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Digital Field Communications Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/08/2019
  • Duration: 12 months+
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About our client:
Our client is underway to develop up to 14tcf of gas reserves situated on the Mauritanian and Senegalese maritime boundary. The development is planned in 3 Phases with the first Phase to produce gas from an Ultra‐Deepwater subsea system and mid‐water floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, which will process the gas, removing heavier hydrocarbon components.

The project, the first major gas project to reach FID in the basin, is planned to provide LNG for global export as well as making gas available for domestic use in both Mauritania and Senegal.

About the role:
The DFC Engineer will link the business mission, strategy, and processes of the organization with suitable Digital Field Communication systems, considering all aspects of technical design such as performance, scalability and flexibility. They are accountable to transmit Digital Field Communication requirements to the EPC/TSI and other 3rd parties and then lead the Technical and Quality assurance of the engineering and delivery. They will also evolve operational support models for the proposed Digital Field Communication systems and ensure all systems are fit for warranty and transition to Operate.

- Advocates the Digital Telecommunication strategy set by leadership and by the Network Chapter, and understands how it relates to the Project, and leads adoption
- Works closely with other Engineering and Applications teams to ensure network system capacity and capability are documented and match the current and future needs of the organization
- Delivers high level and detailed architecture documents suitable for executive leadership and vendors that define and drive the network infrastructure environment and associated technologies and delivers and maintains the overall Mauritania and Senegal Network Architecture Plan (NAP) that supports current and future business directions
- Deliver technical expertise and inputs in all procurement processes to National Telecommunication Service companies and vendors, to ensure that network capability, performance, scalability and reliability, and the correct interfaces are deployed to meet the evolving engineering systems and operational requirements
- Provides expert technical advice and direction to the EPC and TSI and assures technical design documents delivered by 3rd parties are compliant to standards and provides timely and meaningful feedback within the engineering process reviews
- Validate (u)(W)LAN detailed designs and solutions designed by Engineering, Procurement Contractor and Sub‐Contractors, and other technical support organizations and ensure adherence to Upstream IT&S infrastructure standards
- Govern all new Infrastructure solutions and services to ensure full compliance against the NAP
- Deliver the blueprint for the required operational support models
- Have hands on the ground to implement / lead implementation of the designed networks and verify quality
- Analyse the designed network to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement
- Collaborate with App Development, IT Ops, IT Security teams and the business on new requirements; and develop networking architectural designs to fit

Education & Experience:
- Proven ability to drive enterprise architecture best practices broadly and deeply while able to articulate and convincingly influence decision‐makers on operation support requirements
- Strong exposure in the delivery of highly scalable, economically feasible and high-performing systems and networks, within a functional deliver matrix of Engineering Procurement Contractor, Telecommunications Systems Integrator, Operational Critical Telecommunications group, Instruments and Controls, Enterprise IT&S and Major Project environment
- Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management and budgeting
- Over 10 years' experience in a Telecommunications Engineer, Architect or Technical Assurance role within the Oil and Gas industry, and preferably within the Upstream Gas business
- Expert knowledge of Network Infrastructure Architecture and Operational Critical Systems such as Fibre and Microwave Transmission layers
- Deep understanding and knowledge of the company's project management, application management, risk management and quality management methodologies, standards and associated processes
- Certification and hand‐on experience in some of the following; Cisco CPT, WAN and LAN routing protocols (EIGRP, IGRP, BGP, HSRP); Ethernet switch technologies (spanning tree (STP/RSTP); Wireless network technologies: 802.11/ABGN, Cisco WCS and access points; Network authentication protocols and Network monitoring protocols. Design and implementation MPLS and QoS

Skills & Knowledge:
- Strong analytical skills, willing to challenge and be challenged
- Strong interpersonal skills working at all levels in an organisation
- Strong attention to detail and delivery focused
- Strong motivation with proactive approach to find options and solutions

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