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OSP Fiber Planning Engineer Project Manager

Location:
Mannington, West Virginia, 26582, United States
Posted:
December 30, 2015

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G I L B E R T (Gil) C E N I C E R O S

*** **** **** **., **********, WV 26582

Ph. 304-***-**** (Cell); 765-***-**** (Fax); acsyhh@r.postjobfree.com

DESIRED TITLE(S): Sr. OSP Network, Fiber Design or Planning Engineer / Const. Supervisor / Field Engineer / Circuit Designer; OSP Engineering Project Manager or Trainer

EXPERIENCE:

I have many years of experience in Telecommunications with major Telephone and Metro Fiber companies in the United States. Most of my responsibilities have been in Outside Plant Engineering (OSPE), where I have been involved in all aspects of planning, estimating, engineering, right-of-way acquisition, and constructing major projects and routine work orders.

Future Planning, RFP's and RFQ's, transmission design and analysis, economic studies and tracking development plans.

Was OSPE Team Lead for the Washington DC and Northern Virginia Fiber Networks of MCI/WorldCom, (now Verizon Business).

I have also been Construction Supervisor in charge of ISP and OSP routine and specific projects. Most recently was in charge of OSPE for Level (3) Communications, and all their Metro and Long Haul Fiber networks in Maryland.

I have performed Project Management functions, working with Corporate Management, Business Development, Customer Services, Provisioning, Marketing and other departments to coordinate plans and provide service.

Maintained working contacts with customers, builders, developers, governmental & regulatory agencies, other utilities, and other Company departments.

I have experience with Industrial, Commercial and Hotel copper and fiber optic wiring and cabling systems.

Prepared detailed engineering plans for copper and fiber optic cable installations, and various electronics including Gig-E, ATM/SONET terminals, DLC’s, DSLAMs, MUXes and other systems. This included producing hand-drawings, CAD drawings, spreadsheets, and Installation, Cutover, and Maintenance Specs and procedures.

Prepared construction bid packages, award notifications, set up fiber pre- and post-installation testing, and all other construction-related PM functions, including expedites. I performed contractor pre-bid and project kickoff field meetings, and inspections during construction. Prepared and tracked Purchase Req's. Purchase Orders, and material inventories.

Performed loop make-ups for copper & fiber assignments, and made repeater and splicing schematics and details. Performed long-range OSP & ISP planning functions.

Proposed and tracked operating and construction budgets.

Assisted during fiber cuts by mapping OTDR traces to determine cut locations. Can OTDR test fibers.

I've also handled Inside Plant (ISP) Electronics and Circuit Design functions. This involved designing various Telecom Circuits, such as Analog and Digital Data Circuits, Trunks, and Carrier systems via Interexchange SONET Fiber MUX’s, Channel Banks and Pairgain facilities. This included loading equipment, rearrangements, and various system cutovers in a computer database/design system; I also trained several new users on that system. Familiar with various Metro Ethernet systems and design.

Knowledge of Optical Power calculation, Link budget, Fading margin, Receive sensitivity, Attenuation etc.

Knowledge of troubleshooting, fault finding of Optical Network elements. Hands on experience with Optical Power Meter and Light Source, OTDR, Fiber Identifier, Polarization Mode Dispersion (PMD) and Chromatic Dispersion Testing, ORL, etc.

O&M experience of Optical network elements with multi-vendor technology.

Good understanding of Media TDM/ATM, E1/T1, PDH/SDH, ASON/GPON, TCP/IP and other transport technologies.

Knowledge of Optical and digital technology, such as IP, PDH/SDH and DWDM/WDM with good understanding and experience on Multi-vendor equipment.

EMPLOYMENT:

Project Manager - OSPE for LUMOS Networks (Contracting thru Mountain, Ltd.) 422 Saltlick Rd., Mannington, WV from Jan. 6 2014 to Present);

oResponsible for Project Management of OSP Engineering for assigned new OSP Fiber Projects in northern West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.

oOversee new OSP project Budgets, Schedules, Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, etc.

oAlso performed OSP Engineering duties as required.

OSP Engineer (OSPE) for LUMOS Networks (Contracting thru Mountain, Ltd.) 1000 Technology Dr., Fairmont, WV from Aug. 20, 2012 to Jan. 5, 2014);

oResponsible for new OSP lateral Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering.

oNegotiated 15+ Right of Way Easements from various land owners.

oPerformed field verifications of existing 3rd party (IRU) fiber routes, to confirm access points.

OSPE for Level (3) Communications, 300 W. Lexington St., Baltimore, MD (May 6, 2011 to July 6, 2012);

oResponsible for new OSP fiber lateral and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts, Budget.

oSupervised Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for all OSP projects in Maryland.

oResponsible for fiber restorations, relocations, and fiber assignments.

oScheduled and attended most Maintenance window splicing activities, assisted with OTDR testing of fibers.

oWas responsible for Maintenance and relocation activities on all metro and long haul fiber routes.

Senior Network Engineer (OSPE) for Frontier Communications, at Hundred, WV. (Oct. 1, 2007 to May 2011).

oResponsible for new OSP copper and fiber lateral and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts, Budget.

oSupervised Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for all OSP projects in 13 Exchanges in northern West Virginia.

oProvided over 30 miles of fiber interexchange cable to connect 5 Exchanges.

oResponsible for copper and fiber restorations, and splicing assignments.

oWas responsible for relocation activities on all copper and fiber routes in my Exchange areas.

oProvided DSL systems and Hi-Cap span line design for many customers.

Construction Supervisor for Frontier Communications, N. Central West Virginia Area (Sept. 29, 2006 to Oct. 1, 2007).

oSupervised Construction and Splicing Contractors for all Frontier projects in northern West Virginia.

oResponsible for emergency restorations.

oWorked with Engineering, Operations and Management to provide services on-schedule.

Senior Network Engineer I for Verizon Business (Formerly MCI, Inc), Mid-Atlantic Regional Engineering Group at 2630 Liberty Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15222, (from Oct. 11, 2004 to July 14, 2006) (WV, W. PA, TN, NC, and KY) (RIF'd).

oResponsible for new OSP fiber lateral Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts, Budget.

oSupervised Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for most OSP projects in western Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and North Carolina.

oResponsible for assisting with fiber restorations, and all splicing assignments.

oWas responsible for relocation activities on all Metro fiber routes in my areas.

oProvided ISP design for SONET, DWDM and other fiber electronics.

Senior Engineer I - OSP Project Manager, MCI, Inc. (formerly WorldCom) Mid-Atlantic Regional Engineering Group, at 8100 Boone Blvd., Suite 500, Vienna, VA (from 11/00 to July 2, 2004)

oResponsible for new OSP fiber lateral Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts, Budget.

oSupervised Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for all OSP projects in northern Virginia, western Maryland, and Washington DC.

oResponsible for assisting with fiber restorations, and all splicing assignments.

oWas responsible for relocation activities on all Metro fiber routes in my areas.

oProvided ISP design for SONET, DWDM and other fiber electronics.

Implementation Engineer III - (OSP), WDC Area OSP Team Lead for. MCI/WorldCom, Inc. at same location in Vienna, VA, (8/99 to 11/00)

oResponsible for new OSP fiber lateral Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts, Budget.

oSupervised Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for many OSP projects in northern Virginia, western Maryland, and Washington DC.

oResponsible for assisting with fiber restorations, and all splicing assignments.

oWas responsible for relocation activities on all Metro fiber routes in my areas.

oProvided ISP design for SONET, DWDM and other fiber electronics.

Implementation Engineer (OSPE) for WorldCom, Inc. (Contracting thru JJB, Inc. of McLean, VA (3/99 to 8/99)

oResponsible for many new OSP fiber lateral Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts.

oWorked with Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for all OSP projects in northern Virginia, western Maryland, and Washington DC.

oResponsible for assisting with fiber restorations, and all splicing assignments.

oProvided OSP design for SONET, DWDM and other fiber electronics.

OSPE for GTE NorthEast at York and Erie, PA, (Contracting through TESINC from 3/98 to 3/99)

oResponsible for assigned new OSP copper and fiber lateral and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Construction, As-Builts, Budget.

oWorked with Engineering, Construction and Splicing Contractors for OSP projects in several Exchanges in Pennsylvania.

Access Service Provisioning Engr. II for Sprint LTD at Las Vegas, NV (2/97 to 3/98)

oHandled Circuit Design functions. This involved designing various Telecom Circuits, such as Analog and Digital Data Circuits, Trunks, and Carrier systems via Interexchange SONET Fiber MUX’s, Channel Banks and Pairgain facilities.

oLoaded equipment, rearrangements, and various system cutovers in a computer database/design system.

oUse CAD systems to draw circuit design records.

oTrained several new users on CAD and database system (CIRAS).

Circuit Design Engr. for Sprint NW at Hood River, OR (6/96 to 2/97).

oHandled Circuit Design functions. This involved designing various Telecom Circuits, such as Analog and Digital Data Circuits, Trunks, and Carrier systems via Interexchange SONET Fiber MUX’s, Channel Banks and Pairgain facilities.

oLoaded equipment, rearrangements, and various system cutovers in a computer database/design system (CIRAS).

oUse CAD systems to draw circuit design records.

OSPE for Citizens Telecom at Moab UT (Contracting thru TESINC 1/96-6/96).

oResponsible for new OSP copper and fiber lateral and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Budget.

oAssisted with copper and fiber restorations, and splicing assignments.

oAssisted with relocation activities on all copper and fiber routes in southern Utah.

oWorked with Operations and Marketing to help provide services on-schedule.

OSPE for Citizens Telecom at Tremonton UT, (Contracting thru Sierra Telecom Services from 7/95 to 12/95).

oResponsible for new OSP copper and fiber lateral and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Budget.

oAssisted with copper and fiber restorations, and splicing assignments.

oWorked with Operations and Marketing to help provide services on-schedule.

OSPE for CONTEL of Nevada at Gardnerville NV (Contracting thru HR Options 7/92-6/95)

oResponsible for new OSP copper and fiber lateral and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering, Budget.

oAssisted with copper and fiber restorations, and splicing assignments.

oAssisted with relocation activities on all copper and fiber routes in my assigned areas.

oWorked with Operations and Marketing to help provide services on-schedule.

OSPE for Nevada Bell at Winnemucca NV (Contracting thru Northstar Telecom 3/92-6/92).

oResponsible for several new OSP copper lateral, maintenance, and backbone Estimates, Right of Way Acquisition, Engineering.

oAssisted with copper restorations, and splicing assignments.

oAssisted with relocation activities on copper routes in Winnemucca area.

oWorked with Operations and Marketing to help provide services on-schedule.

OSPE for CONTEL of Nevada at Gardnerville NV (11/84-12/91).

OSPE for CONTEL of Calif. at Mammoth Lakes CA (8/82-11/84).

Asst. OSPE for CONTEL West at Tremonton UT (4/79-8/82).

Jr. OSPE – Facility for CONTEL West at Moab UT (5/78-4/79).

OSP Draftsman for CONTEL West at Tremonton, UT (11/76 to 5/78).

Designer/Draftsman for VTN Consolidated, Inc. Civil Engineers, San Bernardino, Calif., (12/74-10/76).

Draftsman and Graphic Artist for Neste, Brudin & Stone Civil Engineers, San Bernardino, Calif., (7/72-11/74).

(NOTE: I moved around the country at times when accepting better employment offers).

(Also Note: The above Citizens Telecom, GTE and Contel locations are now Frontier Communications).

EDUCATION:

Graduated from Rim of the World High School at Lake Arrowhead, Calif. Majored in Industrial Design, and received two fine arts scholarships, including one to the L.A. College of Design.

Attended San Bernardino Valley College, majoring in Industrial Arts

Victor Valley College at Victorville, Calif., Paramedic training.

PROFESSIONAL TRAINING: (Generic Descriptions)

MCI/WorldCom: CSX On-Track Safety, Confined Space Safety Training, HazWOPER, Defensive Driving, VOIP, Corporate Ethics Training SPRINT: Intro to ISDN, LINK Trng, Radio Interference.

CONTEL: CMS, Sub. CXR, Cable Utilization, OSP Engineering, T1/T1C Span Line Design, Digital Switching, Transmission, Data, Fiber Optic Transmission Design, RDS/CAD Landbase/Telephone Fac. Mapping/Plotting, Supervisor Training, Finance for Telephone Mgrs., Bonding/Grounding.

On-Job Training:

Lumos Networks: MapCom/M4 CAD, Oracle E-Business Suite.

Level3: NetBuild, GNE/3D, BPM, Clarify, GCR, etc.

Frontier: Infinium, Adtran Total Access products, etc.

MCI/WorldCom & Verizon Business: All modes of fiber optic transmission, Siecor/Corning optical fiber, Fujitsu, Nortel, Cisco SONET OC3/12/48/192 & OADM systems. Various Muxes, Media Converters, and Anda Ethertone / Gig-E equipment. BARS. TCOMs, TERTL, ERLOG, ICON, TNT, VPN, and other systems.

Sprint: Circuit Design / ASP Engineering, CIRAS, ORCAD, PACS, NS2000, Tellabs TCS532 DCS, Cascade FRS, Various Channel Banks, NEC ISC303, DSC Litespan 2000, Reltec DISC*S, Wescom DuaLine Plus, etc.

CONTEL/GTE: Engineering OSP, Fiber Optic Trunking, FCC Functional Time Reporting, Right-of-Way Agent training, Defensive Driving, First Aid/CPR Training, REA/CONTEL/GTE-SSP Construction Units, Safety for Supervisors, AT&T SLC96 & Series 5 Digital CXR, DDM1000/2000, Optilink Timespan Digital CXRs, NT DMS-1 URBAN CXR, CalMW CD-94 TCXR RPM, etc. Analog and Digital Data Circuits, Hi-Caps, ISDN, Switched 56, HV Substation and CO Protection, Analog CXR, Rural radio systems,

OTHER:

I have considerable experience with various IBM PC's (MSDOS, Windows 95/98/NT/2000/XP/7/8), networking, plotters & printers, etc.

Familiar with all Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, Project, Access, etc.); and other computer systems.

Comfortable with various 2D CAD systems including AutoCAD 14 to 2006, DesignCAD, Turbo CAD, Visio and MicroStation.

I keep abreast with Telecom, Electronic, and other Utility Industry developments by reading trade journals, catalogs, technical books, and researching via the Internet and libraries, during my spare time.

US citizen.



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