Senior Communications Engineer
Company: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate)
Location: Huntington Park
Posted on: September 19, 2022
The Network Facilities Architecture and Design team (NFAD) is
responsible for the cabling systems that link the various Walt
Disney Company businesses together. The Senior Communications
Engineer position designs and implements physical infrastructure
services that support global network services. This key technology
position works closely with Real Estate and Disney Segments as well
as the various network services teams to contribute to the overall
physical infrastructure strategy, architecture, design, technology
selection, and deployment of solutions that meet business
requirements. Responsibilities include; collecting requirements,
identifying technologies / vendors, network facilities design,
prioritizing activities, implementation, vendor oversight and
transitioning solutions to Operations. RESPONSIBILITIES
- Acts as single point of contact to Real Estate Design &
Delivery organization for construction projects. Develops ROM costs
for design and delivery of a complete turn-key network
infrastructure for a defined project. Determines equipment,
materials and labor costs for each project and manages project
expenses to estimates.
- Develops office building physical layer design documents and
BOMs. Performs site audits and assessments needed to develop design
documents and plans. Produces Telecom Room layouts, rack elevation
plans, optical riser backbone drawings, labeling schemes, detailed
materials BOMs, Division 27 documents, cutover plans, runlists and
any other documents required to define project design.
- Designs horizontal cabling systems & supporting components ,
optical riser backbone systems, OSP optical campus backbones &
pathways, cable pathways, cable tray conveyance systems, conduits,
pull-boxes, outlets, workstation feeds-devices, floor termination
devices, etc. Programs and designs Telecom Rooms including overall
room layouts, power, HVAC, grounding, racks, runways, HCM, VCM,
- Engages and collaborates with the Network Engineering and
Wireless teams in defining required equipement and related costs.
Develops switch port requirements based on floor / occupancy plans,
specifies UPS needed to support network equipment, reviews WIFI AP
plans and proposes adjustments to coordinate with ceiling design,
programs pathways to support final AP plans, specifies AP mounting
brackets-kits for various ceiling types & mounting scenarios.
- Coordinates with the Architect as a member of the design team
to ensure Construction Documents (CDs) accurately reflect the
required physical layer design. Reviews floor plans and provides
mark-ups to Architect to incorporate into CDs for General and MEP
- Collaborates with Strategic Sourcing to obtain competitive bids
for implementation of the physical layer design. Identifies
bidders, definines bid milestones, attends bid conferences,
presents design to bidders, responds to RFIs, evaluates bid
responses, conducts post bid interviews, contractor selection.
- Provides Construction Administation for each project. Conducts
frequent site walks and onsite reviews. Participates in weekly OAC
meetings. Reviews applicable submittals, responds to RFIs,
coordinates closly with General, Electrical and Cabling Contractors
to ensure project implementation is consistent with design. Attends
site meetings to evaluate and recommend solution when field
conditions dictate deviation from proposed design. Coordinate
Service Provider / Carrier builds into new and existing facilites.
- Provides schedule milestones with estimated completion times to
General Contractors to incorporate into overall construction
project schedule. Tracks timelines and financial forecasts against
stated objectives, ensures proper transition to operations and
completion of close-out as-built floor plans-documentation & test
- Supports Business Unit requests for cabling MAC and small
- Provides operational support for Burbank/Glendale Boundary
Rooms. Coordinate equipment installations and connectivity to
ensure proper installation. Specify rack mount locations for
equipment, extend Carrier circuits, coordinate cabling and power
adds, coordinate Service Provider/Carrier builds.
- Contribute to NFAD group including researching and recommending
new technologies, developing formats for designs and scope-of-work
documents, updated/creating strategy & standards documents.
- Implement NFAD projects. Telecom Room remodels & clean ups,
Campus fiber-optic capacity adds, building horizontal cable and
optical backbone upgrades, etc.
- Researches technologies and products and meets with vendor,
addresses technical issues/deficiencies and influence new products
and services to meet growing and changing requirements.Demonstrate
technical acumen, business acumen, strong communication skills and
professional maturity in representing the department in business
Keywords: The Walt Disney Company (Corporate), Huntington Park , Senior Communications Engineer, Engineering , Huntington Park, California
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