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Project Manager Management

Location:
Kabul, Afghanistan
Posted:
April 27, 2014

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AARON L. ROSS

Email: acdvrd@r.postjobfree.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/pub/aaron-ross/0/769/301

Broad technical background in SATCOM ground systems, Tropo-Scatter and LOS

communication systems, C4I and C4ISR systems, LAN/WAN architecture, Network

Operations Centers, Server Farms, Storage Area Networks (SAN's), CCTV, IR

Cameras, UAV video surveillance and ISP/OSP cabling. Thorough understanding

of program lifecycle management with extensive experience developing

technical and cost proposals, vendor selection and risk management.

Expertise in managing multi-million dollar domestic and international

programs in the public and private sectors to include the Department of

Defense, Department of Homeland Security and the Oil & Gas industry with

full P&L responsibility. Skilled in developing and implementing management

and operational standards geared to meet fiscal mandates and delivery

requirements from B&P through project execution and closeout. Excellent

communicator focused on empowering internal team members and cultivating

lasting customer relationships.

QUALIFICATION HIGHLIGHTS

. Program/Project Management

. P & L

. EVMS

. Change/Risk Management

. Budget Planning

. Enterprise Resource Planning

. New Product Engineering & Development

. Vendor Management

. Proposal Development

. Project Engineering

. Continuous Process Improvement

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Futron Inc., Afghanistan

Country Manager August 2012 -

Present

Direct technical staff and manage commercial vendors on an IT services

contract in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) Task

Force for Business and Stability Operations, (TFBSO) providing C4I system

support to clients at five locations throughout Afghanistan.

. Manage overall execution effort for the contract to control scope,

budget, schedule, quality, risk, and customer satisfaction.

. Authored initial Project Management Plan which detailed Staffing and

Organizational Structure, Project Transition Processes and Schedule,

Network Monitoring and Control to include automated tools, techniques

and methods, Configuration Management, Quality Control Plan, Risk

Management Plan, property accountability and control and, finally,

project deliverables.

. Led the successful transition of contract services and support from

the incumbent to Futron.

. Created monthly progress and status report that provides both summary

and detailed description of a service outage or degraded condition, as-

well-as, details corrective action taken to resolve it. This report

serves as basis for evaluating existing conditions, pinpointing where

improvements are needed based on the trends identified in the report.

It also serves as a tool to evaluate level of effort and equitable

distribution of labor across the program.

. Negotiated service contracts with local internet service providers,

both terrestrial and VSAT, and an office services and supply company

to purchase replacement OEM toner cartridges for printers at all TFBSO

locations.

. Implemented standardized documentation control and reporting practices

across the network. These standards include rack elevation drawings,

network topology drawings, detailed configuration or "cut-sheets" that

specify site specific equipment configuration, current software loads,

cable run lists, passwords, user licenses and equipment (GFE)

accountability.

Serco Inc., Bagram, Afghanistan

Sr. Technical Business Analyst March

2009 - August 2012

Senior Analyst assigned to the LOGCAP Headquarters at Bagram, Afghanistan,

as lead for evaluation and analysis of SOW/PWS and project change proposal

and cost estimates for two major contractors performing Base Life Support

functions for all of Afghanistan.

. Advisor to the Assistant Deputy Program Director on evaluations conducted

on proposals for construction, renovations and new support services work

under the two task orders to ensure prime contractors aptly plan to

utilize surplus materials and existing labor, where appropriate, to

minimize hiring and deploying new employees and purchasing new equipment.

. Review engineering plans, schedules and cost estimates to assess the

validity of their basis of estimate. Train and assist the Government

support officers at the remote locations on the change management

process, proposal and technical evaluation, project execution and

tracking from inception through completion.

. Identified project dependencies and critical path to minimize exposure

and risk, from which, develop detailed trend analysis charts which

identify program efficiencies and deficiencies in the four primary phases

of the change management process.

Comtech Systems, Inc, Orlando, FL

Sr. Program Manager

October 2007- March 2009

Developed numerous project implementation and management plans as a senior

member of the Program Management Office. Responsibilities included heading

project performance from proposal development through execution, turnover

and closeout with full P&L responsibility. Managed four concurrent

projects in excess of $45m: two new equipment training and installation

services projects, one 20Mb tropo-scatter modem product manufacturing and

the last a product development (R&D) program for a transportable antenna

designed to be utilized with legacy dual antenna tropo-scatter systems

currently in use primarily by the US Military.

Stratos Global, Houston, TX

Sr. Project Manager (1099 Contractor)

September 2006 - September 2007

Managed installation, integration and commissioning of communication, video

surveillance and public address systems at a new liquid natural gas

manufacturing and processing facility in Equatorial Guinea. Inherited a

project that was budgeted and estimated to be completed 12 months after

contract award. Initial review of project revealed it was nine months into

execution -- behind schedule and over budget.

NS Microwave, Spring Valley, CA

Sr. Project Manager (1099 Contractor)

May 2004 - December 2005

Manager of multi-million dollar C4I system integration project in support

of the Department of Homeland Security; the first for this company within

the federal market space. Prepared and implemented multiple detailed

management plans: Staffing, Budget, Schedule, Risk Management, Engineering

and Logistics.

FC Business Systems, Springfield, VA

Sr. Program Manager

August 2003 - May 2004

Awaited a program win to receive a project assignment which did not occur.

In the interim developed three technical and cost proposals and assisted

the Director of Quality Management with the preparation, development and

teaching of an in-house training program geared to support Project Managers

understand and adapt to CMMI methodologies.

Houston Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA

Project Manager June 2001

- August 2003

Led development and implementation of best commercial practices among

several commercial contractors and Senior Network Engineers conducting

facility design and build-out supporting the Navy, Marine Corps Intranet

Program in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions.

Houston Associates, Inc., Arlington, VA

Program Manager

October 1995 - June 2001

Led developmental program with responsibility for effective management of

funds, personnel and deliverables with full P&L responsibility. Served as

managing engineer for the Bosnian Command and Control Augmentation VSAT

network managing 30 Field Engineers supporting 11 geographically dispersed

VSAT terminal locations throughout the Balkan's and Europe.

EDUCATION

Project Management Professional (PMP) - 2004

Bachelor of Science, Management - 1995

University of Maryland, College Park



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