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Program Lead Resume

El Segundo, CaliforniA

SUMMARY:

  • 18+ years’ experience as a program manager and systems engineer on both large & small programs. Experience in leadership and engineering management roles with proficiency in systems engineering; defense acquisition; and Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) missions, systems and architectures.
  • 5 years’ experience as an SE&I program manager and deputy SE&I program manager. Management of large/small IPTs, Subject Matter Experts, and senior engineers.
  • Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) 2013 - Present (by International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE))
  • Superior technical analysis and problem solving, presentation, written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to motivate and form high performance teams to solve complex problems w/significant success.
  • Strong understanding of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 10 requirements and procedures. Strong understanding and experience with common contract types: CPFF, CPAF, T&M, FFP and other variants
  • Led several internal company special projects and IR&D programs. Led new business proposal and capture activities.
  • 5+ years’ experience as a U.S. Air Force military acquisition officer, Armed Forces veteran
  • Directly responsible as PM for large contractor teams (30+), which delivers systems engineering products and services to Government and commercial customers. Sole interface to customer and responsible for conveying all technical, financial, schedule, and performance information.
  • Provided team leadership, coaching, mentoring, career growth counseling as direct reporting manager (19+ direct reports).
  • Performed duties associated with the annual evaluation of employee performance, salary and compensation adjustments, bonuses, and award write-ups. Performed duties associated with recruiting, interviewing, hiring new company talent, layoff notices, and redeploying talent within the company.
  • Led as capture manager and performed all duties associated with capture process, including: conducting bid/no-bid determinations, leading proposal color reviews, drafting tech volumes, management volumes, and transition planning documentation, writing the pricing strategies, basis of estimate (BOE), qualifying labor categories, and creating the pricing volume.
  • Led multiple project management tasks and reviews of Estimate to Completion (ETC), Estimate at Completion (EAC), Kick-Off Reviews, and program Financial Management Reviews (FMR).
  • Managed major program reviews, which included System Requirements Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), and Program Design Review (PDR). In addition, led Risk Management Boards (RMB), Configuration Control Boards (CCB), and Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG).
  • Managed multiple company funded Industry Research & Development (IR&D) programs, totaling $550K worth of development. Developed and demonstrated a space modeling and simulation process complete with software demonstrations and marketing material.
  • Provided all sub-contractor management, tasks include recruiting, drafting request for proposals, sub-contractor proposal evaluations, contract negotiations, sub-contractor performance evaluations, and contract closeout.
  • Led major program reviews, which included System Requirements Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), and Program Design Review (PDR). In addition, led Risk Management Boards (RMB), Configuration Control Boards (CCB), and Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG).
  • Led the drafting of systems engineering documentation and deliverables, which included the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP or SEMP). Drafted future strategies to update Test Plans (TEMP), Configuration Management and Data Plans (CM & DM), Integrated Master Schedule (IMS & IMP), Risk Management Plan (RMP) and Software Development Plans (SDP). Led multiple Process Improvement and Program Metrics Programs.
  • Provided program/project management consulting & expertise to small businesses for proposal bids. Drafted small-business technical and pricing volumes for systems engineering contracts for SPAWAR, SMC, and local government agencies.
  • Provided technical expertise in the evaluation of Government requirements, specifications for ground control and satellite systems. Provided technical expertise to configuration control boards (CCB). Lead for Request for Change (RFC) to the technical baseline and reflecting those changes within DOORs.
  • IMS experience with Gantt, PERT, milestone charts, and earned value management

COMPUTER & IT SYSTEMS:

Technical Writer: Experience drafting multiple proposals and technical documentation

Programming Language: FORTRAN, C++, MatLab

MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio): Expert proficiency including professional knowledge in writing Macros and Visual Basic to enhance efficiencies and automate processes

MS Project: Expert proficiency, experience with creating and integrating multiple HW and SW schedules. Including performing scheduling analysis and creating performance metrics

E-Mail: (MS Outlook, OWA, Lotus Notes) Expert proficiency

DelTek CostPoint and Hyperion: Experience with Finance and Time Management

Oracle: Experience with custom Learning, Performance Management, Compensation & Salary, and PeopleSoft

Enterprise Data Management (MS SharePoint, LiveLink, SQL, Oracle): Expert proficiency, including ability to customize and automate MS SharePoint modules

Web: Experience in writing HTML and Java. Expertise in creating fully animated websites with Adobe Flash.

PROFESSIONAL WORK HISTORY:

Program Lead

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for a 15 person contractor team, which delivers systems engineering products and services to Government customers in the Air Force’s Confidential Directorate.
  • Provided technical expertise in the evaluation of Government requirements, specifications for ground control and satellite systems. Provided technical expertise to configuration control boards (CCB). Lead for Request for Change (RFC) to the technical baseline and reflecting those changes within DOORs.
  • Lead for giver/receiver and Government Furnished Property process and the management of that information or equipment to the hardware or software manufacturer.

Program Manager/Proposal Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Supported various small businesses on proposal bids for Air Force future system engineering contracts.
  • Provided program/project management consulting & expertise to small businesses for proposal bids.
  • Drafted small-business technical and pricing volumes for systems engineering contracts for SPAWAR, SMC, and local government agencies.
  • Assisted capture manager and performed all duties associated with capture process, including: conducting bid/no-bid determinations, leading proposal color reviews, drafting tech volumes, management volumes, and transition planning documentation, writing the pricing strategies, basis of estimate (BOE), qualifying labor categories, and creating the pricing volume.
  • President and Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for Confidential, LLC. Provided assistance to CEO for company potential bids, and technical health IT-based services.

SE&I Deputy Program Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for a 18 person contractor team, which delivers systems engineering products and services to Government customers in the Air Force’s Military Satellite Communications Directorate (MILSATCOM). Interface to customer and responsible for conveying all technical, financial, schedule, and performance information.
  • Led the drafting of systems engineering documentation and deliverables, which included the Systems Engineering Plan (SEP or SEMP).

Confidential

Program Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for a 12 person contractor team, which delivers systems engineering products and services to Government customers in the Air Force’s Military Satellite Communications Directorate (MILSATCOM). Sole interface to customer and responsible for conveying all technical, financial, schedule, and performance information.
  • Effort resulted in exceeding division revenue goals and the award of new contract increases in the amount of $1.5M and outstanding performance of the quarter award.

Confidential

Portfolio Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for a 30+ person contractor team, which delivers systems engineering products and services to Government customers on multiple space programs. Sole interface to customer and responsible for conveying all technical, financial, schedule, and performance information.
  • Provided oversight of a $28M+ space and technology engineering program portfolio which includes the program management of the MILSATCOM systems engineering support, FCS/BCTM engineering support, SPAWAR/PNT engineering support (32+ task orders), Space Radiation Hardening & Modeling (Rad-Hard), and Satellite Control engineering support programs.
  • Effort resulted in exceeding division revenue goals and the award of new contract increases in the amount of $2M.

Program Manager

Confidential, Torrance, California

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for a 25 person contractor team, which delivers systems engineering products and services to Government customers with an annual company revenue of $5.5M. Sole interface to customer and responsible for conveying all technical, financial, schedule, and performance information.
  • Led and managed the interface between CSM hardware and segments which include the weapon, Payload Delivery Vehicle (PDV), Minotaur IV Launch Vehicle (LV), Launch Site at Vandenberg AFB, and the Reagan Test target site at Kwajalein Atoll.
  • Led major program reviews, which included System Requirements Review (SRR), System Design Review (SDR), and Program Design Review (PDR). In addition, led Risk Management Boards (RMB), Configuration Control Boards (CCB), and Interface Control Working Groups (ICWG).
  • Oversaw the coordination with CSM relevant programs including the Army Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), Navy Conventional Trident Missile (CTM), and the DARPA Hypersonic Test Vehicle (HTV-2). In addition, coordinated with the program management at the government & contractor agencies associated with CSM, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories, Lockheed Martin Valley Forge, and ATK Aerospace Systems.
  • Provided leadership and program management for the Space Advanced Concept & Development Program and was responsible for all program cost, budget, risks, schedule and performance, and briefing company leadership of program status, issues and risk mitigations.
  • Assisted in the drafting of Developmental Plans for space mission areas which include: MILSATCOM, Confidential, Launch, Early warning, and space weather.
  • Effort resulted in the award of new contract increases in the amount of $2.5M, and the award of the 2008 Confidential outstanding performance of the year award and the 2010 customer outstanding performance of the quarter award.

IPT Program Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Directly responsible for a 10 person contractor team, which delivers systems engineering products and services to Confidential Government customer.
  • Specifically provided cost, and schedule proposals for advanced technologies of Confidential space and user equipment, an annual $25M effort. In addition, lead for working group that provides technical review of specifications, which assists acquisition strategy development for Confidential next-generation control system, a $900M total effort.
  • Provided leadership and insight to Government customers for the Confidential Atomic Clocks program.
  • Drafted early Confidential III planning material which included Acquisition Strategy Panels (ASP), Acquisition Strategy Documents (ASD), and an Integrated Master Schedule of all acquisition related tasks and milestones.
  • Led and drafted the Confidential Request for Proposals (RFP) which included several 1000 pages of technical proposal requests (Section L), contract requirements, and evaluation criteria (Section M). Drafted multiple Statements of Work (SOW), Performance Work Statements (PWS), Sole Source Justifications, and multiple contract documentations. Sole technical and proposal writer for a 50+ person team of Government customers.
  • Effort resulted in the award of the 2007 outstanding performance of the quarter award and the 2006 Confidential outstanding performance of the year award.

Program Manager, NAVWAR Program Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Military lead for a 22 person multi-service military, civilian, and contractor advanced technology team. This includes, managing the space-based atomic frequency standard program, and the High Efficiency L-Band Radio Frequency Amplifier program.
  • Interacted and managed a team of Confidential engineers that demonstrated increased performance of the rubidium atomic frequency standard ( Confidential ) for Confidential .
  • Directly responsible for all program cost, risks, budget, schedule and performance, and briefing military leadership of program status, issues, and risk mitigations.
  • Military lead for Confidential NAVWAR program, directing several classified programs that contribute to war-fighter needs. Led multiple NAVWAR Special Access Programs (SAP). Management of all Confidential small business innovative research (SBIR) projects.
  • Effort resulted in future programs that contribute to increasing Confidential performance and the Department of Defense Joint Service Commendation Medal.

Project Manager

Confidential, El Segundo, California

Responsibilities:

  • Provided direct project management support to the 3-star military commander, 1-star vice commander, and government SES executive director.
  • Executed commander directives throughout 1 air base group, 10 system program offices, and 4 worldwide detachments.
  • Briefed weekly the 3-star commander and 25-member senior leadership team, on Air Force space programs performance and issues. Prepared 3-star commander on strategic issues for staff meetings, conferences, and Washington leadership visits.
  • Effort resulted in multiple products to the 3-star commander to meet war-fighter needs, and the award of the 2001 Company Grade Officer of the Year.

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