Job Title: Telecommunications Engineer (Operations)
Department: Operations Expansion and Start-Up Department
Reports To: Maintenance Manager
Basic Function and Scope:
Plans, supervises and participates in the installation and maintenance of a wide range of
communications systems and equipment for the Company such as Fiber Optic systems &networks, PA/GA systems, CCTV systems, Microwave systems, VHF/UHF radio systems, PABX
systems & networks, Audio/Visual systems, Entertainment systems, Structured cabling, LAN
networks, Power supplies etc. Prepares and supervises planned routine maintenance activities.
Tasks and Duties:
Supervises the activities of assigned personnel. Performs supervisory functions at the
level established by Management for the position. The specific Managerial and
Supervisory responsibilities of all such jobs are detailed in a separate document,included in all Job Description Manuals.
Directs and participates in the daily activities, routine and preventative maintenance
programs for all Company telecommunications systems and equipment both onshore
and offshore. Inspects quality and compliance of completed work.
Supervises and participates in the installation of various end-user peripherals.
Ensures continuous and reliable services are available at all times.
Supervises contractors activities on maintenance contracts to ensure that work carried
out meets specified requirements. Ensures that contracted personnel adhere to and
meet Company safety procedures, regulations and laid down practices.
Co-ordinates with and assists Senior Telecommunications Engineer on ongoing schemes
to verify user requirements, arrange planned outages and follow up progress. Acts for
Senior Telecommunications Engineer when required.
Prepares and reviews Preventative Maintenance Schedules for all communications
systems, updates these schedules as and when necessary and incorporates schedules
for new systems.
Ensures all communications systems documentation is available and updated to include
all modifications/upgrades etc. at all times. Reviews Vendor's submitted documentation
for completeness and accuracy. Maintains an indexed library for this purpose.
Ensures that all communications systems spares are adequate and available at all times.Recommends additional spares and arranges for repairs of faulty equipment.
Regularly inspects test equipment and ensures their proper operation and regular
Responsible for the support of Company Safety, environment and Quality policies and programs, and carrying out specific duties and responsibilities related to his job as spelled out in Management system documentation, policies, procedures, local documentation, Management System Manual, Safety Manual and other related documents.
Undertakes similar and related tasks as directed by supervisor.
3. Work Contacts:
Daily contacts with work associates and engineer to the next level in all departments to plan/discuss/co-ordinate work activities. Occasional contacts with local contractors/suppliers representatives to discuss product specifications and related technical matters.
4. Independence of Operation:
Works according to Company's established procedures and professional telecommunications engineering standards. Exercises latitude during emergencies/breakdown of systems, keeping Supervisor informed of work progress. Completed work is generally reviewed by Supervisor.
5. Supervisory Responsibility:
Supervises: 4 Telecommunications Specialist
6. Physical Effort:
50% - Sitting
50% - Standing / walking / climbing.
7. Work Environment:
50% - Air-conditioned environment
50% - Non-air-conditioned environment, exposed to heat, humidity, dirt and noise.
8. Minimum Requirements:
a. Bachelors Degree in Telecommunications Engineering or equivalent.
b. Seven (7) years directly related experience, preferably in the Oil & Gas Industry.
c. Very good written and spoken English.