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[IT/Communications Manager] IT Engineer Consultant- (Seeking Local Candidates Only)


Posted by: Allied Staff Augmentation Partners (ASAP, Inc.) <feliciamatthews@asap.us.com; yorgosa@asap.us.com; rickbarnes@asap.us.com> on October 07, 2018 at 00:04:01. Click here to reply to this post via Email.Click here for help with email link

Contract / Temp to Direct / Direct Hire: Contract
City: New Orleans
State: Louisiana
Country: United States
Zip or Postal Code: 70113

Assignment
Title: IT Network Design - Lead Consulting Engineer
Duration: Contract Opportunity – 12 months
Openings: 1
Location: New Orleans, LA (seeking local candidates within proximity – No Per Diem Offered)

Assignment Summary:

Seeking a Lead Network Operations Engineer to be a leading resource supporting the AMI Operations Center (AMOC). Must be knowledgeable with radio-frequency (RF). High proficiency with MS-Office applications required. Candidate must be local to the New Orleans, LA area for proximity to the work location. Candidates must be able to pass pre-employment drug screening.

JOB DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES
• Monitor network performance through agreed upon service-level agreements (SLAs)
• Assist in the design of Optimization Areas; approve acceptance of Optimization Areas
• Liaise with vendors to enforce agreed upon service-level agreements and act as the primary supervisory point of contact with network vendor during issue resolution process
• Troubleshoot hardware issues related to the components of network devices
• Ensure that firmware and programming requirements of network devices are up to date and meet business requirements
• Organize site surveys for placement of new access points, relays, or other network enhancement devices
• Conduct field visits where necessary to troubleshoot devices or investigate communication issues identified by other areas of AMOC
• Understand principles of network design, particularly as it pertains to network vendor tools and processes, and radio-frequency mesh technology specifically.
• During steady-state operations, take on leading responsibility in network design. Devise network expansion strategy for situations such as evolution of terrain, new residential and commercial developments, or expansion of service territory, including acquisition of new territory.
• Develop governance framework for network utilization by various business stakeholders—billing, distribution automation, lighting, smart cities, etc.

Minimum Requirements

• Technical Skills - Knowledge of radio-frequency (RF) communications, LTE and mesh network related concepts.
• Familiarity with RF coverage modeling
• Experience using EDX SignalPro preferred
• Knowledge of RF troubleshooting tools and techniques
• Demonstrated experience and knowledge of fundamental networking concepts such as TCP/IP, DHCP, DNS, network management tools, use of packet capture and other troubleshooting tools
• CCNA or equivalent preferred
• Knowledge of geographical information systems (GIS) such as ArcGIS preferred
• Knowledge and experience in telecommunications theory and transport systems including hardware and software protocols
• Understanding of telecom transport mission-critical implementations in a utility environment
• Knowledge of utility and metering concepts
• Familiarity with electrical utility distribution and transmission grid control telecommunications environment is preferred
• Knowledge of database-related concepts
• High proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) applications
• 10 Years overall engineering experience in telecommunications and networking design for senior level position
• 3 years of experience in a utilities or telecom operations environment preferred
- Experience with Itron (formerly Silver Spring) mesh network and head-end systems preferred

Who We Are:
ASAP is the expert solution for companies seeking a skilled contract/contingent workforce. Our expertise, market knowledge and recruitment proficiency make us the source for providing companies seeking highly skilled Financial, IT, Engineers and Technicians to fill contract, temp-to-perm, and direct hire opportunities.







      

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