Outside Plant Engineer I
Company: TDS Telecom
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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
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.
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
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
Review data for impacts to builds (eg: road moves).
Create processes and tool for mobile use of GIS for data collection
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.
Associate degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years professional work
3+ years experience in Voice, Data, or Video networking.
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, reliable
transportation and insurance.
ESRI ArcGIS experience
Spatial analysis experience
Experience in Telephony or related fields
Excellent leadership, customer relations, and communication
Thorough understanding of Telecommunications industry and
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Excellent written and oral communication skills
PC database, spreadsheet, and word processing skills
Advanced working knowledge of NESC construction practices and
Ability to work in a cooperative and courteous manner with diverse
Ability to read and assess fiber and/or HFC designs and prints
As 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
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