March 11 - Sept 12
ISO18001 H&S WiFi
iperf speedtest.net PPE
I constructed a prototype lampost mounted box to backhaul our Ruckus Wifi units over our LTE network in Reading
I constructed a prototype long range LTE box by integrating the LTE indoor circuit board on to a long range panel antenna.
Responsible for working with new customers to our LTE service in Southwark, demonstrating LTE Box, installing and supporting.
I was one of the Health and Safety team of three formed to get the company’s
health and safety systems up to date including ISO18001 accreditation.
My responsibilities on this team
are mainly to do with site working rather than office based H&S. Tasks include writing risk assessments, defining policies
for working at height, PPE, RF Safety etc and receiving training in various H&S disciplines.
I 'owned' our Reading WiFi network of 28 Ruckus access points units meshing with each other then backhauling through
three Ruckus point to point links to one of our radio sites. This has involved installing, configuring and performance testing of UDP and FTP up
and downloads, replacing faulty units, upgrading software and moving p-p links and access points for improved performance.
I assisted in the specification of an on-site cabinet for the deployment of an LTE network,
this specification has been mainly centred around minimising power requirements and reducing weight
and size of cabinet for agile (and cheap!) deployment.
August 09 - March 11
Cambodia Madeira Pralognan la Vanoise
Firstly a solo trip to USA hiking in Colorado and Utah and sailing in Long Beach followed by some home decorating. Then had enormous fun travelling, with my wife Carol, in Australia and South East Asia for six months
This was followed up by Christmas in UK then two weeks in Madeira and a month of cross country skiing and snowboarding to
put the icing on the cake!
Nov 05 - Aug 09
802.11abgn IpWireless Proprietary
training WiMAXremote power cycling
Investigated and implemented remote power cycling units on our base sites to allow us
to remotely power cycle our base station equipments.
I investigated a rash of apparent TTLNA failures on our 60 site IpWireless
network. Cause found to be sensitivity to supply voltage on some units this resulted in failed TTLNA on long PoE
cable runs. Specification of a low resistance industrial strength PoE cable solved the problem network-wide.
Applying second line fixes to defective IpWireless base stations returned from field and triaging them prior to RMA.
Implemented a major software upgrade that had to be done by hand on site across a 22 sites network simultaneously
with customer modem upgrades.
I designed and implemented a much improved physical connection for the umbilical PoE cable on Alcatel
Wimax base station radio heads.
Project Engineered a series of tests to determine the attenuation at 3.5GHz afforded
by GRP panels employed in 'stealth' solutions for disguising telecoms equipment on rooftops
Commissioned a number of Alcatel WiMax base sites in Reading and London area.
I implemented a 5 unit outdoor WiFi trial,l using Moovera WiFi units and 3G backhaul in the centre of Reading.
I implemented a 3 unit WiFi indoor network in student accommodation in Reading utilising 4G proprietary backhaul once again with
the Moovera access points.
Acted as main liaison point with Moovera.
Managed calibration of all test equipment.
Trained a first line maintenance field team of 7 to troubleshoot IpWireless network faults, visit sites and replace units.
Jan 05 - Nov 05
project engineering relationship building
attention to detail
Implementing, using a team of contractors, a 33 site IP Wireless network
in West London, responsibility for the I&C operation converting a 'built' site to an integrated one ready to hand over to Operations.
Project Engineer - Contract role
Mar 04 - Dec 04
project engineering microwave link eng
relationship building telephone skills
Project Engineer responsible for implementing a number of microwave links to support
the build of a 22 site IpWireless network in Reading, Slough, Maidenhead. Project Managed the final stages of this project,
liaising with contractors and suppliers.
Project Manager - Contract role
Dec 1998 - Dec 2003
project engineering customer liason
Project Managed/Engineered a number of Real Time Passenger Information (RTPI) projects
in Reading, Manchester, Southampton, Crawley and Eindoven. Projects utilised TETRA and GPRS to update passenger timetables
in real time. Tasks also included liasing with customer, advising on radio strategy, installing RTPI kit on buses/coaches.
Consultant - Mobile Data
Feb 98 - June 00
TETRAbuilding relationships mobile data evangelist
presenting skills event management
Built a partner program for apps providers to work with Dolphin on TETRA mobile applications.
Chair of TETRA Business Solutions Group: Re-formed this group from WP10 of the TETRA MoU, staged a number of workshops
and events and spoke at many conferences hosted by IIR in London and in Europe including TETRA World Congress.
Awarded 'Most significant contribution to TETRA in 2001' by my peers in the MoU for this work.
Secretary of TETRA MoU Operators' Association, performing secretariat duties at Operator hosted venues around Europe.
Director of Radio
April 97 - Jan 98
laptop keyboard skills radio planning
relationship building sales skills
Responsible for demonstrating, co-ordinating, marketing and selling the company’s
laptop based radio planning tool. Product demonstrated at locations including Stockholm, London, Delhi, Singapore, Dallas.
Let go due to Asian currency crisis collapsing the budget for this business arm
Mobile Communications Specialist
Perot Systems Europe
Nov 94 - April 97
building relationships mobile data evangelist
empowerment investigative skills
I was the only Mobile Communications Specialist/Mobile data evangelist amidst 5000 mainstream IT specialists.
I was a Member of the team who applied for a Mobile Data Licences from Ofcom for Metricom mesh technology.
I worked closely with Cellnet on mobile data applications for business users.
I saved Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) $18M personally by simplifying their private mobile radio strategy.
I planned a Workforce Management system using RAM mobile data for LADWP IT field engineers.
I pulled at least two 'All Nighters' and several incredibly late nights working for Perot proving my desire (and ability) to deliver
at all costs