MARIO AVILA, PMP/RCDD
Background includes experience as a IT/Telecom Project Management and Structured Cable Engineering, overseeing the engineering/design, project integration and planning, technical technology construction management, quality control and quality assurance management, administration management, operations management, risk management, installation/repair supervision, construction management , commissioning and compliance reviews for Inside and Outside Cable Systems (ISP/OSP), Telecom Equipment Installation, CCTV and Wireless Systems.
I have over 20 years experience and knowledge in business development, planning, directing the contracting installation activities of telecommunications and network equipment related to telecom systems, voice, data, paging and cctv systems, and data centre’s, coordination activities with IT departments where I provided administrative and design support to Building Owners, IT Directors, Construction Managers, Architects in the Commercial Enterprise and Government sector.
• University of Houston, Electronic/Industrial Technology
• BS-Telecommunications Engineering (Distant Learning)
• University of Texas (Executive Community MBA Program)
BICSI Certified RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer)
BICSI Certified TPM (Telecommunications Project Manager)
PMP (Project Management Professional)
U.S. Coast Guard: Honorable Discharge, Port Safety/Port Security Boarding Officer, Search & Rescue Duties, Fire Fighter Training.
INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS, MEMBERSHIPS
Project Management Institute (PMI)
Building Industry Consultant Services International (BICSI)
Association of Cable Professionals
Society of Telecommunication Cable Engineers
Telecommunications Project Management Association (TPMA)
U. S GOVERNMENT CLEARANCE
Mission 1st Group- (DCS SWA Government Contract)
2008-2010: IT Project Manager/RCDD
Just completed working in Afghanistan, Kuwait, and Dubai, as IT Project Manager/Telecom engineer on Military installations with I3MP/Tempest (Red/Black) design requirements. Conducted design surveys and prepare plans for specifications requirements for Data Center, Telecom Rooms, and ISP/OSP structured cable requirements for I3MP/Tempest that include NIPR, SIPR and Centrex telephone lines. Prepared preliminary and long-range plans, estimates, and budgets. Prepared and reviewed detailed final construction plans, specifications, special conditions, contract agreements, term & conditions, and special instructions
Reviewed final plans, specifications, special conditions agreements and coordinated inspections of the contractors and work performed by crews. Worked with DCS-SWA staff to develop cost effective solutions that meet ISP/OSP operational requirements. Wrote EIA/TIA engineering reports for Government and end user.
Coordinated with the Army Corp. of Engineers on cable design requirements for military specifications, coordinating with installation contractors during project initiation, execution, controlling and project closing. Conducted project surveys and wrote reports on assigned projects. Worked closely with vendors and contractors to ensure that equipment procured and installed met Government requirements and specifications Conducted QA/QC inspections on telecom projects that included reviewed final plans, specifications, special conditions agreements and coordinated inspections of the contractors and work performed by crews
Stratos Global Engineering Integration Services (EIS division). 2006 - 2008
Telecom Project Manager/Structured Cable Systems Engineer (RCDD).
Involved as a project manager and team member in supporting the design and installation activities for telecommunication equipment for International and National Oil, and Gas projects for mission critical telecommunication systems, video systems and security systems that required Copper/ Fiber Structured Cable Systems for inside and outside cable installations. These projects included PA/GA alarm systems, CCTV and CATV Systems, PABX/VoIP Systems and Data Center design/build. Conducted Business Development for new customers in the Oil & Gas Industry introducing Stratos products and services.
Assisted in designing technical facilities (e.g., Security Command and Control centers, Communication centers, Operations centers, and Computer data centers) and other telecom related projects (MDF/IDF design/build). I was responsible for project management activities for cable infrastructure, communication systems, security systems, and Wireless projects. This included the following:
Experience project management skills using the PMI PMBOK Mythology,
Knowledge of ANSI/EIA/TIA standards for building infrastructure and marine industry telecommunication requirements, NEC Code covering Telecom, OSHA Safety Job Site Requirements, Managed the installation PA/GA systems CATV Systems, and CCTV security systems., Managed the installation of Intrusion Detections systems,
Interfaced with multiple disciplines (electrical, architectural, interiors, etc.),
Worked on multiple projects; interact with other design team members, and clients,
Led design activities including estimate, drawing & specification preparations,
Involved in proposal evaluation and installation commissioning, Reviewed and approved shop submittals, managed cost, schedule, and quality processes, Managed sub-contractors,
Involved in field directives, and field change requests, Performed quality inspections and quality assurance projects.
INTELESERV INC. Telecom Project Manager- 1986 - 2006
Technical Construction Project Manager for Data Center, Telecom Equipment Rooms with Structured Cable Design and Installation, Network Cable /Building Automation Systems, Data Centers, Tele/Data & PBX Installation and Repair, IT Project Management, Provide project management for data infrastructure projects by coordinating and facilitating the installation of cabling infrastructure at new and renovated buildings and campuses. Coordinate customer entities and sub-contractors. Perform site survey and participate in pre-construction meetings. Maintain and promote clear communication for smooth transition from the construction phase to an operational facility. Update progress reports related to cable and electronics deployment and consequently status customer. Travel to various customer sites to attend construction and facilities meetings, site surveys, and perform quality assurance surveys. Gather accurate site and network information in preparation of network design. Obtain and review bill of materials. Also resolve cabling infrastructure help desk generated tickets. Knowledge of BICSI theories, principles, and practices.
Conducted Business Development for the company by identifying contracting opportunities, preparing sales presentations, offered pre-sales and post sales customer support based on customer requirements, confirmed delivery of telecommunication products including interconnect telephony systems, Structured Cable Products, CCTV, Paging for City, State, Education, Oil Industry, and Hospital clients.
Southwestern Bell (AT&T) - 1976 - 1986
• Responsible for installation and repair crews where I managing quality, production, safety and enforced other company requirements.
• Managed Installation and repair telephone crews.
• Conducted job surveys and customer service meeting.
• Provided estimates and SOW of job cost to upper management.
• Managed project schedule, cost, and closing documentation.
• Sub-contractor coordination for Telephone Systems and Cable installations.
• Participated in Software planning and programming for PBX’s and Key Systems.
Conducted PBX and Key Telephone System installations
Conducted job surveys and coordinated with customers
Special Circuits Installer (T1 Special Circuits)
Conducted installation and repair of special circuits
BICSI Certified RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) for Structured Cable Systems (SCS), Fiber Optics, Wireless, CATV, (OSP) Outside Plant, Paging Systems.
BICSI Certified TPM- Telecommunications Project Manager
BICSI LAN Training (LAN Specialist)
AT&T Management Training (Southwestern Bell)
AT&T (Southwestern Bell Installation Training)
AT&T (Southwestern Bell Job Safety Training)
AT&T (Southwestern Bell Transmission Training for T1 & Special Circuits)
AT&T PBX Training (Southwestern Bell)
AT&T Horizon Phone System Training (Southwestern Bell)
Valcom Paging Certification
Siecor Fiber Design and Installation Certification
Systimax Design Engineer Certification
Systimax Wireless Design Engineer Certification
Lucent OSP Engineer (Outside Plant)
Systimax Cat 6 Trainer
Nortel Meridian Option 11 Certified
Nortel Norstar Certified
Nortel Norstar Voice Mail Certified
3COM VoIP Training
Phillips Security Cameras Training
CH2MHill Project Management Training
Architectural & Engineering Management Training (Turner Construction Training)
AGC Construction Management Training
Houston Community College-Technologico de Monterrey “International Business” Continuing Ed.
Ortronics Certified Installer
Ortronics Certified Project Manager
AutoCad LT 2008
Panduit Certified Installer
Leviton Certified Installer
Leviton Fiber Certified Installer
Axis Network Video Camera Training
Gai-Tronics PA/GA Training Industrial Paging Systems
Data Center Training (ANSI/TIA 942) ADC
Project Management Professional Training (PMI)
Dept. Of Defense IT Training
I3MP/Tempest Military Design Standards Training
ISO 9001-2008 Quality Standards (Current Training)
ITIL (Current Training)
CWTS (Certified Wireless Technical Specialist) Training