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Job #: R-00056341
Location: Honolulu, HI
Category: Electrical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Referral Bonus Amount: $2000
Group: Civil

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Job Description:

Leidos Engineering is seeking a Telecommunications Engineer to join our Power Delivery team at our Honolulu HI and support our electric utility clients’ capital projects and programs.

Our Power Delivery Services division provides engineering consulting services to both public and investor-owned electric utilities offering comprehensive planning and engineering of electric transmission and distribution, and substation projects nationwide.  

Telecommunications Engineer Responsibilities: 

  • 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.

Telecommunications Engineer Qualifications:

  • Requires a Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (Electrical or Computer Engineering) and a minimum of 2+ years of prior relevant experience working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering. A Master’s degree and less than 2 years of 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 fieldwork in, at times, rough terrain in order to access more remote project locations.

Telecommunications Engineer 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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In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

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, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $12.30 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2021.  For more information, visit

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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