Lead Network Communications Architect (Rail)
Job DescriptionLead Network Communications Architect
Remote / any co-located office (York, Chippenham, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby, London, Croydon, Glasgow)
Following recent contract awards, success on multiple NR frameworks, and in line with our clients future strategy, our client is looking for a Lead Network Communications Architect to join our UK Telecoms business.
Reporting to the Network Design Manager, the Lead Communication Network Design Engineer is responsible for the technical management and delivery of network designs, identifying approved template network architectures, customising them for project requirements, ensuring compliance with connectivity and cyber-security requirements and performance characteristics of the signaling hardware.
The candidate will be capable of building and maintain strong communication links with the customers' telecoms specialists / delivery partners, the Systems Engineering group and project delivery teams, and will be capable of interpreting and influencing the delivery strategy, based on the needs of these stakeholders.
Success in the role will be measured primarily by successful safe delivery of design to the required quality, programme, and budget.
What are my responsibilities?
Provide technical leadership for their allocated tasks
Successful delivery of;
network architectural design description documents
network architecture diagrams
IP Addressing/Sub-netting design
cable schedules and diversity plans
Presenting the network design architecture to the project and the customer
Development of associated test specifications
Support for onsite build and test
Support for integration and system testing
What do I need to qualify for this job?
Graduate in relevant engineering discipline or other numerate subject, or equivalent experience (essential)
A demonstrable broad experience of Network Communication Systems and Architectures, especially LAN/WAN architectures and network security associated with control systems/SCADA networks (essential)
Experience of producing formally documented network designs and interface documents (essential)
Knowledge and experience of configuration management and control practices (essential)
Knowledge of the systems engineering life-cycle, cost awareness and awareness of processes involved in other engineering disciplines (essential)
Experience of working to industry quality and safety standards (essential)
Ability to present design ideas and concepts to influence customer and supplier opinion (essential)
Motivated, dependable, and self-reliant, able to work to tight timescales (essential)
Willingness to work on-site nationally and/or travel overseas (essential)
Experience in providing technical leadership in demanding safety critical environments
Experience of IP network design in the context of control systems or to support SIL 4 applications
Experience of using CENELEC EN 50159:2010 to make network safety justifications
Experience of network testing against RFCs, traffic profiles and interface specifications
Knowledge of railway systems
Systems Engineering experience
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