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Manager Project/Engineering

Rockledge, Florida, United States
October 25, 2016

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**+ years professional experience including; 20+ years in developing technical approachs to integrate new systems, 25+ years in Project/Program Management on major DOD programs and 15+ years managing hardware and network engineers.

Strong technical experience in integrating the project plan and transitioning systems for clients

Solid experience and proven success in managing complex operations, cross-functional teams, and million-dollar budgets.

Hands-on participatory approach to team management that celebrates team success and provides ongoing feedback for improvements.

Proven leader with 15+ years of experience in systems integration and change management, including an extensive background in hardware engineering, configuration management, systems desgn, and network security.

Adapt at the transformation of systems on highly complex projects

Managed the development of engineering design teams to ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines; track milestones and timelines across projects and institute necessary work flow, personnel resource allocations, analyze and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance.

Strong technical expertise, spanning a wide range of communications systems.

Outstanding analytical, planning, and communication skills.

Successful track record of engaging, leading, and developing highly skilled technical teams to achieve organizational goals.

Identifying, developing, and implementing cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to the task at hand, while completing projects on time, within budget, and to specification.

Five years experience as PM for infrastructure design-build for Navy Marine Corp Intranet Program and Pentagon Renovation Program.

Seven years experience as Project Technical Lead/Manager for construction of a Titan launch complex at Cape Canaveral AFB and an Atlas launch complex at Vandenberg AFB to include operations support facilities and launch operations centers.


Technical System Design

Systems Integration & Implementation

Program/Project Management

Budget & Cost Control

Resource Management

System Development Lifecycle

Network Administration & Management

Team Facilitation

Policy & Procedure Development

Strategic Planning


EXELIS, Vandenberg AFB, SLRSC 2010 - 2015

Range Engineering Manager

Responsible for the day to day operational/technical duties for assigned hardware engineers in the Comm, Telemetry, Surveillance and Optics groups. Coordinated resources and managed the cost, schedule and technical aspects of on-going 30+ engineering projects within the Spacelift Range System Contract.

Responsible for overseeing the timely and effective management of various projects. This includes the optimum allocation of organizational resources to project teams, supervising Project leads and the teams, providing advice to the senior management team in the areas of strategic management and diversification, and coordinating with other functional department heads.

Identifying, developing, and implementing cutting-edge technologies and innovative solutions to the Western Range, while completing multiple complex projects on time, within budget, and to system requirements.

Responsible for overall resource/technical performance and adherence to budgets and customer delivery requirements.

Hands-on manager throughout project lifecycle.

Performed system integration, verification, and validation; technical planning; and supportability and effectiveness analyses for total systems.

Designed and configured a new Network Infrastructure for the Wesern Range using Cisco Nexus 5500 switches.

Single point of contact between senior management, our customer and hardware engineering staff in technical solutions.

Documented, evaluated, and identified needs for improvement on the existing network, while ensuring compatibility requirements.

Mentors engineers on leadership and broadens their technical knowledge.

Perform staffing and recruitment actions in the engineering group.

Responsible for staff leveling and projecting future requirements.

LivTel, Westminister CO; 2007 - 2010

Director of Professional Services

Reporting directly to the CEO, the Director of Professional Service’s role is to plan, coordinate, direct, and design all activities of the Professional Service sector.

Provided direction and support for IT solutions that enhanced mission-critical business operations.

Collaborated directly with the executive management team to identify, recommend, develop, implement, and support cost-effective technology solutions for all aspects of the organization.

Developed and managed portfolios for each department and to attain all IT service level agreements for the user community within the organization.

Responsible for delivering a technical solution to our client’s business by managing three departments, System Integration and Assessment Services, Implementation Services and Managed Support Services and Project Management Office.

PRC, Maimi Lakes, FL; 2006 - 2007

IT PMO Project Manager

Responsible for achieving the project objectives by running the day-to-day activities of five IT projects and reported directly to CIO. Successfully completed implementation of five contact centers in a Just-in-Time model.

Partnered with the Solutions Delivery, Infrastructure, Innovation, Operations, Governance and Security teams, business partners, and Vendors to manage all aspects of the Project Lifecycle and project delivery of strategic projects.

Responsible for independent delivery of strategic projects, including: planning, executing and controlling, delivery, and production transition of strategic IT projects.

Partnered closely with management, IT teams, business users, and vendors to monitor and lead the analysis, design, development, deployment, and training of solutions within the IT environment.

Initiated processes and procedures that would increase PRC maturity in the project management model.

Instrumental in the migration planning for the migration of all clients’ accounts, IT and back office functions out of PRC’ main contact center facility in Glades without any negative impact to operations.


Senior Project Manager

CCSP Project Manager for two Pentagon remote sites, worked closely with network and system engineers guiding them with modifications to the original design; Project responsibilities for the facility improvements, construction of Network Operations Center, site preparation, and pathways implementation at the sites.

Extensive support for design / build of alternate Pentagon Network Operations Center at remote site.

Adapt at the transformation of systems on highly complex projects

Produced remarkable results incorporating detailed planning, coordinating multiple subcontractors in their execution of the installation, procurred equipment and controlled the successful, on cost, and on schedule outcome.

Managed the 5 million dollar project budget. Tracked milestones and/or percent complete and inform accounting as these levels are attained so invoices can be sent in a timely manner.

Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal and external clients to reassess, renegotiate and amend scope of work responsibilities, proposals, contracts and budgets.

Saved this project over $300k and significantly compressed the delivery schedule by tasking multiple subcontractors simultaneously.


Senior Project Manager

NMCI/ISF Regional NCE Manager, recruits, trains and manages a group of Network Communication Engineers (NCE) for the Southeast and the South Texas regions.

Hired, trained, and supervised 37 network engineers managing eight subcontractors and 250 personnel at thirty-five Navy/Marine bases around Southeast region.

Provided leadership and program management for the installation of a 224,000 seat computer network.

Led the design, planning, and installation of inside and outside cable, IT, and electrical equipment.

Reviewed and coordinated multiple project schedules with team members to create an overall program schedule.

Directly interfaced with multiple government customers at each of the eight bases and the prime contractor to solve issues and plan on-going installations.

Conducted performance analysis studies to determine root cause of technical issues.

Significantly improved customer satisfaction by identifying and fixing on-going performance deficiencies with a subcontractor.

Managed construction of three Server Farms and managed two site mangers in the construction of another two server farms.


System Engineer

Evaluated and tested new RF (wireless) products both hardware and software in the Alpha test segment of the manufacturing gate process.

Developed and modified test procedures to test both Fast Ethernet and SONET OC-3/OC-12 product lines.

Network Installation Engineer/Project Lead

Developed and maintained a high level of customer satisfaction and responsible for effective work direction, scheduling, and technical support.

Developed installation standards for nationwide deployments of broadband digital radios in Fast Ethernet and SONET network architectures

Developed and maintained quality-auditing program for the installations.


Technical Project Lead

Oversaw the provisioning of all telecommunications services for two Air Force Space Launch Complexes at Cape Canaveral and Vandenberg AFB. Projects were worth $8 million and $12 million.

Led a cross-functional team of 40 communications design engineers, technicians, and support staff to implement and integrate all project phases.

Provide expertise in program management, design, procurement, installation, integration, testing, activation, operations and maintenance for 14 state-of-the art communications and computer systems

Ensured all systems met stringent functional and safety requirements.

Designed and instituted equipment installation practices in unique construction environments.

Developed and presented monthly and quarterly project status briefings to approximately 100 project stakeholders. Continuously ensured schedule and budget integrity.


Cryptographic Engineer

IPT lead for two cryptographic installations of two telemetry tracking stations at Vandenberg AFB and at Saipan, Marshall Islands. Maintained cryptographic and teletype equipment.

MILITARY SERVICE - United States Air Force

Cryptographic and Teletype Technical Specialist

Honorably Discharged, Assistant NCOIC of the ASC and was a 7-level E5.


Community College of the Air Force, Electronics/Communications

Coastline Community College, General Studies

Valdosta State College, General Studies

Cleveland Institute of Electronics, Electronics


Networking & Security: TCP-IP; Ethernet 802.3; SONET; Cisco Routers, Switches, Cisco Systems Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Course

Hardware & Comms: Multiplexers; Transceivers; Symmetricon Time Servers; Hubs; Patch-Panel; Hardware Interfaces (RS-232 / EI-530); Alcatel Digital Channel Bank Course, Alcatel SONET OC-1/OC3/12 Family Maintenance/Operations Course, Quintron DICES III Voice System Operations/Maintenance Course.


PMP Boot Camp in 2002, ITT/Exelis Leadership course 201 in 2011 and multiple leadership Harvard eLearning courses.


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