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Communication Systems Engineer

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Stone, Staffordshire
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 26/05/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Fircroft are currently looking for a Control Systems Senior Engineer on behalf of a global power generation client. The ideal candidate needs to be able to provide network designs for use by ABB Substation Telecoms, Protection & Control Systems on utility, transportation & industrial related projects within the UK PGGA Control & Communication Team; proactively designing the technical solutions against client specification and global industry standards.

Communication Systems Engineer
* Responsible for the telecommunication system design and engineering of fibre optic and copper networks, fit for use by ABB Substation Telecom, Protection & Control Systems
* Designs to be in line with client specifications and global industry standards
* Responsible for the creation of telecommunication system architectures, network design cable schedules and connection drawings
* Responsible for the specification of network communications hardware and the creation of project specific bill of materials (BOM)
* Responsible for the creation of all project documentation related to the design, engineering and testing of telecommunication network designs (e.g. Function Design Specification & Factory Acceptance Test Specification)
* Responsible for the preparation of device configurations and testing of the overall telecommunication system solution, against approved designs.
* Provide technical support of telecommunication systems and products to sales and tendering functions as required
* To proactively engage with customer stakeholders on behalf of the PGGA Control & Communication Team.
* To actively participate in both design reviews and lessons learnt processes
* Perform on site commissioning activities related to ongoing and future projects

* To be a technical network design engineer within the PGGA Control & Communication Team, working within projects and providing advice and support for other business as necessary.
* To follow the engineering processes and industry best practice to reduce the target project costs associated with the Communication Engineering team.
* To adhere to project and engineering time estimates, forecasts and reporting deadlines within the overall business.

* To provide regular concise progress to Project Management, detailing any current and/or potential issues that may affect programme or cost

The Company:
Our client is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. They operate in around 100 countries employing over 145,000 people.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
* Preferred Communication engineering related education or the equivalent (HNC minimum qualification).
* Minimum 2 years in a project delivery environment
* Minimum 2 years experience in design configuration & test of routing & switching systems and multiplexes (PDH/SDH)
* Basic understanding of IP security protocols
* Good working knowledge of fibre optic types, connections and the ability to calculate optical budgets
* Good knowledge of Microsoft Office products, specifically Excel, Word & Visio

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
* CISCO Product Certifications (CCNA, Routing & Switching)
* Experience with ABB and other Tele-Communications Products (FOX515, NSD570, ETL600).
* Experience within the Electricity Supply and Railways Industries.
* Membership of relevant professional body eg. IET
* Good working knowledge of AutoCAD / E3 or other industry standard drawing package.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

Fircroft is registered as a Data Controller with the Information Commissioner as required under the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679. Fircroft will only process your personal data for the specific purposes of managing your application.

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