Outside Plant Engineer

Ritter Communications - Posted by Sarah Ware
Please apply before 30 Jul 2021 The OSP Engineer works closely with the OSP Engineering Manager and other OSP staff by assisting in the preparation of long range plans, exchange and system designs, forecasts, estimates, budgets, plans and specifications, inspection, testing and other related duties. This role maintains a close working relationship with the Construction team to support build activities within the network. Additional duties include contract preparation, administration and finalizing documents. Essential Job Functions Plans and prepares detailed drawings and staking sheets for new construction, removal or rearrangement of existing aerial or underground lines, cable and conduits; Ensures compliance with RUS and industry specifications by staking all lines to be built. Organizes and files necessary paperwork and staking sheets; Selects routing of lines and determines equipment requirements as appropriate; Prepares detailed construction and installation drawings and estimates equipment, labor and material costs; Directs construction work activities to ensure conformance with engineering specifications; May supervise inspection of work orders and verifying tabulation of contractor staking sheets; Ensures accurate and up-to-date facility CAD maps; Advises and researches new technologies and identifies areas of the plant that need to be upgraded; Prepares work authorization request with drawings for Engineering Manager; Attends various meetings with management, departments and vendors to ensure company objectives are met; Participates in inter-departmental planning meetings to coordinate and communicate activities related to the successful completion of projects; Makes job safety a primary objective in all duties; Travels to customer sites, project areas, business related events, and other Ritter Communications locations.