Senior Network Design Assurance

London, Greater London, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
27 May 2023
30 May 2023
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Where you fit in

The Digital Transformation strategy of Shell requires an increasingly flexible, agile and secure IT environment to enable best use of data, cloud services, personalization of user experience and connectivity of devices. Keeping our business goals and user experience in the forefront, Shell IT has taken the decision to insource or directly procure a number of connectivity services. By taking greater control over key aspects of connectivity we can provide our users with better user experience, speed and agility, while maintaining operational effectiveness and efficiency. As a result, we are building a partially insourced and multi-vendor ecosystem for our connectivity products and services and will be developing new skills and capabilities. Come join us on this exciting and ambitious journey.

What's the role?

You will be a part of the Connectivity Portfolio with focus on Enterprise Network and Security infrastructure technologies

The Design Assurance Engineer is expected to be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) covering the application of telecommunications technology deployed across the Shell Group. This includes both onshore and offshore facilities and the SME will also provide project design assurance and support for Capital Projects and IT Project / Programme domains.

The purpose of the Design Assurance Engineer is to manage the end-to-end technical delivery of the telecommunications systems required as part of Company's Capital Projects. This can include both Construction Telecoms (Temporary telecom used during the project phase) and the Permanent Telecoms facilities which are part of the built facility for use in the OPERATE phase.

The team's key Accountabilities are:
  • Perform network/security and telecom design assurance on projects
  • Accountable for Network/security and field telecoms provisioning projects
  • Assurance throughout the project in support of target operating environment

Your Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:
  • Review and approve detailed designs for network and telecom system produced by Design Engineer
  • Deliver and execute the Discipline Controls and Assurance Framework (DCAF) for Telecoms as a Design Assurance (DAE) throughout the project phases with assurance of design plan and solution designs on robustness of solution from a design, operability, and maintainability perspective
  • Deliver and execute the project control documentation for networking with assurance of the design plan and solution designs from an operability, affordability, and maintainability perspective
  • Review and approve detailed designs for network/security and (field) telecom projects
  • Review and approve Implementation plan for Network/Security and (field) telecom projects
  • Assure the architecture via network and communication systems drawings
  • Integrate Shell Network/Security Design standards and best practices into the design and contribute to the development and/or revision of standards and best practices
  • Specify/verify Acceptance Test and Acceptance Criteria to ensure project deliverables are in line with business requirements
  • Engage with operate teams to ensure handover ownership is defined at early phase of projects and ensure designs are supportable by the operate team
  • Contribute to the annual performance goals and personal development plan cycle

What we need from you

We are keen to hear from the candidates with below skill set:

Network and Security, we are looking for "Design experience with Cisco Enterprise Network, SDWAN, Aruba Wireless, Infoblox, F5 Load Balancer, Next generation firewalls/Palo Alto, Proxies and Zscalar".

Mandatory Skills:
  • Extensive experience in leading and executing Enterprise Network and Security project delivery, operations, or IT consultancy assignments to design, develop and deliver viable network and telecom solutions, preferably in Oil and Gas or similar industry with offshore experience preferred
  • A high degree of technical network knowledge on traditional (IP) networks and systems
  • Good understanding of OSI Model, TCP/IP protocol suite (IP, ARP, ICMP, TCP, UDP, SMTP, FTP, TFTP)
  • Knowledge of Layer-2 Switching, VLAN's and Access-list, SD WAN
  • Knowledge of Multi-Protocol Label Switching (MPLS), Voice over IP (VoIP)
  • Back-up and restore of all critical resources including router IOS
  • IP addressing and subnetting and routing concepts
  • Implemented SNMP on devices to allow for network management
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience designing and engineering networking and security systems in previous roles including experience in managing telecom requirements (design and operational) for local site facilities
  • Experienced in Network and Network and Security Deployment and Implementation using Routers, Switches, NG Firewalls, VPNs, IDS/IPS Realtime Traffic Inspection/Analysis tools etc.
  • Knowledge of Project Delivery methodology for managing Capital Projects in Oil and Gas
  • Consistently delivered results in a matrix, global virtualized organization
  • Experience of managing contracts and working closely with suppliers to ensure the delivery of IT services
  • Proven experience in stakeholder and relationship management including external vendors
  • Ability to translate technical requirements and specifications into easily understood business concepts and vice versa
  • Experience on cloud technologies (AWS, Azure and GCP) and SDWAN (Viptela)
  • Experience on tunnel infrastructure with IPSec and GRE protocols
  • Cisco SDWAN hands-on implementation experience
  • Experience with Firewalls, VPNs (L2, L3, MPLS), Authentication (TACACS, AAA, PKI), 802.1x. Also, should have excellent implementation and troubleshooting skills for, L2/L3 VPN, IPSEC and SSL VPN, Cloud Proxy etc.
  • Experience with Vendors : Cisco, Checkpoint, Palo Alto , Macfee, F5, Zscaler.
  • Wireless - Aruba, Cisco
  • Cisco Certification - 1 X CCNP

Preferred Skills:
  • Cisco certifications - CCIE, SDWAN
  • Palo Alto Certifications - PCNSE
  • Zscaler Certifications - ZCCP IA/PA
  • Knowledge on Voice, Load Balancer, Infoblox, Proxy and WAF.
  • Experience working in an outsourced environment
  • Project Management certification like PMP, PMI, Prince2
  • Service Management processes (Support Models, Service Level Management, Contract Management and Supplier Management)

Company Description

Shell started operations in the United Kingdom more than 110 years ago. Since then, we have grown into a leading innovative Oil & Energy company that rewards its employees by investing heavily in their careers and learning. Our people are our greatest asset, and our commitment to your career will see you thrive in a work environment that offers an industry-leading development programme. When your ideas travel, Shell will benefit, and innovation will thrive. Shell has a key role to play in helping meet the UK's growing energy demand, whilst using innovative technologies to develop cleaner energy. We are the largest FTSE 100 company in the UK by market capitalisation and make a significant contribution to the UK economy. As well as processing 35% of the gas coming into the UK, we serve more than four million customers at our filling stations each week. Shell employs some 6,400 skilled staff as well as many contractors.

An innovative place to work

There's never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you'll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future - whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment - one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.
  • We're creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we'll take it from there
  • We're closing the gender gap - whether that's through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology
  • We're striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We're huge advocates for career development. We'll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

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