1+ months

Field Technician

Hawthorne, NY 10532
Be involved with our Mobility Operations Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges. At WSP, we are driven by inspiring the right people to be part of our future-focused business objectives. Our devotion to teamwork has allowed us to build communities and expand our skylines. Here at WSP, anything is within our reach and yours as a WSP employee. Come join us and help shape the future!
 
WSP is currently initiating a search for a Full Time - ITS Field Technician in our Hawthorne, NY office. 
 
The Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Field Technician will assist Engineers at the New York State Department of Transportation's (NYSDOT) Hudson Valley Traffic Management Center (HVTMC) with asset management and record keeping; troubleshooting ITS/communication/network failures; upgrading, replacing, configuring, installing, adjusting/reconfiguring and repairing ITS field devices; confirming the functionalitly and proper displaying of Variable Message Sign (VMS) messages; investigating reports of equipment malfunctions; inventorying operational status of ITS equipment; and ITS maintenance contractor oversight and coordination.
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assisting the IT Network Administrator and the NYSDOT Systems Engineer with maintaining an asset management and record keeping program.  This includes providing frequent updates to the ITS spare parts equipment inventory status.
* Providing equipment status reports and assisting in resolving trouble tickets and work orders associated with maintaining the day-to-day operations of the Intelligent Transportation System (ITS).
* Troubleshooting ITS communication/network failures and investigating reports of equipment malfunctions.  This may include upgrading, replacing, configuring, installing, adjusting/reconfiguring, and repairing cabinet level components.
* Supervising the installation, configuration or upgrade to either the Advanced Traffic Management System (ATMS) and/or ITS devices which are completed by other contractors.  The Technician shall provide guidance to the contractor, monitor and document contractor activities, provide field verification and record repair actions.  When completed, the Technician shall generate and submit daily work reports to the Regional ITS Systems Engineer.
* Field testing various ITS equipment such as, but not limited to, variable message signs (VMS) for display or communication issues; highway advisory radio (HAR) systems for broadcasts and beacon operation.
* Deploy, setup, configure, test and program Portable Variable Message Signs (PVMS) as needed for TMC traffic management purposes.
* Inspection and review of work repairs to the ITS infrastructure that are completed by maintenance personnel or construction contractors; preparation and processing of records related to TMC field equipment that is damaged by third parties.
* Investigation of damage caused by traffic related incidents to assist the State in recovering costs for damages from responsible parties.
* Supporting the Hudson Valley Traffic Management Center (HVTMC) managers and system operators to provide real-time condition reports during incidents, roadwork or special events, and related services as requested.
* On a weekly basis, the Technician shall schedule and conduct a visual drive-by inspection of all ITS equipment and hardware to ensure stable and effective operations of the ATMS/ITS systems from the TMC.  The Technician shall submit a monthly checklist describing the equipment inspected and its condition to the ITS Systems Engineer.  The Engineer will use the results of the inspection to assure the effectiveness of the ITS and to schedule an ITS maintenance contractor as needed.
* Assist ITS designers by providing technical and system information which may include conducting site surveys at field locations and/or provide technical reviews of design projects.
* Collaborate and coordinate with HVTMC staff and ITS Maintenance contractors.
 
Talent is the essence of meeting our client’s objectives, goals and challenges.  If this sounds like a fit for you, we’d love to have that first discussion of you joining our team.

Requirements

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
* Associate’s degree or higher in Electrical Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology, Computer Science or Information Technology; OR
* 2 years of full-time employment as a service technician in the field of Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS), Telecom, Electrical Technology or Information Technology.
* Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and the ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety, drug/alcohol and harassment policies.
 
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Candidates for this position should be proficient in the following areas:
 
* Computer Hardware and Software support including: MS Office applications, spreadsheets and databases
* Troubleshooting, configuring and updating telecommunications, networking and information technology systems
* Repair/replacement of electronic devices (e.g. modems, switches and routers)
* Wireless (radio and cellular) and fiber optic communications
* Reading plans and schematics
* Performing field work on varying terrain and in all weather conditions
* Knowledge of electrical codes, electrical safety and safe working practices
* Must possess a valid driver’s license
 
About WSP USA
 
WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the transportation, buildings, energy, water and environment sectors. With nearly 9,500 people in 150 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper. www.wsp.com/usa
 
WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.
 
At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base.  Your daily contributions to your team will be a key piece in our meeting client objectives, goals and challenges.  Are you ready to get started? 
 
WSP USA Inc., WSP USA Buildings Inc., and WSP USA Services Inc. (collectively “WSP USA”) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status
 
The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

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Posted: 2020-12-15 Expires: 2021-03-20

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