Adam Kirkby

Profile

An extremely motivated and meticulous telecommunications, Satellite, Logistics, IT and Broadcast Programme, Contract and Account Manager with wide experience in the UK and International arena,  Specialising in Supplier Management, Procurement, Rollout, Technical and Commercial environments. Highly effective in Programme/Project management with extensive experience of developing and rolling out business strategy as well as proven skills in business development, P&L responsibility, IT, Logistics, Communications, Operations, Training, personnel management and development. A process driven forward planner with practical problem solving abilities is empathetic and supportive to the team with an exceptional ability to communicate to all levels.  Has the proven ability to lead, is skilled at working in cross-functional teams globally whilst providing a disciplined and structured approach to the delivery of large and complex projects.  Always able to deliver rapid results, to cost and time deadlines, delivering complex technical projects to the Telecommunications and IT marketplace by using best practice project management skills.

Key Skills

PROCUREMENT, SUPPLIER MANAGEMENT & COMMERCIAL

 

·         Extensive experience in Supplier Management through initial sourcing and contract award to BAU management and evolution.

·         Managing the procurement process from Requirements to RFQ production, evaluation and negotiation for a wide variety of products and services.

·         RFQ, RFI and RFW processes including the review and selection of sub-contractors.

·         Lead contract negotiations for renewal and change – increasing value and quality.

·         Developing business worldwide through a large network of contacts in the relevant industry.

 

MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP

 

·         Excellent leadership and management skills recognised throughout as being able to deliver on commitments of time, quality and cost.

·         Proven ability to manage multiple demands and workflows, manage to deadlines, priorities and manage resource allocations.

·         Successful Manager of a variety of cross functional teams, recognised as an individual who quickly form strong teams with the ability to create success and deliver

 

PROGRAMME, PROJECT, OPERATIONS & RISK MANAGEMENT

 

·         Planning effectively at the tactical and strategic levels.

·         Applying extensive experience in a wide variety of global organisations on project and programme management.

·         Scheduling tasks, Technical & Operational requirements gathering, design & sign off to build, test & implementation to an agreed timescale and budget both in the UK and abroad.

·         Anticipating conflicts or problems and reducing their impact through careful scenario & mitigation planning. Managing risk and change throughout the appropriate project/programme.

 

TECHNICAL

 

·         Globally experienced in the design, integration and implementation of telecommunications (voice, data, video, audio and other low voltage control) transport systems and their related infrastructure components.

·         Able to conduct technical site surveys and create professional technical documents providing detailed solutions to maximise the operational efficiency of telecommunications networks, meeting changing business needs by using industry standard applications.

·         Delivery of Global Satellite Networks both public and private sector.

 

EXPERIENCE RECORD

 

August 2014 – January 2015  –  Contractor to Arqiva Satellite and Media (6 month contract – extended)

 Senior Satellite and Media Programme Manager

Responsible for managing multiple programmes and projects within Satellite and Media, prioritising and scheduling work and resources as required. Focusing on the Digital Media Networks, Enterprise and non UK sales projects.

Managing programmes and projects within the division, scheduling and prioritising resource and work, and ensuring all projects were delivered in a timely manner and within budgetary constraints.

Project Managing Digital Media Networks, DTT and IPTV, typically UK and pan-European satellite/v-sat networks delivering content to servers at customer locations, with IP backhaul. Typical markets include large corporate satellite networks, digital cinema delivery, news organisations, and digital advertising delivery.

Project Managing and delivering end to end solutions in Enterprise Services, typically global data point-to-point and point to multipoint connections. Typical markets include the Oil Industry, Government and military organisations. Technologies used for both Digital Media Networks and Enterprise services include: satellite uplink and downlink, Vsat, iDirect, IP Networks, circuits.

March 2014 – August 2014 – Contractor to BSkyB

Head of RF Projects

Responsible for all the RF projects for BskyB, providing consultancy project management including procurement, finance, delivery and operations of satellite infrastructure and services for all BskyB broadcasting projects. Utilising different project management methodologies in order to provide matrix resource management, software deliverables and procurement systems. Drafting of all RFW and RFI documentation for suppliers on large programmes and projects including review and selection of sub-contractors.

 

August 2013 – March 2014  –  Contractor to Arqiva Satellite and Media (6 month contract – extended)

Senior Satellite and Media Project Manager

 

Responsible for managing multiple programmes and projects within Satellite and Media, prioritising and scheduling work and resources as required. Focusing on the Digital Media Networks, Enterprise and non UK sales projects.

Managing programmes and projects within the division, scheduling and prioritising resource and work, and ensuring all projects were delivered in a timely manner and within budgetary constraints.

Project Managing Digital Media Networks, typically UK and pan-European satellite/v-sat networks delivering content to servers at customer locations, with IP backhaul. Typical markets include large corporate satellite networks, digital cinema delivery, news organisations, and digital advertising delivery.

Project Managing and delivering end to end solutions in Enterprise Services, typically global data point-to-point and point to multipoint connections. Typical markets include the Oil Industry, Government and military organisations. Technologies used for both Digital Media Networks and Enterprise services include: satellite uplink and downlink, Vsat, iDirect, IP Networks, circuits.

Review of all RFQ and RFI documentation and selection of sub-contractors for large international projects

March2013-July 2013 – Employment Break

September 2012-February 2013  –  Customer Programme/Project Management Ericsson (6 month contract)

RAN Design Customer Programme/Project Manager

Working in an Agile and Waterfall environment, responsible for drafting and implementing a working model for new introduction of hardware and software into the mobile communications industry. Responsible for writing processes and procedures which are now BAU at Ericsson. Responsible for the design and delivery of new products into the 4G/LTE, 3G and 2G networks for a number of organisations including; MBNL, Everything Everywhere, O2 and 3 UK. Provided interim consultancy to enable the team to implementing solutions on the RAN Design & Operations phase of the MBNL Programme. Delivery of the following elements of the RAN design programme for Ericsson.

 

·         Provided budget management for a number of concurrent projects including full budget forecast for financial year

·         Managing a portfolio of projects that range from LTE Trials to Spectrum Re-farming and Site Integration projects

·         Organised and planned the end-to-end aspect of the project including assessing and managing risks & issues

·         Managing and delivering projects in the RAN Design portfolio of projects

·         Ensured the project adhered to strict quality governance criteria put in place by the MBNL Programme

·         Development of Applications and software to meet the customers need.

 

June 2012-August 2012  –  Interim Contractor to Interserve

IT Programme Manager

Working in an Agile environment was responsible for the Programme/Project management on a major Public Sector Programme delivering Infrastructure and software upgrades into various global locations. Key responsibilities include:

 

·         Programme reporting to Senior Management Team

·         Resource Mapping

·         Programme documentation

·         Presentation of change and project updates to internal and external Stakeholders.

·         Project change within software and hardware refresh

·         New Business delivery

·         System deployment and managing application build and refresh.

·         Change management

 

November 2011-June 2012  –  Consultant to Atos (6 month contract – extended)

Project Television Centre Closure (BBC)  –  Head of Satellite Earth Station/IT

Responsible for the delivery of a successful bid for the relocation of a satellite earth station within the UK on the BBC account including the RFQ process and the selection of suppliers. Managing all the work streams and providing all documentation and commercial negotiations between 3rd Party suppliers and the customer. Heavily involved in the High Level designs of the proposal from Service Integration through to Service level agreements. The preparation of all project documentation to be included with the bid, documents include:

 

·         Project timelines (Gantt Chart)

·         Project Budget documentation. Providing capex costs (£35m) and projected opex costs.

·         RAID documentation

·         Project Design Documentation, including Visio schematics and detailed Autocad designs.

·         Drafting of requirements and Statement of Work documents for potential suppliers to the project.

·         Providing RFQ’s to 3rd Party suppliers to the project.

·         Drafting of contractual documentation

 

March 2011 – October 2011  –  Avanti Communications PLC (6 month contract – extended)

Project HYLAS 2  –  Programme Manager Earth Segment

Project managing the delivery of 3 Satellite Earth Stations across Europe providing detailed day to day management of all aspects of the earth station build from Civil Works through to backhaul connectivity. Overall control of the full project lifecycle including budget management (£28m).

Managing the contractual interfaces with suppliers located across Europe and the USA, including the procurement of

 

·         Gateway Infrastructure at locations across Europe

·         Gateway Antennas and RF

·         Communications Hubs and Terminals

·         Internet Core Network Infrastructure

·         Communications Connectivity

Responsible for the management of contract specification, tendering and award. Contractor management to ensure all deliverables are provided according to the integrated project schedule. Managing the various project milestone payment plans of suppliers. Responsible for the coordination of Project Engineering staff in conjunction with the delivery of work packages. Responsible for drafting all relevant documentation for the delivery of the ground segment. Providing pre-sales support for commercial staff in the region, providing technical support for satellite systems and ground facilities. Providing a liaison to regional telecommunications service providers and Local Authorities.

 

August 2010 – March 2011  –  Contractor to Arqiva Satellite and Media (6 month contract – extended)

Senior Satellite and Media Project Manager

 

Responsible for managing multiple projects within Satellite and Media, prioritising and scheduling work as required. Focusing on the Digital Media Networks, Enterprise and non UK sales projects.

Managing projects within the division, scheduling and prioritising work, and ensuring all projects were delivered in a timely manner and within budgetary constraints.

Project Managing Digital Media Networks, typically UK and pan-European satellite/v-sat networks delivering content to servers at customer locations, with IP backhaul. Typical markets include large corporate satellite networks, digital cinema delivery, news organisations, and digital advertising delivery.

Project Managing and delivering end to end solutions in Enterprise Services, typically global data point-to-point and point to multipoint connections. Typical markets include the Oil Industry, Government and military organisations. Technologies used for both Digital Media Networks and Enterprise services include: satellite uplink and downlink, Vsat, iDirect, IP Networks, circuits.

 

March 2010 – June 2010  –  Consultant to Rockall Solutions Ltd (3 month contract – extended)

Project- South East Water  –  Project Manager

 

Working part-time on the installation of over 200 vehicles. Providing a solution including Getac V200 ruggedized terminals for real-time update of information to remote locations. The solution delivered was to update live requirements to the engineers working in the field. Responsibilities included:-

·         Service Level Agreements

·         Logistics

·         Installations

·         Maintenance

 

September 2008 – June 2010  –  Contractor to Airwave Solutions Ltd. (6 month contract – extended)

Project–Firelink Program  –  Project Manager Logistics/Reporting

 

Working on a high profile contract with the emergency services UK.Liaising with companies on a daily basis to ensure the delivery of equipment within stringent timelines.

Performing tests on Motorola MTH800 and MTE800 radios, ensuring that the correct codeplug and configuration is programmed into the radio, to meet client specifications.

Managing the Fleet Register and Bill of Materials to ensure configuration of Radios are met as per contractual agreement and service level agreements

Ordering equipment within Workflow timelines and ensuring delivery of equipment to the relevant fitting workshop. Managing scheduling of inventory adjustments and stock reconfiguration. Compiling and delivering to Senior/Middle

Management, weekly/monthly summary reports to cover supply chain/Procurement activities.

Attending meetings on a weekly basis to ensure that the equipment is managed throughout timeline from manufacture to installation.

June 2008 –August 2008  –  Project Security Ltd (3 month contract)

Project –EDF     – Project Manager

 

Project Manager of a high profile contract on 2 Power Stations in the Midlands and Yorkshire. Key stakeholder management both internal and external, that the press and the threat on the stations were managed and that the company was represented in the best possible light. 

Drafting and ensuring teams were adhering to stringent health and safety policy.

Supervised and managed 2 teams ensuring the highest standards were met, managing shifts, leave, rotas and all aspects of manning.

Conducted risk assessments on site, and enforced the Company Health and Safety policy.

 

March 2008– June 2008  –  Thales (France) (3 month contract – Extended)

Project Manager 

Deployed to various sites across Afghanistan, working with many different nationalities within NATO. Pre-Commissioning Satellite and Direct Line of Site links both within theatre and backhaul links to Europe. Working with many different communications equipments including:

·         Alcatel OmniPCX PBX

·         3Com Switch

·         Cisco Router/Switch Layer 2 & 3

·         GDC ATM Switch

·         Moxa Terminal Server

·         3.8mtr X-Band Antenna

 

Responsible for the installation and commissioning of 26 VSAT installations across Afghanistan, managing multi-national teams and ensuring teams were delivering as per the contract SLA’s.

External Stakeholder management to board level within a multinational NATO project.

 

December 2007-February 2008  –  Paradigm Services (3 month contract)

Project- Project Synergy Iraq  –  Satellite Communications Engineer

Providing secure military communications solution for UK national & Multinational forces operating within a hostile environment where incessant communications to users is vital.  Specialising in a multitude of communications equipment, including:

·         VSAT & Microwave link equipments.

·         Cryptographic equipment.

·         Nortel networks Passport switches & Nortel Meridian telephone exchanges.

·         Responsible for maintaining & configuring communications links in theatre.

·         Successfully manned 1 node individually, successfully tested and commissioned new Mobile

               VSAT detachments in theatre and delivered a training package to the Military.

·         Tested and maintained up to 5 nodes within theatre. 

 

1995-2007  –  HM Forces

Various Roles

During 13 years in the HM forces was responsible for a number of roles including Instructor, Stores Management, Project Management, Operator and Technician. Providing expertise in telecommunications ranging from Satcom, RF, DataComms and Fibre Networking. Working closely with both Junior and Senior stakeholders to ensure design and implementation of projects were delivered as per requirements. Integral in designing training plans and implementing training plans to both Senior and Junior students within the HM Forces in the operation and maintenance of Telecommunications Hubs enabling a high level of continuity of operational effectiveness. Working in challenging environments worldwide with stringent timescales and logistical constraints.

LANGUAGE CAPABILITY

English   :               Mother tongue

OTHER:

Full Clean Driving Licence

SC clearance has lapsed (recently) through the Defence Vetting Agency and NPPV clearance.

EDUCATION AND PROFESSIONAL STATUS

PRINCE 2                                                                                                                              2009

VSAT Pre-Commissioning/Commissioning (Thales)                                                            2008

ATacCS System Mgr (WAN/LAN designing, construction & operating)                             1998

501 Satellite systems course.                                                                                                  1997

Management and Leadership NVQ (Professional)

  • Updated 6 years ago

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