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Manager Project

Marietta, Georgia, United States
May 22, 2018

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Marietta, GA


Dynamic, results oriented Electrical Engineer offering versatile experience in a wide array of engineering tasks from Design, Integration, Sustainability, Testing, Logistics, Repairs, Modifications, Software Integration/Writing and full life cycle support including cradle to grave change management. Proven track record of working in a schedule driven production environment and delivering products under budget and within an allocated timeframe. Strategic thinker with effective communication, mentoring, leadership, organizational and analytical skills. Formal training in Project Management (PMP certified), EVMS, Green Belt, Six Sigma, Lean Thinking, AGILE and SCRUM.


Kids II Atlanta, GA Product Manager 2017 – present Product Manager responsible for ensuring category plans and schedules are accomplished, developing solutions to program challenges and collaborating with others for successful completion of project on time and on budget

• Planning, alignment, communication, management, integration, optimization, tracking, finances, infrastructure, and improvement for assigned categories using a Gated process for control and Workfront for tracking programs

• Strategic accountability and visibility to program launch & development (incorporate consumer needs, market/retailer insights, whitespace, landscape, product positioning, business goals, past performance, lessons learned, costing, Quality/RGD) in coordination with the overall direction of Category Manager

Delta Air Lines Atlanta, GA Engineering Project Manager III 2015 – 2017

Oversees a large volume of engineering projects with varying degrees of complexity, moderate financial risk, significant compliance risk and extensive change management requirements tracking both funding and schedule.

• Works in the PMO office with departmental representatives to manage workload to ensure project completion

• Supply chain management involvement with every supplier to insure parts cost, delivery, schedule, quality, etc

• Reports engineering project status assembles and coordinates responsibilities, and timelines to project teams comprised of Project Managers, Engineering, Maintenance, Materials, Planning and external vendors

• Oversees plan development including length and difficulty of tasks, aligns resources, reprioritizes projects and resources in order to manage risk and tracks applicable changes and impacts

• Reports project status, facilitates the escalation process, maintains WIP control and evaluates processes for continuous improvement opportunities in a Tableau environment using a Gated process for change control

• Develops mitigation responses and strategies to address project risks; serves as liaison and main Point of Contact between the different divisional team members, and external vendors.

Lockheed Martin Marietta, Georgia Engineering Manager 1998 - 2015

Responsible for day to day operations of the F-22 Avionics Lab ($4M budget) performing Integration of all Avionics Subsystems testing prior to AC installation, coordination with 10 different IPTs, Strategic planning and reducing hours required to test/deliver fully functional Avionics to the Production Floor to meet schedule and budget. In charge of approximately 8 engineers, 3 on-site vendor representatives and 2 hourly personnel.

• EVMS trained and responsible for several Control Accts (CAM duties) Tracks Estimate to Cost (ETC)/Earned Value Management (EVM)/Metrics to monitor program performance as well as Integrated Master Schedule (IMS) and Integrated Master Plans (IMP)

• Plan and manage production schedules from multiple vendors and processes to ensure 100% on-time delivery of fully tested and QA compliant aircraft avionics to the production floor (fully tested avionics were due to the production floor every 2 weeks). Ran the QA metrics on failures and reliability of all of the tested Avionics components and made changes accordingly and worked with subcontractors to increase testing and make changes when required.

• Led technical and program teams (comprised of hourly and salaried workers) to develop and implement cost savings, LEAN, and risk mitigation strategies (added Radar testing to the lab, increased vendor failure data feedback)

• Self-manage the day to day duties of the position by working independently to determine the level of teamwork, customer focus and initiative required to complete the task at hand

• Wrote the code for the RAPID Inventory Database (MS Access) that tracks all parts, creates problem reports, tracks S/W & F/W Configurations and Perform Database Administrator Functions

• Experience writing Supplier Statement of Works (SSOW) and negotiating with and managing suppliers

• Tracked the “top 10” failures for the F-22 Avionics and worked with vendors to reduce failures and to identify the failure by conducting additional testing when it could not be verified at the vendor facility

• Responsible for SW loads and Firmware Loads to all of the F-22 Avionics modules

• Plan, schedule, coordinate and present status briefings to LM Aero, vendor, and USG leadership teams

• Provide presentations to upper management on lab activities/progress and required to interact with hourly, hourly supervisors, salaried engineers, managers and upper management.

• Prior positions as F-22 components engineer, Build Team Engineer, Environmental Control Systems (ECS) Engineer

• Driving New Product Introduction programs and leading direct technical interface with multiple customers

• Experience working the design and usage of Circuit Protecting Devices, Integrated Circuits, Capacitors, Resistors, Diodes, and Transistors

• Experience writing PERL scripts, SQL scripts, and Visual Basic. Experience with Mil-Std 1553 Data Bus, Lab Environment and Production Floor Environment and AS9100/CMMI experience, cross-functional organization experience

• Responsible for interacting with senior personnel and customers on significant technical matters and to use knowledge of trade studies and business case analyses to optimize functional and programmatic decisions

• Experience with analyzing and writing white papers on complex technical issues. Responsible for summary reports, metric charts, and special projects.

• Experience with Oracle databases, Lean thinking, Six Sigma certified. Flight test support and lab environment exp.

Quantico Marine Base Quantico, VA Engineering Project Manager 1996 - 1998

Support of PM Training Systems United States Marine Corps Quantico, VA. Successfully bridged a contract for engineering support for Quantico from the Naval Surface Warfare Center.

• Duties include review/approve subcontractor systems/plans/schedules, software requirements and progress, working with vendors to insure requirements were met

• Prepare detailed analytical reports, comment on ongoing subsystem design issues and approaches, ensuring optimum subsystem performance, and visiting vendor sites for a review of facilities and technical interchange meetings for new systems to be fielded by Marine Corps

Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head, Maryland Lead Project Manager/Electrical Engr 1988 - 1996

Responsible for Harpoon Guided Missile Simulator and SLAM Missile Trainers. Began as Lead Engineer and progressed to the Project Manager in charge of the Simulator Programs.

• Aeronautical logistics background familiar with all Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) disciplines including, Supply, Provisioning, Technical Publications, Field Services, Support Equipment and Training

• Wrote all Technical Publications (manuals, Users Guides, fleet technical bulletins)

• Led a team of approximately 10 individuals (engr/fleet techs, doc/pubs techs, junior engineers, and logistics support)

• Working knowledge of Department of Defense (DOD) Procurements and detailed knowledge of the Federal Acquisition Regulation(s)(FAR) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation(s) (DFAR) flow-downs

• Redesigned all of the circuit cards due to DMS (Diminished Manufacturing Sources), redesigned the Power Supply due to high failure rate and completed a Software mission redesign (wrote/compiled code mostly in assembly language some C++) including prototyping/testing/integrating new designs in the simulation lab due to missile changes

• Manage technical issues/risk, schedule and cost, review and provide inputs to RFPs

• Serve as technical lead on all Review Boards (FRB, MRB CCB), wrote test procedures/Engineering Change Proposals

• Performed QA/QE duties, responsible for DMS management, supervise/train junior engineers

• Direct interface with domestic and foreign customers, and gave technical presentations as lead engineering rep at all sponsor-supported program reviews/meetings


Bachelor of Science Electrical Engineering

University of Maryland College Park, MD

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