Tom A - Career Telecoms Professional

Just Returned to Ireland at N/A



Work category

IT and Technology



Profile Activity

Basically I am a career Telecommunications person. I have tried other things in the last few years namely , running my own business in the sun but find this is what I am best at and have returned and hope to resume my career in Telecommunications.
Telecommunications , has brought me from Ireland, to England, the USA on 2 occasions and back to Ireland. I have worked in most aspects of the Telecoms field , starting as a cable puller at the age of 18 for an English company in Galway as a contractor to the old P&T. Became a test engineer with TCL before they ceased working in Ireland and moved to the US in 85 working with Murrays on inter city fiber routes when fiber was in its infancy. From there back to TCL , this time in London. Decided in 91 to move to California. Worked for several 2 companies there in 8 years and then back to Ireland. So as I said basically, communications is what I do best and hopefully every aspect of this.

Tom A's Professional Experience

2001 - Present

Crescent Communications Ltd - CV

As head of the Estimations Department, my job involved all facets of estimations and design for cabling projects - phone, computer and fibre optic (contracts up to �1.5 million). This included site visits, liaising with consultants and electrical contractors, design assistance and final costings.

As this was a small company, my job also entailed a sales and project management aspect, and I was the primary contact for several key customers, including Trinity College Facilities and IS Departments, Eircom, Clarion Hotels and several consultancy firms. These were contacts that I brought to Crescent Communications and developed to the degree that they now comprise a large part of Crescent's core business. On many occasions as a smaller company my involvement was also hands on. These tasks would involve cable installations, termination , testing and handover.

Key Skills
Contracts Electrical Project Management
2002 - 2008

Crescent Communication - Estimations/Design Manager

Managed all estimation and helped in all aspects of Design. Involved in sales and after sales and promotion of the company.Project managed when needed.

2000 - 2002

Dublin - Mercury Technoligies 2000 to 2002

Project Management, sales and Estimations.

Key Skills
Project Management
2000 - 2002

Mercury Technologies, Mercury House, Sandyford Industrial Estate - PROJECT MANAGER

I was hired to help establish Mercury Engineering's new telecommunications division, which commenced business in May 2000. Responsibilities included management of field operations - preparing tenders (up to �1 million), supervising site installations, job tracking, customer liaison, hiring of new employees and when necessary , field installations. .

The customers that I managed projects for included Lucent, Eircom, IBM, NTL

Key Skills
engineering IBM Telecommunications
1995 - 1999


I was hired at the start-up of RK Electric's data division as a foreman and was promoted to project manager in 1996. I was involved in the design, installation and bid process on all new jobs (ranging from $5,000 to $1 million). Responsibilities included surveying, pricing, day-to-day running of sites and documentation. I left the company in 1999 to return to Ireland. At that stage the company had increased to 70 employees.

Customers: Intel, NEC, Exodus,

Key Skills
data foreman project manager

Tom A's Education and Qualifications


Bachelor/Degree - Leaving and Inter,

St Geralds Castlebar

Tom A's Additional Information