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Financial Cost Estimator

Torrance, CA


Senior Systems Engineer, Systems Safety Engineer, 
Reliability Engineer, Reliability/Maintainability/Safety (RMS)

Work Experience

Financial Cost Estimator

Los Angeles Air Force Base, El Segundo, CA

Oct 2010Current

government position

Independent Contracting Consulting,

Mar 2008Oct 2010

-System Safety Consulting

Senior Systems Engineer (Contract)

Raytheon Technical Services Company, El Segundo, CA

Mar 2007Feb 2008

  • Updated Global Hawk (GH) Enhanced Integrated Sensor Suite, Safety Assessment Report, June 2007 for Air Force.
  • Provided system safety engineering support for the GH program including attending Program Change Control Board (CCB), Root Cause Corrective Action (RCCA) and Material Review Board (MRB) meetings.
  • Organized meetings, budget analysis of projects, reviews of status, monthly reporting, prioritize job duties.
  • Reviewed failures, Trouble and Failure Reports (TFRs), monitor design changes (ECPs) and technical manuals for safety impact for GH program.
  • Identified, assessed and resolved hazards in accordance with MIL-STD-882C and documented system safety activities and hazard assessments for GH program.

Reliability Engineer

Science Applications International Corporation, Torrance, CA

Apr 2001Nov 2006

  • Participated as IFMEA team member for Block IIR, IIF, IIR-M for GPS program.
  • Organized meetings, budget analysis of projects, reviews of status, monthly reporting, prioritize job duties.
  • Wrote new Aberration Characterization Sheets (ACS) after reviewing the Block IIR Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMECA) reports and decided which failures were integrity failures.

Systems Safety Engineer
  • Conducted systems safety assessment for GPS program in accordance with MIL-STD-882C and EWR 127-1.
  • Interfaced with AF customer to assure compliance and user safety.
  • Reviewed and provided comments to documents approaching the Configuration Control Board (ECPs, ICDs, IRNs, PIRNs, waivers, deviations, safety plans, OSS&E).
  • Reviewed IIF tailoring of Eastern and Western Test Range Safety Document (EWR 127-1) and provided comments to 91-701 replacement of 127-1.
  • Reviewed and commented on the MAGR 2000 Miniaturized Airborne Global Positioning System (GPS) Receiver Safety Assessment Report (SAR)
  • Organized meetings, budget analysis of projects, reviews of status, monthly reporting, prioritize job duties.
  • Updated Programmatic, Environmental Safety and Health Evaluation (PESHE) for the IIF-M, IIR-M, user equipment and ESH schedule.

Official Publication


2003 2003

Commendations: Deans List in College

Systems Safety Engineer

bd Systems, Torrance, CA

Mar 2000Apr 2001

bd Systems was bought out by Science Applications International Corporation)
  • Provided systems safety support for GPS activities to the LA AFB.
  • Worked with GPS engineers and managers to achieve customer objectives.
  • Updated and provided comments to the OSS&E Assurance Plan against the latest SMCI 63-1201.
  • Finalized comments on the MAGR 2000 waiver.
  • Completed the CSEL lithium sulfur dioxide battery safety awareness package.

Math Teacher, San Marcos HS

Santa Barbara and Acton,

Feb 1999Mar 2000

Systems Safety Engineer (contract)

Raytheon Technical Services Company,

Mar 1998Jul 1998

  • Prepared the safety analysis report (SAR) for the Long Range Advanced Scout Surveillance System (LRAS3).
  • Prepared the hazard analysis reports for military applications.

Components Analyst


Oct 1997Mar 1998

  • Performed the DCAC effectivity for Boeing aircraft drawings to update components on the computer.

Math Teacher

Duarte High School, Duarte, CA

Sep 1994Jun 1996

Systems Safety / Project Engineer

Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA

Mar 1984Mar 1993

  • Performed hazard analysis on spacecraft hardware and personnel to assure safety requirements were complied with for STS scientific experiments and spacecraft such as Mars Observer.
  • Prepared phased hazard analysis safety data packages for JSC /KSC safety reviews.
  • Traveled and audited procedures and facilities at contractor's sites.
  • Organized meetings, budget analysis of projects, reviews of status, monthly reporting, prioritize job duties.
  • Established and evaluated product assurance programs for NASA missions involving design, assembly and testing of STS hardware.
  • Conducted cost estimates for product assurance disciplines (Reliability, Safety, Quality and Parts) as a Product Assurance Manager (PAM).
  • Developed and conducted system safety presentations. Interfaced with subcontractors and verified compliance with JPL, NASA and federal regulatory requirements.

Systems Safety Engineer

Rocketdyne, Canoga Park, CA

1979 1984

  • Performed safety and hazard analysis for space shuttle rocket engines.
  • Conducted safety facility reviews and accident incident investigations.
  • Conducted safety presentations for NASA safety reviews.
  • Traveled to contractor sights to conduct safety audits.
  • Verified safety compliance with NASA regulations.
  • Reviewed safety procedures for safety compliance.

Engineer in Training

Litton, Canoga Park, CA

1978 1979

  • Participated in an Engineering Program funded by National Science Foundation at California State University, Northridge that included 30 units in general engineering and working part time at Litton on failure analysis engineering

Math Teacher

Oakwood School, North Hollywood, CA

1977 1978


Master of Science in Structural Engineering

California State University Northridge,


Bachelor of Science in Mathematics

State University of New York at Albany, Albany, NY


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