PRINCIPAL ENGINEER / PROJECT ENGINEERING SPECIALIST
Engineering professional with 18 years of experience in the Aerospace and Defense industry and 5 years of experience in the electrical products industry, which includes an 11 year history as a project team manager. Additional expertise in risk management, financial management, product design & development and system integration & test. Currently leading an engineering team to transition a future naval capability to industry.
MS Office Professional: Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Power Point, Project and Outlook
Clear communicator, both verbal and written, with strong interpersonal skills
Currently hold a DoD Secret Security Clearance
Principal Engineer / Project Engineering Specialist January 2012 to CurrentAEROJET ROCKETDYNE － Gainesville, VA
Manages multi-discipline projects of significant complexity and scope by organizing, delegating and managing work of engineers & contractors.
Reviews product design for compliance with engineering principles, company standards, customer contract requirements and specifications.
Provides direction in all project areas including:.
Technical volume proposal development: technical resource for proposals to represent & communicate corporate technical capability, concept development and perform engineering basis of estimates.
Financial performance: budget & schedule management through earned value management system.
Technical performance: manage team execution, responsible for ensuring team & customer communication of decisions and recommendations, uphold technical standards, define product requirements, perform resource planning to meet project staffing requirements and identify project risks & mitigation plans.
Customer interface: primary interface with customer and internal management for reporting status.
Supplier & subcontractor management: technical oversight for requirements and standards, provide evaluation of technical data packages and testing results, and negotiate statements of work.
Senior Engineer/Integrated Product Team Leader January 2004 to January 2012ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS － Plymouth, MN WV
Directed the engineering team through product design, analysis, requirement verification & validation, specification & standards compliance, subsystem integration and product build assembly.
Provided system integration and test leadership on various system development and demonstration programs.
Designed subsystem components for solid rocket motor propulsion sections and supervised projects of technology demonstration programs.
Provided the team with direction to resolve technical challenges and maintained risk management items associated with first time designs, manufacturing defects and testing of components and/or assemblies.
Served as a liaison between program management, other project teams, planners, upper level management and customers for communication of progress, significant technical decisions and cost & schedule reports.
Defined, planned, organized and conducted product verification and qualification tests at company and government test facilities.
Processed post test data analysis and generated test reports.
Manufacturing/Process Engineer January 1999 to January 2004ALLIANT TECHSYSTEMS － WV
Provided technical and facility operational support for process development activities.
Developed, maintained and analyzed efficiency of manufacturing processes, tooling and operating procedures in areas of responsibility.
Troubleshooted process and equipment problems in the propellant mix/cast and ingredient preparation areas to keep operations moving forward.
Identified manufacturing issues affecting ingredient quality and implemented fixes to get product back within acceptable propellant performance requirements.
Sampled materials and analyzed data for product quality, process control and compliance.
Performed process trials to develop and maintain key performance parameters for product validation.
Product Engineer/Sales Engineer January 1994 to January 1999EATON CUTLER-HAMMER － Pittsburgh Cleveland, PA OH
Designed, supervised engineering and provided subject matter expertise of quick-ship and specialty electrical power distribution panelboards and switchboards for industrial customers providing large profit margins to the company.
Maintained responsibility of complex projects over their entire lifecycle including order initiation, layout design, build and inspection of engineered products.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Science : CHEMICAL ENGINEERING, 1992The Pennsylvania State University － University Park, PACHEMICAL ENGINEERING
Project Team Management.
Experienced project team manager and integrated product team (IPT) lead directing multiple disciplines including mechanical design, rocket motor ballistics, thermal and structural analysis, navigation & control section integration, product build and test verification.
Effective management of IPT teams resulted in a successful direct connect system ground testing of a US Air Force ramjet engine and a successful guide-to-hit target demonstration of a US Navy rocket assisted guided projectile program.
Technical proposal lead for multiple programs including a fast fire gun launched guided projectile and an advanced air-to-air dual pulse rocket motor resulting in contract awards exceeding $5 million.
Executed the planning and organization of a guided flight field test of a US Army rocket assisted guided projectile as a Test IPT lead.
Collected system data and coordinated analyses to evaluate launch, propulsion and flight dynamic performance.
The successful demonstration and technology transfer resulted in the win of a $24 million follow on system development and demonstration (SDD) contract award.
Experienced cost account manager (CAM) using earned value management system (EVMS) to track progress of cost & schedule milestones.
CAM for complex programs with multi-million dollar budgets.
Led the development of a propulsion control model & integration into system dynamic flight control software.
Developed test methods for ramjet engine transition testing including proper verification parameters and facility requirements for system demonstration and qualification.
Ensured links between test parameters, system requirements and risk mitigation plan.
Generated all readiness reviews, test plans and final reports.
Design and Product Engineering.
Led a multi-disciplined team through the development of a $1.2 million Guidance Section Simulator Test Set.
Successfully generated system requirements, concept design, software specification and hardware design.
Performed system test, verification, debugging and integrated into project test program.
Developed detailed trade studies, functional baseline analysis, requirement allocation and interface definition to evaluate customer specification compliance leading to award of a $6 million follow-on phase.
Investigated failures, determined root cause and identified corrective actions through company FRACAS system which led to the restart and continuation of the flight demonstration program.
Directed and coordinated the overall design and performance of ramjet engines and guided projectile propulsion systems including system definition, subsystem and component test verification plans.
Professional Training: Process FMEA and Mistake Proofing, Ammunition & Explosives Certification Group II
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