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Telecommunications Design Engineer / Technical Design Officer – Electronics

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Work type: Full time (7.5 hrs)
Location: Marleston South
Categories: Engineering

Who we are

SA Power Networks delivers energy solutions to empower South Australia today and in the future.  We are always seeking to build a more sustainable, efficient, and innovative business that creates real value for our customers. 

As one of the State’s largest employers, we have a commitment to integrity and take pride in doing the right thing for our people, customers, and community.

Progress your career and help us in empowering South Australia.

The Role

Reporting to the Team Leader – Telecommunications Engineering & DC Systems, the Technical Design Officer - Electronics will provide consultancy and design for the provision of the Operational Telecommunications Network, consisting of but not limited to ethernet, PDH, SDH, IP-MPLS technologies.

This role will provide technical expertise for the planning, management and development of Telecommunication networks

Key deliverables include

  • Develop telecommunications network topologies to satisfy performance objectives.
  • Provide consultancy and design for the provision of DC Power Systems within Substations and other Telecommunications sites. This should include alternate energy solutions where appropriate.
  • Contribute to Telecommunications designs complying with Australian Regulations and Legislation, SAPN Standards, Australian standards and customer specifications.
  • Maintain familiarisation of advances in Telecommunication services, devices and technologies.
  • Provides concept development and estimates for Regulated and Un-Regulated Projects
  • Deliver Telecommunications project requirements to satisfy the business requirements.
  • Support and develop design standards and business processes.

What you will need:

  • Tertiary qualification in Telecommunications/Electrical/Electronic Engineering.
  • Knowledge of ITU-T standards, statutory requirements relating to telecommunication installations.
  • Knowledge of industry best practice in LAN/WAN architecture and network administration of switches, routers and firewalls.
  • Demonstrated experience delivering and integrating IP and serial services with a modern IP-MPLS based network.
  • Knowledge of IP-MPLS, PDH, SDH and ethernet network principles.
  • Knowledge of Safety in Design principles
  • Demonstrated experience in Telecommunications DC systems.
  • Current SA Drivers Licence (class car)
  • ACMA Open Registration with endorsements (desirable)

What We Offer:

We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. We offer an attractive salary package and benefits for our employees that will allow you to be your best every day. They include:

  • Stability and a strong pipeline of interesting project work to deliver on
  • Diverse career and leadership opportunities
  • Flexible working conditions
  • An industry-leading focus on technology & innovation
  • A culture that fosters achievement

Candidates will need to be prepared to undertake a pre-employment medical.  

SA Power Networks does not currently have a mandatory vaccination policy, however this is subject to ongoing review as necessary from time to time.  

Full vaccination and the ongoing maintenance of this status is strongly recommended in-line with government advice. 


To obtain further details please contact Arnold Sebolai – 0458 117 563

How to Apply

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SA Power Networks is an Equal Opportunity employer.

For more information about SA Power Networks visit our website

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