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Kent Recruitment

Principal Telecommunications Engineer

Perth – Australia
Date Published

Kent has an exciting and challenging opportunity for an experienced Principal Telecommunications Engineer, to be based in our Perth office.

About you:

Join us. Unleash your energy within.

If you have world-class ambitions to reach the stars while keeping your feet on the ground, we’re the team for you. We've created a new breed of company – future-focused with reimagined ambition across all disciplines within the energy sector.

We love people who know their own potential and are not afraid to use it. We know that together, we’re far more than the sum of our parts. So, we celebrate people who want to grow and develop as we work together on some of the largest projects on the energy world stage.

Our purpose and beliefs:

As Kent, we’re tackling the greatest challenge of our time - to bring our world the energy it needs in the most responsible way ever imagined.

It’s the energy of every member of our team driven by our beliefs that is making this happen. Whatever our skill, our language, or our culture. These beliefs define and direct us every day to be the very best - for ourselves, our clients, our key stakeholders, the communities we operate in and the planet:





Read more about the Purpose, Beliefs and Guiding Principles that drive us:

Our vision for Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging:

We recognise that diversity & inclusion are catalysts for success. We’re heightening awareness on the benefits of people diversity, diversity of experiences and diversity of our perspectives. Creating a culture of inclusivity where all employees feel a sense of belonging.

Our combined energy is fueled by different nationalities, across 6 continents and 24 countries. Our commitment is to celebrate character – no matter what ethnic background, gender, age, religion, identity, or disability.

About the Job:

In this lead role you will help drive the Telecommunications system engineering team to provide brownfield and greenfield engineering in the conventional oil and gas sector (onshore and offshore) and emerging Energy Transition markets. The initial responsibility will be on a large combined onshore/offshore project covering the usual suite of offshore telecommunications equipment and the full system lifecycle from the provision and oversight of telecommunications engineering, procurement, construction, hand over to operations and ongoing support. In addition, with a goal of growing the Telecommunications Team, you will support upcoming opportunities in all Kent business lines (Engineering & Consulting, Projects, Ops & Maintenance and Commissioning/Completions/Start-up).

As a degree qualified engineer (either CPEng or eligible) your experience will cover more than a decade of hands-on experience with the delivery of complex systems. You will likely have had roles in project engineering; system integration and be well versed in systems engineering, configuration management and project controls. You will be well versed in the use of digital modelling and design techniques, from commercial 3D tools to re-purposing of common software applications as team process tools.

You will be able to demonstrate experience with a range of subsystems, including:

• networking, switching and transmission (e.g. microwave, fibre)

• marine, meteorological and oceanographic systems including radar and VTS

• life safety systems including access control, CCTV and PAGA

• digital and analogue radio

• electronic access control and management including virtualisation, firewalls and intrusion detection.

• supporting elements such as power systems, equipment housing & mounting and servers

Working in industries which are highly regulated necessitates comprehensive documentation and quality records. Your history will include planning, developing and delivering work packages requiring a similar level of diligence and scrutiny.

Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience managing teams for similar size and complexity projects.

At Kent we consider all our people and partners as leaders in our approach to safety and sustainability. Your technical and management skills will be matched by your commitment to safety and the awareness of your responsibility to actively foster a team culture where everyone has the opportunity to raise concerns and is empowered to stop work if they feel it is not safe.

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