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Engineer Manager

Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada
April 26, 2019

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Meir Shenhav Vaughan, ON 647-***-**** LinkedIn- Meir Shenhav

Professional Electrical/Electronic Engineer with over ten years of experience in the transportation/automotive, energy, manufacturing and consulting sectors. Specialties include R&D, application/installation, field service, sales/marketing support and system design. Demonstrated technical leadership across electrical, opto-mechanical and software engineering functions while servicing a global organization with geographically distributed teams

Key Competencies

Mixed Analog and digital PCB circuits design - Real Time, line CCD camera with DALSA & KODAK sensors, servo control and power electronics, Automation and PLC / HMI

System and application design for Vehicle On-Board Controller VOBC for Communication Based Train Control CBTC & SelTrac Systems. Electrical design for heavy-duty vehicle retrofits

Well versed in compliance standards e.g. SENELEC, AREMA, EMI/RFI/EMC, MIL-STD, CE, UL, CSA

Capturing System, and product technical requirements with DOORS, and monitoring their verification, for assurance of overall solution reliability, Verification and Validations V&V

Driving and participating in; Product requirements specifications, system level architecture for the product family, including defining the hardware and software feature requirements

Proficient in project management software e.g. Office MS project, TOC, Concerto, Primavera

Proficient in CAD software, ORCAD, AUTOCAD, AUTOCAD Electric

Proficient in manufacturing and engineering management software MRP / ERP, SAP, product tree and BOM

Strong familiarity with System Integration, product launch/customization, manufacturing/assembly, QA quality assurance, trouble shooting and maintenance, DFM and DFT – design for manufacturability and testability

Operating systems considerations, competitive benchmarking, compatibility and interoperability, master verification plans, program schedules and budgets, technical issues and risk management.

Leading and managing R&D and engineering groups for all aspects of a project life cycle e.g. budget and HR

Guiding product development concepts, architectural analysis of solutions, feasibility studies and design tradeoffs among internal and external stakeholders

Hands-on laboratory work including soldering, hot air rework and stereoscopic microscope assessments.

Designed ATE /Jigs lab equipment to test, tune, calibrate and validate hardware.

Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills with ability to positively influence and persuade highly technical associates

Excellent communication and presentation skills, both in person and over the phone/online

Highly self-motivated, taking a lead role in managing large multi-million-dollar projects, fully accountable for the planning, executing, and delivery of projects on time and within budget

Work Experience

Hardware R&D Engineer 2018-2019

Tommaya consulting - self employed

Senior Installation Engineer 2017-2018

Alstom Transport Canada Inc. (SyestemOne)

Supervised Design and installation of CBTC- Communication Based Train Control equipment for TTC Yonge University Line in Toronto, create assembly drawings and documents, field changes and field survey

Senior Hardware Applications Engineer 2013-2016

Thales Rail Signaling Solution

Developed and designed VOBC- Vehicle On-Board Controller hardware for CBTC & SelTrac Systems

Supervised planning, integration, systems interface, installation, testing/commissioning, field Support and service

Operated as a Work Package Manager (WPM) for the CBTC On-Board subsystem within Brazil, Singapore, Ottawa and Edmonton projects

Produced documentation required to release configuration for use such as requirements specification, bill of materials, assembly drawings, verification procedure/reports, production test procedure, release authorization, ICD, BBI, FAT, production test procedure SPICO/DPICO

Evaluated requirements and determined work scope, schedule, cost, support criteria and risk management

Piloted product definition process from requirements through design, development, validation & verification to production

Used AutoCAD Electrical to formulate power distribution for multi discipliner systems

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Participated in forming environmental compliance configuration control prior and after release of SCR, ECN, LDP, and field change order FCB / FMI, support of project planning and proposals (Bids).

Performed analysis, simulations and studies to ensure hardware solution met requirements by conducting design investigation, failure mode analysis, sneak path analysis, reliability tests, generate performance metrics, identification of limitations and proposed system improvements

Acted as a liaison between technical team and various project stakeholders by ensuring clear communication about the technical-business tradeoffs such as Engineering; QA; RAM; Safety Marketing/Sales; Production; Supply chain; Regulatory

Consultant and Technologist 2009- 2013

Eco Energy

Represented the company in North America

Investigated and reviewed the "Sand Oil of Alberta" production methods and renewable energy for potential investors

Electrical Engineer 2008-2009

NLT - Northern Light Technologies

Manufacturer of the 'Northern Light Miners' Cap Lamp system, battery chargers and digital communications products for mining

Designed new products and improved existing products, such as LED head light to use in coal mines, batteries charging systems for head light and communication equipment

Provided technical directions, mentored and provided support during the engineering and commissioning phases

Designed, simulated and tested various electronic designs PCB, Mixed A/D signals, RT microcontroller

Worked with various approval bodies, designed for intrinsic safety, CE, UL, and other standards, and EMI, EMC compliance

Hardware Developing Team Leader and Project Manager / Consultant 1993-2007

Orbotech Ltd

Hardware development, Design, Automatic inspection machines - AOI. Mixed Analog and digital circuits, Real Time, line CCD camera with DALSA & KODAK sensors, servo control with DSP and power electronics, PLC

Leadership in the development of hardware (i.e. electronic circuits and mechanical enclosures), software, and solutions

Hardware developing team leader and project manager

Led a team of 4 - 6 engineers developing mixed analog-digital electronic boards PCB

Managing all aspects of the HW R&D team PM -project managing, budget, schedule and human resources

Engineering support duties included; implementing engineering change order and request to existing equipment, processes, products and components; new products launch and transfer to production NPI, resolved technical product, process, component, BOM structure or material problems affecting efficient manufacture of products.

Provided direction/guidance/training to engineers or technicians on the manufacturing and assembly process,

Contributed to design-for-manufacturing/ testing DFM & DFT input and new product introduction, through expertise in process knowledge, quality systems and process control;

sustained engineering activity during the life of the product. Development of custom hardware to test, characterize and validate systems.

Support manufacturing operations and field service staff and provided first level technical support to manufacturing for immediate problem resolution.

Hardware R&D Manager 2001- 2003

Vectop Ltd. Israel (startup company)

Developed electro-optic video products for the avionics and military market

Managed team of 3 engineers and sub-contractors


B.Sc.E.E - Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering Tel-Aviv University

Specialized in Control Systems, Communication and Computers

Registered Electrical \ Electronic Engineer and Chief Electrician in Israel and Eligible for PEO

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