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Telecommunications Network Engineer / OCONUS (Kuwait) (FIV01555)

Telecommunications

Network Engineer

Yearly

No

Kuwait

**Telecommunications Network Engineer / OCONUS (Kuwait)****Description**With operations spanning the globe, **Five Rivers Services an Akima Company** , operates in 28 locations across the United States, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. We support our customers with full-spectrum IT services, including Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM), secure/non-secure Video Teleconferencing (VTC), Multimedia/Visual Information, Space Operations, Environmental Services and Training Support Services for the Federal Government.Our personnel enjoy competitive benefits packages and challenging roles in work environments committed to safety, diversity and opportunity for career growth. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), 100% of our companys profits go back to our 14,300 Iupiat shareholders that have resided near and above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years. Our business helps support their way of life and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived in a challenging environment.**Job Summary:**The Telecommunications Network Engineer will ensure the K-BOSSS and Military Customers telecommunications services/devices functions as expected. This position requires expert level knowledge of telecommunication systems, hardware communication utilities, utility mapping, utility relocation, utility coordination and utility design. Responsible for design of small to large telecommunication networks consisting of Microwave, fiber optics, PBXs, LANs, encryption etc. The applicant should have a wide knowledge of various telecommunication products, tools, services and be familiar with various telecom vendors.**Responsibilities:**+ Outside Plant/Inside Plant (OSP/ISP) Project Management, Quality Control and Final Testing for all IMD Telecom Projects.+ OSP/ISP provision and maintenance of design drawings.+ Conducts proposed project site surveys.+ Perform root cause analysis on communication issues and research methods to increase connectivity efficiency.+ Provides proposed project cost estimates, material lists/build of materials (BOM) recommendations and design.+ Plan, design and troubleshoot small to large telecommunication networks consisting of Microwave, fiber optics, PBXs LANs, encryption etc.+ Will assist with vendor selection. Work with vendors to obtain quotations and respond to the Requests for Proposals (RFP) by developing technical documentation, graphical art work and material lists as required for the RFP.+ Provide support and consulting to internal customers on voice communications related issues and services such as adds/moves/changes to existing communications networks.+ Produce accurate telecommunications network diagrams in 2D or 3D as required; within time constraints.+ Research and maintain a wide knowledge of various telecommunication products and services to include protective distribution systems (PDS).+ Extensive contact will be required with external service providers of Microwave, Power, Fiber Optic and other communication vendors.+ Will track and submit dig permits.+ Provide support and consulting to customers on subsurface site survey related issues and services such as routing or changes in direction or location.+ Perform other duties and assignments as required.**Qualifications****Minimum Qualifications:**+ US Citizenship required.+ Associates' Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology or other job related field is required+ Minimum of 3 years experience as a Telecommunications Network Engineer or related field. Must have proven work experience in the telecommunication field, installing, trouble shooting, repair, splicing, terminating and site surveys.+ Capable of effectively communicating technical information in English, both written and verbal+ Excellent Customer service+ Must be able to read, understand and discuss AutoCAD and Visio drawings in detail+ Excellent computer proficiency in Microsoft Projects, Microsoft Office Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Word+ Knowledgeable in the use of power tools and test equipment+ Knowledgeable to act on unique or recurring telecommunications problems+ Strong analytical and problem-solving skills**Certifications:**+ Must be able to obtain a Kuwait Drivers License (KDL)+ Must have one of the following certifications:BISCI OSP Designer, Fiber-to-the-x Outside Plant Design, or Certified Outside Plant Fiber Optic Specialist.+ BICSI Information Transport System (ITS) Technician or equivalent certification/training**Material & Equipment Directly Used:**Radio detection 7000, Radio detection 4000 and the GSSIT TERRASIRCH SIR System-3000, Computer, printer, network equipment and other general office equipment.**Working Environment:**Work is generally conducted in a work center administrative environment. However, duties may involve working outside with a potential exposure to extreme temperatures. Employee use of personal protective equipment (PPE) in certain areas is required. Such PPE includes but is not limited to head, foot, hand, torso, respiratory, vision and hearing protective devices. Normal work week is 48 hours, but may be required to work overtime.**Physical Activities:**May be required to lift, climb, extended sitting or standing, or other physical efforts that are normally required. In addition, visual acuity, hearing and speaking requirements are required.Theduties and responsibilities listed in this job description generally cover thenature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to thisposition. This is not intended to be a complete list of all duties,responsibilities, and skills required. Subject to the terms of anapplicable collective bargaining agreement, the company management reserves theright to modify, add, or remove duties and to assign other duties as may benecessary. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effortin applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviewswill be contacted._We are an equal opportunityemployer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, withoutregard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender orgender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status,disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law_ .We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and providing reasonableaccommodations to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If youhave a physical and/or mental disability and are interested in applying foremployment and need special accommodations to use our website to apply for aposition please contact, Recruiting Services atjob-assist@akima.comor [Register to View] .Reasonable accommodation requests areconsidered on a case-by-case basis.The dedicated email and telephonic options above are reserved only for individualswith disabilities needing accessibility assistance to apply to an open positionusing our website.Pleasedo not use the dedicated email or phone number above to inquire on the statusof your job application._Inorder for our company to stay compliant with government regulations, pleaseapply on line. Please DO NOT email resumes or call in lieu of applying onlineunless you have a physical and/or mental disability and need assistance withthe online application._**Job:** Engineering/Design**Primary Location:** Kuwait**Shift:** Day Job**Req ID:** FIV01555