Jacobs Network Engineer in Houston, Texas

Network Engineer


Recognized as a leader in the EPC industry and ranked as the #2 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine for the second consecutive year, we provide planning, design, build, and maintenance of upstream and midstream oil and gas facilities and infrastructure. With over 5,000 employees across North America, we service exploration, production, storage, and transportation of crude oil and natural gas to end users, both offshore and onshore. We bring together many different aspects including Pipeline and Facilities groups, onshore and offshore offices, and engineering services to help meet the demands of our clients.

Primary Job Responsibilities:

  • Technical resource for the design and implementation of wired and wireless networks to support IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things) applications such as wireless asset tracking.

  • Designs, configures, and supports an organization’s local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), customer networks, Intranet and Internet and other data communications systems or a segment(s) of a network system

  • Communications and/or security systems engineering services such as writing specifications, video/data network design, cost estimates, fiber optic and wireless network deployments, and all associated testing required to ensure proper system integration and functionality

  • Knowledge and proven experience end-to-end communications engineering across RF, Antenna, Modem subsystems for router applications

  • Participates in schedule planning, producing a deliverables list, man-hour development TIC cost development and management for assigned projects

  • Skills shall include the ability to estimate adequate signal coverage for wireless network antenna systems including wireless networks were the devices are not sufficiently smart enough to act as repeaters forming a mesh network.

  • Produce system block diagrams and preliminary designs for estimates with priced equipment lists and man-hour estimates for services.

  • Produce detail design for wired and wireless networks including utilizing engineering and design tools such as RF spectrum heat maps for network coverage.

  • Engineer wireless solutions such as wireless zone and triangulation location tracking of assets utilizing WiFi, RFID and Bluetooth technology.

  • Develop scope of work documents to support project installation, testing and commissioning.

  • Coordinate with Global Integrated [project] Delivery (GID) office(s) aka workshare office(s) to ensure work packages are being prepared in compliance with Lead office / Client requirements

  • Provide technical direction for selection of items to be specified, ensure compliance with client requirements and standards, check specification / requisition packages prepared by others

  • Prepare engineering specification and requisition packages for inquiry and purchase

  • Prepare technical bid evaluations and make recommendations for purchase

  • Interface with suppliers to ensure compliance with specifications

  • Review vendor data to assure specifications and project requirements are met


  • BS or MS in engineering or related discipline; PE license or equivalent preferred

  • Outside industrial wireless design is required

  • 10 years of experience in network design and applications preferred

  • 8 years of experience in industrial applications such as; oil & gas, refinery, petrochemical preferred

  • Certifications: preferred to already have or desires to get Cisco Certification: CCNA, CCNP, CCIE

  • Experience in various phases of vendor selection and technical negotiation

  • Experience in hardware inspection, FAT, SAT, loop checks, start-up and commissioning

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint)

  • Experience in network Infrastructure design, Technical IT Operations, Networking & Cloud computing, IOT Integration platforms or complex system integrations, IT Security & Privacy, Big Data, Analytics and streaming/real time analytics, IIoT Field Technology: devices/sensors, M2M, SCADA, edge computing, wireless communication protocols

  • Familiar with Cloud platforms to include: AWS, OpenShift, BlueMix, Pivotal Cloud Foundry

  • Familiar with HTTP and REST

  • Experience with IIoT technologies including: WiFi, 802.11, WLAN, RFID, Bluetooth LE, Zigbee, Cisco, Axeda, Thingworx, Wind River, SCADA, M2M, AI, XBee, WiHart, ISA100

  • Experience with database Instrumentation tools such as: SPI/Intools, ABE (Aspen Basic Engineering), Aveva, Comos.

  • Experience in network security, routing, switching, wireless technology configuration and programming skills

Other Essential Functions:

Keen safety awareness

Ability to perform path and link analysis for both wireless and fiber optic systems desirable

Ability to troubleshoot and maintain new and existing control, security and network based systems

Able to perform job walks wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) in an operating facility

May require travel to national and international jobsites and supplier locations

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you'll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: ECR0000DW