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Network Planner
Atlanta, Georgia  


We have a Contract position for "Network Planner " with one of our direct clients in Atlanta, Georgia for initial contract duration of  8+ months. No third party candidates considered for this position. US citizens and all those authorized to work in the US are encouraged to apply.

Job Description

FNG: In general, an employee in this sub-family: Plans, designs, and tests complex voice, data, transport, or video/RF networks including individual components and interoperability of multiple network elements. May perform operational efficiency reviews and develop plans for improvements. Performs evaluation testing on hardware and software components for new or improved product offerings, network growth and/or customer-specific applications. Network planner is responsible for assisting in monitoring network utilization and building capacity plans. Network planner is also responsible for building BOMs. Data centric, detail oriented, strong excel skills, communication skills, self motivator

  • Serves as primary subject matter expert in one or more areas of network engineering specialties (Analog, Digital, Data, Transport, Voice, etc). 
  • Provides telecommunication solutions to increase operational efficiencies and expand network services.
  • Conducts equipment evaluations, equipment selection, pilot testing and network designs to insure reliability and scaled expansion of the network. Prepare engineering cost analysis to optimize the return on investment.           
  • Provides detailed engineering support and consultation to other departments.      
  • Develops network element technical specifications. 
  • Supports new product deployments with installation, integration, testing, documentation, and training. Develops methods and procedures for troubleshooting.
  • Makes specific recommendations and assists in implementation of plans that enhance technical operation, compliance with rules and regulations, and permits the deployment of new technology. Defines and compiles the methods of procedures and documentation to support personnel in the maintenance and day-to-day operation of the network.
  • Develops and executes detailed network designs and architectural plans for network applications. Designs may include backbone planning (SONET), routed IPs, MPLS, digital loop carrier (DLC) design, Rf, or Internet topologies.
  • May configure any or all the following: routers, switches, DWDM, SONET, ATM, and transport technologies.
  • Designs interfaces for digital telecommunications equipment including fiber optic terminals, multiplexers, digital cross connects, channel banks, DLC and related peripherals.
  • Establishes network performance measurements and goals.
  • Works with vendors to ensure equipment is installed and operating properly and resolves problems. Develops and implements proper operation and procedure for new technologies.
  • Works closely with customers, directly or indirectly through Sales Engineers, to identify network needs that impact network design and support requirements.   
  • Responsible for all aspects of local network management and network management devices.
  • May order circuits by generating engineering work orders to establish network circuits for customer installs, reviewing CIR to determine outside plant needs and pre-engineering circuit detail.           
  • May manage projects with Operations and Engineering to confirm delivery intervals and validate critical dates and milestones to ensure delivery of services stay on target.          
  • Coordinates with other departments to ensure the network is available and configured to exceed market demands. This includes the support of software upgrades and configuration changes and assisting technicians, SOC and NOC in troubleshooting outages and resolving escalations as appropriate.
  • Facilitates communications with employees and other departments by holding or attending meetings, preparing reports, and participating on task forces. 
  • Facilitates capacity verification to identify network availability during pre-sale analysis (commercial).
  • Develop methods and procedures for equipment migration (commercial).
  • May perform reliability studies and assessments to ensure Client is the Trusted Provider.
  • May ensure licenses and/or registrations are posted at their proper site locations and reviewed on a regular basis.
  • May provide documentation and reports to corporate, which may include quarterly CLI ride out documents, annual CLI schedules to be filed with FCC, and biannual proof of performance reports.    
  • May review audit matrix from corporate to ensure that information is accurately posted to the public record file.
  • May identify issues that are not in compliance with FAA and FCC and communicate them to management and/or corporate.       
  • May require general knowledge of FCC proof of performance, CLI program, and CATV rules and regulations.           

Additional Information:

  • Top 5 Must Haves: Data centric, detail oriented, strong excel skills, communication skills, self motivator

Required Skills

Typical Training / Experience - Typically requires BS/BA or Associates degree in related discipline. Certification may be required in some areas; Generally, 0-2 years of experience in related field OR MS/MA/MBA or law degree and generally 0-1 year of experience in related field   

  • Dept/Org Scope & Impact - Entry level professional contributor on a project or specialty work team; Work is similar to that performed by senior-level employees in support/paraprofessional roles without degrees/certification to gain practical exposure to application of theories/principles of specialized area; Work is of limited scope, typically on smaller, less complex projects/ assignments or providing support for larger projects/ assignments that have department and area impact Performs basic tasks and functions for professional field of work; Works in compliance with established procedures and/or protocols. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable, clearly-defined problems; Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information, inconsistencies/anomalies in routine research/data Problem
  • Complexity - Performs basic tasks and functions for professional field of work; Works in compliance with established procedures and/or protocols. Identifies and resolves readily identifiable, clearly-defined problems; Demonstrates skill in data analysis techniques by resolving missing/incomplete information, inconsistencies/anomalies in routine research/data 
  • Autonomy - Nature of work requires general supervision; exercises judgment; may be paired with a mentor; Work typically involves regular process checks or review of output by a co-worker and/or supervisor
  •  Knowledge - grasp of professional principles and skills. Knows and effectively uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of area of specialization
  • Influence/People Leadership - May provide general guidance/direction to or train junior level support personnel

 

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