Haytham from Egypt applies for Blue Card Germany

Telecommunications engineers

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Name of profession: Telecommunications engineers Name of latest business sector: Petroleum Industry (Petroleum Pipelines Company) Latest occupation/title: Senior Instrumentation and Telecommunications Engineer Latest main activities: Installation, commissioning, and acceptance testing of a new digital microwave link for connecting 6 sites (4 drop/insert sites & 2 repeater sites)


Completed education: master Title or Qualification: Master of Science Specialisation: Electronics and Communications Engineering Additional trainings: Embedded Systems Design and Applications

Preferred countries:

1. Preferred country | region / city: Germany | 2. Preferred country | region / city: Belgium | 3. Preferred country | region / city: United Kingdom |

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: french => reasonable 3. Language skills: Arabic => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

Embedded System Designer
Senior Instrumentation and Telecommunications Engineer (With Petroleum Industry Expertise)

Executive Summary:
Multi-disciplined instrumentation and telecommunications engineering professional offering 6+ years of experience in control systems for crude oil pumping stations, as well as telecommunication systems. Ability
to work calmly on critical systems in dangerous settings under significant time pressures. Recognized for
attention to detail, adherence to standards, and expert technical background. Keen to secure a dynamic and
challenging career opportunity with a well-established organization with a stable environment where my
strong organizational skills and educational background will gain me a position with substantial
responsibilities in the area of instrumentation and/or telecommunications engineering, or embedded
systems design & applications.

Qualification Highlights:
? Dynamic Instrumentation and IT/Telecommunications Engineer; with over 6 years of progressive hands-on experience in installation, upgrade, operation, maintenance, training, and technical support of instrumentation and IT/Telecommunications systems. This includes:
- Control systems (PLC &DCS),
- Radio and telemetry systems,
- SCADA system,
- Private automatic branch exchange (PABX) systems,
- Microwave links,
- VHF/UHF wireless communication systems, and
- Computer assembly, repair, maintenance, and networking.
? Dynamic and Skilled Embedded Systems Engineer; with extensive academic background and progressive hands-on experience in designing and developing new embedded system applications applying good design practices from inception to completion of the projects, with special interest in those related to home automation, fire alarm, and wireless sensor networks (WSN). Applications are implemented using a variety of microcontroller families from different manufacturers. This includes, but not limited to:
- Atmel (8051 architecture, 8-bit megaAVR, 8/16-bit AVR XMEGA),
- Microchip (PIC16, PIC18), and
- XMOS (XS1-L1, XS1-G4).
I use both assembly language and high-level C-compilers in programming these devices, and I am a fairly good microcontroller assembly-language programmer.
? Personal Skills:
- Strong leadership,
- Have initiative and can work both independently or as part of a team,
- Self-motivated, adaptable, and eager to learn new skills, and
- Sociable and able to interact effectively with clients and all levels of an organization, easily making
good working relationships.

? College of Engineering & Technology
Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport, Alexandria, Egypt
Master of Science in Electronics and Communications Engineering (2007 – 2012)
GPA: 3.96 out of 4.0 (Excellent)
- Selected course modules studied:
* Advanced Digital Communication,
* Optical Communications,
* Advanced Digital Signal Processing,
* Biomedical Engineering,
* Speech Signal Processing & Digital Telephony,
* Analysis & Design of Computer Networks,
* Communications Intelligence, and
* Automated Measurements.
- Master thesis:
Employees’ Admission Control and Potential Performance Evaluation Using a Wirelessly-Maintained Distributed Door-Entry System
* The thesis proposes a novel smart access control system for large enterprises. The proposed system performs the following functions: (1) limits access to secured areas in a given physical facility only to authorized users, (2) provides authorized users with configurable and differentiated access rights to the same premises based on their assigned credibility and time-schedules, (3) maintains centralized event logs with date/time stamp for all users that have granted access to the system, and (4) keeps track of all their movement activities across the premises, allowing for further analysis of their behavior during working hours. All of these functions are mainly intended to: (1) be carried out automatically and wirelessly with neither human intervention nor slowing down the organization’s workflow, (2) avoid installation cost overhead, (3) minimize the running cost, (4) simplify system repairs and shorten it downtime, and (5) allow for future upgrades with almost little or no hardware changes along with slight firmware code modifications. The proposed system is implemented as a fully-working prototype model
that presents both the hardware and firmware aspects of the design. It employs RFID technology, ZigBee wireless communication standard, and programmable chips from XMOS to achieve the designated purpose.
Thanks to XMOS leading technology, the proposed system is built with a modular philosophy, which allows the system to be tailored to meet the ever differentiated customer needs in short time frames with efficient use
of hardware components and minimized software development budget. The built prototype shows success of the proposed system and hence it is promising for physical implementation in real systems at larger scales.
* List of published journal articles regarding the Master thesis are referenced later in the publication section.

? Faculty of Engineering
Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt
Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (Communications and Electronics Section) (1999 - 2004)
Grade: 69.55% (Good)
- Graduation project:
Smart Authentication and Access Control System Using Atmel’s 8051-Architecture Microcontroller
Grade: Excellent
* The project was honored by Vodafone mobile company as one of the best graduation projects during the Engineering Projects Day Festival held at the Faculty of Engineering / Alexandria University that year.
* The project was developed during my postgraduate studies using more powerful microcontroller family from Atmel (8-bit AVR XMEGA), and more access options were included, which are:
+ Radio frequency identification (RFID): for keyless entry version of the project, and
+ Fingerprint: for ultimate security version of the project.
+ Moreover, the project was enabled with embedded Ethernet connectivity to be accessible through the web for ultimate configuration, control, and monitoring capabilities using the Internet.

Petroleum Pipelines Company (PPC), Alexandria, Egypt (Jun 2006 - Present)
? Company Activity:
- Petroleum Pipelines Company (PPC) is one of the largest Egyptian petroleum companies. It is spread-geographically all over the country. Its main activity is to transfer crude oil from production companies, where
crude oil is extracted, to petroleum refineries, as well as the transfer of petroleum products (benzene, gasoil, … etc.) from petroleum refineries to distribution companies and major consumers. This transfer is mainly performed using the large petroleum pipelines network owned by the company and spread throughout the country.
- PPC has its own private communication network for voice, data, VHF/UHF, and SCADA among its various sites through its own PABX systems, computer servers, microwave links, VHF/UHF wireless equipment, and SCADA terminals.

? General Duties and Responsibilities:
- I'm a member of the Instrumentation and IT/Telecommunications team that is responsible for the installation, upgrade, operation, fault diagnosis, and maintenance of the control and communication systems owned by the
company in Alexandria region. This includes:
* Control systems (PLC & DCS),
* Radio and telemetry systems,
* SCADA system,
* PABXs,
* Microwave links,
* VHF/UHF repeaters, base stations, mobile stations and portable equipment, and
* Computer servers and networks.

? Principal Tasks Performed During My Stay in the Company:

1. Instrumentation Engineer (Jun 2006 - Present)
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Designing and developing new control systems,
* Maintaining and modifying existing control systems,
* Managing operations,
* Troubleshooting and problem-solving,
* Co-ordination with other disciplines and providing necessary technical support,
* Calibration and commissioning of field instrumentation like control valves, pressure gauges, temperature gauges, switches, actuators, digital and analog indicators, level transmitters, and transducers for the plant,
* Loop checking of PLC, DCS, and SCADA projects,
* Development of logical programs in ladder logic and sequential flow chart for Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs,
* HMI (human machine interface) design, development, and verification for Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs,
* Assigning objects paths to the I/O’s of PLCs with respect to their design in HMI,
* Troubleshooting of radio and telemetry systems, and
* Installation, commissioning, and preventive maintenance of fire alarm and fighting systems.

2. IT Engineer (Jun 2006 - Present)
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Computer assembly from parts,
* Performing hardware upgrades,
* Diagnosing and resolving of hardware, software, and end users problems,
* Maintaining a wide range of computer hardware and software programs,
* Involved in the roll-out of software updates and patches,
* Developing the infrastructure and systems to meet the company needs,
* Working within a TCP/IP network environment, including DHCP, DNS, and Ethernet,
* Configuring and managing backup and restore procedures, and
* Deploying new hardware, server backups, and evaluating new software and security risks.

3. Telecommunications Engineer (Jul 2008 - Present)
Duties and Responsibilities:
? Installation, pre-commissioning, commissioning, and acceptance
testing of new digital microwave links for connecting company sites in
Alexandria region,
? Performing operation, routine check-up, and preventive maintenance
of existing digital microwave links,
? Operation and maintenance of existing PABXs systems (ALCATEL
4300L, Ericsson Business Phone 250),
? Performing routine check-up and preventive maintenance of the
VHF Radio system with telephone interconnectivity for security
administration of PPC in Alexandria, as well as assuring the
interconnection of the system with other VHF radio systems in Cairo,
Tanta, and Suez using the existing private digital microwave link
owned by the company.

4. Cathodic Protection Engineer (Sep 2010 – Present)
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Installation of new sacrificial-anode and impressed-current cathodic protection (CP) systems for the company,
* Commissioning and acceptance testing of new CP systems,
* Maintain up-to-date records of existing CP systems,
* Monitoring, troubleshooting, and maintenance of CP systems, and
* Preparing tender for new CP systems.

? Training Center – Petroleum Pipelines Company (26th Jul – 30th Jul, 2009)
Certification in “Basics of Programmable Logic Controllers”.
? Systems & Projects Engineering Company (SPEC) (22nd Jun – 26th Jun, 2008)
Certification in “Basic telephony operation, maintenance, and installation of Ericsson BusinessPhone 250”.
? Training Center – Petroleum Pipelines Company (13rd May – 17th May, 2007)
Certification in “Corrosion Control in Petroleum Industries by Cathodic Protection Applications”.
? Egyptian Iron & Steel Company (24th Mar – 28th Mar, 2007)
Certification in “Programming & Troubleshooting of Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) Systems”.
? The American University in Cairo (AUC) (28th Jan – 1st Feb, 2007)
Certification in “System Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA)”.
? Training Center – Petroleum Pipelines Company (22nd Jan – 25th Jan, 2007)
Certification in “Fundamentals of Cathodic Protection”.

Arabic: Fluent (Mother Tongue)
English: Advanced
- Upper intermediate certification in English from AMIDEAST.
- Currently preparing for IELTS certification exam.
French: Intermediate
- Currently enrolled in French language courses at CFCC (Le Centre Français de Culture et de Coopération à Alexandrie).

? Operating Systems:
* Windows 2000, XP, Vista, 7
* Linux (openSUSE)

? Web Page Design:
* Microsoft FrontPage
* Macromedia Dreamweaver

? Microsoft Office:
* Microsoft Word
* Microsoft Excel
* Microsoft PowerPoint
* Microsoft Access

? Programming:
* Basic/Qbasic
* C Programming
* C++ Programming (Novice)

? Engineering Software:
* Matlab
* MathCad
* AutoCAD (Basics)

? PLC, HMI, and SCADA:
* Allen Bradley:
- RSLogix
- RSView32
- RSLinx
* Siemens:
- WinCC flexible
* Wonderware InTouch

? Embedded System Design:
* Electronic Design, Simulation, Schematic, and PCB:
- OrCAD ? Altiun Designer
- NI LabVIEW ? NI Multisim
- Eagle (PCB design)
* Assembly Language Programming:
- Atmel 8051-Architecture Microcontrollers
- Atmel AVR Microcontrollers
- Microchip PIC Microcontrollers
* High-Level Language Compilers:
- Keil 8051
- CodeVision AVR
- IAR Embedded Workbench for 8051
- MikroC PRO for 8051
- MikroC PRO for AVR
- ImageCraft
- MikroC PRO for PIC
- XC

[1] Wael Hosny Fouad Aly, Haytham Aboulabbas, Moustafa H. Aly, and Hossam Eldin Moustafa. Admission Control and Performance Evaluation for Distributed Door Entry Wireless Networks. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2011. Available from:
[2] Wael Hosny Fouad Aly, Haytham Aboulabbas M., Moustafa H. Aly, Hossam Eldin Moustafa. Scalable ZigBee-Based Smart Authentication and Access Control System Design Using XMOS Programmable Chips. International Journal of Scientific & Engineering Research Volume 2, Issue 9, September-2011. Available from:

1. Prof. Dr. Moustafa Hussein Aly
Professor of optical communications and OSA member
College of Engineering and Technology,
Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport,
Alexandria, Egypt.
Mobile: (+2010) 06639473
E-mail :

2. Eng. Hossam Eldin Ramsis Saleh
Assistant general manager of communications and information technology department
Petroleum Pipelines Company,
Alexandria, Egypt.
Mobile: (+2012) 27426459
Work : (+203) 2020361 / (+203) 2020362

3. Dr. Hossam Eldin Mostafa Abdo
Assistant professor
Faculty of Engineering,
Alexandria University,
Alexandria, Egypt.
Head of R&D department SUBSEA Petroleum Services – Free Zone,
Alexandria, Egypt.
Mobile: (+2010) 05257731
E-mail :

4. Dr. Wael Hosny Fouad Aly
Associate professor
Computer Science Department
College of Computer and Information Sciences
Al-Imam Muhammad ibn Saud University
P.O. 5701, Riyadh 11432,
Saudi Arabia.
Adjunct professor
Département d'informatique,
Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM),
Montreal, QC, Canada.


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