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Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer

Company: Kansas Fiber Network
Location: Shawnee Mission
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

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 management.

Qualifications:

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 experience required.

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 Smallworld, etc.

Some knowledge of one or more engineering disciplines and vendor equipment

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 match.

To apply for this position, visit our website at

Job Type: Full-time Job Location: Overland Park, KS

Job Requirements:
Responsibilities:

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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