CHRIS R. PAYNE
TECHNICAL PROJECT MANAGER
Proven Leader Exceptional Organizational Skills Technical Prowess
Performed at a Six Sigma quality level with outstanding record of delivering multi-million-dollar projects for new system implementation and existing system upgrades. Apply knowledge of ANSI Regulations to ensure compliance. Managed and built global multi-functional teams, using excellent motivational, organizational, and problem-solving skills to inspire individuals. Recognized as an outstanding speaker and presenter. Coordinated all aspects of system development from concept to delivery, consistently meeting / exceeding expectations.
Electrical, Mechanical, & Software Development Margin Improvements Quality Assurance practices
System Integration Regulatory Requirements Risk Management P&L Management Marketing/Sales
CRITICLAL COMMICATIONS CONSULTING 2018-PRESENT
Responsible for the effective management of all designated projects and their associated budgets and schedules, including coordinating all deliverables and requirements of the entire cross-functional project Team. Ensure all projects are completed according to the underlying contract and to mutually agreed upon timelines and in accordance with procedures. Ensure that the customers are aware of issues that will impact timely project completion or cost, and pro-actively seek to identify and communicate any schedule and budget risks.
Manage NG9-1-1 related projects, dispatch, and land mobile radio solutions focused in the assessment of emergency planning/EMS/ telecommunications needs, systems procurement and installation, budget and funding prioritization.
Lead diverse project teams, manage and coordinate subcontractors. Lead regularly scheduled project huddles and meetings, including kick-off and close-out. Provide leadership and energy necessary to motivate staff and achieve goals.
Perform onsite surveys of existing systems and organizations with an emphasis on data-gathering and potential system improvement, cost reduction, and operational efficiencies
Develop and write detailed project scope statements (PSS) and work breakdown schedules (WBS). Support negotiation with clients to adjust and amend scope of services, procurement and budgets.
Establish a project plan and schedule between clients, company technical and project teams. Oversee and coordinate the planning, resources, and direction of work activity.
Extensive test equipment procurement and in flied testing and integration
MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, Linthicum, Maryland 2003 – 2018
Program Manager / Project Manager
Provided program management for the build out of programs totaling $750M for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force Enterprise Land Mobile Radio (EMLR) Program. All projects were completed within schedule and in accordance to contractual requirements. Ensured overall program success and customer satisfaction.
Coordinated with customers, contractors and coworkers to plan, monitor and execute all areas of systems engineering for site civil work and information assurance.
Used proposal plans and strategies to lead in developing, defining, and implementing cohesive, integrated program/product for current and long-term business and division objectives.
Established integrated WBS-based budget and schedule baselines for programs/products that are complex in nature, high value, with a new customer, or in a new market area.
Balanced program risks and opportunities with executable strategies to meet technical requirements and budgets.
Conducted design reviews to identify issues, develop corrective actions, and communicate issues, impacts to project teams.
Responsible for maximizing profit and cash flow of projects/programs.
Developed customer relationships and promoted new business within the market/program.
Successfully implemented the U.S. Air Force and Navy Enterprise Land Mobile Programs with an average of 25% cost savings.
Established the first in history FIPS 140-2, CAD, Mass Notification system for the Navy that lead to $20M in additional U.S. Navy projects.
Made the first International land mobile radio call which led to $100M in additional projects
MOTOROLA CTSS, Norfolk, VA 2002 – 2003
Lead Project Engineer
Managed the build out of first Sprint 3G network in the United States; responsible for mobile telephone switching facility construction and design requirements Coordinated with customers and contractors to plan, monitor and execute all areas of systems engineering. Assigned work to team members, monitored team operations to ensure work was accomplished on time, technically accurate and compliant.
Supervised Tower installation.
Performed RF Analysis.
Conveyed technical specifications and timelines to provide guidance for subcontractors.
Wrote procedures for software loads, database maintenance and system administration.
Designed RF network topology taking into consideration considering coverage requirements.
Designed test system used for remote 4812 base transceiver system acceptance testing that made testing automated and improved efficiency.
Launched the first Sprint 3G network 18% below budget and on schedule.
MOTOROLA GEG, Scottsdale, Arizona 1998 - 2002
Field Engineer, JSTARS and Predator UAV Program
Provided engineering support on newly developed system architectures based on COTS hardware and software associated with the (JSTARS) Joint Surveillance and Target Attack Radar System program.
Successfully integrated the Predators Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) controls into the (JSTARS) Ground Station Module system.
Provided international marketing support for the JSTARS GSM, JSWS and various other C4ISR products which lead to $220M in sales.
Generated technical drawings and procedures used for acceptance testing which reduced testing time.
Designed first satellite simulator at Motorola GEG that saved $125k in cost.
Field Service Engineer, JSTARS Program 1993 - 1998
Responsible for the operations, integration, test and maintenance for the JSTARS ground station module (GSM) project in the Republic of South Korea.
Integrated and modified newly developed electronic equipment to increase system functionality. Networked and installed distributed UNIX based systems for military exercises.
Trained new users on JSTARS ground station system operation and maintenance.
Received Civil Service award from the General’s Headquarters in Korea. (FROKA) for Joint missions. For CSCT1 Military MI missions with 99.2% operational readiness.
Testing and procurement of SATCOM radio systems.
Worked with integrated CTTHR, LT5, SINGARs radios and many others.
Test Equipment Technician 1987 - 1993
Performed maintenance and calibration for standard and automated test equipment manufactured. Designed special equipment used for testing Motorola manufactured systems.
Designed first email system at Motorola GEG that reduced outsourcing costs by $50k.
RF troubleshooting and propagation testing.
Designed and procured customized solutions for DC to microwave frequencies testing and integration. .
Test Technician 1985 - 1987
Performed parametric measurements on microwave frequency subassemblies conformance to insure engineering specifications for supplier quality assurance. Performed material source inspections and various vendors locations. Build tools and test fixtures, wrote test procedures and performed failure analysis.
EDUCATION & CERTICATIONS
BSEE (Hamilton College)
Associate of Applied Science (AAS), Electronic Engineering, Lakeland College
MBA (University of Cambridge)
Deming philosophy of profound knowledge Motorola certified
High Performance work Teams Certification Motorola certified
Motorola Instructor certified
TECHNICAL & SPECIALIZED SKILLS
MS Office Suite (Project, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Visio, Word Outlook, Microsoft Project, Oracle OPM.
Analytical techniques, troubleshooting and maintenance of P25/APCO25, C4I. Mass-notification, 911,
systems, EIA/TIA and ANSI regulatory standards.