RF Engineer 4 - Pathloss

Black & Veatch Corporation Rochester , NY 14618

Posted 7 months ago

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Job Summary

Functions as a technical specialist or in a lead role. With minimal supervision, applies advanced engineering techniques and analyses for problems and methods. Expands knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design point-to-point wireless communication links for a statewide wireless network;

  • Microwave path planning including map study, use of GIS tools, traffic routing design;

  • Preparation of channel planning diagrams and route maps;

  • Perform link budgets and system planning reports;

  • Perform pre-installation surveys, and radio path surveys;

  • Coordinate with path survey providers;

  • Preparation of documents for frequency coordination;

  • Preparation of FCC license applications;

  • Detailed design of equipment installation for power, grounding, feedlines and antenna to meet client and electrical code requirements;

  • Preparation of procurement specifications and supporting cost estimates.

Management Responsibilities

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor's degree in engineering from either a recognized accredited program in their home country or the country in which the professional is practicing. Minimum of 5 years related work experience 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.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 8 years of RF engineering experience

  • Extensive, recent experience using Pathloss 5.0 design software

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Microwave system design experience: link budgets, site evaluation, path feasibility evaluation, on-site path studies, specification of equipment, antennas, feedlines, and diversity measures

  • Ability to perform and coordinate all stages of RF design

  • Experience creating design drawings including interconnection diagrams and schematics

  • Able to create new and modify existing site-specific construction drawings and specifications.

  • Able to work in Rochester, NY

  • Excellent supervisory, budgeting, and delegation skills.

  • Knowledge of the design, installation and provision a wide range of mission critical WANs/MANs/LANS and equipment DWDM, SONET, Ethernet, MPLS, OTN, and/or other Carrier class networks.

  • Installation and troubleshooting of any or all the above in the field.


Most positions - depending on the nature of work performed as defined by the division - will typically require incumbents to have professional registration or licensure in their designated home office country, or be in active pursuit* of such registration



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Black & Veatch Corporation