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Project Engineer

Company: Aviat Networks
Location: Tallahassee
Posted on: October 11, 2020

Job Description:

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity working for a Global Technology Leader?

At Aviat Networks we take great pride in hiring a workforce that is committed to supporting and strengthening our values and attributes. If you're a results-oriented, customer centric and innovative thinker who also takes pride in personal and professional integrity, Aviat Networks is the next step in your career. We are looking for people who love to solve problems, enjoy change and know how to have fun! So, come join us as we bring communications to the world.

Aviat Networks is the world's largest independent supplier of wireless transmission systems. We are recognized worldwide for cutting-edge; 4G, backhaul, networking solutions and services. Customers in more than 135 countries depend on Aviat Networks to build, expand and upgrade their voice, data and video solutions.

We currently have an immediate need for a Senior Project Engineer.

Position Summary

The Sr Project Engineer works along with the Project Manager to ensure the timely delivery of orders that involve installation services. The complexity of these orders can range from a simple, one hop, new system to complex state-wide, multi-hop replacement systems. The project engineer is responsible for the technical aspects of the installation.

Preferred Location

Home Office - Florida

Key Responsibilities


  • Review customer SOW, subcontractor SOW(s), customer RFP, Aviat proposal and detailed pricing spreadsheets to understand the services requirements and identify any oversights or risks.
  • Conducts site surveys to assess existing site conditions including floor space, power, and environmental requirements. Based on preliminary path calculations, determine the feasibility of antenna locations and required mounting hardware. Assess the suitability of existing cable ladders and bridges for the new waveguide installation.
  • Generate site survey reports using the Aviat site survey app and identify required site and facility improvements, antenna and waveguide installation hardware, including basic site plans and floor plans to capture installation requirements.
  • Review the Transmission Engineer's path survey report to ensure there are no discrepancies in antenna placements or transmission line lengths. Resolve any discrepancies with the Transmission Engineer.
  • Work with the Network Design Engineer (NDE) to ensure that the requirements identified in the Site Survey Report are incorporated into the final system design (Design Freeze Package) and the pricing spreadsheet. Attend the Design Freeze meeting.
  • Review the installation SOW and updated if necessary. Obtain revised SOW quote from the installation subcontractor if needed. Issue sub-contractor purchase requisitions to purchasing.
  • Participates in weekly internal and external project status meetings. Work with manufacturing and the Customer to resolve any technical issues that may affect the schedule.
  • Attends any on-site meetings that may be required to resolve installation issues.
  • Provide the customer's structural engineers with antenna and antenna mount documentation for structural analysis. Review customer provided A&E drawings to ensure there have been no site changes that would affect the installation.
  • Using Aviat's installation and close-out app, assembles the installation documentation packages to include system and site drawings, bills of material, site and floor plans, path calculations and PCNs and site-by-site installation tasks.
  • Generates the field acceptance test procedures, cut-over plan and installation schedule in accordance with the project requirements.


    • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the field installation. Reviews the daily installation reports and photos to monitor installation progress and installation quality.
    • At the end of each site installation, reviews and finalizes the red-lined drawings, equipment test data, antenna sweeps and site photos to produce the final site close-out packages.
    • Archives the close-out packages and notifies the Technical Assistance Center (TAC) that the project is now in the warranty period.

      Secondary Responsibilities

      • Support the project manager in resolving material shortages. Orders and tracks material shortage shipments and co-ordinates deliveries with the customer.
      • Assists the Project Manager with out-of-scope requests from the customer and generating Change Order requests to the customer.
      • Provides support to sales by performing pre-award site walks. Prepares a preliminary installation SOW.
      • Provides support to sales by preparing preliminary field acceptance test plans and cut-over plans.

        Education and Experience

        • BSEE or equivalent technical training
        • 5-10 years of direct engineering experience in the microwave telecommunications industry.
        • Basic understanding of microwave propagation, path design, the use of Pathloss, and path troubleshooting.
        • Working knowledge of TDM systems including DS1, DS3 and OC-3 hierarchies, loop switching and network timing.
        • Working knowledge of IP systems including routers and router protocols, Ethernet ring protection and MPLS traffic management.
        • Working knowledge of telecommunications grounding principals including Motorola's Standards and Guidelines for Communications Sites (R56).
        • Working knowledge of support subsystems, including DC power systems, UPS units, orderwire and IP phones, alarm RTU's and network management systems.
        • Fluid in the use of Microsoft Office applications and Agile document management system.
        • Excellent analytical and communications skills.
        • Ability to interact effectively with others at all levels within and outside the company.


          • Experience working directly with Customers
          • Ability to travel at least 25% of the time
          • Strong communications skills
          • Strong work ethic






            We encourage you to read our Candidate Privacy Notice. You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. To do this you can email us at privacy@aviatnet.com.

            Aviat Networks provides equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Company does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or military status, disability or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local law.

            Aviat Networks offers a competitive benefits package. Apply NOW to learn more!

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