Lauren D

Manager - 20 Years of Experience - Near 29464




Mount Pleasant, SC

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Qualifications Summary Over 25 years' experience as a manager, organizer and action oriented forward-thinking decisive leader in highly dynamic fast-paced environments with comprehensive knowledge of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and Department of Defense (DoD) procurement policies and procedures. Extensive experience directing project team personnel, managing cost and schedules, ensuring contract compliance, and serving as the primary customer interface and executive management interface. Coordinate and conduct bi-annual Joint Program Management Reviews with customers and their program sponsors to document and discuss changes, expectations and concerns, and ensure all aspects of each project are being executed effectively. Meet quarterly with company executive management for In Process Reviews. Discuss overall program execution progress against the plan, determine program status, evaluate risk and identify actions needed to improve performance, profit and loss or reduce risk for each project. Extensive experience hiring, recruiting, training, mentoring and promoting employees of various skillsets for projects throughout organizations. Recognized for collaborating effectively with employees at all organizational levels, building rapport, and involving them in change management by applying teaming principles to build cross functional partnerships. Create motivational environments where employee collaboration is solicited, encouraged, respected and recognized to provide a greater result than can be achieved by the individual. Created the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle (MRAP) Engineering Drawing Standard Guide (EDSG) that is used as an approved Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR) reference document for preparing MRAP Technical Data Packages (TDP's). Created and promoted an entire division within Resource Consultants, Inc. (RCI) which involved developing the infrastructure, recruiting, development of cost estimates, development of program and contract status reports, retaining qualified employees and actively capturing the Government and commercial customers to support the department. After migrating to Eagan McAllister Associates, Inc. (EMA) seeking professional growth and opportunity, created a Department within EMA that exceeded previous groups by not only establishing a first-class AutoCAD department, but capturing additional work for technical writers and providing Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI) services. Created a core professional three-dimensional and animation department and captured funding and a path for consistent growth for all four areas mentioned above. Worked effectively with several remote offices while maintaining one-on-one client relations. Performed and currently perform Program Management responsibilities for Contracts. Responsibilities included preparing Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) and cost estimates. Extensive experience directing, staffing, implementing and aligning process improvement initiatives at both customer and organizational levels. Experienced in the application and institution of several business process models, including Software Engineering Institutes' CMMI for Development and International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2008. Trained and certified ISO Lead Auditor. Skilled in all aspects of professional drafting and design using automated Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and hardware. Skilled at developing and implementing Computer Based Training Modules (CBT) for all branches of the military and company employee usage. Experienced in traveling to various locations worldwide to conduct surveys and determine the locations of power, cables, new and existing equipment configurations for shore sites and Navy, Coast Guard and Noah vessels. Extensive experience in drafting and designing various multi-rack installations onboard carriers, cruisers, command craft, submarines and shore sites. Skilled at implementing commercial products into the military world as well as in the introduction and implementation of cutting-edge electronic and computer technology into shipboard environments. Experienced in the design of foundations, development of wiring diagrams, layout of equipment, selection of installation material, Level III drawings and equipment to be built and integrated into other Installation Control Drawings (ICD's). Skilled in providing design and drafting services for the preparation of special presentation drawings, verification of drawing data, document control and configuration management, coordination with other contractors and maintenance of an ongoing technology base with regard to CAD hardware and software. Extensive knowledge of all applicable military and global engineering document standards, as well as all company and customer standards. Over 15 years' experience supporting Video Teleconferencing (VTC), Video Information Exchange System (VIXS)/Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communications System (JWICS) and Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA)/JWICS technical information and installations for SPAWAR Systems Center Charleston (SSCC). Determined the necessary equipment needed for installations and the bidding process for time and materials necessary in support of the installation and design drafting effort required. Coordinated all installation schedules and manpower requirements for electrical and electronic installations, as well as all site survey efforts in order to prepare sketches necessary for the development of both ICD's and Installation Reference Drawings (IRD's).





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