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Lead Engineer, Telecommunications (Hybrid)

04/19/2023 Locations Westwood-MA
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The Telecommunications Lead Engineer is responsible for the Fiber Optic and Microwave network design, engineering, and execution of projects that provide communication infrastructure and services to the company. Team Lead is responsible for managing the telecommunications team and ensure smooth operation of executing telecommunications projects. This is a hybrid role. The first three months are full time in the office.

The Lead Engineer is responsible for technical oversight of the Telecommunications team and also for generating and reviewing detailed engineering designs and documentation for fiber and Microwave installation, configuration, and commissioning of equipment. Lead Engineer is responsible for supervising, assigning, prioritizing and directing the work performed by other Engineers and staff.

Essential Functions: 

  • Lead the telecommunications team by managing their day to day work and achieve targets.
  • Long-term planning (5-10 yrs.) to support life cycle replacements of CORE Transport and MPLS CORE communication network infrastructure.
  • Short term planning for emergent projects, fiber expansion, new fiber routes, diversified fiber routes, Microwave and network reliability and enhancement.
  • Work with the Telecommunications Manager on the Telecom Strategy and growth.
  • Mentor co-op students, rotational engineers, new hires, and existing staff.
  • Plan and develop network communications systems related to Eversource backbone network infrastructure (Transport/Backhaul network) which includes Fiber Optic builds, Fiber Optic splicing, Transport Paths, Fiber rings, Multiplexers, Fiber utilization, RTU Replacements and Microwave planning.
  • Be familiar with Eversource and industry communication design guidelines and regulations.
  • Participate in weekly project scheduling meetings to represent Telecommunications Engineering and provide feedback to the team on project status and design due dates.
  • Be able to prepare conceptual designs and cost estimates for future projects.
  • Review project documentation and develop telecommunications scope of work. Create network design and Bill of Materials (BOM), provide “Issued For Construction” (IFC) design packages and review As-Built documents after project completion.
  • Engineering Design Review/Approval for all telecom projects, internal and external and technical oversight of engineering work being completed by vendors.
  • Be a point of contact, for external engineering groups soliciting communication engineering support or questions.
  • Familiar with all issued designs to be able to answer questions and/or address issues when the design engineer is not available.
  • Develop and own telecom engineering projects and lead them from start to completion.
  • Work with Project Management to create business documentation for new projects.
  • Configure OTN and IP network equipment, Multiplexers, Frame relay devices and keep track of regulatory & compliance requirements.
  • Participate in site walks with other teams to determine scope of telecom work.
  • Coordinate with equipment vendors to finalize product design application, solicit quotes and then place equipment orders.
  • Create high level diagrams in MS VISIO for overall project scope.
  • Create fiber projects and perform As-Built updates in the GIS tool (OSPInsight).
  • Thorough coordination with Field Operations for equipment installation, troubleshooting, testing, and commissioning as applicable.

Technical Knowledge/Skill/Education/Licenses/Certifications:

Technical Knowledge/Skill:

  • Thorough knowledge of both telecom theory and application in the electric utility industry.
  • Experience with telecom systems and requirements including, private radio, private microwave, private fiber optic networks/systems, teleprotection systems, power line carrier or commercial wired & wireless communications services.  
  • Working knowledge of SONET and TDM systems as well as MPLS, DWDM and Ethernet technologies
  • Demonstrate a high level of personal initiative and ability to interact with company personnel, contractors, and others in a positive, team building manner.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to physically navigate in and around an electrical substation.
  • Ability to initiate and lead projects with minimal supervision.


  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Electrical Engineering Technology, Telecommunications/Network Engineering, or associated disciplines from an accredited engineering school.
  • Professional Engineering License desirable.
  • Master's degree desirable.


    • 10 years of relevant experience working with fiber Transport/Backhaul network.
    • Supervisory experience in leading and managing engineering teams.
    • Experience in OPGW and ADSS design considerations and code requirements in and around electric power space as well as associated installation materials and hardware.
    • Experience in some or all the following communications technologies:
      • Computer network routing and switching. 
      • Specifying fiber optic equipment required for specific applications, e.g., S-Mode OPGW, ADSS, OM-3 Duct cables, Multiplexers, Patch panels etc.  
      • Familiarity with Protection and Control schemes.
      • Working knowledge of microwave systems implementation including FCC/FAA filings.
      • Experience with Construction drawings and As-Built documents.
      • Good working knowledge of industry standards, safety standards, and existing electrical design codes including but not limited to: electric utility practices, substation materials and equipment.          

    Licenses & Certifications:

    All licenses and certificates related to Fiber Optic design and planning are highly appreciated

    Compensation and Benefits:

    • Eversource offers a competitive total rewards program.  The annual salary range for this position starts at $133,570 and the market rate is $148,410, plus incentive.  Salary is commensurate with your experience.  Check out the career site for an overview of benefits.

    Working Conditions:

    • Must be available to work emergency restoration assignment as required.

    • Must be available to travel between MA/CT/NH as necessary.


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    Number of Openings:


    EEO Statement

    Eversource Energy is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, religion, disability status, or protected veteran status.

    VEVRRA Federal Contractor

    Vaccination Information:

    Eversource requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by their first day of employment. If you have any concerns regarding compliance with this requirement, you will need to discuss your concerns with Eversource’s HR department after you have been made a conditional offer of employment. Eversource does not require applicants to discuss vaccination status prior to receipt of a conditional offer of employment and complies with all applicable laws.

    Emergency Response:

    Responding to emergency situations to meet customers’ needs is part of every employee’s role. If employed, you will be given an Emergency Restoration assignment.  This means you may be called to assist during an emergency outside of your normal responsibilities, work hours and location. 

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    • Engineering, Westwood, Massachusetts, United StatesRemove