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Network & Transport Specialist - Telecom Engineer

Company: Axelon
Location: Myrtle Point
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Network & Transport Specialist - Telecom Engineer

Fleixible Shift : (7a-4p / 8a-5p / 9a-6p)

-Role can be remote to start but after conversion, will have 1 year to relocate within 1 hour of Akron, OH.

-Remote location cannot be in the states of California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, New York, Oregon or Washington at this time.

About the Opportunity

This is an open position with client Service Co., a subsidiary of Client Corp.

As part of the Substation & Field Area Networks team, responsibilities include the architecture, engineering, design, implementation, operation, maintenance, regulatory compliance, and ongoing reliability of Supervisory Control & Data Acquisition (SCADA) communications, transmission substation networks (remote LANs), Field Area Networks supporting line switching & advanced Smart Grid functions, transmission system protection, and encryption technologies used to support those networks. Responsibilities also include NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) compliance of substation networks including change control activities, configuration management, password changes, etc. for IT devices supported at those sites.

  • Delivers FE s Telecom Transition for migration of substation and field area network communications, centered around Energizing the Future (EtF), Legacy Circuit Replacements (LCR), and related projects.
  • Responsible for CIP compliance within the substation, as it pertains to communications requirements.
  • Delivers high-performance, high-availability communications, in a 24/7 enterprise, monitored to achieve service expectations, scalable to business needs, and that have appropriate redundancies for diverse communications.
  • Participates in substation and field area network projects to ensure computing and network architecture solutions are resilient, secure, well integrated, and comply with technical strategy.
  • Supports the operational performance and maintenance of existing substation and field area networks as well as design and delivery of new products/product enhancements.
  • Coordinates closely with FE Cyber Security, the Security Technologies, and Real Time Operations (RTO) teams to ensure that FE policies and sound security practices are followed.
  • Coordinates with and receives support from the IT Networks group for transport and fiber services that are necessary to support the substation and field area networks.
  • Coordinates with Operating Companies, FEU/FET support groups, and external entities to accomplish objectives.
  • Ensures technical standards and regulatory requirements are followed in assigned work.
  • Maintains scope, schedule, and budget for assigned projects.
  • Maintains functional knowledge of technology, technology changes, and emerging business requirements.


    • Providing daily support for the Substation & Field Area Networks team that supports the many technology platforms that deliver reliable, secure, and cost-effective communications solutions to those environments.
    • Ensuring high level of reliability and availability of these systems. Manages the expectations of FE business units. Responsible along with others for disaster recovery of these systems.
    • Understanding and following all applicable policies & procedures to effectively manage risk to FE s Substation & Field Area Network environments.
    • Support the 24x7 on-call rotation process by functioning as primary call contact and providing engineering second level backup to help troubleshoot and repair system/hardware failures or performance degradation.


      • Bachelor or Associates Degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications or related field, or 5 years of equivalent work experience in a network engineering field.
      • Knowledge of the OSI reference model, network routing and switching (Cisco, Nokia, RUGGEDCOM), network management applications (e.g. HPOM/NNMi/NA, Nokia 5620 SAM, Client Orbit Radio)
      • Knowledge of radio systems / RF engineering (cellular, 700/900 MHz Radio, WiMax, point-to-point, point-to-multipoint)
      • Core competencies include interpersonal, communications (written & verbal), presentation, and drafting/drawing (Visio/CAD) skills.
      • Preferred knowledge includes:
      • Understanding of encryption technologies and protocols (VPN/IPSec).
      • Regulatory compliance requirements (NERC/FERC) impacting substation and field area networks.
      • Project management concepts & tools, and environmental support systems for supported technology platforms (e.g., HVAC, AC/DC power systems, batteries, generators, etc.).

Keywords: Axelon, Medford , Network & Transport Specialist - Telecom Engineer, Other , Myrtle Point, Oregon

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