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Outside Plant Engineer I

Company: TDS Telecom
Location: Spokane
Posted on: November 24, 2022

Job Description:

Overview:The Outside Plant Engineer I is expected to assist in the creation of OSP Design maps using GIS. You will have to understand numerous projects, possibly located in multiple locations and states. You will continually monitor design costs and monitor job progress to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. You will be responsible for continually working with various governmental agencies to protect the TDS OSP network from being jeopardized by permitting requirements or proposed road improvements. You may be required to negotiate with municipalities, other utility companies from a network and a legal perspective for the purchase, lease and/or sale of inner ducts, fiber and/or complete networks.Candidate has the ability to work out of a home office, but must reside within 45 minutes of Spokane, WA.Additionally, this position can be hired at either a OSP Engineer I, OSP Engineer II, or Senior OSP Engineer level depending on the skills and qualifications of the candidate. Different job postings exist for each of these positions. Please reference each job posting for the minimum qualifications required for each role and apply for each position separately.TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS -) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 2 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit tdstelecom.com.Responsibilities:Responsible for the design of OSP projects and/or supervision of consultants who are responsible for coordinating outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locations and states.Provide technical support for special request projects such as, major road moves or potential on-net builds. You must work with Finance to ensure proper accounting of facilities placed and interact with the legal department to ensure that the company is not at risk in any asset transfers. If needed, assist in the engineering phase of the projects. This involves creating labor, material, and overheads project cost estimates.Provide audits of OSP projects and coach consultants and/or contractors to ensure accuracy and consistency. The audits will ensure compliance with National Electrical Code standards and current TDS OSP standards.Review all required reports from field personnel and contractor invoicing for accuracy. Manage projects by reviewing quality of work, clean up resolution, proper maintenance of project documentation and continual review of project progress.Verify that all documentation required to complete projects successfully, including Bid Jobs, Build orders, Job Start Agreements, VMOP's, and close out documentation is complete.Create and perform analysis on network designs for the OSP teams utilizing GIS tools and extensions. Provide the data back for the OSP teams to use in strategic decisions, AD's, and HLDROM's.Partner with Regional OSPE members on the use, functions, and tools within GIS.Review data for impacts to builds (eg: road moves).Create processes and tool for mobile use of GIS for data collection and consumption.Provide technical leadership in evaluating current GIS products being offered on the market and provides recommendations for upgrades and changes in methods of practices for TDS. Includes application upgrades and data sources.Qualifications:Required QualificationsAssociate degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years professional work experience.3+ years experience in Voice, Data, or Video networking.Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, reliable transportation and insurance.Other QualificationsGIS experienceESRI ArcGIS experienceSpatial analysis experienceExperience in Telephony or related fieldsExcellent leadership, customer relations, and communication skillsThorough understanding of Telecommunications industry and principlesAbility to manage multiple priorities simultaneouslyExcellent written and oral communication skillsPC database, spreadsheet, and word processing skillsAdvanced working knowledge of NESC construction practices and engineering standardsAbility to work in a cooperative and courteous manner with diverse work groupsAbility to read and assess fiber and/or HFC designs and printsBenefitsAs a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses both the immediate and long-term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits, and retirement options, please click here.At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!

Keywords: TDS Telecom, Spokane , Outside Plant Engineer I, Other , Spokane, Washington

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