Zac Halo

Zac Halo

Career Profile

National project manager recognized as a “true leader and problem solver” and a “top notch communicator.” Consistently delivers high performance in businesses and programs in professional services, telecommunications, and construction with start-up and turnaround experience. Proven record of national business-building success through strategy and hands-on construction and project direction at a middle management level. Adaptive and responsive to changing or evolving markets and industries. Real-world balance of the strategic and tactical, who can see and define goals and missions, while executing the operational plans to realize them. Success accomplished through exceptional relationship building, leadership, and top- and bottom-line management.

Work History

Work History
Sep 2010 - Dec 2010

Construction Manager

SAC Wireless

·Responsible for directing multi-disciplinary teams in installing new RF equipment for use in the new UMTS and future LTE systems.

·Responsible for a cost effective product and insuring that product that meets the client needs.

·Coordinated scheduling, installation and testing of new installed equipment.

·Coordinated equipment materials and manpower in order to meet the deadlines of the customer and meet a “Zero Return” policy.

·Ensure quality construction standards and adherence to project plans. Coordinate QA processes and resolution including all punch-list items.

·Maintained safe work environment, monitored safety process of contractors, compliance with regulations.

·Overseen completion of project closeout documentation and reconciliation.

Mar 2010 - Sep 2010

Construction Manager

nsoro

·Responsible for the construction and development of Northern Louisiana market

·Responsible for directing multi-disciplinary crews in integrating new Distributed Node B UMTS systems into existing GSM site sites.

·Responsible for all safety issues and the enforcement of all NSORO safety regulations and policies.

·Coordinated with LEC to have new T-1’s installed and fiber optic upgrades from existing copper wire trunks.

·Overseen site design by assisting with site sketches for inclusion in lease documents, review and approval of site plans for zoning, permitting and construction. Ensure the most economical and best construction practices are utilized.

·Coordinate ordering and installation of utilities.

·Ensure quality construction standards and adherence to project plans. Coordinate QA processes and resolution including all punchlist items.

·Maintain safe work environments, monitor safety process of contractors, compliance with regulations.

·Overseen completion of closeout documentation.

Aug 2009 - Jan 2010

Project Manager

Northeast Towers

·Responsible for directing multi-disciplinary teams in integrating new Ericsson RBS 3106, 3206 and RBS 3518 systems into existing GSM site sites.

·Responsible for a cost effective product and insuring that product that meets the client needs.

·Overseen project design by assisting with site sketches for inclusion in lease documents, review and approval of site plans for zoning, permitting and construction feasibility. Ensured the most economical and best construction practices are utilized.

·Coordinated scheduling, installation and testing of new fiber optic lines and T-1’s to site for voice/data backhaul.

·Coordinated equipment materials and manpower in order to meet the deadlines of the customer and meet a “Zero Return” policy.

·Ensure quality construction standards and adherence to project plans. Coordinate QA processes and resolution including all punch-list items.

·Maintained safe work environment, monitored safety process of contractors, compliance with regulations.

·Overseen completion of project closeout documentation and reconciliation.

Feb 2009 - Aug 2009

Construction Manager

nsoro

·Responsible for the construction and development of Memphis, TN and Northern Nashville, TN market

·Responsible for directing multi-disciplinary crews in integrating new Distributed Node B UMTS systems into existing GSM site sites.

·Responsible for all safety issues and the enforcement of all NSORO safety regulations and policies.

·Coordinated with LEC to have new T-1’s installed and fiber optic upgrades from existing copper wire trunks.

·Overseen site design by assisting with site sketches for inclusion in lease documents, review and approval of site plans for zoning, permitting and construction. Ensure the most economical and best construction practices are utilized.

·Coordinate ordering and installation of utilities.

·Ensure quality construction standards and adherence to project plans. Coordinate QA processes and resolution including all punchlist items.

·Maintain safe work environments, monitor safety process of contractors, compliance with regulations.

·Overseen completion of closeout documentation.

Aug 2008 - Feb 2009

Regional Construction Manager

Black and Veatch

·Responsible for all construction in the New England region, including the Boston, Hartford, Worcester, New Haven and Rhode Island markets.

·Responsible for the construction and development of up to 10 MediaFLO Broadcast sites at a time, each valued at over $750,000.00 Each

·Responsible for all safety issues and the enforcement of all Black & Veatch safety regulations and policies.

·Coordinated with the site development team to design a cost effective site.

·Overseen site design by assisting with site sketches for inclusion in lease documents, review and approval of site plans for zoning, permitting and construction. Ensure the most economical and best construction practices are utilized.

·Order services and coordinate activities of outside vendors, surveyors, geotechnical and environmental consultants, utility installations.

·Prepare bill of materials - order shelters, equipment and project materials.

·Prepare bid documents, coordinate contractor bidding and awarding of work. Conduct bid walks and preconstruction meetings.

·Coordinated installation of new POTS lines and T-1’s for data transport.

·Coordinate ordering and installation of utilities.

·Developed timelines and insured adherence to them in order to insure successful project completion

·Maintained database and timeline updates to track adherence to project deadlines.

·Ensure quality construction standards and adherence to project plans. Coordinate QA processes and resolution including all punch-list items.

·Maintain safe work environments, monitor safety process of contractors, compliance with regulations.

·Overseen completion of closeout documentation.

·Submittal of drawings to obtain approval from jurisdictions and coordinating pulling permits with the approved contractor.

Nov 2007 - Jul 2008

Senior Construction Manager

Telecom Procurement Services

·Managed the construction and integration portion of a T-Mobile/Ericsson UMTS Project.

·Responsible for scheduling and deployment of 3 subordinate CM’s, and 20+ in-house and sub-contracted tower crews.

·Lead in site re-design effort, Interfaced with landlords and A&E as the clients front lines representative.

·Coordinated building materials, bid walks and the construction process from start to finish.

·Responsible for the tracking and deployment of manpower construction related company assets, including test equipment, rigging equipment, safety equipment and company vehicles.

·Managed the installation and integration of new data circuits for use in newly installed Ericsson RBS3106, 3206 and 3518 systems.

·Tracked site development progress and reported all activities up to the client.

·Develop and implement efficient crew deployment system.

·Developed and submitted all bid and closeout documents associated with sites assigned to myself or my construction team.

Apr 2007 - Nov 2007

Market Manager

Baran Telecom

·Defining the needs of the client and developing strategy for implementation.

·Managing a project team well versed in Line-of-Site Microwave, Fiber Optic and other various forms of backhaul.

·Coordinated with the Local Exchange Carriers to facilitate the installation of their new fiber optics into our facilities.

·Managed multiple subcontractors in the site survey phase to recognize candidates for wireless point-to-point microwave backhaul systems.

·Order services and coordinate activities of outside vendors, surveyors, geotechnical and environmental consultants, utility installations.

·Prepare bill of materials - order towers, shelters, equipment and project materials.

·Prepare bid documents, coordinate contractor bidding and awarding of work.

·Coordinate ordering and installation of utility services.

·Database and timeline updates to track adherence to project deadlines and reported to client.

·Ensure quality construction standards and adherence to project plans.

·Coordinate and drive QA processes and resolution including all punch-list items.

·Maintain safe work environments, monitor safety process of contractors, compliance with regulations.

·Overseen completion of closeout documentation.

·Developed a timeline and insured adherence to it in order to insure successful project completion

Nov 2006 - Apr 2007

Senior Construction Manager

Wireless Facilities Inc.

·Responsible for all aspects of construction on telecom sites.

·Identify method of backhaul if fiber is not available onsite.

·Onsite management and coordination of contractors, utility crews, OEM installers and customer representatives.

·Act as the company expert on construction issues relating to construction of towers, modification of towers, and collocations.

·Ensure project completion according to mutually agreed timeline of customer and the company.

·Report to PM and client keeping them aware of issues that will impact project completion or cost.

·Enforce company policies, ensuring all work is conducted in accordance with policies and procedures in support of the customer and PM’s objectives.

·Developed, implemented and oversaw drawing approval and tracking process.

Education

Education

Computer Network Engineering

University of Arizona

Skills

Skills

Tower Erection

Stealth Applications and Design

Non-Conventional Builds

Network Deployment

Operations

Staff Training and Development

Voice and Data Transport

Client Relations

Safety Analasys

Staff Management

Supplier Negotiations

Contractor Management

Construction Management

Project Management

Certifications

Certifications

RFS Cablewave Connector Training

RFS

RDM Fiber Optics Testing

RDM

Commscope Connector Training

Commscope Corporation

Eupen Connector Training

Eupen

Andrew Connector Training

Andrew Corporation

PPC Connector Training

PPC

ComTrain

Comtrain

OSHA 10 Hour

OSHA

Bloodborne Pathogens Training: PDT

American Red Cross

DOT Medical Card

Concentra

CPR

American Red Cross

First Aid

American Red Cross

OSHA 30 Hour

OSHA

Top Secret - Full Scope/Lifecycle Polygraph

Department of Defense