Electronic Engineer 1 - Telecom

Company Name:
CRGT inc
Electronic Engineer 1 - Telecom
Closes: Monday, 3/24/14


Position Overview:
This position will work in BPA's Telecommunications Engineering organization (TECT) located in Olympia

The Telecommunications function provides engineering, design, and field support for BPA's telecommunication facilities and associated equipment. This includes fiber optics, analog/mobile radio, digital radio, power line carrier, operational telephone, microwave towers and antennas, emergency AC/DC power and UPS systems, communications buildings, multiplex equipment, and monitoring systems including alarm system, Fault Locating Acquisition Reporter (FLAR), microwave monitor, wide area networks used for operational data and network management.

This position is not open to Foreign National candidates.

Position Responsibilities include but not limited to:
Assisting in the documentation of Telecommunication projects
Assisting with inventory upkeep of Telecommunication equipment.
Providing professional engineering expertise/assistance to engineering design and field personnel regarding all aspects of documentation.
Participating on teams to research and document existing telecommunication and related equipment, including wire tracing.
Marking up "As Built" prints for drawing development in CAD software, documenting anomalies and any pertinent issues.
Locating and documenting software firmware and version numbers in the Cascade database.
Reading Configuration files of assorted telecommunications equipment, capturing data and reporting appropriately.
Accessing software data by logging into energized equipment. (Requires Restricted Electrical Worker Permit, see page 3)
Accessing dated material via Cascade database, verifying information contained within, making needed assessments and changes.
Researching and reporting on missing information from data sheets, recording appropriately.
Reviewing and disseminating all provided documentation of status reports by Field Engineers; may require leading in some project documentation and oversight.
Reporting weekly to BPA
, providing Field Engineer status updates.
Performing basic filing and document management.
Regularly access energized facilities and radio station facilities for general review of system configuration, spacing, rack layouts, cabling connections and grounding of indoor electric equipment. (Requires Restricted Electrical Worker Permit, see page 3)
May be called upon to manage and provide coordination for the design and construction of various facilities including project scheduling and estimating.
Review and evaluate design packages (including drawings, material certifications and submittals for conformance to the design specifications.)

Position Requirements:
A Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, preferably in Telecommunications Engineering or related field, is required.
.5 to 4 years of experience in Telecommunications Engineering or related field is required
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook (Microsoft Office 2010 proficiency required).

General Requirements:
Must have knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices
Skill in oral and written communication to effectively fulfill client/customer/team requirements
Experience or knowledge regarding managing and/or providing coordination for the design and construction of various facilities including project scheduling and estimating is desirable.
Experience or knowledge regarding the review and evaluation of design packages (including drawings, material certifications and submittals for conformance to the design specifications) is highly desirable.
Ability to analyze complex installations, facilities or structures using the latest techniques and applicable codes.

Additional Requirements:
Frequent local travel in the field (estimated 75%).
Frequent overnight stays.
Candidate must be able to lift items approximately 60 lbs in weight on and off of
and maneuver them, using wheeled carts, to designated locations.
Requires frequent walking on uneven terrain.
This position has not been approved for offsite work
Personal Protection Equipment is required:
White Hard Hat
Valid Driver License
ASTM F2413-11, Class 75EH rated footwear with over the ankle lace up and rigid sole and heel.
Performance Expectations:
Must be able to obtain and retain the Restricted Electrical Worker Permit.
Participate and perform effectively in a project team environment and effectively manage multiple work assignments and changing priorities.

BPA Provided Training:
Continued success in position will require successful completion of training and proficiency in Cascade use as well as On the
Training (OJT): (Total training period 11 weeks).
On the Job Training will be held at the BPA Vancouver, WA complex. Completion time will be approximately 10 weeks.
Week 1: Systems training, Rules of Conduct, BPA Required training, scanning, Equip demo, Basic Utility Telecommunications
Week 2: ProjectWise/Microstation, As-Built process, Equipment Training, planning sheets
Week 3: Facilities, MSDS, Radios, Inventory training and Substation Rules of Conduct.
Week 4: Grounding, Redline Tracking, Site guides, phone systems, ONS
Week 5: DC Systems, analog mux, tone cards, fiber, PSC Field Trip
Week 6: PSC Field trip, RAS, Data Systems, Metering
Week 7: Site visits, OJT in various BPA offices
Week 8: Site visits, OJT
Week 9: Site visits, OJT
Week 10: Site visits, OJT
Cascade training to be held at the BPA Vancouver, WA complex. Completion time approximately 1 weeks.
Training to give new contract personnel time to become accustomed to working in the Cascade environment. Contract personnel to obtain same knowledge as District Resource Specialists (DRS's) in order to work efficiently when utilizing tool.
Team members will become familiar with equipment makes and model on paper, and recognize mistakes, making recommendations for corrections and taking appropriate action.

Restricted Electrical Worker Permit

Restricted Electrical Worker Permit
This permit allows unescorted access into, out of, and movement within energized facilities to perform selective craft or technical functions involving work that could have an impact on the power system by persons who have received appropriate instructions, training and have demonstrated a level of understanding necessary to safety move about within energized facilities

Examples: Line Equipment Operators and Electrical/Electronic Engineers (Exceptions to job tiles must be approved through the Substation Operations Group Manager)

The minimum requirements for this permit are:
Need to perform restricted electrical duties in or around energized facilities.
Knowledge and understanding of the Accident Prevention Manual (APM) and BPA Rules of Conduct Handbook, parts 1 and 2.
Knowledge and understanding of the APM
Job title that is included in, or closely related to, an electrical craft or function, or works closely with electrical craft functions.
Knowledge and understanding of hazards inherent and precautions required for working safely on applicable parts of the high-voltage power system.
NERC-CIP training.

Minimum rules governing the conduct of the permit holder while in energized facilities:
Allows unescorted access and movement by persons trained and required to perform specific, selective craft or technical functions involving work that could have an effect on the power system up to the applicable Minimum Approach Distance (MAD)
Work involving the possibility of inadvertent contact with high-voltage parts or the violation of MAD must be performed under the direct, on-site supervision of a qualified electrical worker.
Adhere to all APM Rules and the Rules of Conduct Handbook, parts 1 and 2, applicable to the work being performed.

To obtain or renew this permit:
The applicant is required to know and understand the Rules of Conduct Handbook, parts 1 and 2. The applicant must schedule the Restrict Electrical Worker Permit Exam with a District Chief Substation Operator or designee who will administer the permit examination.
Complete an Application for Energized Facilities Permit form 6500.11e. The form must be signed by the Substation Operations-approved responsible work group manager, the Supplemental Labor Management Office COTR, and sent to the Substation Operations Group for verification and processing.
The Substation Operations Group, (TOZ), will review and verify the submitted information.

Location: Olympia, WA
Compensation: $36/hr - $38.27/hr DOE + Full Benefit Package

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