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OSP Design Engineering Specialist 2 - Remote

Date:  Jun 23, 2022


Company:  Black & Veatch Family of Companies


At Black & Veatch, our employee-owners go beyond the project. For over a century, we have been breaking down social, economic and geographic barriers by making life's critical resources accessible to all. Working with us, you will help provide critical expertise as we, along with our valued clients, deliver solutions that positively impact communities around the world. Our professionals are our greatest asset, and we believe nothing is more important than the health, happiness and professional growth of our employee-owners. With a focus on flexible work-life balance options, an expanding and diverse workforce, and limitless career growth opportunities, we will give you our best to help you give us your best, and together we can build a world of difference. 


Company : Black & Veatch Corporation  

Req Id : 69272 

Opportunity Type : Staff 

Relocation eligible : No 

Full time/Part time : Full-Time  

Project Only Hire : Yes 

Visa Sponsorship Available: No 

Job Summary

The OSP Fiber Design Specialist is responsible for the design and draft of fiber optic cable design production.  The position requires close coordination with onsite fielding staff to create conventional outside plant (OSP) design engineering and analysis.  Typical OSP design responsibilities range from the initial determination of the routing and design concepts to the detailed drawings for permitting and construction.  The design engineer is fully responsible and accountable for the final design content and document generation to support construction crews in placement of the physical fiber infrastructure and turn over documentation for the client. 


Key Responsibilities

An Engineering Specialist’s primary responsibility is to work collaboratively with the Engineering Manager and the design/engineering team on the production of high quality deliverables on telecommunications projects, in accordance with engineering practices, Telecom Business Unit policies, and client requirements.  

Additionally, the Engineering Specialist will: 

  • Provide the delivery of our work products and services to our Client’s satisfaction. 

  • Work closely with the Engineering Manager, and the design team in delivering projects that meet budget, scope, schedule, and quality goals. 

  • Develop good working relationships and communications with the Engineering Manager, field design staff, and Client representatives. 

This individual is a Telecommunications Professional and must be capable of engineering routine and specific outside plant work orders.  Responsibilities identified herein define the minimum expectations for the position of Fiber Design Specialist. 
Project Execution  

  • Keep the Engineering Manager and the design team fully advised as to progress of the market related work and any developments involving change in the scope of the contract work or otherwise which could affect the contract requirements and fee and/or Client relationships. 

  • Monitor and evaluate quality and progress of local market engineering staff as assigned by the Engineering Manager. 

  • Understand project milestones. Monitor status of milestones, and provide regular update of such to the Engineering Manager. 

  • Operate in a safe manner and in accordance with Division safety policies and standards. 

  • Communicate lessons learned to the Engineering Manager and the project team. 

Management Responsibilities

Preferred Qualifications

  • • Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities. 

    •Typically, a minimum of 1-2 years related work experience with OSP/ISP Fiber Design. 

    • Lumen (CenturyLink) wireline experience with knowledge of NDS preferred. 
    • Ideal candidates will have 2-3 years direct OSP telecommunications experience. 

    • Ideal candidates will be experienced in OSP design of copper and fiber optic facilities, in aerial, underground, and buried applications.   
    • Ability to draft with AutoCAD is also a plus.

Minimum Qualifications

All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.


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