CV: Projects Manager - Regional / Middle East

 


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 Date Submitted:24-01-2012
 Last Modified:24-01-2012 (04:58)
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 Current job:Projects Manager - Regional / Middle East
 Employment Term:Permanent
 Job location:Anywhere
 Date available:within a month
 Industry:Satellite Manufacturers and Subcontractors, Satellite Operators, , , Business Services, Consulting/Engineering Services
 Keywords15+ Experienced Telecom Engineer Skills: Strategic Planning, Project Management, Telecom Operations Management, Business Development, Business Analysis, Product Planning, sales presentations, public speaking, Leadership, Team Building, Interpersonal /
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Driven by enthusiasm, responsibility and challenges

Like most engineers I enjoy probing technical challenges. I also seek a growing responsibility in an IT or telecommunication environment conducive to promoting knowledge, skills and creativity. I would like my abilities to be channeled towards adding more value to my team and my company. I am equally at ease in providing technical support, hands-on solutions or direct sales.


 

CAREER OBJECTIVE

 

Experienced leader and skillful Global Operation Manager / Projects Manager / Engineer with 15+ years of exceptional track record in mastering high-end Telecom/SatCom projects pertaining to the design and implementation, as well as cross competencies in marketing, business development and client relationship management, seeking a challenging position with a growth oriented organization to contribute accrued skills in formulating organizational objectives and charting a mutually beneficial growth path.


SKILLS

 

  • Strategic Planning, Project Management, Telecom Operations Management, Business Development.
  • Business Analysis, Sales Support & Marketing, Product Planning, Client Relationship Management.
  • Abilities for sales presentations and public speaking.
  • Leadership, Team Building, Motivation, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Presentation Skills.
  • Analytical Skills, Ability To Work Under Pressure, Decision Making & Problem Solving Skills.
  • Quality Assurance, Project Cost controller, Risk Management, Contractual Negotiations.
  • Staff Management, Resource Planning, Report Generation, Vendor/Supplier Relationship Management.
  • Procurement, Supply Chain Management, Logistics, Project Planning & Scheduling.
  • Support of Finance Team during Contract negotiations to insure Customer Payments and Cash Flow.
  • Strong background of  SatCom products, Services and SLAs (Uplink Earth Stations, Broadcast Components, VSAT).  
  • Assist in developing new services and product offerings.
  • Support of handling of different Marketing campaigns and fairs.
  • Voice/Data Configuration & Operation, Digital Communication Systems, Digital Signal Processing.
  • Projects Management/Controlling Using SAP (ERP), MS Office Applications & Internet Usage.
  • Being comfortable to work in a multi national and multi cultural team.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

Projects Manager - Global Operations & Middle East Region             September 2006 - Present

ND SatCom (by ASTRIUM an EADS Company) (formerly an SES ASTRA company)

Abu Dhabi, UAE

Highlights:

  • Led major projects pertaining to development of Fixed & Mobile Earth Stations (Uplinks; Satellite News Gathering systems (SNG) & Flyaway systems) to ensure unrivaled video quality/reliability for satellite and point-to-point transmission.
  • Successfully increased ROI on projects by 4-3 % through Risk assessment techniques and efficient implementation of SAP ERP system for monitoring project cost as well as initiating several cost control initiatives for the assigned projects.
  • Ensures all projects follow ISO standardizations.
  • Directed and managed major satellite telecom projects pertaining to data/voice/internet infrastructure satellite telecom, satellite TV broadcasting up links/ground stations and satellite news gathering mobile units.
  • Managing defense/ Infrastructure Projects – Middle East.
  • Satellite Space Segment Acquisition from different operators as well as finalize all related engineering issues “Transmission plane; Earth Station registration, Link Budget Calculations, Space Segment Utilization and Managed Services).  

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing projects for EMEA region at all phases of project lifecycle (i.e. initiation, integration and implementation) in line with organizational policies/procedures. Monitoring supply chain/logistics operations to ascertain timely execution of projects.
  • Analyzing project inception plan and creating a schematic layout in view of key quantifiable parameters encompassing - estimation of takeoff costs, reviewed project constructability, scopes of work, sub-contracting requirements, project profitability and scheduling.
  • Overseeing financial functions of the projects in accordance with relevant rules/procedures, ensuring proper financial management of project funds, appropriate resource utilization, including prompt accountability of funds/reporting by various.

Operations/Technical Manager                       August 1997 - August 2006

ALKAN Telecom, Cairo, Egypt

The company is a Egyptian market leader in Satellite Telecom based solutions.

Joined the company as Junior Engineer and worked up the hierarchy to the position of Operations/Technical Manager.

 

Designation Chronology:

  • May 2001 - Aug 2006: Operations/Technical Manager (SATCOM Business Unit)
  • April 2000 - May 2001: VSAT Team Leader
  • August 1997 - April 2000: Junior Engineer

Highlights:

  • Efficiently managed major telecom system implementation projects for key clients across banking, telemedicine, oil/gas, telecom, defence and tourism industry.

Key Responsibilities as Operations/Technical Manager (May 2001 - Aug 2006):

  • Conceptualized turnkey telecom solutions as per organizational requirements, analyzed associated technical complexities/specifications and managed the execution of telecommunication projects within the scheduled deadline.
  • Analyzed project requirements and accordingly placed purchase orders for material, tools and test equipments, issued invoices and inspected incoming materials/equipments to ascertain compliance with contract specifications.
  • Oversaw major issues pertaining to installation and commissioning of VSAT stations. Determined project scope, managed staff, contractors, tools and equipment to ensure timely execution of assigned projects.
  • Devised annual testing plans, conducted onsite tests (line up, BERT, and power/Bandwidth measurements using spectrum analyzer) to ascertain compliance with client specifications.
  • Coordinated with vendors to stay updated on latest technological advancements in telecommunications industry and utilized the potentials of the same to respond to the distinctive/special needs of the clients.
  • Supervised overall activities of installation and 14 engineers/technicians provided requisite training and conducted periodic performance reviews to deliver projects on time and within budgetary constraints.

 

Key Responsibilities as VSAT Team Leader & Junior Engineer (August 1997 - May 2001):

  • Served as a RF/Systems Engineer to support implementation and execution of various markets/customers applications, whilst ensuring adherence to organizational standards.
  • Assisted in layout and design of telecommunications systems for new/ renovated facilities to include development/preparation of specifications, installation guidelines and cost evaluations.
  • Proved technical support for installation and testing of VSAT and satellites systems as per established specifications and contractual obligations. Administered operations and management of the same for efficient performance.
  • Researched and analyzed prevalent technological constraints and available technical options, to create high-end telecommunication solutions for the clients.
  • Coordinated with various field units for providing timely and quality services to customers to achieve short-term/long-term business objectives of the company.

Previous Professional Experience:

 

1996 - 1997: Computek, Network Installation Engineer.


EDUCATION

 

University of Phoenix, AZ, United States                                                                                                       April 2013

MBA in Global Management (Pursuing)

 

Higher Technological Institute, Egypt                                                                                                           May 1996

Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Computer Engineering

 

Core Modules Studied:

§  Communication Systems

§  Digital Communication Systems

§  Digital Signal Processing

§  Antenna & Wave Propagation

§  Electromagnetic Fields

§  Microwave, Optical Fibers

§  Satellite Communications

§  Digital Control Systems

 

Other Trainings / workshops:

  • Professional PMI Training, Dornier Consulting GmbH, Germany, September – November 2011
  • PMP Training - AMIDEST, UAE, 2008
  • Operations Excellence Program - ND SatCom, 2007
  • SkyWAN Engineering & Design - ND SatCom, Germany, 2006
  • SAP ERP Project Management - ND SatCom, Germany, 2006
  • Mini MBA in RITI - Egypt, 2005
  • Networking & LAN/WAN Connectivity Training Courses - IBM, Cairo, June 1999
  • Interconnection & Multi-Protocol Analysis - IBM, Cairo, June 1999
  • Telephony Earth Stations - Hughes Network Systems, U.S.A December 1998

 


PERSONAL INFORMATION

 

Nationality                     : Egyptian

Residence Location       : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates "Available to Relocate”

Marital Status                : Married

Languages Known         : English (Fluent), Arabic (native language) & German (starter)


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