Eversource Energy Field Communications Engineer, Substation Operations in Yarmouth, Massachusetts
Field Communications Engineer
Field Engineering, Electric Substation Operations
Monday – Friday
7AM – 3:30PM
Starting Rate of Pay: $44.87
This is a union represented position so anyone going into this position would be required to become a member of the union.
Performs tests to verify and document design conformance for telecommunication and electrical systems during construction and commissioning. Performs tests to verify and document proper operation of telecommunication equipment and power system components in accordance with the Eversource maintenance program, ISO-NE, NPCC, NERC and other applicable entities. Provides expertise and direct technical support to diagnose and repair malfunctioning or defective telecommunication systems.
The title Field Communications Engineer designates employees whose responsibilities and duties require professional knowledge and aptitude for creative thinking in some specific field of engineering, such as communications, electrical, electronics, mechanical, chemical, civil, heating and ventilation, or structural and whose activities are in connection with engineering construction, operation or maintenance assignments, or other technical work of the Company.
Field Communications Engineers must effectively conduct their work activities with regard to the work of others such as: Engineers or others working on the same projects; personnel of other departments; representatives of consulting engineering firms, municipalities, other utilities, manufacturers, customers, contractors; and contractors’ employees engaged in related activities.
Field Communications Engineers is responsible for the safe, efficient, and productive performance of the work, and ensure that all proper tools, equipment, and material are specified for job assignments.
This position is office and field work in Electrical Substations, candidate leads and performs preventative and corrective communications, electrical maintenance, and testing. This position also provides technical support for Operator Mechanics during substation construction. Candidates are expected to be self-learners and to investigate problems and work with equipment manufacturers to resolve issues and make repairs. Training is provided for safety and electrical fundamentals but an aptitude for research and for repairing electrical controls and associated equipment is beneficial.
Typical Field Communications Engineering duties include:
- Eversource SCADA systems (Transmission, Distribution, Gas)
- MPLS and Frame Relay networks
- Microwave terminals and associated components (TMD & Packet-based)
- Digital carrier interfaces and multiplexers (CSU, DSU, channel banks, inverse mux, terminal servers, modems)
- Trunked and conventional radio systems (voice and data, DMR, MotoTrbo, MPT1327)
- Radio and Telephone dispatch consoles for Eversource Operation Centers (Transmission, Distribution, Gas, Meter & Service)
- Mobile Response Centers and associated equipment (LTE/cellular, mobile VSAT, portable satellite, LMR, networking equipment, portable generators)
- Network management and wireless alarm systems
- Coordinate and/or directly support work assignments with colleagues and other internal and external entities.
- Support the maintenance of remote telecommunication facilities (buildings/shelters, HVAC, emergency generators, fuel supplies, battery plants, towers, regulatory alarm monitoring for FAA-registered obstruction lighting)
- Support Field Communications responsibilities to maintain compliance with all applicable NERC, FCC, FAA, NPCC, ISO-NE and CONVEX requirements and represent Eversource as a subject matter expert during applicable audits.
- Provide training classes as requested for the proper use of radio communications equipment and OSHA RF Safety awareness.
- Perform technical calculations for test applications.
- Direct and verify telecommunication system modifications.
- Compile test data as specified and write test or operation reports as directed.
- Read and interpret engineering drawings, schematic, wiring, logic, and interconnection diagrams.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS :
1. Engineering education as evidenced by a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE), Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Science (BSECE) or a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Technology (BSET).
2. Must possess personality traits such as alertness, self-reliance, poise, tact, and the ability to maintain harmonious relations with their associates.
3. Valid Driver’s License
- Must be available to work emergency restoration (ERP) assignment as required.
- Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.
- Work is conducted outside, in varied conditions and terrain including adverse weather conditions, and in a normal office environment which requires sitting, walking, standing, stair climbing and completion of paperwork.
Number of Openings:
Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.
VEVRRA Federal Contractor
Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment. This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location.
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