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National Grid Senior Engineer, Telecom Engineering in Waltham, Massachusetts

About us

National Grid is seeking an experienced Senior Engineer for a position within the Telecommunications Engineering Department at our Waltham, MA office.

Every day we deliver safe and secure energy to homes, communities, and businesses. We are there when people need us the most. We connect people to the energy they need for the lives they live. The

pace of change in society and our industry is accelerating and our expertise and track record puts us in an unparalleled position to shape the sustainable future of our industry.

To be successful we must anticipate the needs of our customers, reducing the cost of energy delivery today and pioneering the flexible energy systems of tomorrow. This requires us to deliver on our promises and always look for new opportunities to grow, both ourselves and our business.

Job Purpose

This position reports directly to the Telecommunications Engineering Manager and will be responsible for the engineering, design & implementation of cost effective & reliable telecommunications solutions in conformance with National Grid’s telecom policies, processes, procedures, standards, and guidelines as well as telecom network architecture & strategy. Telecommunications solutions may involve engineering & implementing private radio networks & systems, fiber optic networks & systems, microwave network & systems, smart grid communications networks, leased wired & wireless telecom services, or a combination of these to meet the company’s communications requirements. National Grid relies heavily on these telecom networks & systems to support the construction, operation, maintenance, and restoration of its electric & gas delivery networks.

Key Accountabilities

Analyze telecom requirements, evaluate telecom options, recommend telecom solution, and implement approved telecom solution for internal & external customers. Telecom options may include, but not limited to, private radio, private microwave, private fiber optic networks/systems, power line carrier, or commercial wired & wireless communications services.

Provide planning, engineering, design, and implementation services for radio, microwave, and fiber optic networks & systems to meet the needs of internal and external customers.

Provide telecom engineering support for Electric Transmission, Substation, Distribution, and Smart Grid Capital Projects.

Manage (where a Project Manager is deemed not needed) & implement small/independent telecom projects as assigned by the Telecommunications Engineering Manager.

Create telecom policies, processes, procedures, standards, guidelines, and strategy as assigned by the Telecom Engineering Manager.

Provide technical telecom support to various internal engineering groups, Protection & Telecom Operations Organization, Shared Services (IS, Corporate Security, Gas business unit, etc.)

Provide subject matter expertise to project and operational teams as well as internal & external committees.

Keep abreast of technology innovations and seek appropriate opportunities to apply them.

As National Grid is a member of the Shared Telecom Network (STN) in New England, this position may collaborate with other Telecom Operators/Owners as well as Users/Members of the STN to provide and maintain a network consistent with the goals of National Grid that results in the interconnection and sharing of the Operators’ private telecommunications infrastructure.

Supervisory/Interpersonal- Experience Required

  • Effective planning, man-management, communication and supervisory skills to lead large groups of staff to achieve efficient completion of tasks.

Qualifications

A Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology or equivalent from an ABET accredited engineering program.

Good working knowledge of telecom industry standards, safety standards, and federal, state, and local roles & regulations as applied to telecommunications Industry.

A minimum of 5 years of engineering experience in broadband Microwave Networks & systems, Fiber Optic Networks & Systems, and commercial wired & wireless communications services. Experience in private fixed radio and/or Land Mobile Radio (LMR) engineering is a plus.

Proficient in MS Office computer skills (Outlook, Excel, Work, Power point, Access, etc.)

Strong problem solving & analytical skills

Strong verbal & written communications skills.

A valid driver's license is required.

Professional Engineers License is a plus.

More Information

This position has a career path which provides for advancement opportunities within and across bands as you develop and evolve in the position; gaining experience, expertise and acquiring and applying technical skills. Internal candidates will be assessed and provided offers against the minimum qualifications of this role and their individual experience.

National Grid is an equal opportunity employer that values a broad diversity of talent, knowledge, experience and expertise. We foster a culture of inclusion that drives employee engagement to deliver superior performance to the communities we serve. National Grid is proud to be an affirmative action employer. We encourage minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans to join the National Grid team.

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