Project Engineer (4500) Arvada, Colorado

Aviat Networks Solutions include a variety of products and technologies requiring expertise in the field of Point to Point RF planning and implementation.

A Project Engineer at Aviat Networks specializes in the field of site surveying, civil design and field installations. As such, the Project 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, manage the day-to-day activities of the field installation and act as the primary technical point of contact for the customer.

A Project Engineer’s role is pivotal to ensure a flawless site installation.  The Project 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. Project 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 Project Engineer’s responsibilities also includes preparing installation schedules and instructions, managing site readiness, coordinating all field activities during the install, managing project scope changes, keeping track of material required for the install, handling all change orders and equipment returns, and delivering close-out packages at the completion of each project.

The main deliverables are:

  1. Site Survey (25%): Gather Project 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. 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 PE 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 PE 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. 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)
  1. Site Design & Installation Planning (25%)
    1. Site Survey Report.
    2. Power Calculations (AC, DC & GND).
    3. Waveguide Requirements.
    4. Antenna Requirements.
    5. Field OEM Requirements.
    6. Installation Specifications.
    7. Field Test Plan.
    8. Field Cutover Plan.
  2. Field Installation Management (50%)
    1. Installation kick-off meeting with Aviat personnel and subcontractors.
    2. Coordinate schedule with Sr Program Manager and field crews.
    3. Day-t0-day management of installation activities.
    4. OFQ’s & RMA processing, tracking and closure.
    5. Coordinate system acceptance and project completion.
    6. Coordinate finalization and shipment of final drawings and docs to the customer.
    7. Attend regular project implementation meetings with Aviat crews and customers.
    8. Travel for on-site meetings as needed.

Job Requirements:

  • BS in Electrical Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field.
  • 5 to 10 years’ experience in a technical field, site engineering/surveying experience, with customer interface in the field of wireless, microwave telecommunications, or related technologies,
  • Extensive knowledge of antennas, waveguide, mounting accessories, and grounding.
  • 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.


Location: Santa Clara, Oregon or S.California, Southwest and Colorado area.

Aviat Networks offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

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