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Engineer Manager

Grand Prairie, Texas, 75050, United States
February 07, 2018

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Philip J. Clifford

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Grand Prairie, TX



Over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications building new networks or expanding existing

Experienced Telecommunications Manager from Logistics, Network installation, and subcontractor management

CompTIA, Cisco, and Microsoft certified

Experienced Field Engineer with proven troubleshooting skills

United States Army Veteran of 6 years


MyComputerCareer, Arlington, TX Graduation: December 2017

Information Technology/System Administrator-Certificate

Certifications Earned: Cisco CCENT

MCP Windows 7 Configuration


CompTIA Net+

CompTIA Server+ CE

CompTIA IT Operations Specialist - CIOS

CompTIA Network Infrastructure Professional - CNIP

MTA Networking Fundamentals

MTA Mobility and devices Fundamentals

MTA Operating Systems Fundamentals

MTA Networking Security

Nortel Networks GSM Training Center November 2000

GSM BSS OMC Network Administrator

U.S. Army Signal School September 1994

Avionics Communication Equipment Technician


PC hardware and Operating Systems

OSI Model, TCP/IP, Ethernet, LAN, WAN, internetworking and telecommunications technologies

Skilled in network design and implementation

Hands-on skills in router and switch configurations

Experience working with personal computer hardware, software, systems, networks and terminology

Organizational and problem solving skills. Ability to troubleshoot and maintain computer peripherals including monitors, printers and scanners


Huawei Technology

Munich, Germany April 2014-Dec. 2016

Civil Works Design Site Engineer

Senior Telecommunications Consultant managed 5 construction subcontractors to ensure quality and safety.

Defined targets for building permits, designs and construction in terms of deadlines and budget/costs.

Delegated weekly goals for 3 subordinate planning subcontractors ensuring project critical path.

Incorporated and enforced performance reviews of subcontractors.

Directed change order request as Regional approval authority.

Created solutions for sites with complex civil works design issues, e.g. hazardous sites, lightning protection, historical sites.

Ensured Partner civil works designs are reviewed by the client, coordinate different expert evaluation and ensure timelines are kept from site survey to integration and handover to service provider.

Monitored the production of the site design review by orchestrating communication between customer and subcontractors.


Frankfurt, Germany April 2010-Dec. 2013

Technical Supervisor/Logistics Manager 2G,3G,4G Networks

Organized the site quality audits and coordinated operational maintenance fault repair for swap and roll out, while updating milestones accordingly.

Managed all partners and coordinated steps from forecasting and ordering, delivery of the equipment and installation materials. 2G,3G,4G Base stations, power cabinets, transmission devices, antenna equipment and RNC’s.

Evaluated partner performance reporting on installation, integration, and handover to the customer. Managed site equipment inventory process and handover to customer.

Assisted and coordinated the roll out and swap, according to targets and TOC Requirements.

Consulted with system equipment suppliers and collaborated with them to create new solutions for power supply systems and cabling solutions for both DC and fiber applications.

Conducted technical training for subcontractor technicians and quality auditors, both vendor and third party.

B&W Infrastructure

Gross Umstadt, Germany July 2009-Feb. 2010

Construction Supervisor

Reviewed and made recommendations during site construction process and design.

Planned, organized, and ordered materials and services necessary to complete the project including heavy equipment.

Coordinated appointments, installations, and building construction.

Selected and coordinated subcontractors for various works on site. Communicated with customers on project status.

Huawei Technology

Nurnberg, Germany June 2008-July 2009

Manager and Swap Coordinator

Responsible for managing the preparation from staging until integration into the network.

Coordinated transmission link reconstruction and extension.

Presented technical details and delivered separate TOCs.

Performed Plan-Result-Comparison reporting and analysis on various aspects of the swap process.

Managed the on site preparation from landlord contacts, written communication to the local municipalities, construction begin indicator to proprietor, site surveys, site solutions, and execution of swap through integration into the network.

Alpine Energy

Steinbach,Germany Jan. 2004-June 2008

Optical and Wireless Field Engineer/Supervisor/Measurement Technician

Preformed site surveys and coordinated installation with construction supervisors.

Provided Optical Field Engineer services. Installed, measured, commissioned and integrated DWDM, CWDM, XWDM, and SDH network elements during customer projects. Acted as Technical Correspondent.

Provided BSS GSM Technician (2G & 3G) services. Performed upgrades, extensions, swaps, retrofits, and troubleshooting on customer units both BTS's and Node B's.

Provided Cisco CCNA services to various small businesses.

Nortel Networks

Frankfurt, Germany Jan. 2000-Dec. 2003

Construction Supervisor

Construction Supervisor - oversaw civil works and infrastructure construction.

Inspected site construction and approved installation. Coordinated with subcontractors on requirements of customer sites and equipment installations.

Performed site ready inspections, technical construction surveys and site acceptance surveys.

Coordinated in excess of 800 BTS and multiplexer installations on both indoor and outdoor sites throughout Germany.

Planned and implemented alarm reporting and management for both indoor and outdoor facilities.

Reported deficiencies, set appointments for installation repair, and reported on quality issues.

U.S. Army

Germany/Bosnia/Korea Dec. 1993-Dec. 1999

Assistant PC Manager and Avionics Repair

Assistant manager of shop production control oversaw nine complete electronic maintenance shops.

Set work orders and briefed the company production control officer on job and part status.

Trained and instructed platoon members to total proficiency in maintenance activities in preparation for deployment to the Balkans.

Unit calibration representative for electronic testing equipment, and achieved a 0% delinquency rate.

Troubleshot, maintained, and repaired communication systems.

Performed maintenance on radar systems, navigational systems, flight instruments, and electrical systems in/on various aircraft and electronic systems aiding in reducing backlog for the organization.

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