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Civil Engineer Senior Project Manager

Location:
Athens, Attica Region, Greece
Salary:
10000$ per month
Posted:
November 04, 2019

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CHRISTOS ZEVOS – SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER

Nationality

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Greek EU citizen

Date of Birth

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Profession

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Civil Engineer / Construction & Structural Engineer

Specialization

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Project Management, Development and Program Management, Site and Deployment Management, Network Implementation Management, Structural Engineering Rollout Management

+971-********* +306********* adaq59@r.postjobfree.com

KEY QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Zevos has over 25 years of professional experience in the Telecom Industry, in Construction project management, Development and Program Management, Site and Development Management and Network Implementation Management. Key experience includes Knowledge mobile network development & concepts, internal Policies & procedures, project prioritization frameworks, Developing budgets. Mr. Zevos is specialized in Construction Management, Implementation Management, Strategic Management, Business Plan development, Conflict Management,Project Plan, Change Management .

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

2017 (present)

PhD Large Scale Projects Project Management

Virginia University

USA

2014

PMP certificate

PMI

2008

2008

MBA Executive

Kingston University London

NTUA Msc Civil Engineer (UNIVERCITY /BSc MSc 5 YEARS ) AS A CIVIL ENGINEER

England

National Technical University Of Athens

Greece

2000

MSc, Construction Management

Ashford University London

England

1998

Bsc Civil Engineer, (University / BSc, 4 years) as a Structural Engineer

Ashford University London

England

1993

Bsc Civil engineer, (University / BSc equivalent, 4 years) as a Civil Engineer

University of West Attica Athens

Greece

Registration & Memberships:

Member of the Greek Telecom Technical Engineering Association and England society of Engineer

MIMgt (Member of the UK Institute of Management).

First Certificate in English from University of Cambridge

Palso degree in English from the Greek state

Member of Engineers society in Oman

Member of Engineers society in UAE

EXPERIENCE RECORD

Oct. 2018 Present

Salfo and Associates SA/Etisalat UAE

UAE

Position: Senior Project Manager

Project: Jebel Ali and Al Ain Data Centers

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage both data center projects (Jebel Ali, Al Ain) Data centers of Etisalat from inception through to completion

Responsible for gathering internal requirements and delivering solution that satisfy client needs.

Maintain end-to-end responsibility from construction to Deployment

Successful planning, execution monitoring, control, and closure of the Data centers.

Resolve highly critical issues within a matrix organization while maintaining rigorous adherence to project timelines and cost.

Plan the delivery of the project.

Manage the day-to-day working, utilization, implementation and technical consultant’s engaged on client assignments. Ensuring the correct materials turn up.

Report progress on projects to sector management, maintain and update project reporting, checkpoints and financial reporting and budget control management.

Communicate sustainability requirements to design teams and coordinate with the client to assure sustainability objectives are incorporated in to design

Direct management of Electrical, HVAC, Generator, Life Safety, and Building monitoring system to assure, uptime, proper operation, engineering excellence, corporate standards, and customer expectations in relation to the facility.

Responsible for check of design and creation of policies for process flow and documentation. Work closely with support staff on documentation and site preparedness.

Provide detail analysis and complete staff work including Power point presentation to senior management

Reconcile billing and vendor payments approvals of services, and goods.

Manage dependencies and handoffs effectively and optimize schedules accordingly.

Interface with client, vendors, main contractors and subcontractors(Electrical /Mechanical Engineers) for the project requirements and scope

Identify areas of the risk and drive mitigation with subject matter experts within the organization

Design review for Pre-assembled Containers and DRUPS(Dynamic Rotating UPS)-Technical consultation, Construction supervision

Testing and Commissioning, Hand-over delivery

Budget and claims controlling, DLP warranty period

Feb. 2016 – Oct. 2018

N. C. R Development International Muscat Airport in Operation Main Projects (Sultanate of Oman)

Sultanate of Oman

Project Senior Manager

The responsible for Leading teams to deliver projects that span across the business units. Manage recourses schedules financials and adhere to stage gate quality and SDLC control guidelines throughout the full systems development life cycle. This Include management of issues, risk and project change request to ensure successful and on-time project delivery. Contribute to process improvement initiatives as it relates to improving project delivery. Running the project an a day to day basis, verify the project produces the required deliverables of quality, within the specified constrains of time and cost and to achieve the potential benefits defined in the business case

Undertakes duties as assigned by the Project Director

Manage a portfolio of complex initiatives that span multiply lines of business

Provide on- site leadership for project team by building and motivating team members to meet all project goals, adhering to their responsibilities and project milestones

Full project life cycle ownership, successful project delivery will include full implementation frim initiation to deployment for one major or several minor simultaneously

Manage all aspects of multiple related projects to ensure the overall program is aligned to and directly supports the achievement of strategic objectives

Report on project success criteria results, metrics, test, and deployment management activities

Work creatively and analytically in a problem –solving environment demonstrating teamwork,innovation and excellence

Participate in establishing practices, templates policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature these capabilities for the organization

Prepare estimates and detailed project plan for all phases of the project

Procure adequate resources to achieve project objectives in planned timeframes

Manage the day to day project activities and resources and chairs the project management teams meetings

Monitor Staff performance and complete performance reviews

Provide status reporting regarding projects milestones, deliverable, dependencies, risks and issues, communicating across leadership

Manage interdependencies between technology, operations and business needs.

Demonstrate a functional acumen to support how solutions will address client goals while maintaining alignment with industry best practices

Manage project scope and changes

Participate and drive feasibility studies, vendor selections and proposals for evaluation by appropriate key stakeholders

Internal quality control check for the project

Manage ongoing quality control and participate in quality issue resolution

Assist in dispute, negotiation, arbitration, litigation, when needed.

Support formal /informal schedules to manage engagement contract

Define the Statement of Work and Specifications for the request goods and services.

Develop and manage project and program engagement from planning, external vendor relationships, communication resources, budget, change, risks and issues.

Set and continually manage project and program expectations while delegating and managing deliverable with team members and stakeholders

Monitor, track and control outcomes to resolve issues, conflicts, dependencies and critical path deliverables

Develop and deliver progress reports, proposals, requirements documentation and presentation, to various audiences, including project team, sponsors, Project Director and key stakeholders

Determine the frequency and content of status report from the project and program team, analyze the results and troubleshoot problem areas

Define success criteria and disseminate them to involved parties throughout project and program life cycle

Coach mentor motivate and supervise project and program team

Manage the projects and programs to proceeding according to scope, schedule budget and quality standards

Manage project and program issues and risks to mitigate impact to baseline

Performance reviews and staff development and monitoring.

Establish practices, templates, policies, tools and partnerships to expand and mature capabilities for the organization.

Jan. 2013- Feb. 2017

N. C. R Development International Muscat & Phase 2 Airport Main Projects (Airports are in Operation)

Sultanate of Oman

Deployment & Project Senior Manager rollout implementation &, It Room, s Wlan, Data Centers, UTS, Secnet, ACNnet.TETRA GSM 4G network

Responsible in the overall planning and development of technical products of the structural department (design, plans, calculations, specifications, reports, etc) between various technical disciplines. Responsible for the engineering projects in terms of scope, schedule, budget, and construction supervision. Oversees structural engineering within the bridge and infrastructure projects for governmental and private clients. Resolve complex engineering challenges and make decision on the design, analysis and evaluation of project features. Provide technical advice to higher level management, Clients, and architect-engineer (AE) firms to establish policies and procedures on structural engineering matters.

Undertakes duties as assigned by the Project Director

Provides program level support to all project delivery teams by managing the resolution of structural engineering related issues and tasks for Network.

Provides structural technical support for request for proposals, contracts, specifications, preliminaries and variations.

To operate at a program level reviewing existing design and construction activity for Value Engineering opportunities across all engineering systems, ensuring transfer of this knowledge across the program

Works with the client, consultants, contractors and other stakeholders to coordinate utilities with projects.

Reviews structural engineering submittals: reports, calculations, quantity surveys, drawings and specifications for conformance with the contract, scope and budget. Assists in reviewing, approving and processing of other engineering discipline technical submittals.

To participate in operational reviews and readiness for handover to operating parties.

Performs reviews of work which involves conventional engineering practice, but may include a variety of complex features such as conflicting design requirements, unsuitability of conventional materials, and difficult coordination requirements.

Assists in liaising with local authorities and ministerial agencies having jurisdiction over the project.

Reviews, on the client's behalf, submittals and Request for Information (RFI) that apply to Network / structural engineering works for adequacy.

Reviews the contractors' as-built drawings / BIM model.

Assists with the final inspection of the work. Reviews the adequacy and accuracy of defect lists (snag lists). Monitors final completion of the work.

Assists with the commissioning of the work. Verifies the commissioning process is proceeding as planned.

Monitors final completion of the work

Implements and follows Quality Assurance Program procedures.

Individual responsibility of Rollout for Installation WLAN, IT rooms, Data Centers CCTV, and AACS, Master clocks Kiosk on site and manage subcontractors in all Buildings PTB Piers and Maintenance Yard.

Jan. 2015-Oct 2018

NCR Corporation / TAV IT

Site Deployment Manager Consultant

Development CCTV ACCS WLAN IT Rooms Data Center

UAE Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi Airport Authority selected the company as the system integrator for a new $7 Billion Airport Campus Development with 5 concourses, a government terminal, maintenance hangers and a state of the art cargo facility. As system integrator, the company was responsible for design and build of the Network and Telecommunications Infrastructure, Security Systems, Airport Operational Systems and Building Management per FIDIC standards

During this time I worked for NCR as the LAN and Wi-Fi Deployment Manager that involved the commissioning of the common infrastructure and wireless networks for the entire airport project (+- 144 000 Users). The project included complex routing and security to allow for integration of multiple systems (Security, Operations, IPTV, Airport IT and Tenants).

Commissioning and Testing of the Local Area and Wireless Network within the agreed timeframe and budget.

Identify resources, management and co-ordination for the project team with a compliment staff for 20 direct reports.

Provide liaison between project team/clients/contractors/authorities and end user (Qatar Airways).

Preventative Maintenance resolution management in anticipating and overcoming problems.

Implement new processes to streamline commissioning and installation activities with strong emphasis in GAP Analysis.

Draw up, agree and manage the plan of execution and report on the progress to project board (defining project progress, problems and solutions).

Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.

Created relevant ICD’s to interface with multiple 3rd Party Networks. Define scope and security.

Create testing scripts for the ATP process and ensure all necessary risks have been mitigated with regards to the level of testing done.

Local Area Network performance, integration and operations testing management.

Reviewing of all contractual requirements, ensure design is fit for purpose and implemented accordingly.

Co-ordinate network user requirements and implement security measure on firewalls. Ensuring security measures are at IATA Standards.

Technical Project Manager for commissioning team of engineers for the end-to-end deployment, commissioning and testing.

Manage the service desk that involved fault finding, correction of issues or design GAP’s and report the relevant findings back to the design teams.

Vendor Management.

Jan. 2013- Dec. 2015

N. C. R Development international Salalah & Muscat Phase 1 Airport Main Projects

Sultanate of Oman

Site & Program &Deployment Senior Manager rollout implementation &, It Room,s Wlan, Data Centers, Uts, Secnt, ACNnet. TETRA GSM 4G network.

Develop pre-commissioning processes to ensure all equipment has completed the necessary quality checks before being deployed to site.

Responsible for revenue generation for the organization and have over achieved revenue for each quarter over the past two years.

Develop Project Deployment Strategies and implement them throughout the project organization.

Identify resources, management and co-ordination of the deployment project team with a compliment staff for 35 direct reports.

Implement and manage project changes and interventions to achieve project outputs.

Deployment and Commissioning of the Testing Facility, which allowed for systems to be tested on a production like infrastructure.

Review design documentation and assess any design flaws or non-conformance to the contract specification. With special reference to the quality of the work executed in documentation and standards for each document submitted.

Technical Project Manager for implementation team of engineers technicians for the end-to-end deployment of all systems.

Responsible for heading up the service desk that involves the logging of faults, fault finding, correction of issues or design GAP’s.

Vendor and Subcontractor Management.

Individual responsibilities:

Manage the implementation of network rollout and integration of new sites (buildings) on the network.

Manage and ensure that proactive diagnostics of new sites is performed regularly.

Ensure that all sites built related issue are resolved for hitch free rollout.

Manage the implementation, installation, commissioning, integration of IT Rooms WLAN Access point Data Centers, UTS network ACNnet, SECnet.CCTV Master clocks,Kiosks

Project Management of all construction and implementation activities relating to network rollout within the company specs, ensuring all variation order preparation for sites are in line with field assessment and within budget.

Manage the entire process of installing and commissioning network sites to specifications within assigned company standards by providing guidelines for project scope, time, cost and quality management and ensure optimal use of resources within the assigned company standards.

Ensure site build contractors build all assigned network sites to agreed specification and quality standards.

Manage the company Swat team, IT team, SDE, etc, on network site rollout program and ensure knowledge and skills are transferred to all team members (People management).

Oversee all construction activities through site controllers (SC) within assigned company standards.

Manage all community and permits issues (MC1 MC2 MC3 MC4A MC12 MC13,) within the company standards. Liaise with Program Management department; in providing inputs on forecasting, planning and tracking of site build progress.

Ensure strict adherence to operator’s network site buildings’ health, safety and environment regulations and network site buildings’ best practices.

Construction Design instructions of installation equipment.

Site design with Tower (x) Tool Bentley Roof top & Greenfield. Static Calculations for new 4G antennas installation and RRU.

Initial Project architectural design for sites greenfield & rooftops with Autocad2016, and AutoCAD civil 3D.

Familiar with 6000 series 4G Ericsson RBS design, installation of the Equipment to the Shelter, and HUAWEI 3600 series.

Deployment vendor management of metallic structure and Radio Base Station

Feb. 2012- Jan. 2013

MTN Afghanistan - Teledrome SA. (Telehorizon Telecom)

Afghanistan

Senior Manager Rollout Implementation& Tower Design,Bearing Capacity (Contract) (Telecom Operator)

Manage the implementation of network rollout and integration of new sites on the network.

Manage and ensure that proactive diagnostics of new sites is performed regularly.

Ensure that all sites built related issue are resolved for hitch free rollout.

Manage the implementation of the Ericsson,Huawei Transmission and BTS 3G rollout & LTE.

Project Management of all construction and implementation activities relating to network rollout within the company specs, ensuring all variation order preparation for sites are in line with field assessment and within budget.

Manage the entire process of installing and commissioning network sites to specifications within assigned company standards by providing guidelines for project scope, time, cost and quality management and ensure optimal use of resources within the assigned company standards.

Ensure site build contractors build all assigned network sites to agreed specification and quality standards.

Manage the company SAQ team, TX team, SDE, etc, on network site rollout program and ensure knowledge and skills are transferred to all team members (People management).

Oversee all construction activities through site controllers (SC) within assigned company standards.

Manage all community and permits issues within the company standards. Liaise with Program Management department; in providing inputs on forecasting, planning and tracking of site build progress.

Ensure strict adherence to operator’s network site buildings’ health, safety and environment regulations and network site buildings’ best practices

Bearing capacity test of new towers and redesign.

Element analysis of the towers with STAAD (X) Tower.

Static control all the network towers. Check tower capability, and loads for new projects SDH backbone Mw dishes, LTE antennas 4G.

Check and new design of foundation of the towers.

Quality and assurance procedures.

Bearing capacity tests of the specific sites.

Nov. 2010- Feb. 2012

MTN Nigeria Teledrome SA. (Telehorizon telecom)

Nigeria

Senior Manager Site Acquisition & Construction Rollout (Contract)

Plan Monitor and control all aspects of site acquisition projects. Site acquisition resigns sites for LTE 4G upgrade. Negotiations with owners for extension period for 2G 3G sites based of company policies and agreement. Reduce cost of rent sites per year on CAPEX. New sites acquisition procedure for new sites rollout. Acquisition for new backbone sites. New contracts for acquisition hub sites.

Plan Monitor and control all aspects of technical projects that enable continuous business and system performance improvement of systems. (CPM toolkit methodology) 4G(LTE), swap sites new rollout sites, SDH backbone network support tower, Transmission plan.

Strategic Input. Network strategic initiatives, alignment and planning of new and current projects. Project Lifecycle project initiation and Planning. Project Brief and develop scope document. Project plan of execution, Detail scope and Design document of the projects. Develop project schedule, communication plan, project acceptance criteria, project issue and risk log project execution.

Implementation of project execution, track and control financial performance.

Operation acceptance, test reports on phased implementation from operation, address the issues, monitoring and control of the project. Escalation of risks and issues to the R. Director.

Develop lessons learned log.

Hand over to the Operation & Maintenance: Negotiate acceptance with O&M, Snag list of unresolved issues.

Prepare project file to Operational Finance and release the project team communication.

Prepare status and feedback report regarding project delivery.

Resolve and or escalate issues in timely fashion.

Project cost control, Control, monitoring and report the utilization of approved project budgets.

Contingency plans in place prevent delays and enhance on time delivery of quality solution.

Responsibilities for directing, guiding, motivating, influencing others.

Manage and subcontractors to ensure project delivery, quality and assurance.

Mentor Project Engineers and Junior project managers.

Negotiation with line managers to assign staff for project work.

Escalate relevant and urgent queries to the relevant senior manager.

Manage boundaries that separate units in order to optimize work.

Tower Design and project tower modification for Network Rollout (STAAD tower program)

Works with Procurement Division to develop back charge notices, withholding payments and rejection of invoices subcontractors.

Manage work flow and work assignment as necessary based on project plan .

Actively engage in multiple markets for value improvements.

Maintain and manage subcontractor relationships while assuring that work is performed in accordance with project requirements and based of Technical standards mobile operator .

Subcontractors selection with information and direction, as outlined within contract specifications, to allow work to proceed as scheduled

Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates supplier (vendor) and local contractor activities, products, and reports.

Monitors subcontractor quality personnel in the execution of their work. Monitors and tracks all open transactions. Rollout plan and swap (4000 sites per year)

Follows up, coordinates and communicates with clients, managers, suppliers, contractors, subcontractors, and field staff to ensure that applicable codes and specifications are met.

Performs QA/QC function on construction and site acquisition submittals cooperation with QA instructor. Reviews & approves site specific documents (site folders) and preparation procedure for Licensing B of site.

Reviews contract specifications determining all documentation submittals required for payment.

Participate in process initiatives to support execution activities.

Oversees development of project trackers and coordinates with markets for implementation

Generates records, reports, correspondence, and other documentation in the performance of the work.

Maintain multiple projects (LTE swap sites) and priorities at one time and effectively finish projects in a timely manner based on agreed time project plan.

Develops project deliverables from sketches, written and/or verbal instructions.

Assist in coordinating deliverables with other groups involved on the same project to minimize interference or errors.

Assists with expediting large volume of submittals and/or confirming that such submittals have been received from subcontractors.

Perform Quality and Assurance audits in every point of project construction plan

Manage the implementation of Ericsson and Huawei BTS upgrade and integration of new upgrade BTS cabinets on the network.

Manage Satellite installation and integration activities.

Manage and ensure that proactive diagnostics of BTS and Transmission upgrades is performed regularly

Escalate any issues that may affect the performance of the BTS upgrade to the SM/HOD

Drive and ensure the timely completion of planned and rollout schedules are achieved.

Provide technical and supervision support, in the installation, testing and commissioning of retrofit earth station antennas.

Manage site survey and RFI testing for new earth station and BTS facilities, installation, acceptance testing and commissioning.

Manage the provision of specialized technical support to all other departments in the company regarding upgrade and optimize the use of resources within the company.

Identify and recommend appropriate tools and resources for BTS upgrade implementation.

Manage, coordinate and monitor the implementation of all projects that make up Transmission systems and develop reports for the Transmission Implementation Direction

Manage the installation of 3G Ericsson node B’s & 2GTransmission indoor(Ericsson traffic node & Marconi radios) and outdoor equipment

Manage the installations of various vendor Radios and Multiplexers( Ericsson DXX 6325, 6340, 8180, 8600 etc)

Manage the Transmission infrastructure to switching centers and MTN building

Manage the rollout of Microwave and fiber backbone

Follow through on network site programs ensuring they are on target and according to specifications

Perform routine quality checks on team’s activities, ensuring all step by step acceptance testing activities are completed as scheduled

Ensure strict adherence to operator network site build, safety, health and environment regulations and network site build best practices

Assist SDE’s in the resolution of complex issues and escalate to the CPM Direction where necessary

Provide daily progress reports on assigned network sites, ensuring daily site targets are achieved

Identify reasons for delays in projects and plan activities to overcome them proper hand-over of network sites to Network group operation & maintenance

Responsible for Ericsson and Huawei BTS upgrade

Manage interconnect with other PTO’s corporate clients and GSM service providers

Manage installation of fibre network to various 3G nodes.

Manage all third party MDNS/Wimax issues from inception to completion

Ensure compliance to safety standards and specifications

Resolve any difficult issue hindering Transmission rollout and report such issues to the Transmission Implementation Direction

Manage roll-out plans for 3G networks manpower, logistics, time table etc.

Manage the handover of completed 3G transmission links/nodes to Operation

Aug. 2009- Nov. 2010

Tellas Telecommunication Sa

Greece

Network Implementation Director

Construction Dept. Responsible for construction sites LMDS for coverage of direct customers. Supervision of FTTH & FTTX construction to the direct customers. Zone inside to the cities (Larissa, Thessalonica, Athens).

Project Manager Info Society Zone 3 Project. Construction for MW sites transmission hub 100 sites. Turn Key (site acquisition, construction implementation activation. Responsible for Fiber optic submarine cable (quality acceptance supervision for installation and implementation. Construction for LLU sites to OTE premises.

Implementation Dept. Responsible for supervision of DSLAM ISAM LSPAN equipment to the OTE premises for Voice and ADSL services.

Troubleshooting as requested by the G Manager.

Controlling of the performance of the subcontractors report to CEO

Delivering reports and relevant site documentation to the CTO.

Budget controlling and planning.

Responsible for negotiation with OTE for new request services (LLU sites SDH capacity).

Responsible with PPC for new services implementation.

New equipment and service evaluation for adaptation and improve the network performance.

Apr. 2006- Aug. 2009

Cosmote Bulgaria Mobile Sa (Telenor) Bulgaria

Network Implementation Director

Supervising Four Departments on Implementation Direction.

Construction Dept. Responsible for construction sites Rollout GSM and 3G sites. Implementation of sites more than 210 sites per year Construction for Transmission Hubs and sites for special projects (indoor coverage Metro etc.

Site Acquisition Dept. Responsible for site acquisition activities, permit procedures, for GSM, 3G and LMDS sites.

Installation Dept. Responsible for MW links installation, all the RBS Equipment test installation integration and acceptance (SIEMENS CRT- HUAWEI NODE B ERICSSON RBS 2260 MINILINK ERICSSON.

Building and security Dept. Responsible for new MSC BSC buildings construction in all the Bulgaria Territory. Constructed 3 per year. Installation security and supervision systems to all sites of company. Manage Installation activities for CCTV and AACS and security supervision system

Troubleshooting as requested by the G Manager.

Controlling of the performance of the subcontractors report to CEO



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