Telecom Engineer

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Location: PLYMOUTH MEETING, PA, United States
Organization: Exelon Business Servcs Co, LLC
Job ID: 244824
Date Posted: Dec 7, 2022
Job: Information Technology - Staff

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Job Description

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Be a part of something powerful at America's leading energy provider!

At Exelon, our people are the heart and soul of our business. Whether it's powering lives, supporting communities or collaborating with colleagues, an Exelon employee is talented, compassionate, forward-thinking and inspired. We are a Fortune 200 company united by our values and shared vision for a cleaner and brighter future. We encourage curiosity, value diverse perspectives and we never stop looking for ways to be, work and do better. We know the future is in our hands. That's why we're looking for people like you, who have the power to make a difference.

As the nation's largest utility company, we serve more than 10 million customers through six fully regulated transmission and distribution utilities -- Atlantic City Electric (ACE), Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), Delmarva Power & Light (DPL), PECO Energy Company (PECO), and Potomac Electric Power Company (Pepco). All 18,000 of us are committed to delivering safe, reliable and affordable energy to our customers, strengthening our communities, supporting a clean energy future and reducing our impact on the changing climate.

Our people are empowered to evolve and advance their careers in an open and inclusive environment. We pride ourselves on being the kind of place where people want to come, stay and grow -- whether that's in the role and path they start in or in new and exciting career opportunities across our business. We know that investing in our employees' futures strengthens ours, which is why we offer competitive compensation, incentives, opportunities for career path changes, and health and retirement benefits.

Position may be required to work extended hours, including 24 x 7 coverage during storms or other energy delivery emergencies.



PRIMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION

This position reports into the Utility Communication (UComm) Department or the Digital Grid Organization and will provide technical expertise to support delivery and maintenance of IT solutions related to the Cyber, Fiber Optics, Firewall, Real Time Networks, SmartGrid, Transport (SONET/DWDM) and Wireless (RF) Communication technologies supporting Exelon. Position will provide technical leadership supporting the engineering, deployment, integration and strategic strategy of high available telecommunications technologies throughout the Exelon Companies in accordance with established strategy and architecture, including leadership supporting the migration away from legacy communications and implementing secure IP based network infrastructure in the substations throughout the Exelon in accordance with established strategy, architecture, NERC/CIP requirements enabling application communication. This role will work in collaboration with the network team, their leadership, enterprise business partners, vendors and project/design teams, in all aspects of the secure & reliable transport of IP networks throughout Exelon's large & complex enterprise and real time operational environments.


PRIMARY DUTIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide technical expertise and/or engineering support for engineering, deployment and operation of IT solutions related to the Cyber, Fiber Optics, Firewall, Real Time Networks, SmartGrid, Transport (SONET/DWDM) and Wireless (RF) Communication technologies supporting Exelon. Skills should include working knowledge of routing and associated protocols that enable the individual to independently perform network design and device configurations. Ability to prepare and write design standards where none exists and maintaining on-going configuration and maintenance of installed infrastructure (40%)
  • Maintain strong relationship working with the Utility business implementing the fiber construction project and on-going maintenance of fiber infrastructure. Interfacing with and managing vendor partners supporting the construction of the fiber infrastructure. (20%)
  • Assist IT Architecture and Engineering community in planning the introduction of new technologies and/or identifying the most appropriate technology choices to accomplish goals based on the Management Model. Ensure appropriate implementation and optimization of resources aligned with approved standards and architecture to meet the Utility Smart Grid application requirements. (15%)
  • Identify and provide Business and IT data on IT trends and issues. Participate in IT architecture review and standards setting. Lead the development of Design Standards, white papers, conducting presentations as needed to explain why a technology is being recommended by IT. (15%)
  • Maintain technical knowledge and business acumen within own discipline or function (5%)
  • Provide performance evaluations, career development feedback, and recognition as required. (5%)

JOB SCOPE

Maintains deep technical knowledge and broad understanding of utility telecommunications devices tie together to form a cohesive communications architecture including related networking technologies across Exelon. Promotes knowledge via seminars, presentations and publications within IT and Exelon Participates in technological innovation to drive new business opportunities and solve complex business problems Supports Exelon policy, standards and governance while designing solutions or solving issues. Works under minimal supervision.

Qualifications

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related discipline and typically 2 to 5 years' experience in telecommunication, electrical, computer engineering and related communication technologies or 6- 9 equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Ability to perform detailed telecommunication engineering functions including network management platforms, inventory management and documentation systems.
  • Experience working in a substation environment including detailed understanding of specific requirements and standards for SCADA and system protection communications.
  • Thorough understanding of OSI layers 1, 2 and 3 with emphasis on layer 3 routing and addressing structure including BGP and ISIS routing protocols.
  • Excellent communications skills- Able to effectively communicate highly technical information in non-technical terminology (written a verbal).
  • Understanding of change management principles associated with new technology implementations.
  • Strong organizational skills including the ability to develop a comprehensive configuration management program for telecommunication assets.
  • Understanding of project management principles


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Technical certification and/or knowledge in Fiber
  • Detailed understanding of NERC/CIP security requirements.
  • Experience with drawing management programs, such as Auto-Cad and MapInfo.

 

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