Responsible for the planning and analysis of the outside plant
Key Roles and Responsibilities
Analyzes growth trends for an assigned geographical turf to determine the need
for placement of fiber and equipment for growth or relief or whether to delay
capital expenditures. Updates forecasts based on analysis to size fiber and
equipment called for by the planner on handoffs. Analyzes data and makes
technology choices. This also includes the decisions needed to replace older
technology being displaced by contractual obligations, damages, disasters or
obsolescence. Provides detailed plans for fiber placement and sizing to
accommodate both wireless and non-wireless requirements. Researches and assigns
facilities for fiber-based service requests. Provides technical guidance to OSP
Design Engineers and/or training to Engineering Assistants and new planners.
Under limited supervision, conducts project management of a small/medium
project or phases of a larger project. Works as a team member on projects and
may be responsible for ensuring projects are within allotted timeline and
budget. May define a portion of project scope and objectives. Projects are
typically moderately complex in nature, sometimes follow a repeatable
framework, and require some analytical skills in defining scope and objectives.
Coordinates activities of a project team and may identify resources. Creates
detailed work plans, schedules, project estimates, and status reports. Attends
and may lead project meetings and is responsible for project tracking and
analysis. Ensure adherences to quality standards and reviews project
deliverables. Communicates to internal team members and possibly to
Typically a high school diploma, GED or equivalent related network experience;
additional technical training desired.
Typically, 1-3 years network related
Three (3) years’ experience in outside plant engineering/design or planning
Extensive knowledge of all aspects of outside plant.
Knowledge of OSP facilities and workprints required.