Entry Level OSP Engineer - ILLINOIS

CTDI is looking for strong individuals who have an aptitude for learning and an interest in telecom. We will train an interested individual on the basics of OSP Engineering and pair them with an experienced engineer to continue to apply what they have learned with the ultimate goal of coaching them; in conjunction with their continued formal education; to become an OSP Engineer.
This learning engineering position will work with the OSP Engineer on staff to aid in completing the OSP Engineering design regionally for our telecommunications customer, meeting their quality requirements in a timely manner. Specifically, this person will learn through assisting the OSP Engineer as they:
  • Manage the OSP engineering process from project award through permit closeout and as-built submittal.
  • Accountable for total project scope and quality control
  • Underground and aerial permitting with state DOTs, cities, counties, railroads, environmental, and other permitting authorities.
  • Make ready process for aerial construction projects.
  • Provide detailed design for fiber distribution facilities to meet FTTX service demands.
  • Participate with other groups to develop action plans to reduce operating expense through facility replacement, modernization, bulk recovery and records correction
  • Take detailed field notes for the design.
  • Provide QA of the construction drawings using the customerā s Quality Requirements.
  • Deliver the finished product to the customer in a professional format.
  • Document changes to or modifications of customer specifications.
  • Track & report job progress.
  • Interact with customer on developing specifications for proposed projects.
  • Directs and coordinates MRE activities for the project.
  • Leads meetings and subsequent coordination activities with pole owners / utilities regarding makeā ready submittals, design and construction requirements and activities.
  • Communicates complex technical issues and recommends solutions to client, project and functional management as directed and as appropriate.
Required Skills
Required Skills:
  • Basic knowledge of OSP installation, maintenance technician activities, Loop Electronic Engineering / Coordination and Transmission Equipment Engineering
  • Outstanding communication skills (both written and verbal) and customer service skills.
  • Competent in reading work prints.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Motivation and self-direction in performing to critical deadlines.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent project and time management skills.
  • Detail oriented and demonstrates good organizational skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and use good judgment in day-to-day activities.
  • Critical thinker capable of analyzing issues and solving problems.
  • Must be able to work both independently and in a team environment successfully.
  • Must be flexible to take on additional projects and job duties when required.
  • Knowledge of and ability to adhere to environmental laws and regulations as applicable.
Required Experience
Required Experience
  • Proficiency in MSOffice (Word, Excel, Access, and Project), report preparation, and data analysis.
  • A 2 year degree in civil or mechanical engineer (or related degree program)
CTDI offers a robust tuition reimbursement program for both undergrad and graduate degrees.
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