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     Date Submitted:20-03-2013
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     Current job:Satellite Project / Programme Manager
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     KeywordsI am a dynamic, highly experienced project manager, with engineering experience, within the Satellite and Telecommunications industry. I have experience in IT, Broadcast, Satellite, VSAT, end to end telecommunications systems including Tetra, RF, Wifi, Wi
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    Nationality          British

    Year of Birth          1977

    Profession                  Project/Programme Manager

    Specialisation           Managing Telecommunications projects worldwide.

     

     

    KEY SKILLS

     

    Extensive experience in the management of large public and private sector projects. A qualified Prince2 Practitioner with a wealth of experience managing projects in different environments worldwide and in very challenging situations.Working tirelessly to ensure deadlines are met to the highest of standards and within budgetary requirements. Key Competencies include:-

    Extensive Experience in the following areas:-

    ·                    Satellite

    §   Roll-out

    §   Design

    §   VSAT

    ·                    IT

    §   Infrastructure roll-out

    §   Software design and roll-out

    ·                    RF

    §   Tetra Roll-out

    ·                    Project Governance including

    §   End to end project delivery

    §  Project Documentation

    ·                    Stakeholder Management

    ·                    RAID Management

     

     

    EXPERIENCE RECORD

     

    September 2012-February 2013                         

    Customer Programme/Project Management Consultant to Ericsson

    RAN Design Customer Programme/Project Manager

     

    Responsible for the design and delivery of new products into the network for a number of organisations including; MBNL, Everything Everywhere, O2 and 3 UK. Provided interim consultancy to enable the team to implementing solutions on the RAN Design & Operations phase of the MBNL Programme. Delivery of the following elements of the RAN design programme for Ericsson.

    ·                    Provided budget management for a number of concurrent projects including full budget forecast for financial year

    ·                    Managing a portfolio of projects that range from LTE Trials to Spectrum Re-farming and Site Integration projects

    ·                    Organised and planned the end-to-end aspect of the project including assessing and managing risks & issues

    ·                    Managing and delivering projects in the RAN Design portfolio of projects

    ·                    Ensured the project adhered to strict quality governance criteria put in place by the MBNL Programme

     

    June 2012-August 2012                           Interim Consultant to Interserve

    IT Programme Manager

    Responsible for the Programme/Project management on a major Public Sector Programme delivering Infrastructure and software upgrades into various global locations. Key responsibilities include:

    ·                    Programme reporting to Senior Management Team

    ·                    Resource Mapping

    ·                    Programme documentation

    ·                    Presentation of change and project updates to internal and external Stakeholders.

    ·                    Project migrations

    ·                    New Business delivery

    ·                    System deployment and managing application build and refresh.

    ·                    Change management

     

    November 2011-June 2012                               Consultant to Atos

    Project Television Centre Closure (BBC)                      Head of Satellite Earth Station/IT

    Responsible for the delivery of a successful bid for the relocation of a satellite earth station within the UK. Managing all the work streams and providing all documentation and negotiation between 3rd Party suppliers and the customer. Heavily involved in the High Level designs of the proposal from Service Integration through to Service level agreements. The preparation of all project documentation to be included with the bid, documents include:

    ·                    Project timelines (Gantt Chart)

    ·                    Project Budget documentation. Providing capex costs (£35m) and projected opex costs.

    ·                    RAID documentation

    ·                    Project Design Documentation, including Visio schematics and detailed Autocad designs.

    ·                    Drafting of requirements and Statement of Work documents for potential suppliers to the project.

    ·                    Providing RFQ’s to potential suppliers to the project.

    ·                    Drafting of Master Service Agreements.

     

    Key deliverables on the bid were:-

    ·                    Procurement and installation of 6 Vertex satellite antennas, including RF and subsystems

    ·                    Integration of the existing services to new location

    ·                    Gateway manipulation centre design and implementation

    ·                    Connectivity

     

    March 2011 – October 2011                       Avanti Communications PLC

    Project HYLAS 2                       Programme/Project Manager Satellite Earth Station Manager

    Project managing the delivery of 3 Satellite Earth Stations across Europe providing detailed day to day management of all aspects of the earth station build from Civil Works through to backhaul connectivity. Overall control of the full project lifecycle including budget management (£28m).

    Managing the contractual interfaces with suppliers located across Europe and the USA, including the procurement of

    ·                    Gateway Infrastructure at locations across Europe

    ·                    Gateway Antennas and RF

    ·                    Communications Hubs and Terminals

    ·                    Internet Core Network Infrastructure

    ·                    Communications Connectivity

    Responsible for the management of contract specification, tendering and award

    Liaising with contractors to ensure all deliverables are provided according to the integrated project schedule

    Managing the various project milestone payment plans of suppliers.Responsible for the coordination of Project Engineering staff in conjunction with the delivery of work packages. Responsible for drafting all relevant documentation for the delivery of the ground segment.

    Providing pre-sales support for commercial staff in the region, providing technical support for satellite systems and ground facilities. Providing a liaison to regional telecommunications service providers and Local Authorities.

     

    August 2010 – March 2011               Contractor to Arqiva Satellite and Media

    Senior Satellite and Media Project Manager

    Responsible for managing multiple projects within Satellite and Media, prioritising and scheduling work as required. Focusing on the Digital Media Networks, Enterprise and non UK sales projects.

    Responsible for managing projects within the division, scheduling and prioritising work, and ensuring all projects are delivered in a timely manner and within budgetary constraints.

    Project Managing Digital Media Networks, typically UK and pan-European satellite/v-sat networks delivering content to servers at customer locations, with IP backhaul. Typical markets include large corporate satellite networks, digital cinema delivery, news organisations, and digital advertising delivery.

    Project Managing and delivering end to end solutions in Enterprise Services, typically global data point-to-point and point to multipoint connections. Typical markets include the Oil Industry, Government and military organisations. Technologies used for both Digital Media Networks and Enterprise services include: satellite uplink and downlink, Vsat, iDirect, IP Networks, circuits.

     

    March 2010 – June 2010                         Consultant to Rockall Solutions Ltd

    Project- South East Water                       Project Manager

    Working part-time on the installation of over 200 vehicles. Providing a solution including Getac V200 ruggedized terminals for real-time update of information to remote locations. The solution delivered was to update live requirements to the engineers working in the field. Responsibilities included:-

    ·                    Service Level Agreements

    ·                    Logistics

    ·                    Installations

    ·                    Maintenance

    September 2008 – June 2010                  Contractor to Airwave Solutions Ltd.

    Project–Firelink Program                Project Manager Logistics/Reporting

    Working on a high profile contract with the emergency services UK.Liaising with companies on a daily basis to ensure the delivery of equipment within stringent timelines.

    Performing tests on Motorola MTH800 and MTE800 radios, ensuring that the correct codeplug and configuration is programmed into the radio, to meet client specifications.

    Managing the Fleet Register and Bill of Materials to ensure configuration of Radios are met as per contractual agreement.

    Ordering equipment within Workflow timelines and ensuring delivery of equipment to the relevant fitting workshop. Managing scheduling of inventory adjustments and stock reconfiguration. Compiling and delivering to Senior/Middle

     

    Management, weekly/monthly summary reports to cover supply chain/Procurement activities.

    Attending meetings on a weekly basis to ensure that the equipment is managed throughout timeline from manufacture to installation.

     

    June 2008 –August 2008                           Project Security Ltd

    Project –EDF                       Project Manager

    Project Manager of a high profile contract on 2 Power Stations in the Midlands and Yorkshire. Liaising with clients on a daily basis, to ensure that the contract was going as per agreed, that the press and the threat on the stations were managed and that the company was represented in the best possible light. 

    Supervised and managed 2 teams ensuring the highest standards were met, managing shifts, leave, rotas and all aspects of manning.

    Conducted risk assessments on site, and enforced the Company Health and Safety policy..

     

    March 2008– June 2008                                                       Thales (France)

    Project Manager 

    Deployed to various sites across Afghanistan, working with many different nationalities within NATO. Pre-Commissioning Satellite and Direct Line of Site links both within theatre and backhaul links to Europe. Working with many different communications equipments including:

    ·                    Alcatel OmniPCX PBX

    ·                    3Com Switch

    ·                    Cisco Router

    ·                    GDC ATM Switch

    ·                    Moxa Terminal Server

    ·                    3.8mtr X-Band Antenna

    Responsible for the roll out of 26 VSAT installations, followed by the Pre-commissioning and Commissioning of these installations.

    Managed 2 teams to ensure that the project was completed within deadlines and completed as per client directive.

    Liaising with the Client on a daily basis to ensure the end to end delivery of the project.

     

    December 2007-February 2008                  Paradigm Services

    Project- Project Synergy Iraq                Satellite Communications Engineer

    Providing secure military communications solution for UK national & Multinational forces operating within a hostile environment where incessant communications to users is vital.  Specialising in a multitude of communications equipment, including:

    ·                    VSAT & Microwave link equipments.

    ·                    Cryptographic equipment.

    ·                    Nortel networks Passport switches & Nortel Meridian telephone exchanges.

    ·                    Responsible for maintaining & configuring communications links in theatre.

    ·                    Successfully manned 1 node individually, successfully tested and commissioned new Mobile

                   VSAT detachments in theatre and delivered a training package to the Military.

    ·                    Tested and maintained up to 5 nodes within theatre. 

     

    2006-2007                                                                              HM Forces

                                                                                                    Instructor/Supervisor

    Designed, planned and implemented new Training Directive in order to educate new recruits in new day to day technologies and protocols within the company.  This included writing the training program, frequency planning, programming and installing hard drives and site reconnaissance.

    Instruction, training and evaluation of new employees in key skills, which would enable them to carry out tasking within the work environment.  This included, instructing and testing on VHF, HF, UHF systems and sub-systems both in voice and data.

    Supported senior management tasking, in order to achieve deadlines and targets, reporting the results to Senior Management.

    Supervision and administration of a workforce of 30 employees.

     

    2004-2006                         HM Forces

    Supervisor/Operator/Stores Accountant

    Managed stock records of a 30 vehicle fleet and radio installations, including VHF, HF and UHF equipment both in vehicle born and man pack roles, whilst still maintaining and operating the equipment.

    Trained new employees on the required standard of operations.

     

    Key Achievement:  Headed up the installation of 30 radio detachments and maintenance of a 30 vehicle fleet and crewing in order to support the deployment and operations in Iraq. Selected to represent the British Army in an exchange program with the Australian Army, in order to pass on the British Army’s method of instruction in comparison to the Australian method.

     

    1996-2004                        HM Forces

    Operator/Maintainer

    Operation and maintenance various VHF, HF, UHF and Satellite communications systems and sub-systems, within challenging and sometimes hostile environments and situations. These included working the Operations room in Bosnia/Croatia, sometimes handling top secret messages for superior level personnel, and working with the Mobile Air Operations Team in Kosovo providing ground to air communications to Helicopters.

     

    Key Achievement:  As part of a 2 man team was deployed to Macedonia working with the French Foreign Legion in order to supervise and advise on a weapons collection site, working in a culturally sensitive and potentially hostile environment.

                   

    1995-1996                     HM Forces

    Trainee

    Attended the Army Training Regiment Bassingborne, working in a classroom learning the skills required for a Class 3 Infantryman. Progressing on to the Army Apprentice College Harrogate, undertaking trade training, learning VHF, HF and UHF systems and culminating in a field exercise working the kit under pressure and sleep deprived conditions.

     

    LANGUAGE CAPABILITY

     

    English   :               Mother tongue

     

    OTHER:

     

    Full Clean Driving Licence

    SC clearance has lapsed (recently) through the Defence Vetting Agency and I have also NPPV clearance.

    Fully conversant with using Microsoft Office Suite.

     

    EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS

     

    PRINCE 2                             2009

     

    VSAT Pre-Commissioning/Commissioning (Thales)                         2008

     

    ATacCS System Mgr (WAN/LAN designing, construction& operating)                1998

     

    501 Satellite systems course.                            1997

     

    Management and Leadership NVQ (Professional)                     2006

     


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