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Entergy Telecom Design Engineer in Little Rock, Arkansas

Telecom Design Engineer

Date: Jun 21, 2022

Location: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

Company: Entergy

Posting End Date:

Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid

This position can be filled as an IT Consultant, IT Specialist Sr, IT Specialist II, or IT Specialist I depending on the candidates experience and qualifications

Job Summary/Purpose:

Individual contributor role responsible for design engineering and project planning/execution in support of Entergy’s Telecommunication Transport Network, including inside plant, outside plant, signals, protocols, and systems, plus other duties as assigned.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Provide telecom engineering support as described below for Entergy’s Northern Region operating footprint, which covers much of the state of Arkansas. Some “day travel” and occasional overnight travel are required to adequately support requirements of this position.

  • Provide Telecom engineering services for over 800 sites within the state of Arkansas, including, but not limited to: office buildings, operational centers, power generating stations, substation control houses, telecom shelters, microwave radio shelters, equipment cabinets, etc., all connected by over 1700 route miles of various types of fiber cable and over 150 digital microwave hops

  • Support Entergy’s operational companies through project scoping; estimate development; design and execution of new OPGW, ADSS, and underground fiber optic cable construction

  • Design and implement new, time division multiplexed and packet transport communication systems on fiber optic cable and/or digital microwave systems, aligned to meet all identified needs as well as anticipated future service requirements

  • Interact with and serve a variety of internal customers, including Entergy Transmission, Relay Design, Grid Operations, Facilities, Nuclear, and IT

  • Plan, develop, and deliver detailed engineering packages to drive and support the actions of skilled craftsmen in the field as they install, test, and turn up fiber optic cable plant and communication systems

  • Plan and implement changes to infrastructure and systems using Entergy’s change management processes, create supporting documentation such as detailed work procedures, coordinate and obtain outage clearances from various entities, etc

  • Create and maintain GIS information, system design, and provisioning records in Entergy Telecom’s operational support system

  • Adhere to and continually improve Entergy Telecom Engineering design standards, being mindful of master sources, such as the National Electric Code, the National Electric Safety Code, Telcordia, industry best practices, etc.

  • Collaborate with other engineers and technicians to create and implement the best solutions possible within the framework of any given project, looking for relationships beyond the immediate project scope to identify mutual dependencies or impacts

Minimum Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technology, a related field, or equivalent work experience. Relevant professional certifications or licenses are desired.

Minimum Experience Required :

IT Consultant: 5+ years of relevant experience.

IT Specialist Sr: 4+ years of relevant experience.

IT Specialist II: 2+ years of relevant experience.

IT Specialist I: 0-2 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities That Will Ensure Success in This Position:

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be well-versed in all aspects of telecom engineering: 1) inside/outside cable plant design and construction, 2) system-level design of telecom transmission systems, 3) time-division multiplexing systems such as SONET, 1/0 DCS, channel banks, 4) packet-based transport, namely MPLS, and 5) system and service documentation.

  • Have a working knowledge of IP.

  • Be skilled with design and productivity software, including Excel, Word, Visio, Outlook, and WebEx.

  • Have direct experience using a GIS database system, such as Connect Master, ArcGIS, Small World, etc.

  • Be familiar with electronic work management systems, such as Service NOW.

  • Be skilled in construction and design considerations regarding outside plant, such as right-of-way, materials and techniques used, creation of job specifications, working with and directing the actions of vendors, etc.

  • Be mindful of Entergy’s safety culture and employ safety principles when designing new projects and improving existing systems and infrastructure.

  • Demonstrate flexibility and a readiness to learn new technologies and new processes, continually improving the quality of their own work product and Entergy’s network in terms of capability and reliability.

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills, whether across organizations or vertically within the Telecom organization or outside the company.

  • Be familiar with electric utility organization, operation, and regulation.



Primary Location: Arkansas-Little Rock

Job Function :Information Technology

FLSA Status :Professional

Relocation Option: No Relocation Offered

Union description/code :NON BARGAINING UNIT-NBU

Number of Openings :1

Req ID: 107334

Travel Percentage :25% to 50%

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As a provider of essential services, Entergy expects its employees to be available to work additional hours, to work in alternate locations, and/or to perform additional duties in connection with storms, outages, emergencies, or other situations as deemed necessary by the company. Exempt employees may not be paid overtime associated with such duties.

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