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Contractor Resume

Pennsauken, NJ

SUMMARY:

  • 17 years, Technician (telecommunication networks and switches)
  • 15 years, Operations Management (Wireless Telecommunications and Fiber Network Operations)
  • 12 years, Senior Project / Program Management

HARDWARE / SOFTWARE / TECHNICAL / COMPUTER:

  • 5ESS
  • ABR
  • AC/DC Power Plant
  • Access Tester
  • Aerial Fiber
  • Alarming
  • ALHS
  • Analog
  • Antennae
  • AP
  • Automatic trunk testing
  • Backups
  • Batteries
  • Bit Compression Multiplexors (BCM)
  • Blueprint Reading
  • CDMA
  • Cell sites
  • Cellular Test Set
  • Channel Access Tester
  • Cisco
  • Communications Service Monitors
  • Communications Analyzers
  • Co - ax cabling
  • DACS
  • Data Communications
  • Datakit
  • Digital
  • DS0 / DS1 / DS3
  • Echo Cancelers
  • ECP
  • Electronic Facilities
  • Emergency Generators
  • FCC testing
  • Feature programming
  • Fiber OC-48 oc-96
  • Frequency Allignment
  • GRI
  • ICAP - Security
  • ICOS - Internal Court Order Surveillance
  • IFR model test sets
  • IP connectivity
  • IVR Access Permissions
  • LAN / WAN
  • Lucent
  • Microwave
  • MS Office
  • OMP
  • Oscilloscopes
  • Phone trials
  • Poles
  • Power Management
  • Provisioning
  • Retunes
  • Remedy Change Management System
  • Routers-switches
  • Site Designs
  • Small Cell
  • Smart-Jacks
  • SMS
  • Spectrum analyzer
  • Strand mapping
  • Switches
  • System Upgrades
  • T-bird/T-com
  • T-carrier Analyzer
  • TNM alarming & decoding
  • Troubleshooting
  • Tellabs
  • Telecommunications (Telco)
  • Text messaging
  • Titian
  • Towers
  • Trunking
  • Unix
  • PSTN Carriers
  • Upgrades
  • Underground Fiber

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Contractor

Confidential, Pennsauken, NJ

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for developing new areas of fiber network, engineering new site routes, strand mapping, pole to pole in local / remote areas of PA, NJ, DE, and MD, resulting in local launch of fiber - tech technology to remote areas and cities to existing network resulting in increase of company revenue
  • Manage funded contracts, including Confidential urgent or security related jobs for strict deadline installations
  • Conduct ~10 (5-150 sites weekly) surveys; review fiber routes, cost analysis, liaise with pole owners (ACE to Bell/utility co-located site providers; aerial/underground); deploy secure fiber optic network / redundancy
  • Perform as-built, inspections ensuring local, state, and federal compliance; manage, ensure QA, installation, and maintenance of electrical and fiber optic network lines, averaging >100s of poles or install projects monthly; document work is completed
  • Manage / supervise crews of 5-15 people including: equipment vendors, technicians, contractors installing poles or electric, power or water, gas, utility employees; interact with township officials for permits / zoning
  • Oversee annual budget of ~$500K; responsible for contracting multiple vendors or equipment and crews to perform work at best cost/quality; responsible for analyzing and identifying ‘re-routes,’ underground, or existing conduits to run fiber optic cable; responsible for determining engineering elevations for fiber to optimize use of shorter length or better signal; QA poles set to specifications and not being over-charged or short-changed by co-location; coordinate with existing conduit (vs. digging new route; underground vs. aerial); resulting in savings of >$100K in three months
  • Responsible for changes in crews, vendors, processes, added liaison meetings to townships and zoning to obtain faster right of way permissions; rewarded crews with breakfast meetings to encourage and sustain urgency and completion deadlines via higher morale and team-building

Fiber Utility Construction Supervisor & Project Manager

Confidential, Akron & Cleveland, OH

Responsibilities:

  • Managed Small Cell Network secure fiber and wireless networks and equipment for ~100 site footprint (city & rural areas) for contracts, initial deployment, and integration; coordinated associated equipment integration, scheduling, installations, and managed placement of telecommunication cells to schools, colleges, libraries and other densely populated areas.
  • Reviewed / analyzed SME telecommunications metrics and job scope, review and re-engineer pole and fiber installation of equipment, cell towers and main telephone switching offices; responsible for initial ‘ground zero’ to completion of licenses, permits, and zoning of outside plant construction (aerial or ground), resulting in placement and installation of large and small cell wireless network and fiber redundant rings (aerial & underground) to cell sites and switches of service provider
  • Managed procurement, delivery, scheduling, and budget for vendors equipment for underground, aerial fiber, and surveys for large telecom providers in the PA, DE and OH area; coordinated crews of 2-3 technicians, 5-15 total in teams (technicians, engineers, and construction managers); schedule repair and/or installations that are site dependent with deadlines; ensure placement of GPS equipment to avoid interference obstacles (power lines, buildings, land masses), resulting in: 5-10 sites, laying ~5-10k feet of fiber (weekly) or 1-2 miles
  • Managed inventory of equipment (valued at ~$5M), including: hardware, fiber, strand for businesses, poles, small cells and cell sites and main telephone switching offices
  • Responsible for Requests for Bids (RFB) competitive pricing estimates and site surveys and selection of crews performing work, including: hardware equipment used in project small cells, procurement of pole / strands, applying for permits / zoning for electrical, traffic, flaggers, safety concerns, insurance riders
  • Reviews project deliverables for accuracy and apprises management of issues effecting project status and offers solution to solve the issues
  • Reported trouble-tickets and escalated resolutions to supervising management and technical repair crew(s); meet weekly with engineers and operations manager ensuring transition of small cell turn-ups, fiber, strand, and pole placements
  • Coordinated with utility Ohio Utility Protection Services (OUPS), engineering, township reps (committees and political representatives) per issuance of permits, revisions, and wording of township policies, as well as legal representatives for public right of way and township codes
  • Directed installation of 100+ cell sites; Rollout Akron - Columbus Ohio Wireless Small Cell network & Aerial and underground fiber network
  • Translates project requirements into project objectives and tasks, managing task assignment to project resources, reporting, and managing project scope (lifecycle)
  • Investigated project vendor and contractor invoices (weekly); uncovered pattern of inconsistencies of missing equipment or shipping, resulting in $1K-$100K in savings in labor, parts, and warranties (>$2K)
  • Enforce quality controls specific to site local, state and federal laws including environmental, health and safety regulations; participate in township meetings and facilitate resolutions to concerns and issues
  • Liaison to legal department for contract agreements and language; develop business presentations for deviations to standard business or legal terminology
  • Supervisor for “Notices, Consent, and Amendments” (contract mods) for projects
  • Supervise applications to NTP on co-location sites for wireless carriers, utility vendors, tower companies, and management companies
  • Coordinate ‘site walks’, A&E site design and other field visits with RF technical engineers, zoning representatives, construction project managers, and A&E department representatives
  • Responsible for the closing of leasing and amendment packages (contract mods)
  • Research, audit, and document planning, zoning codes, regulations related to specific contract sites

Engineer, Sales Product Manager

Confidential, Wayne, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Marketed to businesses and performed evaluations of current plant to actual saving with new LED equipment and return on investment costs.
  • Performed energy audits, light audits, and designed spec testing to comply with Government (ETL) and DOE standards; managed quality assurance (QA) of LED equipment, national and international design
  • Worked with multiple vendors under tight deadlines; using Subject Matter Expertise to supervise multiple work-stream timelines and schedules while managing geographically diverse, cross-functional teams simultaneously within a matrixed organization
  • Managed 2-3 vendors with international clients on regulations, standards in design, specifications of LED components, and quality measured to American standards by learning clients language, testing vendor products to American standards; reviewed blueprints, evaluated and built plans, and negotiated with competitive bidders / builders, as general contractor, to secure best price for clients; researched quality of non-regulated materials to ensure American minimum standards (avoid cheap junk)

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Associate Broker

Confidential, Devon, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Bought, sold and leased multi-million dollar properties and land to individuals, corporations, small business owners in Philadelphia for office and residential space
  • General Contractor, review of blueprints, evaluated and built plans, and negotiated with comparable builders to secure the best price for clients; negotiated zoning, reviewed deeds, priced and evaluated sales; motivated buyers & sellers; refined green properties
  • Quality assured / verified inspections of radon, termites, mold, sewage public & private, water, utilities, and heating & air conditioning for properties
  • Produced multiple trusted suitable financing for properties; cleared title on deeds, closed on settlements, and followed-up with use and occupancy
  • Conducted daily interaction with clients and construction personnel to ensure compliance with client, landlord, jurisdictional, governmental and industry standards

Residential & Commercial Real Estate Associate Broker

Confidential, Wayne, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Same duties as for Fox & Roach Realtors

Main Office Switch Manager

Confidential, Plymouth Meeting, PA

Responsibilities:

  • Managed/supervised 15-25 cell sites engineers, 3 radio frequency (RF) engineers, 2 traffic engineers, 3-4 tower crews, 10-20 network operations control representatives and trained new hires; managed wireless site leasing, zoning, construction, and site modification
  • Managed budget of $50M for cell sites plus an additional budget for switch growth
  • Responsible for outage dependent events 24/7/365
  • Responsible for Verizon’s conversion from copper to fiber in redundant ring for entire region (hilly); deployed trouble tracking and escalation procedures with alarming equipment to increase identification of isolated issues
  • Developed training program for: 1) network operation control center technicians, 2) 10-20 contractor and vendors of equipment, and 3) new hires (orientation), including outage and disaster events
  • Installed, operated, and maintained switching, data communications and peripheral equipment associated with a (Wireless) Mobile Telephone Switching Office (MTSO)
  • Reviewed, analyzed, and selected new technologies tested by new equipment vendors and state of art equipment; resulting in company switch used as a test bed prior to being implemented to region, then nationally, upon selection and approval
  • Responsible for tracking, redundancy issues, developing network layouts and diversity, testing, configuring, administrating, and managing telecommunications systems
  • Supported technical & engineering wireless telecommunications functions of growth networks and switches in Philadelphia region, including systematized software upgrades, rehomes, and re-tunes, antennas, specialty sites, co-located sites, and system performance; maintained procurement of parts and equipment storage, using vendor partners facilities saving thousands monthly
  • Liaison on implementation team to chose sites to upgrade and increase area networks; rep to townships for town meetings (approvals & permits); coordinator for designated wetlands and township service areas; coordinated departments: engineering, marketing, construction, maintenance, implementation, security, research, and corporate management for wireless network switch systems installs
  • Capacity planning of new switch installation in Wilmington, New Castle, DE switch (CDMA.DS1 through Fiber redundant ring);
  • Increased operational efficiencies 100% and reduced system outages and alarm reaction time through leadership, mentoring, and coaching of a team of technicians (5-10), engineers (2-3), and network administrators (2)
  • Evaluated implementation issues, determined future sites, executed product rollouts, and provided timely reporting as the regional switch-lead on implementation team
  • Managed cell engineers, cell technicians, DS0, DS1 through Fiber OC-48, 96,144 plus, microwave end-to-end testing, troubleshooting, and emergency response initiatives as SME POC for escalation of recovery process; director of resources to outage/disaster; direct and manage traffic to other resources or sites to alleviate outages or traffic congestion until resolved; follow-up with installation or allocate additional equipment to site for coverage

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