Position Summary: The Fiber engineering groups are regional. The engineer is responsible for all aspects of fiber design and allocation, route design, and map creation. Projects requiring Fiber Design can either be customer funded based on service orders or company funded initiatives (ie: expansion, overbuild, municipal projects, etc.)
Essential Job Functions:
Attend Kick-Off meetings (examples when new backbone, lateral, and/or riser fiber is required.)
Design backbone fiber route.
Complete Cost Requests from Sales Engineering with firm costs to be provided for all necessary splicing based on existing network fiber conditions.
Obtain necessary circuit identifiers from groups; or create as required.
Create a Fiber design maps for A-Z fiber locations.
Design fiber route and create all necessary splicing prints and work orders for vendors performing splicing work within the active backbone.
Provide fiber assignments to Construction Team for lateral fibers to last demarc panel
Create Requisitions for Purchase Order approval and payment to vendors.
Submit all necessary Change management notifications and adhere to field activity policies and guidelines.
Provide Operations/Provisioning with final DLR’s & test shots for closeout
After completion close out tasks in appropriate system(s).
Approve vendor invoices for the project.
Work hand in hand with Fiber Construction Managers.
Create work orders for overbuild and expansion projects.
Review capacity reports and plan network augments on high utilization fiber routes.
Fiber Design engineers are responsible for all emergency and trouble response. All engineers participate in On-Call rotation.
Work jointly with the NOC, Field Operations, and Change management; and mobilize necessary repair crews to isolate and restore any fiber impairments.