Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer
Company: Kansas Fiber Network
Location: Shawnee Mission
Posted on: September 23, 2022
Kansas Fiber Network (KFN) provides mission-critical bandwidth
to customers throughout the mid-west. Our state-of-the-art 100G
high-speed network provides unsurpassed connectivity. Our
infrastructure solutions include reliable, flexible Ethernet and
transport long haul, dark fiber, DIA, and wholesale. KFN serves
wireless and wireline carriers, finance, universities, e-rate and
other large or small enterprises.
KFN is looking for an entry level Outside Plant Engineer to join
our team who will be responsible for detailed engineering tasks
including analyzing, evaluating, designing, planning, estimating,
and managing outside plant projects to include new fiber
construction, relocations, maintenance, and emergency restoration
with assistance from senior staff. Responsibilities also include,
but are not limited to, creating project cost estimates, performing
field/site surveys, completion/management of permits, bid
solicitation for OSP construction, management of OSP construction
and quality control, project documentation and material
College degree and 1-2 years related OSP experience; or 3 + years
equivalent related Engineering/Technical experience; or a
combination of education and related Engineering/Technical
Some understanding of telecommunications industry such as fiber
design, construction, project management, permitting, etc.
Ability to read, understand, and modify engineering drawings.
Experience with fiber design software such as ArcGIS, Mapcom M4, GE
Some knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor
Some knowledge of accepted engineering practices
Basic computer software knowledge to include Microsoft Office
Basic analytical skills
Ability to prioritize projects
Ability to make sound technical decisions
Ability to read and understand highway/road prints, be able to
identify conflicts with existing outside plant facilities, select
routing of lines and equipment required for work projects
US resident with authorization to work for any employer without
visa sponsorship now or in the future
Valid state driver's license
Here at KFN, we know our success and growth has been achieved
because of dedicated work from our employees and we strive to
ensure our appreciation is known throughout the company. We promote
a collaborative workplace that includes teamwork and
knowledge-sharing among co-workers. We encourage all employees to
share their professional expertise throughout. We do not believe in
having employees sitting in idle in their careers. We expect to
retain the best and help you grow and learn in the process.
KFN has 5 core values by which we operate. Commitment to Customers.
We partner with our customers to find solutions that meet their
needs at the right time, and with a high level of quality. Easy to
Do Business With . We strive to make every encounter with our
customers a pleasant and productive one. We listen and then provide
customized solutions. Transparency. We say what we do, and we do
what we say. Integrity. We strive to be open and honest with
internal and external customers. Accountability. Each employee at
KFN strives for excellence and takes responsibility for providing
the best assistance to both customers and co-workers.
KFN is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to
diversity and inclusion. We offer competitive compensation and a
rich benefits package that includes medical, dental, life,
disability, PTO, paid holidays, wellness program, and 401K with
To apply for this position, visit our website at
Job Type: Full-time Job Location: Overland Park, KS
Perform route analysis and site surveys to develop aerial and
underground fiber route design.
Develop engineering specifications and/or construction drawings for
assigned projects per KFN OSP engineering guidelines.
Utilize Mapcom M4, Bluebeam, Visio professional, and other software
to create OSP project documents.
Develop scope, budget, and schedules for OSP projects.
Perform construction and maintenance on OSP infrastructure
according to KFN and industry standards.
Monitor and control expenses within allocated budget.
Complete assigned projects within defined scope and schedule.
Provide required project status updates.
Respond to emergency conditions such as fiber damages, power
failures and other disasters.
Perform routine inspections of OSP network.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Expected progression to OSP Engineer II within 2 years based on
demonstrated professional development.
Keywords: Kansas Fiber Network, Kansas City , Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer, Professions , Shawnee Mission, Kansas
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