James Frey

Freelance Proposal Writer & Technical Writer

Location:San Diego, California, United States
2 Skills
10 years as Program Manager for government safety projects; ultimate responsibility for composing/editing technical reports and corporate proposals.


MS, Electrical Engineering, Naval Postgraduate School
BS, Electrical Engineering, University of New Mexico
2006 Electrical Workplace Safety
2005 Telecommunication Safety
2005 RF Site Safety Awareness
2005 OSHA/AMA Certified CPR/First Aid/AED
2005 Competent Person Refresher, Fall Protection
2004 Grounding and Electrical Protection

I have a MSEE/BSEE, was the Safety Program Manager for ten years, and have over thirty years program/project management experience in Navy, Joint service and DOD programs. I prepared all monthly status reports and provided periodic briefings to corporate management and the customers on the status of ongoing projects and plans for future projects and conducted site surveys as part of the electrical safety and fall abatement teams.

GDIT 11/00 – 09/11 Senior Program Manager
Senior Program Manager for team of mechanical and electrical engineers/technicians and professional ergonomists in the identification, analysis, design and resolution of safety hazards at US Navy shore sites in CONUS and abroad. Guided the Team in the successful completion of over 200 complex fall abatement, electrical safety, and ergonomic risk projects on time and within allocated funding. Directly responsible for financial and technical management of all projects and composing/editing/proofreading all project deliverables. Maintained close liaison with government sponsor to ensure budgetary and high-level project issues were resolved in real time. Proposal and/or capture manager for over a dozen technical proposals submitted in ten years - all evaluated excellent for technical content.

Horizon Technology, Inc. 06/97 – 11/00 System Analyst
Reviewed and provided recommended corrections to all system design and development hardware and software documentation. Detailed support entailed requirements analysis; tracking system/segment specification and flow down software requirements; and analyzing test documents relative to requirements validation and software versioning. Developed and maintained master requirements table which enabled real-time tracking and test/validation status for over 3,000 software requirements against their respective system/segment requirements. In addition, provided technical support in analyzing issues related to Investigative Requests, Engineering Change Proposals, Specification Change Notices, effects of de-scoped, added, deleted, and non-testable requirements, and system compatibility. Provided onsite support during conduct of software Preliminary and Final Qualification Tests including pre- and post-test analysis to verify that module and relevant system level software requirements were being thoroughly exercised and validated through proper test methodology.

Horry-Georgetown Technical College 08/95 – 06/97 Student/Turf Management

Galaxy Scientific Corporation 06/89 – 08/95 Program Manager & Senior Systems Engineer
As Program Manager for SPAWAR ATDLS Program Office support contract, managed execution of all contract technical and logistic support efforts including preparation of technical directive/task orders; continuous tracking and reporting on the progress of all contract efforts including expenditures of labor hours/funds; ensuring the timely delivery and high quality of deliverables; and maintaining close liaison with department heads and program/project managers supported under numerous simultaneous Technical Directives. Provided parallel technical support as a Senior Systems Engineer including requirements definition and analysis; technical and cost risk assessment; identification and allocation of required test and logistic support resources; terminal configuration tracking; analysis of data link capabilities and capacities; ensuring message structure compatibility; acquisition planning; technical analysis of contractor‘s system development and production documentation; and review of and recommendations for integrated logistics support issues for ship, air and ground installations and operations. Participated in preliminary studies on reducing the cost and schedule of the MIDS program in the areas of contractor documentation preparation, revision and delivery media, frequency and distribution.

SPAWAR, PMW 159 01/84 – 06/89 LT (0-3) / LCDR (0-4), USN
Developed and revised US Air Force JTIDS multi-level specifications to conform to Navy specific formats. Initiated and supervised implementation of JTIDS Class 2 shipboard terminal mechanical and electrical modifications which resulted in a 50% reduction in installed footprint and weight and an estimated 10% reduction in life cycle costs. Project Officer for development of Enhanced JTIDS System Exerciser. Managed development of scenario generation and control programs while ensuring interoperability and compatibility with Link-16, Link-11, Link-4, IJMS and X.24 data formats; integration of JTIDS Class 2 terminal with NDI/COTS hardware and software; development of a self-contained mobile shelter; and subsequent installation and integration of JTIDS hardware. As a result of his hands-on management, program overcame a 6- month schedule slip and delivered as originally planned.

Various USN Duty Stations 11/68 – 01/84 ETSN – LT, USN
Maintained and operated UHF, VHF, and HF communications equipment and developed and implemented preventative and corrective maintenance (3M/PMS) programs for new and upgraded equipment installed during a major site overhaul. Supervised the efforts of over 45 mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic technicians.