Field Services Manager

Name : jferguson
Industry Type : Engineers
City & State : Mountain View,California
Job Title Field Services Manager
Relocation Preferences : no relo
Objective : Jim Ferguson
510-673-8323
jssferg[at]gmail.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jwferguson


January 19, 2010
Immediately Available: Estimator

Dear Hiring Manager,

My name is Jim Ferguson. I have over 15 years of experience in telecommunications as a Project and Construction Manager. My current position is Director of Opperations / Field Services Management. I am responsible for the deployment, installation and commission of all Microwave, WiMax / WiFi projects at Nth Air, Inc. Nth Air is a wireless broadband service provider deploying a nationwide 3.65 GHz WiMAX network in under served markets.
I also have extensive Procurement and Inventory Manager experience as well.
I have managed multi million dollar projects with inventory in excess of $200 million dollars. I have provided logistical support to track and manage this inventory to keep it moving through the project cycle and keep capital cost at a minimum. Through contract negotiations with various vendors, I have negotiated pricing on project installation and logistical services and products. I renegotiated new pricing and updated equipment to replace outdated pricing and products saving in excess of $120 million. Along with my procurement processes, I have also provided technical guidance to team members and set up bi-annual training to keep knowledge on the team up to date. I am also well known for developing innovative solutions to improve budget concerns and improving on time statistics. I maintain the highest standards of professionalism and pocket a wealth of core values most importantly, integrity.

I have excellent organization and communication skills, time management skills , and can multi-task and prioritize my assignments, duties and daily work. Most importantly I am Self-directed and results oriented. I am Self-motivated and able to deal with a fast-paced environment to meet all deadlines. My peers would say I am a strong, supportive, flexible team player.
I have the skills and leadership experience to be a strong asset to any team. I would like the opportunity to discuss these skill and experience in regards to opportunities that match my experience, with you in detail during a personal interview. Please contact me on my mobile phone (510-673-8323) and I will fit my schedule to meet your needs to interview.

Sincerely,
James W. Ferguson, Jr.
510-673-8323

Resume :  
Jim Ferguson
510-673-8323
jssferg[at]gmail.com
http://www.linkedin.com/in/jwferguson

January 22, 2010

Objective:
To have the opportunity to work in a field which will utilize my management skills, education, and problem solving skills that will bring about success to any project or task I am assigned.

Experience:
Nth Air, San Jose, Ca. 2009 Present
Field Services Manager RF Design Engineer
Provide project management for the design, deployment, and commissioning of Wi-Max and Wi-Fi Network Projects. Define required network infrastructure equipment requirements. Install necessary equipment on Towers, Roof Top structures, Basement Vaults as needed for building purposes. Customer Point of Contact for all installation and service related issues. Provide technical support to installation team for all RF projects.
Key Accomplishments:
Deployed Multi Band Wireless Internet, Video Transport, and Intranet system in the Park Merced, MDU campus in San Francisco.
Deployed 1GHz, 1 Hop Transport / Backhaul solution in Debuke, Iowa for McKessen in 4 days. Providing them with a solution to line of site issue preventing data communications between old and new Distribution Centers.
Deploy Loea/Airspan Hypermax systems at 1201 California Street in San Fransisco providing wireless internet service to the Nob Hill community surrounding the 1201 Californa street property.
Deployed Loea/Bridgewave system at KRON TV providing 1GHz pipeline for data backhaul and internet service.

Verizonwireless, Walnut Creek, Ca. 1999 2008
Engineer Equipment / Project Manager
Provide technical and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects. Provide financial management of projects from bid process through final payment reconciliation. Provide logistical support for all deliverable products and equipment. Measure, monitor, improve and On-Time results.Evaluate and award work to various Turn-Key project management firms. Establish technical training. Mentor and evaluate effectiveness of current work force, products, and equipment.
Key Accomplishments:
Set up new warehouse supply & distribution operation, a $2.4 million dollar savings annually. This allowed quicker response times, reducing overall cost, creating quicker site completion, and increased revenue by getting each project on or ahead of schedule.
Secured the deployment and delivery of broadcast materials and equipment for EVDO projects in the Northern California Region, a $4 Billion dollar revenue channel. This allowed VZW to turn on Digital Equipment for Broadband services throughout the Central Coast, Central Valley, San Francisco Bay Area and its surrounding metropolitan areas, increasing VZWs overall revenue and increased its market appeal to all its present and future customers.
Established a mandatory Bi-annual training program for over 25 installation vendors, 160 installers with 2 coax vendors. This training improved the education of the installation crews, resulting in a savings of over $750,000.00 in cost over-runs and change order needs. This program increased profitability,quality and ensured projects completed on time. This training strengthened Network Reliability.

Teck Systems: Contract to GTE Mobilenet / Verizonwireless 5/1998 to 6/1999
Engineer Equipment
Provide technical and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting multiple Network Infrastructure projects. Manage vendor relations for all products and services. Write installation specifications to ensure proper installation of all Network Equipment. Ensure that all requirements for Environmental, Civil, and Corporate requirements are met.

TAD Contract Services Contracted to Pacific Bell / SBC 1998 to 1999
Central Office Engineer:
Formulate, develop and administer Central Office Equipment Installation Specifications for multiple site locations through out the California Central Office Network

Pacific Bell, San Ramon, Ca. 1985 to 1998
Central Office Engineer :
Formulate, develop and administer Central Office Equipment Installation Specifications for multiple site locations through out the California Central Office Network.
Monitor installation process and update installation requirements based on physical changes and or requirements at the installation site.
Provide detailed AutoCAD drawings to support installation specifications.
Lineman- Ariel Construction Broadband
Perform aerial construction on utility poles, underground vaults and other various equipment locations, to install broadband coaxial communications lines and equipment.
Key Accomplishments Perfect Arial Construction safety Record for 2 years in job.
Engineering Assistant:
Maintain engineering records. Create bid packages for Vendors. Manager of information library.
Operator - TOPS / Air to Ground / Ship to Shore Operator

Central Coast Mack Truck Service and Sales 1981 to 1985
Assistant Parts Manager Mack Truck Division
Parts Manager Power Systems Engine Division - 1983 to 1985
Open and manage new business venture for existing Central Coast Mack Trucks
Manage all phases of Parts and Service for Power Systems Engine Division
Set up Procedures for Managing all Service Contracts and ensuring projects finish on schedule and budget.

Education:
Graduated Heald College, Milpitas Ca. 2001
- Associate of Applied Science in Computer Science
-With Honors G.P.A. 3.50
Graduated James Logan High School , Union City Ca. 1979

Interests:
Cooking - Vairous Cusines.
Music - I play various instruments, 15 year, self-owned successful DJ business.
Mentor/Coach ASA Girls Fast Pitch Softball - 10U through 18 Gold teams for 8 years.




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