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INTERIM PROJECT MANAGER – ENTRY INTO SERVICE (EIS) C SERIES (MOTOR DRIVE SYSTEMS),

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES (UTC) AEROSPACE SYSTEMS (FORMERLY GOODRICH)

February 2012 - September 2012

I was responsible for delivering the entry into service (EIS) hardware and qualification programme for the C Series (Bombardier) Variable Area Fan Nozzle (VAFN). The hardware consists of motor drive electronics (MDE including firmware) and electro mechanical motor. The following functional areas report directly to myself:


Firmware (DO254 & Bombardier Internal firmware verification and validation process).

Supply chain (global subcontract management & extensive European travel).

Systems (4 tier delivery so complicated flow down of requirements).

Quality.

Testing (SoF and full qualification) and test equipment.

Engineering & Design.

Configuration (drawings, ECR’s, permits and concessions).

Production (OPS manager, quality, PCB technicians, NPI engineers & build).


My main responsibilities and achievements were:

Continuous Improvement (CI) via use of Lean Product Development (LPD) tools.

Contact with customers for firmware.

Simultaneous management of numerous customers across different international sites.

Leading and creation of large team successfully, with the ability to deliver the programme under extremely tight timescales and with hardware which was new to the business (carrying a very high risk of failure).

Global subcontract management.

Financial forecasting on monthly basis, including varying currencies and exchange rates for supply chain.

Use of wall walk to provide clarity to team, management and customer for all functional areas, plus providing a sound foundation  for delivery of hardware through production.

Responsible for detailed planning for whole programme.

Creation and perform weekly presentations (planning, forecast & progress) to company senior executives and monthly programme progress to customer senior executive’s (always offsite).

Robust quality and production process with a well-defined process of project functional areas feeding into this.