Director of Engineering

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San Antonio

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Job Description and Responsibilities :
The Director of Engineering will provide leadership and oversight for large scale engineering projects with field engineers, drafters and designers. This position has in depth experience designing OSP systems in the commercial market, including fiber deep deployments, backhaul and network upgrades. Includes in depth understanding of aerial & underground fiber optic cable systems, passive optic network systems (PONs), splicing, testing, termination, cable placement, heavy construction/infrastructure & aerial make ready tasks. Along with the knowledge to maximize network architectures to meet expanding client demands on bandwidth.

Primary Responsibilities:

Lead and manage crews on engineering "Fiber Deep or Fiber To The X" (FTTX) field surveys and designs with aerial and underground, MDU & ISP cable plant deployments

Engineer FTTX commercial market designs to link multiple large design areas, each serving approximately hundreds of homes, municipal and community facilities, multiple dwelling units (MDUs), & large, small and vertical businesses

Engineer the FTTH designs using satellite imagery or other aerials

Develop final design package for each distribution area to include final approved design drawings, splicing details, bills of material (BOMs), permits and easement documents

Responsible for staff forecasting, placement and replenishment to meet the client's production requirements

Manage make ready engineering projects, OSP ride out activities including: preliminary design pole verification, parcel verification, design verification, utility verification, routing obstacles, aerial to underground percentage verification

Manage creation and use of base maps and clean-up of provided utility aerial and underground utilities data, parcel maps, DOT maps, and maps from other various sources

Responsible for pole surveys, utility ROW and attachment requirements, gathering local ordinances and other requirements, and preliminary strand data collection

Define FTTX hut boundaries and propose hut locations-line diagrams, and updating splicing sheets

Ensure compliance with established policies and procedures and maintains effective internal control

Develop training and mentoring programs for team to allow for continued learning and to keep our workforce current with software, hardware and techniques used in the telecommunication field

Leverage contracts and customers to grow market share organically along with providing solutions and suggestions to maximize network performance, planning and ability to improve customer service and responsiveness to needs as market conditions demand.

Other duties as assigned

Requirements :

Bachelor's degree in Engineering plus 8-10 years' experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience


8-10 years' experience in commercial telecommunications engineering, underground/aerial designs, make ready engineering and construction, operations, maintenance/repair and installation

Knowledge of commercial standards, National Electric Safety Code (NESC), RUS requirements, state & local requirements (per metro market)

Proven knowledge of inside and outside plant fiber optic network infrastructure, and engineering design

Technical Skills:

BICSI RCDD is preferred, but not required

Highly skilled in customer applications (ICGS/FMS/Spatial, etc.)

Expert level understanding of project requirements, BOL, BOM design criteria & efficient design in customer applications

Advanced understanding of copper, fiber and/or CATV design standards and requirements

Computer and Microsoft Office proficiency, including use of graphics, word processing, and electronic spreadsheet applications

Soft Skills:

Skill in mentoring and training employees with varying educational backgrounds and aptitudes

Experience building and maintaining interpersonal relationships, managing conflict, solving problems, and handling multiple assignments

Must have excellent communication skills as well as the ability to lead a team to meet our companies financial, quality and production objectives

Recognize and provide a safe work site with acceptable quality and efficiency

Highly organized and detail orientated

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing

Individuals must have a valid driver's license and driving record meeting the company policy conditions

Must be in good physical condition with the ability to stoop, crawl, bend at the knees and waist, squat and lift 50 lbs; includes body weight, equipment, tools and boxes

Must be able to stand for long periods of time on varied surfaces

Ability work nights and/or weekends as required

Ability to travel up to 100% of the time, including short notice travel. Travel may include local site travel or national travel depending on training needs


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Cancelled/Expired Listing
Listed: 11/3/2017
Expires: 2/1/2018