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Henry from Nigeria applies for Blue Card Austria

Telecommunications engineers

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Profession:

Name of profession: Telecommunications engineers Name of latest business sector: Transmission Latest occupation/title: Managed Service Consultant Latest main activities: QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR MTN and Airtel Combined Transmission Project

Education:

Completed education: master Title or Qualification: MBA Specialisation: Service Delivery Additional trainings:

Preferred countries:

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

Language skills:

1. Language skills: english => excellent 2. Language skills: french => reasonable 3. Language skills: Igbo and hausa => excellent

Personal note /detailed application:

COVER LETTER

I am an astute manager of telecoms infrastructures and networks, presently associated with HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD as a Managed Services and Assurance Consultant working as Backhaul Transmission personnel (SDH/DWDM and FIRBER OPTICS).
With over 7 years of extensive practical experience in telecommunication industry gaining knowledge and experience in different domains in Telecom vendors (Huawei, Nokia Seimen, Ericsson, Alcatel & Tellabs Fiberhome) covering the area of Managed Services, Network design, Roll-out, Operation and Maintenance services.

Currently, I am Managed Service Engineer in Huawei Nigeria, for a Fiber and Optix Based transmission operations for Airtel and MTN.
Previously, I was in charge of different activities that vary in size and nature as Team Leader of Operations in tellabs for Airtel Nigeria, Incident and Performance Manager for fiber and optix Operator in Nigeria (MTNN and AIrtel), Operation Technical Engineer for many operators.

Proven leadership skills, including managing, developing and motivating teams to achieve company objectives. Focusing on understanding the customer issues and opportunities. An effective communicator at all levels within an organization. Dedicated to maintain high technical standards.

Specialties
• Broad operational experience of network planning, design, engineering, implementation and performance management.
• Planning and designing of backbone fiber optic cable (OFC) networks, including submarine
• Designing and implementation of carrier-class backbone networks using SDH, IP, MPLS and DWDM Technologies
• In-depth knowledge of complex electrical and mechanical systems including UPS systems, stand-by power and energy conservation.
• Unique blend of business and technical savvy; innovative and big-picture vision, as well as the drive to make that vision a reality
• Understand market and business needs and create innovative solutions to meet customer requirements
• Communicate effectively with relevant areas of the business including sales and technical teams.
• Implementation and management of all preventive and corrective maintenance/repair programs for the cellular network in manner which maintains high equipment availability.
• Manage the operations of new projects to ensure timely completion within budget.
• Create a structure for networks operations and manages the performance of team through key performance indicators, performance reviews and other related reporting.
• Implement and manage the inventory system for network operations to ensure adequate stock levels in all regions and effective procedures for procurement and returns/repairs.
• Implement and maintain a process for fault handling to ensure early detection of alarms and timely resolution of faults.
• Manage the SLA of the Operations and Maintenance Team to ensure monthly achievements of OAM KPIs

MY CV

Telecoms Engineer
HENRY OKOROAFOR CHINONSO B.Eng, MBA, MNSE, MCMI MBPP, AMCCI
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Mobile No: +2348069149990, 08056739965, 08105434791
E-mail: okoroafor.henry1@gmail.com
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Seeking Assignments in Control Systems, Network Design, Transmission Operation and Maintenance in Telecoms, Oil and Gas Industry
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PERSONAL DETAILS:
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Father’s Name: Okoroafor
D.O.B.: 07 October, 1981
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Married
SYNOPSIS
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• Presently associated with HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD as a Managed Services and Assurance Consultant(SDH/DWDM and FIRBER OPTICS)
• Outstanding 7 years track record of telecommunication experience as a Senior Optical and Network Transmission O&M Engineer.
• Broad operational experience of network planning, design, engineering, implementation and performance management.
• Core, Access & Transmission Network design, build and management for data and voice.
• Planning and designing of backbone fiber optic cable (OFC) networks, including submarine
• Designing and implementation of carrier-class backbone networks using SDH, IP, MPLS and DWDM Technologies
• Transmission Performance management
• In-depth technical and operational understanding of data and voice billing systems.
• Good understanding of business critical applications for CRM, email and accounting.
• People and project management and technical team leadership.
• In-depth knowledge of complex electrical and mechanical systems including UPS systems, stand-by power and energy conservation.
• Unique blend of business and technical savvy; innovative and big-picture vision, as well as the drive to make that vision a reality
• Understand market and business needs and create innovative solutions to meet customer requirements
• Communicate effectively with relevant areas of the business including sales and technical teams.
• Implementation and management of all preventive and corrective maintenance/repair programs for the cellular network in manner which maintains high equipment availability.
• Manage the operations of new projects to ensure timely completion within budget.
• Create a structure for networks operations and manages the performance of team through key performance indicators, performance reviews and other related reporting.
• Implement and manage the inventory system for network operations to ensure adequate stock levels in all regions and effective procedures for procurement and returns/repairs.
• Implement and maintain a process for fault handling to ensure early detection of alarms and timely resolution of faults.
• Manage the SLA of the Operations and Maintenance Team to ensure monthly achievements of OAM KPIs


TELECOMS EQUIPMENT: EXPERIENCE, ASSOCIATIONS AND SKILL SET
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HUAWEI EQUIPMENTS
• I&C and O&M of Huawei DWDM OSN 6800, 8800 9500 and BWS 1600G.
• I&C and O&M of Huawei ADM- Optix OSN series 1500,2500,3500,7500.
• I&C and O&M of Huawei MW- RTN 950 ,910 ,620 & 610
• Software Up gradation of OSN 2500, OSN 3500, OSN 7500
TELLABS/Ericsson EQUIPMENT
• Expert in Planning, commissioning and operations of Tellabs DXX 6350, 6345, 6340 ,6370 DWDM, DXX 8600, 8000 manager
• Experience in Tellabs Multi Services Router 8830, 8840 IP MPLS
• Experience in Tellabs Managed Transport System 6325, 6350 SDH network
• Experience in Tellabs 8100 TDM Multiplexer
• Experience in Tellabs 8600 Managed Edge System
• Experience in Tellabs 8890 NMS, 8800 Network Manager. Tellabs Extended Craft Terminal

FIBERHOME EQUIPMENT
• Expert in planning and deploying Fonts 1000,3000,4000,5000 OTN Equipments
• Expert in CiTRANS 680 660 640 Packet Network Transport
• FonsWeaver® 780A,780M,780B, Pro ASON
• IBAS 110A, 110B, 180A,180 ADM
• e-Fim® OTNM2000, 2100 Network Management System
• e-FimR OTNPlanner Planning Tools

NOKIA SIEMENS NETWORK EQUIPMENT
• Nokia Siemens Network (NSN) Surpass hiT 7060, 7020, 7025, 7030, 7060 and 7070.

EDUCATIONAL /PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATION:
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• Master in Business Administration (MBA)
Marketing
Bayero University Kano (BUK)

• Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng)
Electrical & Electronics
Madonna University, Okija Nigeria.

• School: Project Management College UK
Course: Risk Management for Project Professionals

• School: Formatual Project Limited, (PTT) United Kingdom.
Course: SDH Operations and management

• Associate Member; British Project Professional BPP
• Associate Member; Customer Care Institute CCI
• Member Chartered Management Institute CMI (Member ID: P50002271 )









SKILL SETS AND COMPETENCE
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• FIBER OPTICS (OFC) Infrastructure,
• Full understanding of MTNN and AIRTEL National Fiber Implementation
• SDH/DWDM/DXX/MPLS
• Project Management/ Service Delivery
• Microsoft And Linux OS
• Research & writing skills
• Strategic Thinking and Problem Solving
• Leadership & team management skills
• Proficiency in MS Project and Visio
• Working knowledge of AutoCAD design software
AWARDS ________________________________________

• Project Team receives outstanding MS performance award from AIRTEL Nigeria for FY 2012 (Oct 2011-Sept. 2012) for surpassing all KPI index and excellent service delivery.

• Best QC
Airtel Nigeria Optix/ Fiber Managed Service Project
FY 2012 (Oct 2011- Sept 2012)

REFERENCE ________________________________________

• Mr. Adisa Oluga Babalola
National Manager(MTNN and Airtel Project)
Assurance and Manged Service Dept.
Huawei Technologiec Co.
Orient Hotels
1 Lekki expressway
Lagos
Tel: 08086051438, 08032023296

• Dr. Evaristus Nwanna (P.hd)
CEO/MD
Honstel Nigeria Limited
319 Old Abeokuta Road
Oko Oba
Lagos.
Tel: 07032654231

• Mr Ekweme Olumba
Executive Director
Fyne face Creative Decors
69 mariam avenue.
Calabar,
Cross River State
Tel: 08035186911




CAREER FEATURE
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Managed Services & Assurance Transmission Engineer (SDH/DWDM and Fiber Optics) OCT’ 2011 to Date
HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO. LTD,
Lagos Nigeria
MS MTNN Projects (Huawei and Tellabs Equipment and FOC)
MS AIRTEL NIGERIA Project (Tellabs Equipment and FOC)
MS MULTILINKS NIG. Projects (Huawei Equipments and FOC)
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QUALITY ASSURANCE SUPERVISOR
MTN and Airtel Combined Transmission Project July 2012 – Date
• Develop, schedule and manage ATP for all SDH DWDM and FOB projects
• Managing all fiber cable activities such as Laying of Fibers, Construction of Ducts, Calibrations of ducts, Fiber Testing, Fiber Termination/Splicing, Route patrol/protection are carried out
• Supervising and managing incidence and resolving of optics fibre network faults within the stipulated MTTR and SLA time.
• Manage the team of engineer splicing customers’ fiber cables and supervise sub-contractors on splicing at the manholes and the POPs.
• Managing and supervising CRQ’s, fiber Relocations, cutovers, and Core availability/integrity
• Carry out routine route survey for fibre infrastructure implementation and producing route survey reports and drawings
• Generate BoQ for all surveyed fibre connections in line with survey report.
• Monitor and report on quality measures, improvement plans of all Optic and FOB projects
• Ensure maintenance and continued improvement of standards
• Ensure all job carried out by the SBC complies with existing operating procedure, quality standard and guideline
• Propose modifications to enhance better quality delivery on all fiber optics base projects
• Co ordinate implementation of units works programmes and plain in line with agreed upon procedures and guidelines
• Prepare and compile periodic activities and performance reports
• Produce survey drawings, plan and prepare drawings for building new infrastructure and repairs of existing fibre infrastructure to achieve obtain optimum utilization.
• Analyze fibre utilization, and estimate or forecast projected traffic to determine new construction or rearrangements and removals required
• Select routing of lines and equipment required for work projects.
• Prepare detailed construction and installation drawings, estimate equipment, labor, and material costs.
• Prepare project timelines, prepare and track budgets and provide detailed weekly status reports
MTN and Airtel Combined TX Project _ ERICSSON/ TELLABS SPECIALIST ¬¬_Incident Management Team Dec 2011-July 2012

• Manage Incident 24X7 and ensure minimal disruption to the service for speedy restoration.
• Ensure all failure tickets are closed on time once issue is resolved
• Setting up of Technical & Management Bridge between Huawei and MTNN
• Verification of outage notification messages to ensure completeness & correctness of the information being sent
• To act as a center focal point for all unit (SBC,QC/RM,PM, Customer- MTNN NSMC Engineer and Fiber Support Engineer) during any incident (service and non-service-affecting) and coordinate between them to get the speedy results
• Assemble the Corrective Maintenance team once incident/outage is declared
• Ensure an Action plan / Back up Plan is created for the restoration within SLA
• Ensure timely communication / information flow towards internal (SBCs, QCs, RMs, PMs) & external stakeholders (Customer – MTNN NSMC Team, MTNN Fiber Support Team)
• Ensure a Incident Report/RCA delivery towards internal team & external – customer within the SLA
• To circulate the important reports related to Severity of performance as per the instructions of the immediate Manage
• Proactive surveillance (24*7*365) on Airtel backbone optical transport network (National & Metro)
• Monitor/manage all optical nodes/trunks on the DWDM network using Tellabs 6300,8600 and 8000 network manager
• Monitor, analyze, troubleshoot & resolve faults on all optical transmission nodes in the network
• Remote support for all Tellabs DXX/DWDM nodes (OADM, OTM, ILA, etc) on the optical network
• Manage all DXX (Tellabs 6345, 6350) & DWDM (6370) nodes using craft terminal & element manager.
• Troubleshoot & localize fibre-related faults on the integrated SDH-DWDM optical network.
• Provisioning of new circuits on the NMS and E2E testing of new trunks.
• Configure JDSU (OTU-8000) for ONMS
• Physical Fibre Trace System (PFTS) to detect point of failure, reduce MTTR and FOC analysis
• Dispatch FSEs to conduct OTDR test to detect point of failure (POF), & splicing of FOC.
• Log trouble tickets, follow-up on field Sub contractors (SBC) and ensure timely resolution of faults.
• Efficient & effective fault management & resolution process to reduce MTTR and improve KPI.
• Manage network outage, and update operator/customer on work progress.
• Fault, incident and change management. Ensuing SLA compliance & raising of incident reports (IRs)
• Management of all Airtel Nigeria Optic Fiber Cable
• Provide the daily leadership needed to handle all responsibilities for the O&M function.
• Troubleshooting of faults involving DWDM, SDH, FOC
• Post site installation audit.
• Planning and scheduling of fiber maintenance activities

Multilinks Transmission Project Oct 2011 - Dec 2012

• Prepare and check transmission paths and upgrades: patching, end-to-end connectivity testing
• Hardware upgrades on site(card changes and insertions)
• Connectivity between equipments
• Software upgrade on site(Download of config files, re-commissioning of sites, in cooperation with RAN and IP )
• Test and checks
• Logistics(handling of dismantled or faulty parts)
• Facilities maintenance: Power, Fire Protection System, Precision Cooling, Comfort Cooling, UPS, Inverters, Rectifiers, Biometrics, AC and Water treatment Plant. Utilities, Repairs, Renovation Management for all facilities as well as service coordination and service providers’ management.
• Analyze all O&M functions, recommend areas of improvement
• Co ordinate sub contractors for ensuring implementation of transmission projects
• Managing operations of preventive and corrective maintenance on all equipments
• Leads support on the points of escalation to prevent problems across
• Ensure 100% availability of Transmission links and power supply and manage diesel supply and replenishment process
• Preparation and updating of dossiers and method of operation manuals for all systems








Team Lead_ Transmission planner Fiber Optic/MW
SIEMENS NIGERIA LTD,
Lagos Nigeria. June 2010-Oct 2011 (1yr 4mt)
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PHCN SDH/ SCADA project _ Microwave Planner MAR’ 2011 to OCT 2011
Network Design and Engineering
• Carry out Transmission planning activities at the cooperate level.
• Devise idea of having Nodal Design Document
• Vendor co-ordination for ensuring implementation as per plan
• Carry out optical activities like participating in resolving optical ring constrain, addition of new network element in existing network as per business requirements, planning for planed events, provisioning and re provisioning of circuits.
• Coordinate High Level and Low level microwave link Design and Plan
• Microwave link design (topographic map study for feasibility of LOS, field LOS surveys, Pathless Reports, Link Budget Reports, Final Link Engineering Reports etc.

Operations and Management
• Coordinating Site implementation and acceptance
• Sub contractor management and quality control
• Ensuring maintenance of complete network, inclusive of performance monitoring, day-to-day network operations, preventive and corrective maintenance, using ACCESS INTEGRATOR(ACI DM) TNMS, SNMP, SISA DQ2 link
• Planning and Requisitioning of spare required for maintenance and carry out post installation site audit ensuring achievement of goal as desired.

Project Coordination
• Planning and scheduling of activities for project implementation.
• Planning and scheduling of site activities (like handover of towers, Optical or MW survey to clear site candidates etc) to ensure completion of project within the time and budgetary parameters and for optimizing resource utilization.
• Coordination for managing movement of requisite material to desired location.
• Responsible for creation and release of WBS codes for each new site added.

Globacom Submarine Project _Fiber Network Engineer JUN’ 2010 to MAR’2011

• Design and plan the fiber network with the use of a fiber planning tool
• Verify on site the feasibility of the planned design with customer, project manager or partner companies
• Update and maintain the existing network design during rollout incase of changes
• Installation & Commissioning, Operations & troubleshooting of OPTICAL FIBERS
• Executes the whole site till acceptance Testing and submitting reports to upper authority
• Co-ordinate all activities related to planning & generate detail technical network/system proposals base on technology and our product offerings and coordinate all the team.
• Operations and management of FOB, fault isolation and repairs.
• Optical fiber cable; termination splicing and testing and fault location and repair.
• Operation of Optical fiber equipment such as OTDR, Fusion Splicing machine, tool kit, power meter, Laser source
• Optical fiber cable termination for different types of ODF's and connectors, adapter, pigtails






PROJECTS ENGINEER
PHASE3 TELECOMS NIGERIA,
Abuja. Nigeria. JAN ’2007 to JUN’ 2010. (3yrs and 5months)
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PROJECT: PHASE3 AYEDE SITE
Worked as a TX PROJECT ENGINEER from 2nd February 2009 to 13th June 2009, Ibadan Oyo State Nigeria

WORKDONE
Equipment: FiberHome- W1600 DWDM, 780B SDH and 01F DXC
• Responsible for Installation & Commissioning, troubleshooting of DWDM, DCX and SDH(MUX)STM-1 TO STM- 16(BTS, BSC & MSC site)and in fiber environment to client GLO,ZAIN (STM-1 to STM-16,STM 64)
• Doing all acceptance tests (SDH testing of multiplexer STM-1 up to STM-16 synchronization, capacity testing, optical TX power, Rx sensitivity, and all other testing.) and send reports to upper level.
• Hand experience on SDH tester like ANT-5,EXFO, and Optical analyzer- ONT-50,ANDO,EXFO, Eagle photonics-20
• All SDH Equipment knowledge (W1600 STM- 4,W1660 STM-64,W1662 STM-16,DWDM-W1626,DXC-01F,W1606) and troubleshooting them

PROJECTS: - PHASE3; SAKA TINUBU SITE.
PROJECT ENGINEER from 4th June, 2007 to 22nd Nov, 2007. VI, Lagos State Nigeria
WORKDONE:
Equipments: FiberHome SDH, 01F IBAS DXC, Huawei Routers
• Installation, Commissioning & operations of 80km Optical fiber Cable, SDH MUX of FiberHome(780B-STM64,780B-STM16,1642-STM4)
• Preparing site-specific documents, And MIS report send to appropriate authority.
• Working as a Project Coordinator for Region – LAGOS for Project DXC -1660 implementation
• Doing Alarm monitoring & fault management.
• Laying optical fiber cable and testing E-1’s for up to backbone site.

PROJECT: PHASE3; SAKETE SITE
Project Engineer from 10th June, 2008 to 30th Sept, 2008. Sakete Benin Republic
WORKDONE
• Installation & Commissioning, Operations & troubleshooting of SDH/PMUX, DWDM-fiberhome-W1600, 1662, 780, SDH Microwave Links and 2000km Optical Fiber
• We have execute the whole site till acceptance Testing and submitted reports to upper authority
• Doing software up gradation as per customer requirement.
• Maintain alarm & fault monitoring detailed report.
• Generate detail technical network/system proposals base on technology and our product offerings.

PROJECT: PHASE3; IKEJA-WEST SITE.
Project engineer SDH: Dec, 2007 to March, 2008. Ayobo Ipaja Lagos State Nigeria
WORKDONE:
Equipment: FiberHome-W1600-DWDM, 1678-DXC
• Installation and commissioning of 1626-DWDM, 1678-DXC and SDH
• Retrofit of TRBD cards in equipment –(1626 DWDM)
• Maintain the stability with the help of analyzer, making cross connections
• Balancing Channels with the help of optical spectrum analyzer
• In the specific sites, Test receiver sensitivity in 1626-DWDM in Transponders cards in WDM side as well as Client side
• Working as TAC engineer for software upgrade i.e., rel 2.0.3 to rel.3.65
• Working as SDH engineer in Optic 1 addition project.


PROJECT: PHASE3; ABEOKUTA SITE.
SDH Engineer from Dec, 2007 to March, 2008. Ogun State Nigeria

WORKDONE:
Equipment: FiberHome – W1600-DWDM
• Installation, commissioning and operating of W1600-DWDM
• Channel balancing: power and signal to noise(SNR) ratio with the optical tester(spectrum analyzer)-ONT -50,ANDOand complete the acceptance sheets and submit to upper authority
• Maintain the stability with help of analyzer i.e. checking the LOS in channel cards of different frequencies.
• Doing activities in link revision project, channel-Link upgrade project
• Channel addition project.

NYSC:
Government secondary school, Yauri Kebbi State

PRESENTATION AND LECTURE ________________________________________
• Nation conference, Institute of Human resources, Sheraton hotels Abuja.
Topic: Globalization and it challenges.
• Power holding company of Nigeria computer review Conference. Company’s cooperate
Head quarters Abuja, Nigeria.
Topic: Operational Software-Novell, UNIX and Microsoft.
• Madonna University annual conference
Topic: Challenges of Private University


TURNKEY PROJECT ASSOCIATED WITH:
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PHCN Sub-Station SDH/PDH/NOC Project
With Siemens Nigeria.

• Planning, Installation, Commissioning, Testing, Optimization, Operation ,Maintenance and Training of Multi-Protocol Next Generation Network of SDH Surpass HiT 7025 and 7060 for PHCN, with end to end Operation Administration and Maintenance(OAM), scalability and management of quality of Service (QoS)

• Establishment of Hierarchical and Geographically redundant Network Operation Centers (NOCs) and Network Management System (NMS): Network Elements to Zonal NMS (ZNMS) and to the central NMS (CNMS).







PHASE TWO of phase3 Telecoms DWDM/SDH/OFC Project
With Phase3 Telecom

• Establishment of a high capacity, scalable, DWDM based transmission Network comprising approximately 10 locations based on 4/8 degree ROAM with GMPLS control plane and providing 40/80 channels of 10G each upgradeable to 40/100G each.

• Rollout of highly resilient exclusive all di-electric self supporting (ADSS) 24 fibre optical fibre cable (OFC) , based optical backbone network comprising of almost 50 locations spanning over a distance of approximately 5,500kms. This entailed procurement, trenching, stringing, laying, testing and maintenance in a topology managed by GIS based optical fibre network management system (NMS).
Worked with Telinno Consulting as a SUB CONTRACTOR on a GLOBACOM’S Project

• To maintained Globacom's OFC backbone and metro link; Ilorin-Offa-Oshogbo-Ilesa-Ife-Akure-badan-Ijebu Ode and Abeokuta.
• Implemented Globacom's lastmile projects; Ibadan-Ijebuode, Minna Metro ring, Minna-Bida-Jebba-Ilorin 360km route.
• Spliced, terminated and tested the links

 

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