Summary of Position:
This position is responsible for the application engineering of
telecommunications outside plant in a local serving exchange
environment. Subject matter expert of and for all technical aspects
of outside plant facilities work such as but not limited to cable
sizing, cable counts, cable records, permitting for the right of
ways, and easements. This position works as a team member with
Network Planning, Central Office, Transmission, and Operations to
support the growth, replacements, and upgrades of
telecommunications plant facilities. This position also supports
sales, marketing, operations, and regulatory as needed. Candidates
for this position must have experience engineering fiber to the
Specific requirements of the position include:
Must have experience engineering fiber to the home deployments.
Engineering design for outside plant projects. Perform field
staking. Proactive review of outside plant facilities to determine
necessary upgrades and enhancements. Communicate with the state,
county, city, and national indices to gain information on planned
projects that involve growth and changes. Coordinate with all
utilities for project design and construction to utilize joint
trench. Communicate with all peers and departments to ensure proper
project planning. Maintain accurate cable records and updates.
Attend pre-construction meetings for project designs. Apply for
permits as required (State, DNR, City, County, Townships). Maintain
and investigate the right of ways and easements for releases.
Prepare project justifications for approvals including EWOP
documents loaded into Varasset. Prepare loop studies as needed.
Prepare cost estimates for BDT’s. Respond to DOR’s as needed.
Update records according to As-Builts. Land base into FROGS/Spatial
Engineer (Frontier AutoCAD based GIS) system. Assist in annual
budget design. All other activities with respect to the needs of
Must have detailed knowledge of outside plant activities.
Knowledge of engineering tools to include the following,
FROGS/Spatial Engineer (Frontier AutoCAD based GIS), Adobe,
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, email, and other vendor software.
Excellent organizational skills, communication skills (written and
verbal), and customer relations will be utilized in achieving
desired results and are critical to the position. Outside plant
construction and project management experience and inventory
management experience. Experience in right of way, private
easement, and permitting with local, state, and federal entities.
Must be able to manage multiple projects in various stages of
B.S. in Engineering or equivalent, or a minimum of 3 to 5 years’
experience related to outside plant, preferable in a local exchange
environment. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge with a heavy
emphasis on outside plant design, cable count layout, and
capacities. Must have a solid knowledge of telecommunications
outside plant. Must be able to participate and lead project teams
to achieve team objectives and goals. Strong interpersonal skills
are very important in discussions and meetings with the engineering
team, regional managers, vendors, local supervisors, and