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Meet Henry Mulindwa

Project Manager at Metcom Engineering Services Limited

For every organization to achieve its objectives, managers play a very crucial role in ensuring that operations are as smooth as possible. In the world of telecommunication it is not any different, managers along side other professionals work together to ensure networks are always up and running for you to enjoy that phone calls as well as Internet. 

In the bid to bring the right career guidance from time tasted practioneers, we caught up with Henry Mulindwa, A Project Manager at Metcom Engineering Services Limited and this is what we asked

Tell us about your self?

I'm a Computer Engineering graduate from Makerere University, with several certifications in OHSE (Occupational health and Safety environment), DEFENSIVE DRIVING, FIRST AID and now Pursuing a Masters in Business Administration

Describe your typical day?

I work with my e-mail mainly, communicating both internally and externally, I interpret work orders for telecommunications installations, maintenance and repairs. I review reports from my teams of field engineers and always crown my day with feedback communications to my clients-as either progress updates or completion reports

Why did you choose that career path?

I was always fascinated by Computer Networking 

What are your main tasks and responsibilities at work?

1. Network design review
2. Project planning,
3. Risk assessment
4. Safety review and reports review.

What particular skills do you bring to your workplace ? 

Management and interpersonal skills

What's cool about your job?

It's like a billboard that advertises me everyday

What's not cool about your job?

it's one that makes people perfectionists

How did you get your current job?

I applied and passed an interview

What subjects did you take in school and how have they influenced your career path ?

PCB/M (Physics,Chemistry,Biology and Mathematics, But only Mathematics and Physics are relevant to me

What is your Education to date?

Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering BSCE (MUK) but pursuing an Masters in Business Administration 

What aspects of your Education System have proven most important for your job?

Mathematics, Physics, Laboratory practice and Report writing

What trends are you seeing in your career field?

It is a very progressive field

What are the most important personal characteristics required for the job?

Self esteem and tranquility

What is your dream job?

A Managing Director

What have been the most rewarding events in your career so far?

Being voted as the Best employee of the month

As a student, how did you cope up with the pressure to succeed / excel in class?

I hung in there, but I joined fellowship and scripture union

What advise would you give someone considering this job?

Just be smarter than you read

What kind of work experience would provide a good background for this position?

An engineering degree with at most an upper second score plus safety and management certifications among others

Any Concluding remarks

Only God alone knows the plans he has for you.

 

 

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