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Engineer, Telecom Engineering

Company: National Grid USA
Location: Providence
Posted on: November 9, 2019

Job Description:

About us

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

National Grid is hiring a Telecomm Engineer in Providence, RI.Job Purpose

This position reports directly to the Telecommunications Engineering Manager and will be responsible for the engineering, design & implementation of cost effective & reliable telecommunications solutions in conformance with National Grids telecom policies, processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines as well as telecom network architecture & strategy. Telecommunications solutions may involve engineering & implementing private radio networks & systems, fiber optic networks & systems, microwave network & systems, smart grid communications networks, leased wired & wireless telecom services, or a combination of these in order to meet the companys communications requirements. National Grid relies heavily on these telecom networks & systems to support the construction, operation, maintenance, and restoration of its electric & gas delivery networks.Key Accountabilities

  • Analyze telecom requirements, evaluate telecom options, recommend telecom solution, and implement approved telecom solution for internal & external customers. Telecom options may include, but not limited to, private radio, private microwave, private fiber optic networks/systems, power line carrier, or commercial wired & wireless communications services.
  • Provide planning, engineering, design, and implementation services for radio, microwave, and fiber optic networks & systems to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Provide telecom engineering support for Electric Transmission & Substation Capital Projects.
  • Manage (where a Project Manager is deemed not needed) & implement small/independent telecom projects as assigned by the Telecommunications Engineering Manager.
  • Create telecom policies, processes, procedures, standards, guidelines, and strategy as assigned by the Telecom Engineering Manager.
  • Provide technical telecom support to various internal engineering groups, Protection & Telecom Operations Organization, Shared Services (IS, Corporate Security, Gas business unit, etc.)
  • Provide subject matter expertise to project and operational teams as well as internal & external committees.
  • Keep abreast of technology innovations and seek appropriate opportunities to apply them.
  • As National Grid is a member of the Shared Telecom Network (STN) in New England, this position may collaborate with other Telecom Operators/Owners as well as Users/Members of the STN to provide and maintain a network consistent with the goals of National Grid that results in the interconnection and sharing of the Operators private telecommunications infrastructure.
    Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

    • Effective planning, resource management, communication and supervisory skills to lead large groups of staff to achieve the efficient completion of tasks.
    • Demonstrated self-reliance when approaching common work-related problems.

      • A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology from an ABET accredited engineering program.
      • A minimum of 2 years of engineering experience in one of the following disciplines: Broadband Microwave Networks & Systems, Fiber Optic Networks & Systems, commercial wired & wireless communications services, and Land Mobile Radio System.
      • Proficient in MS Office computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Work, Power point, Access, etc.)
      • Strong problem solving & analytical skills
      • Strong verbal & written communications skills.
      • Course work that emphasized in telecommunications and communications networks & Systems would be a plus.
      • Ability to learn and develop business and technical skills quickly.
      • Ability to see the big picture and having an open mind.
      • A valid drivers license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grids Safe Driver policy
        More Information

        This position has a career path which provides for promotional opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

        National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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