Eng & Technical Specialities
ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties
Functions as a technical specialist. With minimal oversight, develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity, or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.
This Network Engineer will be responsible for both Information technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) network design and implementation for Smart Grid utility clients. May offer technical advisory and consulting services to the client. Provides Subject Matter Expert (SME) support to business development and pursuit activities, including assisting in the creation of proposal, scope, level of effort estimation and implementation plans. Leads and participates in project execution and technical delivery.
Key duties include:
Communicating directly with clients (sometimes non-technical clients) to identify current and future communication needs
Translating business requirements to technical network design specifications for implementation
Collaborate with and/or delegate responsibilities to a team of engineers
Assesses industry standards for models, and where appropriate, incorporates them into our network design best practices
Participates as technical lead on major projects and application roll-outs
Responsible for developing and adhering to all engineering/quality processes and procedures
Work hand-in-hand with project management on technical issues
Develops and manages scope, schedule and budget requirements
Leads production teams and may coordinating multiple discipline activity
Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts
Strong on documentation and processes
Validates work of lower level network engineers
Capable of optimizing day-to-day operational stability with the continual need to improve the service and deploy new services, processes and technologies
Create or expand utility communication systems
Understands, advocates, and supports IT and OT strategies
Mentors others on the network services team
Is externally recognized in industry as an expert that enhances the Company brand
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Typically, a minimum of 5 years network related work experience. Utility experience preferred.
Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
Logical Thinking and Problem-Solving
Oral and Written Communications
Influence and Consensus Building
Dealing with Ambiguity
Preferred Technical Competencies:
Advanced knowledge of data network engineering design principles, guides and standards.
Advanced knowledge of telecommunications technologies and architectures
Advanced ability to scope engineering deliverable content
Advanced industry knowledge and technology trends
Advanced knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles
Intermediate knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
Specific product knowledge and hands-on configuration experience on Nokia and Ciena OTN/DWDM/IP-MPLS is required.
Experience with configuring RF/WiMax/Microwave radio equipment is desirable
Cyber Security knowledge and experience is also desirable.
Work Environment/Physical Demands
Black & Veatch Corporation