Senior IT Infrastructure Design Engineer

  • Oct 01, 2022

Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC is seeking a Senior Infrastructure Design Engineer for SM&W’s Washington, D.C. office. 

The senior infrastructure design engineer will be responsible for the design and specification of standards compliant structured cabling systems. Minimum 10 years’ experience as a high level consultant and designer for projects requiring the design of structured cabling systems as well as the coordination of MEP and architectural infrastructure requirements.

Project management experience should include multi-discipline (Information Technology Systems, Audiovisual and Security) coordination and design. An understanding of numerous IT technologies (LAN/WAN, Wireless, RTLS) are a must. Information Infrastructure design capabilities include all phases from Conceptual/Schematic Design through Construction Documents and the candidate must have a high degree of technical expertise.

The senior infrastructure design engineer must have a thorough understanding of the architectural design process and construction administration. Projects are vast and include multiple vertical markets such as education, healthcare, government, commercial and hospitality and will vary from new construction to retrofits.  A proven track record and ability to manage multiple projects in various phases of design is required.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Reading and reviewing architectural, mechanical, structural design and engineering plans, consulting on space design, material selection, and MEP systems
  • Preparing program requirements and basis of design reports
  • Interfacing with Clients, Owners, and design team members
  • Preparing agendas, running design/coordination meetings and providing minutes
  • Preparing structured cabling design documentation, including drawings and CSI specifications
  • Reviewing and approving shop drawings and product data submittals and responding to RFi’s
  • Field coordination of installation work
  • Reviewing and analyzing test results
  • Systems coordination, specification writing, CAD/drafting, field work, product research, and responding to client questions
  • Managing resources in the development of construction documents
  • Serving as a technical resource for others throughout the firm, providing thought leadership and subject matter expertise
  • 15-20% domestic and international travel may be required

Skills & Qualifications:

  • 10+ years’ experience
  • 4 year Engineering degree
  • RCDD certification required
  • Knowledge of various Information Systems design and implementation
  • Thorough knowledge of telecommunications cabling and infrastructure design and implementation
  • Knowledge of industry standards including BICSI, IEEE and TIA/EIA
  • Familiarity with standard equipment manufacturers including Cisco, Aruba, Juniper, Extreme, Avaya
  • Thorough familiarity of Schematic Design reports, Design Development documentation and Construction Documentation phase of the architectural design process
  • Excellent writing, listening and verbal communications skills, with a strong commitment to learning
  • Must be proactive and have excellent time management skills and capable of working independently
  • Conscientious and flexible, with a strong work ethic and team-player attitude in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to work under strict deadlines, interface effectively with management, handle multiple requests, eye for detail and a strong commitment to quality
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite; proficiency in Revit and AutoCAD a plus
  • General knowledge of digital media delivery technologies, AV system

Opportunities to Grow:   Tremendous opportunities to grow within an organization that is amongst the most recognized, innovative and trusted multidisciplinary consulting service firms in the world.   We are a firm that values and respects our staff, fosters an environment that encourages learning and growth, and is committed to the success of our employees.

Benefits / Work life balance:   At SM&W, we are as committed to enjoying life as we are to delivering best-in-class design.  We encourage our employees to lead a healthy and balanced life. Our comprehensive benefits include:

  • Medical, Dental, Vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Individual and Dependent Life Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • A generous Paid Time Off Program (PTO)
  • Flexible summer work schedules

Professional Development:  We view our professional development programs as strategic investments in our future.  As part of the firm’s commitment to licensure and professional development, SM&W offers:

  • Training and professional development programs and incentives
  • Professional Development Incentive Bonuses

Annual Salary Range:

$85,000 – $150,000

Contact Information:  For immediate consideration, please e-mail your resume and salary expectations

Shen Milsom & Wilke, LLC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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