This position can be located in the Pacific Northwest (ID, WA, OR)
The Network Specialist - OSP Engineering (GIS) is responsible for the GIS mapping aspect of the Outside Plant Engineering team. Depending upon workload this person may be required to supervise Consulting resources in the engineering and/or construction phase of the projects. This person filling this position is expected to work closely with representatives from Network Services as well as Network Operations, associate managers, consultants, design engineers and construction contractors for TDS to ensure that the needs of the company are being met. He/She will be responsible for the implementation of fiber and HFC networks while conforming to existing TDS outside Plant (OSP) guidelines and TDS OSP standards established for the CATV operations. He/She is expected to stay current with NESC codes and ensure our construction at all times is in NESC compliance.
The Network Specialist - OSP Engineering is expected to assist in the creation of OSP Design maps using GIS. They will have to understand numerous projects, possibly located in multiple locations and states. He/she will continually monitor design costs and monitor job progress to ensure that projects are completed on time and within budget. The individual filling this position is responsible for continually working with various governmental agencies to protect the TDS OSP network from being jeopardized by permitting requirements or proposed road improvements. He/she may be required to negotiate with municipalities, other utility companies from a network and a legal perspective for the purchase, lease and/or sale of inner ducts, fiber and/or complete networks.
This position will have an emphasis on Commercial and MDU/MTU properties, working closely with our sales organization as well as Field Services. It will also have an emphasis on ROW, Easement and Pole Attachments and will interact with members of Net Ops Compliance as well as working with communities on their permit ordinances.
As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.