America Inc. - Valdosta, GA
  • Coordinate Multiple Product Design Projects
  • Plan, Coordinating, and Monitor Projects
  • Facilitate project team-related issues
  • Information management
  • PLM & Configuration Management
  • Quality Systems
  • Design Engineering & Support
  • World Class Innovation
Aug 2010Dec 2010

Researcher

Michigan Tech. - Houghton, MI
  • Design and Manufacturing of a 1/36th scale of a Crane on a US Navy Ship for Testing at Intelligent Systems and Controls Labs of Mechanical Engineering Department.
Sep 2008May 2010

Sr. Project Engineer

Larsen & Toubro Ltd. - Mumbai, India
  • Prepare project schedule and execute the activities accordingly
  • Coordinate with Design and Commissioning teams for the project. 
  • Cost controlling.
  • Achieving the financial targets set by business unit
  • Keep follow-up for material with purchasers & vendors
  • Execute Factory Acceptance Test & Site Acceptance Test
  • Prepare documentation of the system
  • Monitor the activities of packing & Dispatch.
  • Customer support after Project commissioning.

 

Sep 2007Sep 2008

Team Leader (Part-Time)

Nirma University

This position required to work on design and development of Robots to participate in Asia Pacific Robot Contest 2008 at Pune, India

  • Leading a team of 17 members comprising of Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering students.
  • Design of Robots and Auxiliary components
  • Project Scheduling, Planning and Controlling
  • Project Budget
  • Manufacturing and Fabrication of Robots
Jun 2007Aug 2007

Engineering Intern

L&T Chiyoda Ltd. - Baroda, India
  • Design and Engineering of static equipment for Refineries like heat exchangers, box heaters, pressure vessels, tanks and columns based on ASME Section VIII Division I standards.
Sep 2005Sep 2006

Team Member (Part-Time)

Nirma University

This position required to work on design and development of Robots to participate in Asia Pacific Robot Contest 2006 at Kuala-Lumpur, Malaysia

  • Design of Robots and Auxiliary components
  • Manufacturing and Fabrication of Robots
  • Integration of Robots for desired automation

Education

Aug 2015Present

Master of Science in Engineering (MSE)

University of Arkansas, USA

Emphasis: Mechanical Engineering

Aug 2011Aug 2014

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

University of Phoenix, USA

Emphasis: Project Management

Aug 2004Jul 2008

Bachelor of Technology (B.Tech)

Nirma University, India

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Awards

Sep 2008

Mabuchi Motor Award

Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union

Special Award at Asia Pacific Robot Contest 2008 for excellence in Design in Robotics.

Mar 2008

Champion - National Robotic Contest 2008

Doordarshan, Central Government of India

Given to the Winner team at Robocon 2008

Mar 2006

Champion - National Robotic Contest 2006

Doordarshan, Central Government of India

Given to the Winner team at Robocon 2006

Major Projects Undertaken

Project Title Role Employment Year End Customer
Alstom-Ottawa City Rail Battery System (Major undertaking with over 200 new parts and assemblies designed) Lead Project Engineer Saft America Inc. 2013-2015 Alstom Transportation
General Dynamics Land Systems - Stryker Vehicle Engine Starting Capacitor (New Market) Project In charge (Concept to Production) Saft America Inc. 2013-2014 General Dynamics Land Systems
Nickel Capacitor Gen 2 Cell Development (New Product Development – Capitalized Project) Mechanical Engineer Saft America Inc. 2011-2013 KBI (Kold Ban International)
Bombardier- C series Aircraft Battery (New Aircraft) Mechanical Engineer Saft America Inc. 2011-2016* Bombardier Aerospace
Q-400 Aircraft Battery Redesign (Value Engineering) Project In charge (Concept to Production) Saft America Inc. 2013-2015 Bombardier Aerospace
Global Express Aircraft Battery Re-engineering and qualification Lead Mechanical Engineer Saft America Inc. 2013-2014 Misc. Airlines
M81757/15-3 Military Battery Value Engineering Lead Mechanical Engineer Saft America Inc. 2013-2014 US Armed Forces