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Project Manager

Leander, Texas, 78641, United States
May 31, 2017

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Austin, Texas

512-***-**** ●


Highly motivated, self-directed, detail-oriented, and results-driven Project Manager, with proven time management, organizational, and analytical skills, and high commitment to achieving goals and plans. Known for exhibiting a high energy level and the ability to work in a fast paced, ambiguous environment. Single point of accountability for the successful planning, execution, and closeout of projects accomplished through managing all aspects including scope, schedule, cost, safety, and quality. Flexible and adaptable to new industries/fields with the ability to learn new systems and technology. Possess detailed knowledge of project management fundamentals and construction processes, and familiarity with communication engineering theories and principles. Equally successful on self- managed projects or in a team environment. Articulate and influential, with superior writing and communication abilities - proficient at composing basic and complex technical documents, formal letters, invoices, and purchase orders. Proven success in developing and maintaining internal and external relationships while effectively navigating organizational barriers. Excellent follow up. Possess working knowledge of techniques needed to lead and influence. Accomplished at collaborating with clientele to gather requirements, plan projects, and resolve issues, while ensuring adherence to time and budget constraints. Thoroughly knowledgeable of contractual compliance reporting requirements, with demonstrated proficiency in cost analysis, risk assessment, and planning for various technical projects. Able to read and interpret construction documents. Possess working knowledge of personal computers and software applications with MS Office application proficiency, including MS Project scheduling software, and the ability to learn new computer programs and database tools. Project Management ● Vendor Management ● Customer Satisfaction & Retention ● Change Management Cost Analysis ● Budgeting ● Scheduling ● Risk Management Negotiating ● Decision Making ● Project Accounting Practices and Financial Systems Federal Government Contract Processes / FAR ● Contractual Compliance / Reporting Deployments / Upgrades ● Secret Security Clearance PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

AT&T MOBILITY ● 7/2012 - 12/2016

Technical Project Manager, Mobility Solutions Services Provided critical leadership to large cross-functional post-sale mobility solutions ensuring complete customer satisfaction. Working with key stakeholders, directed and managed concurrent, large mobile enterprise software deployments valued up to $10 million for Fortune 500 companies, which included mobile device application configuration, QA testing, deployment (domestic and international), inventory management, and procurement in support of mobility enterprise software solutions for tablets and smart phones. Daily interaction with customers and internal technical team. Successfully nurtured and managed client and sales team relationships and kept company management informed of project status and issues. Used standard project management practices to ensure timely and cost-effective implementations. Performed the primary role of single point of contact for the customer and project team during deployment. Utilized all phases of the Project Management body of knowledge and be responsible for project plan development, scope of work development, communications plans, risk assessment and mitigation planning, budget development and control, issue management, contract management and project closeout. Communicated openly and executed programs by building alignment across functional organizations for successful implementation. Coordinated efforts of all groups during project implementation. Scheduled development, monitoring and change control. Tracked, supported and reported on completion of major milestones and tasks. Resolved conflict and issues as they arose in an expedient manner and follow though to complete resolution and customer satisfaction. Created and executed implementation plans to achieve desired customer results. Managed budgets, and directed scheduling, deployment and reporting of project status. Conducted effective project meetings (project kickoff, status meetings, progress reviews, etc.) both in person and through teleconferences. Prepared project documentation.


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EYAK TECHNOLOGY, LLC, Dulles, Virginia ● 02/2007 - 12/2011 Project Manager, Communications

Planned, organized, scheduled and executed large projects valued from $1 million to $5 million for government federal agencies, including Army, Navy, DHS, FAA, and USFS, in both CONUS and OCONUS locations. Managed turnkey projects that included system planning, RF propagation studies, systems engineering, system and site design, site preparation, equipment staging, installation, coordination of backhaul connectivity, optimization, Acceptance and Test Procedures (ATP), start-up, warranty, and maintenance services for communication infrastructure, including land mobile radio (LMR), tactical radio, and point-to-point and backhaul solutions. Planned, prepared and managed budgets, and directed scheduling, deployment and reporting of project status. Conducted feasibility visits to assess prospective telecommunications sites and developed appropriate plans and/or mitigation strategies. Oversaw architects, engineers and other consultants in the planning, design and implementation of projects in accordance with project requirements. Prepared RFPs, SOWs, and proposals; evaluated quotes; negotiated terms; and managed customer and vendor terms and conditions. Procured, staged, and managed logistics for equipment, and provided oversight to contract personnel performing pre-construction and construction activities. Conducted effective project meetings (project kickoff, status meetings, progress reviews, etc.) both in person and through teleconferences. Prepared project documentation including scope and business requirement gathering and documentation, status reports, issue logs, risk identification and mitigation, and development of project schedules/plans. Maintained and enforced contractual obligations with clients and vendors, and ensured compliance with customer requirements. Approved vendor invoices, ensuring accurate and timely issuance and payment; maintained effective financial controls to ensure project profitability and expected cash flow; and prepared accurate project financial reports. Managed client relationships and kept company management informed of project status and issues.


• Led deployment and successful implementation of two mission critical off-grid land mobile radio sites for U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Sites were located in remote area in northern Maine on two mountaintops with only helicopter access and required solar and wind systems. Extreme weather conditions and complex logistics distinguished this project from a typical radio site deployment.

• Led a proposal effort which resulted in a $3 billion prime contract on the Department of Homeland Security Tactical Communications Equipment and Services Program.

• Instrumental in troubleshooting Army Depot’s RFID system integration and proving that system was failing due to aging computer server that did not integrate with new software. Saved time and money by eliminating need to install additional equipment.

• Successfully managed numerous telecommunication projects for U.S. Air Force, establishing and developing a positive customer relationship, leading to additional lucrative contracts. T-MOBILE USA, INC., Austin, Texas ● 07/1998 - 11/2006 Senior Zoning Specialist (06/2001 - 11/2006)

Performed search area and site zoning/permitting evaluations; prepared and submitted applications to local zoning jurisdictions; monitored and communicated ever-changing jurisdictional requirements and timelines; and tracked and accurately documented construction productivity through market and corporate tracking mechanisms, including weekly reports, and maintenance of market database. Reviewed site acquisition / SCIP packages, title reports, and site leases as part of zoning due diligence. Worked closely with architects and surveyors during site design, reviewing surveys and construction drawings for accuracy and revising as required. Interfaced with city planners and engineers on a regular basis.


• Achieved direct market cost savings by zoning and permitting over 195 cell sites in two Market Areas

(Population of over 1 Million) without aid of consultants.

• Achieved quarterly market goals of 100% or greater.

• Delivered zoning presentations to local jurisdictions, all with favorable outcomes. ALYSE L. KREKEL, PMP

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T-MOBILE USA, INC., Austin, Texas ● Continued

Site Acquisition Specialist (06/1999 - 05/2001)

Market lead for outbound collocations. Interfacing with landowners, other carriers, local jurisdiction representatives and market departments, acquired cell site leases to meet market forecasts. Prepared lease agreements, exhibits, and associated documentation; supervised five independent site acquisition contractors; and conducted site feasibility walks with Real Estate, Radio Frequency, and Construction personnel to ensure sites met construction and zoning/permitting requirements. Reviewed and approved third-party vendor environmental due diligence, including NEPA, SHPO and Phase 1 Environmental Assessment. Negotiated lease agreements with landowners. Accomplishment:

• Consistently achieved quarterly market goals of 100% or greater. Construction Project Coordinator (07/1998 - 05/1999) Coordinated contractor bid process; administered purchase orders; ordered and tracked engineering and equipment for cell site construction; and maintained construction department database and tracker. Accomplishment:

• Instrumental in establishing successful cell site documentation filing system currently in use throughout T- Mobile markets.

AT&T WIRELESS SERVICE, Cleveland, Ohio ● 10/1997 - 04/1998 Contract Paralegal

Conducted wireless cell site audits of over 250 hard copy lease and construction files. Identified and located due diligence documentation, or, if unavailable, obtained updated due diligence. Drafted and obtained approval of Subordination and Non-Disturbance Agreements from landowners. Accomplishment:

• Played key role in establishing organized filing system, enabling users to quickly locate important cell site due diligence documents.

VERIZON WIRELESS, Austin, Texas ● 02/1996 - 06/1996 FAA/FCC Coordinator

Coordinated with aeronautical consultants and RF engineers to obtain FAA and FCC approvals for wireless cell sites. Ordered and tracked 2G surveys; monitored approvals; and prepared/updated site status reports and databases.


B.A., Liberal Studies

Paralegal Certificate (Two-Year Program)

California State University, San Bernardino - San Bernardino, California Project Management Professional (PMP) Credential

Project Management Institute


Microsoft Office & Microsoft Project

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