This position is responsible for the application engineering of telecommunications outside plant and transport equipment in a local serving exchange environment. Subject matter expert of and for all technical aspects of outside plant facilities and transport equipment associated work such as cable sizing, cable counts, cable records, permitting for right of ways and easements, fiber optic systems (SONET and ASYNC), DACS, digital loop carriers (DLC), pair gain devices (analog and digital) and XDSL equipment. This position works as a team member with Network Planning, Central Office, and Operations to support the growth, replacements and upgrade of telecommunications plant facilities. This person provides frontline project management for all construction activities associated with outside plant and transmission activities. This position also supports sales, marketing, operations and regulatory as needed.
Specific requirements of the position include :
Frontline project management for construction activities
Engineering design for outside plant and transmission projects
Perform field staking
Proactive review of outside plant and transport facilities to determine necessary upgrades and enhancements. Reviews to include cable fill, port and bandwidth review of DSLAMs/Routers and switches.
Communicate with state, county, city and national indices to gain information on planned projects that involve growth and changes
Coordinate with all utilities for project design and construction to utilize joint trench
Communicate with all peers and departments to insure proper project planning
Maintain accurate cable and transport records and updates
Attend pre construction meetings for project designs
Apply for all items of a project including but are not limited to IP addresses, CLLI Codes and permits as required (State, DNR, City, County, Townships)
Maintain and investigate right of ways and easements for releases
Attend weekly construction meetings
Prepare project justifications for approvals including EWOP documents.
Prepare loop studies as needed
Prepare cost estimates for BDT’s
Respond to DOR’s as needed
Update records according to As-Builts
Land base into CadTel system
Code and approve contractor invoices
Assist in annual budget design
All other activities with respect to the needs of the business
Must have detailed knowledge of outside plant and transport activities. Knowledge of engineering tools to include the following, CadTel, M6, 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 transmission 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. Must have an appreciation and understanding of the demand for increased broadband services and all aspects of advancements towards data and voice convergence.
B.S. in Engineering or equivalent, or a minimum of 3 to 5 years experience related to outside plant and transport facilities, preferable in a local exchange environment. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge with heavy emphasis on outside plant and transport design, cable count layout, capacities and equipment requirements. Must have a solid knowledge of telecommunications outside plant and transport. 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 Engineering team, regional managers, vendors, local supervisors and technicians.
Frontier Communications - 2 years ago
Frontier Communications Corporation (NASDAQ: FTR) offers voice, broadband, satellite video, wireless Internet data access, data security...