Implementation Engineer (4207) Santa Clara, California

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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 ideal 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 and join a dynamic team that strives to 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 an Implementation Engineer position  

An Implementation Engineer at Aviat Networks specializes in the field of site surveying and civil design. As such, the Implementation Engineer will work closely with a cross functional team of engineers and gather sufficient data through site surveys to ensure that a telecom site is fit for installation.

An Implementation Engineer’s role is pivotal to ensure a flawless site installation.  As such, the Implementations Engineer needs to verify that telecommunications equipment can be installed, powered and commissioned effectively at each site, antennas, waveguide and accessories can be connected to radios (towers, shelters and buildings), and customer traffic, alarms and dehydrator lines are fully engineered. Implementation Engineers publish the findings and recommendations from the site survey in a survey report and is responsible for generating a list of installation material required to successfully install all telecom and OEM material.

The main deliverables are:

1.             Site Survey: Gather Implementation Engineering data and identify the gap(s) between the site’s present state and the site readiness for equipment installation. Document any visible issue with the existing infrastructure / equipment that would pose a quality or safety issue during installation. A combined path/site survey report is generated to capture data collected in the field (site checklist, pictures, diagrams)

1.1          Indoor (shelter, hut, building):

  • Environmental data and requirements for Telecommunication Equipment to function properly: HVAC, Temperature, humidity, general state of the facility as well as seismic evaluation/compliance if required.
  • Flooring, ceiling, racking data and requirements to mount new equipment (including floor plans –relay rack profiles, Aisle numbering plan-, ceiling –hangers-, ladders, anchor materials required to meet quality and safety standards.
  • Power: AC, DC, grounding (as is and to be), breaker assignments. The SE will provide all power calculation worksheets. Ensure that Power and Grounding standards are met.
  • Identify demarcation types and location between new and existing customer equipment. When connecting to existing CPE (Customer Provided Equipment), the SE collects the type of termination and all details required to terminate to the CPE
  • Ensure that traffic requirements (TDM, IP), alarm and NMS requirements are understood and addressed (wiring, addressing)
  • Existing radio equipment (fixed, mobile) is identified, operating frequencies are recorded
  • Record existing waveguide dehydrator components and their associated cabling.

1.2          Outdoor

  • Telecommunication site identification (FCC call signs, ASR, …),
  • Structures:

Tower: Monopole, Guyed Mast, Self-Standing Tower and its associated structure (needed to design antenna mounts), type, manufacturer (tag data).

Waveguide ladder system, entryway into telecom shelter, grounding,

Power: generator (type, manufacturer, Capacity), energy source(s)

2. Path/Site Survey Report: Generate Path/Site Survey report by combining information gathered during site survey or information obtained from site photos into path survey report from Transmission Engineering.

3. Power Calculations (AC, DC & GND): Provide all power calculation worksheets for charger and battery sizes. Calculate breaker sizes and quantities for Aviat equipment, OEM equipment and customer existing equipment.

4. Waveguide Requirements: Generate list of installation material required to install all waveguide/coax runs. Work directly with NE to incorporate list of material into final BOM.

5. Antenna Requirements: Generate list of installation material required to install all antennas. Work directly with NE to incorporate list of material into final BOM.

6. Field OEM Requirements: Generate list of installation material required to install and connect all field OEM equipment to microwave or customer existing equipment. This includes OEM cable requirements (QTY and length) based on rack location identified in survey report. Work directly with the NE to incorporate list of material in final BOM.

7. Installation Specifications: Put together installation package which includes all relevant drawings, connection diagrams, final material list, test specifications, factory field test results, product datasheet (if applicable) and other relevant information required by the field installation team for a successful installation.

8. Field Test Plan: Generate Field Acceptance Plan for testing microwave equipment once installed in the field.

9. Field Cutover Plan: Generate Cutover Plan to be followed during installation of microwave equipment in the field.


  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in a technical field, or site engineering/surveying experience is, with customer interface in the field of wireless, microwave telecommunications, or related technologies,
  • Project engineering / Field installation experience is required,
  • Field commissioning / testing experience is a plus,
  • Working knowledge of TIA 222 (Structural Standard for Antenna Supporting Structures and Antennas)
  • Attention to detail is a must to succeed in this role,
  • Strong communication and documentation skills,
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Visio, AutoCAD
  • Ability to assemble technical, detailed site reports.
  • Proficient in handling maps (DeLorme/paper) and navigation systems.
  • Cross functional team work experience: we’re looking for true team players with a can-do attitude, a good sense of urgency and the capability to multi-task.
  • Excellent analytical and communication skills. Ability to interact effectively with others at all levels within and outside the Company using good leadership/management, interpersonal and computer skills.