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Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom
November 04, 2019

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Stephen Clifford mobile comms/copper/fibre /build/ construction-build Manager

* ********* ***, ******, **************, LE12 7WN · · 078**-******/Saudi Arabia 009**-**-***-**** +2 hrs

Full UK Driving Licence/HGV 1 & Fork Lift


Strategic, indispensable and technology savvy Mobile Communications Manager with a wealth of experience leading teams for the building of networks, towers and fibre optics. Offering in-depth technical knowledge gained since 1994 overseeing projects internationally for O2, Vodafone, Alcatel and Huawei. An intuitive and natural leader with a creative mindset that excels at overseeing mobile projects from initial brief and planning, through to the implementation, and transition to final delivery. Acute problem solver and skilled communicator with extensive commissioning capabilities seeking a new challenge. Open to opportunities that will draw on previous experience.


•Recognised for leading the project to provide the link between the Stock Exchange London to the Stock Exchange Frankfurt

•Strong attention to detail coupled with ability to think analytically, adapt quickly, appease customers and meet set objectives

•Innovative professional with demonstrated success deploying vision to create scalable solutions that achieve long term goals

•Keeps abreast of the latest trends in emerging mobile technologies, new concepts, design ideas and structured approaches

•Excellent communicator that is comfortable dealing with seniors at all levels of authority as well as multiple stakeholders

•Self-motivated and highly astute with commercial awareness and outstanding presentation, client and service delivery skills

•Implementation lead on complex projects as well as building mobile solutions/networks at various worldwide locations

Key Skills Summary

•Tower/builds/ Relocations

•Building Networks

•Planning FibreOpticsStakeholder Liaison

•Project Management

•Life Cycles/Timelines

•Telecoms Solution Design

•Staff Management

•Network Architecture

•Progress Reporting

•UG/Overhead Copper

•Method Statements

•Project Planning

•Installation & Testing


•UG/Aerial Fibre

•Problem Rectification

•Risk Assessments

•Equipment Upgrades

•Ordering Materials

•Project Documentation

Career History

AEI/Atkins (Saudi Arabia National guard) Dammam Saudi Arabia May 2017- present

Sectional team leader (eastern province)

Working with GPT/F&G/MOD/SANG in the Dammam area of Saudi Arabia supervising the installation of a new fibre network both inside and outside the military camps dealing with ISP and OSP. Working with contractors and running a team of inspectors to ensure that the project comes up to specification, health and safety is strictly adjured to, targets are met and the documentation is updated and passed on to the PMO team so they are fully aware of the progress. Weekly meetings with contractors, SANG, GPT, MOD and F&G to deal with all aspects of the build.

North Midland Construction Jan2017- May 2017

Construction Manager

Working on the Virgin FFTH on 2 major sites dividing my time between Doncaster and Halifax I had supervisors on site dealing with the day to day workings reporting to me in order to collate the information into report form. Making sure all the targets were met if not why not, health and safety measures were in place and any stipulations put in place by local authorities were

adhered to. Also dealing with the public a very important part of the contract for customer relations.

Swann Group Ltd(Communication towers) Oct2016-Dec2016

Installation Manager

•Accountable for overseeing the installation and the management of each project by composing a lifecycle of stages

•Responsible for ordering the materials with transportation and coordinating installations from the ground up

•Creating power method statements, risk assessments and performing quality checks prior to sign off and handover

Mono Consultants Aug 2015 - Jan 2016

Build Manager (Beacon Project)

Sierra Support Services Trinidad and Tobago (FTTH Project) May 2015 - May 2015

Construction Manager

•In charge of a local workforce and expat supervisors and dealt with fibre splicers, cable installers, civils, QA and signing off

•Used foresight to plan the project phases including full installation, testing, and time scales for different areas of the islands

Mono Consultants (Beacon Project) Aug 2014 – April 2015

Build Manager (UK)

•Worked with major UK telecoms companies (O2, Vodafone) overseeing the upgrade of the equipment and network

•Ran site meetings to decipher drawings and liaised with rigging and installation teams to plan work that was required

•Engaged with local authorities to address issues and reported on progress to project managers and directors

UK Company (under confidentially agreement) Oct 2013 - Jun 2014

Overhead Fibre Contract

•Major contributor to an installation in East Africa for FTTH and FFTx ensuring teams were fully conversant with the install

•Provided guidance by creating customised method statements and risk assessment documents for use on the contract

•Implemented a health and safety document and instructed all staff on the correct methods to install the aerial fibre

Phuket (Phang Na) Thailand Oct 2012 - Oct 2013

Construction Manager

•Responsible for interpreting documents/drawings and overseeing a complex which consisted of dwellings and retail outlets

•Signed off the civils, telecommunications and the utilities for new lease holders ensuring necessary facilities were in place

•Applied vigilance when checking power, telephone lines, overhead copper, aerial fibre, FFTH overhead and ug fibre installation

Stephen Clifford Mobile Comms Construction Manager

8 Highreeds End, Sileby, Leicestershire, LE12 7WN · · 078**-******

Full UK Driving Licence/HGV 1 & Fork Lift

Career History Cont.….

European Telecom Construction Manager (WCW USA) Apr 2012 - Aug 2012

Belgium, France and Germany

•Oversaw the project to provide a link between the Stock Exchange London to the Stock Exchange Frankfurt

•Managed the installation of antenna’s, feeders and the construction of the plinths for the RBS cabinets and temp towers

•Coordinated the power, ducting, cable trays the security fencing and dealt with the contractors and 15 teams in 3 countries

•Based out of an office in Antwerp Belgium and travelled to France and Germany for meetings and to check on progress

•In charge of purchase orders, health and safety, construction, progress reports and conference calls to the UK and America

Construction/Assist Project Managing a Building Project (Whithai Ltd Thailand) Jan 2010- Jan 2012

•Worked on a building and Telecoms project in Thailand from the planning and scoping stage to the finalisation and handover

•Assisted with planning the network and supervised 8 teams to ensure they were conversant with fibre and overhead copper

•Checked that installations were to a high standard of quality and dealt with the suppliers, budgets and project milestones

Vodafone Ghana Southern Ring Project Apr 2009 - Nov 2009

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN Ghana) Supervisor Installation & Implementation (TI)

•Based in Ghana as a supervisor on the Southern Ring Vodafone contract supervising the installation of SRT1F

•Ensured the installations on towers addressed the client specifications and collaborated with the project manager

•Oversaw the contract and dealt with quotes concerning transport, local purchases, local contractors and tradesmen

•Managed subcontractors and their teams from 3 different countries (12 teams) and scheduled work flow activities

•Attended meetings with customers, subcontractors and the project team to anticipate challenges and any issues

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Network (ASN) Aug 2008 - Mar 2009

•Worked with Alcatel-Lucent in Ghana (SAT4) Reunion Island (SAT4) Sicily Italy (Mena) Boston USA (CB1) Bermuda (Challenger CB1) Lannion France (Apollo) on the submarine network

•Installed equipment in land stations and dealt with the installs, 1620’s PFE’s, ODF’s, compensation racks, fibre, power cat5, trunking and iron work both under floor and overhead

Saudi Telecom Company (Kuwait) May 2008 - Jul 2008

Management Consultant (Huawei Contract)

•Responsible for overseeing the project planning and scoping for the roll out for over 800 line of site tasks and site surveys

•Coordinated the deployment of the teams (tower build/antenna install) and required contractors in the city and desert

•Ran meetings with management teams to evaluate progress and worked with supervisors to ensure deadlines were met

Network Rail Dec 2007 - Apr 2008

Senior Supervisor

•Led a team working on the FTN network supervising and auditing the final stages of the fibre installation and testing

•Accountable for ensuring that the installations were up to the correct standard for sign off and ready for the customer

•Planned project timetables and set stages for different milestones that were reviewed at regular team meetings

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Network (ASN) Jul 2007 - Nov 2007

•Worked in various locations including Tuckerton NJ USA (Brazil Telecom) India (Flag) and Hawaii (Southern Cross)

•Installed 1620’s, PFE’s, end of suite power cabinets, fibre, cat5, trunking and power ensuring everything was ready for testing

•Interfaced with the customer and Alcatel to forward plan, anticipate issues and created reports for submittal to Alcatel

CTRL (Channel Tunnel Rail Link) Mar 2007 - Jul 2007


•Worked alongside the project manager and supervised 8 engineers on fibre installations of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link

•In charge of the installation, testing and plans for the communication installations ready for hand over to the customer

•Chaired meetings and led weekly briefings to ensure a smooth transition of the network after testing all the installations

Huawei Oct 2006 - Mar 2007

Lead Engineer

•Provided direction and supervised installations of the new Huawei broadband system (D-SLAM & M-SAN) into BT exchanges

•Dealt with cabling and terminating the cables onto Quante blocks from interpreting technical drawing and floor plans

•Signed off reports and ensured that teams were fully conversant with the regulations whilst working in BT exchanges

Stephen Clifford Mobile Comms Construction Manager

8 Highreeds End, Sileby, Leicestershire, LE12 7WN · · 078**-******

Full UK Driving Licence/HGV 1 & Fork Lift

Career History Cont.….

UK Rail Services Jan 2005 - Oct 2006

Supervisor - Channel Tunnel Rail Link

•Oversaw 8 fibre splicing teams working in tunnels, cross passages, cabinets/trackside, splicing single and multi-mode fibres

•Main part of the project management team working on handovers of completed sections of the new network

NEC/Sangikyo Jan 2004 - Jan 2005


•Tasked with the installation, QC and audits of microwave links for the Hutchinson 3G network throughout the UK

•Responsible for installing the radios, commissioning, testing, fault finding and integrating into the network

•Performed surveys for new installs/links and confirmed cable positions by documenting information with reports

HF Comms Ltd Aug 2002 - Dec 2003


•Worked on the Hutchinson 3G network (NEC PASOLINK), installing microwave links (various equipment) throughout the UK

•Installed the dishes, feeders and the radio equipment, installed links, and configured and commissioned the equipment

•Dealt with fault finding, diagnostics and maintenance of networks working on towers, monopoles and sides of buildings etc

Alcatel I/21&ADSL Projects Aug 2000 - Aug 2002

Team Leader/Commissioning Engineer

•Started on the ADSL project installing fibre and boxing and stitching cable, cable management and general exchange work

•Moved to inter-route (i/21 project) commissioning in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Austria, Switzerland, France and Spain

•Worked on the installation, acceptance testing, software upgrades and the configuring and integration of switch product range

•Participated in the Guernsey Telecom’s DSL project involved in the installation, configuring and commissioning of routers, switches and 7410 access servers, fibre splicing and testing, cat 5 cabling, patch panel, socket and BNC terminating

•Returned to ADSL project, involved in the installation, testing and commissioning from STN1, 2meg feeds to equipment rack

British Telecom plc May 1994 - Jul 2000

Multi-Skilled Telecom Engineer

Qualifications & Training

Oct 2011 - Oct 2011; NEBOSH National General Certificate NGC1 (Health & Safety)

Alcatel Netherlands Omni Switch Router - Data Networks & Switching Course

City & Guilds 3466 Single Mode Fibre Optics · Advanced OTDR (Fibre Optic) Testing & Documentation

Overhead Fibre Optic Cable Installation & Testing FFTH/FFTx

201 Product Family Features and Technical Specifications (Alcatel) · 301 Policy Based Management (Alcatel)

401 Inter-Switch Communications and Services (Alcatel) · D Side Cable Jointing (Copper) (BT Cert)

Krone and Quante Block Termination · Gun Wrapping · Modular Jointing (BT Cert)

Residential & Business Wiring and Fault Finding (BT Cert)

Fitting & Termination of ADSL Cabinets (BNC Connectors, Fibre Pigtails, cat5/5e/6 Cabling Patch Panel and Socket Terminations)

City & Guilds 6156/01 Location & Avoidance of Underground Apparatus

IMA2 NVQ Award Antenna Rigging Course including Tower Climbing (no Height Limit)

High Structure Rescue and Roof Top Access

Andrews Connector Course, Base Station Antenna, Terrestrial Microwave Systems, VSWR

RF Awareness Cert (Non-Ionising Radiation Safety Awareness)

Track Safety Cert (TSA) CTRL and High Voltage · PTS Network Rail · Security Clearance

City &Guilds 3466 fibre splicing and documentation, Advanced Fibre tester and documentation (OTT Skipton UK)



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