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Project Manager Engineer

Houston, TX
October 10, 2018

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Robert A (Bob) Prichard

EPC Project Manager/PMO

Senior Telecommunication Engineer/RCDD

***** ********* ***** ****** ********, TX, 77441

Phone: 832-***-**** E-mail:

IT Infrastructure/Telecommunications Engineer/EPC Project Manager

Telecom Engineering Technology Designer OSP/ISP Projects

Cybersecurity Technology IT/IIoT Technology Project Management

A 25+ year industry technical veteran and senior manager with both national and international EPC project experience. Designed, specified, and managed projects for industrial and commercial construction of OSP and ISP cable projects, equipment/telecom rooms, RF sites, PAGA, CCTV, access control (personnel and vehicles) and perimeter protection. Consulting SME - $125K+ security technology package on international $250MM utility construction project (power plant/HV transmission line/offshore LNG terminal) for access controls, video surveillance, and identity management; Utility - $250K NERC/CIP security implementation program management and IT integration. Project manager for large, high impact EPC projects.

Industry Experience

Oil & Gas ILEC/CLEC Consulting Healthcare Construction Electric Utility

Professional Affiliations

Certifications & licenses

IEEE Computer Society Member, Building Industry Consulting Services International [BICSI] Member, International Association of Radio, Telecommunications and Electromagnetics [iNARTE] Member, American Society for Industrial Security [ASIS] Member

CCNA-Routing & Switching CCNA-Security CCNA-Voice CCNA-Wireless

RCDD/NTS Certified Sr. Telecom Engineer E2-02723 GROL PG-10-171194 Federal Communications Commission GVF levels 1 & 2

Professional Narrative

Senior RCDD/Telecom Engineer/Designer - Project Manager

Independent Consultant/Project-Program Manager Houston, Texas 1/2018 to Present

Telecom Engineer/Designer and large contract project manager.

Telecom Engineer/Designer/RCDD-PM for San Antonio International Airport-Federal Inspection Station, Customs/Border Protection, Department of Homeland Security. Voice, Data, Security, RF Infrastructure

PM for directional drilling/OSP fiber optic/copper installation/carrier interconnection.

PMO Security, Wireless and Infrastructure

Blackhawk Datacom Lafayette, Louisiana/Houston, Texas 04/2016 to 12/2017

Technology integrator providing security systems, CCTV, automation & control and telecommunications.

PMO for multiple projects for wind energy utilities NERC/CIP physical security compliance.

PM for CCTV and access controls and wireless infrastructure for regional airport.

Consulted as technical SME/PM for security technology package on international utility power plant construction project: access controls, video surveillance, identity management. (Total Project: $250MM)

Senior RCDD Project Manager - Technical Wireless/CCTV Design Lead

Proactive Energy Services, Inc Houston, Texas 12/2013 to 4/2016

System integrator for telecommunications, video and IT infrastructure.

Technology PM in CCTV system design and integration for Class 1 Div1/2 rated areas for ExxonMobil Plant construction in Baytown, TX. (Total project: $500MM+)

PM and telecom engineer/designer for a national agricultural chemical/fertilizer plant construction for CCTV system and integration in Class 1 Div1/2 rated areas. (Total Project: $10MM+)

Designed/implemented point-to-point and point-to multipoint radio solutions with mesh radio, VSAT, microwave and LTE backhaul for multi-site wide area network in the Permian Basin.

Vice President, Energy & Mining/Global PM

Proactive Communications, Inc. Killeen, Texas 12/2011 to 12/2013

International VSAT and IT infrastructure service provider delivering global, mission critical, services and network infrastructure to Middle East war zones, oil and gas, and natural-disaster areas.

Launched the Energy (Oil & Gas) and Mining vertical supporting construction, oil and gas drilling and SCADA. Opened new offices in Houston, Texas and Mexico City, Mexico.

Secured multi-unit, multi-state disaster recovery/emergency response contract for international oil & gas/mining company using 2.4 and 5GHz unlicensed radio and VSAT WAN technology.

Vice President – Principal, Technology Practice Leader/ Executive Project Team Lead

Sparling, a Stantec Company Seattle, Washington 06/2008 to 12/2011

Information and technology (ICT) professional services and consulting-healthcare/military

Led consultant teams assessing complex healthcare IT environments – technology, strategy, funding

Principal technology designer for a 950,000sf new hospital design project (Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Ft. Hood). Designed (voice/data) structured cabling infrastructure, Tier 3 main equipment room (data center), nurse call, LAN/WAN, entrance facility, electronic safety and security, RFID/RTLS, distributed antenna system, fiber optic network, and outside plant. (Total Project: $750MM+)

Vice President, Global Operations/International Project Support

Caprock Communications Houston, Texas 11/2003 to 06/2008

Global VSAT managed service provider (voice and data) for offshore oil & gas operations, government contractor/military support in the Middle East theater of operations and global maritime operations.

Provided organizational leadership, broadband service delivery, field service, and world class customer support for a global technical operations delivering complex VoIP, data, and Internet services using SCPC and TDMA satellite technology supporting mission critical operations in oil and gas (offshore/land drilling), US government/military, and maritime markets. Direct reports: 8 (global); indirect approximately 250. Budget responsibility for $12 million.

Deployed 120 systems and 66 MHz of satellite bandwidth in 8 weeks as Incident Commander supporting post Hurricane Katrina/Rita disaster recovery, business continuity, and restoration operations.

Generated 500% system production increase and 150% installation increase with 33% reduction in staff by process improvement across global operating areas (US, UK, South America and Indonesia).

Director of Telecommunications and System Support, IT Division

Houston Community College System Houston, Texas 07/2002 to 11/2003

Largest singly accredited community college in the United States.

Expertly managed daily operations of an IT infrastructure consisting of more than 2,000 protocols, 6,700 PCs, 228 servers, over 23,000 network nodes, 7x24x365 data center and more than 59,000 users.

Slashed undesirable network traffic by 1,000%.

Eliminated potential $9.75 million potential liability for copyright violations by improving network security.

Reduced network outages by 200%

Increased access bandwidth 5,000% through optimization of the data network.

Formulated a disaster recovery plan to create 100% system availability.

Developed a server consolidation plan to merge 22 separate servers to 4 racks at the D/R hot-site.

Produced $15.45 MM cost reduction by increasing internet port bandwidth by 85%, reducing the $/MB for T-1 to Gigabit network access by 60% and significantly lowering ISP charges.

Cultivated $114,447 in service savings and $66,744 savings in annual maintenance fees

Enhanced electronic student registration by implementing $4.25 million in IT infrastructure capital projects.

Academic Achievements & Additional Training

Master of Telecommunications Denver University Denver, CO 1989

BS Accounting Trinity University San Antonio, TX 1975

EET/Communications Engineering Capital Radio Engineering Institute, Washington D.C. 1979

Computer Software - Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, Microsoft Project, Auto Cad 2017

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