American Electric Power Telecom Network Consultant Assc - Telecom Network Consultant in Corpus Christi, Texas

Title Telecom Network Consultant Assc - Telecom Network Consultant

Auto req ID 16146BR

Location Corpus Christi, TX

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Telecommunications

Relocation No

Job Description

This position is posted in a range from an Telecom Network Consultant Assc to an Telecom Network Consultant. *Note: Education and/or relevant experience will be used to determine the appropriate salary and salary grade level.

Job Description Summary :

Provides assistance on the design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and performance analysis of intermediate and enterprise networks and systems. Possesses a basic understanding of communications technologies and can perform routine tasks under the initial guidance of more experienced employees. Perform project management duties on routine assignments.

Essential Function: Participates in the design, installation, configuration, troubleshooting and performance analysis of AEP’s intermediate and enterprise telecommunication networks and systems.

Principal Accountabilities:

  1. Learn, understand, and follow policy, procedures, standards, codes and regulations relevant to the area of assignment.

  2. Coordinate and monitor work activities, using approved applications and tools, for projects as required to perform routine engineering tasks with direction from more experienced employees.

  3. Prepare cost estimates for the routine engineering assignments using established guidelines under the direction of more experience employees.

  4. Perform documentation of project work using established guidelines under the direction of more experienced employees.

  5. Learn AEP’s organizational structure and the specific role and responsibility of their individual organizational unit.

  6. Review and adhere to AEP’s budgeting and approval processes as part of annual planning, project planning and trouble response scenarios.

  7. Assist higher-level employees in handling well-defined routine projects and problems.

  8. Develop knowledge of AEP networks, components and facilities to enable more efficient and comprehensive responses to projects and problems.

  9. Follow standard work flow for routine engineering projects.

Minimum Requirements

IT Network Consultant Assc:

Education: Bachelor degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science or telecommunications

Experience: Entry-level position for new graduate or 4 years relevant experience without Bachelor Degree as detailed above Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver License Required

IT Network Consultant:

Education: Bachelor degree in engineering, engineering technology, computer science or telecommunications

Experience: 4 Years of relevant experience with Bachelor Degree or 8 years relevant experience without one of the Bachelor Degrees listed above

Licenses/Certifications: Valid Driver License Required

Requirements- Other: (Preferred experience)

  • Possesses intermediate level knowledge of communications technologies and inter-networking principles.

  • Demonstrate competency in analytical techniques necessary to handle assignments of moderate complexity. (e.g., by dividing the problem into component steps, and performing the analysis necessary to complete each step).

  • Exhibit understanding for pertinent telecom equipment, materials, systems and business processes.

  • Exhibit ability to understand interrelationships between systems and component equipment.Demonstrate ability to analyze and recommend enhancements to business processes.

  • Collaborate with others within the work group, department, or other corporate entity as necessary to complete routine activities.

  • Provide cross-training to other employees as assigned.

  • Initiate corrective action when project objectives are not being met.

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Demonstrate the ability to extrapolate beyond known facts to reach logical conclusions.

  • Demonstrate an attitude and desire to listen to and satisfy both internal and external customers who use and depend upon their organizational unit.

  • Use initiative in looking for opportunities and presenting new ideas and new approaches.

  • Relate to people in an open, friendly and sincere manner.

  • Effectively lead and facilitate meetings.

  • Use initiative in looking for opportunities to increase job knowledge and technical skills.

Core Competencies:

Continuous improvement, team player, assumes positive intent, safety first focus, continuous learning, and professionalism.

Travel:

Travel required and varies depending on project workload. This could be as high as 20% of the time.

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