VIRGINIA Class In-Service Technical Manager
The favorite aspect of my job is seeing the final product, a fully operational VIRGINIA Class Submarine delivered to the Navy. Iím still amazed at how so many different electronic systems, computers, hardware, software and structural components all come together to create a highly technical weapon system."
- Has been at URS since 2004
- Works in Washington, DC
- Has worked on Acquisition Programs & Homeland Security /VIRGINIA Class ILS Team
- Wanted to be a physical education teacher/coach or artist when he grew up
I am responsible for managing and executing the annual budget, $10 million to $35 million, for the In-Service Engineering Activities and Software Support Activities and Planning Yard tasking for multiple Navy Appropriations. I also monitor monthly spending and technical progress for each In-Service Engineering Activities and Software Support Activities and respond to quarterly Navy budget calls and adjustments to ensure In-Service Engineering Activities and Software Support Activities coverage and completion of tasks.
A chance to learn and be part of Navy Acquisition/Logistics Program, increase my technical knowledge, be a part of a team that supports the military, learn and manage a budget based on technical/manufacturing performance.
With more than 36 years of professional experience, this is a great job to put my skills to work.
While I was in the Air Force I attended the Community College of the Air Force and Iíve also attended Howard County Community College in Maryland.
I was referred by a former associate who was a Logistics Team Manager. The ILS project manager and senior team leaders realized I had the potential to achieve the goals outlined for the position.
Two members of my team were selected for government service position in support of the VIRGINIA (SSN774) Class Submarine Modernization Program.
I trained two newly assisted financial analysts within the last five years, both of whom have since been promoted, one to the Navy VIRGINIA (SSN 774) Class Budget Branch Manager and the other to the Logistics Support Director's Finance Manager.
I supported the completion of two new test laboratories, the VIRGINIA Class Integrated Communications Systems and the Wire Free Communications Systems. These laboratories are being used to train new submarine crews and test/validate new equipment.
I was recognized for outstanding customer support by three different Navy Logistics Support Division Directors and the Navy VIRGINIA (SSN 774) Class Deputy Program Manager.
I was recognized for five years of service in the Company and received two promotions during that time period.
Converting product/effort into dollars and making sure the final product (a submarine) meets the needs of the end users within the budget restraintsĖchallenging but well worth it.
There are a number of them: working with a diverse group of professionals, unlimited knowledge and skill levels to draw from, and the opportunity for professional growth. Company loyalty and good pay is a plus.
Continue with URS in the submarine logistics program. I look forward to new opportunities for career growth and continued project success.