Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
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Professional Summary
Engineering / Project Management Professional blends over twenty years of advanced responsibilities with academic training in engineering and project management, able to offer a track record of delivering on tasks accurately, efficiently, and timely. Extensive experience in project management, defining processes and tools best suited for success, serving as a liaison between stakeholders at all levels, overseeing project quality, progress, budgeting, and procurement. Reputation for leading highly-skilled design teams, planning, organizing, delegating tasks, and delivering complex projects on time and within budget despite demanding expectations and shifting priorities. Demonstrated expertise in technical process analysis, requirements gathering and development; keen ability to interpret data, identify end users' needs, and transform information into process improvements. Seasoned presenter with strong communication, critical thinking, and planning skills; a talent for satisfying customer expectations, clearly defining risks and areas of opportunity and making sales decisions. Customer-driven engineer engaged with creating cost-effective, cutting-edge mechanical designs, performing analysis, approving drawings, directing design teams, and developing testing and evaluations.
Core Qualifications
Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft FrontPage, AutoCAD, CADAM, MathCAD Active Department of Defense secret clearance
  • Defense Acquisition University: Government Acquisition * Defense Acquisition University: Test & Evaluation CMMI for Engineers * Quality Function Deployment * Microsoft Access * Pump and Seal School * AutoCAD I-DEAS Master Series * Total Quality Awareness * Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerancing Volunteering Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Newport News City Schools - Adult Night School Tutor * Saint Kateri Thrift Shop and Food Bank continued..
Senior Project Management Analyst, 03/2009 - 09/2015
Fedex Austell, GA,
  • Provided support to US Navy client in conducting and analyzing developmental and operational testing.
  • Developed qualitative and quantitative evaluations of Ford-class aircraft carrier systems performance.
  • Compared requirements to results and identified mission impacts.
  • Managed project objectives, led teams and tracked risks, ensured scope compliance, utilized lean quality principles and maintained client satisfaction.
  • Coordinated and motivated cross-functional teams of up to nine engineers to verify aircraft carrier system requirements, effectively delegated tasks, performed analytical interpretation of test data, and identified system deficiencies and expected performance.
  • Drove resource and labor efficiency in compliance with a $5M budget while meeting all criteria and delivering comprehensive results nearly 15 percent under budget.
  • Increased test data output by accurately constructing detailed test schedules and effectively allocating resources to achieve 98 percent on-time completion and delivery of system assessment packages.
  • Designed tests to evaluate operational effectiveness and suitability of US Navy systems.
  • Performed test planning, established test timelines, assessed systems, and documented findings and recommendations.
  • Supported test lab facility operations and implemented 5S methodology inspections; improved maintenance tracking and waste reduction, reorganized facility layout to optimize usable project space, maximized facility resource capabilities, and upgraded access controls.
  • Facilitated test lab operations and safety through the creation and enforcement of standard operating procedures and designed five-year capital expenditure plan to support future lab projects.
Senior Systems Engineer, 01/2005 - 03/2009
Peraton Eagan, MN,
  • Supported Ford-class aircraft carrier program office; researched new concepts to reduce life cycle costs.
  • Implemented actions to perform program configuration management.
  • Assisted managers in implementing changes to policy and procedures and adopting the configuration management processes.
  • Performed configuration management by the establishment of baseline configuration items, controlling revisions and releases, recording and reporting item status and governing storage and distribution.
  • Audited program departments' configuration items to ensure traceability to requirements, changes were controlled and documented, interfaces were defined and understood, and consistency was verified between products and documentation.
  • Assisted with Ford aircraft carrier work breakdown structure development, included a definition of products and services for new ship construction and determined processes, schedules, and costs.
  • Researched complex issues for adoption of commercial off-the-shelf products and practices in aircraft carriers; focused on the redesign of characteristics that increase efficiencies while decreasing life cycle costs.
Senior Enterprise Project Analyst, 03/2000 - 02/2004
Service Center - Dayton, OH,
  • Identify opportunities and make recommendations to improve operations, quality, and profitability.
  • Researched, evaluated alternatives, gathered requirements, diagrammed processes and data flows, identified benefits and risks, and developed estimates.
  • Organized and led meetings and communicated findings to management.
  • Conducted process mapping, cause-effect, and time/capability studies; subsequently eliminated bottlenecks and improved technical drawing development throughput by 20 percent.
  • Achieved $150K per year savings in software maintenance costs by comparing competitive products, analyzing costs versus benefits, understanding user needs, and consequently consolidating applications.
  • Documented inefficiencies in the engineering material ordering process; interviewed management personnel to understand processes, mapped data flows and tracked data fields through multiple software systems and identified areas of opportunity for improvements.
  • Applied lean quality processes to identify, track, and decrease rework and failure cost 12% within department projects.
  • Devised flow charts and diagrams to illustrate steps and describe operations.
Mechanical Engineer, 11/1991 - 03/2000
Plug Power Inc. , STATE,
  • Designed new products and modified existing products and components for Nimitz-class aircraft carrier deck machinery systems; transformed customer specifications into working concepts.
  • Sized and selected components and performed shock and stress computations.
  • Participated in engineering design reviews, and served as a point of contact to stakeholders.
  • Led designers in system design and drawing development.
  • Approved drawings for technical adequacy, specification, quality compliance, and conformance with manufacturing capabilities.
  • Proposed lean quality modifications to products that reduced manufacturing costs 15 percent.
  • Analyzed competitive products for purchasing, determined appropriate suppliers and ordered materials and equipment; inspected supplier's incoming equipment for deficiencies.
  • Provided on-site investigation and performed root cause analysis of engineering problems and equipment failures encountered during ship construction, and operational testing.
  • Created and revised computer-generated Navy mechanical drawings, arrangement and piping drawings, schematics, joint lists, assembly instructions, and engineering parts lists.
Masters of Science: Engineering Management, Expected in
George Washington University - Washington D.C.,
Engineering Management
Masters of Science: Systems Engineering, Expected in
Virginia Polytechnic Institute - Blacksburg, VA
Systems Engineering
Bachelor of Science: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Expected in
Old Dominion University - , VA

Mechanical Engineering Technology

Associate of Applied Science: Mechanical Engineering Technology, Expected in
University of Akron - Akron, OH
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Professional Affiliations

AutoCAD, benefits, budget, charts, competitive, configuration management, client, delivery, documentation, engineering design, Microsoft FrontPage, functional, drawing, interpretation, layout, machinery, materials, MathCAD, mechanical, meetings, access, Microsoft Office Suite, office, Microsoft Visio, 98, Navy, personnel, processes, purchasing, quality, recording, reporting, safety, schematics, specification, system design, waste reduction

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School Attended

  • George Washington University
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute
  • Old Dominion University
  • University of Akron

Job Titles Held:

  • Senior Project Management Analyst
  • Senior Systems Engineer
  • Senior Enterprise Project Analyst
  • Mechanical Engineer


  • Masters of Science
  • Masters of Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Associate of Applied Science

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