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Field Digital Infrastructure (FDI) and CMC Engineer

Job Title: Field Digital Infrastructure (FDI) and CMC Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Basrah, Iraq
REF: 1731
Contact Name: Ghusoon Nader
Job Published: 9 months ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking on behalf of a major global oil and gas company in Basra a Field Digital Infrastructure (FDI) and Communications and Media Commission Engineer (CMC), minimum 2 years of experience in network infrastructure (passive & active), the candidate must be fluent in Arabic and English.

Job Summary

A Significant growth is planned over the next few years with additional applications, offices and facilities being built to support the increasing production targets. This will increase the demand for Telecoms Infrastructure and Support Services. The IT team has a developing infrastructure that introduces frequent change that needs to be managed effectively and speedily. This infrastructure will see significant growth and transformation over the next five years and beyond.

The FDI CMC Engineer will be required to work with various implementation groups and departments to support the in-time delivery of CMC license, maintaining quality and ensuring compliance with relevant governance, regulations, standards and policies.  

The role requires an individual with excellent organisation skills and is able to manage and deliver multiple activities.



  • Meticulous organizational skills.
  • Ability and drive to co-ordinate activities.
  • Good inter personal skills.
  • Experience of network infrastructure (passive & active), 2 years minimum.
  • Experience of network topologies (passive & active), 2 years minimum.
  • ITIL certified
  • Strong knowledge of local area network passive architecture
  • Strong knowledge of infrastructure requirements and components of local area networks
  • Strong working knowledge of Fiber and LAN tools. (Fluke DTX-1800 copper/fiber test kit)
  • Bilingual (English and Arabic), written & oral.
  • Willing to work weekends and from home on rare occasion.
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment
  • Significant experience in a similar role in an oil/gas company
  • MS power point / creating and maintaining presentations
  • MS Access / maintain database entries as required.
  • Intermediate MS visio / creating and maintaining network topologies
  • Intermediate MS word / creating and developing scopes of work and other administrative documentation as required

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Follow up the date of renew all frequency licenses.
  • Responding to the BOC/CMC letters for all frequency related licenses.
  • Keep track and maintain the expiry register for all licensed frequencies.
  • CMC letter preparations in advance of three months, before the license expired.
  • Follow up with CMC for all paid fees for frequency license renewal.
  • Preparation of documents package to apply for new frequency license.
  • Preparation of documents package for new equipment imports.
  • Management for FDI inventory, Material inspection
  • Work closely with the FDI SR LAN and LAN Engineers in support of all operational LAN patching requirements
  • Performs installation, maintenance, and operation of passive infrastructure as required


  • Ability to supervise technical support staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of technology users
  • Ability to work within a multicultural environment
  • Willingness and ability to work in adverse conditions at times (hot weather, sandy weather)
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Excellent leadership and team/resource management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and able to work with staff at all levels in an organisation
  • Proactive thinking – the ability to come up with options and solutions
  • Good attention to detail
  • Delivery focused
  • Willing to challenge and be challenged
  • Motivating, positive, energetic, helpful
  • Leads by example
  • Good interpersonal skills and demonstrates strong customer empathy

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.