Sr. RF Electrical Engineering Specialist 6 - Telecom - Remot

at Black & Veatch in Montpelier, Vermont, United States

Job Description

Sr. RF Electrical Engineering Specialist 6 – Telecom – Remote United States

Date: Nov 20, 2021



Company: Black & Veatch Family of Companies

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Company : Black & Veatch Corporation

Req Id : 55063

Job Title : Sr. RF Electrical Engineering Specialist 6 – Telecom – Remote United States

Location : USVRTL


Opportunity Type : Staff

Relocation eligible : No

Full time/Part time : Full-Time

Project Only Hire : Yes

Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Job Summary

Functions as a Radio Frequency (RF) Engineering technical specialist in a lead role and/or as RF Engineering team supervisor. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts, and approaches to identify appropriate engineering solutions for a variety of engineering problems. Typical engineering solutions include; spectrum strategy and implementation, radio technology evaluation, client network evaluation, site surveys, path surveys, equipment request for proposal management and evaluation, radio frequency design, radio site design, passive intermodulation analysis, construction planning and support, construction acceptance, network troubleshooting, migration planning, radio network commissioning as well as other turn-key wireless network services clients may request. Supported technologies may include; LTE/5G, narrowband radio, wideband radio, VHF/UHF, Land Mobile Radio (LMR), Automatic Metering Infrastructure (AMI), Microwave, in-building, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and others as required by our clients The successful candidate may supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.

Key Responsibilities

+ Supervise staff on several medium to large projects

+ Lead project meetings and make presentations

+ Routinely interact with clients to identify needs and requirements

+ Responsible for Radio Frequency (RF) engineering design and optimization

+ Responsible for specifying equipment, creating design drawings and layouts, and identifying appropriate frequency bands

+ Research existing client conditions and make recommendations to enhance large, complex telecommunication networks, owned and operated by private entities such as water and power utilities, educational institutions, and public safety agencies

+ Present complex technical data to audiences with non-technical backgrounds

+ Responsible for all engineering aspects of a large turn key wireless network deployment including the following:

+ RF propagation estimates using EDX and/or Planet

+ Network diagrams

+ Document customer requirements, design criteria, specifications

+ Document MOPs (Methods of Procedures) for Link Validation Testing, Equipment Installation and End-to-End System Testing and Acceptance

+ Produce project plans for new proposals, including proposal engineering approach writeup, staffing plans and engineering level of effort estimates.

+ Maintain records, lists and reports as required to ensure compliance with the client’s schedule, accuracy of the budget, and adherence to procurement specifications.

+ Keep informed about latest spectrum and wireless network technology advancements in both narrowband and wideband platforms including LTE, 5G, Wi-Max, CBRS and other proprietary vendor protocols.

+ Keep informed about the actions of the various standards bodies governing the wireless industry including IEEE and 3GPP.

+ Represent the organization and maintain connections within the industry and related organizations.?


Management Responsibilities

Supervises work of others. Responsible for hiring, discipline, and pay administration of their subordinates.

Preferred Qualifications

Typically a minimum of 10 years related work experience. Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities. Industry recognized credentials preferred as needed.

+ 10 years of RF engineering experience in telecommunications industry

+ 3 years of RF design experience with at least one RF Planning tool such as Planet, EDX, Atoll, CelPlan

+ 4 years of wireless network deployment experience

+ 5 years of engineering experience in design of communication projects for Utilities or Public Safety or carrier networks.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Excelling report, specification, and requirement document writing skills

+ Experience preparing cost, schedule, and resource estimates and writing requests for proposals as well as responses to RFP’s.

+ Demonstrated experience with a network design methodology that includes: Requirements, Conceptual Design, Specified Design and Node (physical implementation) Design.

+ Broad technical knowledge of FCC regulations and industry trends

+ Visibility to trending technology and ability to provide planning for our clients.?

+ Capable of creating telecommunication master plans for our clients

+ Ability to perform and coordinate all stages of RF wireless network design

+ Ability to delegate effectively while maintaining expert knowledge of subject matter

+ Ability to effectivity manage experienced highly technical engineering staff

+ Experience creating design drawings including interconnection diagrams and schematics

+ Able to create and edit design and construction specifications.?

+ Registered Professional Engineer in at least one of 50 USA States

+ Familiar with multiple wireless network system architectures, dispatching considerations, antenna and feedline selection, coverage test methods.

+ Microwave system design experience: link budgets, site evaluation, path feasibility evaluation, on-site path studies, specification of equipment, antennas, feedlines, and diversity measures.

+ Familiar with lightning protection and EMI prevention:??Bonding, grounding, design and installation of GPR and surge protection equipment

+ Working knowledge of Public Switched Telephone Networks (PSTN) and VoIP networks.

+ Knowledge of the design, installation and provision a wide range of mission critical WANs/MANs/LANS and equipment – DWDM, SONET, Ethernet, MPLS, OTN, or other Carrier class networks.

+ Installation and troubleshooting any or all the above in the field

+ Cisco Certifications such as CCIE for Routing and Switching or Wireless

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


Work Environment/Physical Demands

Work Environment: Typical office/home office environment.Physical Demands: Sitting, talking, grasping, hearing, keyboard input, driving, seeing, writing, reaching, stooping, crouching, walking, standing for extended periods of time.

Salary Plan

ENS: Eng & Technical Specialties

Job Grade


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Posted On: Oct 24, 2021

Updated On: Dec 01, 2021