Date Posted: 5/4/2022
Job Function: Engineering
Job Number: JO-2205-10400
ACS Professional Staffing is looking for an employee to work on-site with our client. The Electronics Engineer 3 position will work interactively with Network Study Engineers, Project Coordination Engineers, Project Managers, Customer Service Engineers, Account Executives, Design Engineers, Control Center Hardware Engineers, Operations Control Engineers, Field Service Engineers, and Estimators to aid in the development of work which is within scope, meets project and regulatory requirements and is the best overall plan of service. This position will assist the Supervisor of Communications/Control Planning group by developing service methods for upgrades, replacements, and expansion to the operational communications system. This work will also include providing technical support for network transmission, network interconnections, generation integration, and customer service projects aligned with Asset Management Strategies. This full-time position is located in Vancouver, WA.
Draft telecommunications decisions to lease or share operational circuits on Bonneville's communications systems.
Work within a team to draft Communications/Control Planning (C&C) plans-of-service (PoS) for reimbursable study agreements.
Work with the Power System Planning group to identify the required telecommunications elements and document the minimum C&C requirements to fulfill project requirements.
Draft and recommend C&C PoS packages for communications circuits and telecom paths to fulfill communications, control, and relaying requirements for existing and new sites; this may include travel to remote locations to verify the feasibility of C&C PoS.
Document PoS on Project Requirements Diagrams (PRDs) website.
Draft back-of envelope (BoE) estimates
Draft the C&C portion of the Study Report
Using draft PRD documents, create and submit Estimate Requests (ERs) for review
Draft telecommunications decisions to lease or share operational circuits on communications systems for review and signature by the Supervisor of Communication
Using planning tools such as Pathloss and TCIS, analyze Microwave paths and SONET configurations; results are used to create PoS packages.
Communicate technical information verbally and in writing
Provide project updates (oral or written) as requested by the Manager of Communications and Grid Modeling and Supervisor of Communications/Control Planning.
A Bachelor's Degree in Electronic Engineering or other closely-related Engineering field is required.
10 years of previous electronics/electrical engineering experience, with a diversified knowledge of engineering concepts, principles, and practices experience, is required.
5 years of experience with the following:
Experience in developing cost estimates for communication items.
Experience in metering and telemetry requirements as related to interchange projects.
Experience disseminating technical information in writing and orally.
Experience in planning digital radio systems and long-haul fiber optic systems, preferably SONET systems.
Experience developing options, evaluating, and providing a preferred plan for meeting communications/control system functional requirements.
Working knowledge of transmission and operational telecommunications systems
Experience Electric Utility sector with an emphasis on C&C Planning, Electronic Design, Communications Maintenance, Technical Operations
Experience developing plans-of-service for communication, control, and data systems used to operate and control the power grid at large Electric Utilities.
Developing communications/control plans in conjunction with fulfilling transmission service.
Knowledge of the NERC and WECC Planning Standards as they apply to the Protective Relaying, Metering, Special Protection Systems, and communication systems
Experience applying WECC "Communication System Performance Guide for Protective Relaying Systems
Experience in communication requirements related to relaying and Remedial Action Schemes (RAS)
Knowledge of and experience with planning or designing Ethernet-based WAN systems, preferably in a utility environment
Communication network operation concepts and methods;
Communication network architecture principles and concepts;
Communication network operation, performance, planning;
Planning communications, control, and data systems for network transmission, network interconnections, and customer service projects.
Valid U.S. Driver's License is required.
Work sponsorship is not available at this time. Third-party candidates will not be considered for this position.
Because we are a federal government contractor, we have special restrictions placed on us for hiring foreign nationals into certain key positions within the company. This particular position requires U.S. citizenship.
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