Telecommunications Systems Engineer

Requisition ID:  273764

Requisition Posting End Date: 01/17/2024


Bechtel Overview

Since 1898, we have helped customers complete more than 25,000 projects in 160 countries on all seven continents that have created jobs, grown economies, improved the resiliency of the world’s infrastructure, increased access to energy, resources, and vital services, and made the world a safer, cleaner place.


Differentiated by the quality of our people and our relentless drive to deliver the most successful outcomes, we align our capabilities to our customer’s objectives to create a lasting positive impact. We serve the Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; Mining and Metals; and Manufacturing and Technology markets. Our services span from initial planning and investment, through start-up and operations.


Core to Bechtel are our values-ethics, safety, quality, people, culture, relationships, innovation and sustainability, and our covenants-integrity, respect, collaboration, trust, and delivery. They are what we believe, what customers expect, and how we deliver.



Position Overview

We are looking for a team member that will collaborate openly and has proficient oral and written communications skills. As a member of our IT team, you will have the opportunity to be engaged in a wide variety of IT-related work. This will include maintaining both voice and data telecommunications systems, providing user support and troubleshooting efforts, and researching and recommending creative methods and solutions for networking, and other IT-related tasking. We do not require you have competency in all these areas and will provide on-the-job training for areas that need reinforcement.  This is not the typical trouble-ticket-based systems/network administration position, but instead requires the orchestration of different skill sets across the spectrum of IT solutions to effect significant modernization while ensuring reliable service.


This position is in Columbia, MD.




  • Designing, integrating, configuring, deploying, testing, and maintaining numerous types of network devices, interfaces, and technologies as they relate to data, voice and video hardware and software.
  • Managing configuration changes of various voice and data equipment.
  • Applying knowledge of multiple aspects of telecommunications, internetworking, and data systems networking.
  • Providing escalated Tier-2 and Tier-3 technical support on data, voice, and video networks.
  • Resolving complex network problems and operate network analyzers, WAN test equipment, and network simulators.
  • Developing and maintain installation, configuration, and operational procedures.
  • Providing support to users to help troubleshoot and resolve issues.
  • Working with various vendors to commission and integrate new equipment.
  • Maintaining supporting infrastructure such as storage, compute, and virtualized environment.
  • Advising on alternatives and assesses technical limitations with operational realities.
  • Influencing purchases of network equipment and components. 
  • Developing business case justifications and technology evaluations to develop or purchase innovative technology, and establishes appropriate procedures to test, implement, install, and monitor problem resolutions guidelines.
  • Performing as the technical SME for Storage, Compute and Virtualization. 
  • Anticipating customer needs to plan and design solutions.
  • Providing leadership with a willingness to help others lean and succeed.
  • Researching and solving problems independently and in team setting.



Qualifications and Skills

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university with thirteen (13) years’ experience relevant to Information Technology OR nineteen (19) years’ work experience relevant to Information Technology in lieu of degree.
  • Salary and grade commensurate with experience.
  • You must possess an active TS SCI with Polygraph security clearance.
  • U.S. citizenship is required for this position.



Minimum Qualifications:

  • Technical experience such as System Administration, Network Engineering, and Computer Programming.
  • Experience with Linux/Unix operating systems.
  • Experience with network switch and firewall configuration and maintenance (VLANs, ACLs, firewall rules, etc.).
  • Team Lead or individual project lead experience.
  • Security+ Certified (or obtain certification one in 6-months) or other appropriate certification. 



Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with end-to-end troubleshooting across multiple devices and networks.
  • Experience Load testing / network simulation.
  • CCNA Collaboration (Voice) Certified.
  • Experience with Kubernetes, Docker, Openstack.
  • Experience Software Defined Networking (SDN) or Network Function Virtualization (NFV).
  • Knowledge or experience in LTE, UMTS, GSM technology, wireless voice, or landline phone switches.
  • Experience with telephony signals analysis and troubleshooting.


Shaping tomorrow together

Bechtel is one of the most respected global engineering, construction, and project management companies. Together with our customers, we deliver landmark projects that foster long-term progress and economic growth. Since 1898, we’ve completed more than 25,000 extraordinary projects across 160 countries on all seven continents. We operate through four global businesses: Infrastructure; Nuclear, Security & Environmental; Energy; and Mining & Metals. Our company and our culture are built on more than a century of leadership and a relentless adherence to our values, the core of which are safety, quality, ethics, and integrity. These values are what we believe, what we expect, what we deliver, and what we live.

Bechtel is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, national origin, disability, citizenship status (except as authorized by law), protected veteran status, genetic information, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

In accordance with Bechtel's duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace for our employees and to safeguard the health of our families, customers, and visitors, we have adopted mandatory COVID-19 safety protocols for each work location, which may include a vaccination or testing requirement. Please speak with your Bechtel recruiter to determine which protocols apply to the work location for the job you are seeking.