Digital Field Communications Engineer

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  • Location:

    Sunbury-On-Thames, Surrey

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  • Salary:

    £380 - £410 per day

  • Contact:

    Tom McParland

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

  • Duration:

    12 Months

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Digital Field Communications Engineer ‐ Mauritania and Senegal

Start Date: October 2019

Assignment Duration: 1 year, with the possibility to extend

Key Accountabilities:

* Advocates the Digital Telecommunication strategy set by leadership and by the Network Chapter, and understands how it relates to the Project, and leads adoption

* Works closely with other Engineering and Applications teams to ensure network system capacity and capability are documented and match the current and future needs of the organization

* Provides expert technical advice and direction to the EPC and TSI and assures technical design documents delivered by 3rd parties are compliant to standards and provides timely and meaningful feedback within the engineering process reviews

* Govern all new Infrastructure solutions and services to ensure full compliance against the NAP

* Deliver the blueprint for the required operational support models

* Have hands on the ground to implement / lead implementation of the designed networks and verify quality

Job Activities:

* Analyse the designed network to detect critical deficiencies, and recommend solutions for improvement

* Collaborate with App Development, IT Ops, IT Security teams and the business on new requirements; and develop networking architectural designs to fit

Interface and work with Enterprise Network Portfolios and regional Service Owners to validate the designs and support models

* Perform network modelling, analysis, and planning

* Produce Architecture Designs and roadmaps, and author both high and low‐level design (HLD's/LLD's) for (u)(W)LAN network layers and transport, as well as Voice, Web/email Filtering, remote access, LAN, security platforms, remote access, WSUS and Anti‐Virus servers, and load balancing

*Shape, design and propose compelling integrated designs to meet both functional and non‐functional business requirements.

* Lead technical discussions with service companies around their

WAN/communications strategy and MPLS offerings

* Coordinate with relevant Service Owners to deliver any BP specific configurations for software and hardware commissioning and operations

* Support Commissioning and System Handover activities and facilitate the transition process from projects to operations with the Service Owner

* Support Tender evaluations and selections of networking services and products, and work closely with PSCM and Telco vendors to procure services

* Assess vendor test strategies and govern test plans

* Inspect and verify Digital Field Communications systems

Essential Criteria & Qualifications:

* Proven ability to drive enterprise architecture best practices broadly and deeply, while able to articulate and convincingly influence decision‐makers on operation support requirements

* Strong exposure in the delivery of highly scalable, economically feasible and

High performing systems and networks, within a functional deliver matrix of

Engineering Procurement Contractor, Telecommunications Systems Integrator, Operational

Critical Telecommunications group, Instruments and Controls, Enterprise IT&S and

Major Project environment

* Exposure to business theory, business process development, governance processes, management and budgeting

* Over 10 years' experience in a Telecommunications Engineer, Architect or Technical

Assurance role within the Oil and Gas industry, and preferably within the Upstream Gas business

* Expert knowledge of Network Infrastructure Architecture and Operational Critical

Systems such as Fibre and Microwave Transmission layers

* Certification and hand‐on experience in some of the following; Cisco CPT, WAN and

LAN routing protocols (EIGRP, IGRP, BGP, HSRP); Ethernet switch technologies (spanning tree (STP/RSTP); Wireless network technologies: 802.11/ABGN, Cisco

WCS and access points; Network authentication protocols and Network monitoring protocols. Design and implementation MPLS and QoS