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Manager Project

Location:
Plano, Texas, United States
Posted:
January 13, 2017

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EMMANUEL UCHE-ABBA

Career Objective

A qualified telecommunications engineer and PRINCE2 (F) certified Project Manager. A high-achiever with an eclectic blend of skills, experience and extensively brilliant track record in heading and implementing projects spanning multiple industries and business environments: site build, fiber optic rollout, transmission rollout, SCADA system deployment, DAS equipment deployment, core network rollout, BTS rollout and upgrades; seeking a challenging and professionally rewarding techno-managerial position in an innovative company focused around developing telecommunication solutions/products to contribute accrued expertise towards the qualitative and competitive enhancement of the organization.

Experience:

October 31st 2016 – To date

Implementation Manager II Ericsson North America, USA

Manage and coordinate deployment of newly released radio baseband 5216 and R503 XMU for Verizon Wireless in Seattle Washington.

My activities include managing customer relationship, project plan of record, project schedule, cost, inventory, billing- invoicing, change control and scope creep. ASP process adherence, compliance, and deliverables. Manage the operational and maintenance activities to achieve targeted network quality objectives. Manage the Installation, troubleshooting of Node B using various Ericsson RBS 6000 series.

Implementation Manager responsibility included resolution of Technical problem during Migration or any Upgrading activity in RAN NODES.

• Manage and create all aspects of project implementation plan from Purchase Order to On Air.

• Coordinated E911 call testing for Verizon and updated stakeholders daily.

June 15th 2015 – October 17th 2016

Project Manager Kunawing LLC Dallas/ Oklahoma City, USA

• Manage, and track the project progress against the project schedule.

• Develop work planning and scheduling work.

• Monitor project milestones and phases and take corrective action as needed to ensure the project is on schedule.

• Manage customer relation, customer expectations and handles changes in an appropriate way in conjunction with requirement for the project as described in project specification.

October 8th 2012 – May 29th 2015

Implementation Manager II Ericsson North America, USA

Manage and coordinate all aspects of Telecom Equipment deployment including T1s, fiber deployment and migrations are all delivered in a timely manner. My activities include managing Customer relationship, project plan of record, project schedule, cost, inventory, billing- invoicing, change control and scope creep. ASP process adherence, compliance and deliverables. Manage the operational and maintenance activities to achieve targeted network quality objectives. Manage the Installation, Troubleshooting of Node B using various RBS 6000 series.

Implementation Manager responsibility included resolution of Technical problem during Migration or any Upgrading activity in RAN NODES.

• Manage and create all aspects of project implementation plan from Purchase Order to On Air.

• Coordinated E911 call testing for Sprint and updated stakeholders daily.

• Schedule migrations with 3rd Party RF and Integration team for successful build out of the Customer Network. Accountable for Scheduling, Forecasting and Progress Tracking.

• Facilitate team meetings and hold Internal/External meeting with updates/presentations.

• Ensure Implementation compliance for both internal and external customers.

• Support Customer Unit Team with Managing changes to the project scope, project schedule, and project costs.

• Supervise, coordinate and monitor works with the Service Providers and other disciplines that have an interface with the implementation and integration part of the project.

• Team leadership focusing on quality and results.

• Attend coordination and progress meetings.

• Coordinates site activities and assures that all disciplines directly involved in the project are in phase with the Project goals and objectives.

• Drive schedule activities and trouble-shooting results.

• Maintain and update Implementation-specific areas of Site Handler, EAMS, ERTT.

• Mitigate project risk by identifying, managing and/or implementing the approved actions.

• Monitor the progress of the project, identify and quantify any variances, perform any

required corrective actions, and communicate to all internal/external parties

• Coordinate the deployment of Field Engineers, sub-contractors and assign constructed related issues to construction manager to assign Tower Crews to resolve and clear alarm related issues as defined in the project plan.

October 2010 – October 2012

Operations Director Kunawing LLC Oklahoma City, USA

Responsible for the set-up and establishment of a new business office for Kunawing. Direct all project activities during the project establishment, execution and conclusion phase

Responsible for planning, setting up, executing projects, budget planning, control and ensuring that the project goals are met by ensuring that the customer’s business requirements are fulfilled by occasional customer interactions.

Source for and manage a chain of businesses including setting up VoIP telecommunication services, Manage teams for RF drive test for T-mobile and AT &T USA, acquisition and operation of a branded gas station, spares management, sales and procurement.

Responsible for vendor management i.e. ensuring vendors are performing and delivering services in accordance with the service support agreement.

Manage new business interests, customer relation, customer expectations and handles changes in an appropriate way in conjunction with requirement for the project.

April 2008 – Oct 2010

Head of Operation Kunawing Nigeria Limited Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Managed directly BTS site integrated maintenance for MTN Nigeria Communication limited in the South- South region directly with IHS Nigeria with 325 sites.

Ensure Network availability of >98.99% and to define an organization and processes to meet the network availability targets of all various network elements (including spares and logistics requirements). Manage the operational and maintenance activities to achieve targeted network quality objectives.

Supplied diesel (AGO) to various base station sites in the riverine areas, and other locations for new site build base stations and existing sites for Airtel.

Manage all Project Implementation and rollout of Microwave radios, BTS and drive tests for various customers.

Updating polling software in Master SCADA system to detect open and closed valve input status for Nigerian Gas Company.

Received Award for outstanding performance and support for Nigerian Gas Company Pipeline Project in August 2010 from Honeywell for SCADA implementation and taking out project from critical situation.

Full turnkey project Management-Core, Access, Backbone, Site Build and LOS surveys

Responsible for all project activities during the project establishment, execution and conclusion phase

Vendor management: Responsible for vendor management i.e. ensuring vendors are performing and delivering services in accordance with the service support agreement.

Manage customer relation, customer expectations and handles changes in an appropriate way in conjunction with requirement for the project as described in project specification

Responsible for planning, setting up, executing projects, budget planning, control and ensuring that the project goals are met by ensuring that the customer’s business requirements are fulfilled.

June 2007 – Dec 2007

MDRS Installation/Implementation Manager-Rollout Ericsson Sudan

Project manage the rollout of the STM1 Marconi Digital Microwave System (MDRS 155EC) road coverage backbone network in the central and northern parts of Sudan for Zain 2.5/3G GSM project and DAS equipment deployment. Also oversaw the RAN team integrating the RNC

Ensure quality of installation, commissioning and integration of all transmission equipment in adherence to the installation specifications

Plan for and hold project review meetings with key stakeholders

Manage project risks and manage project issues

Track and review progress against plan to ensure customer requirements are delivered

Produce weekly report to communicate the overall project status to the Customer Project Manager and client of installation progress

Onsite technical training for installers and Engineers

Resolve all technical rollout transmission and site build issues

Aug 2005 – Aug 2006

National Transmission Implementation Manager

MTN Nigeria Communication Limited Lagos, Nigeria

Provide top level transmission roll out plan to cover rollout phase (Microwave radios –Ericsson Minilink, Marconi MDRS 155EC, Ericsson RBS, Harris megastar and True point radios, Stratex networks, VSAT systems, core network, and Optical Fiber deployment)

Prepare all Transmission equipment orders and validate delivery with orders

Track and monitor Transmission equipment orders with procurement department and suppliers

Arrange and start up Transmission project kickoff meetings. Create and maintain transmission implementation plan

Project managed the rollout of the 7x STM1 Harris Megastar digital microwave rollout and swap out of the Stratex network 4 x STM1 Altium digital microwave radio in MTN Nigeria backbone

Project managed the implementation of all access (PDH and SDH) digital microwave radios using Ericsson Minilink radios and BTS.

Staff and resource transmission Implementation department to achieve agreed objectives

Ensure quality of installation, commissioning and integration of all transmission equipment in MTN Nigeria in adherence to the installation specifications

Produce plans and budgets for the overall project deliverable

Plan for and hold project review meetings with key stakeholders

Manage project risks and manage project issues

Track and review progress against plan

Produce weekly report to communicate the overall project status

Manage the transmission implementation project team and key stakeholders to ensure rollout plans and customer requirements are delivered

Interface with customers and resolve technical rollout issues

Oct 2004 –Aug 2005

MTN Nigeria Communication Limited

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Regional Construction/Rollout Manager

Manage day-to-day organizational and business relationships with MTN organization and stakeholders in the region

Project management of all construction and implementation activities relating to network rollout within the region including VSAT planning and installations, Ericsson Microwave radio and Ericsson RBS deployment, Optical fiber rollout, core network including HLR, MSC, BSC and Switch deployment, Direct connect projects and BTS and microwave backbone site build

Oversee BTS and Microwave backbone site construction activities through site controllers/site deployment Engineers

Oversee all vendor activities and site build contractors activities

Ensure prompt resolution of all on-site issues

Ensure all company’s assets are protected throughout the region

Ensure SHE requirements are consistently met within the region at all times

Achieve weekly/monthly roll out targets in the region

Staff and resource Capital Programmes Group functions in the region to achieve agreed objectives

Adopt design, planning, implementation, operations and maintenance guidelines/standards from centralized functions; translate into executable activities with regional staff

Ensure MTN BTS sites are built to specification and agreed timelines

July 2002 – Sept 2004

MTN Nigeria Communication Limited

Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Regional Head, Transmission Implementation (July 2003-September 2004)

Transmission Implementation Engineer (July 2002-July 2003)

Recruited as Transmission Implementation Engineer, charted an excellent growth path through exceptional performance to hold the portfolio of Regional Head Transmission Implementation, Regional Construction Manager and to merit the position of National Transmission Implementation Manager for the network rollout group in the Capital Program Group of MTN.

Ensure quality installation and commissioning of transmission indoor and outdoor equipment

Develop commissioning and handover documents for SDH, PDH, VSAT, Compression equipment, Multiplexers for MTN backbone network

Performs hands-on-installation and problem solving duties on MTN transmission network

Installation and commissioning of MTN SDH National Digital Microwave, OFC and multiplexer backbone network. Supervision of all local contractors involved in transmission related tasks.

Installation and commissioning of Ericsson Focus LX/AC1 multiplexer and DXX.

June 1998 – July 2002

GS Telecom/Spar Aerospace Nigeria Limited

Lagos, Nigeria

Project Engineer

• Oversaw the installation and commissioning of microwave radios and satellite systems at customer sites.

• Executed the installation and commissioning of Ericsson Multiplexers; DXX, Focus LX1 / AC1.

• Prepared and controlled project plans in terms of resource requirements, budgets, milestones and overall timescales to ensure that systems are designed, built, installed, tested and commissioned in line with contract specification.

• Performed regular system checks and preventive maintenance by monitoring and controlling various parameters of modulators.

• Participated in the development of standards, policies, procedures and practices for telecom activities.

• Provided technical support to customers through remote and on-site trouble-shooting.

• Maintained an excellent channel of communication with vendors and, resolving issues to ensure timely and correct delivery of raw materials and components.

• Monitored the operational / network status of all networks through centralized Network Management System and instituted immediate measures to rectify technical breakdowns, ensuring optimal levels of network connectivity and even traffic load distribution.

• Instituted KPIs, and scheduling training sessions for regular up gradation in technology, services and products.

• Liaised vertically and horizontally with varied technical resources to formulate a concise and effective techno- managerial support infrastructure.

• Assisted the marketing division to formulate marketing campaigns, Drafted proposal for project bids in line with, resource identification, the Bill of Quantities (BOQ), Scope of Work (SOW) and Statement of Compliance (SOC) as per the Customer specification.

Education and Training

MSc. in Mobile and High Speed Telecommunication Networks

2006-2007 Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom

Higher National Diploma in Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering

1991 – 1996 Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun, Delta state, Nigeria

AWARDS:

Best Graduating Student in Electronics/Telecommunication Engineering

MTN Nigeria CTO award Tiene Token Footprint award for outstanding performance

TRAINING AND COURSES:

OSHA 10 Training, November 12th -13th 2012, Memphis Tennessee USA

Understanding New Mobile and Cellular Networks, Technologies and Services Seminar by Alexander Resources, Addison, Dallas Texas, USA (April 22nd – April 23rd 2008)

ILX Group, Reading, United Kingdom. Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 course and certification (December 3rd – December 5th 2007)

University of Pretoria (short course on project management principles and practices, February 6th -8th 2006)

NSI communication San Diego, California (VSATPlus 11 network installation, operation and maintenance training, January 31st – February 13th 2001)

Ericsson Education Center Dublin, Ireland (SDH & WDM Traffic Network Planning LZUBB 108236, February 24th –February 28th 2003)

Ericsson Education Europe Sweden (DXX System Basics, November 11th – 21st 2002)

Ericsson Education Europe Sweden (Focus AC/1, LX + EM, November 25th – 28th 2002)

Ericsson Education Center Lagos, Nigeria (Mini-Link Installation, February 22nd – 24th 2005)

Ericsson Education Center Lagos, Nigeria (Mini-Link System survey, April 26th – 27th 2004

Ericsson Education Center Sweden (DXX 8100 Managed Access System Customized, December 10th – 12th 2003

Symmetricom Limited Winnersh Triangle, Berkshire, UK (SSU2000, OT21 and Time source products, June 23rd 2003)

Wray Castle Limited, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK (GSM System Overview, September 17th – 18th 2003)

Wray Castle Limited, Ambleside, Cumbria, UK (Digital Radio & Microwave Link Planning, September 25th – 27th 2003)

Stratex Networks (Installation, Operation and Maintenance of DART, XP4, DXR 700, Spectrum 11 and Altium STM-1 digital microwave radio, August 2002)

Cablenet Training Services Limited, Suffolk (Multimode Fiber Optics termination and Testing course, April 19th 2004

Harris Corporation Lagos, Nigeria (Microwave Transmission Seminar, July 6th – 7th 2000)

Harris Corporation Lagos, Nigeria (maintenance and Operation of the Megastar 155 Digital Microwave Radio, October 31 2003)

Vic Lawrence & Associates Limited Lagos, Nigeria ( Recruit and interviewing skills, March 30th – 31st 2004)

Certified LTE Radio Planning and Optimization by Informa telecoms & Media, March 12th –March 16th 2012, Dallas USA

Ericsson Implementation Manager Pre-evaluation Exam March 13th -20th 2014

Ericsson Diploma EAMS 3.10 Training Course November 4th 2014

Project Management Institute (PMI), member. PMP Certification in view

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE), member

References

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