OSP Engineer

OSP Engineer

Job Location: Wapakoneta, Ohio

 Job Description:

Plans and prepares project routes to ensure they are delivered on-time while meeting budget constraints and construction requirements.  Proactively identify and mitigate project risks and develop contingency plans. Validate and outline requirements for new routes to ensure objectives are clearly defined and meet stakeholder requirements. Manage the RFP (request for pricing) process and negotiate with bidders to ensure the lowest qualified candidates are selected. Develop RFPs for the engineering and construction of routes. Manage complex regulatory and permitting issues.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and complete route feasibility diagrams to provide route completion estimates and reduce project risks and/or delays
  • Refine project costs estimates to validate the baseline budget
  • Create and manage accurate spend forecasts throughout the project’s execution
  • Proactively mitigate risks to stay within budget constraints
  • Create and monitor project milestones to ensure timeline accuracy
  • Conduct construction resource planning to ensure project objectives are met
  • Diligently manage contract terms throughout the life of each contract
  • Provide project level reporting, executive project reporting, and regular updates to customers
  • Deliver project as-builts to the support teams in a timely manner to ensure the route is protected and properly captured in inventory systems
  • Coordinate and collaborate with OSP teams within the region to ensure alignment between long-haul projects and local objectives

Desired Candidate Qualifications:

  • Experience in the telecommunications industry with an emphasis on outside plant, fiber optics and optical transport equipment
  • Experience in OSP project management and construction management with emphasis on long-haul, regional carrier, or other large project constructions
  • Familiarity with all types of outside plant construction methods and best practices
  • Experience with complex permitting situations, including but not limited to, NEPA, Section 106, and Tribal
  • Working knowledge of construction standards, fiber specifications, and optical network design principals
  • Ability to manage multiple RFPs, design construction schedules, and responses simultaneously
  • Ability to perform on-site surveys and attend field meetings to ensure projects meet the delivery and commitment dates identified
  • Ability to meet with various municipalities and vendors to review project scope and ensure positive communication is maintained
  • Availability and willingness to pull on-call duty when assigned or as needed
  • Exceptional problem-solving and negotiation skills
  • Ability to read and understand construction documents
  • Experience managing large capital projects
  • Ability to communicate technical topics clearly and effectively
  • Familiar with e-mail, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Google Earth, and GIS Mapping
  • Must have a valid drivers’ license with no major infractions in the past five-years
  • Availability and willingness to travel as necessary to support assigned projects. The estimated travel expectations are 15-50%
  • Authorized to work in the United States

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree (B. S. or B. E.) or equivalent from four-year college or university; or one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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