Field Digital Infrastructure LAN Engineer

Posted 9 months ago by MSELECT
Location Basrah, Iraq Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is hiring a Field Digital Infrastructure LAN Engineer for a major global oil and gas client in Basrah with minimum of 3 years of experience to support passive network infrastructure operations and deliver passive projects. the candidiate will be working on rotation of 28 on 28 off, fluency in English and Arabic is a must.

Job summary 

The main operating base contains the hub of the operations and most of the computer users. There are around 30 outlying sites.

The IT department has a developing infrastructure that introduces frequent change that needs to be managed effectively and speedily. This infrastructure will see significant growth and transformation over the next five years and beyond.

The FDI Engineer will be required to work with various maintenance teams to support the operation and deliver field digital infrastructure project’s to agreed costs and timescales, maintaining quality and ensuring compliance with relevant governance, regulations, standards and policies.  

The role requires an individual with excellent organisation skills who is able to manage and deliver multiple projects with a deep understanding fibre, structured cabling, data centre passive infrastructure, wide area networks and general while having a good understating of overall telecommunications services and technologies.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage projects that include implementation of fibre, structured cabling, telecommunication cabins
  • Participation RFP  bid evaluations
  • Participate in designing local area networks
  • Manage support teams to maintain Data Centre and remote site telecommunications cabins passive infrastructure
  • Maintain the integrity of the network
  • Operate and maintain local area networks, track significant problems, monitor performance
  • Diagnoses and resolves complex local area network issues
  • Performs installation, maintenance, and operation of passive infrastructure as required
  • Manage business as usual cable patching requests
  • Produce and maintain documentation regarding LAN passive configuration and service records relating to inter and intra-site passive infrastructure.
  • Assists in developing and providing training to building level faculty and staff in the proper operation of the local area network
  • Conduct site surveys… gather and ensure accuracy of the statement of requirements as defined by the Project Manager
  • Assist in developing and writing the passive infrastructure scope of work for specific projects/sites
  • Provide technical intra and inter site fiber and UTP design drawings
  • Develop  project Bill of Materials in relation to project SOW and design drawings.
  • Ensure compliance of Bill of Materials with project standards
  • Conduct testing and acceptance walkthroughs upon project completion using the project acceptance checklist, ensuring compliance with all standards



  • Meticulous organizational skills.
  • Ability and drive to co-ordinate activities.
  • Good inter personal skills.
  • Experience of network infrastructure (passive & active), 2 years minimum.
  • Experience of network topologies (passive & active), 2 years minimum.
  • ITIL certified
  • Strong knowledge of local area network passive architecture
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure requirements and components of local area networks
  • Strong working knowledge of Fiber and LAN tools. (Fluke DTX-1800 copper/fiber test kit)
  • English written & oral.
  • Willing to work rotation 28 days on 28 days off and from home on rare occasions.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment
  • Significant experience in a similar role in an oil/gas company
  • MS power point / creating and maintaining presentations
  • MS power Excel / maintaining spreadsheets
  • MS Access / maintain database entries as required.
  • Intermediate MS visio / creating and maintaining network topologies
  • Intermediate MS word / creating and developing scopes of work and other administrative documentation as required



  • Ability to supervise technical support staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of technology users
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment
  • Willingness and ability to work in adverse conditions at times (hot weather, sandy weather)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent leadership and team/resource management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work with staff at all levels in an organisation
  • Proactive thinking – the ability to come up with options and solutions
  • Good attention to detail
  • Delivery focused
  • Willing to challenge and be challenged
  • Motivating, positive, energetic, helpful
  • Leads by example
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrates strong customer empathy
  • Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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