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Job Type: Full-Time , open to relocation

Education

From 0 to 2006
Federal University of Technology, Owerri.
No added languages

Experience

IT Engineer
Multichoice Nigeria Limited
January 2010 - Present Day (7 years 2 months)

Summary of Responsibilities

Reporting to the IT Manager; responsible for all computer, telephony, access control and power systems facilities in Port Harcourt Regional and Enugu Branch Dstv Offices, as well as several other franchise offices in remote locations across the south-south and south-east states.

Assume overall financial accountability for the IT department under the region. Also, provide high-level technical support to over 100 end users across the south-south/south-east regions of Nigeria.

Successfully implemented several IT projects; provide the technology knowledge and vision to support the company’s business objectives, and evaluate and recommend all software for business processes.

LAN and WAN

  • Relocated IT equipment to a new office complex, re-installed the infrastructure and setup LAN network across the branches being supported.
  • Advice and ensure implementation of WAN infrastructure using T1’s and Cisco equipment integrating legacy systems with the new infrastructure.
  • Monitor LAN/WAN devices status online real time using WhatsUpGold utility software.
  • Implemented VPN solutions via the Internet to provide a secure connection between a remote location and corporate headquarters.

Technical Services and Support

  • Implemented computer-based training on Microsoft Office products utilizing skill vantage thereby eliminating the need to send users for external training, and thus saving cost.
  • Work as a part of a centralized Help Desk for coordination of support services throughout the organization to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of support services.
  • Manage all IT incidents; ensure they are properly logged with Service Desk, promptly resolved within agreed SLA and updated on Support Desk.
  • Troubleshooting, advising and resolving end user system challenges/queries even without been physically present at site.
  • Manage power supply system facilities including monitoring generators service due dates and other parameters, and UPS/inverter systems, and provide local engineering support thereby eliminating the need to involve external partners at all times, thus saving cost for the organization.
E-Mail and Security
  • Setup emails accounts for users in all the branches and provide technical support to them on Outlook issues; manage Exchange server services to ensure email connectivity at all times.
  • Perform routine administrative tasks including managing users’ accounts and password resets, adding and deleting users and computers, controlling data access, managing shared resources such as printers and folders, remove and join computers to domain, granting users required privileges.

Desktop and Applications Services

  • Managed the migration from lower versions of Windows to Windows 7, from MS Office 2003 to 2007 & 2010, and resolving end user challenges in the new environments.
  • Carry out preventive maintenance on all computer systems across the region, perform hardware and applications upgrade, developed and manage computer preventive maintenance schedule.
  • Provide technical support to end users on applications issues, including the organization’s customized billing applications – IBS and SMA.
  • Manage data back up and access control applications, add users and grant them access privileges.
Electrical Supervisor
Nendamark Services Limited
January 2009 - January 2010 (1 year 1 month)

Summary of Responsibilities

Reported to the Technical Director; responsible for all electrical engineering design, review, modifications, construction, maintenance, troubleshooting and repairs for all of the organization’s clients; managed all electrical systems facilities and effectively supervised several electrical construction and maintenance projects running simultaneously.

Assumed overall financial accountability for the technical department on all projects; and provided high-level engineering support to all clients. Managed projects worth over N20 million.

Successfully carried out several electrical construction and maintenance projects; designed and reviewed project drawings, and made modifications where necessary and prepared as-built documentation; provided the required engineering knowledge to drive and support the company’s vision and objectives.

Earthing & Lightning Protection Systems Maintenance Client: SPDC, Port Harcourt.

· Conducted technical inspection audit and carried out resistance tests on all earthing/lightning protection facilities in SPDC IA Port Harcourt.Collated and provided inspection and test reports to the Technical Director and Client Rep.

· Prepared Job Hazard Analysis worksheet, conducted daily tool box talk for site workers; attended HSE workshop sessions with client’s representatives and ensured site workers strict adherence to HSE policies to provide for safe work environment.

· Raised applicable work permits before carrying out any task in line with site requirements; ensured work sites were kept safe, clean and tidy.

· Conducted project pre-mobilization checks on equipment, tools and personnel; maintained proper inventory, management and coordination of tools/equipment; supervised personnel and equipment deployment.

· Handled all project paperwork; ensured they were completed and signed off by client representative at the end of each scheduled task.

· Implemented the drilling and sinking of 120-feet deep well earthing systems and standardized the facilities by linking them to other earth units to provide for fail-over functionality.

Upgrade of Electricity Facilities in Rumuomasi Community, Port Harcourt.

· Carried out detailed site survey and inspections prior to project execution; worked with consulting partners to review electrical drawings, and conducted market survey to source project materials by contacting accredited vendors.

· Coordinated and supervised the installation of a 500KVA, 11/0.415KV transformer, 800A feeder pillar, including stringing/re-tensioning of HV and LV Aluminum conductor lines, cabling, and hook-up.

· Managed project budget, material procurement and coordination to ensure judicious utilization as well as personnel assignments, supervision and project progress reporting.

Design and Construction of Electrical Installations

· Designed and implemented a number of electrical installations, including cabling, installing and wiring power distribution boards/panels, control/gear switches, light and power points, hook-ups and testing, properly labeled the systems for easy identification, troubleshooting and isolation.

· Read, reviewed and interpreted electrical installation diagrams and proposed modifications where necessary, developed bill of quantities from project drawings and supervised the implementation.

· Designed and implemented the installation of inverter and UPS units, and connected clients’ critical load to them in line with clients’ requirements and technical advice, as well as provided after installation support to them on technical issues.

· Liaised with vendors for material supply to meet project specifications and standards. Handled all paperwork including contract tender/bid documents preparation.

· Conducted detailed engineering and integrity checks on electrical installations at Greenville residential estate Port Harcourt, and standardized the estate’s electrical facilities by proposing and implementing modifications in line with contract scope and best practice.

Plant Operator
Eleme Petrochemicals Company Limited
July 2005 - January 2006 (7 months)
• Reported to the Chief Operator; participated in operating and running an independent power plant, consisting of four gas turbine generators each with a capacity of 33MW at 11.5KV output, and four emergency diesel generators each with a capacity of 2.0MW at 3.3KV output, in areas involving normal and emergency start-ups and shutdowns. • Assisted in managing plant facilities including routine patrol to check status of plant equipment such as pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, electric motors, transformers, power distribution substations and battery systems. • Assisted in monitoring energy level on control panels, involved in reading and recording plant operating data metering systems and maintained daily plant operations log. Also assisted in carrying out scheduled test run and maintenance on standby units/modules to ensure they were readily available when needed to avoid total outage and process plants shutdowns.