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Job #: R-00011789
Location: Portland, OR
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil


Job Requisition:

Telecommunications Engineer

Job Description:

Telecommunications Engineer – Portland OR

Leidos is trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to our Power Delivery Services for reliable power expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within: the Top 10 T&D Firms, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms.

Leidos is seeking a qualified Telecommunications Engineer to perform various design engineering functions in support of our electric utility clients’ capital projects and programs.

•    Perform planning and engineering in support of telecommunication systems and telecommunication projects
•    Design telecommunication systems for transmission line and substation projects/facilities
•    Design, modify or upgrade networks using Ethernet, fiber optic, copper, microwave, radio, leased service, or cellular utilizing client standards or developing new standards
•    Conducting communication network studies for wide, metro and local area networks 
•    Establish project schedules and budgets
•    Develop drawings and specifications for utility telecommunication system projects
•    Create bills of materials for telecommunication equipment; obtain quotes and order materials
•    Coordinate with other internal engineering departments, external contractors and utility construction crews
•    Travel to project sites to collect information on existing conditions
•    Typically requires Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (Electrical or Computer Engineering) and 4-8 years of prior relevant experience working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering: a Masters degree with 2-4 years of relevant experience will also be considered
•    Certifications and Licenses:  Fundamentals of Engineer certification required; a Professional Engineering license is a plus for candidates with the requisite experience
•    Experience with the National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and other applicable industry standards
•    Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office suite of software (e.g., Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project)
•    Capability to learn a variety of client software packages and databases as required
•    Must be comfortable in both a field and office setting
•    Must be able to lift 20 pounds
•    Must possess the physical ability to support field work in, at times, rough terrain in order to access more remote project locations
Professional attributes:
•    Strong verbal and written communication skills within a team environment
•    Good interpersonal skills – may be in a client facing role
•    Ability to work independently with limited supervision
•    Ability to work effectively in teams
•    Positive attitude and professional demeanor
•    Collaborative and inclusive of individuals of diverse backgrounds and geographic locations
•    Ability to operate in a fast paced engineering/production environment 
•    Ability to balance multiple assignments and priorities

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Electrical Engineering



Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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