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     Date Submitted:24-01-2012
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     Current job:Projects Manager - Regional / Middle East
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
     Keywords15+ Experienced Telecom Engineer Skills: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Telecom Operations Management, Business Development, Business Analysis, Product Planning, sales presentations, public speaking, Leadership, Team Building, Interpersonal /
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    Driven by enthusiasm, responsibility and challenges

    Like most engineers I enjoy probing technical challenges. I also seek a growing responsibility in an IT or telecommunication environment conducive to promoting knowledge, skills and creativity. I would like my abilities to be channeled towards adding more value to my team and my company. I am equally at ease in providing technical support, hands-on solutions or direct sales.


     

    CAREER OBJECTIVE

     

    Experienced leader and skillful Global Operation Manager / Projects Manager / Engineer with 15+ years of exceptional track record in mastering high-end Telecom/SatCom projects pertaining to the design and implementation, as well as cross competencies in marketing, business development and client relationship management, seeking a challenging position with a growth oriented organization to contribute accrued skills in formulating organizational objectives and charting a mutually beneficial growth path.


    SKILLS

     

    • Strategic Planning, Project Management, Telecom Operations Management, Business Development.
    • Business Analysis, Sales Support & Marketing, Product Planning, Client Relationship Management.
    • Abilities for sales presentations and public speaking.
    • Leadership, Team Building, Motivation, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Presentation Skills.
    • Analytical Skills, Ability To Work Under Pressure, Decision Making & Problem Solving Skills.
    • Quality Assurance, Project Cost controller, Risk Management, Contractual Negotiations.
    • Staff Management, Resource Planning, Report Generation, Vendor/Supplier Relationship Management.
    • Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Project Planning & Scheduling.
    • Support of Finance Team during Contract negotiations to insure Customer Payments and Cash Flow.
    • Strong background of  SatCom products, Services and SLAs (Uplink Earth Stations, Broadcast Components, VSAT).  
    • Assist in developing new services and product offerings.
    • Support of handling of different Marketing campaigns and fairs.
    • Voice/Data Configuration & Operation, Digital Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing.
    • Projects Management/Controlling Using SAP (ERP), MS Office Applications & Internet Usage.
    • Being comfortable to work in a multi national and multi cultural team.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    Projects Manager - Global Operations & Middle East Region             September 2006 - Present

    ND SatCom (by ASTRIUM an EADS Company) (formerly an SES ASTRA company)

    Abu Dhabi, UAE

    Highlights:

    • Led major projects pertaining to development of Fixed & Mobile Earth Stations (Uplinks; Satellite News Gathering systems (SNG) & Flyaway systems) to ensure unrivaled video quality/reliability for satellite and point-to-point transmission.
    • Successfully increased ROI on projects by 4-3 % through Risk assessment techniques and efficient implementation of SAP ERP system for monitoring project cost as well as initiating several cost control initiatives for the assigned projects.
    • Ensures all projects follow ISO standardizations.
    • Directed and managed major satellite telecom projects pertaining to data/voice/internet infrastructure satellite telecom, satellite TV broadcasting up links/ground stations and satellite news gathering mobile units.
    • Managing defense/ Infrastructure Projects – Middle East.
    • Satellite Space Segment Acquisition from different operators as well as finalize all related engineering issues “Transmission plane; Earth Station registration, Link Budget Calculations, Space Segment Utilization and Managed Services).  

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Managing projects for EMEA region at all phases of project lifecycle (i.e. initiation, integration and implementation) in line with organizational policies/procedures. Monitoring supply chain/logistics operations to ascertain timely execution of projects.
    • Analyzing project inception plan and creating a schematic layout in view of key quantifiable parameters encompassing - estimation of takeoff costs, reviewed project constructability, scopes of work, sub-contracting requirements, project profitability and scheduling.
    • Overseeing financial functions of the projects in accordance with relevant rules/procedures, ensuring proper financial management of project funds, appropriate resource utilization, including prompt accountability of funds/reporting by various.

    Operations/Technical Manager                       August 1997 - August 2006

    ALKAN Telecom, Cairo, Egypt

    The company is a Egyptian market leader in Satellite Telecom based solutions.

    Joined the company as Junior Engineer and worked up the hierarchy to the position of Operations/Technical Manager.

     

    Designation Chronology:

    • May 2001 - Aug 2006: Operations/Technical Manager (SATCOM Business Unit)
    • April 2000 - May 2001: VSAT Team Leader
    • August 1997 - April 2000: Junior Engineer

    Highlights:

    • Efficiently managed major telecom system implementation projects for key clients across banking, telemedicine, oil/gas, telecom, defence and tourism industry.

    Key Responsibilities as Operations/Technical Manager (May 2001 - Aug 2006):

    • Conceptualized turnkey telecom solutions as per organizational requirements, analyzed associated technical complexities/specifications and managed the execution of telecommunication projects within the scheduled deadline.
    • Analyzed project requirements and accordingly placed purchase orders for material, tools and test equipments, issued invoices and inspected incoming materials/equipments to ascertain compliance with contract specifications.
    • Oversaw major issues pertaining to installation and commissioning of VSAT stations. Determined project scope, managed staff, contractors, tools and equipment to ensure timely execution of assigned projects.
    • Devised annual testing plans, conducted onsite tests (line up, BERT, and power/Bandwidth measurements using spectrum analyzer) to ascertain compliance with client specifications.
    • Coordinated with vendors to stay updated on latest technological advancements in telecommunications industry and utilized the potentials of the same to respond to the distinctive/special needs of the clients.
    • Supervised overall activities of installation and 14 engineers/technicians provided requisite training and conducted periodic performance reviews to deliver projects on time and within budgetary constraints.

     

    Key Responsibilities as VSAT Team Leader & Junior Engineer (August 1997 - May 2001):

    • Served as a RF/Systems Engineer to support implementation and execution of various markets/customers applications, whilst ensuring adherence to organizational standards.
    • Assisted in layout and design of telecommunications systems for new/ renovated facilities to include development/preparation of specifications, installation guidelines and cost evaluations.
    • Proved technical support for installation and testing of VSAT and satellites systems as per established specifications and contractual obligations. Administered operations and management of the same for efficient performance.
    • Researched and analyzed prevalent technological constraints and available technical options, to create high-end telecommunication solutions for the clients.
    • Coordinated with various field units for providing timely and quality services to customers to achieve short-term/long-term business objectives of the company.

    Previous Professional Experience:

     

    1996 - 1997: Computek, Network Installation Engineer.


    EDUCATION

     

    University of Phoenix, AZ, United States                                                                                                       April 2013

    MBA in Global Management (Pursuing)

     

    Higher Technological Institute, Egypt                                                                                                           May 1996

    Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering

     

    Core Modules Studied:

    §  Communication Systems

    §  Digital Communication Systems

    §  Digital Signal Processing

    §  Antenna & Wave Propagation

    §  Electromagnetic Fields

    §  Microwave, Optical Fibers

    §  Satellite Communications

    §  Digital Control Systems

     

    Other Trainings / workshops:

    • Professional PMI Training, Dornier Consulting GmbH, Germany, September – November 2011
    • PMP Training - AMIDEST, UAE, 2008
    • Operations Excellence Program - ND SatCom, 2007
    • SkyWAN Engineering & Design - ND SatCom, Germany, 2006
    • SAP ERP Project Management - ND SatCom, Germany, 2006
    • Mini MBA in RITI - Egypt, 2005
    • Networking & LAN/WAN Connectivity Training Courses - IBM, Cairo, June 1999
    • Interconnection & Multi-Protocol Analysis - IBM, Cairo, June 1999
    • Telephony Earth Stations - Hughes Network Systems, U.S.A December 1998

     


    PERSONAL INFORMATION

     

    Nationality                     : Egyptian

    Residence Location       : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates "Available to Relocate”

    Marital Status                : Married

    Languages Known         : English (Fluent), Arabic (native language) & German (starter)


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