• Houston, TX, USA
  • Permanent

Job Description

Fugro Satellite Positioning, Inc. has an immediate opening in the Houston office for a Network Controller.

This position is responsible for monitoring and proactively supporting the daily operation of our Fugro Data Network, including Network Control Center (NCC), Remote sites and Satellite uplink sites. This includes monitoring and QC of the data collection, distribution and broadcast processes with minimum downtime. Also assists with customer support outside of normal daily working hours. It is a unique position where the employee is trained on the job. The employee works 7 on, 7 off 12 hour rotating shift. The day shift is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Friday morning - Thursday evening) and night shift just the opposite (Thursday evening thru Thursday morning).:

About Fugro

Fugro is the world's leading, independent provider of geo-intelligence and asset integrity solutions for large constructions, infrastructure and natural resources. We provide the technical data and information required to design, construct and maintain structures, and infrastructure in a safe, reliable and efficient manner. Working around the globe, predominantly in energy and infrastructure markets, we employ approximately 10,000 employees in 65 countries. Across the globe, we provide the people, equipment, expertise and technology that support the exploration, development, production and distribution of the world's natural resources and the development of buildings and infrastructure, even in the most challenging and remote areas.

Key Roles (Your Contribution)

  • Monitoring operation of the NCC (remote site data collection, central computer operation, data distribution and up linking) and responding to data alarm conditions.
  • Able to work rotating shifts in a 24/7 environment.
  • Fault isolating and resolution using internal and external resources.
  • Documenting all alarm conditions and actions.
  • Performing data archiving and plotting tasks.
  • Collating system performance statistics and assisting in the production of tables and graphs for reporting and system analyses.
  • Providing assistance during additions or changes to either the NCC or remote site computer and data communications equipment.
  • Assisting in the coordination of planned system outages with communications service providers and Fugro clients to minimize disruption to Fugro Satellite Positioning, Inc. services.
  • Assisting, where appropriate, with the preparation of Fugro Data Network documentation and reports.
  • Assisting in the maintenance and updating of NCC Operational Procedures.
  • Proposing new methods of operations for the NCC to improve productivity.
  • Provides customer support as appropriate.
  • Promptly responding to telephone calls, faxes, emails and their redistribution as required.
  • Observing NCC security and safety measures.
  • Creating brief memos, emails and occasional drawings using established office software.


  • College coursework in information technology required; AAS degree in computer networking systems or computer science preferred.
  • Computer networking with other computer systems.
  • Good computer literacy and competence in the use of common office software packages and the Windows and Red Hat operating systems.

EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled

Our Contribution to You (Growth Opportunity)

At Fugro, we focus on helping our employees at every level of their career identify and use their strengths to contribute their best every day. From entry-level team members to senior leaders, we believe there is always room to grow knowledge and experiences.  We support our employees by offering opportunities to sharpen their skills through on the job learning experiences to formal internal and external development programs.


At Fugro, we value people and offer a broad range of benefits which include, but are not limited to:

  • A choice of Medical, Dental and Vision Plans.
  • Basic Group Life and AD&D Insurance.
  • Short-term and Long-term Disability.
  • A broad range of voluntary benefits.
  • An employer matched, 100% vested 401(k) Plan.

Additional Details

This job specification should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the exclusive standards of the position. Incumbent will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as may be required by the supervisor.

Fugro is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors.

Individuals with disabilities needing assistance in the recruitment process are encouraged to contact Human Resources directly.

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