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IT Engineer III
Ref No.: 18-08513
Location: RICHMOND, Virginia
IT Engineer III
Richmond, VA
1 Year

This is an experienced level engineering position providing detailed engineering support for existing and proposed microwave infrastructure

. Tasks will include: 1) completing microwave path studies, 2) coordinating frequencies, 3) obtaining necessary building permits, 4) creating technical specifications and purchasing radios, building, antennas, and towers, 5) creating installation instructions, and 6) project management. Work will be completed with the oversight of the group lead or other assigned group members.

This role is the top progression level position in the engineer series. Includes senior to technical expert engineers, able to perform difficult and complex work requiring thorough knowledge of the subject matter and significant experience within functional assignment area. Schedules and coordinates major segments of complex projects to meet cost and time objectives. Plans and conducts work requiring judgment in the independent evaluation, selection, adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures and criteria. Devises new approaches to problems encountered and develops engineering criteria ensuring compliance with design criteria and standards. At higher levels of proficiency within this classification, incumbents are expected to provide technical expertise and/or team leadership as needed. May be required to apply intensive and diversified knowledge of engineering principles and practices to major projects that have significant impact on programs in varied areas and related fields. May serve as a technical expert on engineering related legal and regulatory issues to outside entities.

Candidate must have:
1) detailed knowledge of telecommunication engineering concepts, fundamentals, and theory for OC3/OC12/OC48 SONET and packet microwave, Telecommunications site build-out (including installation of towers/monopoles, buildings, antennas, waveguide, etc), and DC power systems (-48VDC),
2) oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing),
3) effective computer skills including detailed knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Products Visio, Power Point, Excel, Word, and Outlook
, 4) project management experience overseeing complex projects, and
5) experience performing microwave path profile studies. Candidate should have analytical and abstract thinking skills, problem solving skills; the ability to apply engineering theories and concepts to complex problems; ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices; ability to work within a team environment. Full knowledge of engineering theories and principles.

Skilled in use of advanced techniques and modification and extension of theories, precepts and practices of the field and related sciences and disciplines. Strong leadership skills with proven ability to serve as team project lead. Provide guidance to less experienced engineers. Strong oral and written communication skills (includes technical writing). Strong personal computer skills. Ability to think analytically and solve complex problems. Ability to interpret codes, regulations and practices. In depth knowledge of various computer applications, with the ability to manipulate personal computer applications and perform engineering calculations using applicable software programs (e.g. Matlab, Excel, etc.) Equally effective working independently or in team environment. Proven decision making skills. Ability to process information quickly and effectively manage multiple tasks. Strong planning, organizational and project management skills
Description Exp (Mos.) Comments
Microwave Radio 180 Prefer 15 years of mw path design experience

Bachelor - Bachelors Degree Preferred