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Telecommunications Engineer

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Calgary, Alberta
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 22/03/2013
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The Company:
Our client, a major owner/operating company, requires expertise for their ongoing oil sands mega-projects in Alberta.

This position is open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents only.

The Role:
Supervises (Positions): Contractor EPC teams / Service providers; provides technical and procedural mentoring and day-to-day work direction for less senior team members.

Job Function:

Provide project management for the design implementation, installation management of telecommunication/computing infrastructure and support on upstream projects.
Provide technical consultation, direction, standards compliance and quality assurance to engineering staff in support of design and construction activities for these new developments:
• Provide technical direction to engineering contractors on telecommunications & computing requirements.
• Conduct technical review of specifications, plans, drawings and procurement packages for new developments.
• Proactively coordinate Interface requirements with different EPC teams and between other computing groups including in-country support and central groups.
Direct and monitor work activities of contractor and staff on all project activities.
Quality control installations practice at site, and ensure project schedule is maintained.
Team with company support groups and project engineering groups to design new facilities and share knowledge.
Provide mentoring and promote knowledge, judgment, and project management skills for less senior staff participating on projects.

Business Need:

Project telecommunications and computing systems are key to the execution of project construction and operation. Adherence to professional design/construction standards and effective technical review of engineering contractor's work is key to telecommunications execution success.
Transition of Company projects to the in-country production organization unit is seen as vital in maintaining the success of the computing infrastructure.

Special Skill requirements:

Experience and in-depth knowledge of technologies used in Telecommunications, particularly microwave, fiber optic cable systems, satellite, two way radio systems, PAGA and safety & security technologies. Previous experience and management of Telecommunication EPC contractors. Prior experience working in challenging environments.

Key Skills:

Must have strong project management skills (design, implementation, personnel planning and management, economic analysis/evaluation skills), and ability to proactively monitor and correct problems within a very complex development environment.
Strong organization, team building, leadership and communication skills. Effective project planning and
Very current knowledge of telecommunications & computing systems and depth of understanding and analysis skills necessary to make accurate and effective design decisions in very complex situations:
• WANs (Carrier services, Satellite, Microwave)
• General Radio Systems
• Voice Systems (PBX, Public Address etc)
• Hazardous area requirements (EXd, EXi, EXe)
• LANs (Wiring, Routers, Switches, Servers etc)
Must be able to manage multiple, short timeframe, complex projects.
Must possess the flexibility needed to effectively work in and with third world cultures, and to guide other less experienced staff within the same, without compromising results or standards.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Education Level/Degree:

BS Electrical Engineering or equivalent, post graduate accreditation in applicable telecommunication technologies and project management

Years of Experience:

Min 10+ yrs. in Engineering with 5+ yrs. Large Project Management role.

Candidate Qualifications:

Minimum 10+ years of experience including in a project engineering role in an upstream project or drilling environment. Recognition as division resource in communications technology.
Previous history of effective staff supervision and project design/management.
Flexibility, strong organizational skills, excellent communication skills.
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