Network Analyst/Engineer

Posted 06 September 2023
Location Houston, United States of America
Job type Contract

Job Description

Network Analyst/Engineer - Part Time Position

Location: Houston, TX

The Field Network Analyst/Network Engineer will be responsible for:
  • Support of Field Network Infrastructure and Well Communications
  • Understand basic Oil & Gas operations
  • Maintain and build on Business Unit relationships by acting as IT liaison with Operations
  • Accommodate new SCADA implementation at the production facilities by providing connectivity for process control and data gathering.
  • Develop IT training and knowledge articles for BU operations to leverage for TCOM related issues.
  • Ability to troubleshoot complex network issues by navigating through peer-to-peer communication on the field network using packet captures.
  • Familiar with cable and RF test equipment such spectrum analyzers
  • Communicate planned changes to the field network accurately and effectively and understand how those changes impact Oil & Gas operations.
  • Issue and maintain IP Address/DNS for all network connected devices for new facility builds.
  • Coordinate and supervise capital projects in the Business Unit in accordance with L48 and BU safety policies and guidelines.
  • Monitor and provide metrics of network performance to BU Operations and IT leadership.
  • Oversee emergency power generators, site cleanliness, and site security for all tower locations
  • Manage Process Control Networks (PCN) that communicate via IT infrastructure that will stop Oil & Gas production if connections are lost.
  • Provide second level field support for various wireless technologies:
  • Point-to-point and point-to-multipoint microwave technologies, both licensed and unlicensed
  • 802.11 Wi-Fi
  • Land mobile radio systems (LMR)
  • SCADA RTU’s and PLC’s
  • SCADA Data Collectors

  • CCNP, CCNA or equivalent certification in Routing and Switching
  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Business Admin/Mgmt, Computer Science, Engineering, Information Technology, Management Information Systems, other related business field, other related technical field, or foreign equivalent
  • 5+ Years’ experience supporting enterprise networking
  • 5+ years’ experience with various wireless technologies including point to multi point, point to point, mesh, and 802.11 wi-fi.
  • 5+ years’ experience with Ethernet switching and routing
  • 5+ years’ experience with Cisco IOS command line
  • 5+ years’ experience troubleshooting utilizing the OSI model
  • 3+ years’ experience with SNMP based monitoring software
  • 3+ years’ experience with DNS, DHCP, packet capture software, and IP address/Subnetting
  • Experience with serial communications including RS232 and RS485
  • Willingness to travel overnight to other locations

  • Experience with Aviat, Cambium, ABB Tropos, Motorola UHF radio systems manufacturers
  • Link-profiling and RF propagation software experience
  • Experience in microwave (licensed and un-licensed), MAS-SCADA, Private LTE, LoRaWan, IOT, Land Mobile, tower structures, and FCC and FAA regulations for the aforementioned
  • Familiarity with existing and emerging cellular technologies
  • Experience with microwave link design, planning, and troubleshooting
  • Working knowledge of parts 90 and 101 of CFR47 (FCC regulations)
  • Knowledge and experience with DC/AC power solutions and sizing; 12vdc, 24vdc, 48vdc, 120vac, 240vac
  • Report writing experience
  • SCADA systems
  • Team player able to work collaboratively in an environment of mixed disciplines including field operations, I&E, contractors, and corporate engineering groups to provide reliable communications to the business