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Network Engineer

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 25/02/2020
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Our client is a leading independent oil & gas company, with a balanced portfolio of producing fields,
development projects and exploration prospects operating in 14 countries across the globe, ranging from
Northern Europe to Africa and from Latin America to Southeast Asia.

The Role

Full-time role based out of London with frequent travel to UK Operational sites, this essential support
position provides an active and practical resource providing support for 24/7 onshore and offshore
operations for a UK Operator of Essential Services.
Strong practical network skills, routed in IP, are essential, along with hands-on firewall, security and VoiP
experience. Being a self-starter you will manage and support a variety of systems, working daily to
troubleshoot and support, monitoring your environment, installing, configuring, cabling and labelling,
seeing jobs through from start to finish.
A demanding role yet essentially very rewarding, you need to be flexible in your approach, where you see
opportunities to improve you need to consider these. Importantly, as an operator in a highly competitive
market, we also must focus on cost optimisation, meaning you will need to think out of the box, not always
adopting best practise. We think differently therefore find optimized cost solutions. There will be an initial
requirement to work in Paris with the HQ Network Team for several days per week for the first two or three
months depending on Paris team availability. With a shift then to Our clients UK-SNS projects there will be a
requirement to work several days per week in Norwich, potentially for the remainder of the 1-year contract.
Occasional travel to other UK sites. You will work with support from members of the Group Network Team based in Paris and support from various UK sites
including direct Line Management from London. You may be called on for out-of-hours business critical events and form part of an on-call rota.

Key Tasks

* Project work on Southern North Sea Network refresh (Onshore & Offshore).
* Use the Company IT Helpdesk system to receive requests and carry out troubleshooting and
changes to the network in line with Company Group methodology.
* Involvement in Network migrations to IP where the opportunity presents itself.
* Network equipment monitoring through PRTG.
* Liaise with Group Network and IT department for 3rd line escalation.
* Liaise with WAN service providers for installations and issues.
* Ensuring assets are recorded correctly in our Equipment database.
* Managing backups and spares.
* Testing and performing recovery.
* Updating network diagrams with relevant changes

Qualification / Experience / Specification

* Education: degree level education
* Experience: 5+ yrs
* Cisco IOS switching and routing
* OSPF, BGP, VRF, mGRE, DMVPN in VRF environment
* Network Security and Firewalls
* Monitoring and analysis tools
* VoiP

Key competencies

Candidate should have an excellent work ethic, focused and meticulous. Flexible, an ability to
think out of the box and push their ideas forward. They need to love what they do, be curious
with each issue, always digging for the solution. This a very practical role, must love being on the
field and on the frontline!

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