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     Date Submitted:27-03-2012
     Last Modified:27-03-2012 (02:24)
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     Current job:Network Quality Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within a month
     KeywordsPre-Sales Engineer, Asset Management


    ●        An experienced Mobile Radio and Satellite Engineer, Telecommunications, B2B & commercial market sectors


    ●        Strong technical, strategic project planning & technology development experience


    ●        Results oriented, client & profit-focused with engineering project planning skills.


    ●        Liasing with and delivering presentations to various professionals and levels of management.


    ●        Experience of analysing complex situations, project management, capacity planning, frequency management, technical documentation production, project testing & integration planning, with strong verbal & written communication & comprehensive IT skills






    ●        Ericsson PROPS-C for Project Managers (affiliated to the Project Management Institute)

    ●        Producing complete Indoor Radio solutions and designs (GSM and UMTS) for sites across the Netherlands

    ●        Design of Microwave Transmission links

    ●        Capacity and Frequency Planning of Microwave Links

    ●        Costing all aspects of the design implementation

    ●        Producing site audit reports

    ●        Overseeing the installation of equipment

    ●        Conducting commissioning tests/measurements and configuration of GSM and UMTS channel/band selective repeaters.

    ●        Producing technical responses to invitations to tender bids for complex VSAT (Very Small Aperture Terminal) networks

    ●        Preparing & delivering technical presentations & reports for senior management teams

    ●        Initiating & delivering numerous technical recommendations, detailed guidance & advice

    ●        Approving integration designs & overseeing test procedures for communications systems

    ●        Ability to provide client single point of contact for technical, commercial & project matters




    December 2011 to Date

    Network Quality Manager, KPN Mobile, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

    ●       Radio Access Network feature testing for the KPN Mobile Network Modernisation project.

    ●       Co-ordination of Radio Testers/Trouble-shooters for KPN Mobile Network Modernisation project.


    Janaury 2010 to December 2010

    ASSET MANAGER: SES WorldSkies B.V., The Netherlands


    ●        As part of the Pre-Sales process, advise on capacity availability and review and approve the commercial terms of potential space segment services.

    ●        Assignment of Satellite Capacity for both Standard and Occasional Use services.

    ●        Management of Satellite Capacity.

    ●        Optimisation of available capacity in close co-operation with internal and external customers, through reassignment of existing services and/or satellite reconfigurations.

    ●        Coordination with Sales Engineers, Sales Directors and Account Managers on Capacity Assignment issues.

    ●        Identify potential opportunities for improved utilisation of Satellite Fleet.

    ●        Develop relationships with both internal sales regions and strategic customers with a view to obtaining current market perspectives on satellite space segment technical and commercial requirements.


    July 2007 to January 2010,

    RADIO TRANSMISSION & INDOOR RADIO ENGINEER: Ericsson Networks, The Netherlands.

    April 2005 to June 2007,

    INDOOR RADIO DESIGN ENGINEER: Orange Netherlands, The Hague, The Netherlands.


    ●        Designing Microwave/Fibre Radio Access Transmission links (with use of IQLink and Mapinfo).

    ●        Capacity and Frequency Planning of Radio Access  Microwave Links

    ●        Ordering and Acceptance of Line-Of-Sight surveys.

    ●        Responsible for In-Building Radio Coverage solutions and implementations across The Netherlands

    ●        Responsible for initial radio coverage and quality measurements (using TEMS/ROMES) to determine most suitable In-building radio coverage solution.

    ●        Use of Geographic Information Software (Mapinfo, GIMS) to determine best BTS site(s) for in-building solution

    ●        Use of 3G Radio Planning tool (Netact / Mapinfo) to determine the best solution for 3G in-building radio coverage

    ●        Responsible for final radio coverage and quality measurements (using TEMS / ROMES / ACTIX) to determine the quality of indoor coverage pre- and post-installation,

    ●        Validation of initial site audit and design report from sub-contractors.

    ●        Taking charge of design meetings on-site with sub-contractors and determining the type of indoor solution to be implemented (e.g. Repeater Site or Base Transceiver Station/Node-B) based on radio coverage and (predicted) traffic.

    ●        Responsible for on-site design and location of all radio equipment for indoor solutions including Radio Access transmission link.

    ●        Configuration, performing commissioning tests (which include repeater gain settings and isolation measurements) and hand-over of on-site repeaters to the mobile radio network.

    ●        Issuing reports to radio planning/optimisation department(s) with coverage and serving cell details for integrating sites into the radio network

    ●        Liasing with optimisation teams for removal/addition of neighbour sites within the network  optimise KPI’s.

    ●        Liaising with sub-contractors to ensure Health and Safety standards & quality of work.

    ●        Liaising with Radio Optimisation team to resolve integration issues, as well as traffic analysis and ongoing monitoring of indoor sites.  



    Sept 2000 to April 2005

    SATELLITE NETWORKS ENGINEER: Cable & Wireless Plc, London, UK

    ●        Responsible for evaluating, testing & commissioning satellite earth station and VSAT equipment

    ●        Conducting Radio Frequency Interference surveys for satellite earth stations

    ●        Ensuring that the communications services met all the clients requirements

    ●        Managed frequency allocation within satellite transponder leases & assigned channels

    ●        Used various complex radio frequency test units for VSAT/Satellite Earth station commissioning

    ●        Worked on Satellite Earth Station & VSAT projects including various projects in the UK, Diego Garcia & Kenya

    ●        Liaised extensively with professionals in many fields to ensure safety & quality of work

    ●        Liaised with consultants & contractors to ensure information & data delivered on time

    ●        Conducted reviews & liaised with client & suppliers technical managers for improvement

    ●        Liasing with and presenting to customers and sales teams

    ●        Presenting technical solutions to various levels of management 


    Jan 2000 to Sep 2000



    ●        Responsible for special events co-ordination to ensure adequate mobile telephone coverage for events beyond standard network coverage. 

    ●        This required extensive liaising with the Radio Optimisation, Network Implementation and Marketing teams.Appointed to predict traffic requirements & check sufficient network capacity available

    ●        Liaised with Radio Optimisation & Network Implementation teams to model the traffic

    ●        Used radio propagation software & cell-planning database as network operation support tools

    ●        Produced guideline notes for UMTS, GPRS, E(xtended)GSM and equipment deployment maps

    ●        Developed customer information documents for cellular services offered by company

    ●        Used & jointly developed Extended GSM Predicted Traffic Requirement computer model

    ●        Prepared & delivered presentations & reports for the senior level management teams

    ●        Delivered numerous technical related recommendations, detailed guidance & advice


    Sep 1998 to Dec 1999

    ASSOCIATE CONSULTANT: Compaq Computer Corporation

    ●        Responsible for the completion of graduate training programme & working on fault ticket system





    ●        MSc degree in Mobile & Satellite Communications

    ●        B.Eng (Hons) degree in Electronics Engineering

    ●        Diploma in Project Management (affiliated to George Washington University)

    ●        Higher National Diploma in Electronics & Communications Engineering (BTEC)

    ●        Ordinary National Certificate in Electrical and Electronics Engineering

    ●        Five ‘O’ Levels



    ●        Born 18thSeptember 1968

    ●        Interests include Football, International Politics, DJing, Table Tennis, Classic Paperbacks

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