Fiber Engineer & Project Manager
Highly skilled Fiber Engineer with more than 35 years’ experience in the Utility industry and proven success managing projects, large and small. Known for innovative problem solving techniques and outstanding customer service, with a talent for employee education and team development. Proven expertise in:
• Project management
• Bill of materials and invoicing
• Construction as-builts
• Contract negotiation and bid quotes
• Fiber testing and allocation
• Microsoft Word and Excel
• OSHA compliance
• Quality Control
• Splicing schematics
• CCI sites
Extenet Systems Inc. – Denver, CO
Project Manager, Western & PNW Regions 2017 to Present Responsible for Node designs & builds of all Sprint projects. Duties include overseeing and managing the multiple stages on Sprint’s wireless Node builds. Review tracker information along with collaborate with other departments on each stage as well as implementing actions to move forward. Make any changes where needed and notify other team members of these changes. Review Engineering, jurisdictional and Utility requirements to proceed to zoning as well as construction drawings. Oversee construction to ensure Safety, Quality and Production. Review and approve invoicing from our contractors along with closeout packages. Also responsible for bidding and contractor selection.
Manage and build 352 Wireless Nodes across the Western part of the United States Using my extensive knowledge to help reduce costs and increase production. Assist teams on other projects not related to Sprint. Crown Castle – Denver, CO
Fiber Engineer & Project Manager, Western Region 2014 to 2017 Manage all aspects of fiber network design, engineering, permitting and construction. Responsible for day-to-day operations of fiber network projects, including contractor selection, negotiation, and invoice approval. Maintain current database of fiber designs, engineering and construction permits, and other vital documents. Ensure all construction, splicing, and testing is performed according to company policies and procedures. Wrap-up and hand-off of completed construction projects to Network Operations.
Facilitate use of Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) to certify performance of and detect problems with fiber links, including educating employees on ODTR use. Kevin Shucard • Page 2
Identified alternative fiber hardware products, reducing overall hardware costs by 15%.
For three years, have served as Rocky Mountain region’s only Fiber Engineer, managing projects in Colorado and every State between up to Seattle until I received help. Unite Private Networks – Denver, CO
Construction Manager, 2009 to 2014
Lead teams to complete large fiber network projects according to UPN construction standards. Planned, directed, and coordinated all activities pertaining to new network construction, including, but not limited to, estimates, engineering, permitting, contracting, designing, and maintenance. Enhanced customer experience by providing detailed weekly progress reports, conducting thorough site visits, promptly resolving problems, and meeting or exceeding project budgets and timelines. Key Contributions:
Developed innovative solutions that allowed for a 20% decrease in UPN’s General Contractor costs.
Served as UPN’s only Fiber engineer, responsible for all projects for half of the U.S. Riviera Electric, IES Industrial Inc. – Denver, CO Construction Superintendent, 2005 to 2009
Supervised day-to-day operations for underground projects. Compiled accurate, but competitive, estimates to attract customers. Managed construction team, demanding constant compliance with all safety regulations. Collaborated with clients to ensure quality of work was in line with customer goals and standards. Northern Pipeline Construction– Denver, CO
Foreman/Operator, Drill Crew, 2004
Supervised drill crew installing fiber optic cable using directional boring equipment. Utilized problem solving skills to determine best paths and routes and ensured all machinery was in good working order. Oversaw day-to-day drilling operations, responsible for crew productivity and safety. Additional Experience:
Canine Training Instructor, Companion Canine, Boca Raton, FL Project Superintendent & Area Manager, Utilx Corporation/Flowmole, Pompano Beach, FL Project Manager, Saunders Cable, Inc., Aurora, CO
Crew Manager, Utilx Corporation/Flowmole, Denver, CO Underground Construction Supervisor, United Cable Television, Denver, CO EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Undergraduate Coursework, Western State College
OSHA 30-Hour Construction, Certificate