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Sr Telecommunications Engineer - Clackamas Oregon


Sr Telecommunications Engineer - Clackamas Oregon

Portland, OR
  • Responsibilities

    For 27+ years, Gillespie, Prudhon & Associates, Inc. (GP&A) has consistently delivered excellence in telecommunications engineering and implementation services to clients throughout the U.S. Our business is steadily increasing, and we need to add to our engineering staff. Visit our website at to learn more about our company.

    The Senior Telecommunications Engineer, under general direction, interfaces with clients regarding projects on Fiber optics, SCADA, multiplexing systems and general telecommunication engineering. They will design and identify requirements as well as coordinate implementation of telecommunication equipment systems and facilities.

    The successful candidate needs to apply out-of-the-box thinking and proactive problem solving while working with a wide variety of projects and clients. An entrepreneurial, customer service mindset balanced with a commonsense business acumen is essential. The position is based out of Clackamas Oregon and does require travel about 25% of the time.

    The following describes the positions in more detail:


    Interfaces with client to ascertain the client’s requirements for the telecommunications equipment / systems to be designed, specified, procured, constructed, tested and operated by the client.

    Drafts engineering project proposals to define goals, identify the scope, background, and need, and ascertain cost of equipment, parts, and services.

    Perform engineering to meet customer requirements and perform field engineering to construct new, and monitor, evaluate and modify existing telecommunication equipment, and fiber optic transport systems and facilities.

    Directs projects when assigned by management by preparing plans of action, resource allocation, and monitoring progress

    Analyzes telecommunications performance problems and needs to determine the most appropriate means of reducing, eliminating, and/or avoiding current and future problems and improve communications.

    Designs wired and wireless communications sites to establish building and tower placement, power requirements, antenna placement, conduit and duct routes, and communications equipment required for new and/or existing sites.

    Assist with the preparation of documents and drawings to support local, state and federal land use applications, environmental assessments / studies and construction permits.

    Determines appropriate configurations of telecommunications hardware and software to achieve the desired performance of telecommunications equipment

    In conjunction with the Business Development Manager participate in on-going marketing activities to promote the company’s services and win additional business.


    Develop engineering documentation, including:

    • Project cost estimates Scopes of work Specifications Design drawings Bills of material Engineering reports Installation procedures Test Plans
    • Manage assigned project schedules and budgets


    BS in electrical/electronic engineering with 5 years direct experience with telecommunications systems or equivalent combination; PE a plus

    Experience with SCADA, Fiber Optic, multiplexing systems

    Ability to develop engineering documentation, including procurement and installation specifications for telecommunications systems

    Demonstrated field engineering, construction and/or maintenance experience

    Ability to work on multiple projects concurrently

    Excellent writing and verbal communication skills

    Manages time well; is proactive instead of reactive

    Comfortable working with project objectives that are not well-defined

    Confident in making decisions independently

    Understanding of FCC compliance issues a plus


    Competitive salary with excellent benefits

    To apply, send a cover letter stating why you would be a good match with GP&A along with your resume detailing your relevant experience and education and training.