Telecoms Engineer

Telecoms Engineer

Houston, Texas


Job responsibilities:

  • Lead the early conceptual definition of the telecommunications and IT scope for medium, large, and Mega refining and petrochemical projects.
  • Present to and Coordinate with Customer on Telecommunication Strategy and Regular Progress Updates
  • Develop Telecommunication program strategy through all phases of the stage gate process
  • Direct critical activities requiring knowledge and expertise concerning Telecommunications, IT, and cyber security
  • Directs the efforts of third-party design engineering and construction contractors
  • Develop conceptual scopes and write specifications and requirements for telecommunications/IT/cyber security projects
  • Generate, review, and approve telecommunications/IT/cyber security packages of assigned projects
  • Apply advanced engineering techniques
  • Make decisions on engineering problems and methods
  • Responsible for a measurable asset such as an assigned staff and budget.
  • Prepare accurate and complete designs and calculations as required to meet project requirements.
  • Conduct field investigations when needed; produce field reports with detailed sketches.
  • Coordinate with other disciplines and assist engineers and/or designers to ensure effective quality product.
  • Keep up to date on new engineering processes, techniques, and IMS and standards.
  • Apply industry best practices to all telecommunications/IT/cyber security deliverables.
  • Provide technical guidance to the design team.
  • Provide employee performance feedback to discipline manager.
  • Architect telecom networks and solutions, at multiple hierarchical levels
  • Develop technical standards and guidance for company’s portfolio and applications.
  • Participate in risk assessments and technical audits.
  • Perform regular design reviews and develop test plans and procedures that leverage industry best practices.
  • Engineer multi-vendor solutions that are fault resilient with integrations that span vendor platforms.


  • EDUCATION: 4-year Bachelor’s degree
  • The Telecommunications Engineer must have experience and working knowledge related to the design, configuration, installation, and testing in all or most of the following systems: Closed Circuit Television (CCTV), Personnel Access Control Systems, Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems, Public Address/General Alarm systems (PA/GA), wired and wireless network systems, Telephony Systems, Digital Radio Systems, Marine Systems, Microwave Systems, and Cyber Security implementation methods.
  • 10 years related work experience
  • Total Minimum 10 years of experience in industry
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to present design, plan, and to build relationship with customer
  • Experience with Telecom systems detailed drawing production via a computer aided drawing package is a plus
  • Experience developing specifications, system design, and component selection
  • Industry experience in refining and petrochemical facilities
  • Experience leading initiatives and managing suppliers
  • Knowledge of Instrument calculation computer applications.
  • Experience working with other disciplines and understanding their interface requirements.
  • Experience with design and/or construction of plants desirable.
  • Knowledge of NEC, IEC , ISA & IEEE standards, methods and practices.
  • Management of virtualization technology
  • Deployment and operation of servers, network devices, and/or storage arrays
  • Architect telecom networks and solutions, at multiple hierarchical levels
  • Documentation of network configurations, traffic formats and associated theory of operations
  • Manage all levels of network equipment and configuring related protocol layers including high-capacity transport (e.g., DWDM), multi-layered traffic (IP, Ethernet/VLAN, MPLS) and edge routing/switching
  • Network capture/recording, analysis and replay, including both LAN packets and broadband bitstreams
  • Crafting of network traffic (protocol layers and content)
  • Implementation and troubleshooting long-haul telecommunication links