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Summary

PMI® certified PMP® Professional with over 8 years of international experience in the IT and Telecommunications industries. I bring solid experience in leading full-scale, end-to-end projects that support business goals and initiatives. Highly skilled in delivering technical training in a multi-national environment, working with teams across Europe, South Africa, India, and throughout the Middle East. Specialties: Process & Project Management | Critical Thinking | Risk Identification & Mitigation | Professional Presentations & Seminars Business Relationship Management | End-to-End Project Lifecycle Management | Internal and External Project Management Executive-level Reports & Presentations| Superior Multicultural Communication Skills

Experiences

Current Experience

  • IT Manager
    Since September 2014
    International contracting company based in Beirut, serving clients in Lebanon, Qatar, Algeria, Morocco, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Iraq. SEG specializes in general contracting for building construction and has more than 4,000 professional employees and contractors working in a wide range and scale of projects throughout the world. • Oversight and direction over all IT branches and staff including: managing communications and planning, and oversight, direction and training of employees. • Maintains SEG’s effectiveness and efficiency by defining, delivering, and supporting strategic plans for implementing information technologies solutions.

  • Telecom Instructor
    Since January 2014
    Role and Responsibilities: -Prepare handout material to be delivered to customers based on their training request. -Organizing and presenting instructional material at scheduled times and places -Development of audiovisual/multimedia materials for the topic presented -Prepare new courses, and staying updated with new technology. -Developing new teaching skills to ensure that the delivery reaches all trainees. Achievements: -Delivered 2g/3G/LTE radio training on Flexi multi-radio BTS for NSN to ZEIN operator in SAUDI, to VODACOM South Africa, to NSN employee. -Delivered flexi packet transmission training to Nokia Stuff, Korek Erbil. -Delivered WBTS / 3G RNC Dimensioning to Oran Algeria operator.

Past Experience

  • Project Manager /Acceptance Quality Expert
    January 2012 --- December 2013
    Role and Responsibilities: - Manage projects with high risk and complexity; ensure final delivery and acceptance to meet customer’s expectations of time and quality. - Ensure that projects are completed within budget by efficient cost controlling and internal and external resources management. - Act as primary project interface to the client, ensuring good customer satisfaction and developing the relationship with the customer. - Work with tight budget. - Lead team of 8 engineers including subcontractors and vendors; responsible for network implementation and care maintenance. - Prepare and deliver related technology, workshops and trainings. - Follow day to day operative project planning. - Follow up and report project progress, site acceptance, performance statistics and KPIs to higher management. - Provide training to the customer on different technologies related to solutions offered by MEATEL. Achievements: - Achieved deployment of the DWDM (End to END) according to the contract and the time line; DWDM tested, accepted and running, for the fixed network Lebanese operator “Ogero”. - Took Over and recovered a Full Turn Key network upgrade project including installation, commissioning and acceptance of Nokia Siemens (Core, Radio 2G/3G, Optimization, Optical, Microwave) for an operator in Karabach/Armenia. - Implemented Microwave and Optical networks for two clients in the security sector in Lebanon and established operational support structure against strict availability SLA. - Put processes in place to successfully execute DWDM project for national fixed operator; implementation of 100+GSM repeater swap project. - Assisted in developing service, project management and related input for several successful tenders (optical, microwave, CCTV solutions…).

  • Service Core Engineer / Radio Engineer
    January 2009 --- January 2012
    Role and Responsibilities: - Interface with customers regarding upgrade and support activities. - Coordinate with customers on Acceptance and Quality procedures. - Operational tasks: o Commissioning of RAN and transmission equipment o Own some of the company Key projects o Write technical reports o Manage all technical activities related to acceptance. Achievements: - Swap of 280 Ericsson BTS to NSN flexi BTS. - Leading team of 7 engineers and technicians including subcontractors. - Implementation within timeframes and acquiring the customer’s acceptance. - Installation, commissioning, integration and troubleshooting of Nokia Siemens equipment. - Implementation of Lawful Interception solutions on Siemens switches till acceptance obtained. - Fixed network upgrade from EWSD to HI9200. - Installation, commissioning and database implementation of Nokia Release 4 MSS and MGW. - Implementation of onsite software corrections to Various EWSD equipments.

Knowledge

LinkedIn Assessment :
3GGSMHLRUMTSOpen Source SoftwareNetwork Administration2GMSSNSNQoSMobile DevicesGPRSWCDMASS7BSSSDHWirelessCommissioningIPLTEIntelligent NetworksIntegrationCore NetworkTransmissionNetwork DesignCellular CommunicationsNetwork PerformanceTroubleshootingSwitchesVASManaged ServicesISUPSIGTRANWiMAXTelecommunicationsMicrowaveRAN

Skills and Expertise

Self Assessment :
PMPPrince2Telecommunicationproject managementIT manager

Education

  • Masters in Networking and Telecom (M2 Research) in from University of Saint Joseph (USJ) in 2012
  • Diploma in Computer and Communication Engineering in from Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in 2009
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate in General Science from Saint Rosary School in 2003

Training and Certification

  • A+ Diploma of up-keeping and repairing computers (HW and SW) Certification
  • CCNA Academy Cisco Certified Certification
  • CCNA security Cisco Certified Certification
  • Lowfull Interception Utimaco Certification
  • Operation and Maintenance of Siemens HIX ADTRAN Certification
  • Repairing and up keeping the network Certification
  • Training in the SSS (switching sub-system) Department Certification
  • Training in the Technical and IT departments Certification
  • Training in the Transmission Department Certification

Languages

BrightOwl Assessment:
Self Assessment:
Arabic
Native
English
Full Proficiency
French
Full Proficiency
German
Elementary Proficiency

Work Preferences

  • Notice Period:
    2 weeks
  • Positions I am interested in:
    Project Manager IT Manager Instructor
  • Locations I am interested in:
  • Work From Home:
    No
  • Work Regime:
    Permanent position
    BrightOwl freelancer :    40 Hours per week
  • International:
    Yes

Area / Region

Lebanon

Others

Driving License
  • No