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Telecommunications Engineer ( R-00052573 )





Portland, Oregon, United States


Job Description:

No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

Protect yourself and your family, with the benefits of working for a world-class employer. When you join Leidos, you join a Fortune 500 company and one of Ethisphere Institute’s “World's Most Ethical Companies”.

Successful candidates can look forward to a fast paced, diverse work environment & flexible work hours/work arrangements as well as managers who will encourage career development and growth including:

  • Engineer in Training Certificate (EIT)
  • Professional Engineer License (PE)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Technical & non-technical training opportunities
  • Leadership Opportunities
  • Mentorship & Training Opportunities
  • Opportunity to Lead, Grow, and Inspire a Dynamic Team

In this role, you can also expect to gain

  • NESC expertise
  • Interface with local clients
  • Electrical Power Calculations
  • Interactions with other disciplines(Substation, Protection & Controls, and Civil Structural)

Leidos is seeking a qualified Telecommunications Engineer to perform various design engineering functions in support of our electric utility clients’ capital projects and programs.

• Perform planning and engineering in support of telecommunication systems and telecommunication projects
• Design telecommunication systems for transmission line and substation projects/facilities
• Design, modify or upgrade networks using Ethernet, fiber optic, copper, microwave, radio, leased service, or cellular utilizing client standards or developing new standards
• Conducting communication network studies for wide, metro and local area networks
• Establish project schedules and budgets
• Develop drawings and specifications for utility telecommunication system projects
• Create bills of materials for telecommunication equipment; obtain quotes and order materials
• Coordinate with other internal engineering departments, external contractors and utility construction crews
• Travel to project sites to collect information on existing conditions
• Typically requires Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (Electrical or Computer Engineering) and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering: a Masters degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience will also be considered
• Certifications and Licenses: Fundamentals of Engineer certification required; a Professional Engineering license is a plus for candidates with the requisite experience
• Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and other applicable industry standards
• Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of software (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
• Capability to learn a variety of client software packages and databases as required
• Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting
• Must be able to lift 20 pounds
• Must possess the physical ability to support field work in, at times, rough terrain in order to access more remote project locations
Professional attributes:
• Strong verbal and written communication skills within a team environment
• Good interpersonal skills – may be in a client facing role
• Ability to work independently with limited supervision
• Ability to work effectively in teams
• Positive attitude and professional demeanor
• Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
• Ability to operate in a fast paced engineering/production environment
• Ability to balance multiple assignments and priorities



External Referral Bonus:Eligible

Potential for Telework:No

Clearance Level Required:None


Scheduled Weekly Hours:40


Requisition Category:Professional

Job Family:Electrical Engineering

Pay Range: