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Outside Plant Engineer in Chicago, IL at UniTek Global Services, Inc.

Date Posted: 5/25/2018

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Job Description

Outside Plant Engineer – Copper/Fiber
GW Communications – Chicago Area

The OSP Engineer is responsible for the design and layout of OSP (Outside Plant) telecommunications network to include aerial, buried and underground copper cable design and layout, underground conduit, manhole/hand hole and fiber design and layout, building entrance and riser facilities, utility, road and railroad crossings and other complex ROW issues. We would prefer candidates who are familiar with engineering in the public right of way and on private property, and have knowledge of OSP practices and procedures. Previous experience as a GTE, Verizon, Windstream engineer or contract engineer is a plus. Candidates must possess the ability to meet or exceed business unit goals while maintaining quality standards, controlling expenses, and following company and business unit directives and practices.

Job Requirements

Skills/Requirements

Minimum of 2-4 years of OSP experience
Support the design and engineering process by planning and preparing drawings for construction of new fiber optics, and removal or rearrangement of existing fiber optic and/or copper cables, and conduits
Completes designs in accordance to customer specifications and guidelines
Prepare permits and or private easements
Able to read and understand highway/road prints, be able to identify conflicts with existing outside plant facilities, select routing of lines and equipment required for relocation projects
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal and analytical skills
Deep understanding of communications engineering and related systems
Exceptional critical thinking ability
Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) Standards
Prefer previous MicroStation CADD experience but not required