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Manager Engineering

Lapeer, Michigan, 48446, United States
January 07, 2017

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Mary C. VanderMuellen

Lapeer, Michigan ***** (985) ***-****


Engineering program manager with experience directing research and development, vehicle design and petrochemical projects. Oversee complex, multiphase and high-profile engineering projects. Able to address financial constraints and complicated logistics to overcome project challenges. AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Project Management: Design Management, Engineering Budgets, Project Plans and Scheduling, Cross-Functional Team Supervision, Process development, Proposal development, Resource Management, Process Analysis & Engineering, Vendor Management, Cost Control, and Quality.

• Engineering Disciplines: Systems Engineering, Reliability Engineering, Risk Management, Mechanical Engineering, Logistics Engineering, Research & Development, Cost Analysis, Human Systems Integration (HSI) and Safety, Quality, Test Validation and Verification

• Additional Skills: Green Belt Six Sigma – DFSS, CMMI, ISO9000, IS14000, INCOSE, LEAD Institute Certified, DFMEA/PFMEA, FRACAS, VA/VE, PPAP, APQP, GD&T, Relex, Reliasoft, Auto-CAD, Microsoft Office, SAP, Sharepoint and Teamcenter. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Nova Management – Livonia, MI 7/2015 – 8/2016


Systems Engineering Manager responsible for managing and supporting the daily systems engineering activities in Configuration Management, Risk Management, PLM Management and Process Management including:

Develop and manage the delivery of data and information management solutions to satisfy business needs within assigned functional responsibilities.

Managing the Configuration Management team in support of the Engineering Review Board (ERB) and Configuration Control Board (CCB) reviews, schedule, monthly reporting and metrics.

Managing Risk Management issue identification and tracking, monthly reporting and metrics in accordance with DoD standards.

Responsible for ensuring all program technical products are developed and delivered within cost and schedule constraints.

Development of best practices, policies, and guidelines in accordance with CMMI, INCOSE and ISO industry standards.

Develop data management processes and infrastructure related to the creation, modification, storage, and tracking of program information within Sharepoint and TeamCenter. Jacobs Engineering – Baton Rouge, LA 3/2012 – 7/2015 PROJECT MANAGER/ENGINEER

Project Manager of a team of 15 plus engineers and designers representing multiple skill areas, in development and execution of engineering projects with emphasis on integrated design and construction for petroleum and chemical industry clients including:

Oversee multiple projects, manage multiple clients, and develop existing and new client relationships.

Overall project execution, including selection of technology, development of total installed cost estimates, financial reporting to internal and client management, and technical accuracy of project scope.

Integration of project technical aspects including quality assurance, safety standards, materials selection, procurement, scheduling, cost estimating, construction scheduling and management, in compliance with industry, company and regulatory standards.

Manage project scope of work (SOW) and requirements changes, assessing the impact and negotiating modifications to the deliverables, resources, costs and schedules.

Manage multi-phase projects ranging from $1MM to $150MM for various clients on the Gulf and Eastern Coasts in revenue within milestone schedules and budgets. Mary C. VanderMuellen Page 2

Textron Marine and Land – Slidell, LA 1/2006 – 2/2012 PROPOSAL MANAGER – Capture & Proposal Management (2010-2012) Proposal Manager directing the activities of personnel from a wide variety of functional areas involved in the preparation of new and follow-on DoD business proposals of various sizes and complexities.

Implemented formal Proposal process for new business opportunities focused on winning strategies, building customer relationships, obtaining competitive intelligence analysis, teaming recommendations, solution development (management/price), and capture/proposal staffing management execution.

Proposal Manager for a >$200M incentive-fee contract for the detailed design and construction of an initial Test and Training Craft for the U.S. Navy.

Deputy Proposal Manager of two projects for the world’s largest media and entertainment conglomerate.

Deputy Proposal Manager for $450M international land vehicle product to expand our business product lines while also reestablishing relationships with a previously satisfied customer.

Led cross-functional Capture/Proposal Teams for a combined total of >$600M in revenue from multiple new product lines in the domestic and international land vehicle market segments. PRINCIPAL RELIABILITY ENGINEER – Systems Engineering (2008-2010) Reliability, Availability, and Maintainability (RAM) project lead for all processes, analyses and engineering design requirements of new engineering projects within the engineering organization.

Performed RAM assessment, assign failure classifications and corrective action follow-up.

Prepared technical justification and cost estimates for RAM activities, reviewed vendor designs, test plans, failure analysis, and reports for compliance with RAM and program requirements.

CMMI Mentor and technical lead for generation of RAM and requirements analysis and allocation during CMMI and ISO Certification processes.

Developed Systems Engineering-related program plans and milestone documentation (i.e. SERMAP, TEMP) and internal processes in accordance with CMMI and DOD 5000.2.

Performed statistical process control analysis, reliability modeling and prediction, fault tree analysis, root cause failure analysis (RCFA) and failure reporting using analysis, corrective and preventative actions systems.

Developed Pareto diagrams, fault trees, Weibull analyses, calculated confidence intervals, and Block Diagrams using Relex Software tools.

Prepared life cycle cost analysis and reliability knowledge capture processes and systems to ensure compliance.

Performed audits on reliability processes as part of the FRACAS team supporting Quality reviews of current production and ISO compliance.

Supported RAM technical guidance thru Systems Integration Team (SEIT) and all IPT and Sub-IPTs. SUPPORTABILITY PROGRAM MANAGER – Lifecycle Support (2006-2008) Program Manager for Supportability and Systems Engineering in support of new and aftermarket armored vehicle and marine craft programs.

Managed several advanced cross-system engineering projects per DoD regulations for the M1117 Armored Security Vehicle (ASV) and marine craft programs.

Developed processes and procedures including Systems Engineering Management Plan (SEMP) and Supportability Plan.

Developed and implemented ASV Provisioning and Technical Manual Programs, Logistics Management Information (LMI) and Logistics Support Analysis (LSA) processes and databases.

Risk Management and implementation of corrective measures of all Supportability, Spares and Field Support requirements of the M1117 ASV program.

Supportability IPT Lead supporting Systems Integration Team (SEIT), functional IPTs and Sub-IPTs.

Performed audits on reliability processes as part of the FRACAS team supporting Quality reviews of current production and ISO compliance.

Developed division and corporate proposals for various types of defense programs including requirements analysis, configuration management, labor estimates, scheduling, and task assignment. Mary C. VanderMuellen Page 3

General Dynamics Land Systems – Sterling Heights, MI 3/2001 – 1/2006 SENIOR LOGISTICS ENGINEER – Systems Engineering

Systems Engineering lead for supportability design and RAM engineering requirements on current and future military vehicles.

Development of Future Combat Systems Performance Based Logistics (PBL) program, implementation plans, business case(s), risk definition, supportability and operational availability analyses.

Performed Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM), maintainability prediction and allocation assessment, RAM-T analysis, tools and test equipment assessment, trade studies, reliability growth monitoring, and reliability block diagrams using Reliasoft and Relex software tools.

Performed technical and economic evaluations including U.S. Army's Human Systems Integration

(MANPRINT), repair vs. discard, Lifecycle Cost Analysis, Level of Repair Analysis (LORA), and Logistics Support Analysis Record (LSAR) analysis.

Modern Engineering – General Motors North America (GMNA), Warren, Michigan 3/1994 – 3/2001 PROTOTYPE BUILD ENGINEER (Door Systems & FESM) (1999-2001) Prototype Build Engineer for issue resolution and root cause analysis during automotive prototype builds for door systems and front-end sheet metal (FESM), door seals, and associated hardware.

Maintained readiness status of all components and provided assembly instructions and performed APQP documentation audits.

Maintained quality measurement data and provided feedback to component and systems engineers.

Resolution of technical and operational issues between production, support departments, and suppliers.

Reviewed drawings, engineering work orders, engineering change notices/requests, and new designs for manufacturing impact.

LEAD PROGRAM LAUNCH ANALYST (Swing Metal & FESM) (1997-1999) Technical Leader for engineering-related design and production issues on a three-car program at two assembly plant locations in Michigan.

Reviewed engineering drawings, engineering changes, and new product designs.

Established departmental communications system for issue resolution.

Tracked progress of corrective action implementation plans. LEAD SYSTEMS ENGINEERING ANALYST/CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT (1994-1997) Lead Analyst for configuration management of engineering drawings, bills of material, vehicle specifications, etc., and corrective action implementation plans.

Generated production issue reports updating engineering and corporate management.

Established departmental communications system for issue resolution.

Department liaison with customers and vendors.


Ph.D. – Engineering Management, Madison University

MBA – Industrial Management, Baker College Center for Graduate Studies

BS – Mechanical Engineering, Baker College

AAS – Mechanical Engineering Technology, Baker College Supplementary Training Summary:

LEAD Program, General Systems & The LEAD Institute

Relex Reliability Software and Reliasoft Reliability Software

Proposal Development and Management – Shipley

Risk Management

Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)

IPT Management and Leadership

Fundamentals of Systems Planning, Research, Development and Engineering

Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management

DOORS Software and Requirements Management

Defense Acquisition University Certifications

Microsoft Office Products: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Powerpoint, MS Project, MS Visio

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