Work experience

 Responsible for Data Centers Power & Energy Optimization.  Drafted and Signed off First Level Maintenance contracts against Generators, AC and DC powers, Precision & Comfort HVAC & CRAC system, Firefighting system for Nationwide MSC’s and Data Centers. It included Vendor Technical Evaluation Criteria, SOW for RFQ, HOTO checklist creation etc.  Managed E2E project to synergize the procedures and implemented technical practices  Presented and implemented Automation of Data Centers PM/CM procedure on mobile app.  Responsible for E2E Power and Environment handling ensuring KPIs are properly met.  Initiated and completed many highly energy efficient projects to make the Data Centers disaster free environment  Working on AC / DC power systems and load balancing on each phase  Involved as Project Manager in development of state of the art, Tier-3 Data Center, complying TIA-942 standard. Data Center is first of its kind in country. Project was currently under execution phase and was well before schedule.  Involved as Project Manager in Shifting of Data Center complete power (AC/DC System) in Containerized solution  Responsible for E2E Power and Environment on Nationwide Data Centers of Largest Cellular Service providing company  Designed AC/DC System for Data Centers with Emerson NETSURE 701 & 801 & Delta PSE3 for Loads upto 300KW.  Upgradation of existing end of life and support rectifier systems to modernized systems through Infill Solution  Modular 300KVA UPS with modular batteries cabinets having 1-hour backup at 80% loading for critical Data Center facilities  Power Re-org which includes E2E Electrical systems GENSETs, ATS Panel, Rectifier & UPS systems in N+1 redundancy compliance with TIA-942 Rated-3 Data Centers  Performed testing and troubleshooting of circuits using OTDR and BERT Equipment, also managed to installation shelves, power strips, rails, cables patching, and customer equipment as per requirement.  Designing of Rectifier Backup with different DC loads in hybrid and standalone configurations.
 Monitored and reviewed work beliefs, technical specifications and specialist technical input to ensure adherence to project procurement principles and ensure designs comply with planning approvals, relevant national and international quality and safety standards and are fit for purpose  UAT Telco and Non-Telco Standards inspection in order to perform quality audits on all new builds for sites acceptance.  Daily project reporting, scheduling, forecasting and stakeholder management reports.  Prepared high quality design drawings of various Power / Infrastructure projects on Auto-CAD and Visio.  Developed and implemented information management plans, risk response and mitigation strategies, processes and procedures relevant to swap project.  Reported worst KPI Sites of BTS sites after swap, Resolution follow-ups and management dashboards.  Generator Fuel Theft, Consumption analysis and monthly reconciliations with Vendors.  Old equipment movements to warehouse and supply chain management.  Developed and monitored SLAs / KPIs.  General Interaction with Vendors.  OPEX Utilities monthly / yearly forecasting and payments to vendors.  Coordination with PM office and other departments on various on-going Deployment/Production, Operations and Fiber Optics projects and activities.  Various progress and analysis reports and presentations to be presented to management upon demand. ACHIEVEMENTS  Successful well before time 2400 BTS sites swap and rollout of 100 new builds  By careful analysis and measures, managed to save 3M USD OpEx yearly against budget.  Old inventory movement to warehouse well before time. ~one month before strict timelines  Developed KPIs and SLAs are still in use for betterment of standards
BSS Engineer - (RAN) (from August 2008 to April 2011)
 Provided Nationwide BSS Support (Huawei & Motorola) to the field teams and provided them level-2 support with faulty spares handling.  Responsible for Designing and implementation of Hybrid Power solution of Telecom network in different on grid and off grid scenarios.  Ensured BSS trouble tickets closure by regions on daily basis and weekly progress meetings with vendors.  Handled complete BSS equipment Repair and Return(R&R) Process and Co-ordinated with Vendors (Motorola, Alcatel, Huawei) for timely shipments and handing over the operational spares back in regions.  Monitored daily KPI / SLA’s (Outage / Fluctuations) Nationwide and followed up from regions for early issue resolution.  Various Management Project Update Presentations  Co-ordinated with Vendors / Subcons i.e. Huawei & ZTE and various vendors for O&M related tasks of Access Network related to BSS, Transmission, and Power related issues. BSS – Motorola / Huawei / ZTE for BTS, BSCs, Transcoders, Transmission – NEC, Alcatel, Huawei for Microwave Systems. Power – Generators (Various Types and Ratings), ATS, Power DPs, UPS, Rectifiers, etc for Preventive and Corrective Maintenance.  Resolved issues related to WIMAX Sites – (Motorola BTS and Dragon Wave Microwaves).  Managed GSM sites issues (PM and CM) with separate dedicated teams related to Power, Transmission, BSS, etc for the sites not in domain of Outsource Vendors / Subcons.  Performed Audit Visits of the sites in various Projects for New Requirements and Implementations.  BTS Terminals monitoring and management.  PM (preventive Maintenance) Audits. Acted as coordinator.  Maintained Complete Sites Data Base for nationwide and coordinated with OAN Nationwide for Issues.  Spare parts management. Updated Spares movement records. Swap Sites Data Updated on portal and Movement Management.


MS Project Management (from August 2010 to August 2012)
BE Electrical Engineering (Telecommunication) (from August 2004 to August 2008)

Work experience

HVAC DESIGN ENGINEER (from August 2015 to March 2019)
HVAC DESIGN ENGINEER (from January 2013 to March 2015)




Virendra Lella 101/8 Nuvolari Place, Wentworth Point, Sydney, NSW 2127 +61 432 801 147| Dear Sir/Madam, My professional background includes 10+ years of IT experience in supporting Data Center Operations, VMware Server & Desktop Virtualization, Microsoft Technologies and IT Asset Management (Software and Hardware) using ITIL principles. I have worked extensively with large multinational corporations supporting their physical & virtual server platforms using virtualization, operating system technologies, active directory, enterprise backup/antivirus software and hardware technologies. In my current role I am part of a team that manages Level 2 support/administration activities for Kordia’s Virtual Server and VDI platform of 5 vCentres spread across AU and NZ, which comprise of 30+ ESXi 5.5 to ESXi 6.7 hosts with a total 600+ Windows, Linux guests and around 40 physical servers. I have been instrumental in setting up and optimizing Kordia’s VDI platform which supports the core business of fiber design solutions for large telco’s like Telstra, Optus and NBN. My overall responsibilities include • Server installation, upgrade, configuration, maintenance of Microsoft Windows Servers 2008, 2012, 2016 • Proactive monitoring of servers/systems to ensure compliance to pre-defined IT standards • Manage/troubleshot enterprise antivirus and backup solution across server and VDI infrastructure (Trend Deep Security and Veeam) • Vendor coordination to resolve critical hardware/software issues and root cause analysis • Manage Kordia’s Payroll and Employee portal To gain proficiency on these technologies, over the years, I completed my MCSE and VCP certification and have took trainings (UCS servers/Veeam/AWS) I have worked in different roles and capacities with large global clients from different geographies, culture and nationalities, kept a strong customer centric approach with excellent analytical skills, teamwork ethic and provided On Call, Off Hours and Business Critical support. I am open to put in time & effort to learn new skills to excel in my job role. I understand you are looking for an experienced IT Services professional & I believe that my background enables me to meet most of your criteria. I have Australian PR visa and I am eligible to work across the country. I have a valid Full Australian Driving License. Thank you for the opportunity to apply for this position. I look forward to hearing back from you. Sincerely, Virendra Lella
James Mann Traits
The following elements, in my opinion, are key to bringing growth and success to a business. I am a degree qualified Mechanical Engineer with a strong background in Design for Excellence which is a philosophy of ensuring a product design is optimised for manufacture, build, test, operation and service. I have led many differing types of developments globally often in response to local requirements.

Leader and Mentor – I have provided strong leadership in my previous roles, giving clear direction when required and ensuring an open environment for communication and celebration of our successes and also in the areas for improvement. I have built up trust and respect within my previous organisations and ensure that everyone is involved. I have an open door policy to allow those who feel their voice is not being heard to express themselves. I have also provided mentorship to those who both seek it but also to those who may not realise their true potential. In this I take pride in one of my old PM’s now being the MD of a subsea service organisation, after bringing his career back on track after being demoted due to performance issues.

Business Strategy for growth – I have an open mind to the challenges I have faced and built strategies to address those organisational challenges. At Aker the margin available was limited due to the high cost of the product and a market that had a low sell price from more established suppliers. By putting in Frame agreements for machining and welding and focussing on cost reductions we were able to reduce the sell price and increase the margin allowing a more competitive product for clients looking for exploration wellheads. In addition, the market was not aware of our product line. I used the opportunity of a new set of products to drive a marketing initiative to get the message to a wider portfolio of operators that Aker supplied Subsea Wellheads, these initiatives included supporting the development team to submit the new product for the ONS awards in 2010 for which the product was shortlisted. Although the team did not win the award it certainly raised the profile. In addition we generated marketing collateral on our products and their benefits and took this to a wide range of large international Operators (Total, Petronas, Petrobras, Chevron, Pemex, Shell) and also local smaller operators (Tullow, Rockhopper, JSC Zarubezhneft, Origin Energy) through Akers Regional Product Owners, this in addition to providing a wider range of services to which were previously not supplied, e.g. direct off shore support for running equipment, providing technical support for our products at DWOPs, Hazip through bringing on experienced off shore technicians into the product organisation; allowed us to start to bring in additional revenue from areas that were not historically open to the Subsea wellheads business. This resulted in a 4 fold increase in revenue between 2010 and 2012. Lastly I have also provided due diligence (technical) as part of the M&A process when NCR acquired a competitor in 2005. I have also provided a potential new Acquisition opportunity with Aker, although this to date has not progressed. The ability to look for opportunities to grow a business (products and or services) and to look at new areas for growth in not so obvious markets, are key.

Results orientated – I have a strong commercial trait and always looking at ways to grow revenue and reduce operational, product and service costs to allow for greater flexibility in a competitive market. I have also pushed the team to be clear on their contractual requirements and look for opportunities to increase project revenues and reduce margin erosion based on clients’ changes via increased VO profiles and strict change management. At Aker my initiatives allowed for a 40% reduction on product cost. In bringing in new revenue opportunities via new products and services from a wider range of operators has increased revenue 4 fold over the period 2010 to 2012. In establishing and growing the business a clear understanding of the cost base and overheads to achieve results are key to ensuring continued investment within the business for growth.

Innovation – I have always looked for innovation in product, process and service. From a background of product development I have continued to ensure new products are covered by appropriate IP to allow for protection but also to serve as a potential revenue stream via licensing or sale of IP. Sell price structuring is another area where I have used potential tax breaks on R&D to allow for further reduction in sell price costs to have a more competitive position. New ideas for breaking into new markets continue to bring rewards in terms of new revenue streams such as proving subsea wellheads to the exploration market, which was a new market for Aker due to the focus on EPC. I believe I can bring a wide range of skills to any business and further develop their organisation into a strong results orientated leader in the market and I relish the opportunity to further my career with companies that share my approach.

Work experience

General Manager Hyspec Engineering (from October 2016 to February 2019)
Day to Day management of organisation manufacturing key products for oil and gas industry, Full P&L responsibility over 2 sites.


Education - George Washington University - distance learning (from October 1995 to October 1997)
Masters Certificate Project Management
Education - Abertay University Dundee (from October 1986 to April 1991)
BSC (Hons) Mechanical Engineering
An accomplished, proven & versatile business leader having helped multiple businesses deliver superior value returns. Extensive experience in creating effective business models, driving capital & labour productivity enabling the creation of foundations for long term competitiveness. Deep rooted cost diligence, unlocking bottlenecks & constraints, stripping out none value adding capital, maintenance optimisation & driving efficiency improvements.

Maintains a proven track record of success in the most challenging, technically complex, dynamic, cross-functional & unionised environments. Experienced in guiding businesses to growth, IPO, sale & divergence. Advising Boards and Executive Leadership, designing short to long term business strategies to maximise value whilst managing risk. Two prior external interim CEO appointments & four Board membership appointments (one not-for-profit).

Problem Solving & Analytics, Creative Thinking, Capital Investment, Vertical Integration, Project Management, Operational Readiness, Operational Ramp-up, Information Technology, Asset Management, Operations Strategy & Management, Lean/Six Sigma, Industrial/Process Engineering, System Level Thinking, Value Chain Optimisation Strategies, Innovation, Automation, Machine Learning Data Optimisation, Supply Chain Design/Management & business turnaround/recovery across industries such as Aviation, Transportation, Engineering, Manufacturing & Production, Mining and Oil & Gas in both greenfield and brownfield businesses.

Able to interface at all levels of an organisation to foster a climate of success, performance based leadership and employee buy-in.
Drives business case decision-making & the need to align an organisations strategy with a profitable outcome.
Strong communicator & change leader. Democratic Management style. Professional Industrial Engineer, Registered Incorporated Engineer & Member of the Institute of Engineering & Technology. Member of the Institute of Management Services.

Work experience

IT HELP DESK (from July 2018