Outside Plant Engineer I
DEPARTMENT: Operations – OSP Engineering & Field Services
JOB TITLE: Outside Plant Engineer I
REPORTING TO: OSP & Field Services Manager
FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt
DATE PREPARED: October 2020
The Outside Plant Engineer designs outside plant facilities: fiber/copper network, placement of cabinets, and aerial pole layout. Conduct field surveys. The position meets with developers to ensure understanding of civil, electrical and architectural requirements. The Outside Plant Engineer makes site inspections to check public safety precautions and use of prescribed safety equipment and procedures.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Plans and prepares detailed drawings for construction and installation of new or removal or rearrangement of existing aerial and underground lines, cables, and conduits.
- Create and keep current project and system documentation.
- Selects routing of lines and determines equipment requirements, estimating labor and material costs.
- Obtains rights-of-ways and permits by preparing required documents and working with various government, tribal, and municipal agencies to obtain them.
- Inspects, tests, and approves all outside plant installations. Works with construction to resolve defects.
- Analyzes fiber/cable fill, available and existing lines, and forecasts or estimates projected traffic fiber/cable to determine new construction or rearrangements.
- Performs Pole memos and coordinates joint use of facilities.
- Ensures designers can interpret mechanical and architectural drawings accurately, and resolves conflicts with designers
- Cost estimating and project preparation knowledge essential. Must be able to track budgets and make course corrections in projects.
The above cited duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to the job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the duties and responsibilities that an incumbent may be expected or asked to perform.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
- High school diploma or equivalent is required.
- Five years telephony experience. Outside plant design and/or construction is preferred.
- Proven knowledge of AUTOCAD, MAPCOM M4 Tools, GIS mapping, Microsoft Office Suite; Calix CMS/EME Tools, TopCon Magnet Tools, TopCon FC-500, and data base applications preferred.
- Knowledge of Ethernet Systems & Protocols, Knowledge of Wifi Routers & configuration, Knowledge of optical fiber testing, Knowledge of optical fiber test tools.
- Ability to read and understand construction/architectural/electrical drawings.
- Proven knowledge of rights of way; property rights; and city, county, state, tribal, and federal permitting processes preferred. Knowledge of tribal and Army Corp of Engineers regulations preferred.
- Customer Service – able to personally provide high level of interactive service to targeted customer base/market, building relationships and acting as internal company advocate.
- Team Orientation & Interpersonal – highly motivated, passionate and creative team-player with ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all levels within and external to the organization.
- Communication – able to effectively and persuasively express self verbally and in writing, using correct language and grammar in a professional, diplomatic and tactful manner.
- Organization & Time Management – able to work independently with minimal supervision, planning, scheduling and organizing professional schedule to complete actions within established deadlines, handling multiple priorities with strong attention to detail.
- Adaptability to Change – able to be flexible and supportive, react swiftly to and able to positively and proactively assimilate change in a rapid growth environment.
- Systems & Software – proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software applications.
- Typing/computer keyboard
- Utilize computer software (specified above)
- Retrieve and compile information
- Maintain records/logs
- Verify data and information
- Organize and prioritize information/tasks
- Operate office equipment
- Advanced mathematical concepts (fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, graphs)
- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Research, analyze and interpret information
- Investigate, evaluate, recommend action
- Basic mathematical concepts (e.g. add, subtract)
- Abstract mathematical concepts (interpolation, inference, frequency, reliability, formulas, equations, statistics)
- Sitting for extended periods
- Standing for extended periods
- Extended periods viewing computer screen
- Lifting/carrying up to 20 pounds various items
- Lifting/carrying more than 20 pounds various items
- Repetitive Motions
- Normal office environment
- Toxic or caustic chemicals
- Flammable, explosive gases
- Electrical current
- Work outside in inclement weather
- Proximity to moving mechanical parts
Saddleback is an “Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.” Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.