Telecom Engineer IV

KCI Telecommunications
Plainfield, IN
$45 - $60 / Hour 
Fulltime, Contract, C2H (contract-to-hire)
Junior, Mid level

Job Description

Telecom Engineer 4

Embark on an electrifying career journey with one of the nation’s top energy providers as a Telecom Engineer 4, where your passion for technology meets the energy of progress. Join our innovative team to engineer robust networks, empowering the future of energy delivery and contributing to the electrification of communities across the nation.

Position Summary:

We’re seeking a Telecom Data Network Engineer in support of ongoing and emerging work across the Midwest region network. This position requires a solid understanding of routing and switching and a general understanding of wireless and firewall technologies. Network automation with programming and scripting are additional skills that are highly valued. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who exceeds with little supervision and works well with small teams using Agile engineering principles. This is a hybrid position with a requirement to be in the office at least 2 days a week.

Responsibilities and Duties:

The successful candidate will implement, test and document standard network solutions at both substation and corporate office locations. They will ensure correct documentation is in place, alarming capabilities are properly enabled, asset system information is updated and change impact is properly documented and approved.

Configuration of Cisco routers and switches following enterprise architecture configuration templates, standards, and processes

Prepare engineering job packages consisting of detailed parts/equipment lists, logical installation instructions and appropriate documentation (drawings, wiring diagrams, layouts, etc.) to support an efficient installation and maintenance process

Create or maintain physical and logical network drawings as well as rack and power drawings leveraging MS Visio following standard templates

Work effectively with other team members and business partners to successfully implement data network solutions

Potential troubleshooting of routing, switching and firewall policies during turn-ups

Monitor installation work to ensure compliance with applicable regulations, guidelines, standards, and procedures

Adhere to change management practices

Procure, turn-up and troubleshoot both private and public WAN circuits

Prepare and submit cost estimates for planned installations where required

Work in an Agile engineering environment on team-based projects and assignments

Performs related activities as directed

Required Qualifications:

Ability to have NERC CIP access

Ability to work well within a team

Good interpersonal/relational skills

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Ability to follow processes and be detail-oriented

Ability to work productively with little direct supervision

Demonstrated working experience with Cisco routers, switches, and access points

Good understanding of copper and fiber standards and associated connector types

Solid understanding of Layer 2 technologies such as VLANs, Dot1q trunks, and the Spanning Tree Protocol

Solid understanding of IPv4 and subnetting as well as OSPF and BGP routing protocols

Ability to troubleshoot basic layer2/3 communication issues

General understanding of wireless technology, protocols, and standards

General understanding of firewall technology and policies

Desired Qualifications:

Self-directed, motivated, and organized and willing/able to mentor other network engineers

Cisco certifications: CCNA Enterprise, CCNP Enterprise, CCNP Security

Working knowledge of WAN technologies such as Ethernet, cell modems and T1s

Advanced knowledge of OSPF and BGP protocols

Strong understanding of front-door VRFs, DMVPN and MPLS L3VPNs

Advanced understanding of IP ACLs, prefix-lists, route-maps, as-path ACLs, and community-lists

Experience with Cisco controller-based solutions such as ISE, DNAC, SDWAN and ACI a plus

Demonstrated experience with the following network hardware/software solutions:

Palo Alto firewalls

Opengear terminal servers

SolarWinds monitoring solution

Bluecat IPAM tool

Experience with SCADA communication systems and working in a regulated utility environment

Experience with JIRA and agile methodologies

Experience navigating process-oriented workflows, understanding many different internal business partner requirements, and building good working relationships

Experience with Python and Ansible automation

Willingness and ability to learn new skills

Job Types: Full-time, Contract, Temp-to-hire

Pay: $45.00 - $60.00 per hour

Expected hours: 40 per week


  • 401(k)
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Vision insurance


  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Company is hiring urgently for this position
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