CenturyLink - Herndon, VA

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• Perform applied research, development, and design of underground Outside Plant conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling
• Manage and coordinate OSP fiber projects from design through As-Built delivery
• Work includes design, permitting, and field decisions applicable to OSP construction projects
• Perform survey work, schedule planning and implementation, and quality control of permit drawings, construction drawings, and As-Builts. Review inspection reports and redline changes. Review, analyze, and resolve field construction problems and discrepancies
• Coordinate subcontractors, materials, inspectors, tools, and equipment to complete projects on schedule and within budget
• Communicate verbally with construction subcontractors regarding proper procedures for placement outside cable plant
• Provide interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specifications for subcontractors and inspectors
• Prepare applications and drawings for right-of-way and construction permits
• Perform quality control of drawings and As-Builts prepared by computer-aided design (CAD) personnel
• Make running line changes in accordance with (IAW) local regulations (e.g., city, county, state, railroads). Analyze Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) traces, evaluate characteristics of fiber, and document test results
• Handle complex engineering assignments
• Interface with OSP installers, locators, project managers, inspectors, and permit authorities to complete comprehensive packages with sufficient detail to allow future use in maintenance and new construction activities
• Provide technical expertise on OSP projects
• Create legible drawings in a format suitable for drafting
• Read complex roadway plans and construction drawings
• Excavate handholds if required
• Splice and test fibers
• Analyze OTDR traces for the purpose of evaluating splice loss
• Create splice diagrams, schedules, and fiber connectivity documents
• Draft detailed packages of complete procedures for fiber cutovers, rollovers, and turn-ups
• Performs augmentation to Ciena/Cisco design tools
• Performs site surveys, attending meetings
• Assists installation team when necessary
• Develops OSPRs
• Produces Engineering Design Packages (EDPs)
• Creates, updates, and reviews technical documentation

Company Statement
CenturyLink is an industry-leading provider of communications, high speed Internet and entertainment services from coast to coast. Our combination of business and residential service solutions – including home and wireless voice solutions and digital television – provide innovative solutions to our customers. CenturyLink is proud to be a participant in the U.S. General Services Administration Networx program, the largest communications services contract in the world. CenturyLink offers you the opportunity to develop and cultivate your career as we lead the communications industry into the future.

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