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Exelon Telecom Engineer - UComm Fiber in OAKBROOK TERRACE, Illinois


At Exelon, we've got a place for you!

Join the nation's leading competitive energy provider, with one of the largest electricity generation portfolios and retail customer bases in the country. You will be part of a family of companies that strives for the highest standards of power generation, competitive energy sales, and energy delivery. Our team of outstanding professionals is focused on performance, thought leadership, innovation, and the power of ideas that come from a diverse and inclusive workforce.

Exelon will provide you the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. We are also dedicated to motivating the success of our employees through competitive base salary, incentives, and health and retirement benefits.

Join Exelon and share your passion at a forward-thinking Fortune 100 company. Establish yourself in a place where you can truly shine and create a brighter, more sustainable tomorrow. Energize your career at Exelon!

Provide deep technical expertise to support delivery and maintenance of fiber optic telecommunications transport related to Smart Grid communications. Specifically, provide technical leadership supporting the deployment optimized utilization of fiber optic infrastructure throughout the Exelon Companies in accordance with established strategy and architecture. Act as the primary technical interface with the Utility business and engineering & construction vendors to ensure solution complies with technical standards and architecture. Expected to work under minimal supervision.


Provide technical expertise and/or engineering support for deployment and construction of fiber optic infrastructure. Ability to create engineering drawings in Auto-Cad or other drawing management system. Ability to inventory fiber assets including establishing standards where none exists and maintaining on-going configuration of installed solution.

Assist IT Architecture and Engineering community in planning the introduction of new technologies and/or identifying the most appropriate technology choices to accomplish goals based on the Management Model. Ensure appropriate implementation and optimization of fiber rsources aligned with approved standards and architecture to meet the Utility Smart Grid application requirements.

Maintain strong relationship working with the Utility business implementing the fiber construction project and on-going maintenance of fiber infrastructure. Interfacing with and managing vendor partners supporting the construction of the fiber infrastructure.

Identify and provide Business and IT data on IT trends and issues. Participate in IT architecture review and standards setting. Lead the development of Design Standards, white papers, conducting presentations as needed to explain why a technology is being recommended by IT.

Maintain technical knowledge and business acumen within own discipline or function

Provide performance evaluations, career development feedback, and recognition as required.


Position Specifications


Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related discipline and typically 2 to 5 years experience in fiber engineering and related SONET communication technologies or equivalent combination of education and work experience.

Ability to perform detailed fiber engineering functions including inventory management of fiber resources and cad drawing updates.

Experience working in a substation environment including detailed understanding of specific requirements and standards for SCADA and system protection communications.

Thorough understanding of OSI layers 1, 2 and 3

Excellent communications skills- Able to effectively communicate highly technical information in non-technical terminology (written a verbal).

Understanding of change management principles associated with new technology implementations.

Strong organizational skills including the ability to develop a comprehensive configuration management program for fiber inventory and provisioning.

Understanding of project management principles


Maintains responsibility for fiber assets across specific operating company

Promotes knowledge via seminars, presentations and publications within IT and Exelon

Participates in technological innovation to drive new business opportunities and solve complex business problems

Works under minimal supervision.

Exelon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and employees or applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to: age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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