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Engineer Senior, Telecommunications - Reno
Ref No.: 18-05342
Location: Reno, Nevada
Engineer Senior, Telecommunications
Reno, NV
12 Month Contract


The Senior Network Engineer will design, implement, and enhance utility's telecommunication transport network – Carrier Ethernet, MPLS, SONET/TDM; Provide professional SCADA/RTU system engineering services associated with electric power and distribution system.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) and a consultant to other business units related to communication network and SCADA/RTU implementation
• Design and integrate new RTUs install with the existing SCADA/RTU/EMS system
• Designs the end-to-end communication network including wireless, wireline, optical network for RTU communications
• Select hardware, software, and communication protocol (DNP, Harris) that are compliant with the industry and company's standard
• Create design package for implementation, including panel layout, wiring diagram, RTU point list, and network connectivity circuit diagram
• Interface with various energy delivery departments including Distribution, Transmission, and System Control
• Support company-wide project activities related to the RTU solution, design, and installation
• Propose budget recommendations for future and on-going maintenance projects
• Recommend standards related to RTU hardware/software selection, interfaces, and installation
• Analyze system problems and recommend solutions
• Provide support for third-level troubleshooting
• Write RFPs for equipment procurement and competitive bidding
• Propose projects to improve SCADA/RTU system reliability, and participate in planning network expansion, upgrades, and replacement as a team member
• Understand and comply with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to the position and Company
• Perform related duties as assigned
• Delivery engineering design package on time
Essential Education, Skills, and Environment

Education and Work Experience
Possess Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, or Computer Science with combined 7 years of experience in telecommunications, IP/MPLS networking, or utility SCADA/RTU design.
Specialized Knowledge and Skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of circuit design - Ethernet, MPLS, SONET, TDM, multiplexing DS3/ T1s
• Experience with IP subnet, IP routing, MPLS provisioning a plus
• Demonstrate knowledge of design and construction of microwave and fiber optical communication system
• Familiar with SCADA/RTU equipment suppliers and their current offerings
• Demonstrate knowledge of structured programming, and RTU communication protocols
• Demonstrate knowledge of EMS/SCADA RTU architecture
• Demonstrated oral and written communication, analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Equipment and Applications
PCs, word processing, spreadsheet and database software
Work Environment and Physical Demands
General office environment. No special physical demands required.