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Technical Network Architect (Remote)
Information Technology company
Information Technology company
Houston, TX
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Houston, TX
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Job Description

  • For the services in scope:
  • Review and approve detailed designs for network and telecom system produced by the telecoms contractor
  • Deliver and execute the Discipline Controls and Assurance Framework (DCAF) for Telecoms as a Technical Authority (TA) throughout the project phases with assurance of supplier plan and solution designs on robustness of solution from a design, operability and maintainability perspective.
  • Setup and coordinate execution interfaces between various disciplines and or contractors (most importantly between the specialist telecom execution contractor(s), Shell ISP contractors, the Main Automation Contractor, FEED / EPC / EPCM contractors) and manage delivery of the Temporary and Permanent Telecoms scope
  • Specify the communication network required for transfer of process data to the office network and public domain taking into consideration alternatives like satellite communication, fibre optic, local communication network systems or dedicated radio communication system
  • Deliver and execute the project control documentation for networking and field telecoms with assurance of the supplier plan and solution designs from an operability, affordability and maintainability perspective
  • Review and approve detailed designs for network and (field) telecom projects
  • Document the architecture via network and communication systems drawings
  • Integrate engineering standards and practices into the design and contribute to the development and/or revision of standards and practices
  • Specify Acceptance Test and Acceptance Criteria to ensure supplier deliverables are in line with business requirements
  • Witness Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) System Acceptance Tests (SAT) and Commissioning
  • Acceptance Tests (CAT) to ensure equipment is in conformance with requirements
  • Engage with operate teams to ensure handover ownership is defined at early phase of projects and ensure designs are supportable by the operate team
  • Contribute to the annual performance goals and personal development plan cycle Special Challenges
  • Manage complex interface structures across organizational and geographic boundaries.
  • Ability to collaborate with project teams, telecom contractors / service providers (ISP), the Major
  • Execution Contractors (FEED, EPC, EPCM, TSI etc.) and other contractors

Qualifications Technical MANDATORY:

  • Typical Years of Experience: 12-16 leading and executing Telecoms project delivery, preferably in Oil and Gas or similar industry with offshore experience preferred..
  • A high degree of technical network knowledge on traditional (IP) networks and systems as well as telecom solutions such as Satellite, Optical/Radio links, Wireless Canopy, Mobile Radio (DMR/Tetra), Microwave, Fiber Optics, Marine and Aeronautical Radio, Sub-marine Fiber and Access Security/CCTV
  • Minimum Education or Certification: Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Telecommunications or equivalent work experience

Skills MANDATORY:

  • Good understanding of OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol suite (IP, ARP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, TFTP)
  • Knowledge of Layer-2 Switching, VLAN’s and Access-list
  • Knowledge of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • IP addressing and subnetting and routing concepts
  • Switches: basic configuration and VLAN setup on Cisco switches
  • Router: basic configuration and monitoring of Cisco routers including VLAN’s
  • Telecoms Industry knowledge with extensive experience in Networks and Telecommunications, Testing and Commissioning
  • Knowledge of environmental and electrical safety in hazardous (IEC EX) that impact design of telecoms systems used in process plants; Upstream / Downstream IT infrastructure and telecom solutions e.g. Process Control/SCADA, Safety
Skills
Skill Proficiency Years Experience Percent Used
Network Engineer
Any100%
Solutions Architecture
3 - 6100%
Cisco
Any75%
Network Architecture & Design
Any75%
TCP/IP
Any75%
ARP
Any50%
FTP
Any50%
SMTP
Any50%
UDP
Any50%
VLAN
Any50%
Fiber Optics
Any25%
ISP
Any25%
Routers
Any25%
Switches
Any25%