Results-oriented Project Engineer with progressive experience leading teams in high-pressure environments. An optimistic and communicative problem-solver, addicted to efficiency.
Full project lifecycle
Process and policy improvements
Project Engineer, Lockheed Martin, Procerus Drones, December 2017-November 2018Vineyard, UT
Initiated communication between engineering and production teams to minimize rework on deliverable products.
Improved synergy and collaboration between engineering and production teams. **same as above?
Streamlined division's RMA process, resulting in a 400% improvement in the time to return products to customers, streamlining the process through JIRA.
Trained commercial and military clientele on the operation and features of Procerus surveillance drones.
Coordinated with corporate financial partners to create budgets, revenue projections, and pricing models.
Domestic and international customer liaison on pricing and product questions, policies, and issues **creating quotes, attaching appropriate contract **addressed customer problems and created parts list for replacements
Estimated quantities and costs of all project materials for owner review. **same as above?
Participated in business development meetings to maximize division success
Reduced labor and costs by planning and implementing continuous improvement programs.
Navigated competing priorities and demands between corporate and local divisions
manage nearly half of all orders for the Procerus Drone Division
Trusted to represent and increase company visibility at industry conferences and events
Specialized in various domestic and international regulatory requirements
Delivered detailed and concise directives to team members and worked closely with organizational managers to facilitate project success.
Provided technical support to engineers and customers.
Provided onsite training and addressed issues quickly to drive projects towards completion.
Accurately kept records detailing cost, quantity information and engineering issues.
Streamlined division's RMA process, resulting in a 400% improvement in completion time.
Managed confidential and highly sensitive client and product information
Innovated inter-departmental communication protocols, removing department silos
Increased efficiency and visibility for internal parts delivery using SAP database
F-35 Flight Test Engineer and Weapons Engineer, Lockheed Martin, Aeronautics, January 2011-November 2017Edwards Air Force Base, CA
As Test Conductor (Mission Control), responsible for flawless execution of flight test missions for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
**something about learning about a new weapon, learning the ICD, interfacing with foreign programming team andforeign weapons manufacturer, reviewed flight data and pilot comments, and determined where the flaws in the algorithms existed. Then coordinated with international software developers to implement the changes.
Coordinated, tracked and reported status of program development milestones
Effective client interaction for product requirements and status
Developed and managed complex projects with international scope
Effective collaboration with business and technical experts for issue resolution
Complex multifaceted high-stress mission critical time sensitive project management
Strong stakeholder (senior management) for requirements, program updates, etc* ***
Consolidated numerous continuously changing flight safety regulations that varied depending on the configuration of the aircraft into usable summarized limits sheets for use during flight test, allowing for the flexibility to change mission priorities in a short time period
Implemented procedural updates to correct deficiencies and improve operations.
Recognized by management for providing exceptional customer service.
Provided excellent service and attention to customers
Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
Created agendas and communication materials for missions, including necessary pre-flight simulations and reviews
Demonstrated self-reliance by meeting and exceeding workflow needs.
Assessed required test points, determined test groupings based on common asset requirements, and determined most efficient execution. Requested necessary assets such as air-refueling tankers and other squadron aircraft.
Assessed, monitored and reported on work progression
Collaborated with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
Conducted multiple 8-ship missions including briefing before high-ranking military officers and over 100 subject matter experts.
Achieved cost-savings by developing functional solutions to asset management problems.
Cultivated lasting partnerships with stakeholders
Prioritized needs and delegated assignments in order to handle multiple projects simultaneously
Mitigated scheduling risks by identifying potential problems and taking effective action.
Established and conducted cross-functional meetings to increase communication and strengthen internal and external relationships do i add details about cross-site support with other military bases, corporate lab sites, and the enlisted crew that loaded weapons??.
Modified and reconstructed project plans to better align with organizational objectives.
Primarily responsible for pilot and aircraft safety during missions, ensuring correct parameters are maintained
Issued directions to pilots while simultaneously protecting classified information, navigating instruction and questions from subject matter experts
Wrote mission reports for each test flight including data captured and events occurred
Engineering Leadership Development Program, Lockheed Martin, IS&GS, July 2009-February 2011San Jose, CA
Elite rotational development program awarded to a minority of professionals within Lockheed Martin
Cost Account Manager for the Wideband Data team with a $16M control account. Responsible for quarterly rolling-wave schedule and budget planning, as well as weekly and monthly status. Also responsible for supporting risk analysis.
Reviewed contractor qualifications and assembled RFP information.
Managed diverse projects, including expense tracking, schedule coordination and performance assessments.
Environment, Manufacturing, and Test Lead for Wideband Data team. Created Integration Plan to include development, integration, and testing which ensured the development lifecycle was not impacted by resource conflicts. Captured outdated and undocumented manufacturing process from five different interacting groups
Created integrated master schedule, reducing overhead time and manpower necessary to manufacture, test & receive equipment.
Test Lead for two successful First Article tests of a COTS hardware-custom FPGA/software Functional elements.
Tracked and reported on expenses such as manhours and lab equipment.
Provided status updates to keep upper management informed and to reach goals.
Created systems for deployment by military in remote locations.
Led cross-functional teams in systems integration projects.
Designed and delivered mission-critical infrastructure to maintain consistent availability and performance.
Analyzed requirements and implemented systems to deliver comprehensive development life cycle solutions.
Worked closely with team members to deliver project requirements, develop solutions and meet deadlines.
Systems Engineer, Lockheed Martin, IS&GS, May 2007-June 2009San Jose, CA
Directed 15-person team as technical lead for hardware subsystem with a heavy COTS integration focus
Developed architecture design, CONOPS, WBS, requirements, system threads, and test plans
Ensured customer requirements were met during development and test phases of projects including integrating subsystems within a complex hardware system
Presented design details to customer in key program reviews
Managed schedule and requirements to ensure customer success
Architecture Based Design (ABD) systems engineer for large gov't communications program with custom hardware and firmware, and COTS integration
Education and Training
Bachelor of ScienceElectrical Engineering, , , Brigham Young University, , ProvoUTApril 2006
Master of ScienceSystems Engineering, , , George Washington University, The, , WashingtonDCJuly 2011
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Companies Worked For:
Lockheed Martin, Procerus Drones
Lockheed Martin, Aeronautics
Lockheed Martin, IS&GS
Brigham Young University
George Washington University, The
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