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    www.bcisites.com
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    BCI Communications, Inc.
  • Job Type
    Contact
  • Job Category
  • Country/Region
    United States, Mid-Atlantic
  • State
    New Jersey
  • Metro Area
    Northern New Jersey Metro
  • Metro City
    Edison
  • City
    Fair Lawn
  • Education
    Bachelors
  • Work Experience
    2-3 years
  • Short description
    BCI Communications is seeking an EXPERIENCED Microwave (MW) Technician in Fairlawn, NJ.
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Experienced Microwave Technician Needed

*Needed for Fairlawn, NJ*

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

 

·         Utilize state of the art electronic test equipment, measuring devices, meters and hand tools in analyzing, adjusting, installing, wiring, repairing, maintaining and testing wireless, transmission, and associated equipment.

·         Perform required incidental and preventative maintenance on cell site, power equipment, transmission, and associated equipment, and completes necessary logs, reports and postings.

·         Conduct collection and presentation of field data of wireless market as required.

·         Adhere to safety practices and procedures.

 

Requirements:

 

·         Must possess a minimum of 2-5 years of hands-on wireless microwave experience

·         Basic knowledge of pertinent FCC / FAA / EPA / OSHA regulations.

·         Must pass pre-employment testing (motor vehicle, drug and background check)

·         Must possess a valid driver’s license

 

 

BCI Communications, Inc, a UniTek Global Services Company, is a leading provider of installation, construction and site acquisition services to the wireless industry.  Our customers include wireless, wireline, fiber, and cable providers. With 15 years of experience, 20 office locations across the United States and nearly 500 employees, BCI is a preferred vendor to a wide array of telecom firms.

BCI Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, age, handicap or veteran status. All qualified applicants will be given equal opportunity. Selection decisions are based on job-related factors.

Comments(3)

12 September 2011, 13:23
Dear Sir / Madam,

I am applying for the Transmission Planning, Network Design and Optimisation Manager position. Please consider me for the position and I believe that my skills and experience meet your requirements/needs.

I have over six years(3Years-NSN, 2Years-Ericsson and 1Year-Huawei) experience as a Transmission Planning, Network Design and Optimisation Manager. Currently, I am handling various projects including Transmission Planning, Transmission Network Design and Transmission Optimisation with major GSM Telecom service providers.

Presently, I am working with Nokia Siemens Networks Pvt. Ltd as a Transmission Planning, Design and Optimisation, Team Lead currently stationed in Gurgaon, India. I am looking for opportunities out of India to get international exposure and experience.

I would like to work with your team, I look forward to receive your call very soon. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Updated CV attached for your reference.

Best Regards,

B P Sharma
+91-9560599376
+91-9950291705
buddhiprakashsharma@gmail.com

12 September 2011, 13:32
Buddhi Prakash Sharma
Nokia Siemens Networks Pvt. Ltd. Mobile: +91-9560599376; +91-9950291705
Gurgaon, India Email: buddhiprakashsharma@gmail.com

Summary:
• Having 6+years (3Years-NSN, 2Years- Ericsson and 1Year-Huawei,) of onsite experience in the field of telecom domain.
• Having experience of leading a team on 15 people.
• Excellent hands on experience on Microwave transmission planning SDH &PDH.
• Microwave frequency planning& Interference analysis.
• IP Planning
• Having experience of E1 planning.
• MetroHub Planning.
• Link Budgeting and BOQ preparation for sites.
• Network parameter tuning.
• Having experience in study of topographic maps.
• Drive Test for city sites and single alone sites.
• Site planning according prediction plots.
• Having experience of BCCH, BSIC and Neighbor planning.

Technical Abilities and Skills
• Transmission Planning.
• Microwave Transmission SDH Planning – for Backbone 7GHz and 15GHz link.
• Access PDH links connectivity plan (Loops and Spurs)
• Protection plans for SDH links.
• IP Network Connectivity design for Mobile Networks
• Link Engineering and Frequency
• Traffic calculation and E1 mapping
• PCM Planning.
• E1 planning for EDAP.
• Topology Planning ( E1 consideration)
• Conducting Radio Survey’s / Path Engineering for Point to Point & Point to multipoint Links.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links
• Topographic Map Study.
• Tower Load Planning

Expertise in Tools:
• Pathloss (PL 4.0)
• MCOM
• MAPINFO
• GPS 12,60,76
• Global Mapper
• Google Earth
• TEMS(v 8.0.3)
12 September 2011, 13:33
Buddhi Prakash Sharma
Nokia Siemens Networks Pvt. Ltd. Mobile: +91-9560599376; +91-9950291705
Gurgaon, India Email: buddhiprakashsharma@gmail.com

Summary:
• Having 6+years (3Years-NSN, 2Years- Ericsson and 1Year-Huawei,) of onsite experience in the field of telecom domain.
• Having experience of leading a team on 15 people.
• Excellent hands on experience on Microwave transmission planning SDH &PDH.
• Microwave frequency planning& Interference analysis.
• IP Planning
• Having experience of E1 planning.
• MetroHub Planning.
• Link Budgeting and BOQ preparation for sites.
• Network parameter tuning.
• Having experience in study of topographic maps.
• Drive Test for city sites and single alone sites.
• Site planning according prediction plots.
• Having experience of BCCH, BSIC and Neighbor planning.

Technical Abilities and Skills
• Transmission Planning.
• Microwave Transmission SDH Planning – for Backbone 7GHz and 15GHz link.
• Access PDH links connectivity plan (Loops and Spurs)
• Protection plans for SDH links.
• IP Network Connectivity design for Mobile Networks
• Link Engineering and Frequency
• Traffic calculation and E1 mapping
• PCM Planning.
• E1 planning for EDAP.
• Topology Planning ( E1 consideration)
• Conducting Radio Survey’s / Path Engineering for Point to Point & Point to multipoint Links.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links
• Topographic Map Study.
• Tower Load Planning

Expertise in Tools:
• Pathloss (PL 4.0)
• MCOM
• MAPINFO
• GPS 12,60,76
• Global Mapper
• Google Earth
• TEMS(v 8.0.3)

Professional Experience:

Nokia Siemens Networks Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon Feb.2010- Till Date

With more than 60,000 people in over 150 countries, Nokia Siemens Networks
is one of the largest telecommunications hardware, software and services
companies in the world. NSN is committed to innovation and sustainability and
offer a complete portfolio of mobile, fixed and converged network technologies as
well as professional services including consulting and systems integration, network implementation, maintenance and care, and managed services.
Employer: Nokia Siemens Networks, 3G and NPO Team
Role: Transmission Planning, Network Design & Optimization

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Member of the Nokia Central 3G Transmission Planning team.
• Planning the strategy for 3G rollout in India.
• TX Optimisation of the existing network for Threshold Degradation, Availability, High-Low Violation and Synchronization issues.
• Perform detailed IP planning to in order to produce network plans for 2G and 3G mobile infrastructure solutions
• Customized IP Network Connectivity design for Mobile Networks
• Provide network designs and data fill, in line with project and tender deliverables.
• Transmission Network Design – Being in central team, providing pre-launch support to all the projects throughout India like Aircel 3G Project – Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal & Rajasthan. Uninor Project – J&K, Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan, Idea 3G Project ¬¬– UP-West and AP.
• Transmission Planning for Ericsson to Nokia Swap Project of Aircel- West Bengal.
• Transmission Optimisation for Airtel Mumbai Circle.
• Planning Highway Protection plan for Hub sites – Providing redundancy path for all major towns and hub sites both on Microwave and Fiber.
• Providing ring protection for 5 +1 dependency sites
• Hands-on experience with SDH & PDH Planning.
• E1 Planning – With reference to the number of TRX used and keeping in view the future expansion plans.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links with proper Threshold Degradation & Availability.
• Microwave frequency planning & Interference analysis with no HIGH – Low violation.
• Managing LOS Team and validate all the LOS on Topo maps with map reading.
• Getting POI from local operators.
• Preparation of SACFA Data
• Planning data for TEC approval for 10% DHQ’s to get the license approval.

Project: Idea Cellular Ltd., Jammu & Kashmir April09- Feb.2010
Idea Cellular is a wireless telephony company operating in various states in India. Its India’s third biggest GSM operator. Idea is an Aditya Birla Group Company with Kumar Manglam Birla as its Chairman. Initially having a very limited footprint in the GSM arena, the acquisition of Escotel in 2004 gave Idea a truly pan-India presence covering Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh (East and West), Haryana, Kerala, Rajasthan and Delhi (inclusive of NCR).
Idea Cellular won the GSM Association Award for "Best Billing and Customer Care Solution" for 2 consecutive years.
Employer: Idea Cellular Ltd.
GSM Vendor: Ericsson India Pvt. Ltd.
MW Vendor: Ceragon & Ericsson
Role: Asst. Manager, Network Design & Planning

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Transmission Network Design – In the initial phase of Network launch with 550 sites.
• Backbone planning for Major cities of J&K with redundancy path using either Microwave or fiber protection – Backbone plan for Jammu – Srinagar, Jammu – Katra, Jammu – Udhampur, Jammu – Sambha – Kathua – Lakhanpur, Srinagar – Anantnag, Srinagar – Pulwama – Kulgam – Shopian.
• Planning Highway Sites – Highway plan for Jammu – Srinagar, Jammu – Lakhanpur, Jammu – Katra, Jammu – Udhampur – Ramban, Srinagar – Anantnag, Srinagar – Shopian.
• Protection plan for Hub sites – Providing redundancy path for all major towns and hub sites both on Microwave and Fiber.
• Providing ring protection for 5 +1 dependency sites
• Hands-on experience with SDH & PDH Planning.
• E1 Planning – With reference to the number of TRX used and keeping in view the future expansion plans.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links with proper Threshold Degdration & Availability.
• Microwave frequency planning & Interference analysis with no HIGH – Low violation.
• Managing LOS Team and validate all the LOS on Topo maps with map reading.
• Coordination with Vendors on Issues Concerning Connectivity Design and getting sites RFI.
• Getting POI from local operators like Airtel, Vodafone, Reliance, BSNL, Cellone, Tata and Aircel
• Preparation of SACFA Data and applying to WPC (Wireless Planning and Communication Wing) for SACFA clearance.
• Planning data for TEC approval for 50% DHQ’s to get the license approval.
• Site planning according to prediction plots.
• BCCH, BSIC and Neighbor planning.

Project: Bharti Airtel Ltd., Mumbai Aug08- April09
Telecom giant Bharti Airtel is the flagship company of Bharti Enterprises. Bharti Airtel offers GSM mobile services in all the 23-telecom circles of India and is the largest mobile service provider in the country, based on the number of customers. In January 2007 Bharti Airtel Ltd. Get license from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka to provide 2G and 3G mobile services in the island nation. This is the first international operation of Bharti Airtel and is in line with the company’s plans to expand its telecom operations in the South Asian region.
Employer: GTL, Mumbai
Role: Transmission Planner

Vendor: Nokia Siemens Network

Roles and Responsibilities:

• Protection plan for Hub sites – Providing redundancy path for all major towns and hub sites both on Microwave and Fiber.
• Providing ring protection for 5 +1 dependency sites
• Hands-on experience with SDH & PDH Planning.
• E1 Planning – With reference to the number of TRX used and keeping in view the future expansion plans. E1 planning for EDAP according to the number of time slots used for EDAP and with reference to the type of signaling used ex. 16Kbps or 32Kbps. E1 Planning for TRX addition. Providing 2E1’s dedicatedly for 3G and 1E1 for site.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links with proper Threshold Degdration & Availability for the rollout of about 150 sites and 50 IBS sites monthly.
• Microwave frequency planning & Interference analysis with no HIGH – Low violation.
• Manage of LOS Team and validate all the LOS on Top maps with map reading and using tools like Global Mapper and Google Earth.
• Coordination with Vendors on Issues Concerning Connectivity Design.
• Preparation of SACFA Data and applying to WPC (Wireless Planning and Communication Wing) for SACFA clearance.
• Transmission Planning Issues
• Optimization of the existing network.
• MetroHub planning – To provide protection to all the hub sites and highly dependent sites. Started a special project to provide 100% protection for all the sites in Mumbai City and successfully completed within the time limit under diverse conditions.
• Protection plan for BSCs.
• Getting the NMS visibility for all the sites so as to keep proper maintenance and to reduce the outage.
• Analyzing the Outage report and resolving the reason for outage.

Project: Bharti Airtel Ltd., Sri Lanka July07-Aug.08
Telecom giant Bharti Airtel is the flagship company of Bharti Enterprises. Bharti Airtel offers GSM mobile services in all the 23-telecom circles of India and is the largest mobile service provider in the country, based on the number of customers. In January 2007 Bharti Airtel Ltd. Get license from the Telecommunications Regulatory Commission of Sri Lanka to provide 2G and 3G mobile services in the island nation. This is the first international operation of Bharti Airtel and is in line with the company’s plans to expand its telecom operations in the South Asian region.

GTL is a leading Network Services company, bringing together the various technologies for adhering the networking, communication & infrastructure management needs of globally distributed enterprises & Telecom carriers. GTL offers integrated end-to-end service offerings—carrier grade and enterprise network engineering, networked applications and infrastructure management (managed services), converged network systems integration, process implementation solutions, and process fulfillment services — to international enterprises, including Fortune 500 companies, telecom carriers, large non-profit entities, and public agencies. The company’s service framework consists of nearly 5000 associates working out of global delivery nodes that include Colombo, Dubai, London, Mauritius, Mumbai, New York, and Singapore
Employer: IGTL, Sri Lanka
Role: Transmission Planner

Vendor: Huawei International

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Successfully launching of Airtel-Huawei, Srilanka 3G project with 1100 sites.
• Protection plan for Hub sites – Providing redundancy path for all major towns and hub sites both on Microwave and Fiber.
• Providing ring protection for 7 +1 dependency sites
• Transmission Planning for 3G. Dedicatedly allotting 2E1 for each 3G site.
• Hands-on experience with SDH & PDH Planning.
• E1 Planning – With reference to the number of TRX used and keeping in view the future expansion plans. E1 planning for EDAP according to the number of time slots used for EDAP and with reference to the type of signaling used ex. 16Kbps or 32Kbps. E1 Planning for TRX addition.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links with proper Threshold Degdration & Availability for the rollout of about 80 monthly.
• Microwave frequency planning & Interference analysis with no HIGH – Low violation. Using space diversity for long HOPs as Srilanka is having lot of water bodies so as to reduce the fading due to reflection effect.
• Manage of LOS Team and validate all the LOS on Top maps with map reading and using tools like Global Mapper and Google Earth.
• Transmission Planning Issues
• Tower Load planning for GSM and Microwave antennas with proper height and orientation with proper spacing.
• Evaluation LOS Reports of Back bone & access links
• Coordination with Vendors on Issues Concerning Connectivity Design

Project: Sri Lanka Telecom Ltd. and Hutch, Sri Lanka Dec.07-Aug.08

Sri Lanka Telecom (www.slt.lk) is one of the Sri Lanka’s most valuable blue chip companies with an annual turnover in excess of Rs.40 billion. Whilst Global Telecommunication Holdings N.V. of Netherlands owns 44.9% stake in Sri Lanka Telecom (SLT) is owned by the Government of Sri Lanka. SLT Group has a customer base of over four million including multinational corporations, large and small corporate, retail and domestic customers. Today SLT provides facilities and services: voice, data, video and mobile to its customers, which are unmatched in scope. These services range from domestic and international voice, advance data transmission services which include internet services on leased lines, broadband [on SLT Broadband] and dial up, data circuits, frame relay solutions to IP services such as IP-VPN based on IP-MPLS technology, total corporate solutions of multiple services, satellite uplink services and mobile telephony through the fully owned subsidiary Mobitel.
Employer: IGTL, Sri Lanka
Role: Transmission Planner

Projects undertaken for Ericssion

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Transmission Planning for Swap project of Mobitel for ZTE to Ericsson
• Transmission planning for new towns.
• Protection plan for Hub sites – Providing redundancy path for all major towns and hub sites both on Microwave and Fiber.
• Providing ring protection for 5 +1 dependency sites
• Transmission Planning for 3G. Dedicatedly allotting 2E1 for each 3G site.
• TX Optimisation of the existing network for Threshold Degradation, Availability, High-Low Violation and Synchronization issues.
• Hands-on experience with SDH & PDH Planning.
• E1 Planning – With reference to the number of TRX used and keeping in view the future expansion plans. E1 planning for EDAP according to the number of time slots used for EDAP and with reference to the type of signaling used ex. 16Kbps or 32Kbps. E1 Planning for TRX addition.
• Link Budgeting for Microwave Links with proper Threshold Degdration & Availability.
• Microwave frequency planning & Interference analysis with no HIGH – Low violation. Using space diversity for long HOPs as Srilanka is having lot of water bodies so as to reduce the fading due to reflection effect.
• Manage of LOS Team and validate all the LOS on Top maps with map reading and using tools like Global Mapper and Google Earth.
• Transmission Planning Issues
• Tower Load planning for GSM and Microwave antennas with proper height and orientation with proper spacing.
• Evaluation LOS Reports of Back bone & access links
• Coordination with Vendors on Issues Concerning Connectivity Design

Project: Bharti Airtel Ltd., Madhya Pradesh

Employer: Metrotelworks, Indore Aug05-July07
Metro Telworks was primarily engaged in Telecom installations and operations support for fixed and wireless operators. Later it diversified into Wireless services for Cellular operators. Its Wireless Services include RF Planning, Optimization, Transmission Planning, and Network Performance, In-building Solutions, Switch Planning, and Project management. It’s having project in MP, UP (East & West), Orissa, Bihar and North East for various operators.

Role: Transmission Planner

Projects undertaken for Nokia

Roles and Responsibilities:
• Transmission Network Planner
• Transmission Planning Issues
• Hands-on experience with SDH, PDH
• PCM Planning
• Link Budgeting
• E1 up gradation for TRX addition.
• Evaluation LOS Reports of Back bone & access links
• Manage of LOS Team of about 15 engineers in MP and Chattisgarh region.
• Managing Documentation Team to keep updated and consolidated status for all sites.
• Evaluation of TSSR and SARF for sites and coordinating with the vendor on various transmission issues
• Coordination with Vendors on Issues Concerning Connectivity Design
• Topographic Map Study.

Educational Background:
B.E in Computer Science from Shankara Institute of Technology, Jaipur
(Affiliated to Rajasthan University & A.I.C.T.E.) with first class in all semesters.
Aggregate: 70% of all semesters.
Class XII examination from St.Edmunds School, Jaipur (CBSE Board)
With 72% marks (2000 Batch).
Class X examination from St.Edmunds School, Jaipur (CBSE Board)
With 73% marks (1998 Batch).

Industrial Training:
Studied the Missile technologies and mechanisms of controlling the various Indian Missiles developed at DRDO.Hyderabad
Project: Network Traffic Monitoring System

Personnel Details:
Name: Buddhi Prakash Sharma
Date of Birth: No. 23, 1982
Passport No.: G6972675
Nationality: Indian
Mail Id.: buddhiprakashsharma@gmail.com
Current Location: Delhi, India

References:
Mr. Kuldeep Ashri Mr. Yadbinder Singh
Network Manager Sr. Specialist,
Airtel, Nort Region Ericsson, India
+91-9815049194 91-8826298754

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