Senior Comm Engineer
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics, Communications Engineering or Technology or a directly related field, with graduate course work in systems engineering highly desirable. A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional communications engineering and analysis experience for a large organization, particularly in the utilization of a wide range of communications and telecommunications systems and procurement of communications systems in a large transit environment.
Experience in lieu of education will be considered if a candidate can effectively demonstrate progressively responsible communications engineering and analysis experience for a large organization, particularly in the utilization of a wide range of communications and telecommunications systems and procurement of communications systems in a large transit environment.
Ability to satisfactorily complete the medical examination for this position. The incumbent must be able to perform the essential functions of this position either with or without reasonable accommodations.
This senior engineering position is responsible for communications engineering work and serves as the principal design engineering expert on Communication Systems for the Authority. This position is responsible for analyzing requirements, developing systems to satisfy requirements, preparing procurement strategies, monitoring communication system procurement and approving technical details. This position exercises supervisory responsibility over assigned engineers and consultant activities.
Prepares or reviews on request long range plans for procurement and efficient utilization of Authority communications and low voltage special systems resources, and for their improvement and timely replacement.
Develops design criteria, plans, procedures and methods to be utilized for Authority communications and low voltage special system engineering activities.
Analyzes and evaluates the following in a timely manner: user requirements; develops appropriate programs; and plans projects that will satisfy specific Authority-wide needs for communications and low voltage special systems and equipment.
Develops and prepares or directs the preparation of effective, high quality specifications for design, custom manufacture, procurement and installation of systems and equipment. Ensures availability of logistic support (spares, test equipment, technical documentation and training) for such procurement.
Establishes special developmental engineering programs in instances where custom designed and fabricated equipment is required but not available from standard industry sources. Produces effective original designs to meet unique or highly unusual system requirements.
Develops plans, schedules and detailed designs for changes to existing Authority communications and low voltage special systems, equipment and installations as required.
Represents the Authority in managing communications equipment and system procurement. Directs consultant services in the administration and prosecution of work and ensuring schedule adherence. Coordinates with other offices of the Authority as necessary.
Prepares or reviews, when requested, detailed communications engineering reports, telecommunications business reports, related management and financial analyses, project plans, cost studies, technical standards, claims documentation, quality assurance items and other required documentation. Prepares or reviews, when requested, detailed responses to resolve a wide range of communications and telecommunications related technical, project management, operational or maintenance related problems of various Authority organizational elements.
Maintains awareness of state-of-the-art techniques and a mastery of applicable technology to perform authoritative work in the low voltage special systems industry. Initiates reports and recommendations for improvements to the Authority’s systems when appropriate.
Represents the Authority at industry technical conferences and when coordinating with local jurisdictional agencies.
Provides technical supervision to Authority communication and low voltage special systems engineers and technicians as required.
Stays abreast of state-of-the-art technology in the communication and low voltage special systems fields.
The above duties and responsibilities are not intended to limit specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. It is not intended to limit in any way the right of supervisors to assign, direct and control the work of employees under their supervision.
Consideration will be given to applicants whose resumes demonstrate the required education and experience. Applicants should include all relevant education and work experience.
Evaluation criteria may include one or more of the following:
- Personal Interview
- Skills Assessments
- Verification of education and experience
- Criminal Background Check
- Credit history report for positions with fiduciary responsibilities
- Successful completion of a medical examination including a drug and alcohol screening
- Review of a current Motor Vehicle Report
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, a Federal contractor, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, or status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by applicable federal law, except where a bona fide occupational qualification exists. Our hiring process is designed to be accessible and free from discrimination.
This posting is an announcement of a vacant position under recruitment. It is not intended to replace the official job description. Job Descriptions are available upon confirmation of an interview.