Project Management Roles

Project Management Roles

Operational Management

  • Create bill of material (BOM) and place purchase orders for parts.
  • Interface with vendors – help obtain quotes, purchase requisitions, and write and track purchase orders to ensure delivery.
  • Provide periodic updates to the team leader highlighting accomplishments, progress, technical issues and roadblocks.
  • Update supplier progress charts weekly or daily to incorporate vendor information.
  • Travel to suppliers to provide on-site support, hardware status and review progress on parts and processes.
  • Integrate multi-discipline requirements including Aero, Structures, Design, Drafting, Manufacturing & Procurement, etc.

Development Project Support

  • Develop detailed schedule which integrates multidiscipline requirements including Design, Structures, and Procurement.
  • Own and perform all required Design and Manufacturing Reviews.
  • Drive design and engineering changes to approval.
  • Lead meetings, record meeting minutes/action items and drive action items to closure.
  • Offer cost saving ideas and lead low cost initiatives to keep the project within or under budget.
  • Navigate project tasks through validation gates and approvals required for completion or implementation.
  • Establish test plans and coordinate lab and materials testing such as metallurgy, chemical analysis, and white/blue light scanning.
  • Track developmental hardware through the appropriate approval processes required for production.
  • Communicate with customer and vendors to update existing specifications and generate new criteria which incorporate the unique characteristics of product or process.

Quality and Process Engineering

  • Support the evaluation process with vendors to control specific criteria on critical parts beyond material and dimensional confirmation.
  • Drive new and revised quality initiatives associated with this new product.
  • Review and assess invoices for acceptance based on the predefined criteria and ensure its compliance with relevant agreements.
  • Engage and assist the material evaluation team to create testing plans, select viable enhancement options, and define the most efficient process.
  • Provide recommendations for engine life predictions: mean time between removals on a fleet by fleet basis.
  • Recommend components and/or piece parts for redesign or repair activity based on performance.
  • Assist the cost management group by providing reliability statistics that sup-port business case analyses.

Root Cause and Solution Implementation

  • Review available issue reports and historical documentation.
  • Select and assemble the necessary discipline representation to provide relevant feedback and support during fault tree generation.
  • Create cause and effect diagram to determine the potential causes and contributors of failure of an engine component.
  • Define relevant action items to isolate and verify potential root cause and primary contributors.
  • Work with various labs to define and execute lab work, including metallurgy, chemical analysis, fractography, flow testing, and white light scanning.
  • Lead multidisciplinary investigation team to execute action items for evaluation of potential contributors to root cause.
  • Develop a solution in conjunction with the technical team and present solution to upper management while identifying risks, implementation timeline and cost.
  • Publish final reports in both customer and internal databases.


Supply Chain Management / Industrial Management

  • Supplier Management in the U.S
  • Industrial Management
  • Manufacturing Engineering Expertise
  • Increased Vendor / Supplier Communication
  • Local Support in U.S.
  • Supplier Visit Cost Reduction
  • Increased Visibility with Vendor / Supplier
  • Part Management Software, SAP etc.


Rob English
Manager Project and Design Engineering