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Palm Bay, Florida, United States
January 19, 2017

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Heike Albert

*** ****** *** ** **, Palm Bay, FL *2907 818-***-****


An established program and project manager of high technology industries including communications, avionics, and information technology. Over 25+ years’ experience in military and commercial sectors. Effective leadership for all phases of a product life cycle including product strategies, proposals, negotiations, hardware & system design, detail design, prototypes, pre-production, qualification, high-volume production, and worldwide field support effectively decrease the cost of production by 23+% and increased production yields by 30+% on several programs. Management of high-dollar, multi-level programs with cost and schedule responsibilities with both direct and indirect reports.

Seeking senior level management position in program/project management.


Active (within 2 years) SECRET Mnemonics.


Able to form large (IPT) teams and manage them; Able to work with little supervision; Team player; Quick learner; Set and met milestones, budget, and schedule

Qualification testing of various military and commercial qualification standards (MIL-STD-461, 462, 810, 901, 704, MIL-HDBK-217, DO-160, CE)

Able to meet tight schedule constraints, go the extra mile to get the job done

For DAL A & B Equipment: Board & System level design (Analog, Digital & Software) to DO-254, DO-178B/C

Capable of leading a team and translate ambiguous system requirements into defined work scope on DAL A systems.

Develop and maintain key relationships with the customers, partners and strategic suppliers associated with the programs

Computer Literate / MS Products Office, Project 2013/Project Server, Visio, PowerPoint, Photoshop, Orcade, Extensively used: DOORs, SAP, TeamCenter, PREP, Subversion, ClearCase, ClearQuest

Created Engineering proposals; Acceptance Test Plans and Procedures; Statement-of-Work; In-Process Procedures; Qualification Plans and Reports; Assembly Instructions; System and Board level drawings.


Certificate of Completion – Project Management Course (PMP), Root Cause Analysis,

Project Risk Management Strategies and Tactics

Training – ESD, ITAR, FOD, ARP4754A

University of Kansas Aerospace Short Course - Complex Electronic Hardware Development and RTCA/DO-254

Integrated Modular Avionics (IMA) and RTCA/DO-297

Recognizing exceptional performance from Boeing for outstanding performance and invaluable contributions to the F/A-18 solid state video recorder


Generated and tracked detail schedules using MSProject / Project Server.

Created and presented formal program presentations to the customer and senior leadership monthly.

Evaluated program risks and followed existing procedures to reduce/eliminated any program risks.

Created and managed Scope statements, WBS, Resources, and Budgets for each program.

Evaluated program financials monthly and communicated findings to senior management (EAC/ETC CPI/SPI).

Mnemonics Sr Program Manager

Jan 2016 – Jan 2017 Melbourne, Fl

Managed a very large team (>25) to develop the RFBU for Boeing’s F18 program (contract value > $5.1 mil NRE only).

Successfully passed SRR, PDR and CDR with Boeing/NAVAIR.

Coordinated complex cross-functional design decisions on projects with new technologies.

Rockwell Collins Sr. Systems Engineer (Project Engineer)

March 2015 – Jan 2016 Melbourne, Fl

Boeing 787 ISS-2100: Generated necessary paperwork for SOI4 & TSO submittal which received FAA approval.

Worked closely with offshore teams (Avionyx and HCL) for DO-178 SW verification effort.

Managed program resources to maintain budget and schedule.

UTAS – Electronic Systems Center Project Lead for MC21 programs

March 2013 – March 2015 Phoenix, Az

Participated in SOI audits compliant to DO-254 (EASA, ARMAK) for DAL A Primary Flight Control Systems (Motor Drive Electronics & Actuator Electronic Unit).

Achieved a cost delta of $7370 in the 2013 forecast to actuals with a $1.4 Million spend for 2013.

Worked closely with offshore team members (UTAS-GED-India).

Primary interface between customer (UTAS-Actuation Systems – France) and ESC.

Responsible for cost, schedule, quality and technical performance for both programs.

Created various management plan required to run the programs (Requirements, Risk, Communication, etc).

Managed large IPT through full life-cycle development with minimal amount of supervision and direction.

DRS Optronics Program Manager TWS BLK 1

Oct 2007 – Jan 2009 Melbourne, Fl

Successfully implemented BLK 1 & 1- configuration into production ahead of schedule.

Strong technical background enabled the resolution of several key technical problems on the TWS program which caused the Reduction of scrap by 24.4% (goal was 10%).

Successfully completed (98% done) Qualification for BLK 1 which enabled 9 extra TWS units (deemed for Qual) to be sold to the customer saving the company (approx. 120k).

Completed PCA audit which enabled the release of 73+ Million dollars in payments from the government.

TEAC Aerospace Program Manager

Sept 2005 – Sept 2007 Monterey Park, Ca

Program Manager for the Boeing F/A 18 Video Recorder System in addition to several smaller international programs.

Managed 20+ million dollar sales (2006, of TEACs sales) to tight schedule and cost constraints resulting in receiving a Boeing Pride Award for the recognition in exception performance.

Lead several major RFQ/RFP requests which resulted in several multi-million dollar contract awards.

Develops and maintained detailed project plans/cost/schedule that fully communicates the state of projects to the customer (Boeing, Tenix, etc.) and to executive management.

Coordinated complex cross-functional design decisions on projects with new technologies and/or loosely defined technical work scope.

Established and implemented project plans for large and complex programs consistently maximizing customer satisfaction and business performance.

Managed several multi-million dollar military projects from RFQ/concept – to – full scale production.

PL Porter/Crane Aerospace Sr. Project Engineer

Sept 2003 – Sept 2005 Woodland Hills/Burbank, Ca

Managed several multi-million dollar military and commercial projects from RFQ/concept – to – full scale production.

System integration at customer sites on complex seats actuation system used for first/business class on commercial aircrafts.

Production support: resolving line issues, obsolete components management, new vendor evaluation, upkeep of BOMs and MRP for product lines.

GW Ranch Owner / Manager

Jan 1996 – Sept 2003 Valley Center, Ca

Managed/owned a million dollar company achieving 99% customer satisfaction.

Generated Business plans/schedules and negotiated with potential business partners which result in the business growing to the 3rd largest in the USA.

Established 1st of its kind USDA approved facility to ship the fresh product to strict international standards resulting in Pregnancies.

Interfaced with customers on a daily basis and managed all book keeping activities (invoices, monthly status sheets, collections, Accounts Receivables)

Fluid Components Intl Sr. Project Engineer / EE II

Jan 1994 – Jan 2000 San Marcos, Ca

Extensively interfaced with customer/government to resolve production and development issues.

Developed and designed state-of-the-art flow meter using a Constant Delta T. This design was used in the mock F22 High Fuel Flow system (100,000PPH) at Lockheed Martin (see attachment)

Managed and designed various systems that were integrated into the V22, F22, B2B, F16, F18, LCAC, Blackhawk, Canadair Learjet, M. Douglas and Airbus aircrafts.

Familiar with flow dynamics in air, 30W oil, Hydraulic oil, and jet fuels. Qualified Fuel Flow meters in various fuels JP-4,5&8.

R&D work that included prototyping, producing schematics (board & system), soldering, board layout, and testing.

Successfully qualified and performed tests on several products to MIL-STD-461, 462, 810, 901, 704, MIL-HDBK-217, DO-160, CE, AMT (Accelerated Mission Testing), and temperatures to 200 C.


GPA 3.5 Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering Technology DeVry Institute of Technology Phoenix, AZ

GPA 3.9 Master of Arts in Management and Leadership Webster University Melbourne, FL

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