Electronic Engineer
David Evans & Associates - Spokane, WA

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David Evans and Associates is currently looking for an Electronic Engineer to join our onsite project team located in Spokane, WA. This position will work in BPA’s Telecommunications Engineering department (TECT). The Telecommunications function provides engineering, design, and field support for BPA’s telecommunication facilities and associated equipment. This includes fiber optics, analog/mobile radio, digital radio, power line carrier, operational telephone, microwave towers and antennas, emergency AC/DC power and UPS systems, communications buildings, multiplex equipment, and monitoring systems including alarm system, Fault Locating Acquisition Reporter (FLAR), microwave monitor, wide area networks used for operational data and network management.

Position Responsibilities include but not limited to:
  • Assisting in the documentation of Telecommunication projects
  • Assist with inventory upkeep of Telecommunication equipment.
  • Providing professional engineering expertise in assisting engineering design and field personnel in all aspects of documentation.
  • Participating on teams to research and document existing telecommunication and related equipment, including wire tracing.
  • Marking up “As Built” prints for drawing development in CAD software, documenting anomalies and any pertinent issues.
  • Helping to prepare detailed “As Built” drawings via MicroStation CAD software
  • Locating and documenting software firmware and version numbers in the Cascade database.
  • Reading Configuration files of assorted telecommunications equipment, capturing data and reporting appropriately.
  • Accessing software data by logging into energized equipment.
  • Accessing dated material via Cascade database, verifying information contained within, making needed assessments and changes.
  • Researching and reporting on missing information from data sheets, record appropriately.
  • Reviewing and disseminating all provided documentation of status reports by Field Engineers may require leading in some projects documentation and oversight.
  • Reporting daily to District Engineer, providing Field Engineer status updates.
  • Performing basic filing and document management.
  • Regular access to energized facilities and radio station facilities for general review of system configuration, spacing, rack layouts, cabling connections and grounding of indoor electric equipment.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering is required, preferably in Telecommunications Engineering or related field.
  • Position requires .5 to 4 years of experience in Telecommunications Engineering or related field.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products, such as Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook (Microsoft Office 2010 proficiency required).

General Skill Requirements:
  • Candidate must have knowledge of engineering concepts, principles and practices
  • Skill in oral and written communication to effectively fulfill client/customer/team requirements.
  • Ability to analyze complex installations, facilities or structures using the latest techniques and applicable codes.
  • Ability to participate and perform effectively in a project team environment and effectively manage multiple work assignments and changing priorities.
  • Ability to manage and provide coordination for the design and construction of various facilities including project scheduling and estimating.
  • Ability to review and evaluate design packages (including drawings, material certifications and submittals for conformance to the design specifications.)

Additional Requirements:
  • Frequent travel (rough estimate of 75%) is expected for this position.
  • Candidate must be able to lift items approximately 60 lbs in weight on and off of vehicles and maneuver them using wheeled carts to designated locations.
  • Frequent walking on uneven terrain.
  • Personal Protection Equipment is required:
  • Valid Driver License
  • Lace up, over the ankle boots with rigid sole and heel, meeting the requirement of ASTM F 2413-11, Class 75 with EH rating shall be worn (in all work areas where hard hats are required and other areas as determined by a supervisor).
  • White Hard Hat

  • BPA Provided Training:
    • Continued success in position will require successful completion of training and proficiency in Cascade use as well as On the Job (OTJ) Training: (Total training period 9 weeks). These training times are to be determined.
      • OTJ Training will be held at the BPA Vancouver, WA complex. Completion time will be approximately 8 weeks.
        • SLIM/Fieldglass Time Entry training, Rules of Conduct, PSC Field Trip, Scanning Equip demo ProjectWise/Microstation, As-Built process, Equipment Training, Facilities, MSDS, Radios, Inventory training and Substation Rules of Conduct.
      • Cascade training to be held at the BPA Vancouver, WA complex. Completion time approximately 1 week. (Total training period 9 weeks)
        • Training to give new contract personnel time to become accustomed to working in the Cascade environment. Contract personnel to obtain same knowledge as District Resource Specialists (DRS’s) in order to work efficiently when utilizing tool.
        • Team members will become familiar with equipment makes and model on paper, and recognize mistakes, making recommendations for corrections and taking appropriate action.
    Qualified candidates please apply directly to our website at www.deainc.com or send a resume to Shannon Dubois at sndu@deainc.com

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