Candidate's Resume

 

Overview


A dynamic and versatile, degree qualified systems engineer, with a proven background in complex systems integration, project management, leadership and on-time, to cost and quality project delivery.

 

I have 22 years experience gained in the fields of complex systems integration, systems engineering as well as having extensive experience in Integration and Test. I have a broad skillset which allows me to be able to contribute to solve problems within other business units.

I am highly driven by success and have a track record in inspiring and leading others to deliver outcome on time, to cost and quality. 

 

 


 

Achievements

  • Represented GEC Marconi at trade demonstrations and met Princess Anne. .
  • Project Managed the Y2K project at BAES Chadderton 4 months early, saving over 1 million GBP. 
  • Mitigated a business critical process risk that would have significantly impacted Airbus. . 
  • Exceeding project milestones placed on me on the Boeing Nimrod TCSS programme . 
  • Improved departmental efficiency in Boeing Cabin Systems, Seattle. 
  • Successfully led the Sultan of Brunei's 767 upgrade on time, cost and quality. 
  • Was the inaugural Integration and Test chairperson for the entire Boeing Australia company. 
  • Successfully leading the Boeing EMI/EMC team delivering the test certification capability. 
  • Developed cost and schedule control mechanisms within Intellection - a first. 
  • Received two personal 'thank you' messages from Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer.

Career History

Nov 2008 - Present

Company name:MetalStorm
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Industry:Engineering
Company size:11-50 employees
Company web site:http://www.metalstorm.com.au
Comments:MetalStorm develops electronically fired stacked munitions technology to provide warfighters and law enforcement personel with a step-change in scalable firepower.
    
Job Title:Engineering Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Manager & Supervisor
Detailed Description:Responsible for managing the Metal Storm engineering team.
Responsible for managing the co-ordination of external events including engineering demonstrations.
Responsible for establishing qualification testing regime within Metal Storm.
Responsible for communicating buiness strategy and driving execution in achieving those goals.
Provision of Project Management and Engineering mentoring to staff within Metal Storm.
Responsible for defining requirements for Metal Storm products.
Responsible for building and integrated process management system within Metal Storm.
Responsible for defining engineering and project management processes.
Remuneration:AUD 175,000.00 Annually

Jul 2006 - Sep 2008

Company name:Intellection Pty
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Industry:Mining & Resources
Company size:51-200 employees
Comments:Intellection Pty was a provider of automated mineral analysis systems for the mining and oil and gas industry.
    
Job Title:Integration and Test Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Manager & Supervisor
Detailed Description:I performed a number of roles in this organisation:

1) I was the Integration and Test Manager responsible for ensuring that hardware and software systems were integrated IAW requirements.

2) I was also utilised within the Sales, Service and Support department to define processes and drive efficiency measures.

3) I was a Programme and Project manager within the organisation. That saw me successfully manage a team of people and deliver outcomes to our customers.

4) I was also jointly responsible for building a fully automated process and project management system for the organisation.
Remuneration:AUD 140,000.00 Annually

Mar 2006 - Jun 2006

Company name:Airbus Industrie - EADS/CASA
Location:Madrid, Spain
Industry:Engineering
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company web site:http://www.eads.com/eads/int/en.html
Comments:Performed a 3 month Systems Engineering consultancy role in Madrid undertaking Environmental Compliance Analysis on A330/A400 aircraft system avionics.
    
Job Title:Systems Engineering Consultant
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Systems Engineer
Detailed Description:Responsible for ascertaining the environmental compliance status of the Northrop Grumman DIRCM (Directed Infra Red Countermeasures) system..

Responsible for assessing the software certification aspects of the A400M RWR (Radar Warning Receiver).

Responsible for compiling the key installation requirements associated with the serial and digital communications interfaces installed on both the A330MRTT and the A400M aircraft
Remuneration:EUR 55.00 Hourly

Oct 2005 - Mar 2006

Company name:Boeing Australia
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Industry:Engineering
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com.au/
Comments:Managed and Led the EMI/C Test team at Boeing Australia.
    
Job Title:EMI/EMC Test Team Lead
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Systems Engineer
Detailed Description:Responsible for the management, co-ordination and execution of theEMI/EMC test programme.

Responsible for the tasking and prioritisation of the EMIC/EMC project team.

Responsible for ensuring the successful certification of the EM/EMC test programme.

Responsible for technical reviews of design and test documentation inrelation EMI/EMC programme.
Remuneration:AUD 90,000.00 Annually

Feb 2005 - Sep 2005

Company name:Boeing Australia
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Industry:Engineering
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com.au
Comments:Managed the effort to help achieve CMMI (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CMMI) Level 3 accreditation within Boeing Australia.
    
Job Title:F111 CMMI Project Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Project Manager
Detailed Description:Responsible for . Scoping the CMMI programme to deliver the companys commitment process improvement..

Leading/managing the F111 CMMI implementation team..

Establishing estimates to completion for CMMI activities.. Establishing a common baseline such that the current progress to date could be could be measured.

Establishing metric mechanisms whereby the CMMI project could be monitored and statused weekly..

Identifying programme constraints to executive stakeholders and recommending potential ways ahead.
Remuneration:AUD 90,000.00 Annually

Oct 2003 - Feb 2005

Company name:Boeing Australia
Location:Brisbane, Australia
Industry:Engineering
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com.au
Comments:Senior Systems Engineer with responsibilities for developing and intgerating the AGM-142 Popeye Missile and Tactical Datalink pod onto the F111 strike bomber.
    
Job Title:Senior Systems Engineer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Systems Engineer
Detailed Description:Responsible for integrating AGM-142 missile software functionality within the F111 aircraft..

Responsible for execution of systems integration test procedures at formal test events.

Responsible for leading formal qualification test events..

Responsible for provision of technical experience and guidance within the test team..

Responsible for management and planning of formal test events.
Remuneration:AUD 90,000.00 Annually

Jan 2003 - Oct 2003

Company name:Boeing Operations International
Location:Preston, United Kingdom
Industry:Engineering
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com
Comments:Responsible for development and integration of Mission System tactical datalink (Link 11/Link 16) and datafusion software.
    
Job Title:Datalink Systems Integration Consultant
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Aeronautics / Aerospace Consultant
Detailed Description:Responsible for the systems integration and qualification of TCSS track management software.

Responsible for the execution of Track Management procedures during Phase 1 formal qualification.

Responsible for the systems integration and qualification of Link 11/Link 16 datalink points functionality software.

Responsible for the identification, tracking and resolution of problems across the integration cycle.

Responsible for data-fusion, weapons stores management and track management regression testing.

Remuneration:GBP 30.00 Hourly

Mar 2002 - Dec 2002

Company name:Boeing Australia
Location:Brisbane
Industry:Engineering
Company size:1001-5000 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com.au
Comments:Test Team lead managing the test programme associated with development and integration of the AGM-142 Popeye missile and datalink pod onto the F111.
    
Job Title:Integration and Test Manager
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Project Manager
Detailed Description:Responsible for scoping and implementing the AGM-142 test programme..

Responsible for managing the test programme and meeting project timescales.

Responsible for the provision of monthly status reports to the Block C4 project manager.

Responsible for the cost account management of the AGM-142 integration and test programme.

Responsible for co-ordination of activities pertaining to lab, ground, EMI/EMC and flight test.

Responsible for representing the test programme at formal events involving the customer and suppliers.

Responsible for management and development of test personnel within the Block C4 test team.
Remuneration:AUD 90,000.00 Annually

Oct 2001 - Mar 2002

Company name:Boeing Commercial Aircraft
Location:Seattle, USA
Industry:Engineering
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com
Comments:Undertook role as a Senior Systems Engineer within Cabin Systems In Flight Entertainment department.
    
Job Title:Senior Systems Engineer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Detailed Description:Responsible for leading and co-coordinating the upgrade of the Sultan of Brunei’s Boeing 767.

Responsible for implementation of process improvement drive within cabin systems.

Responsible for the developing tools to assist in process improvement drive.

Responsible for the provision of technical input to cabin systems project proposals.

Responsible for coordinating the transfer of technologies and processes from Seattle to Brisbane.
Remuneration:AUD 90,000.00 Annually

Oct 1999 - Sep 2001

Company name:Boeing Operations International
Location:Preston, United Kingdom
Industry:Engineering
Company size:51-200 employees
Company web site:http://www.boeing.com
    
Job Title:Software Integration Consultant
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Aeronautics / Aerospace Consultant
Detailed Description:Responsible for preparing AGM-84 Harpoon Anti-ship missile functionality system test procedures for Nimrod Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

Responsible for developing software analysis tools to prove weapon aiming algorithms for the AGM-84 missile.

Responsible for the successful identification and resolution of system problems..

Provision of tactics planning and execution qualification and integrationtest procedures..

Responsible for the preparation of SATCOM tracking and datafusion functional test procedures for Nimrod Maritime Patrol Aircraft.

Responsible for Boeing's stores management regression testing activities
Remuneration:GBP 30.00 Hourly

Dec 1997 - Sep 1999

Company name:British Aerospace Military Aircraft Division
Location:Preston / Manchester / Dunsfold, United Kingdom
Industry:Engineering
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company web site:http://www.baesystems.co.uk
    
Job Title:Y2K Project Manager / Consultant Systems Engineer
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Project Manager
Detailed Description:Responsible for the identification of BAe site infrastructure at risk to Year 2000 issues.

Provision of detailed cost-effective solutions/workarounds for non-compliant systems identified..

Responsible coordinating with vendors in order to establish compliance and rectification measures.

Provision of risk analysis to enable non-compliant "business critical"systems to be rectified.

Implementation of programme plan for the Chadderton site engineering activities.

Provision of technical and managerial support to other BAe Year 2000projects when necessary.

Responsible for the preparation and execution of test procedures to ensure Year 2000 compliance.

Provision of case study to BAe Chadderton business in order to addressbusiness critical issues.

Provision of programme plans for the Chadderton Site Phase 3 Rectification engineering activities.

Management and co-ordination of all Chadderton Phase 3 Rectification activities.
Remuneration:GBP 30.00 Hourly

May 1997 - Dec 1997

Company name:Rolls Royce Military Aerospace Engines Limited
Location:Bristol, United Kingdom
Industry:Engineering
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company web site:http://www.rolls-royce.com/defence/
Comments:Consultant Systems Integration Engineer working for Rolls Royce on Eurofighter Engine Management System.
    
Job Title:Systems Integration Engineer
Job Type:Self-Employed
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Aeronautics / Aerospace Consultant
Detailed Description:Use of the EPOS tool to generate Eurojet customer requirements documentation.

Hardware and Ada Software integration testing of EJ 200 Engine Management Unit (EMU)

Use of Rolls Royce test equipment to generate EMU mission profiles..

Provision of equipment user guides used at Eurofighter partner flighttest centres.

Implementation of a verification and validation test plan for EMU S/W Integration programme.

Responsible for construction and implementation programme schedule for EMU S/W Verification and Validation activities..

Identification and mitigation of risk associated with EMU S/W integration activities.

Liaison with hardware supplier to resolve design implementation andproduction/test defects found.
Remuneration:GBP 28.00 Hourly

Aug 1995 - May 1997

Company name:British Aerospace Military Aircraft Division
Location:Preston, United Kingdom
Industry:Engineering
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company web site:http://www.baesystems.co.uk
Comments:Undertook Systems Integration and Project Management activities for German and Italian variants of the Tornado Strike Bomber.
    
Job Title:Systems Integration Engineer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Systems Engineer
Detailed Description:Use of the Teamwork OOD software tool to write systems test schedules to qualify Ada software for the Tornado Strike bomber.

Testing and integration of Ada main computer into Tornado GR1 strike aircraft.

Testing and integration of MIL-STD-1553 based Tornado New Ground Loading system (NGLS).

Preperation of NGLS user documentation for all PANAVIA Partner Companies.

Provision of technical support and assistance to BAes working partners..

Responsible for the definition of flight test instrumentation data for BAe during programme lifecycle..

Attendance at specialist meetings within the UK or Europe as BAe programme representative.

Responsible for the provision of project management plans for laser designator pod/laser guided munitions programme.

Responsible for the implementation of spend controls on the laserpod/munitions programme.

Responsibility for all BAe Air-to-Air/Air-to Ground aspects of the V2Ada software
Remuneration:GBP 15,000.00 Annually

Aug 1989 - Aug 1995

Company name:GEC-Marconi Avionics
Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Industry:Engineering
Company size:More than 10000 employees
Company web site:http://www.baesystems.co.uk/
Comments:Began my career with Ferranti Defence Systems who were absorbed by GEC in 1990. Worked in a number of departments whilst undergoing a 4 year training programme. I also studied for my degree whilst working full time.
    
Job Title:Radar Systems Test Engineer
Job Type:Full-Time
Position Department:Engineering
Closest Job Role:Systems Engineer
Detailed Description:Testing and faultfinding on Radar systems, sub-assemblies and associated equipments including radar receivers, processors and displays.

Testing and faultfinding on all associated sub-assemblies comprising of analogue, digital, hybrid and surface mount technologies.

Experience gained using a multitude of test gear. This encompasses the use of DMMs, Oscilloscopes, Analysers, Frequency generators, STTE, phase noise measuring equipments and many other types of test gear.

Liaison with the relevant design departments in order to convey and resolve associated production problems.

Active involvement in quality improvement process to ensure defects were identified, quantified and eliminated.
Remuneration:GBP 13,500.00 Annually

Aug 1989 - Aug 1995

GEC-Marconi Avionics Ltd, Edinburgh, Scotland. Position held - Radar Systems Test Engineer: Harrier FRS2/EH-101/LynxKey responsibility areas:. Testing and faultfinding on Radar systems, sub-assemblies and associatedequipments including radar receivers, processors and displays.. Testing and faultfinding on all associated sub-assemblies comprising ofanalogue, digital, hybrid and surface mount technologies.. Experience gained using a multitude of test gear. This encompasses theuse of DMMs, Oscilloscopes, Analysers, Frequency generators, STTE, phasenoise measuring equipments and many other types of test gear.. Liaison with the relevant design departments in order to convey andsubsequently resolve associated production problems..Active involvement in quality process to ensure defects were identifiedquantified and eliminated.

Education & Training

Aug 1989 - Jul 1993

Institution:Napier University
Institution Type:University
Location:Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Course Name:BSc Electrical and Electronic Engineering

Skills

Business Skills

  • Leadership Development (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Process Improvement (Expert - >5 years experience)
  • Project Management (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Software Integration (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Systems Engineering (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Systems Integration (Expert - >5 years experience)
  • Team Building / Staff Morale (Advanced - >5 years experience)

Product Skills

  • ADA 93 (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Business Process Modelling (Expert - >5 years experience)
  • C (Intermediate - 1.5-2 years experience)
  • DOORS requirements management (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • MS VB User Interface Design (Intermediate - 4-5 years experience)
  • MS Visual Basic 6.0 (Intermediate - >5 years experience)
  • Tactical Datalinks - L11/L16 (Advanced - 3-4 years experience)
  • Testing Tools & Disciplines (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Weapon System Integration (Expert - >5 years experience)

Industry Company Experience

  • ATE - Automated Test Equipment (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Avionics Systems (Expert - >5 years experience)
  • Electronic Test & Measurement Instruments (Advanced - >5 years experience)
  • Process and Project Management (Advanced - >5 years experience)

Visa Information

United Kingdom

Visa Type:Citizen
Valid From:6th June 1971
Valid To:17th July 2011

Interests

American Football, Motorcycle Racing, Games development, Software programming.

Personal Information

Job Seeking Status:Seriously Looking
I am on a notice period (days):  0
I am available from:16th October 2011
Would you relocate for a job?Yes
Date of Birth:6th June 1971
Gender:Male
Marital Status:Separated
Do I have a drivers license?Yes

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