Field Engineer with Tetra and P25

Job Title: Field Engineer with Tetra and P25
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Eastern Suburbs Perth, Western Australia
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 182631_1522998384
Contact Name: Daniel Whitehead
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 06, 2018 17:06

Job Description

Technical Competencies

  1. Good understanding of communications systems and IP networks;
  2. Several years experience with a wide range of communications products and systems including system installation, commissioning, systems fault finding, diagnosis and resolution;
  3. Exposure to understanding customer issues and ability to achieve Total Customer Satisfaction;
  4. Good knowledge of Microwave Linking Systems (Aviat, NSN);
  5. General knowledge of WAN technologies, routing and encryption (Cisco, HP, Telstra GWIP);
  6. Familiarity with Two Way Radio Systems (Tetra and P25);
  7. Excellent documentation skills with the ability to prepare written information accurately, clearly, effectively, and succinctly for various target audiences, including business, enterprise, and technical;
  8. Understanding and appreciation of Project Management methodologies and delivery; and
  9. Ability to maintain continuous professional development in the candidate's areas of expertise

Personal and Behavioural Attributes

  1. The ability to maintain a consistent professional attitude under any and all work related circumstances;
  2. Highly developed skills in self-organisation and self-discipline;
  3. Ability in managing multiple tasks, conflicting priorities, and adapting to changing requirements whilst meeting objectives in a timely fashion;
  4. The ability to work effectively and productively with little or no direct supervision;
  5. The ability to work effectively and productively within a structured environment and adhere to processes;
  6. The ability to remain calm under pressure;
  7. A mature individual with a consistent 'Can Do' approach;
  8. Excellent practical problem solving skills;
  9. Ability to conceptualise solutions from a customer viewpoint;
  10. Ability to influence customers to achieve a win-win solution
  11. A team player with the ability to analyse rationally and constructively, collaborate, contribute, support and work cohesively with all other team members towards shared objectives;
  12. Proven ability to gain the respect and trust of external parties, including customers, consultants, service providers, vendors, partners, and other external organizations;
  13. Proven ability to gain the respect and trust of management, colleagues, and peer groups within the internal organization;
  14. Excellent interpersonal and communications skills, both face-to-face and via other communication media;
  15. Excellent understanding of Occupational Health and Safety regulations and its application to the works undertaken; and
  16. Willingness to travel regionally, nationally and internationally for periods of several weeks at a time

Key Responsibilities

  1. Install and commission Voice IP based Switching equipment as per system design;
  2. Configure and Commission Radio sites;
  3. Complete system installation & configuration according to documentation;
  4. Complete factory & field acceptance test procedures according to documentation;
  5. Produce and maintain "as-built" documentation;
  6. Provide technical assistance during system trials and post-commissioning;
  7. Provide system trouble-shooting and rectification of technical issues;
  8. Ensure installation and configuration is in accordance with documentation and contracted Quality Installation Standards;
  9. Conduct factory & field acceptance tests;
  10. Ensure all equipment meets or exceeds all regulatory requirements;
  11. Report and assist rectification of non-conformance issues;
  12. Co-ordinate repair and replacement until customer acceptance and/or completion of punch list;
  13. Assist in resolving technical issues during all stages of the project;
  14. Provide installation guidelines to Sub contractors;
  15. Maintain IT and Linking Systems related to Two Way Digital Networks;
  16. Report the current status of work on a regular basis;
  17. Conduct site and RF coverage surveys;
  18. Support the Project Team in completing project deliverables; and
  19. Other additional duties as required from time to time.

Education and Qualifications


  • Year 12 - Maths/Science/English;
  • Electrical Technician Course(s);
  • Cabling Certification/OTJ training;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Product Suite; and
  • Driver's license.


  • Industry recognized certification (Aviat / NSN / Cisco / HP);
  • Electrical Diploma; and
  • Transmission Systems Training.

Career Prospects

Potential progression into the following streams

  • Project Engineer;
  • Systems Engineer;

Successful applicants will be required to:

  • Pass a police security clearance; and
  • Travel to customer remote site locations as required, from time to time which may involve several days and weeks based on customer locations.