Design Engineer I (Telecom) - Virtual/Remote

Date Posted: 06/10/2021

OSP Design Engineer

Must have:
Fiber Design experience
MUST have experience using Pole Foreman or O-Calc software (PLA)


Job Description:
Company is a full service Engineering and Construction firm working in the telecommunications and electrical power sectors. Customers range from traditional municipal and co-op electric utilities and telecommunication service providers to companies operating in the oil & gas and the transportation industries.

Responsibilities:

- The OSP Engineer will support a growing engineering team, and the ideal candidate will have a strong background in make ready engineering (MRE) and pole load analysis (PLA).
- Observe and inspect utility poles and utility pole attachments using software like O-Calc and Pole Foreman.
- Analysis includes reporting any potential safety hazards with a utility pole, like overloading, stress, structure issues, and clearance problems.
- Daily interactions with the engineering staff in matters relating to design engineering, field engineering, and permitting
- Requires the ability to operate in fast paced environment to collect required data as well as process/relay the information gathered.
- Perform engineering calculations such as: structural analysis for wood pole loading, guying calculations, specifying conductor sags and tensions for recommended spans, and calculation of voltage drop and flicker.
- Ability to read and understand Utility Maps and related Pole records.
- Utilization and knowledge of pole loading data entry information using O-Calc/Pole Foreman
- Provide technical support to design engineers, project managers and other team members

Qualifications:

- Associate or Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, Engineering, GIS or other related field
- 1-3 years of MRE/PLA experience
- MUST have experience using Pole Foreman or O-Calc software (PLA)
- A good understanding of joint pole new attachment permitting
- A working knowledge of all joint pole regulatory compliance requirements
- Experience working in Ike office or similar program
- Strong technical skills in MS Office
- Creative and analytical mind with a willingness to learn
- Must enjoy working in a fast paced, high-growth, and rapidly changing work environment
- Highly flexible in daily duties and level of responsibility
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Successful completion of pre-employment drug & alcohol and background check requirements


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