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Engineer Design

Richmond, CA
March 24, 2019

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Kensington ***** C: 510-***-****


Accomplished engineer with over 18 year experience in the space systems design industry. Unique blend of space systems and systems engineering project management covering: spacecraft, aircraft, launch vehicles, satellites, and test facilities with commercial, civil and military customers. Adept problem solver with comprehensive expertise in satellite systems at both the system and subsystem levels. Extensive design capability, schematics proficiency and global engineering background, bringing depth to both the design and management aspects of project development. Skills

Space Systems

Project Management

Systems Engineering



Electrical Integrated Schematics

Engineering Management

Satellite Design

Orbit Mechanics/Dynamics



Successfully designed schematics for over 100 spacecraft.

Redesigned company project and process flow to focus on initial quality design to include early audits. Resulted in 50% reduction in costly revisions.

Hand-selected by executive management to serve as lead designer for all spacecraft. Support multi- system simulation activities including threat technology.

Continuously promoted to higher levels of responsibility due to quality of engineering work and demonstrated leadership ability.


System Field Engineer 03/2018 to Current

PGH Wong Engineering Inc San Francisco, CA

Current Project:

Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority (VTA) Silicon Valley Berryessa Extension (SVBX) Project.

Electrical and lighting system

Fire Alarm



Train Control System

Traction power

Currently serving as the responsible for the systems construction for VTA's SVBX Project. Coordinates and conducts meetings for review of Site Specific Work Plan (SSWP) and develops Interim Operating Plans (IOP) for outside agency projects.

Typical responsibilities include reviewing equipment, product submittals and design specifications; and participating in Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT) to ensure equipment design and performance specifications are aligned with contract specifications and districts requirements. Coordinates with various district departments including Train Control, Computer Group, Telecommunication, Communication, Automatic Fare Collection and Operations Control Center (OCC) to ensure proper communication and participation by all parties. Oversees and engages various external consultants and construction contractors for field testing coordination, design review, design validation and systems integration testing.

Senior Space Systems Design Engineer 12/2006 to 04/2016 Space Systems Loral Palo Alto, CA

Develop system level electrical integrated schematics for satellite program. Successfully manage multinational aerospace projects for U.S. and international customers.

Manage real-time failure contingency process during launch anomalies to ensure successful recovery of satellite lifetimes.

Engineer structural modifications for the following: XM Radio, IntelSat, Asia Sat, Sirius, Optus, Spain Sat and numerous other satellites.

Use 2D CAD modeling tools to design and improve systems meeting FAA standards; communicate with regulatory authorities for approvals on design deviations.

Create drawing time-lines, instructions, specifications and documentation for programs and equipment, devices and parts for commercial systems.

Senior Research and Development Engineer 02/2004 to 12/2006 Space Systems Loral Palo Alto, CA

Planned development of integrated schematics for satellite programs.

Produced schedules and time-lines for release of soft and hard copy of schematics.

Managed efforts of all part-time and temporary support staff required to produce large volume schematics.

Created drawings using ORCAD and maintained control of revisions. Interacted with STE, VE, Database, and Harness Engineering to facilitate S/C integration and integrity of documentation.

Senior Design Engineer 06/2000 to 02/2004

Space Systems Loral Palo Alto, CA

Planned schedules for release of schematic books and assisted in cost estimates for schematic development.

Collected basic data (thermistor and heater lists, ICDs, SCE tray stack, block diagrams, etc.) and prepared schematic layouts for all subsystems (Comm, Power, ADCS, SCE, Mechanisms and Thermal).

Reviewed ICDs and developed functional circuit representations for schematics. Incorporated database and wirelist information into layouts.

Analyzed layouts for design errors (wiring and database errors) and informed appropriate group when corrective action was necessary for ECO generation. Design Engineer 09/1997 to 06/2002

Space Systems Loral Palo Alto, CA

Prepared technical reports summarizing work performed and results.

Maintained, improved, and documented the schematics development process. Education and Training

Bachelor of Science: Physics

Concordia University Montreal, Canada

Master of Science: Physics - Solid State

Concordia University Montreal, Canada

Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification Coursework Complete University of California Berkeley Extension Berkeley, California Additional Training

Satellite Industry and Systems, Space Environments, Satellite Design Process, Performance Verification, Launch Vehicle Systems and Basic Orbit Dynamics.

Technical Skills & Languages

Skills: OrCAD Capture, Auto CAD, Adobe Photo Shop, Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw and Microsoft office. Languages: English, French & Arabic

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