Telecommunications Engineer
NorthWestern Energy - Butte, MT

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Engineer
will assist the existing Telecommunications staff in the maintenance, growth,
and improvement of the telecommunications system.

DESCRIPTION OF ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

·
All
NorthWestern Energy employees are required to adhere to company safety
standards

·
Ensure
all actions are consistent with NorthWestern Energy’s values, mission, and
strategic business objectives

·
Project
management including research, budgeting, purchase of equipment, creation of
documentation sufficient for implementation, arrangement for necessary permits
or licenses, tracking of expenses, assistance in turn up, ensuring completion
of documentation, and providing ongoing technical support

·
Technical
support includes but not limited to Microwave, Fiber, Ethernet networks,
Telephone, Satellite terminals, and Mobile Radio systems.

·
Design
of interface and circuit development for Electric and Gas SCADA, Protective
Relaying, Ethernet networks, and telephones

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Participation
in rotating after hours call out duty is required

·
Travel
and extended hours may be required

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Majority
of job is performed in an office environment sitting with occasional lifting of
materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

·
Field
visits may be required with exposure to all field hazards.

GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS

·
Must
be able to demonstrate a good safety record

·
Must
possess strong interpersonal communication skills

·
BS
in Engineering required

·
Must
have a basic or advanced understanding of telecommunications systems including
Ethernet networks, Digital Multiplex equipment and techniques, Microwave
engineering, Fiber Optics, and Grounding

·
Experience
with GIS mapping is desired

·
Must
have a basic or advanced proficiency in PC applications including word
processor, spread sheet, database, and computer aided drafting

·
Must
be able to operate a four wheel drive vehicle in all weather conditions

·
Must
have excellent communications skills to be able to communicate by phone and in
written documents.

·
Must
have the ability to use Project Management tools, create/maintain software
documentation and associated policies and procedures;

SELECTION PROCESS

When considering applicants for this
position, the selection process will take into consideration the needs of
NorthWestern, including such factors as reorganization requirements, diversity
opportunities, relocation requirements, employee development and job succession. If any of the preceding language conflicts
with the applicable bargaining unit agreements, the bargaining unit agreement
will prevail.

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