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American Electric Power Infrastructure Engineer Assc. - Infrastructure Engineer in Gahanna, Ohio



Infrastructure Engineer Assc. - Infrastructure Engineer

Job Description:

  • This position is located in Columbus, Ohio but may be eligible for remote home based as long as selected candidate is within AEP's current operating territory (WV, VA, TN, AR, KY, TX, OH, IN, MI, OK, LA)*
  1. Understand and follow policies, practices, procedures, standards, and rules of the company and complies with the regulations and procedures required by external agencies.

  2. Coordinate and monitor work activities, using approved applications and tools, for projects as required to perform routine engineering tasks.

  3. Prepare cost estimates for the routine engineering assignments using established guidelines.

  4. Perform documentation of project work using established guidelines

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

  6. Adhere to AEP's budgeting and approval processes as part of annual planning and project planning

  7. Perform routine engineering activity with minimal direction from higher level employees

  8. Utilize basic techniques to perform analysis associated with the resolution of routine technical problems

  9. Apply economic analysis techniques in project development and approval

  10. Demonstrate knowledge of AEP networks, components and facilities by enable more efficient and comprehensive responses to projects and problems.

  11. Follow the standard workflow for routine engineering projects

Possess 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, assume positive intent, safety first focus, continuous learning, professionalism

Occasional travel required

Part of a larger team delivering high quality Computer, Network, Storage and End-User Infrastructure technology solutions, on-going support to the business. Assists with infrastructure project assignments. Helps plan, research, evaluate, design, and engineer the enterprise's technology infrastructure. Helps provide technical support and troubleshooting, cost estimates, justifications, and recommendations. Produces technical documentation, support and configuration. Helps manage, plan, and maintain technical platforms including upgrading systems. Monitors system performance and installs and configures hardware.

Responsible for collaborating with other Job Families such as Project Managers, Architects, Solution Engineers, Technicians, Business Analysts to deliver consistent, reliable technology solutions that leverage AEP's technology standards, architectures and best practices.


Working under direct supervision, responsibilities include the following related to Computer, Network, Storage, Cloud and End-User infrastructure:

  • Perform basic & routine infrastructure project assignments.

  • Assist with planning, researching, evaluating, designing, and developing systems.

  • Provide basic technical support and assists with analysis, operation, administration, and troubleshooting activities.

  • Assist with the preparation of cost estimates, justifications, application requirements, alternative solutions, and technical recommendations.

  • Participate in the preparation of technical documentation including procedures, manuals, and reports.

  • Reviews and adheres to budgeting and approval processes while assisting with annual and project planning.

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Gahanna, OH

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Infrastructure Engineer Assc.:

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, telecommunications, engineering, or related technical field is required.

Experience: No additional experience is required.

An equivalent combination of education and related experience may be considered.

Infrastructure Engineer:

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, or related technical field is required.

Experience: 2 years of relevant work experience is required.

An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.


  • Learn and adhere to policies, procedures, standards, codes and regulations relevant to assignments.

  • Develop knowledge of infrastructure, environment, components, and facilities to enable more efficient and comprehensive responses to projects and problems.

Physical demand level is Sedentary

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Equal Opportunity Employer | Minorities/Females/Disability/Vets