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TDS Telecommunications Corporation Network Specialist II - OSP Engineering in Cortez, Colorado

Network Specialist II - OSP EngineeringJob LocationsUS-OR-Bend | US-CO-Fort Carson | US-CO-Cortez | US-UT-Saint GeorgeID2020-16312CompanyTDS TelecomOverviewThe Network Specialist II - OSP Engineering is expected to assist in thecreation and interpretation of fiber optic, CATV, and copper/DSL OSPDesign maps using AutoCAD, Lode Data, and GIS based mapping software. Youwill have to understand, interpret, and track progress for numerousprojects concurrently in the given market area. you will continually monitordesign costs of completed projects to help improve future project costing.You will have the responsibility to lead small group cross functionalmeetings, and drive strategic growth in specific brownfield markets acrossthe given market area. You will be required to interact with contractconsultants to facilitate and monitor OSP design.The individual filling this position is responsible for supporting the Rightof Way (ROW) Team while they work with various governmental agencies toprotect the TDS OSP network from being jeopardized by permitting requirementsor proposed road improvements. You may be required to support TDS teams innegotiating with municipalities, other utility companies from a network anda 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 FieldServices. It will also work closely with our Right of Way (ROW) team onEasement and Pole Attachments (Make-Ready Processes) and will interactwith members of Net Ops Compliance.ResponsibilitiesResponsible for the design of OSP projects and/or supervision of consultantswho are responsible for coordinating outside plant design in multiplelocations and/or states.Creating labor, material, and overheads project cost estimatesProvide Engineering support for Sales teams by fulfilling OSP facilitiesverification requests, and high level OSP design costing exercises.Provide technical and strategic input in evaluating high level network designReview all OSP designed projects to ensure field services requested plan ofaction, 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 order requests, ROW maps, PRC and WBS funding is complete.Create and perform analysis on network designs for the OSP teams to utilizefor future project cost modeling.Partner with Regional OSP Construction (OSPC) members on engineering ofnetwork builds.Assist in training OSPE team members on OSP design and project processReview data for impacts to builds (eg: Roadmoves)Provide timely updates to the CAA Log regarding project costs and timelinesProvide audits of OSP projects and coach consultants and/or contractors toensure accuracy and consistency. The audits will ensure compliance withNational Electrical Code standards and current TDS OSP standards.Effectively communicate with Project Managers and adjacent teams in order tofacilitate cost-effective construction of OSP facilities under advancedtimelines.QualificationsRequired QualificationsBachelors degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years' professional work experience4+ years' experience in Voice/Data/Video networkingMust have and maintain a valid drivers license, reliable transportation,and insuranceOther Qualifications4+ years' experience in the construction and design of fiber optic,CATV/coax and copper/DSL networks Auto Cad and Lode Data experienceJoint Attachment Process/Power CO Make Ready Process experience a plusGPON/PON engineering experience a plusBrownfield fiber overbuild a plusExcellent leadership, customer relations and communications skills acrossteams a plusThorough Understanding of Telecommunications and CATV industry and principals.Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.Excellent written and oral communications skillsPC database, spreadsheet and word processing skills are criticalAdva