Black & Veatch OSP Design Engineering Specialist 3 in Ann Arbor, Michigan

OSP Design Engineering Specialist 3

MI-Ann Arbor


Date published:8-Apr-2017

Opportunity:Experienced Hire

Business Line:Telecom

Business Plan:ENS


The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.

Primary Purpose:

Contract-to-hire opportunity for an OSP Fiber Design Engineering Specialist. Functions in a mid level engineering capacity or technical specialist designing middle mile and last mile fiber optic wireline outside plant. Under general supervision, performs all aspects of conventional design engineering and analysis. Broadens knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

OSP Design production-90%

Fielding Coordination and review 10%

•The OSP Fiber Design Engineering Specialist's primary responsibility is to work collaboratively with the Engineering Manager and the design/engineering team on the production of standards based outside plant design for middle mile and last mile fiber based telecommunications projects.

•Designs are to be based on industry standards, current engineering practices and client requirements/guidelines.

Responsibilities identified herein define the minimum expectations for the position of the Design Engineering Specialist.

Project Execution

•Produce preliminary, high level and detailed design working with outside plant fielding teams and clients for component selection, routing and network architecture guidelines.

•Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of outside plant designs.

•Monitor and evaluate design quality and scheduled delivery as defined by the Engineering Manager.

•Utilize GIS based systems to perform design documentation such as ARCGIS and 3-GIS.

•Conform to local jurisdiction regulations as required.

•Operate in a safe manner and in accordance with Division safety policies and standards.

•Mentor new engineers during training process.

•Support design process improvement definition and execution.

•Evaluate design for “Value” engineering improvements.

•Communicate lessons learned to the Engineering Manager and the project team.

•Interpret underground and aerial telecom facilities records on maps and fielding notes.

•Develop running line, splice sheets, loss budgets and other BOM related activities.

•Ability to communicate clearly with contractors.

•Ability to pay close attention to detail and make sound decisions using information at hand.

•Familiar with make ready process and design impacts.

•Able to support network route planning efforts.

Records & Project Close-out

•Maintain project records and files as defined in the Project Execution Manual and as directed by the Engineering Manager.

•Perform red line updates and QC based design modifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

•Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities.

•Typically a minimum of 3+ years related work experience with OSP/ISP Fiber Design, highly prefer 5+ years related work experience.

• Ideal candidates will have some fiber construction experience or insight in fiber network component design and use.

• Candidates will be experienced in OSP design of fiber optic facilities, in aerial, underground, and buried applications.

Preferred Non-Technical (Lominger) Competencies:

• Learning on the Fly

• Problem Solving

• Intellectual Horsepower

• Written Communications

• Drive For Results

• Decision Quality

• Informing

• Listening

• Dealing with Ambiguity

Preferred Technical Competencies:

• Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline

• Basic knowledge of other disciplines

• Intermediate ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned

• Basic industry knowledge and technology trends

• Basic knowledge of company quality program

• Basic knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles

• Basic knowledge of procurement & contract administration

• Basic knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating

• Basic knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process

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