Advanced Engineering and Product Development Expert Resume
Resume of GEP, PE Consultant

  • Construction
  • Government
  • Medical Products
  • Military
  • Manufacturing
  • Power Generation
  • Aerospace
  • Turbine
  • Structural Analysis and Design of Equipment

This expert received a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University.

Advanced Engineering and Product Development Expert Resume

This expert specializes in a variety of areas including qualifications as a mechanical engineer, general contractor, systems engineer, forensics engineer, technical consultant, program manager, and procurement specialist with emphasis in construction. Additional areas of specialty include manufacturing, power generation, aerospace, and product development. Further expertise includes finite element analysis, heat transfer analysis, structural analysis, test instrumentation / data acquisition, component fabrication and product procurement, quality systems review and auditing.

This expert offers experience in project management, general construction, professional engineering services, and finite element analysis. Other areas of experience include structural analysis, heat transfer analysis, safety / risk assessments for commercial, residential, government and military products and applications.

Areas of specialty include contract generation and negotiations, scheduling and personnel management, earned value management, and proposal generation. Further experience encompasses professional engineering with emphasis in materials and coatings, structural analysis, thermal analysis, finite element analysis and expert witness testimony.

Additional specialties include construction / building codes, general contracting, construction management, and failure investigations / corrective action. This expert also specializes in in-process inspection, building code development, and building inspections.

Additionally, this associate offers expertise related to evolutionary development, commercial products, power generation, and mechanical systems design. Other specialties are hydraulics, pneumatics, controls, and risk management and assessment. Furthermore, this expert specializes in risk mitigation plans, risk communication, and failure modes & effects analysis.

This associate's capabilities and experience include system integration, requirements definition of technical specs, requirements allocation, and requirements traceability. Other background includes design verification, mil-spec compliance, safety analysis, and monte carlo simulation. This expert is also highly skilled with failure analysis, failure modes & effects analysis, statistical analysis, root cause determination, and fishbone analysis / ishikawa diagram. This expert is also experienced in fault tree analysis and corrective action recommendations.

Consultant, Kevin Kennedy Associates Inc.

Providing expertise in mechanical engineering, systems engineering, forensics engineering, technical consulting, program management with emphasis in construction, manufacturing, power generation, aerospace, and product development, forensic investigation and analysis, expert testimony, and related expertise to a wide variety of clients.


Principal Engineer, engineering consulting firm, Jupiter, FL

Provided advanced engineering services for the construction, manufacturing, power generation, aerospace, and product development industry. Set up a procurement system that exceeded government requirements. Performed advanced finite element analysis addressing structural and heat transfer concerns. Designed and analyzed structural building and foundations, generated blue prints for residential and commercial buildings. Performed on site installation of laboratory test sensors to determine operating temperatures, pressures, stress. Sensors included strain gages, dynamic and static pressure, and thermocouples and design of special test equipment for product validation for correlation to analytical predictions. Performed failure analysis on various parts determine the operating environment by practical or test methods and followed by correlation to metallurgical/test laboratory and analytical results.


Business Development / Principal Engineer, Parametric Solutions, Inc., Jupiter, FL

Was responsible for program management / business development of 50 person engineering firm providing engineering services to the construction, turbine, aerospace, medical product industry.


Combustion Program Manager, Power System Manufacturing, LLC, A Calpine Company, Jupiter, FL

Was responsible for program management of land based turbine combustion conversion business for ABB11N1 and GE Frame 7EA. Including product development, manufacturing, customer relations, strategic business development, contract management, and employee motivation. Delivered construction and engineering program requirements up to 16% under budget, all milestones were on time or ahead of schedule for programs valued in excess of $8.4M. Managed a design team of 14, to design a Dry Low Nox (DLN) combustion conversion kit for an ABB11N1 oil-burning unit.


Operational Military Engines, Turbine Manager, United Technologies Corporation, Pratt & Whitney West Palm Beach, FL

Managed turbine activities, including new business planning, financial and resource planning, new design management, contract negotiations, engineering, product configuration, productions, customer service and fleet safety. Delivered construction and engineering program requirements up to 26% under budget, all milestones were on time or ahead of schedule for programs valued in excess of $255M. Managed programs up to 15% under budget, while program requirements were on time or ahead of schedule. Ensured compliance with program and contract requirements, conduct financial and program reviews on a monthly basis. Managed an effort to introduce a new product line, while reducing cycle time to incorporation from 18 months to 11 months. Managed business analysis activities to propose new tasks. Managed outsourcing decisions, contracts valued at $11.8M, defined contractor selection process, established an open line of communications to improve product quality. Managed and developed deliverable specifications. Mentored program staff to ensure "Mickey Friendly" and "FedEx Fast" increasing customer satisfaction by 500% in two years.


Safety / Risk Manager, Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach, FL

Directed safety activities for a fleet of over 5000 military aircraft engines, the worlds largest. Responsible for Program Management; Engineering; Manufacturing; Customer Service; Contract Administration; and Marketing. Director of Risk Management Plans valued at $265M for military product lines. Balanced environmental impacts, economic, scheduling and technical objectives reducing safety related occurrences by 34% in 2 years. Recognized for delivering $4.5M cost reduction by leading a 12-member statistician and manufacturing team to evaluate lean manufacturing process improvement for Total Quality Management (TQM) and Safety related issues. Developed and implemented a state-of-the-art electronics database to link with Government systems collecting remote data, resulting in real time safety comparison to predictions ensuring corrective maintenance was being performed in a timely fashion.


New Business Program Manager, Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach, FL

Led 35 person marketing and engineering team; with 15 direct reports to define solutions to customer requirements. Responsible for program activities and fiscal responsibility for $35M annual budget. Won a new $115M program in a declining market by leading an aggressive technical and marketing campaign. Developed programs to increased market share by 18%. Managed program activities and maintain fiscal responsibility for budget of $35M yearly. Recipient of $4.5M cost reduction awards.


Pratt & Whitney, West Palm Beach, FL

Served in progressively more responsible positions, beginning in Prototype Construction progressing through to Test Integration and Design engineering. Responsible for managing several diverse technical teams utilizing all functions of engineering to develop, design and test new products. Promoted to Product Manager / Technical Team leader managing prototype test assets to validate new products. Promoted in less than two years to New Business Program Manager.

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