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MidAmerican Energy Company Intern - Telecom Engineering in Des Moines, Iowa

MidAmerican Energy Company is seeking a student pursuinga bachelor's degree program or final year of an associate’s degree in information technology or computer sciencegraduating later than August 2024. Telecom Engineering interns will be exposed to a variety of projects and activities that occur within the energy industry. Interns will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills learned through college and apply them to the workplace.The position is temporary, nonexempt, and full-time/hourly through the summer. Company and Internship Program Overview MidAmerican Energy Company one of the largest renewable energy producers in the U.S is headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, safely meeting the energy needs of more than 1.6 million customers in Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota. A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Energy, we have more than 3,400 dedicated employees serving our customers every day across our service territory. Interns will have the opportunity to participate in the annual three-day summer intern event in Des Moines, Iowa where they will have the opportunity to tour state-of-the-art facilities, network with leadership, and gain a broader understanding of MidAmerican Energy Company. Other panels, lunch and learns, and events will be happening throughout the summer to give our interns the best experience. Primary Job Duties and Responsibilities Assist other network engineers with lifecycle replacement of older Nokia switch and router equipment throughout our nationwide network. Plan and coordinate wireless access point expansions. Create and update documentation and drawings of existing network structure and components. Ensure network device configurations are backed up and discoverable. Design and create projects for new fiber optic construction and to new and existing MidAmerican Energy facilities, including service centers and substations. Identify and test current network conditions and provide recommendations to ensure that the voice and data network infrastructure is positioned to meet business requirements. Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. Performance Expectations Perform responsibilities as directed within determined time frames and with a high degree of accuracy. Establish and maintain effective work relationships within the department and the company. Maintain the professional competence, knowledge and skills necessary to effectively complete responsibilities; enhance job knowledge and abilities by taking personal responsibility for professional development and training. Maintain sensitive and confidential information regarding company information. Attend work on a regular basis and support the company’s employee policies and procedures, including workplace safety rules. Ensure all compliance aspects of position are known and followed; understand and comply with all policies, codes and regulations applicable to position and company. Skills for Success Strong understanding of IP ports, protocols, network traffic analysis, network security strategies and troubleshooting techniques. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills - ability to break a large system down into individual components and determine where a problem lies. Strong analysis and design skills involving the ability to gather data on systems issues, define alternative approaches, assess business impact, recommend cost effective solutions, and develop and implement those solutions. Experience with network discovery and documentation tools such as CiscoWorks and Microsoft Visio is a plus. Strong knowledge of current networking technologies, tools, applications and vendors. Experience configuring and maintaining these technologies in a large business environment is a plus. Energy industry work experience is a plus. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently. Qualifications College student, sophomore or higher standing in a bachelor's degree program or final year of an associate’s degree in information technology or computer science. Must be available May-August 2024. Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position, with or without an accommodation. We celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion or religious creed, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status (except as required by law), gender (including gender identity and expression), sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, familial or parental status, marital status or any other category protected by applicable local, state or U.S. federal law. Job: Telecom* *Organization: Corp - Information Technology *Title: *Intern - Telecom Engineering Location: IA-Des Moines Requisition ID: 2300964