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Senior Communications Engineer

Company: Leidos
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:


Job Description:

Are you passionate about helping to transform the energy industry? Leidos enables utilities to keep pace with this ever-changing market while also reliably and efficiently generating and delivering energy.

As a Communications Engineer within Leidos’ Power Delivery Services organization, you will support large-scale projects that will address electric energy use, improve system reliability, and other generation resources to customers throughout the western United States.

Are you ready to make an impact? Begin your journey of a flourishing and meaningful career; share your resume with us today! Keep reading!

In this role, you can expect to grow by:

  • Perform planning and engineering in support of telecommunication systems and telecommunication projects
  • Design telecommunication systems for transmission line and substation projects/facilities
  • Design, modify or upgrade networks using Ethernet, fiber optic, copper, microwave, radio, leased service, or cellular utilizing client standards or developing new standards
  • Conducting communication network studies for wide, metro and local area networks
  • Establish project schedules and budgets
  • Develop drawings and specifications for utility telecommunication system projects
  • Create bills of materials for telecommunication equipment; obtain quotes and order materials
  • Coordinate with other internal engineering departments, external contractors and utility construction crews
  • Travel to project sites to collect information on existing conditions

What you will bring to the table:

  • Bachelors of Science in Engineering degree (Electrical or Computer Engineering) and 15 plus years of prior relevant experience working directly with an electric utility or an electric utility consulting company, performing design engineering: a Masters degree with 10 years of relevant experience will also be considered
  • This individual shall have a minimum of fifteen (15) years progressively responsible experience in the engineering aspects of design and construction of communication systems associated with Extra High Voltage (EHV) 230 kV to 500 kV or higher transmission lines. Idle candidates will possess an in-depth understanding of application of standards and compliance with cyber security requirements.
  •  Must be capable of complete system design, equipment specification, inspection, testing and commissioning.

It would be nice if you had: 

  • Professional Engineer (PE) certification
  • Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification
  • Active membership in national engineering societies and work-groups (IEEE, PES, etc.)


Leidos is a trusted and technology-focused solutions provider. Utilities and mobile operators rely on our Power Delivery Services Team for reliable power and telecommunication expertise, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities, more than 160 municipals/cooperatives, as well as a growing number of mobile operators, local utility providers and private developers. In addition to providing engineering and project management services, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful Energy Delivery Solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within the Top 10 T&D Firms, and Top 10 Power Firms. To explore and learn more, click here



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External Referral Bonus $:


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Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Keywords: Leidos, Salt Lake City , Senior Communications Engineer, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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