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Telecommunications Systems Designer

Opportunity Information + Key Responsibilities

HUNT is searching for a Telecommunications Systems Designer to join our Technology Design team in either our Horseheads, NY or Rochester, NY office.

Job Type: Full-time

Schedule: 8-hour Day shift. Monday-Friday.

+Wage Range: $41,600 - $52,000 per year. Salary commensurate with experience and talent.

HUNT-EAS is seeking candidates for a qualified Telecommunications Systems Designer. This team member will plan, design, and specify various types of communication networks and solutions. The successful candidate will work on project planning, designing, scheduling and construction. HUNT-EAS also offers a full range of engineering services to our clients so it will be important for this individual to work well in a team environment. Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in the production of technical plans, specifications, and models.

As member of the technology design team this individual will work on a variety of projects in the K-12 schools, municipal, healthcare, multi-family housing, and college and university markets. HUNT-EAS offers a fast-paced environment, with a focus on high-caliber work while balancing employee work-life relationship over the long term.

Other duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Gain familiarity with the client’s expectations, scope, budget and schedule for assigned tasks

  • Recognize and communicate scope and design changes promptly

  • Collaborate design criteria with engineering team members to gather information required to design the telecommunications systems

  • Plan and design backbone distribution, cable pathways, audio-visual, and telecommunications space drawings and schematics for projects using CAD software

  • Conduct field reviews and surveys to verify accuracy of completed design

  • Interpret architect drawings/specifications, blueprints and construction documents

  • Provide on-site assistance during start-ups and construction

  • Lead and provide guidance to a draftsperson or other team member

  • Coordinate work activities with other staff members

  • Create installation documents from information found on vendor equipment drawings and submittals

  • Knowledge and understanding of schedule constraints and information requirements for the production of deliverables

Education + Qualifications

  • Two-year technical degree or four-year non-technical degree

  • BICSI (Building Industry Consulting Services International) RCDD (Registered Communications Distribution Designer) credential – or ability to obtain in the near future

  • 4 years of telecommunications design experience

  • Knowledge & application of NFPA 70 (NEC) as applicable to telecommunications design requirements

  • Knowledge & application of telecommunications industry association (TIA) standards

  • Experience working with team of telecommunications designers

  • Experience editing construction specifications

  • Experience estimating and scheduling design efforts for large multi-building projects with multiple phases and design packages

  • Strong structured cabling design background

  • Proficiency with Revit

  • Proficiency with Bluebeam

  • Proficiency with MS Office applications

  • Strong communication skills

  • Experience in providing Quality Assurance and Checking of telecommunications systems designed by others

  • Experience working with architects, owners, and agencies

  • Good writing and verbal communication skills

  • Be highly motivated and a self-starter

  • Possess the desire to expand their knowledge and pass it on to others

  • Working knowledge of the following:

  • Ethernet Local Area Networks (LAN), both copper & fiber

  • Wide Area Networks

  • Wireless LAN

  • Power over Ethernet Standards

  • Instructional Technology

  • Audio/Video Systems

  • Access Control Systems

  • IP Video Surveillance Systems

  • Power Distribution for Information Technology Equipment Spaces

Benefits Package

  • Holidays

  • PTO

  • Health Insurance

  • FSA/ HSA

  • Life Insurance

  • 401(K) plan

  • Continuing Education Support

About Us

HUNT is a full-service A/E Firm with offices located in Albany, NY, Binghamton, NY, Horseheads, NY, Rochester, NY, and Towanda, PA.

As a firm, our vision is to build vibrant communities by empowering creativity and partnership. We have accomplished this to date by being an entrusted partner to our clients/communities, providing full-service design that is innovative, practical and community focused. In addition, we offer a family friendly, flexible workplace that aims to encourage long, successful, sustainable careers through a variety of life stages. We are excited to welcome you to apply to this strong culture and hope that your values align with those of the firm, which will further enhance our culture even as we look toward targeted growth opportunities.

HUNT is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

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