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Senior Network Architect Consultant

KS-Overland Park

Req#: 37901BR

Date published: 7-Nov-2018

Opportunity: Experienced Hire

Business Line: Telecom

Business Plan: ENS

Level: 132

The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:
Functions as a technical specialist or supervisory role. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems. May supervise engineering staff on projects of medium to high complexity, or serve as a technical specialist providing knowledge and expertise.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
This Senior Network Architect Consultant will be responsible for network architecture planning and development for Smart Grid utility clients. Analyzes client’s business needs to develop telecommunications strategy and technology solutions. May offer technical advisory and consulting services to the client. Provides Subject Matter Expert support to business development and pursuit activities, including creating proposals, scopes, level of effort estimations and implementation plans. Leads and participates in project execution.
Key duties include:
• Communicating directly with clients (sometimes non-technical clients) to identify current and future communication needs
• Creating master communication plans to meet those client needs and receive buy-in from the client
• Collaborate with and/or delegate responsibilities to a team of network architects and designers
• Assesses industry standards for models, and where appropriate, incorporates them into our architecture standards
• Participates as technical lead on major projects and application roll-outs
• Responsible for developing and adhering to all engineering/quality processes and procedures and all documentation/tools
• Work hand-in-hand with project management on technical issues
• Develops and manages scope, schedule and budget requirements
• Leads production teams and may coordinate multiple discipline activity
• Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts
• Strong on documentation and processes
• Validates work of lower level network engineers
• Capable of optimizing day-to-day operational stability with the continual need to improve the service and deploy new services, processes and technologies
• Create or expand utility communication systems
• Understands, advocates, and supports IT strategies
• Mentors others on the network services team
• Is externally recognized in industry as an expert that enhances the Company brand

Minimum Qualifications:
Typically a minimum of 12 plus years related work experience. All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:
Typically, a minimum of 10 years network related work experience. Utility experience preferred.
Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
• Logical Thinking and Problem-Solving
• Oral and Written Communications
• Influence and Consensus Building
• Consulting Mindset
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Customer Focus
Preferred Technical Competencies:
• Advanced knowledge of data network engineering design principles, guides and standards
• Advanced knowledge of telecommunications technologies and architectures
• Advanced ability to scope engineering deliverable content
• Advanced industry knowledge and technology trends
• Advanced knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
• Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles
• Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration
• Intermediate knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
• Intermediate business & financial acumen

Training Certificates: PMP, CISM, CCDE, etc. preferred, but not required

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