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     Date Submitted:18-07-2013
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     Current job:Data and Satcom Engineer
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     Date available:within 2 months
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     KeywordsSatellite ground treminal installer, including all equipments attached and maintenance.
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    DV cleared Technical Engineer, with over 24 years’ concurrent employment in high security communications, both overseas and in the United Kingdom.

    Dedicated, trustworthy, and vastly experienced in fault repair and diagnostics. Practical and well-motivated, with the ability to work unsupervised and manage teams including Health and Safety managerial responsibilities.

     

     

    Key Strengths

     

    • Proactive and dynamic, natural leader with the ability to motivate others gained from years of experienced from a previous military career.
    • Adaptable and able to redevelop situations at very short notice and modifying systems and plans to suit changing circumstances.
    • Strong problem solving capabilities often working as the sole and senior on-site engineer, proven through tours in the Balkans and Northern Ireland as the senior technical representative for high-level government and international agencies.
    • Public Addressing system designer, installer and maintainer for functions throughout the year for both indoor and outdoor events.
    • Integrated Reception System designer and installer for single homes to large buildings and communities.
    • MCSA trained, from SHAPE, Belgium NATO HQ.
    • Criminal Record Bureau cleared for employment as a youth-work volunteer for ages eleven and above, trained by Dorset County and North Yorkshire Councils.
    • Proven very high standard of communication skills and customers services from civilian to NATO staff throughout my 24 years’ experience.
    • Highly experienced in fault management and rectification, including documentation writing and amending, including drawings as required. A prerequisite on a monthly basis and during site handover-takeovers.

     

     

    Technical Engineering Experience

     

    June 2013 – August 2013: Paradigm (Contractor)

    • MOD contractor for SERCO working in Oman and Afghanistan installing and maintaining telephone and Internet services over a Satellite bearer including WIFI systems. Providing 24 hours 365 daysonsite technical cover for both the user and the UK. More recently providing troops in Qatar with Telephone and Internet services, including Secure Synergy services. Daily logging into remote and local switches having to check for errors and ensure all data is within specifications. Including flash updates and alterations (software upgrades on the hardware) as directed by the UK head office. Liaise with UK based Engineers to rectify faults.
    • Work included: Working on a Satellite bearer (unencrypted) with an IP multiplexer, performing PC and Telephone System Welfare Facilities support, Fibre Installations, and installing new LAN networks. Also repairing, Ghosting and configuring damaged PCs (and equipment), restoring them to the LAN. Providing handover and onsite training.
    • Technical Environment: Windows OS and desktop. Trained and instructed new team members including the military on equipment and supplied maintenance schedules providing customer confidence in the equipment and team I worked with.

     

    June 2013: VSL (Contractor)

    • Installing CAT5e into accommodation for hi-speed broadband and Wi-Fi for students at Hull University.

     

    March 2013: Microcomms (Contractor)

    • Complete installation of hi-speed Wi-Fi into Academy’s in Cornwall.

     

    November 2012 – March 2013: Thales (Contractor)

    • Providing computer administration (MACD) for three NATO systems to ISAF troops in Afghanistan, including satellite, microwave, secure telephone systems and power generator support and maintenance. Self-motivated - looking after remote sites and completing maintenance on a daily, weekly and monthly schedule, with paperwork and database backups (utilising SharePoint for tracking).
    • Work included: Administration, fault diagnosis, basic troubleshooting and raising of issues.
    • Also assisted in PC software upgrade Windows 2000-2007- migrating profiles, backing up data, reinstalling new operating systems, and restoring profiles including all software and peripherals.
    • Technical environment: Windows OS and desktop, and IP Set-ups, on an encrypted Satellite system.
    • Individual training given and received during each site handover/takeover.

     

    April 2011 – November 2012: Paradigm (Contractor)

    • Working in the same role as before with this company.

     

    2008 – July 2011:Royal School of Signals, Dorset (on leave from April 2011)

    • Military satellite 506 engineering.
    • Satellite manager.
    • Tactical voice data radio system (Bowman) management and engineer.
    • Public address systems engineer.
    • Team manager responsible for training and utilisation of Commercial off-the-shelf equipment.
    • Military communications installations manager.

     

    2006 – 2008: 7th Signal Regiment, Germany.

    • Manager for NATO amalgamated equipment.
    • Promina multiplexing systems engineer.
    • Cisco Router management.
    • Avaya (telephone switch) management.
    • Public Service Telephone, Integrated Service Digital and Voice Over Internet Protocol Network engineer.
    • Equipment manager for exercise and testing environments.

     

    2003 – 2006: Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Belgium.

    • NATO secret equipment and network management.
    • Shift manager, for a multinational military team.
    • Initial voice switching network manager and engineer.
    • Acquisition and stores management.
    • Computer networks security officer.

     

    2001 – 2003: 15th Signal Regiment, Northern Ireland.

    • Senior shift supervisor.
    • Network management for a national security system in conjunction with Police Headquarters at New Scotland Yard.

     

    2000 – 2001: 11th Signal Regiment, Dorset.

     

    1998 – 1999: Joint Service Signals Unit (AN), Cyprus.

    • Audio-Video systems engineer.

     

    1993 – 1998: Joint Service Signal Unit, Lincolnshire.

    • Satellite engineer including data capture for Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) working in an international environment.
    • Responsible for ensuring the continuous supply of main and backup power to the equipment.
    • Logistic management for numerous outstation locations.
    • Senior engineer for remote communications installations in Bosnia, under high threat conditions.

     

     

    Qualifications and Training

     

         Satellite & Aerial installation Confederation of Aerial Industries NVQ L2

         Structured Cabling CAT 5e and CAT 6 City & Guilds Level 2

         VSAT 506 Headquarters & Portable Satellite Engineer

         Satellite Communications Manager Military Satellite Manager

         Fibre Optics (Multimode) Fibre installation and testing

         Category 5 Cabling Design and Installation

         Hands on Ethernet (LAN) Design and Installation

         Hands on Troubleshooting (PC) Maintenance and repair

         Matra Marconi (VSAT) Operations and Maintenance

         Rohde & Schwarz (CMT) Operations Training

         Siemens Plessey (VSAT) 2.4m Mini Crest Installation

         Global Knowledge (TCIP) Internetworking

         IVSN Telephone Switch NATO

         PABX Hicom Telephone Switch NATO

         Crypto Custodian NATO

         TASO (PC Security) NATO

         Cisco Routers Cisco Systems

         ECDL Complete Microsoft Office Competency

         Avaya Telephone Switching

         Promina Bandwidth management

         Health & Safety at Work Level 2 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 

         Health & Safety Supervisor Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 

         COSHH Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

         Manual Handling Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 

         Radiation Supervisor Chartered Institute of Environmental Health 

         Food & Hygiene Level 2 Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

         Asbestos Awareness Chartered Institute of Environmental Health

     

     

    Personal Details

     

         Health: Physically fit, non-smoker.

         Licences: A, B, C+E (Drawbar Only) & D1E with no convictions.

     

     

    Hobbies and Interests

     

         Cycling, computing, electronics, keep fit.


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