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Date: Nov 16, 2017

Location: Houston, TX, US, 77056

Company: Williams

Engineer - Senior Telecommunications
ReqID: 92541
Number of Openings: 1.0
Location: Houston, Texas 77056
Operating Area/Functional Area: Information Technology


Bring your energy to ours. Help us become the premier provider of large-scale natural gas infrastructure in North America. Technology allows us to monitor, manage and control operating pressures in our pipelines. It keeps us informed on the costs of our projects. Information Technology is about delivering innovative technical solutions anytime, anyplace and on any device. This enables our people to make the right decisions when and where they need. It is more than just being an information technology provider, it’s about delivering a way to achieve greatness better, faster and more efficiently.
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Senior Telecommunications Engineer w/LTE skills Position Description


Summary of the Work Performed


The Telecommunications Engineer reports to the Telecommunications Engineering & Project Management Manager in the West Operating Area.  Working with fellow engineers, The Telecommunication Engineer will create designs, coordinate, and implement the operation of multiple telecommunications systems serving gas gathering systems in the Western United States. 

Successful candidates will have or develop an understanding of the SCADA systems communications networks, of telemetry devices



As a Telecommunication Engineer


  • Provide technical/system/field, and consultation support, being responsible for design and architecture, preparation of proposals, scope documents and budget development, specification development, issuing/reviewing bid packages, preparing engineering drawings, and delivering recommendations to project management
  • Prepare capital budget for the replacement and enhancement of each system
  • Assure compliance of Telecommunications activities with Williams Policies and Procedures and government regulatory agencies
  • Visit clients, jobsites, and consultant offices
  • Collaborate with team members to write specifications and job scopes.
  • Inspect/approve subcontractor services
  • Acquire Federally regulated FCC and FAA applications


As a Functional Lead


  • Provide telecommunications support for SCADA, operational maintenance, and technical consultation for gas gathering activities
  • Maintain current knowledge of telecommunications technologies
  • Promote a work environment fostering openness, trust, communication, teamwork, empowerment, innovation, and satisfaction


Skill Set:


Communication astuteness, team oriented, leadership skills

Good collaborator/negotiator when working with public authorities, common carriers, and those who provide standard practices. 

Effective, professional written and oral communicator. Well organized, creative problem solver. 




Minimum 8 years of telecommunications industry experience including design and construction portfolio.  Must have successful project management experience working with medium-scale, complex, integrated telecommunications systems, a broad working knowledge of technology in the communication technology areas, the principles and practices of related technical areas, and coordination of work with other technical disciplines.


A broad commercial knowledge of the contracting process and technical precedents in the industry is expected:


  • Working knowledge of microwave, satellite, fiber optic, and broadband transmission systems
  • Working knowledge of UHF & VHF radio system design
  • Experience designing microwave systems and paths:   prepare profiles and link budgets
  • Experience filing FCC and FAA applications
  • Working knowledge of public/private LTE communications systems
  • Direct, hands on experience in project execution, from conceptual design, feasibility studies, financial scenarios, to implementation and project close out
  • Experience designing LTE systems and coverage
  • Experience maintaining, troubleshooting, repairing LTE communications
  • Have or acquire an understanding of gas gathering systems operations.
  • Additionally, the Engineer will provide design and support of integrated voice & data telecommunications systems (including, but not limited to, microwave radio, fiber & copper cabling, IP data networks, security video & access control, voice & data radio (UHF, VHF, HF, etc), Vsat, public/private cellular LTE and their supporting power systems, buildings, backup generators, tower structures, and monitoring systems).




BS or MS in Electrical or Telecommunications-related Engineering

PE certification preferred but not essential

Regular/Temporary Assignment: R
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA Status: E
Shift: N-Not Applicable
Percent of Travel: Up to 25%
Relocation Offered: Yes

Williams is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected under applicable discrimination law.

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