CV: Project Manager - Comm Engineer


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 Date Submitted:23-12-2013
 Last Modified:24-12-2013 (10:26)
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 Current job:Project Manager - Comm Engineer
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 KeywordsTechnical, field engineering and management, installations, operations, maintenance, repair, fielding and deployment.

Telecommunications Specialist with Extensive International Experience

A HIGHLY MOTIVATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS EXPERT of proven ability, with over 30 years of experience (including remote locations such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Asia, Antarctica, Micronesia & the Balkans), who has developed:

• Managerial and Project Leadership expertise – VBSS Green Belt;
• Practical skills as a Manager, Technical Supervisor, Engineer, and Instructor;
• Planning, organizing and coordinating experience;
• Administrative proficiency, advanced computer applications skills;
• Excellent communication skills (verbal and written);
• Outstanding technical skills in several disciplines.

• Strong operations-oriented leadership and technical background.
• Adept at delivering excellence in all areas of job performance.
• Thorough technical knowledge of Satellite, Microwave, UHF/VHF, Fiber Optic (SONET), Telephony and Internet applications.

• Systems Engineer/Project Manager - USA            2012-Present
• Sr. Project Support Engineer - Afghanistan            2010-2012
• DVB-RCS Field Service and Installations - Afghanistan        2008-2010
• Satellite Engineering and Installations - Iraq/ Afghanistan     2006-2008
• Project Leader / Site Manager - Qatar             2003-2005
• Satellite Communications Supervisor - Qatar             2002-2003
• Network Operations Specialist - USA                 2001-2002
• Site Manager/ Satellite Communications Technician - KSA     1999-2000
• Network Operations Specialist - USA                 1998-1999
• Senior Communications Technician - Antarctica         1996-1997
• Senior Communications Technician - Balkans             1995-1996
• Section Supervisor - Marshall Islands             1992-1995
• Senior Maintenance Technician - Marshall Islands         1990-1992
• Instructor – US Army USA                     1988-1989
• Shift Supervisor / Technician – US Army Japan         1986-1988
• Telecommunications Specialist - US Army             1982-1986


• Value-Based Six Sigma (VBSS) Green Belt

• Bachelor of Science in Business Management (Dean’s List)


Project Manager/Comm Systems Engineer – USA             2012 to Present
• Providing ISR telecom support for OCONUS projects and personnel.
• Developing new ISR systems for fixed and mobile applications.
• Consult with Program Management Offices to define requirements.
• Coordinate project tasks between CONUS and OCONUS groups.

Senior Project Support Engineer – Afghanistan             2010 to 2012
• Provided ISR telecom support for multiple projects/aerial sensors.
• Developed ISR-MAN infrastructure connectivity for multi-sensor PED Convergence.
• Consulted with multiple agencies in developing Reachback PED solution.
• Trained military and civilian technicians in operations and maintenance of telecom systems.

DVB-RCS Field Service Engineer - Afghanistan            2008 to 2010
• Provided installation and repair for full motion video systems via satellite from UAVs and manned surveillance aircraft.
• Supported CJTF, JIOC, CJSOTF, USMC and SOCOM customers throughout AFG.
• Maintained configuration maintenance data for baseband and satellite services.
• Coordinated with multiple support elements in SWA, EUR, and CONUS.
• Completed WGS Ka-band upgrade for over 30 sites.

DATAPATH, INC (now ROCKWELL COLLINS) – Iraq / Afghanistan     2006 to 2008
JNN Satellite Communications Engineer / Installations
• Led 5 satellite technicians in support of JNN systems in Afghanistan.
• Implemented and sustain FDMA/TDMA network in support of CJTF-76/82
• Developed operational, maintenance and troubleshooting procedures.
• Assisted in troubleshooting and repair of JNN and “fly-away” systems.
• Installed complete systems and equipment upgrades on DKETs.

ITT SYSTEMS DIVISION – Qatar/Iraq                2002 to 2005
Assistant Site Manager – Camp Victory, Iraq - TAC-SWA Project
• Managed 140 technical contractors in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
• Coordinated technical projects within the local military unit.
• Initiated multiple employee reward/promotion programs.
• Technical liaison for Central Iraq Microwave System – ATM over SONET OC-3.

Project Leader – Al Udeid AB, Qatar - LogWorld and CTSS Projects
• Led 65 technical contractors on two communications projects.
• Coordinated project support throughout Southwest Asia for 130 personnel.
• Provided broad spectrum of communications services and support.
• Developed and implemented policies and administrative procedures.
• Deployed technicians and equipment throughout the region.
• Awarded “Air Force 2003 Best Small Communications Squadron”.

Supervisor – Al Udeid AB, Qatar - AN/GSC-39D Satellite Terminal (STEP)
• Initiated operations on the newly-installed satellite facility.
• Recruited initial team of technicians, assisted with personnel deployment.
• Developed technical and administrative policies.
• Coordinated initial testing and evaluations with CENTAF and DISA.
• Created local records database for historical archive.

SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS – New Jersey                2000 to 2002
Network Operations Specialist – International Broadband Activations Center
• Configured international circuits up to OC-192 (10 GB/s) level.
• Utilized Alcatel, NEC, Tellabs and Ciena CoreDirector systems.
• Coordinated services with international customers and technicians.
• Directed activation, maintenance and troubleshooting activities.
• Updated local records database for activation history.

ITT FEDERAL SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL – Saudi Arabia        1999 to 2000
Site Manager – Promoted from previous position
Supported Joint Forces in SW Asia (HT/MT Restoral Terminal).
• Managed 7 technicians in SatCom Operation & Maintenance.
• COMSEC Responsible Officer / equipment custodian for site assets.
• Interviewed, recruited and trained incoming technical personnel.
• Directed maintenance and troubleshooting activities.
• Developed new projects and improved technical procedures.
• Coordinated with the Project Manager and supporting military units.

Senior Satellite Communications Technician
• Maintained satellite terminal equipment at Prince Sultan Air Base.
• Augmented site training program; acted as Maintenance Coordinator.
• Awarded ‘ITT President’s Award’ for outstanding customer service.
• Promina / Integrated Digital Network Exchange (IDNX), DSCS FDMA
• Subsystem (DFCS), multiplexers, PSK and fiber optic modems, encryption devices, frequency converters, amplifiers, tracking system.

SPRINT COMMUNICATIONS – New Jersey                1998 to 1999
Network Operations Specialist – International Maintenance Control Center
• Maintained worldwide satellite and fiber optic network.
• Monitored communications (SONET, PDH, SDH) via multiple surveillance platforms.
• Performed troubleshooting of network equipment (DACS, SONET Rings) and surveillance systems (SONET Transmission Manager).
• Processed scheduled and unscheduled maintenance tickets.

ANTARCTIC SUPPORT ASSOCIATES – McMurdo Station, Antarctica    1996 to 1997
Senior Communications Technician
• Designed, installed, operated and maintained communication systems supporting the National Science Foundation and NASA.
• Operated and controlled remote systems via PLC and SCADA.
• Provided regional tracking coverage of NOAA & NASA Satellites
• Maintained satellite up/down links, satellite tracking and data handling systems, T1 microwave links, programmable radiotelephone systems.

DARLINGTON INCORPORATED – Balkan Region / Southeast Europe    1995 to 1996
Communications Technician
• Assigned to the Balkan Region of Eastern Europe to design, install and maintain UHF/VHF radio networks in six countries for three international diplomatic, security and customs missions.
• Maintained networks of Motorola radios and repeaters, INMARSAT terminals, Standard-A & Standard-M Briefcase Satellite Telephones, Standard-C Capsat units.

RAYTHEON RANGE SYSTEMS ENGINEERING – Marshall Islands        1990 to 1995
Section Leader – Promoted from previous position
• Supervised a team of technicians in all aspects of operations & maintenance of a SatCom station for the Western Test Range.
• Planned terminal upgrade projects and designed detailed database.
• Awarded ‘1995 DISA Pacific Region Satellite Station of the Year’.

Senior / Principal Maintenance Technician
• Designed and installed terminal modifications.
• Developed calibration cycle database.
• Directed technicians in maintenance and operations.
• Upgraded preventive maintenance program.

US ARMY – CONUS and Okinawa, Japan                1986 to 1989
Satellite Communications Supervisor/Technician/Instructor
• Conducted training in operations & maintenance of tactical satellite communications terminals in various stateside locations.
• Prepared programs of instruction and lesson plans.
• Supervised operation of SatCom terminal (AN/MSC-46).
• Operated and maintained terminal equipment from baseband through antenna tracking system.


L-3 Red Eagle/KG-245X Certification                2012
CompTIA Security + Certification                 2012
WAVE Certified Integration Engineer                 2011
N.E.T. IDNX / Promina Operations & Maintenance Courses         2000
Defense SatCom FDMA Control Sub-System (DFCS)             1991
Advanced Electronic Techniques Course                 1988
CECOM Instructor Training Course                 1988
Tactical Satellite Communications Terminal Course         1988
Digital Techniques Course                     1987
SatCom Ground Station Equipment Repair Course             1986
Tactical Telecommunications Center Operator             1983

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