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Outside Plant Engineer

Department: Outside Plant
Hours: Full-time

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Plans, directs and coordinates activities of designated project to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within the prescribed time frame and funding parameters by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


Includes the following and any other duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for planning, coordinating/supervising and implementing all outside plant and field construction, acceptance testing and cut-over coordination.
  • Works closely with Network Operations, member company staff, design engineers and contractors during the project to ensure the needs of the company are being met with the quality deployment of facilities.
  • Conduct pre-staking meetings and ensure that proper right-of-way, easements and permits are obtained as well as reviews for proper fiber sizing and facility routing.
  • Interface with subcontractors during the fiber route survey phase and review the final design route drawings for accuracy and pricing.
  • Maintain fiber inventory database for all fiber routes.
  • Develops, finalizes and baseline Project Plans.
  • Facilitates regular Project Team Meetings to ensure project timelines are being met.
  • Creates and maintains an ongoing Project Issue List.
  • Reviews project proposal or plan to determine time frame, funding limitations, procedures for accomplishing project, staffing requirements, and allotment of available resources to various phases of the project.
  • Establishes work plan and staffing for each phase of the project, and arranges for recruitment or assignment of project personnel.
  • Confers with project staff to outline work plan and to assign duties, responsibilities, and scope of authority.
  • Directs and coordinates activities of project personnel to ensure project progresses on schedule, within the prescribed budget and meets the upper management expectations.
  • Prepares project reports for management, or others.
  • Confers with project personnel to provide technical advice and to resolve problems.
  • Coordinates project activities with activities of government regulatory or other governmental agencies.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Microsoft Visio, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Word software. Must have a good understanding of Google Earth and creating .kmz files.


  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Some overnight travel is required.
  • Strong experience in staking.
  • Must be able to meet physical demands of outside work including, but not limited to, occasionally lifting and moving up to 50 pounds and moving around the work site.


You are expected to participate in SDN's Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery program by being knowledgeable about SDN's BCDR Program, actively participate in BCDR drills and exercises, and may be assigned various duties in response to business emergencies (and establishing/executing priorities, responses and recovery activities in the event of a service disruption).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

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