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Romero Ronaldo (Ronaldo)

Sr. IT/Telecoms Engineer


Summary:
25 years experience in IT and Telecommunications systems engineering including 12 years
in Oil & Gas and manufacturing sectors and 13 years in TELCO/ISP sector, with full
experience in systems design, site installation, fault resolution, installation and
commissioning and customer technical training and support services.
Experience working on vendor and contractor for multinational EPC Company within
multinational environment.
Specialties:
Familiar with most aspects of Data and Telecommunication Systems design, field and
project engineering of various telecom systems such as the following; Fiber Optic
Transmission System (SDH/ PDH/OTN), WAN/LAN networking, PABX/VOIP, Mobile
Radio and Access Network, Next Generation Network, Hotline, PAGA, CCTV, Video
Conferencing and Recording System, Access Control System, GPS, RADAR, Data
transmission, meteorological system and Network Monitoring System, server and power
sizing, structured cabling, pathways and grounding.
Familiar with international design methodologies and recommended standards and
practices in hazardous environment (Class 1 Group 0,1 and2), Engineering analytical
skills, theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of modern Telecommunication
and IT technologies, equipment selection from various telecoms vendors.
Develop training materials and conduct training for customers.
Summary of skills:

Extensive knowledge of telecom systems and operations for Oil and Gas Industry
and Telco Plants in Class 1 Group 0,1 and 2 classification On-shore and Off-shore.

Familiar with International and major clients standards and recommended practices
such as BICSI TDMM, CO-OSP, EIA-TIA-568, 569, 795, NFPA, SAES-T series
standards, RUS/REA, IEC, NORSOK, BP and IEEE.

Comprehensive knowledge of data communications and network protocols such as


Internet Protocol (IP) and their implementation
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Familiar with Voice and Data Network and Transmission (Nortel, Alcatel-Lucent
and Cisco Products).

Familiar with mobile communication and transmission (TETRA, VSAT,


microwave, marine VHF, SDH,PDH and OTN.

Familiar with Instrumentation and SCADA data communication.

Knowledgeable with HSE rules and practices.

Strong oral and written English communication with good interpersonal skills

Possess excellent customer service skills

Ability to work in a dynamic and demanding environment

Good problem solver and has the ability to prioritize and make timely decisions

Good Leadership and can motivate a team

Educational Qualification:
Achieved Bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering
- University of the East October 1986
Professional Institution and Regulation

Registered Professional Electronics and Communication Engineer


Former Member of Building Industry Consulting Service International BICSI

Personal Details:
Address: 8 Sampaguita Street Longos Malabon City Manila Philippines
Date of Birth: February 11, 1964
Nationality: Filipino
Email: ronaldo_romero@yahoo.com.sg
Mobile: +639054629167
Landline: +6329219001
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Organization: Petrofac Emirates LLC
Duration: March 2014 Present
Designation: Sr. IT/Telecom Engineer - Offshore Project South Oil Company AlBasrah Oil Terminal Iraq.
Ensure all telecommunication equipments that are within the contractual scope of the
project are maintained to a high standard.
Provide direction to maintenance team on priority of work.
Ensure weekly electrical maintenance schedules are executed to plan.
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Provide I.T. support to project team members computers and ancillary equipment and
carry out maintenance on all I.T. equipment that are within the contractual scope. Ensuring
all I.T. equipment functions to design.
Familiar with all telecommunication and I.T. systems, project documentations (FDS, GA,
BOM, SAT, FAT, Power and wiring Diagrams and cable schedules and equipment)
prepared by main contractor Saipem and review for efficiency and submit proposals for
improvement.
Testing of fibre optic cables and associated systems.
Maintain portable radio equipment and base stations, Maintain control room display
monitors and links to and from - plus all I.T.servers
Ensure all licenses for telecommunications and I.T. equipment are in place, valid and
updated as required
Upgrade equipment and systems as recommended by supplier and vendors
Review the holdings of materials, spares and special tools and recommend stock levels
and purchases where deficiencies/shortages are found.

Communication systems:
Telephone (MX 0ne), Tetra

Data transmission network:


LAN / WAN, Fiber optic, Structured cabling, SDH and PDH, VSAT

PA/GA System:
Loud speaker, PA/ GA system cabinet and console

Security systems:
CCTV system

UPS and Grounding systems, Meterological system, Fog Detections System :

Power Distribution Management System

Radio systems
GPS, Conventional trunk, Voice recorder, Marine VHF radio

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Organization: NEC Network and System Integration Corporation, Philippines


Duration: October 2012 March 2014
Designation: Engineering Manager - System Engineering Department

Engineering, design, procurement and construction of Telecommunication systems


for Oil &Gas, Refinery, Petrochemical, Industrial and Commercial Plants.

Ensure compliance with industry codes and standards as well as Company Policies,
Procedures and guidelines.

Lead and guide project team(s) to design and build within safety, quality, scope,
quantity, cost, schedule and productivity targets.

Coordination with other COMPANY offices, other engineering disciplines,


construction, Client, vendors and 3rd party Contractors.

Develop scope; prepare, review and approval of design specifications, location


plans, layouts, panel/ termination details, installation details, schedules for the
following systems:

Communication systems:
Telephone, Paging, Video conferencing

Data transmission network:


LAN / WAN, Fiber optic, Structured cabling, SDH and PDH, VSAT

PA/GA System:
Loud speaker, PA/ GA system cabinet and console

Security systems:
CCTV system and access control system

UPS and Grounding systems :

Radio systems

Procurement including Inquiry Requisition, Technical Bid Evaluations, Purchase


Requisition, vendor drawing review and FAT.

Provide support to construction, commissioning and startup.

Support Proposals including review of ITT, clarifications, estimation of


engineering man hours, material quantities and cost.

Perform Field visits, surveys and Site Acceptance.

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Successfully Completed Projects:


1. IT and Security Network for Canon Business Machine Philippines 2013.
2. IT, Voice and Security Network for Brother Industry Philippines 2013.
3. IT, Voice and Security Network for JAE - 2013
Organization: Qatargas Ras Laffan LNG Plant
Duration: October 2011 - July 2012
Designation: Senior Telecom Specialist

Carry out installation, Operation and Maintenance of Telecommunication Field


Digital communication systems, Access Control System and Fire and Gas systems.
Know how on PABX system, Fibre Optic Networks, Radio systems, Access
Control Systems / PA system, Ship to shore communication.

Perform site survey, manhours and materials estimation which is required in doing
network expansion and additional services.

Provide technical assistance in the commissioning of upgraded Telecom systems.

Investigate causes of defective operation in systems and equipment, recommend


modifications to equipment or operational conditions and discuss
recommendations with direct supervisor.

Ensure practical implementation of HSE safety rules, work permit and ensures that
work places are left clean and tidy after work completion.

Ensures that work is carried out at all times in accordance with technical
requirements and standards.

Organization: TransTel Engineering Singapore


Duration: June 2010 to June 2011
Designation: Lead Telecommunication Engineer

Prepare the list of deliverables VDRL such as detailed design drawings,


computation, procedures, BOM, implementation and testing schedule, etc...
according to contract, which is then submitted to the client for their review and
approval.

Co-ordinate with the other Engineering team who will handle the assigned
system and discuss with them the required action plans and committed
schedules.

Organize weekly review meetings with the engineering and project


management team to discuss progress achieved to date as well as a forecast for
the following week in addition to any other issues which need to be resolved.
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Review and approved the deliverables prepared by the engineering team and to
make sure it will comply with the client's requirement, specifications and
standards.

Co-ordinate with the procurement team for delivery of equipment and materials
in order to monitor the status of equipment delivery by the supplier and
organize weekly review meetings to verify the status and take corrective action
as required.

Conduct the System start up and initial verification


Pre-FAT and vendor coordination, Quality Control inspection.

Interface with site to resolve site queries which are sent by the Field Engineers
such as design and other engineering technical issues and to provide them
immediate assistance and solutions.

Handover of all technical documents, revised drawings, software to client.

Engineering and Integration of the following systems:


Electronics and Security Systems (Fire Alarm, Access Control System,
CCTV, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems , PAGA).
Hot line
IP Network (LAN and WAN)
Telephony (VOIP and PBX)
Transmission System (SDH/PDH)
Structured Cabling System ISP and OSP (Copper and Fiber)
VHF Radio / Tetra
Master Clock
NMS

Successfully Completed Projects:


1. Telecom Systems for ADNOC Ruwais 4th Train Project and New Gas Plant.
2. Telecom Systems for Iran national Oil Company new Power Plant.

Organization: Alcatel-Lucent Singapore


Duration: July 2007 to May 2010
Designation: Technical Project Manager and Integration Lead Engineer

Creates and executes project work plans.

Identifies resources needed and assigns individual responsibilities.

Manages day-to-day operational aspects of a project and scope.

Reviews deliverables prepared by team before passing to client.


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Effectively applies created methodology and enforces project standards.

Prepares for engagement reviews and quality assurance procedures.

Minimizes exposure and risk on project.

Ensures project documents are complete, current, and stored appropriately.

Tracks on project budget and accounting.

Facilitates team and client meetings effectively.

Holds regular status meetings with project team.

Manages the process of innovative change effectively.

Remains on the forefront of emerging industry practices.

Communicates effectively with clients to identify needs and evaluate alternative


business solutions.

Organization: Lucent Technologist Singapore


Duration: May 2000 to August 2007
Designation: System and Network Integration Engineer / Customer Trainor

Providing technical supports and assistance to Lucents ASEAN In-country team in


resolving reported issues through Lucent CARES (Assistance Request) tickets for all
Lucent Products such as the following;
o Wire and Wireless Product (5ESS, CDMA, MSC, HLR/VLR AND BILLING))
o VOIP (Broadsoft) and LAN/WAN
o NGN MGW, MGCP (Plexus 9000)
o IMS (LCP)
o Transmission Equipment (ATM, SDH, PDH)

Provide an ON-line (TAC) technical support in resolving customers Urgent and top
priority issues ( Outages and service failure).
Provide an on-site support to ASEAN in-country team during the deployment of
Lucent Products such as the following:

Post installation.

System provisioning

Initial service provisioning.

Network Integration and testing

providing answer to all customers query.

Respond to customer requests for assistance

Understand and troubleshoot customer issues

Guide the customer through problem resolutions

Report software issue to developer.

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Lab setup and verification conducting lab bring up to reproduce customers


issue and to provide immediate resolution or work around.
Pre-sales support by conducting Product trial and verification on customers
site.
Providing technical assistance to sales team.

Prepare training materials for customers.

Conduct Customer Training in doing system Operation and Maintenance.

Integration and Deployment Engineer:

Install and configure Alcatel-Lucent products solutions in larger projects within


tight deadlines

Travel to Customer site as service contract or circumstances dictate

Train customers on equipment configuration and operation of delivered products

Support customers in the installation, modification and repair of Alcatel-Lucent


products.

Identify and report failure modes encountered when in the field and determine the
cause of these failures

Isolate and rectify equipment installation problems and provide reports on these
issues

Solve communication and networking problems at customer site

Interact with customers by phone/ face to face depending on the level and type of
support required

Collate field failure results and symptoms for analysis and provide to Service
Manager

Interact with the end-user to explain the failure mode in detail

Compliance with all safety policies, practices and procedures at all times

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Organization: Western Electric Saudi Arabia


Duration: October 1997 to April 2000
Designation: Voice and Data Design Engineer

Create detail engineering design to guide the construction and


implementation of the Voice/Data network system, Structured Cabling
System (Belden and AT&T), Telecommunication room, equipment
cabinets, frames, relay racks and pathways and spaces as per
telecommunication standard EIA/TIA-568, EIA/TIA-569, BICSITDM
Manual.
Selection and for recommendation of Telecommunication Network
Facilities to support customer's private voice and data network.
requirements
Develop detail engineering design of Network links (SDH and Microwave).
Preparation of project proposals, Construction scope of work &
specifications, material take off, site surveys for various communication
projects.
Design and implemented of Out-side plant Conduit system as per EIA/TIA758 and Saudi Aramco Telecommunication engineering standard -911.
Prepared based line design and drawings for Optical fiber & Copper cables
as per industry standards. Prepared Transmission link loss budget, pulling
tension calculations, cable reel assignment and Transmission parameters for
Optical fiber and Copper cable.
Prepare training materials for customers.
Conduct Customer Training in doing system Engineering, Operation and
Maintenance.
Design and Engineering of the following system:

Power distribution, grounding and protection.

Structured Cabling System for Copper and Fiber

DSL prequalification and verification testing.

Digital Microwave Transmission system.

Organization: National Engineering Services and Marketing (NATEL/PANNESMA)


Duration: January 1992 to March 1997
Designation: Electronics Engineer (Design and Project Engineer)

To provide technical support Design and Proposal creation to corporate customers.

To plan, schedule and update progress for assigned projects

To coordinate with other parties to ensure timely and high quality deliverables

To verify and manage the possible risks of the projects in different phases

To conduct pre-implementation testing and post-implementation review


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To prepare and present management reports on the projects regularly

To support operational handover, skill transfer and training

Project inspection and preparing the project progress report.

System commissioning and provisioning.

Design and Project Engineering of the following system:


OSP Fiber Optic hauling for Saudi Aramco
Electronic security system IDS/SACS/CCTV for Saudi Consolidated Electric
Company SCECO/
Saudi Naval Base Navigation System Maintenance
Digital Instrumentation and Telecom facilities for Saudi Aramco Riyadh Oil and
Gas Refinery.
Power distribution and protection.
Digital Microwave and Fiber Optic Transmission system - Saudi Telecom

Organization: Electro-System, Makati Philippines


Duration: October 1991 to February 1992
Designation: Design Engineer

Responsible in interpreting of customers need into system specification at the


outset of the project. Document technical requirements and obtain customer written
approval.
Attend customers meeting and provide technical assistance to customers query.

Conduct a site survey, collect information on site.

Prepare the bill of materials, baseline drawings and scope of work.

Project inspection and prepare the project progress report.

System commissioning and provisioning.

Design and Engineering of the following Building Facilities:

Electronic security and fire alarm system.

Building Automation Systems

Paging and CATV system.

PDS.

Organization: AAI Establishment - Saudi Aramco Contractor Community


Maintenance Department Dhahran KSA
Duration: August 1989 to July 1991
Designation: Electronics Foreman

Responsible in day to day team activities, such as maintaining the following facilities
inside Saudi ARAMCO community in Saudi Arabia;
Fire and Gas Alarm system
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Building and Plant security systems.


Uninterrupted Power Supply Unit and Commercial Power
Electrical Instrumentation.
Communication System

Response immediately to work orders requested by ARAMCO Community


Departments.
Engineering review and preparation

Project supervision, Project coordination and reporting

References:
Will be pleased to provide upon request
TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION

Certified Alcatel- Lucent IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) engineer.


Certified Alcatel-Lucent VOIP and NGN engineer
Certified Lucent Voice switching and signaling engineer 5ESS.
Attended the Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Attended the Alcatel-Lucent ITIL Change and Defect management training
Attended the Systimax Structured Cabling (Copper and Fiber) design and
installation training.
Attended the Cisco and Broadworks IP Telephony training.
Attended the Alcatel Lucent SDH 1660 and PDH 1511 max training.
Kaplan Project Management and Leadership Training
C-Cure 2000 Access Control System
Auto CAD 2D
Saudi Aramco Safety procedure in Explosive and hazardous Environments.
Qatargas Safety, Health and Environment mandatory training.
BOSIET

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