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 Date Submitted:24-08-2011
 Last Modified:24-08-2011 (12:32)
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 Current job:Spectrum Manager
 Employment Term:Either
 Job location:Europe only
 Date available:immediately
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 KeywordsSpectrum Management, Radio Regulatory, CEPT, ITU, love for radio, affinity for space, considerable and traceable experience, significant international expertise, results oriented, team player
CV

Spectrum Manager


TARGET

A spectrum management, radio regulatory (eventually telecommunications) senior position, for a permanent or a temporary (minimum 2 years) contract in Europe (with a preference for The Netherlands or neighbourhood countries).

 

SPECIALTIES

Spectrum management, ITU Radio Regulations, space services, radio technologies and applications, spectrum compatibility/sharing assessments, spectrum policy, scientific use of the radio spectrum.

 

EDUCATION/TRAINING

·      Master degree in RF/microwave engineering, 1994;

·      ESRI “ArcGIS Desktop/ArcInfo ” (digital maps);

·      ATDI “ICS Map Server” and “ICS Telecom” (spectrum management);

·      ITU-R World Radiocommunications Seminar, ITU Geneva;

·      CEPT Class 1 (F) HAREC.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

·      Unemployed, 1st Sep. 2010 - present

 

Position within European organization

·      Frequency manager, 1st Sep. 2005 – 1st Sep. 2010, European Science Foundation’s Committee on Radio Astronomy Frequencies (CRAF, www.craf.eu). Employed by Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO) on behalf of ESF and hosted by ASTRON/JIVE, in Dwingeloo - The Netherlands. In this position I have:

- coordinated all spectrum related activities at European level for the frequency bands used by radioastronomy and space sciences;

- represented the interests of the scientific community from 20 countries in the international fora where the spectrum issues are being discussed;

- advised CRAF on its policy and strategy regarding the protection of the spectrum used by the Radio Astronomy Service, Space Sciences and other passive applications in Europe;

- performed various sharing and compatibility studies between radioastronomy and other radio services or applications;

- acted as the official CRAF point of contact with member countries, ITU, CEPT, EU, NATO-ARFA, ETSI, industry, academia and other parties;

- represented CRAF to various international meetings, wrote reports, documentation, position papers or other contributions on various issues related to spectrum;

- acted as ITU Designated Focal Point;

- maintained the CRAF web-site (www.craf.eu), a recognized spectrum management resource.

Positions within Romanian administration (ex. General Inspectorate of Communications and Information Technology, now National Authority for Management and Regulation in Communications of Romania - ANCOM, www.ancom.org.ro):

·      Spectrum senior expert, Sep.2003 – Aug. 2005, Bucharest Office.

Developed the working procedures within the (newly established) National Spectrum Management System (NSMS), coordinated and made proposals for the monitoring/coordination activities, supervision of some technical compatibility studies performed.

·      Head of Broadcasting Division, Sep.2001 – Sep. 2003.

  Coordinated a team up to 13 people handling all activities (planning, authorisation, cross-border coordination, registration, pricing, etc) related to cable (~3000 operators) and radio/television broadcasting (FM, AM, TDAB, DVBT) networks (~300 operators).

  Also, performed various activities towards harmonization with EU legislation, prepared various contributions for: the Romanian Secondary Legislation, CEPT MA-02 and RRC-04/06, some CEPT working groups, etc;

·      Spectrum engineering expert, Sep.2000- Sep. 2001, National Spectrum Monitoring Centre.

          Performed spectrum engineering, monitoring and planning activities;

·      Quality and additional acquisitions manager, Sep.2000 - Sep. 2001, the Project Management Unit for National Spectrum Management System (30+ millions US$, a Romanian + World Bank project). Developed the test and acceptance procedures of the software packages and the equipments, as components of the NSMS;

·      Frequency management expert,Sep.1999 – Sep. 2000, Fixed Service Frequency Management Division. Performed frequency management activities related (sequentially) to Amateur Service, Satellites, Fixed and Mobile Service.

 

International meeting experience (~130 days/year):

- CEPT: ECC, WG-Frequency Management, WG-Spectrum Engineering, WG-Radio Regulatory/Regulatory  Affairs, (J)WG/Com-ITU, CEPT Assembly, TG3 and FM47(UWB), Short Range Devices/MG, SE19 (Fixed Service), SE21 (unwanted emissions), SE24(SRD), SE40 (satellites), CPG, CPG project teams;

- ITU-R: SG7/WP-7D–Science Services, TG1/8 (UWB), TG1/9, SG1/WP-1A)- Spectrum Management, CPM-07, WRC-07 (in the delegation of The Netherlands);

- European Commission (e.g. ISDG-B4 – spectrum policy, DGR-B3 - research);

- European Science Foundation.

 

Other positions:

·      RF engineer (1997), Radio electronics course teacher (1995-1999), Editor (1995), Antennas design engineer (1994-1995), R&D RF engineer (1994), Radiotelegraphy instructor (1987–1994).

 

INTERESTS

Radio, space, satellites, radio technologies, wireless applications, very weak signals reception techniques, mitigation technics, interference management, science.

 

COMPETENCES

Problem solving and results oriented, fast learner, pragmatic and enthusiastic, strong communication and interpersonal skills, strong analytical skills, leadership skills and team player, used to work alone or within a team, able to establish priorities and to meet deadlines;

 

COMPUTER SKILLS

- Operating systems (usage and administration): DOS, Windows, Linux;

- Office suites: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Front Page), Open Office (Word Processor, Spreadsheet, Presentation);

- SEAMCAT, EFIS, ITU-R software;

- Web site design and maintenance/programming (HTML, CSS, PERL, PHP, FTP); served 5 years as webmaster for www.craf.eu;

- Database software: dbase 4, FoxPro, Oracle;

- Various other software applications for Windows or Linux operating systems.

 

SPOKEN LANGUAGES

- Dutch: intermediate level (completed  Nederlands als Tweede Taal(NT2) voor hoogopgeleide anderstaligencourse at Rijksuniversiteit Groningen NL);

- English: read/write/speak – very well (full professional proficiency);

- French: read/write – well, speaks – fair (if necessary fluent in short period of time);

- Romanian: native.

 

OTHERS        

- Enjoy humour, cycling, mountaineering.

- Active amateur radio since 1982 (Romanian and Dutch call-signs);

     - Member of various societies, clubs, etc.

 

REFERENCES

     A list can be provided upon request.


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