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Paul Walmsley

Flat 205, Block 2, Regina Gardens III, Tomb of Kings Road, , Paphos, Cyprus
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Name: Paul Walmsley

Permanent Address: Flat 204,
Block 2,
Regina Gardens III,
Tomb of the Kings Road,

Tel UK contact: +44(0)1934812411 (via family contact)
Work Mobile: +22796960239 (Niger)
Cyprus mobile: +35799129437

Personal E-mail:

Date of Birth: 3rd February 1959

Age: 48 years

Passport: Valid 10 Year UK (expires 2015)

Driving License: Full UK, Zambian and International

Availability: End January 2008


Status required: Long Term Contract

Hobbies/pastimes: Yacht Sailing, Tropical Fish Keeping, Gardening.

Profile: I am an apprenticeship trained Telecommunications Engineer with excess of 32 years experience of Network Construction and Implementation including GSM and Fixed Switch implementation, BSC and BTS implementation, Transmission Network/CATV construction and implementation. I have been involved in these works from the early years in the roles of installation/commissioning engineer through to present day as Project Manager. I am highly motivated toward project completions to a high quality standard, within time and within budget. I am familiar with working to tight timescales within aggressive environments and often hit the ground running. I have extensive experience of dealing with third party vendors and customers alike. I have gained much experience overseas with contracts in such locations as Niger, Zambia, Pakistan, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Holland, France, Germany, Italy, Malta, Turkey and Belgium and am always willing to work in new environments.


Primavera P3e Project Planning – (NGT)
Prince 2 Foundation Course - (ITP)
Prince 2 Practitioner Course – (ITP)
Mast Climbing Certificate (Sitesafe BV)
CDM Safe Working for Managers and Supervisors (Worldcom)
ISO9000 Documentation Structure (Lucent)
GSM OMC-S Operations (Lucent)
GSM BSS Maintenance (Lucent)
GSM OMC-R Operations (Lucent)
GSM Overview (Lucent)
25kV Catenary and Trackside Working (Channel Tunnel)
Supervising for Safety (Channel Tunnel)
Tunnel Induction Mine Safety Practices (Channel Tunnel)
Captive Office MAPCI (Nortel)
Meridian Options PABX Appreciation (Nortel)
AT&T PDS Fibre Optic Termination (NG Bailey)
Lifts/Escalators Isolation Level 2 Safety Certificate (London Underground)
Equipment Room Safety Certificate (London Underground)
Track Possession Safety Certificate (London Underground)
Analogue/Digital Convertors (IBM)
Building Energy Management Systems (IBM)
TXE4 Switch Registers and Main Control Units (GPT)
TXE4 Switch Cyclic Stores (GPT)
TXE4 Switch Pulse Generators (GPT)
TXE4 Switch Installation Techniques (GPT)
TXE2 Switch General System Working (GPT)
TXE2 Switch Fault Diagnostics (GPT)
PCB Repair and Modifications (GPT)
Basic Electronics (GPT)
4 Year Apprenticeship on the Installation of Automatic Telephone Exchanges (GPT)
1 Year EITB Course Broad Based and Electrical/Electronic Engineering Practices (GPT)
C&GLI HND Telecommunications Technician
GCE ‘O’ Levels in Maths, English, Physics, Geography and R.I.

PC literate in MSProject2000, Primavera P3e, Lotus 1-2-3, Ami-Pro, Excel, Wordperfect, Oracle dbVI database, E-Mail, Windows 95,98,ME, XP, NT etc, Powerpoint, Visio, Artemis Projectview and Openview, SAP, Access97 RAG reporting & TES.

Employment Record to date:

01/07 to Celtel Niger SA, Niamey, Niger, (Rolling Contract)

Project & Rollout Manager responsible for day to day department activities and Knowledge Transfer (KT) and On The Job Training (OJT) of the local Rollout Project Manager, Support Project Manager and seven local civil/telecom Project Engineers as per Zambia specification below. Driving telecom & civils Quality Standards for build and implementation plus documentation. Implementing Site Safety Training for Project and O&M staff. Apart from these duties much of my time has also been spent fulfilling the project management and implementation of previously planned projects, mainly the projects of new containerised Ericsson MSC/MGW/MPBN and remote Ericsson BSC/MGW/MPBN. Driving the upgrading of the Core Network utility requirements of floor space, power, fire detection/suppression, air conditioning and security (CCTV). Additonally responsible for backbone upgrade from Alcatel PDH to Nokia Siemens SDH (ADM/SRA4). Responsible for implementing BTS site power Hybrid Solutions (Emerson) and BTS site security options to reduce Capex and Opex Budgets. Thus more core network than Ericsson/Alcatel BTS. Overall ownership and responsibility for all network construction and implementation from handover from Planning Dept to supply as operational live network to O&M Dept. On the spot decision making and taking full responsibility for Projects Dept. Quality, time and budget management as per KPI’s. Reporting to Operations Director and Managing Director.

07/06 to Celtel Zambia Ltd; Lusaka, Zambia (Fixed Contract)

Project Manager responsible for Knowledge Transfer (KT) and On the Job Training (OJT) of five local Project Engineers on the implementation and rollout of GSM Network Build including all aspects of vendor management, contractual responsibilities, rollout planning, logistics, materials management, QA, and site build processes etc. with respect to Ericsson/Siemens BTS, BSC and MSC construction, installation and commissioning during an aggressive network rollout. Cross training of each individual to enable each team member to complete the tasks, any and all, of the other members. Some office training but mostly on site in the remote regions of the country. Reporting to Departmental Project Manager and Operations Director.

11/05 to Alan Dick & Co.(Private); Lahore, Pakistan (Rolling Contract)

Projects Programme Manager responsible for the planning, executing and controlling the network rollout of GSM BTS sites including Site Acquisition, Civil Works, Tower Erection and Telecom Implementation of RF and Microwave equipment for client Paktel. Equipment type including Nokia, Ericsson, ZTE and Alcatel. Implementing new IFS database into project department, financial forecasting and administration. Promoting ISO9000 into department. Key member of technical and commercial bid team for new business including Indoor Coverage Solutions. Reporting to Country Manager and client respectively.

08/04 to Alan Dick & Co.(West Africa) Ltd., Nigeria (Rolling Contract)
Regional Project Officer responsible for planning, executing and controlling the construction of GSM BTS sites and Indoor Solutions in the Abuja Region of Nigeria from RFQ to RFI stage for clients MTN, Huawei and V-Mobile. Reporting to clients Regional Construction Manager. Management of sub-contractors and field supervisors. Reporting of site construction status daily, weekly, and monthly to Lagos HQ’s of own and client companies.

10/03 to National Grid Transco, Leeds, UK (Contract)
Project Planner as a member of National Project Services Team implementing the use of Primavera P3e throughout national and regional planning teams as a resource planning tool. Migration of existing site construction spreadsheet data into P3e, supporting regional teams through learning curve, project template design and instigation. P3e administrator access level. OJT of electrical engineers in use of P3e tool.

04/02 to Interserve Project Services, Uxbridge, UK. (Contract)
3G/GSM/UMTS Project Planner compiling Schedule B work packages for tender process to GSM/3G/ UMTS network customers eg: H3G, Vodafone, Orange, O2 & T-Mobile for the construction of rooftop and greenfield new sites and upgrade of site share Radio Base Stations to meet customer milestones. Creating Construction Phase Safety Plan(CDM regs), Programme of Works, Risk Assessment, Method Statement. Use of MS Project98, MS Word, Powerpoint, MS Excel.

09/01 to 3GC Europa (Dutchtone), Den Haag, Nederlands. (Contract)
GSM Network Assistant Project Manager (hands on) to set up working group from scratch to carry out surveys of existing network elements of BSC/DN2/ BTS sites throughout the country and take specified measurements of antenna azimuths and site build status of existing sites for use with drive test results to enable network enhancement for Optimisation Programme. Using in-house database, digital cameras, Celaligners, compass and DGPS tools.

07/00 to MCI Worldcom, London, UK (Contract)
Core Implementation Switch Project Manager within International Engineering department responsible for full project life cycle of the extension of existing network switch sites, and the construction, room fit-out, switch installation, commissioning, interconnect and integration of new switch sites. Implement and manage site survey and design. Selection and procurement of capital equipment, selection of sub-contractors for implementation works, test equipment and associated spares requirements through bid and negotiation processes. Management of the third party sub-contract suppliers to meet stringent delivery and operational timescales and milestones as per implementation plan. Personal project values from US$5M to US$12M. Equipment used is Ericsson AXE(501 cabinet) and Nortel DMS. Installation of DMS-STP and addition of Nortel SDM’s to existing DMS switches. DMS upgrades to XACore. Use of SAP, MS Project 98 and Access97 for raising of purchase orders, project planning(as per CDM) and tracking. Using RAG reporting methods for project progress reporting and managing issues that could effect implementation plans.

04/00 to Nortel Networks, Roma, Italy (Contract)
07/00 GSM NOCC Consultant
02/00 to Lucent Technologies, Istanbul, Turkey (Contract)
04/00 GSM National Site Acquisition Manager (for 3G bid)
12/99 to Sita/Equant, Tokyo, Japan (Contract)
02/00 Fixed Network Switch Implementation Engineer
02/08/99 to GTS, Reading, UK (Contract)
29/10/99 Fixed Network Number Portability Project Manager
25/01/99 to Completel, Paris, France. (Contract)
25/07/99 Fixed Network Switch Implementation Manager
26/10/98 to KPN-Orange, Brussells, Belgium. (Contract)
26/12/98 GSM BSC Implementation Manager
30/3/98 to Nortel-Dasa GmbH, Nurnberg, Deutchland (Contract)
9/10/98 GSM NSS Support Engineer
10/12/97 to Eneco BV, Rotterdam, Nederlands (Contract)
25/03/98 Fixed Network Switch Manager
29/2/96 to Lucent Technologies Inc(Saudi Arabia) Riyadh, KSA (Permanent)
30/11/97 GSM Project Manager (Planning & Configuration Specialist)
1/3/95 to Orange PCS Ltd., Bristol, UK (Contract)
31/12/95 GSM Construction Project Controller
8/8/94 to Orange PCS Ltd., Manchester, UK (Contract)
12/2/95 Computer Room Project Manager/Site Supervisor
13/2/94 to Orange PCS Ltd., Bristol, UK (Contract)
5/8/94 GSM Network Regional Quality & Conformance Co-ordinator
2/12/93 to United Artists Communications Ltd., Bristol, UK (Contract)
1/2/94 Switch Project Consultant
22/6/93 to The Cable Corporation Ltd., Slough, UK (Contract)
30/11/93 Switch Project Consultant/Cutover Planner
2/93 to 4/93 Bell Northern Research(Nortel), Maidenhead, UK (Contract)
Captive Office Support Engineer
12/92 to 2/93 DSC Communications Ltd., Weybridge, UK (Contract)
Communications Engineer
6/92 to 12/92 Racal Ltd.,(Channel Tunnel Project), Dover, UK (Contract)
Tunnel Fibre Optic Transmission Shift/Project Manager
12/91 to 6/92 Videotron Cable Ltd., Southampton, UK (Contract)
Telephony Project Planning Engineer
2/91 to 12/91 Nortel Europe BV, Hoofddorp, Nederlands. (Contract)
PABX Installation Engineering Supervisor
11/90 to 2/91 Eurosound Ltd., London Underground, London, UK (Contract)
PA Systems Technical Supervisor
2/90 to 11/90 Matthew Hall Eng., London Underground, London (Contract)
Fire Detection/Suppression Installation Supervisor/QA Engineer
12/89 to 2/90 Plessey Defense Systems, Christchurch, UK (Contract)
X25 Hardware Project Engineer
9/89 to 12/89 Eurotel Ltd., Portsmouth, UK (Contract)
Communications Product Support Engineer

2/89 to 9/89 Ship Shore Services Ltd., Southampton, UK (Permanent)
Senior Marine PABX Engineer for Naval Craft and Offshore Rigs
8/88 to 2/89 Mercury Communications Ltd., Bracknell, UK (Contract)
Communications Support Engineer
81 to 88 A&P Services Ltd., Portsmouth, UK (Contract)
Communications Engineer
75 to 81 GPT Ltd., Coventry, UK (Apprenticeship) (Permanent)
Telecommunications Commissioning Engineer

References of previous employers:

Mr. Paul Storer,
Country Manager,
AlanDick Pakistan (Private) Ltd.
1-C/5, Awais Chambers
Sikandar Malhi Road. Canal Park
Gulberg 2.

Mr. Dave Cullen,
GSM Project Manager,
ADC West Africa,

Mr. Damien Kahindo,
Operations Director,
Celtel Niger SA,
Route de’l Aeroport,
+227 732346

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