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RF Designer



Location: Seattle, WA
Department: DAS
Posted: 03-21-2018
Location Name: Corporate Headquarters
Wage: Depends on Experience
Position Type: Full time - Non Exempt
Shift: Standard

DAS Simplified is currently seeking an RF Designer for their Seattle, WA office. This is a design position for the building construction industry.The  Radio Frequency Designer ("RF Designer") will design and execute engineering department tasks including RF design using IBWAVE software, specification review, systems coordination, design planning, design scheduling, commissioning planning, production reports, component selection, component testing and verification operations.

The following are duties associated with being a DAS Simplified RF Designer.  Other duties may be assigned, as necessary.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

RF Design Work– The RF Designer will act as principal RF Design resource for projects as determined by the Engineering Manager:

  • Successful completion of the initial design and submittal in iBwave for submission to the Customer, Cellular Carrier or Authority Having Jurisdiction.

  • Design coordination with CAD drafting where applicable.

  • Prepare and answer email and traditional correspondence with customers, potential customers and other relevant third parties.

  • Review new or changed information to correctly capture added scope.

  • Estimate, prepare and submit RFI’s as needed.

  • Generate bill of materials for project designs

  • Generate production reports

  • Interface with the Engineering Manager to establish task deadlines.

Support – RF Designer will support the Sales team, Project managers and Field engineer operations by providing technical assistance and/or clarification:

  • Provide technical support for field engineers during system turn up and commissioning

  • Review turn up documentation/work plan prior to field engineer deployment

  • Attend conference calls and meetings with sales staff and project managers to provide technical support

Authority Having Jurisdiction Outreach Program:

  • Source required information for maintenance of database through routine data collection.

  • Routine data entry and retrieval.

  • Establishing a plan to maintain the accuracy of the database.

Estimation Generation – The RF Designer will act as backup and support for the RF Engineers in the generation of estimates for the Sales Team.

  • Read and interpret technical specifications and proposal requests.

  • Square footage and equipment takeoffs from PDF and DWG

  • Prepare and format estimates per the direction of the Engineering Manager utilizing DAS Simplified templates.

  • Maintain a record of generated estimates.

  • Assist in the preparation of submittals and O & M documentation, project closeouts and documentation flow on projects.

Attend project meetings as assigned.

Assist with development and management of department policies & procedures.

  • Support Engineering staff and Company staff with company initiatives
  • Support team members with special projects

Demonstrate flexibility when performing job duties whenever volume and requests for services require. Ability to pitch in where necessary.

Represent DAS Simplified with the highest of professional standards to all of our partners and customers.

Job Competencies

To perform the job of Project Engineer successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies.

  • Problem Solving – Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner.  Gathers and analyzes information skillfully.  Demonstrates attention to detail.  Collects and researches data.
  • Customer Service - Responds promptly and politely to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments. 
  • Team Work – Balances team and individual responsibilities; Gives and welcomes feedback.
  • Written Communication - Writes clearly and informatively.  Presents numerical data effectively.  Writes and speaks English fluently.
  • Change Management – Develops workable implementation plans.  Communicates changes effectively.
  • Adaptability – Adapts to changes in the work environment, Manages competing demands; Able to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected events.  
  • Safety – Observes safety procedures

Job Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience

Two-year College or university program certificate or two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. BS degree preferred but not required.

Language Ability

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.  Ability to write and speak English fluently.