Entergy Telecom Design Engineer - Southeast Texas in The Woodlands, Texas
Telecom Design Engineer - Southeast Texas
Date: Mar 8, 2023
Location: Conroe, Texas, United States
Posting End Date: 03/22/2023
Work Place Flexibility: Hybrid
Legal Entity: Entergy Services, LLC
This position will be filled as an IT Specialist I, II, Sr or IT Consultant depending on the selected candidate’s qualifications and experience
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, communication protocols and systems, plus other duties as assigned.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide telecom engineering support as described below for Entergy’s Southwest Region operating footprint, which is roughly the area in the state of Texas from the Gulf Coast to a line running from Toledo Bend Dam to Bryan, excluding the Houston metropolitan area. Day travel and occasional overnight travel are required to adequately support requirements of this position.
Provide Telecom engineering services for over 450 sites within Southwest Region, including, but not limited to: office buildings, operational centers, power generating stations, substation control houses, telecom shelters, microwave radio shelters, equipment cabinets, etc., all of which are connected by over 1600 route miles of various types of fiber cable plus 37 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, hardware records, system design, and service 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 fellow 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 Specialist I: 0-2 years of relevant experience
IT Specialist II: 2+ years of relevant experience
IT Specialist Sr: 4+ years of relevant experience
IT Consultant: 6+ 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 using a relational database.
Have a working knowledge of IP.
Be skilled with design and productivity software, including Excel, Word, Visio, Outlook, and WebEx.
Have relevant, 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, Remedy, etc.
Be experienced with telecommunication operational support systems, such as Connect Master, MetaSolv, TIRKS, etc.
Be skilled in construction and design considerations regarding outside plant, such as right-of-way, materials, installation techniques, creation of job specifications, working with and directing the actions of construction contractors, 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 within the company or vertically within the IT-Telecom organization or outside the company.
Be familiar with electric utility organization, operation, and regulation
Primary Location: Texas-Conroe Texas : Beaumont || Texas : Burkeville || Texas : Cleveland || Texas : Conroe || Texas : Corrigan || Texas : Crystal Beach || Texas : Dayton || Texas : Groveton || Texas : Houston || Texas : Huntsville || Texas : Kountze || Texas : Madisonville || Texas : Navasota || Texas : New Caney || Texas : Orange || Texas : Port Arthur || Texas : Port Neches || Texas : Silsbee || Texas : Somerville || Texas : Sour Lake || Texas : The Woodlands || Texas : Trinity || Texas : Vidor || Texas : Willis || Texas : Winnie || Texas : Woodlands || Texas : Woodville
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: 110977
Travel Percentage :Up to 25%
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Additional Responsibilities: 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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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.
Please note: Authorization to work in the United States is a precondition to employment in this position. Entergy will not sponsor candidates for work visas for this position.
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