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  • Job reference: RMS0179200

ITC Telecoms Technical Lead

  • Sector: ICT
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/05/2017
  • Duration: ongoing
  • Time left:
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The Role:
Fircroft are seeking a Telecoms Technical Lead for a long term contract with in Iraq

Location: Basrah
Duration: 6 months +
Rotation: 28 x 28
Accommodation, flights, food: provided

The IT is a developing infrastructure that introduces frequent change that needs to be managed effectively and speedily. This infrastructure will see significant growth and transformation over the next five years and beyond. The Telecoms Technical Team Lead will be responsible for the delivery and support of network services, working with various implementation groups to deliver network project's to agreed costs and timescales, maintaining quality and ensuring compliance with relevant governance, regulations, standards and policies. The Telecoms Technical Team lead will be required to lead a team of engineers (7) with specialist skills in routing/switching, security and unified communications. The role requires an individual who can work in a fast changing environment, implementing solutions, maintaining quality and ensuring compliance with relevant regulations, standards and policies.

Ensure trouble-free operations of telecoms infrastructure in Country including: core network infrastructure, data centre and campus LAN, terrestrial and VSAT WAN, active network components, firewalls and security components, IP telephony, Video Conferencing etc.
Identify risks to service delivery, recommend options to address risks and execute approved options.
Maximize value from telecommunications contracts.
Manage relationship with 3rd party suppliers and Telco's.
Develop infrastructure capability to meet agreed service targets.
Manage network, security and UC engineers in the network team to deliver telecom enhancement projects and provide support for existing infrastructure.
Assist with maintaining telecom related portion of the DR plans.
Manage, review and recommend options for new connectivity requests.
Define and execute telecoms related 'changes'

Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
Strong analytical skills
Strong interpersonal skills and able to work with staff at all levels in an organisation
Proactive thinking - the ability to come up with options and solutions
Good attention to detail
Delivery focused
Willing to challenge and be challenged
Motivating, positive, energetic, helpful
Leads by example
Demonstrates strong customer empathy

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
University level education in Engineering / IT or related discipline (preferred).
ITIL Foundations.
CCIE preferred.
Experience in designing and deploying large network infrastructure solutions.
Broad understanding of IT, security and IP telephony
Ability to work within a multicultural environment
Experience in Technical Team Lead role
Coaching and Mentoring Skills

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience in a similar role in an oil/gas company
Technical Authority

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.

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