GCI's Electrical Engineer III, Design Facilities will be responsible for providing rapid, accurate, information about the design and safe installation of AC and DC power systems, power distribution and battery backup systems, and cabling systems in support of telecommunications systems. Support Engineering and Operations maintain and upgrade HVACs, Generators, UPS units, Grounding networks, Rectifiers, and Inverters. Ensure adherence to Central Office Engineering and Installation Standards, to ensure efficient Space Utilization, and properly installed facility Cable tray, Racks, Auxiliary support iron work, and earthquake bracing.
Essential Duties of All Levels in the Position:
Participates in the implementation of new installations, upgrades, and/or changes to existing company facilities.
Reviews and finalizes detailed cost estimates, designs, material lists, installation packages, and test and maintenance procedures.
Designs and specifies installation methods.
Provide engineering technical support, troubleshooting and repair recommendations
Provides cost control and cost savings.
Mentors junior engineers and stay current with developing technology
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
� Progressive experience in the installation of Central Office systems. Knowledge of typical industry standard documentation and design criteria.
� Knowledge of the Bell Core/Telcordia, IEEE, and NEBS compliance standards, building codes, fire codes, and telephony power system standards.
� Possess a basic working knowledge of electrical/electronic systems so that detailed technical problems are dealt with in a logical manner.
� Possess engineering analytical skills for calculating, evaluating, comparing, interpreting, and organizing telecommunication infrastructure and system installation projects to design and build highly reliable facilities infrastructure.
� Hands on Central Office installation experience for Central Office, Transport, Internet, Microwave, Cellular, Satellite, LAN/WAN, Switch, and customer premise equipment required.
� Knowledge of the following facilities and equipment: satellite earth stations including Microwave and VSAT, Central Office infrastructure and support equipment, Central Office Transport, Power and Grounding equipment, DACS systems, fiber-optic SONET systems, high-speed distributed data network equipment and installation.
� Knowledge of the proper use of trade hand and power tools.
� Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
� Personal computer skills including Microsoft Office applications, Visio, AutoCAD and Acrobat
Additional Job Requirements:
Possess proven skills and knowledge in the design and construction of telecommunications systems, AC power distribution systems, building AC power systems, and/ or electrical controls systems. Possess proven skills and knowledge in the design of ground systems and lightning protection systems. Have a working knowledge of the effects of natural factors such as erosion, corrosion, wind, temperature, humidity and water on electrical equipment and systems to ensure adequate designs and construction for the Alaskan environment. Familiar with Construction codes and standards applicable to electrical engineering of occupied and un-occupied construction in the State of Alaska.
Additional Job Requirements: This is a senior level engineering position requiring the performance of highly complex and diverse duties under deadlines and operating constraints. Must have advanced knowledge of all aspects of telephony power and power distribution systems for central offices, customer premises, wire centers, and remote village earth stations. The facility engineer shall remain current on technical advances in the field of telephony central office equipment installation engineering, and DC and AC power systems.
Requires independent engineering decisions making and the ability to provide detailed technical direction to others. The position requires the engineer, to review and provide final engineering design specifications and service requirements. The position requires the engineer, to function in the role of Project Engineer for large projects including coordinating, directing, assisting and providing technical direction to junior engineers and supporting technicians. The position requires the engineer, to actively participate in the implementation of new installations and upgrades or changes to existing facilities by reviewing, editing, and creating Installation packages, performing pre-installation site surveys, documenting new and existing installations, performing installation package quality assurance standards adherence.
Essential Duties for this position:
� Prepares detailed cost estimates, designs, material lists, installation packages, and test and maintenance procedures resulting in completely documented facilities based on industry standards. Designs and Specifies installation methods, materials, and layouts for cable racks, Cable tray runways, lighting, floor and rack layout, DSX, Signal interconnect, M&C equipment, MDF frame planning, HVAC, Backup battery, Back up generator, UPS, Inverter, AC and DC power systems and distribution, for various local and geographically remote telecommunications Central Office, Internet, Microwave, Cellular, Satellite, Transport, LAN/WAN, Switch, and customer premise facilities, including commercial building power distributions and central office grounding systems.
� Provides Installation engineering technical support to engineering, installation, and operations personnel, including troubleshooting and repair recommendations.
� Produces estimates of installation labor time and materials, co-ordination of materials and supplies, ordering, and site installation support.
� Maintains the Installation Package Status Database, and assists the project engineers in defining requirements to complete the installation documentation package, ensuring this information is available for, and followed by, installation personnel. Maintains site specific information on space and infrastructure.
� Assists with the development and creation of company-wide installation standards, techniques, and equipment specifications. Providing and Implementing cost control and cost savings, adherence to schedule and budget balanced by maintenance of highly reliable installations.
Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience for the degreed engineer.
Experience as a Telecommunications Technician, Field Engineer, Project Manager or related background with demonstration of a comprehensive understanding of telecommunications operations and functions within telecommunications Central Office design and installation, quality assurance, and standards concepts preferred.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications or related field is required.
In addition to minimum experience required, a combination of relevant education and/or work experience sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
Relevant Masters or PhD may contribute to professional experience on a year for year basis.
Certifications: PE preferred
Industry specific certifications highly valued and can contribute toward education. PE highly valued.
Physical Requirements: Ability to perform general office duties. Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. Clarity of vision to see near, mid-range, and color. Ability to lift and carry up to 50 lbs. Must be able to work in restricted spaces and be physically capable of entering all areas of buildings and offices in order to perform detail site surveys and facility evaluation. Physical ability to travel to remote locations, as required on commercial and charter aircraft. Hearing, vision, depth perception, and hand-to-eye coordination sufficient to perform job duties. Visual and auditory acuity necessary to operate equipment and identify color-coding. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes. Strength and coordination sufficient to perform job duties.
Working Conditions: Standard office environment, occasional travel in rural Alaska, some outside work required. Qualified candidate must be able to occasionally work in cramped spaces and at heights, primarily inside and outside of remote company and customer facilities. Ability to tolerate temperature and weather extremes (fumes and odors, dust, low light conditions, intermittent weather).
� 75% office based.
� 25% travel to remote locations and after hours work requiring flexible schedules, late night or early morning cutover support.
The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact number.
Driving Requirements (if applicable): Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive, as use of personal vehicle for transportation between various company facilities within the Anchorage area is required. Must be able to drive when in remote communities and operate ATV-style vehicles if necessary.
EEO: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.