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Network Design Engineer

Company: GPAC
Location: Fresno
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

Network Design EngineerPOSITION SUMMARY:The Network Design Engineer must have mastery of the fundamental connectivity and inner workings of the network and is accountable for the research and implementation of network design plans and the monitoring of network facility utilization.This will include but not be limited to the following facilities;network transport systems, data transport systems, trunking facilities, radio systems, subscriber carrier systems, special access circuits and voice switching facilities. Performs duties under the direction of the Network Design Manager. Must exercise discretion, sound judgment, on behalf of the Engineering department and the Company, when investigating, analyzing and summarizing information to provide accurate and concise recommendations on the deployment of network plans, network performance and facility utilization. This position will support the Ponderosa and Table Top Telephone network projects as assigned by the department manager. In addition, frequent travel throughout Table Top and Ponderosa exchanges is an essential function of this position. This includes air travel and extended stays to support and facilitate project management in the Company exchanges. In addition, this position requires demonstrated leadership, a willingness and ability to take upward customer escalations, ability to assist in the training of co-workers, possession of advance judgment; to recognize a situation in advance & make sound judgment on an initial course of action. The Network Design Engineer is expected to utilize and apply their collective knowledge and experience to solve complex network designs or handle complicated projects in a timely manner.PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES for -Network Design Engineer:DAILY:

--- Monitors and analyzes network transport facility utilization, including subscriber carrier transport

--- facilities, fiber transport facilities, data transport facilities, radio transport facilities and inter-exchange

--- trunk facilities Monitors and analyzes affiliate company (ISP) server design and utilization, as well as

--- Data transport facilities and utilization and augments as required

--- Prepares network facility augmentation plans

--- Monitors and analyzes ADSL transport facilities and augments as required

--- Provisions central office and remote electronic equipment

--- Engineers COE and Transmission work orders and develops plans and specifications for transport

--- facilities

--- Engineers facility rearrangements

--- In all areas of engineering design and development of plans and specifications, must ensure applicable

--- RUS specifications are being utilized and adhered to

--- Prepares RUS form 397, form 525 and form 773 contracts as appropriate

--- Prepares accurate cost estimates

--- Coordinates completion and cut-over of work orders with Outside Plant, Central Office and CustomerSupport personnel

--- Inspects projects in progress for compliance with specifications

--- Inspects completed projects and as-built packages

--- Performs routine COE engineering, cut-over schematics, transmission designs, rearrangement of facility counts, and design of service affecting work orders

--- Understands and accepts the necessity for reporting to work on time, and is ready and able to

--- perform the duties and responsibilities of the position on a daily basis

--- Proactive involvement in the Company's Safety Program, including compliance with all rules and

--- regulations, and for continuously practicing safety while performing their dutiesPERIODIC:

--- Prepares weekly project status reports on major projects

--- Assists in the status tracking and implementation of the department's annual project list.

--- Prepares contracts of assigned projects for submission to contractors/vendors

--- Researches information for FCC/State Utility Commissions/RUS inquiries

--- Actively interfaces with customers , agencies and other employees concerning facility requirements

--- Reviews and makes contact with customers and/or on complaints resulting from work order activity

--- Attends pre-construction conferences/meetings

--- Assists with performing acceptance tests and completing test results sheets

--- Identify need and coordinate relief of exhausting facilities with Senior Engineer - COE and Senior

--- Engineer - Network Planning

--- Available to travel to one or more of the Table Top or Ponderosa exchanges with little advanced notice

--- Available to remain in these locations for extended periods of time (2 weeks or more)

--- Available to travel out of the area for training, workshops, vendor presentations and other resources to

--- facilitate a sound network

--- List of principal accountabilities is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary -KEY PERFORMANCE FACTORS -for -Network Design Engineer:ACHIEVING RESULTS:

--- Applies knowledge of the job. Applies knowledge to new or challenging situations

--- Applies technical skills (includes applying existing skills in new or challenging situations)

--- Accepts responsibility for and follows through on tasks, assignments, and other responsibilities in a timely manner

--- Meets departmental standards for productivity (rated on the basis of work accomplished to volume of work)

--- Performs duties with accuracy, thoroughness, attention to detail, and neatness

--- Sets challenging, but Realistic goals

--- Holds self accountable for individual results

--- Monitors quality of own or others' work (e.g., double-checks the accuracy of information or work product; checks to ensure that procedures are followed)

--- Takes actions to solve a problem or overcome an obstacle to achieving results

--- Makes specific changes in work processes or own work methods to improve performance (e.g., does something better, faster, at lower cost, more efficiently; improves quality, customer satisfaction, morale, revenues)

--- Performs work in a safe and healthful manner and in accordance with the Company's Safety ProgramPHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS -for -Network Design Engineer:

--- Possesses the ability to speak clearly and understandably and hear communications by telephone and in person

--- Possesses fine and gross manipulation skills

--- Possesses grasping and power grip abilities

--- Must have good vision (with correction)

--- Must be able to sit for prolonged periods of time

--- Must have ability to stand, sit , squat, bend kneel, twist, crawl, Reach, lift, balance, carry, push and pull to accomplish daily tasks associated with requirements of the position

--- Must be able to perform job duties and responsibilities in all types of weather, ranging from extreme heat to cold, including rain and snow

--- Must have the ability to walk and negotiate rough terrain while carrying necessary equipment toperform job duties

--- Must have the ability to drive in all types of terrain and in all types of weather, including rain and snow

--- Must have the ability to install and remove tire chains from vehicles

--- Must be able to lift 50lb. Maximum with frequent lifting and/or carrying objects weighting up to 25lb.EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS -for -Network Design Engineer:

--- Bachelor degree, emphasis in electronic engineering or related field desirable -TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS -for -Network Design Engineer:

--- Computer literate with emphasis on Microsoft Office

--- Functional knowledge of AutoCad software

--- Knowledge of cable splicing and assignment

--- Functional knowledge of Central Office Equipment

--- Functional knowledge of Central Office cabling parameters

--- Knowledge of RUS symbols and procedures

--- Knowledge of data and special circuit design parameters

--- Proficiency in reading engineering schematics

--- Proficiency in reading and developing as-built prints

--- Ability to design, install, configure, manage, secure, and optimize BGP, OSPF, MPLS, RIP, Static

--- Routing, EIGRP, and Cisco IOS.

--- Knowledge and understanding of OSI protocol stack, LAN/WAN protocols, VLANS, router operating systems.

--- Knowledge and understanding of Fiber Optic transport systems including DWDM.

--- Experience in developing and implementing TCP/IP networks.

--- Strong understanding of basic DC and AC electronics with ability to design DC power systems based on usage and consumption projections

--- Possesses and maintains a valid and unrestricted class "C" driver's license, with driving records that provides insurability under the Company's vehicle insurance carrier and within the guidelines of the CompanyWORK EXPERIENCE -for -Network Design Engineer:

--- 4 years as an Associate Network Design Engineer, systems planner, or similar position, where duties correspond with the essential and periodic functions of this position. -For additional information on this opportunity, please contact Mia Kim at 605-601-5107. Resume may be confidentially sent to qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations. GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

Keywords: GPAC, Fresno , Network Design Engineer, Engineering , Fresno, California

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