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Telecommunications Planning Engineer

  1. Clean power
  2. Albany
R-103014

Why join us?

It’s an exciting time at AtkinsRéalis! We are rapidly growing in the US. Our company purpose is to build a better world for our planet and its people. We recognize the importance of making sure that our clients and employees, feel this purpose every day. AtkinsRéalis is proud of our company culture that promotes, diversity, equity and inclusion. Our company ethos include collaboration through the connection of people, data and technology. We are a global firm, who leverages having employees located throughout the world, creating valuable partnerships and doing our part to make this planet and its people, thrive.  We need energetic, passionate and eager professionals like you to join our team. There has never been a better time to be a part of AtkinsRéalis!

We are seeking a Telecommunication Planning Engineer to join our team in Albany, NY, to lead and work on various Telecommunication projects. The Telecommunications Planning Engineer will support a number of telecommunications initiatives within the electric distribution and transmission business units. Our client is in the process of privatizing its existing telecommunications system over the next 6+ years and requires experienced telecommunications engineers for this initiative. Position can be in-office or hybrid work schedule.

About Us

AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies. AtkinsRéalis has been providing infrastructure planning, engineering, construction, environmental consulting, urban planning, architecture, and program management services to public and private clients across the United States for more than 50 years. AtkinsRéalis has the depth and breadth of expertise to respond to the most technically challenging and time-critical infrastructure projects and the urgent transition to a low-carbon economy.

How will you contribute to the team?

  • Develop both non-complex and complex telecommunications projects based on a Complexity score.
  • Utilize existing process flow walk-in projects into the work plan portfolio.

For Non-complex projects:

  • Work with Telecom Engineering to outsource engineering.
  • Coordinate with Resource Planning or Project Management to implement the construction.

For Complex Projects:

  • Based upon the project need craft the 4.1 Project Book identifying the robust business case and need for undertaking the project.
  • If necessary, present the calculated project complexity at the Complexity Scoring meeting, Review the Project Book finding, recommendations, Options, Preferred Option with Management, and co-workers.
  • Determine Options cost using standardized methods.
  • Finalize the Project Book and Checklist and present to Senior Management to meet or exceed established milestones.
  • Update the forecast file as needed.
  • Be available for site visits.
  • Be available for field work/inspections to obtain firsthand information regarding substation and line assets.
  • Use strategic asset management fundamentals and techniques to prioritize assets and identify risks per applicable options.
  • Employ Whole Life Costing fundamentals to compare options when requested.
  • Assist during Rate Case Filings in the preparation of Project Data Sheets (PDS) PDS's contain an overview of the upcoming project, budget, and schedule. Assist in response to Staff Information Requests (IR’s) as needed.
  • Review 4.2 Options Solutions Engineering reports for inclusion of Gate A proposed project scope.
  • Research new technologies, investigate implementation strategies, and drive the conceptual development of innovative projects/solutions.
  • For walk-ins and Low complexity projects, create the necessary justification and walk-in documents to the Capital Plan. Justify these projects as required at the Pre-Portfolio Controls Meeting (Pre-PCM).
  • Assist with pilots where new technology is tested and evaluated in the field, Assist in the development of the five-year work plan and fifteen-year Strategic Asset Management Plan Supervisory/interpersonal.
  • Building and maintaining a network of relationships, with both internal and external stakeholders.

What will you contribute?

  • 2 plus years of Telecommunication experience with a regional or national telecommunication company.
  • Bachelor of Science is recommended, Must have a minimum Associate of Science degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or 5 years of working experience as a Telecommunications Technician.
  • Must obtain Institute of Asset Management Certificate when time and classes become available.
  • Be capable of obtaining NERC CIP security clearance with the associated background search (social security verification and seven-year criminal history check).
  • Complete NERC CEII training within the first few weeks of employment.
  • Be proficient with the applications within Microsoft Office 365.
  • Strong inter-personal skills
  • Analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply technical knowledge in a working environment.
  • A valid driver’s license required with a safe driving history that meets National Grid’s Safe Driver policy.
  • Ability to prioritize work and be a team member on multiple projects at one time.
  • Knowledge of safety policy and potential hazards of the electrical transmission network.

What we offer at AtkinsRéalis:

AtkinsRéalis realizes that health, mental and financial wellbeing, are all equally needed to achieve balance in life. We are pleased to offer a robust rewards package that help our employees have peace of mind in and outside of work.  Our benefit offerings address all of the areas that are part of living a healthy life.  

We recognize that what is important to people, continues to change. Some of our other benefits to ensure our employees feel supported, include continuing to offer health and dental coverage for domestic partners and a full list below. Our culture is one of providing support and training for our employees to thrive. We offer learning and development programs, training, career pathing opportunities, and a tuition reimbursement plan. At AtkinsRéalis, you will enjoy a robust rewards package which includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible work schedules
  • Group Insurance
  • Paid Family Leave
  • Two Floating Holidays
  • Paid Parental Leave (including maternity and paternity)
  • Pet Insurance
  • Retirement Savings Plan with employer match
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Learning and development programs, training, career opportunities and a highly regarded tuition reimbursement program
  • An inclusive culture of Employee Resources Groups centered around women, African-Americans, Hispanics, LGBTQ+, Neurodiversity and Emerging Professionals.
  • A Foundation that is employee-funded with a 2-to-1 match from the company providing STEAM education for minorities from K-12 to college

If this sounds like you and you would like to expand your career with us, apply today!

AtkinsRéalis is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace.  EOE/Minorities/Females/Veteran/Disability.

Please review AtkinsRéalis Equal Opportunity Statement here:

https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/equal-opportunities-statement

AtkinsRéalis cares about your privacy and are committed to protecting your privacy.  Please consult our Privacy Notice on our Careers site to know more about how we collect, use and transfer your Personal Data.

By submitting your personal information to AtkinsRéalis, you confirm that you have read and accept our Privacy Notice. 

Expected compensation range is between $78,000 - $114,000 annually depending on skills, experience, and geographical location.

Upon acceptance of an offer, all candidates must go through a drug screen test and background check. AtkinsRéalis is a federal contractor which mandates a satisfactory background screening report and drug test that supersedes state laws.

Note to staffing and direct hire agencies:

In the event a recruiter or agency who is not on our preferred supplier list submits a resume/candidate to anyone in the company, AtkinsRéalis family of companies, we explicitly reserve the right to recruit and hire the candidate(s) at our discretion and without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency.  https://careers.atkinsrealis.com/recruitment-agencies

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Europe

Content type

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Summary

Ashley, Major Project Director, started his career as a civil and structural engineering apprentice. "It was clear during my studies and working environment that I had a natural tendency to so

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