CV, Multi-talented USA Engineer With Advanced Modelling And 3D Skills Looking Worldwide

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 5255
(17/12/1970, male)
Skills keywords: 3d modeling, product design, product development, project management, solidworks
Current location: Kansas, United States - View on map

5/2012 – Present: GRP ENTERPRISES, LLC - Technical Design Manager

  • Manage the entire technical aspect of each property renovation project from start to finish.
  • Responsible for design choices, product selection and sizing, implementation and functionality of both electrical and mechanical systems and devices.
  • Directly manage the daily activities of both general and specialized contractors.
  • Track labor, operations, and material costs.
  • Conduct technical research on property conditions, background checks, and condition issues.
  • Acquire technical permits and documentation to assure legal standards are met and adhered to.
  • Develop strong relationships with vendors to assure rapid acquisition of products and materials.
  • Successfully lead projects from start to finish; Proven track record of performing rapid project turn around, resulting in meeting yearly unit sales goals of four or more properties.
5/2001 – 1/2003; 6/2006 – 4/2012:  JET PROPULSION LABS - Product Development & Technical Liaison 

Unmanned robotics technology division of NASA providing leadership and engineering talent for innovative and emergent planetary science instrumentation and electronics hardware.
  • Designed mechanical chassis's for high power electronic boards and systems. This included developing CAD models, mechanical drawings, assembly fixtures, and performing document control/release for manufacture. Optimized mass and thermal performance of components using Solidworks and Simulation CAD. Improved design workflow by 50% by developing standardized templates and design procedures. Received JPL Design Achievement and Bonus awards for this.
  • Maintained on-time delivery of designs by quickly identifying and resolving issues such as design changes, manufacturing concerns, assembly labor requirements, handling, and final delivery.
  • Worked effectively with cross-functional teams to determine system, interfacing, and envelope requirements. Organized concept development sessions and design reviews with various teams.
  • Technical liaison between parts distribution and hardware assembly divisions. Responsible for acquiring high-reliability space-qualified components. Reduced redundancy of component orders by 40% through meticulous tracking of inventory. Also reduced overall project costs and lead times by 30% by developing solid business relationships with internal and external machine shops and vendors. Received a JPL performance award for this.
2/1997 – 4/2001; 3/2003 – 3/2007:  INDEPENDENT CONSULTANT - Product Design & Sales

Provided engineering and 3D modeling services within a variety of engineering fields on a contract basis. Also performed extensive software training and product sales.
  • Provided multiple design concepts to clients and helped validate solutions by conducting in-depth design reviews and presentations of concepts / ideas with clients.
  • Developed in-depth test plans and procedures for testing of prototypes.
  • Designed and sized automotive climate control / HVAC sub-systems.
  • Developed mechanized rigs, stage props, and safety systems for entertainment and theme park industries. Developed test procedures, created project schedules and cost estimates.
  • Developed, designed and tested rapid prototype components used in liquid dispensing systems for the food and beverage industry.
  • Worked with clients to build added value sales to existing contracts, such as software customization, upgrades, and technical services.
  • Increased core CAD software sales by 40% within a 12 month time period by aggressively translating clients’ design requirements and budget constraints into packaged software solutions.
  • Performed two and four day intensive Solidworks solid-modeling training classes for groups of four or more individuals at a time.
  • Directed installation of all software packages and associated custom extensions.
  • MSc – Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Polytechnic Institute - 8/1996
  • BSc – Aerospace Engineering, California Polytechnic Institute - 3/1993

Microsoft Office Suite:
  • Word
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Windows 7
  • Solidworks
  • Cosmos/Solidworks Simulation
  • Basic HTML

Spoken languages: english, french
Location I am interested in working: Australia, canada, china, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, new zealand, Norway, Poland, spain, Sweden, United Kingdom