TDS

Network Specialist I - OSP Engineering

Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque | US-NM-Las Cruces | US-NM-Carlsbad | US-NM-Alamogordo | US-NM-Hobbs | US-NM-Ruidoso | US-NM-Truth or Consequences | US-TX-Fort Stockton | US-AZ-Scottsdale | US
ID
2020-16177
Company
TDS Telecom

Overview

The Network Specialist I - OSP Engineering is expected to assist in the creation and interpretation of OSP Design maps using Auto Cad, Lode Data and GIS based mapping software. You will have to understand, interpret and track progress for numerous projects concurrently in the given market area. You will continually monitor design costs of completed project to help improve future project costing. 

 

You will have responsibility to lead small group cross functional meetings and drive strategic growth in specific brownfield markets across the given market area. You may be required to interact with contract consultants to monitor OSP design.

 

You will be responsible for supporting ROW to continue working with various governmental agencies to protect the TDS OSP network from being jeopardized by permitting requirements or proposed road improvements. You may be required to support TDS teams in 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 work closely with our sales organization as well as Field Services. It will also work closely with our ROW team on Easement and Pole Attachments (Make Ready Processes) and will interact with members of Net Ops Compliance.

 

This position has the opportunity to be remote, but the individual filling this position must reside in the state of New Mexico, Arizona, or Texas.

 

TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000 ® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America’s Best Employer for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the design of OSP projects and/or supervision of consultants who are responsible for coordinating outside plant design in multiple locations and/or states. 
  • Provide technical and strategic input in evaluating high level network design
  • Provide Engineering support for special request projects such as, major road moves or potential on-net builds. He/she must work with Finance to ensure proper accounting of facilities placed and interact with the legal department to ensure that the company is not at risk in any asset transfers.  
  • Creating labor, material, and overheads project cost estimates
  • Provide audits of OSP projects and coach consultants and/or contractors to ensure accuracy and consistency.  The audits will ensure compliance with National Electrical Code standards and current TDS OSP standards.
  • Review all OSP designed projects to ensure field services requested plan of action, ISP and OSP solution are aligned and accurate. 
  • Verify that all documentation required to complete project handoffs, including as-staked design, contractor Cost estimates, Unit pull sheet, purchase requests, ROW maps, PRC and WBS funding is complete.
  • Create and perform analysis on network designs for the OSP teams to utilize for future project cost modeling.
  • Partner with Regional OSP Construction (OSPC) members on engineering of network builds within GIS.
  • Assist in training OSPE members on the use, functions and tools within GIS
  • Review data for impacts to builds (eg: Roadmoves)
  • Keep up to date with the tools for mobile use of GIS for data collection and consumption.
  • Provide feedback to leadership in evaluating current GIS products being offered on the market and provides recommendations for upgrades and changes in methods of practice for TDS. Includes application upgrades and data sources

Qualifications

Required Qualfiications

  • Associates degree (or higher) -OR- 2+ years' professional work experience
  • 3+ years' experience in Voice/Data/Video networking
  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers license, reliable transportation, and insurance

Other Qualifications

  • GIS experience, Engineering within GIS program a plus (AGOL)
  • Auto Cad and Lode experience
  • Joint Attachment Process/Power CO Make Ready Process experience a plus
  • GPON/PON engineering experience
  • Brownfield fiber overbuild a plus
  • Service Implementation experience a plus
  • Experience in Cable TV or related fields
  • Excellent leadership, customer relations and communications skills across teams a plus
  • Thorough Understanding of CATV Telecommunications industry and principals.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • PC database, spreadsheet and word processing skills are critical
  • Advanced working knowledge of NESC construction practices and engineering standards.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative and courteous manner with diverse work groups.
  • Ability to read and assess fiber and/or HFC designs and prints

Benefits

As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses 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,  click here!

 

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!

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