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Project Manager Engineer

Bartlett, IL, 60103
November 21, 2018

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Orlando Bernardino

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Skills and knowledge

Wireless/Wireline/IT Project Management and Reporting, Change/Augment Management, Construction Management Build-Outs, Close Out Management, Disaster Recovery, Telecom Service Deliveries, Contract Negotiations, Customer Interface, RFP/RFI, Vendor Management and Relations, Facilities Interconnect, Site Migrations, Switch Engineering, Access Ordering, Site Acquisition, Transport Engineering, Access Ordering, Interconnect Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Outside/Inside Plant, Root Cause Analysis, Provisioning and Acceptance Network Elements, Team Management, Salesforce, Granite/Xng, Netcracker, Mapinfo, Siterra, PBX, DAS, Cell Sites, IFM, IPMO, Newelo.


Project Manager, Adex(Contract) Naperville IL-Dec 2017 to Oct 2018:

Provided management for Nokia’s Airscale 5G product roll out. Created BOM’s, MOP’s, installation/cut-over checklists, and customer acceptance letters. Tracked issues, progress, and completion and reported to customers. Identified inefficient processes and make recommendations for improvements. Updated schedules and timelines in Nokia’s IFM, IPMO, and Newelo applications.

Transport Engineer, DFI(Contract) Schaumburg IL-Sept 2016 to Jun 2017:

Managed and supported VZW projects requiring MACD’s including equipment migrations and facility optimization. Created designs including new equipment and fiber/copper cabling inside hubs and outside facilities. Updated Granite database. Updated Salesforce for sales engineering requirements.

Hardware Engineer, KCI(Contract) Remote- Mar 2015 to Aug 2016:

Updated Granite database based on equipment migrations in VZW MTSO’s.

Project Manager, Radiant(Contract) Remote-Sept 2014 to Mar 2015:

Managed AT&T’s Fiber to the Cell (FTTC) projects. Held daily meeting for progress, schedules, issues, vendor management, and process reviews.

Transport Engineer, AIM(Contract) Various Locations-Jul 2009 to Aug 2014:

Primary tasked in entering and updating databases to augment circuit design/provisioning teams. Designed network circuits (copper/fiber) to support customer circuit migrations and new designs. Worked on Xng and Netcracker databases. Worked in Cablevision, Cox, and TWC locations.

Project Manager, Insight(Contract) Rolling Meadows IL-Oct 2007 to Jun 2009:

Managed Cricket Wireless activities for network related switch/network facilities equipment for wired(voice), wireless(cell), LAN/WAN architecture, and office PBX/WIFI. Managed the ordering and installation of data facilities (ILEC, CLEC, CAP) to offices and kiosks. Managed the ISP/OSP fiber builds. Used systems such as AT&T Access Ordering and VZW CSG. Worked on Xng database.

Project Manager, Comforce(Contract) Lisle IL-May 2006 to Oct 2007:

Manage AT&T’s MPLS product implementation of new and change orders in client sites throughout the country. Took ownership of process tasks including status and metrics updates, host meetings, issues resolution, and problem escalation in order to keep orders on track and completed on schedule.

Sr.Switch Engineer, AccessOne Chicago IL-Oct 2005 to Apr 2006:

Planned, engineered, and implemented switch and network installation and build-out project in Chicago which included connecting networks with SS7, voice, and data carriers. Provisioned switch elements.

Sr. Project Manager, McLeodUSA Chicago IL-Oct 1998 to Oct 2005:

Managed installation, build-out, interconnect, construction, and integration of 5ESS voice switches and network switches/routers in various markets. Managed projects for ISP/OSP and vendor equipment installations. Provided engineering support offered products such as VOIP, LNP, TDM transport, and 800 services.

Member Technical Staff, Lucent/AT&T Naperville IL-Sept 1988 to Oct 1998:

Planned installation and managed 5ESS lab facilities as lab support engineer.


DePaul University, Chicago IL Masterof Science- Computer Science and Telecommunications, June 1996

DeVry, Chicago ILBachelor of Science- Electrical Engineering Technology, Feb 1988

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