AHMED ABDALLAH AL-QAWASMEH
Address: Bahrain / Seef Area
Bahrain Mobile: +973-********
Project leader with demonstrated success in the pursuit, capture and execution of multiple lump-sum turnkey (LSTK) projects. Project management, including supervision of diverse teams in the gulf cooperation council (GCC). Co-development of division strategy and annual financial plans, with profit/loss responsibility.
Bachelors of Science in Electronic and Communications Eng. Al Ahliah Amman University, Amman, Jordan – Feb-2005
Smart Integrated Solution (SIS), kingdom of Bahrain May-2017 to Present
Focusing in company’s businesses growth by managing individual accounts and building client relationships, successful at expanding network connections and introducing product persuasively, Managing day to day activities and operation, Business development, Business capturer, Pricing, Business plan, Profit and loss, Technical solution, Business growth, Agreements with new Vendors, distributors and suppliers and Project Management for multiple projects
Managed various account and projects to date have included information technology (IT) network systems, physical security, command and control (C2) systems including long-range detection and surveillance (LRDAS) and short-range intrusion detection and surveillance (IDAS) systems, close circuit television (CCTV) system technical solution and technical consultant, business growth, agreements with new vendors and suppliers, and others. Managed IT/telecom networks including global system for mobile (GSM), extra low voltage (ELV), local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and fiber to the home (FTTH). Engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) in data centers and regional security control centers. Technical support and management of multi-vendor integrated solutions. Managing and leading teams of professionals and multiple subcontractors to ensure excellent delivery and customer satisfaction.
NORTHROP GRUMMAN MISSION SYSTEMS ARABIA, Al-Khobar – Saudi Arabia June-2012 to May-2017
Project Manager for Saudi ARAMCO Industrial Security Programs Expansion Sites
Al-Khobar- Saudi Arabia
Responsibility includes Project Management of multiple Aramco Security Projects:
Led various Northrop Grumman Mission Systems Arabia (NGMSA) and Northrop Grumman Information Systems (NGIS) joint ventures, including the Carrier Identification Perimeter (CIP) Expansion Sites in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Reported directly to the NGIS-appointed Program Manager.
•Responsibilities included program performance across the Joint Venture (JV) portfolio including identification and capture of new business opportunities within Aramco. Was appointed as the primary interface with the customer.
•Specific program elements included: design, production, testing, supply chain, site preparation/construction, logistics, system installation, maintenance and system acceptance.
•Implemented a configuration management system to ensure consistency of the information for the project and contributions for the establishment of reference baselines.
•Managed multiple in-country infrastructure subcontractors and suppliers ranging from a large international subcontract to smaller suppliers and vendors.
•Managed and ensured the application of requirements management processes.
•Managed the daily customer interface for all aspects of the project including technical, performance, and commercial matters. Successfully implemented improved processes as a result of lessons learned assessments and ensured customer adherence to the contract to avoid scope expansion while continuously seeking ways to improve performance.
•Ensured quality control and implementation of health, safety and environment (HSE) procedures in keeping with local and international standards.
•Drafted contracts and correspondence to customers to protect the company’s rights and ensure compliance with all local and international laws.
•Managed a multi-discipline, multi-cultural work force.
•Chose and deployed methodologies (including metrics), tools, and platforms necessary to configuration management activities.
•Responsible for project cash-flow, invoicing, cost control, contractual requirements, configuration management programs, management reviews, phase reviews, configuration audits, measurement tools and cash collections.
•Developed detailed, competitive work proposals including WBS, RTVMs, BOEs, and SOWs, estimating costs based on labor and/or work unit rates. Supported and led proposal negotiations, closed deals, and signed off. Successfully implemented the Northrop Grumman Risk Review Process including presentations to independent NAR/ICE teams.
System Integration Manager
Al-Khobar- Saudi Arabia
•Led and conducted Site Acceptance Testing (SAT) activities for Saudi Aramco-Intrusion Detection Alarm Systems.
•Provided system technical oversight at each site during Pre-SAT and SAT activities.
•Led efforts to close all SAT-related Exception Items Lists (EIL) for all sites, which later helped the project achieve a Partial Mechanical Completion Certificate (PMCC), commissioning of the system, and performance acceptance.
•Led efforts for configuring, MIDS, PIRMIDS, PIRs, FOFSS, Fixed Camera, Pan Tilt Zoom (PTZ) camera, Long Range Camera (LRC) Cameras, LSR, Field Equipment Cabinets, AVS, and Alarm Servers for Saudi Aramco-ISUP sites. Supported design efforts for Saudi Aramco sites during design and construction phases.
•Responsible for developing the hardware technical submittals needed for the Saudi Aramco - Site Integration, and SAT.
•Responsible for resolving technical issues and addressing customer comments involving technical hardware submittals and SAT-related tasks.
•Responsible for finalizing and obtaining customer approval for SAT test procedures.
•Led weekly status meetings with customers and subcontractors to brief weekly integration, construction, Pre-SAT and SAT progress (hardware installation, integration & configuration), and to discuss and prepare for potential issues that could occur during operation.
Projects with NGMSA:
•Industrial security upgrade program (ISUP)
•Amendment 4 Project which is an amendment to the ISUP main program
•General Service Project
•Ras Tanura loading track facilities security project
•Juyamah Pipe line bridge security project
•Wasit Gas plant and Berri Gas plant long range detection assessment system project
•Khurais security program
New Captured Business/Awarded with NGMSA:
•Wasit Gas plant and Berri Gas plant long range detection assessment system project (1.4M USD)
•Khurais security program (Over 18M USD)
•Yanbu Marian Terminal Program (Over 26M USD)
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Feb-2005 to May-2012
Customer project Manager June-2009 to May-2012
•Developing a Project Implementation Plan (planning, site acquisition, civil, telecom, quality, optimization, acceptance, etc.)
•Interfacing with customers & subcontractors as their primary point of contact for all project-related topics
•Developing and maintaining project plans (strategies, resource plans, communication plans, etc.)
•Reporting, presenting, and escalating major implementation Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and status towards project/sub-region and regional senior management
•Conducting weekly internal/external customer meetings at the director’s level. Controlling the sales and cost baseline (CBL) of my project
•Developing subcontractor scopes of work
•Controlling all project activities and resources (design and planning, implementation, options, acceptance, etc.)
•Controlling and finalizing all procedures to ensure quality control and acceptance before starting our massive rollouts.
Qtel Network-Qatar May-2011 to April-2012
Customer Project Manager
•Customer project manager for the Microwave (MW) Swap project for Qtel (Qatar Telecom Company). The scope of the project was to introduce new MW equipment FPMR Rel2.1 with operation support system (OSS) system. This was a pilot project which was never implemented before in the region. I was responsible for controlling all the project activities (Transmission (TX) planning, internet protocol (IP) design, multi-protocol label switching (MPLS) planning, equipment ordering, logistics, telecommunication system study report (TSSR) and OSS implementation and integration, connection to the MPLS, quality control, customer support, etc.)
Saudi Telephone Company (STC) Dec-2010 to May-2011
Customer Project Manager
•Project Manager for a crucial project for STC (Saudi Telecom Company) introducing new 42 megabits per second (Mbps) technology.
Zain Mobile Network-Saudi Jun-2009 to Dec-2010
Customer Regional Manager
•Regional Manager for a Zain Project Account in Saudi Arabia where Nokia Siemens Networks deployed complete mobile network solutions for Zain in a massive Greenfield & Full Turnkey Rollout. I was handling all project management (PM) responsibilities including tasks from network planning to complete operations of the network. I was responsible for all activities including site acquisition and civil and telecom implementation.
First line maintenance Manager for STC and Zain projects
•Held the position of FLM manager several times during my work within NSN organization for the Hajj project for STC and Zain account (STC Hajj FLM Manager for 640 sites on 1428/2007, also I held the same position for Zain Hajj FLM project on 1430/2008 and 1431/2009 for scope of 215 sites)
•Managed and coordinated all project activities including multimedia messaging service (MMS) and base station system (BSS) dep. Established crises network management center (NOC) teams and network management system (NMS) teams for this special project
•Developed and maintained the project plan (including strategy, resource plan, communication plan, etc.)
•Studied the scope of work (SOW) and projected and ordered spare parts
•Managed all activities and provided solutions for special cases by closely tracking and responding to every development with appropriate swift actions
•Organized and managed all activities in different departments for this project (OPT, Planning, TX planning, NOC, care, NMS, FLM teams, etc.)
•Acted as the primary customer interface for all related topics
•Represented the company as the key liaison to 20 sub-contractors in the Kingdom
•Reported, including by formal presentations, on escalations of major implementation KPIs and status towards project/sub region and regional senior management
•Controlling the sales and cost baseline assigned
TI Implementation-Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Sep-2007 to June-2009
•Controlled the implementation process in accordance with the proposed plan
•Established an organizational structure for the installation, commissioning & integration teams.
•Interfaced with the O&M department to establish all technical standards and determine handover protocols between departments.
•Interfaced with the logistics team to request all the site needs and followed up with the delivery of equipment
•Clarified the Scope of Work description
•Distributed the scope of projects to sub-contractors and managed them. Tracked the technical problems during rollout
•Controlled the inputs in the project tools
•Initiated and finalized the acceptance documents and the check list with the customer and agreed on the acceptance standard and protocol
Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) Feb-2005 to Sep-2007
•Created and maintained the daily/weekly meeting presentations, which contained all project updates, statistics, analyses, and risk logs
•Created and updated the project implementation plan (actual vs. plan) and showed if there were any delays in the plan, showstoppers, impacts, and necessary actions
•Attended customer meetings and documented the minutes of meeting (MOM); tracked developments and followed up with responsible persons
•Acquired new and existing sites (Roof top (RT) and Green field (GF)) for Mobily. Performed line of site surveys.
•Installed, Integrated, tested, and commissioned new sites.
Projects with NSN:
•(Qtel MW Swap project) 328 FPMR Rel2.1 MW Links
•(STC 42Mbps project) 336 sites upgrade the Node B to 42Mbps and 255 new MW Links
•(Zain Hajj project1431) Scope 205 FLM, 160 Sites Expansion (Exp.), 20 New (Site acquisition (SAQ), Civil work (CW), Telecom implementation (TI))
•(Zain Phase B Project Region 2) Scope 420 sites turnkey project (SAQ, CW, TI), 523 Sites MBB. (Zain Hajj project1430) Scope 205 sites, FLM.
•(Zain Hajj project1429) Scope 209 sites, turnkey project (SAQ, CW, TI)
•(Zain PHA project Region 2) Scope 464 sites, turnkey project (SAQ, CW, TI) (STC Hajj 1428 FLM project) Scope 640 sites, Telecom project.
•(STC Congestion Relief) Scope 75 sites, Telecom project. (STC E7-PO3) Scope 340 sites, Telecom project.
•(STC Hajj1427 COW’s) 24 COW's, Telecom project. (STC Hajj1427) Scope 143 sites, Telecom project. (STC 3G1) Scope 184 sites, Telecom project.
Design, procurement and construction projects for Short-range intrusion detection system (IDAS) and long-rang detection analysis system (LRDAS)
Configuration and troubleshooting for command and control system (C2).
Installing, commissioning and integrating Nokia 2G BTS (Flexi, Ultra and Metro sites) Installing, commissioning and integrating Nokia 3G BTS (Node B Flexi).
Activating the EDGE and Lapd service for 2G BTS.
Installing and aligning Nokia FlexiHopper Plus and Metro Hopper MW. Implementing CWO for new E1’s (NOKIA, Lucent, Harris, Huawei, P-com). Installing, commissioning and integrating Ericsson RPS (2G BTS).
Using Site master for Sweep test.
Installing and aligning Ericsson Minelink MW.
Expert in Microsoft (MS) Office Application, Computer software (SW) Programing,
Switch Programing and network design and implementations WAN/LAN
Fiber Network design and implementation, MW/Transmission and Bandwidth Design
Project management professional course PMP 35h.
Risk Management Professional course RMP-PMI 30h.
Health and Safety Training (HS07006, HS07007, HS09001, HS09018).
Nokia Flexi node B Installation, Integration & Commissioning
Nokia Flexi 2G Installation, Integration & Commissioning
40 days intensive Cisco certified network associate (CCNA) training
Proficient in English, speaking and writing
Excellent communication skills, self-motivation, ambitious, hard worker and team player
Self-Starter solid theoretical Knowledge and communications skills
Troubleshooting and analytical skills
Working under high pressure