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Burns & McDonnell Network Design Engineer - Networks, Integration, and Automation (Boston) in Newton, Massachusetts


Our Transmission & Distribution global practice is looking for a Network Design Engineer in our Boston office to serve as a technical lead forMPLS networkdeployment projects. TheNetwork Design Engineerwill be responsible for engineering design and technical oversight of MPLS network deployment projects. Major responsibilities for theNetwork Design Engineerwill include:

  • Design MPLS networks over dark fiber, DWDM, and/or microwave utilizing client standards or developing new standards. Project deliverables may include:

o Network topology plans

o Network design reports

o Routing protocol selection

o LSP design

o IP address planning

o Naming/numbering standards

o Capacity planning for applications

o Quality of service (QoS) implantation

o Network synchronization strategy

o Router security design

o Application security design

o Application cutover plans

o Circuit records

o IP address assignments

o Router configurations

o Lab and production test plans

  • Identify and troubleshoot network performance degradations.

  • Provide support to customers in field of expertise.

  • Assist in the creation of a MPLS 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.

  • Work in multi-vendor environments (Nokia, Cisco, Check Point) with typical project requirements to integrate multiple vendors.

  • 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 ABET accredited program.

  • Must have a minimum of 3 years of work experience on network design and optimization. Master of Science degree in Engineering may be substituted for 1 year experience.

  • 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.

  • Previous utility company experience.


Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location US-MA-Newton

Schedule: Full-time

Travel: Yes, 15 % of the Time

Req ID: 210180