Network Engineer

Port Of Houston Authority   •  

Houston, TX

Industry: Technology


Less than 5 years

Posted 171 days ago

This job is no longer available.

Business Need / Purpose of Role

The Network Engineer designs, installs, maintains, and supports LAN, WAN, wireless, and Voice-over-IP infrastructure at Port Houston facilities.

Provides technical support for voice, wireless, and data network systems, creates and maintains network documentation, maintains hardware and software standards, and collaborates on projects as necessary to upgrade to new and/or improved communication equipment and procedures.

We are seeking a candidate that will display attention to detail, commitment, professionalism, and sense of urgency

Objectives & Measurement - Key Responsibilities


  • Monitor network infrastructure and related systems for performance and integrity
  • Serve as the technical expert on network infrastructure hardware and software and its effective application at Port Houston facilities
  • Install and configure new network infrastructure hardware, software, peripherals, and services in accordance with current IT standards
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot wireless networks
  • Install and troubleshoot structured network cabling including ethernet and fiber; install layer one copper and fiber physical topology; troubleshoot network and problem resolution efforts, including performing root-cause analysis and disseminating lessons learned among IT staff
  • Coordinate network–related operations, maintenance, and projects with all information technology support groups
  • Recommend changes to the Port Houston network infrastructure and related IT systems, policies and procedures in accordance with industry best practices and current technology trends
  • Serve as the principal technical liaison between the IT and third-party networking contractors and consultants
  • Provide technical input to the Port Houston disaster recovery and business continuity plans, and participates in both disaster recovery testing and execution
  • Update and maintain Network infrastructure inventory in both ManageEngine and SolarWinds
  • Update and maintain network topology drawings and other documentation
  • Act in accordance with Port Houston core values (respect, excellence, accountability, diligence, and you)
  • Perform other duties as required

Job Knowledge / Education and Qualifications


  • Port Houston is committed to safety. All employees must follow all safety procedures and take all safety precautions to ensure freedom from the occurrence or risk of injury, danger, or loss at all times;
  • Employees are responsible for understanding and following all laws and regulations applicable to their job responsibilities;
  • Exhibits a can-do attitude that is positive, supportive and cooperative;
  • Must be detail oriented, thorough and accurate, and have the ability to efficiently solve problems;
  • Takes responsibility and accountability for actions;
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt and embrace change;
  • Must have ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively across organizational boundaries to accomplish goals;
  • Strong planning and organization skills; ability to multitask and be a self-starter
  • Organizational skills (prioritize, plan, assign, control);
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills with all levels of employees, management, and customers;
  • Ability to monitor networks and appliance issues;
  • Ability to document for records;
  • Knowledge of networking;
  • Knowledge of Cisco Wireless Lan (WLAN);
  • Knowledge of Cisco Unified Communication Manager and Cisco Unity Communication Manager
    Knowledge of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP);
  • Knowledge of MGCP, SCCP, H.323, SIP and RTP protocols;
  • Knowledge of circuit telecommunication;
  • Knowledge of wireless principles, environmental;
  • Knowledge of Network Topology, deice and physical layout;
  • Knowledge of CCNA, CCVP or CCNP (Cisco certifications preferred);
  • Knowledge of Cisco Switch, Router and Network configuration;
  • Knowledge of cabling standards;
  • Knowledge of SolarWinds;
  • Must have excellent computer skills including the Microsoft Applications inclusive of Visio;
  • Must exhibit the Port Houston Corporate Values and incorporate them into work activities and initiatives: Respect, Excellence, Accountability, Diligence and Customer Focus.

Education / Experience Requirements:

  • Associate degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Business Information Systems, or related major in a public or accredited private academic institution required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • 3+ years of related network, VoIP, and/or LAN/WAN experience required


A current, valid Texas driver's license is required. Successful out of state candidates must be able to obtain a valid Texas driver's license within 90 days of hire.