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Construction Manager Project

Richmond, VA
October 20, 2020

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ernest keith edwards

**** ****** ***** ********** *****, VA. 23140

Mobile: 804-***-****

Professional Summary

Experienced professional and Military Veteran, seeking the opportunity to utilize my extensive experience developing and implementing successful processes in project deployment. Energetic self-starter who thinks outside the box to effectively achieve project goals using my extensive training from multi-million-dollar projects. Consistently manages multiple projects in all phases successfully to completion. Effective communicator with solid organizational and time management skills to meet required budgetary and expected project timelines. Proven ability to develop successful working relationships with customers, management, and peers across multi-functional teams.

Key Strengths

Construction Solutions Team Building and Leadership

Operational Core Business Functions Process and Innovation & Optimization

Business Case & Proposal Development Advanced MS Office

Resource Management Detailed Documentation

Career Experiences

Pyramid network services

Construction Manager

Construction Manager overseeing all construction 2019-Present

Construction Manager responsible for new construction to include civil construction for emergency equipment. Coordinated all stages of project lifecycle, from planning to operational stages and managed milestones to ensure projects finished on time using Smartsheet.

Implementation of customer design with focus on industry standards using R-56. Projects completed in the Virginia market include:





Virginia Market, regional Project Manager

Market Lead overseeing all construction and maintenance services 2018-2019

Project Manager responsible for new construction to include civil construction for RBS equipment, relocation and demolition of cell sites.

Responsible for reviewing and verifying Construction Drawings and submittals in communicating any changes back to the PE. Worked with various historical societies to ensure proposed designs were in keeping of historical aesthetics.

Implementation of customer design with focus on industry standards and governmental regulations

Coordinated all stages of project lifecycle, from planning to operational stages and managed milestones to ensure projects finished on time using Microsoft Project Manager

Prepare/update project status reports, closeout packages, tracking reports and maintain files for due diligence and financials.


Virginia Market, Senior Real Estate and Construction Manager

2009-2018 Project Manager/ Construction/ Procurement)

Managed construction from design to complete build. Worked with vendors to ensure all projects are fully staffed and on schedule.

Construction Manager for deployment of New Site Builds, LTE and UMTS Carrier Add Projects. Also managed cell site sustaining projects such as Microwave Upgrades, Generator Deployments for both fixed and portable units, battery and power system upgrades and Network Rationalization along with other various capital and expense projects.

Reviewed BOM’s with vendor to ensure correct equipment is ordered for New Site Builds, Carrier Capacity adds, and Tower MODs. Also responsible for the OEM engineering requirements and procurement of equipment.

Member of the emergency disaster recovery team in support for hurricane disaster recovery in deploying generators and field teams to restore sites back to functional operational capacity. Led the project to deploy Cows and generators to the New York market during Super Storm Sandy.

Deployed mobile cell (COLTS and COWs) sites in support of high capacity events and emergencies.

Managed the retrofitting mobile cell sites for new technologies and power upgrades.


Virginia Market, Senior Technician 1999-2009

Senior RF Technician

Commissioning, integration and maintenance of Ercisson 2106 and 3106 Base Stations. Loaded software, set initial network parameters and commissioned equipment by testing and validating functionality. Supported activation of new circuits by testing connections and integrating the circuit into the network.

Installed and commissioned True Position LMU.

Worked with the switch technicians to troubleshoot T1 and GPS issues.

Project-managed large-scale e911 initiative involving the transition of programs to new platforms and the merger of disparate systems. Achieved seamless migrations and integrations that were transparent to client customers, accomplished with no unscheduled downtime.

Trained less experienced technicians in proper installation and integration procedures.

United States Army, NC/ Germany Multiple Countries, Team Leader 1994-1999

Team Leader responsible for deployment of Network Radio Access Point communications for executive level leadership supporting multinational peace keeping forces.

HHC 1st Brigade Bosnia-Herzegovina providing communications for rear support forces.

35th Airborne Signal Brigade in Force Entry providing communications for forward forces.

121st Signal Battalion Airborne Force Entry providing communications for forward forces

Education and Training History

Six Sigma Green Belt Training, AT&T Mobility LSO Program

Transport Provisioning and Trouble Shooting Certification, AT&T Mobility LSO Program

Harvard University Business Course, AT&T Mobility LSO Program

Andrews Cable and Connector Course, Richmond, VA

Certification, Ericsson Radio Base station Installation, Dallas, TX

Diploma, Telecommunications Leadership Development Course, Augusta, GA

Diploma, GTE government systems, (MSE) Mobile Subscriber Equipment Commissioner, Ft. Bragg, NC

Diploma, Leadership Development Course, Ft. Bragg, NC

Diploma, Network Switching Course, Augusta, GA.

Advanced MS Office Training and Certified

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