Telecoms Network Designer

  • Job Reference: 522182
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2019
  • Recruiter: SSE Plc
  • Location: Perth & Kinross
  • Salary: £36,900 to £56,500
  • Sector: Information Technology (IT)
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

Base Location: Perth/Glasgow/Edinburgh

Salary: £36,900 - £56,500 depending on skills and experience + annual bonus

Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time 37 hours per week

About the Department

The Enterprise Division comprises four companies: Contracting, Rail, Telecoms and Utilities.

SSE Enterprise Telecoms operates a 13,700km private telecoms network, with 265 Points of Presence and connectivity to over 80 commercial data centres that span the UK. With its extensive telecoms engineering experience, the company provides commercial security with unrivalled in-house engineering resource to Service Providers, Large Enterprises and the Public Sector providing a competitive range of leading-edge Ethernet, Cloud Connect, Optical Networking and Co-location services.

The Role

We are currently recruiting for a Network Designer based in Perth, Glasgow or Edinburgh who will be responsible for the Design of LAN/WAN infrastructure to support connectivity to a variety of office, depot, Substation, Hydro, Windfarm and remote sites.

You will be involved in infrastructure design projects that support Data, Voice, Video, Protection and SCADA traffic. You will design and support the programme to expand the Operational Technology Network and support the migration programme of the existing legacy WAN/LAN services to the MPLS network.

The role will also require design support to the pre-sales teams who will be taking requirements from internal and external customers for growth and new services.

The successful candidate will be part of the Critical Infrastructure Design Team which consists of 7 designers with the opportunity for career progression to Lead Designer in the future.

Skills & Responsibilities

In order to be successful in this role, you will possess (or be working towards) Cisco Certified Design / Network Professional (CCDP/NP) or have equivalent proven expertise. You will have a technical understanding of data network technologies including IP, ethernet and MPLS. An understanding of Protection and SCADA networks and the application of data networking within this area would be beneficial.

Additionally, you will have demonstrable planning and implementation knowledge of telecommunication infrastructure technologies including fibre optic cabling, SDH/PDH multiplexers, microwave radio and ancillary equipment (space and power). A working knowledge of the following technologies: Wireless, IP Telephony (Avaya, Mitel) and Video Conferencing would be advantageous.

Candidates for this role should be highly confident with demonstrable initiative and have the ability to deliver projects on time and in budget. If you are self-motivated with a good working knowledge of telecommunications technologies and can demonstrate a strong focus on personal and corporate safety, then we want to hear from you.

Internal candidates, please notify your line manager before you submit your application.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

Our Benefits

Were committed to ensuring we offer our people a great place to work, with competitive salary, contributory pension plan and benefits package. Why not watch our short employee benefits video to see what else is on offer?

Next Steps

For more information about this role, or to discuss any adjustments you require to submit your application please get in touch with myself Debbie McMillan or sse.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if its not safe, we don't do it.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

Closing Date: 16/10/2019