Gerard Kavanagh - Area Operations Manager

Senior Team Manager Civils & Cable at Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd

Nationality

Irish

Current location

United Kingdom

Work category

General Management

Education

Diploma

A target driven Project Manager with 20 years experience working within the Telecommunications industry. I have demonstrable expertise in Project Management, Project Delivery, Meeting Deadlines, Contract Procurement, Business Development and Financial Reporting. Strong leadership Qualities and Excellent Communication skills both written and spoken.
I have a Diploma in Project Management (PMI PM-BOK) from the Institute of Project Management Ireland and an up to date City & Guilds 2 & 3D Autocad Qualification

Gerard Kavanagh's Professional Experience

2013 - Present

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd - Senior Team Manager Civils & Cable

Full responsibility for all Civils and Cable activities in the West Midlands
Manage Customer Relationship
Implement company policies and procedures
Responsible for Health & Safety and Quality within the Region
Reporting Directly to the Regional Operations Manager

Key Projects
• Virgin Media Motif Contract

2012 - 2013

Fujitsu Telecommunications Europe Ltd - Area Operations Manager Business and Network Cabling

AOM for Midlands Region UK on the Virgin Media Motif Contract
Responsible for Operational Performance
Facilitate and Manage a number of Key Projects within the Region
Manage Customer Relationship
Implement company policies and procedures
Responsible for Health & Safety and Quality within the Region
Reporting Directly to the UK Senior Operations Manager

Key Skills
Operations Manager
2011 - 2012

KN Network Services - Project Manager

Specialising in the Delivery of Infrastructure Solutions to Telecoms, Transport and Energy Sectors in Ireland and UK

Duties
In charge of day to day operation of the project
Responsible for service delivery and the implementation of agreed project processes and programmes
Ensure compliance with the contract agreement, specifications and standards
Responsible for all on-site Health and Safety

Key Projects
Ericsson Netshare O2/Meteor Intergration Project in Ireland

Key Skills
Health and safety Project Management Transport
2006 - 2009

Clarke Group - General Manager (Promotion)

Clarke Communications – Specialists in the Construction of Telecom, Cable and Power Networks Employing over 150 People

Responsible for Divisional Performance, reporting directly to the Board of Directors
Lead all on-going projects within the division including the following: - Donegal, Fingal and Shannon Broadband Projects, Eircom Access Network Contract, UPC HFC Dublin Rebuild.
Responsible for Contract Procurement and Business Development within the division
Implement company policies and procedures
Responsibility for Health & Safety throughout the Division
Responsibility for approximately 70 direct employees and 60 subcontractors
Delivered Projects within Time and Budget
I contributed to the growth and the development of the Division through the formation of a Broadband Network Construction Department within the Division and the introduction of New Clients to the Company

Key Skills
Experienced Project Manager Project Management Methodology
2004 - 2006

Clarke Group - Project Manager

November 2004 to March 2006
Project Manager Communications Division

In charge of day to day operation of each project
Responsible for service delivery and the implementation of agreed project processes and programmes
Ensure compliance with the contract agreement, specifications and standards
Responsibility for performance reporting both Operational and Financial
Formulate the handover documentation including the as-built records and safety files
Working within the Project Programme and to agreed targets
Responsible for all on-site Health and Safety
Reporting to General Manager Communications Division

Key Projects
Northeast Broadband Project Phase 1 & 2, Donegal Broadband Project, Fingal Broadband Project and the Shannon Broadband Project (Construction of 28 Fibre Optic Networks, Co-location facilities and customer connections as part of the National Broadband Roll-out)
Bytel Armagh to Derry Digital Corridor (Construction of 140km of fibre optic network between Armagh and Derry)
Eircom Access Network Contract (Construction of Telecommunications infrastructure both Civils and Cabling)
UPC Dublin HFC Rebuild (Upgrade of existing Cable TV Infrastructure to Hybrid Fibre Cable Network)
ESB Term Contract – Construction and renewal of LV/MV infrastructure. Construction of substation plinths and LV/MV cable installation. Network extensions to new developments both commercial and private

Key Skills
Fibre Optic Network Construction Expertise Project Management Methodology
2003 - 2004

Project Manager -Telecommunications

Project Manager Swedia Networks AB
Specialising in the Construction and Maintenance of Telecommunication Infrastructure

Project Manager with responsibility for the construction of Broadband Networks in Galway, Midlands and Letterkenny.
Responsibility for Productivity and Financial Reporting.
Day to Day supervision and all field staff.
Responsibility for on-site Health & Safety
Co-ordination and liaison with local authorities and clients.

Key Projects
Galway City Broadband Project - 50Km of fibre optic network throughout Galway City including Co-location facility
Midlands Regional Broadband Project - 70Km of fibre optic network spread over five towns in the region
Letterkenny Broadband Project - 30 Km of fibre optic network throughout Letterkenny Town centre
.

Key Skills
Fibre Optic Network Construction Expertise Project Management
1994 - 2003

Cablecom Ltd - Operations Director

Cablecom provides Installation and Network Construction Services to the Telecommunications and CATV Industries

Responsible for the running of Cablecom day to day Operations
Responsible for Procurement and Business Development
•Responsibility for 70+ direct employees and sub-contractors
I played a major role in the development of the company from its inception

Key Projects
Construction of WorldCom’s Fibre Optic Network in Dublin including Customer Installations
Construction of Colt Telecom’s Fibre Otic Nework in Dublin including Customer Installations
NTL/Cablelink 1997 to 2003 - Network Construction, Customer Installations and Project Management Services

Key Skills
Cable TV Network Construction Expertise Project Management Telcommunications Network Construction Expertise

Gerard Kavanagh's Education and Qualifications

2011

Certificate - 2D Autocad

FAS - City & Guilds Level 3 Award

2 Dimensional Computer Aided Design Completed June 2011

2011

Certificate - 3D Autocad 2011

FAS - City & Guilds Level 3 Award

3 Dimensional Computer Aided Design Completed November 2011

2008

Diploma - Certified Project Manager

Institute of Project Management Ireland

2001

Certificate - Supervisory Management

NEB's

1998

Diploma - Fibre Optics

NCTI

Gerard Kavanagh's Additional Information

Interests

Cycling, Golf, Secretary of Local Golf Society

Email:gerrykavanagh1@gmail.com