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  • Job reference: RMS0221401

Architect (Network, Infrastructure) Intermediate

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 14/01/2020
  • Duration: 10 months renewable
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The Role:
Key responsibilities include:
· Oversee, review, and/or perform physical network & telecom designs for lifecycle, brownfield and greenfield projects. These projects require an extensive knowledge of the physical components required to build a serial and IP-based SCADA LAN and WAN for industrial field facilities
· Perform network & telecom engineering design of physical infrastructure components at industrial field facilities
· Design of systems involving MPLS, VSAT, Radio, Microwave, and Cellular network WAN communications, as well as LAN network systems
· Telecom Cabinet/Panel Design
· Designing physical cabling (Radio antenna cabling, Copper, Fiber) and wiring drawings
· Select, review and/or approve components of network & telecom engineering designs
· Limited design/tie in to low voltage electrical and grounding systems to support telecom systems
· Development of project deliverables including project FEED, DBM's , Scopes of Work, and detailed design drawings and artifacts
· As-building drawings, and professional engineering authentication of engineering artifacts (may be optional)
· Ensuring designs follow pertinent codes and regulatory requirements
· Review network designs completed by others to ensure compatibility and supportability from an operational perspective
· Troubleshoot problems involved with polling systems from IP to legacy serial endpoints
· Provide and validate project cost, manpower and timeline estimates
· Must be able to respond promptly for emergency work and equipped to handle disruptions of service
· Understand and comply with all company regulations and policies with a focus on safety

· Development of Engineering Artifacts as required by Practice of Engineering
· Development of Engineering Standards, Specifications, Procedures, and other Supporting Documents.
· Participate in construction and commissioning phases and turnover to Operations
· Provide Engineering design oversight for network (routing/switching) designers
· Support development of the network device (firewall, router, switch, etc..) configurations
· Engage with other Engineering Disciplines where required
· Review and update other Engineering discipline drawings (electrical, civil, mechanical) if required
· Work with other IS teams and Business Units to resolve problems and develop improvements
· Provide technical support and mentoring to junior engineers and network designers
· Willing to work overtime when necessary
· There will be a nominal amount of travel to attend meetings or assist with installations when needed

Qualifications and Education

· Minimum 4-year degree in Engineering or related degree
· Minimum 5 years' experience in the IT or Engineering industry
· Preference will be given to candidates who are actively practicing Professional Engineers (P.Eng)
· Proficient understanding of SCADA networks including network connectivity to serial and IP-based PLC's and RTU's
· Proficient understanding and experience with proper design and installation of inside and outside plant cabling
· Proficient understanding of various network-related components and network protocols
· Proficient understanding of ALL seven layers of the OSI reference model
· Basic understanding of routing protocols including, OSPF, RIP, EIGRP and BGP
· Basic understanding of network supporting critical data and voice utilizing QOS
· Good knowledge of local and federal regulations within US and Canada
· Good knowledge of telecom-related industry standards within US and Canada
· Strong planning and organizational skills with proven attention to detail
· Strong analytical ability to quickly solve technical problems and issues
· Strong interpersonal and communications skills to perform effectively in a highly technical environment
· Effective problem solving and decision making skills
· Effective time management
· Excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
· Proven customer service experience with the focus on the customer
· Ability to function effectively in a multi-team environment and to adapt to multiple dynamic priorities, which can change with little advanced notice
· Valid driver's license is required
· Valid passport with ability and willingness to travel within North America is required

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, 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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