OSP Engineer II (Phoenix, AZ)

Level 3 Communications

Summary

Manages the daily operations of the outside fiber plant to include engineering, permitting, contracting, designing and maintenance of new building adds and existing fiber facility relocations. Responsible for design and development of complex outside plant (OSP) equipment installations, modifications and upgrades. Maintains fiber splice records, network topography records and fiber mapping and as-builts in corporate inventory systems. Works closely with other carriers, engineering firms, local/ state agencies and building owners/landlords on new building adds and relocations.

Knowledge, Skills or Abilities

Strong background and understanding of telecommunications outside plant construction and managing network related construction projects with successful results (scope, schedule, and budget).

Highly professional and motivated.

Understanding of contracts management and project accounting.

Creative problem solver.

Proven results in building strong peer level relationships.

5 plus years of experience in permitting, engineering, contractor management, fiber splicing, project management, different types of underground and aerial cable plant installation and maintenance.

Strong OSP construction knowledge with ability to read/red-line construction drawings to facilitate new builds, relocations and emergency repairs

Excellent interpersonal, coaching, managerial, and leadership skills

Ability to perform a wide spectrum of complex assignments requiring alternative analysis, innovation and judgment. Assumes responsibility for contribution to the success of major or multiple projects, and is periodically called upon to make decisions.

Must be proficient in MS Office applications, databases, and flowcharts.

Experience in computer aided drafting (CAD) programs.

Ability to be on-call on a 24/7/365 basis.

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Essential Duties

Maintains the security of the outside fiber plant (OSP) network, either aerial and/or underground, throughout area of responsibility by managing cable location, by locating contractors and initiating protection activities. Works closely with other carriers, local/ state agencies and building owners/landlords on new building adds and relocations.

Utilizes a variety of systems for the processing and reporting of work activities, inventorying OSP facilities, documentation of projects and managing various budgets to include but not limited to new construction and route maintenance/protection.

Works closely with upstream groups, completes fiber verification requests, project estimations, designs, bids, permits and manages construction of new building adds. Monitors infrastructure builds and reviews/punch lists and approves work meets industry construction standards. Prepares project timelines, prepares and track budgets and provides detailed weekly status reports.

Obtains value added contractors/subcontractors for engineering, permitting and construction of OSP infrastructure. Obtains and manages contractors for route protection. Maintains fiber splice records, network topography records and fiber mapping.

Directs emergency restoration and mitigation activities required for the OSP network. This could include fiber optic damages, natural disasters, power failures and other events.

Manages contract and/or employee fiber splicers. Provides on the job divisional training to employees and oversees contractors to ensure the proper method and procedures of facility protection and maintenance are followed. This includes the use of locating equipment, use of Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR) and troubleshooting tone generation/reception in field.

Basic Qualifications

Minimum skills required to perform in this role.

Education Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or 5 plus years of relevant job experience. Relevant job experience is described as:

Job experience in similar industry

Job experience with similar essential duties Physical Requirements:

Field – Sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl; lift 50 lbs.; Valid driver’s license required; works in all weather conditions.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

Education and Experience

Experience: 5 yrs

Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Field Of Study: Engineering or Construction Management

Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.

Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.

About Level 3

Level 3 (LVLT) provides global communication services that strengthen the growth, efficiency and security of enterprise, government and carrier customers around the world today, Level 3 serves customers in more than 500 markets, spanning three continents and more than 60 countries.

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Title: OSP Engineer II (Phoenix, AZ)

Location: Arizona-Phoenix-AZ:Phoenix:801 S 16th St

Requisition ID: 39380

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