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Senior OSP/Civil Engineer - Chicago IL

Chicago, IL · Telecommunications · $120k to $140k DOE
TekCom Resources is seeking an OSP Engineer for a long-term role in the Chicago, Illinois area! The OSP Engineer will oversee the design and deployment of outside plant fiber within the geographical regions and be based in the Chicago market.

Essential Job Functions
  • Develop fiber designs from both desktop and field review.
  • Develop cost estimate models within excel analytically from preliminary design data.
  • Develop right-of-way analysis of the proposed fiber plant, such as the identification of utility and permit applications needed for a project.
  • Work with utilities in underground and aerial right-of-way applications, including the management of the utility make-ready process during the construction phase of a project.
  • Manage the municipality and state fiber permit processes on a project.
  • Manage the contractor qualification process and bidding of engineering and construction contracts.
  • Manage various suppliers and vendors during the engineering and construction management, including managing the vendors to both budget and schedule.
  • Coordinate with multiple internal customers, including project managers, in support of bringing each project to completion on both budget and schedule.
  • Manage the material ordering, receiving, and deployment of required inventory to support projects.
  • Manage multiple projects and ability to travel to project locations across the United States in the management of the project elements.
  • The ability to optimize and value a fiber engineering design.
  • Develop, read, and manage fiber splice documents, including fiber splice diagrams, spider maps, OTDR, and Power Meter readings.
  • BS/BA with preference to Civil, Construction, or Electrical, Engineering Degrees.
  • Candidates MUST have a State of Illinois PE license.
Experience/Minimum Requirements
  • Previous fiber engineering and construction management experience in OSP design a must - at least eight years would be preferred.
  • Familiarity with permitting process in the City of Chicago.
  • Good knowledge of public right of way.
  • A working knowledge of copper and fiber splicing.      
  • Knowledge of pole design (including safety practices).
  • The ability to comprehend and modify outside plant record drawings.
  • Well versed with industry standard symbols and procedures.

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