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The Engineer II to Senior Engineer position is responsible for project engineering, planning, coordination, and budgeting as it applies to telecommunications transmission/radio systems.
WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Working overtime including nights, weekends and holidays may be required.
“On Call” availability as needed for 24/7/365 system outages and emergency preparedness.
Must be willing and able to do site visits.
Local travel required.
The Engineer II to Senior Engineer position is responsible for project engineering, planning, coordination, and budgeting as it applies to telecommunications transmission/radio systems. This position requires competence in the area of telecommunications systems engineering and judgment in the selection, adaptation and modification of standard techniques for engineering and installation of telecommunications systems and sub-systems.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provides detailed engineering analysis and planning for the design and implementation of an efficient, robust and cost effective wide area fiber optic/microwave hybrid network for Tampa Electric in support of vital company functions including protective relaying, SCADA, voice, EMS, data, and video communications.
Provide engineering and business support for the operation of a metropolitan fiber optic network, which delivers dark fiber to telecommunications companies in Tampa Electric’s service area.
Assist in determining project, work order and documentation processes for an effective and efficient delivery of services to Tampa Electric and Metro-Link Customers. Establish and revise drawings and documentation for the assigned systems as needed.
Write the detailed installation instructions required to install and maintain an ever-evolving network of telecommunication electronics consisting of channel banks, SONET gear, Ethernet switches, and other telecommunications equipment.
Ability to manage time and utilize available resources effectively, acting as project manager and/or engineer when assigned.
Maintains a method of planning and organizing the engineering assigned tasks to accomplish a high level of productivity to meet schedule and budget goals.
Assisting in the preparation and review of the Telecommunications Engineering budget to include providing input to the 5-year plan.
Assisting Telecommunications Operations in check-out and turn-on of telecommunications systems and sub-systems designed by Telecommunications Engineering.
Analyzing the performance of the transmission and radio network and make recommendations for improvement or re-design.
Assists in short range and long-range network planning for the transmission and radio network. Develops requirements and specifications for equipment and systems to be purchased.
Providing Telecommunications engineering support to internal customers.
*Candidates may qualify in this multi-graded position as an Engineer II to Senior Engineer based upon skills, experience and education. Consideration for higher level position will require more experience directly related to the duties of the job in addition to meeting more of the preferred qualifications and requires more independent judgment, accountability and oversight, leadership and/or subject matter expertise in performance of this position.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND LICENCES/CERTIFICATIONS:
Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited institution.
Minimum of four (4) years of direct work experience related to short-term and long-term telecommunications network planning to include the installation and testing of fiber optic systems and microwave radio systems.
Valid driver license and a good driving record.
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from an EAC/ABET accredited institution is strongly preferred.
Successfully completed the Fundamentals of Engineering (FE) exam and has certificate.
Professional Engineer (PE) License
Carrier Ethernet Certificate (i.e., MEF-CECP).
Eight or more years of direct work experience performing the Duties & Responsibilities of this position, over the minimum required, is strongly preferred.
Working experience with Ethernet (Ethernet over SONET, Carrier Ethernet, Layer 3 Routing)
Experience in T1 networking, broadband transport equipment (SONET and IP Networks), DC battery systems, and microwave radio systems.
Knowledge and understanding of advanced networking systems to include integrations with substations, power plants and IT resources into a common communications network.
Knowledge of telecommunications network planning to include the installation and testing of fiber optic systems and microwave radio systems.
Experience in working on the following systems preferred: Cisco SONET (ONS) equipment, Harris and Alcatel Microwave Radio Systems.
Utility telecommunications, NERC experience related to utility industry, and outside plant construction experience also preferred.
Business experience working with ILEC and LEC companies
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Must have strong project management skills with the ability to manage and prioritize multiple engineering projects, while establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
Strong organizational skills required for the efficient and timely documentation and maintenance of projects.
Must demonstrate leadership qualities and possess good judgment with the ability to analyze and resolve problems logically as they pertain to the Telecommunications transmission network.
Knowledge of engineering procedures and of the specific procedures related to an engineering specialty.
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