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Field Operations Specialist (Microwave Towers)

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Field Operations Specialist (Microwave Towers)

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This role will be based out of our Newbury Office

DRW is a diversified trading firm with over 3 decades of experience bringing sophisticated technology and exceptional people together to operate in markets around the world. We value autonomy and the ability to quickly pivot to capture opportunities, so we operate using our own capital and trading at our own risk. 

Headquartered in Chicago with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Asia, we trade a variety of asset classes including Fixed Income, ETFs, Equities, FX, Commodities and Energy across all major global markets. We have also leveraged our expertise and technology to expand into three non-traditional strategies: real estate, venture capital and cryptoassets. 

We operate with respect, curiosity and open minds. The people who thrive here share our belief that it’s not just what we do that matters–it's how we do it. DRW is a place of high expectations, integrity, innovation and a willingness to challenge consensus.  

DRW NX is looking for a Field Operations Specialist (Microwave Towers) to be part of our UK Field Operations team. You will work primarily out of our Newbury field office or DRW's London office supporting our UK and EU networks. Working directly on our network and only our network, you will play a key role in innovation around our network standards and processes by providing field feedback to our network team. Rather than supporting various customers and their different standards, you will be part of our team and play a key role in innovating and contributing to this network’s growing success. Proficiency in microwave installations, path alignments and troubleshooting is required. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform work on towers and rooftops (working at height - in some cases above 150m AGL) including line and antenna installation, grounding/electrical tasks, microwave path alignments and troubleshooting
  • Racking cabinet devices (power stack, indoor radios, switches, etc) and working with NOC to onboard them
  • Complete risk assessment and method of statements
  • Perform work according to health and safety policies
  • Participate in on-the-job training (OJT) with team members and other subcontractors
  • Understand and adhere to Scope of Work and Method of Procedure documents as defined by the company; suggest improvements where applicable
  • Provide daily reporting on job progress as required
  • Monitor/review closeout documentation, keep site documentation updated and ensure consistent quality standard across all sites; suggest/implement improvements to Scope of Work where applicable
  • Respond quickly and effectively to resolve all trouble tickets raised by the Network Services and Operations team within applicable policies, standards and SLA timeframes
  • Accurately set timeline expectations around completion of projects and tasks
  • Participate in regular full network auditing plans to ensure operating standards are being upheld
  • Perform line of sight surveys and build surveys
  • Keep team lead well-informed about operational and maintenance issues associated with sites

Skills and Qualifications:

  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role working on microwave technology (path alignment and troubleshooting)
  • Previous millimeter experience preferred
  • Previous experience working with fiber optic cabling preferred
  • Ability to travel overnight within the EU approx. 30-40% of the time.
  • Ability to travel for long periods of time in a vehicle and then perform duties once on site. Must have valid Driver’s license
  • Must be capable of working and being on-call on extended working hours, including evenings and weekends
  • Tower Certification: Advanced Climber, Tower Rescue, RF Awareness and Rooftop Safety and Access certification is a plus, otherwise training is provided. Must keep all required training/certifications up to date on an ongoing basis
  • Experience with electrical work, including grounding, breaker installation, power cabling and conduit work following normal safety protocols; certification is an asset
  • Experience working with sweep gear and network analyzers preferred; Anritsu certification is an asset
  • Ability to pre-configure radio and/or network equipment
  • Must be comfortable with Microsoft Office applications
  • Must be highly motivated and proactive
  • Must work well independently
  • Proven ability to maintain clean, safe and orderly working environments
  • Strong adherence to and enforcement of safety procedures and policies
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Required to lift/carry equipment and tools

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