OSP Construction Engineer

at Hargray Communications Group, Inc.
Location Harrisburg, Illinois
Date Posted June 22, 2022
Category Construction
Job Type Not Specified

Description

About us

Clearwave Fiber, a 100% Fiber Optic Internet provider offering business, enterprise, and residential communications services, is expanding its network to reach new communities across the Midwest and Southeast regions. This new venture was formed from Hargray Fiber and Clearwave Communications. Clearwave Fiber has the financial backing of Cable One, GTCR, Stephens Capital, and The Pritzker Organization. Our Team of more than 400 colleagues is committed to delivering the most advanced technology and customer service. If you enjoy technology and are passionate about working with a new venture with strong investment partners, we'd like to invite you to consider joining us in this endeavor.

General Description of Position:

Inspects OSP construction and verifies work is done according to specifications. Verifies contractor invoices and prepares final close out forms for OSP work orders.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Works with a design engineer to prepare detailed construction plans and estimates labor and material costs for commercial, MDU & multi-line residential drop facilities.
  • Performs inspections of the communications utility construction site.
  • Performs acceptance tests for copper, fiber and CATV cables.
  • Places material orders through the procurement system for all OSP work orders.
  • Coordinates schedules with builders, developers, and joint use utility companies.
  • Ensures that work order files are complete and current.
  • Provides project management to ensure project remain within capital budget boundaries.
  • Prepares and obtains easements and permits from private owners and applicable agencies.
  • Inspects all OSP work orders and maintenance construction to determine quality and standards are met.
  • Responsible for preparing as-built staking sheets, correct tabulation of footage units and unit breakdown for work order projects.
  • Performs final inspection of work orders and close-out documentation of project to Engineering Manager.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure effective operation of department.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Prior experience as RUS/OSP inspector or 5+ years OSP experience in cable construction and maintenance.
  • Must demonstrate understanding of communications distribution networks on fiber, copper, and HFC platforms.
  • Solid knowledge in OSP construction methods and practices as set by RUS, Telecordia, and BICSI.
  • Experience in Microstation CADD software desired.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Visio, Excel, and Word.

EOE/ Disability

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