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Project Manager Solar Energy

Cliffside Park, NJ
September 29, 2023

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Adonis Merhi

Address Ridgefield Park, NJ **660

Phone 201-***-****



Experienced infrastructure project manager with a proven record of delivering multi-million-dollar network projects for US telecommunication organizations abroad with more than 15 years of experience focusing on developing new business ideas and leading high-impact projects. Looking for a Managerial role in an organization that promotes both professional and personal growth. Skills

Budget Preparation • Profit & Loss Control Analysis • Direct Project Implementation

•Telecommunication • Data Centers migration • Construction • Renewable Energy

•Solar Energy projects • Project Management • Negotiation • Client Relationship Management • Outstanding poise in a fast-paced business environment • Expert in Team management and Leadership • Advanced MS office • ARCHICAD

• EHS Ericsson certification

Work History

2020-11 - 2023-05

Network Infrastructure Project Manager

AFRICELL GROUP USA (Freetown, Sierra Leone)

● Managed the company’s biggest rollout expansion project with more than 200 FTK towers construction in 18 months.

● Planned and managed the deployment of 2G, 3G and 4G technologies in more than 250 sites.

● Stakeholder Coordination: collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to secure the alignment of all projects.

● Identify local subcontractors and manage RFP process for subcontractor bids.

● Scheduled and secured materials, equipment and deliveries, paying special attention to using inventoried materials to meet budget and minimize waste.

● Analyzed project progress and adapted the scope, timeline, and cost for each project to ensure that the team can adhere to project requirements.

● Solar energy projects: managed the implementation of 230KWp On-Grid solar energy system for the headquarter (planned reviews, budgeting, implementation of mounting racks, solar modules, Inverters, monitoring system...



2019-01 - 2020-11 Network Infrastructure Consultant AFRICELL GROUP USA (Banjul, The Gambia)

● Managed a mobile network of more than 300 sites with in-house teams.

● O&M: Maintained > 98% network availability with low public power supply.

● Solved all day-to-day issues related project issues: ensured all incidents are logged and resolved within the allowed timeframe.

● Reported project progress against baseline (safety, schedule, cost, quality) to management on a weekly/monthly basis.

● Performed risk management and reported and escalated risks and issues to management as needed.

● Solar energy projects: managed the implementation and maintenance of solar energy projects for more than 30% of the network (hybrid, full autonomy, DC and DC to AC) including rectifiers and batteries swap - systems range from 2.2KWp to 40KWp.

2018-07 - 2019-11 Network Infrastructure Project Manager AFRICELL GROUP USA (Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of Congo)

● Managed the network rollout expansion projects throughout the country.

● Managed and supervised data center migration activities with ZERO outages.

● Managed and maintained the data center’s access and physical activities.

●Monitored/controlled construction through administrative direction of on-site personnel to ensure projects are built on schedule and within budget.

● Established project objectives, policies, procedures and performance standards within boundaries of corporate policy.

● Updated relevant stakeholders and team members on the project progress. 2016-04 - 2018-01 Project Manager

BABCO CONSTRUCTION USA – PAE Subcontractor (Togo & Niger, Africa) Babco Construction-Subcontractor for PAE in Africa - Civil infrastructure services, logistics services and supplies for United States Military and NGOs

● Managed two full turnkey construction projects in Togo and Niger ($ 6 million)

● Responsible for building utilities for local military camps such as the following: 20 training sheds with benches that can contain 120 soldiers each, 120 tent pads, latrines, showers, steel water towers, and sewage.

● Pre-construction, project set-up, cost control, scheduling, full P&L responsibility, risk analysis, safety and complete project oversight.

● Handed over the facilities to the local government in each of the two countries within the scheduled timeline.



2014-12 - 2016-03

Project Manager - Telecom and Civil Infrastructure IPTPOWERTECH GROUP (Erbil, Iraq)

● Handled all tasks related to clients’ relationships.

● Supervised staff and delivered projects on deadline.

● Managed and supervised the execution of the below projects including budgetary control and risk management:

- Korek Power Project (Power Systems implementation and upgrades).

- Ericsson-Asiacell account in Kurdistan (BTS swap + BB links installation) 200+ sites implementation in one year.

- Nokia-Zain Transmission project in Kurdistan (microwave upgrades). 2013-02 - 2014-12 Operations Manager - Telecom Infrastructure GNS OFFSHORE (Erbil, Iraq)

GNS Offshore is a company that provides Telecom Infrastructure services, LED screens installation and maintenance.

● Planned, defined resources, cost study, billing, and handled clients for the below projects:

- NSN-Zain BTS swap project in the north

- IPT-Zain FTK site build Erbil

- Huawei-Zain BTS swap northern area

- Ericsson-Korek transmission project- Massif

- Installation and maintenance of LED screens in Erbil and Baghdad 2011-01 - 2013-02 Area Manager - Telecom and Civil Infrastructure MF HOLDING GROUP (Accra, Ghana)

Telecom Infrastructure Services and Civil Facilities Construction Company

● Defined resources, logistics, and procurement.

● Handled clients' relations, managed, and supervised the execution of the below projects:

- GSM towers construction, refurbishment, and maintenance BTS swap Ericsson-MTN 2011-2012.

- Worked closely with MTN Quality Control Officers to insure site excellence.

- Daily, weekly, and monthly reporting to the board and customers.

- Project manager for Intracom-Vodafone point to multi-point project 2012.



2009-03 - 2011-01 Site Engineer - Telecom Infrastructure IHS TOWERS – ZAIN (Accra, Ghana)

IHS towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared telecommunications infrastructure/ tower operators in the world.

● Procure materials and labor for jobs/projects including negotiating pricing with vendors and/or subcontractors needed

● Built Telecom. GSM Towers: backbones, rooftops, self- support towers

● Assembled shelters, antenna brackets (V pole, X pole, space diversity). Earthing, Power Solutions, and Implementation

● Installation of Alarm and Monitoring Systems


2005-09 - 2008-06 Bachelor of Engineering: Industrial Maintenance Option Telecommunication


English, French and Arabic

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