Transport Engineer

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POST DATE 8/20/2016
END DATE 12/19/2016


Blue Bell, PA
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12 months

Responsible for network transport design in the Philadelphia Region. Design base station to MSC backhaul and interMSC transport using multiple vendors, both lit and dark services, microwave, and SONET technologies. Design network transport supporting type 2A and type 2B trunking as well as direct connect trunking with other carriers. Providing Circuit Facility Assignments for ordering of new cellular location circuits using least cost routing techniques. Understanding of tariff regulations and ability to develop Excel models or manipulate Software to determine least cost routing is req"d. Provide network design using a thorough knowledge of SONET based applications including OC3 through OC192 ring configurations. Expertise working with Nortel, Cisco, or Alcatel-Lucent SONET equipment in both UPSR and BLSR configurations is essential. Responsible for supporting network projects such as cell build program, frequency carrier add growth, EVDO expansion, hardware conversions, Fiber to Cell initiatives, E911, Long Distance, and future IP based technologies. Tracking network projects as it pertains to the facilities team such as Path Diversification, Cost reduction Initiatives, Cell Availability Evaluations, Equipment decommissioning, Facility migration, etc. Designs and maintains path, switch, and vendor diversity where economically justified; devises routing schemes as may be req"d to prevent blocked calls; analyzes traffic rearrangements associated with landline tandem rehomes and internal switch cutovers; and creates facility and equipment plans to accommodate the changes. Produces 3-year facility forecast to accommodate the trunk forecast and project equipment requirements for switches, microwave sites, and MSCs; and communicates capacity requirements internally to drive capital budget and planning for equipment and facilities. Negotiate with LEC, IXC and CAP carriers for service. Microsoft Office Suites is essential. Working experience on routers and switches preferable.