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DAS Radio Field Engineer

Austin, TX 78745

Posted: 05/13/2024 Employment Type: Direct Industry: Construction Job Number: 84876

Job Description

Company Description

Motive Infrastructure Solutions is a self-performing, EPC (Engineer/Procure/Construct) solutions provider based in Austin, TX. We specialize in infrastructure, telecommunications, and energy solutions for the telecom industry. Our expertise includes Engineering & Design, Site Acquisition & Entitlements, Permitting & Zoning, Inside/Outside Plant Engineering, Project Management, Construction, Installation, and Equipment Maintenance.


Role Description

This is a full-time on-site role for a Field Engineer/Installation Technician specalizing in Public Safety DAS (ERCES). The Field Engineer/Installation Technician will be responsible for BDA turn ups, field site inspections/permit inspections, Signal walk testing, troubleshooting, providing field service and technical support, as well as managing projects. The role will involve working on-site in Austin, TX.


This candidate should be able to Work independently; the candidate should have the ability to manage projects if required. Utilize radio frequency principles and equipment to interpret and evaluate surveys, layout, and manage in-building public safety communication systems. They are responsible for ensuring system evaluation, quality, acceptance, and complete documentation. They are required to be proficient at completing the project and providing all the project deliverables required. This position should also be able to assist in construction if needed. The field engineer will be customer-facing and represent MIS in all aspects of the services being provided.



o   Defining the Project Scope of work

o   Understand requirements and obtain authorization to proceed from the FCC licensee.

o   Understand requirements and obtain authorization to proceed from the AHJ.

o   Evaluating RF Signal Strength and Quality

o   Determine and obtain test equipment.

o   Identify sources of potential RF interferences.

o   Grade and document RF signal strength and quality test results.

o   Understand System Design and Layout

o   Provide parameters for system design applications.

o    Validate selected system equipment (BDA and non-BDA solutions)

o    Plan headend (e.g., physical layout, structural, and architectural construction considerations).

o    Review and finalize system layout.

o    Validate bill of materials (BOM)

o   Execute permit process.

o   Performing Commissioning, Acceptance Test, and Maintenance Activities

o   Complete acceptance process. 

o   Ability to represent MIS to the customer in a professional manner while on site.

o   Ability to lead and direct Technicians and apprentices in all aspects of DAS installation.


Job Requirements

$80k-$95k/year depending on experience


  • Troubleshooting and Technical Support skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in field service and project management
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Experience in the infrastructure, telecommunications, or energy industry is a plus
  • BDA
  • ERCES-NICET level 2 certification preferred, not required for hire.
Motive Energy Telecommunications provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits historically or culturally associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress and religious grooming), color, age (40 and over), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), medical condition (as defined under state law), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under section 12801.9 of the California Vehicle Code), ancestry, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, parental status, domestic partner status, citizenship status, pregnancy (including perceived pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or pregnancy-related conditions), military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Motive Energy Telecommunications complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Motive Energy Telecommunications expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected categories.
The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands

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