This position is responsible for the application engineering of telecommunications outside a plant in a local serving exchange environment. Subject matter expert of and for all technical aspects of outside plant facilities work such as but not limited to cable sizing, cable counts, cable records, permitting for right of ways and easements. This position works as a team member with Network Planning, Central Office, Transmission and Operations to support the growth, replacements and upgrades of telecommunications plant facilities. This position also supports sales, marketing, operations and regulatory as needed.
Specific requirements of the position include:
Must have detailed knowledge of outside plant activities. Knowledge of engineering tools to include the following, FROGS/Spatial Engineer (Frontier AutoCAD based GIS), Adobe, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, email, and other vendor software. Excellent organizational skills, communications skills (written and verbal), and customer relations will be utilized in achieving desired results and are critical to the position. Outside plant construction and project management experience and inventory management experience. Experience in right of way, private easement, and permitting with local, state, and federal entities. Must be able to manage multiple projects in various stages of activity.
B.S. in Engineering or equivalent, or a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience related to outside plant, preferable in a local exchange environment. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge with a heavy emphasis on outside plant design, cable count layout, and capacities. Must have a solid knowledge of telecommunications outside plant. Must be able to participate and lead project teams to achieve team objectives and goals. Strong interpersonal skills are very important in discussions and meetings with the engineering team, regional managers, vendors, local supervisors, and technicians.