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     Date Submitted:25-02-2011
     Last Modified:03-03-2011 (08:45)
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     Current job:Senior Field Engineer
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Consulting/Engineering Services
     KeywordsTransmission Planning Microwave Deployment BSS Deployment
    CV

    Objective

    Executive assistant position allowing for parlay of demonstrated organization, communication, and project management skills proven by 4 years of successful employment.

     

    Motivated, personable technical professional with multiple standards of experience and a successful 4-year track record of executing and monitoring task & responsibilties. Talent for quickly mastering technical equipment, tactful with professionals and non-professionals at all levels. Accustomed to handling sensitive, confidential project. Demonstrated history of producing accurate, timely reports meeting stringent task and clients requirement.

    Technical Skills Summary

     

    • LMT
    • NCT
    • Path Loss Tool
    • Connect Tool
    • PNMT

    General Skills Summary

     

    • Report Preparation
    • Written Correspondence
    • General Office Skills
    • Computer Savvy
    • Customer Service
    • Scheduling
    • Accounting/Bookkeeping
    • Front-Office Operations
    • Professional Presentations

    Professional Experience

    transmission planning:

    • Analysis of Transmission quality and capacity with the available performance counters from NetActAudit of transmission networks and solution for capacity bottle neck in RNC and Transmission sideTrouble shooting for Performance related issues.
    • Produced Txn Plans of BTS and BSC’s i.e. generate Site Integration Forms (SIDs), Transmission Design, Installation & Acceptance Document (TDDs) and Tracking of Project.
    • The calculation of RF link budget, nominal transmission plan and final transmission design to tender or project specifications (SoW) by means of Pathloss / Connect.
    • The documentation of site survey reports, high level design documents, installation documents to report on the design and planning of transmission networks. (Reporting & Documenting).
    • Proposal and implementation of solutions In-depth knowledge of Microwave planning principles, methodologies and practices.
    • Analysing of a network, planning and dimensioning of a Synchronisation plan for Microwave transmission networks.
    • Generating and Mainiting LOS Survey Reports of Macro, Micro and Miscelleneous Sites.
    • TX networks transmission network optimisation experiencetransmission network.
    • Updated tributaries Information on Hub sites and BSC’s locations.
    • Network planning experience.
    • Synchronisation planning.

     

    mICROWAVE deployment:

    • Installation, Configuration and Troubleshooting of Siemens Radio management (NEC / SRAL: PDH and SDH Systems).
    • Have worked as BSS & Microwave TXN Deployment Engineer in Myson Engineering System Pakistan, in NSN /Telenor Project Pakistanusing Siemens BTS (BS240XL-II) & NEC / SRAL Microwave equipments.
    • Perform preventative and ongoing maintenance of microwave and connections and cross-connects to Regional Data Centers (RDC) and Transport Aggregation Points (TAP) and end customer equipment.
    • Complete responsibility for Management of Audit Teams and reporting Daily Survey Reports to Central Transmission Management in Islamabad.
    • Experience of Microwave Planning Audit of NEC Microwave Equipment - Pakistan Mobile Communication Limited (Mobilink GSM).
    • Execution of RAN activities as microwave links upgradation, relocation & new links installation as per customer requirements.
    • Indication & Recovery of Microwave Frequency violations through Transmission Optimization Department.
    • Provides technical support to Microwave field teams for installation & configuration as per requirements.
    • Execution of PAT & traffic shifting activities on new installed microwave links as per planned by customer.
    • Supervision of upgradation activities as IDU replacements, ODU swapping & dish replacements.
    • Provides technical support for implementation teams for alarms rectification as per requirements.
    • SMR generations for equipments of Microwave, rollout & cell expansion as per customer plan.
    • Supervision of major outages as site shifting and traffic shifting on new microwave links.
    • Supervision of the installation team as per BSS & Microwave equipments installation.
    • Configuration of the NSN (Siemens) & NEC microwave links as per customer plan.
    • Supervision of team as Traffic shifting activities on new installed microwave link.
    • Loop testing of TXN. Route by E1 Analyzer (Bert Meter) from BSC to target site.
    • Up gradation and traffic shifting of NEC/SRAL PDH & SDH radio systems.
    • Execution of Network Management System (NMS) of new links.
    • Making of traffic node physical cross connections.
    • Maintenance of quality of Access network.

     

    bss deployment:

    • Have worked as O&M Engineer in Myson Engineering System Pakistan, in NSN /Telenor Project in South  regions of Pakistan.
    • Execution of BSS activities as cell expansion (Soft900/1800, Complex900/1800 & BA900/1800) and rollout sites implementation as per customer plan.
    • Supervision of expansion of soft 900/1800, complex 900/1800 and Band addition900/1800.
    • Configuration of expansion of soft900/1800,complex900/1800 & BA900/1800.
    • Integration, Commissioning and Installation of Siemens BS240XL.
    • Understand sophisticated electronic test equipment, measuring devices, meters and hand tools in analyzing, adjusting, installing, wiring, repairing, maintaining and testing wireless, transmission, and associated equipment.
    • Provides technical support to BSS field teams for rectification of KPI (degradation) issues of expansion cells & rollout sites as escalated by customer.
    • Provides technical support for troubleshooting, diagnostics to NOC monitoring and field maintenance teams as per requirement.
    • Provides technical support for troubleshooting, diagnostics to NOC monitoring and field maintenance teams as per required.
    • Supporting ongoing operational requirements for the Radio Access Network (RAN) in a major national service provider's network.
    • Collaborate with various internal and external Engineering and Operations teams for the national service provider network.
    • Advanced technical support tasks including fault diagnosis and troubleshooting for the application areas supported.
    • Escalation of issues at the new sites as handover to operation & shared with the issues with customer & 3rd party.  
    • Research and coordinate opportunities to improve and potentially optimize the a major national service provider RAN.
    • Coordination with CM for get DB execution of the new rollout sites & expansion of TRXs at existing sites.
    • Correct Radio network faults in and performance degradations by filed teams as escalated by customer.
    • Supervision of the installation team as per BSS (BTS& Rectifier, RF antenna) equipments installation.
    • PCMB creation & make cross connection with HIT or SDH system for new sites & 2nd E1 addition.
    • Support RF Design Engineering and Network Optimization for RAN network elements as required.
    • SW maintenance activities such as installation & test of technical/change notes /change deliveries.
    • Call testing & H/W functionality testing by back office after any changes of H/W & configuration.
    • Provides technical support to CM & Planning teams to plan/execute network HW/SW changes.
    • Call testing & H/W functionality testing by back office after changes a H/W & configuration.
    • Technical Support to teams remote and on-site restoration of network element functionality.
    • Provides Technical support for DT team, to solve related issues of BSS & RAN & CM end.
    • Execution of DT & PAT of the rollout sites & TRXs expansion as per planed by customer.
    • Troubleshooting & rectification of KPIs (Degradation) issues as escalated by RF planning.
    • Provide technical support for RF Engineering, quality, performance, and special projects
    • Correct Radio network faults in and performance degradations as escalated by customer.
    • Commissioning, integration, and Alarm testing of the installed Siemens BS240 XL-II.
    • Acceptances of the BSS/RAN from customer on or before handover to operations.
    • E1 loop testing & fault detection remotely BSC end for rollout & existing sites.
    • Commissioning, integration, and Alarm testing of the installed Flexi BTS.
    • Escalations of power issues and get rectification from the 3rd party.
    • Analysis and troubleshooting of Performance Management reports.
    • Installation and commissioning of Power One and Eltek Rectifiers.
    • Excellent command on using of GPS & Digital Camera.
    • LC FC and FC FC fiber routing.
    • Optica Fiber cable routing.
    • Local loop testing.

     

    NSN METRO ETHERNET deployment:

    • Have worked as O&M Engineer in Myson Engineering System Pakistan, in NSN / PTCL Project in South  regions of Pakistan.
    • Execution of BSS activities as installation and installation supervision as NSN Standards of (Juniper MX960 Router, INV222 Inverter, Juniper NS-SM-A2-BSE REVA, Juniper NS-SM-A2-HA REVA, Juniper SPC1500-A-BSE REV A, Juniper 9G0812PIK081)..
    • Installtion of ACDB, DCDB, Eltek Rectifiers Flat Pack 2, Inverter INV222.

     

    Employment History

    Myson Engineering Systems–  Islamabad, Pakistan;

    Permenant Employee, 27 March, 2007to Present.

     

    Pakistan mobile communication limited – Karachi, Pakistan;

    Internee, 16-October, 2006to 16 January, 2007.

    Education                                                       

    Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology– Karachi, Pakistan

    Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering

    Degree Awarded on 7 March 2005.
    PEC Certificate Registration Number: ELECTRO/8362

    Date of Registration: 13 April, 2007.                                            


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