Burns & McDonnell Field Area Network (FAN) Engineer in Minneapolis/St Paul, Minnesota
Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Field Area Network (FAN) Engineer in the Northern Midwest to serve as a technical lead for field area network (FAN) deployment projects. The Field Area Network (FAN) Engineer will be responsible for engineering design and technical oversight of multiple field area network (FAN) deployment projects. Major responsibilities for the Field Area Network (FAN) engineer will include:
Design FAN networks utilizing client standards or developing new standards. Project deliverables may include:
identify applicable technologies and their strengths and disadvantages. (Licensed vs Unlicensed Spectrum, Radio Technologies: LTE, Spread spectrum, CDMA, etc, Radio Topologies: PTP, PTM, Mesh, Ring, Etc)
network planning optimization
network architecture diagrams
RF studies (path and coverage studies)
equipment migration plans
bill of materials
equipment plans: sections and details, wiring diagrams, power and fusing
physical details: grounding, cable routing, mounting hardware
device configuration files
Provide support to customers in field of expertise
Identify and troubleshoot network performance degradations
Assist in the creation of a field area network (FAN) deployment training program
Execute complex assignments requiring the use of advanced tools and techniques, resulting in the development of new or improved processes, equipment and/or technological methods.
Identify, communicate and resolve issues on projects as needed.
Provide leadership, guidance and instruction to less experienced staff members.
Work with the project manager to establish project schedule and lead the engineering team to meet deadlines.
Work closely with the project team to ensure deliverables and services are being provided to client’s satisfaction and that projects are following internal QA/QC guidelines.
Perform design quality reviews.
Regularly meet and correspond with clients or outside personnel to develop relationships with key client points of contact.
Prepare proposals and assist in presentations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in electrical, computer or other related engineering discipline from an accredited program.
Must have a minimum of 5 years of work experience on field area network design and optimization.
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Must be capable of applying intensive and diversified knowledge of principles and practices to broad areas of assignments.
Professional Engineering (PE) registration preferred.
Previous consulting experience preferred.
Previous utility company experience preferred.
Primary Location US-MN-Minneapolis/St Paul
Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
About Burns & McDonnell
Burns & McDonnell is making the world a better place every day. When we take on some of the world’s toughest challenges, we’re putting the industry’s best thinking to work, striving to create amazing success for our clients and amazing careers for our employee-owners. Our staff of more than 7,000 engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, consultants and business professionals is constantly growing.
We have offices and projects across the U.S. and around the globe. We are proud to rank among FORTUNE magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Our culture, powered by 100% employee ownership, plays a major role in getting us there. Each employee brings a high level of commitment to every project. Clients have shown their appreciation of this dedication, rewarding us with a 90% repeat business rate and decades-long partnerships. That’s pretty cool for a firm that started as a small engineering consulting shop back in 1898.
At Burns & McDonnell, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference while fulfilling your personal and professional ambitions. Our entrepreneurial culture lets you guide your destiny and shape the path your career travels. And with hundreds of service specialties, your career and development options are endless.
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Burns & McDonnell is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans
Req ID: 200321