GCI's OSP Design Engineer I will provide engineering design and implementation services necessary to support the company’s outside plant by providing design and mapping to maximize the design; compile/review and maintain related project data and support data systems, development, and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure accuracy and consistency of related data systems.
Essential Duties of All Levels in the Position:
Plan and develop drawings for construction of new, and removal or rearrangement of existing, overhead or underground lines, cables, and conduits to obtain optimum and economical utilization of communications facilities.
Designs work orders for broadband technology and conduit systems.
Identifies and designs distribution work orders for relief and modernization of facilities.
Analyzes designs of feeder and distribution facilities.
Analyze traffic loads, available and existing lines, and estimates or forecasts of projected traffic to determine new construction or rearrangements and removals required.
Selects routing of lines and equipment required for work projects.
Prepare detailed construction and installation drawings, and estimates equipment, labor, and material costs.
Initiates work authorization request and submits request with substantiating drawings, and documents to management for approval.
Orders materials and equipment required and directs work activities to ensure conformance with engineering specifications and work authorization
Prepare fiber splicing packets (SPACs) to create splicing documentation circuit between alpha and omega locations.
Support emergency fiber repairs to include taper reports, identifying priority circuits, and damage location.
Support workgroups with fiber feasibility studies to include construction requirements and fiber availability information.
Issue fiber access request responses to include updating fiber management database and issued supporting documentation to include port assignments and light loses.
This is an entry level position for the degreed engineer. Must be competent at preforming engineering calculations for further review by senior staff. Completes tasks on time and within budget. Works under supervision, assists with design, mapping and documentation of outside plant including electronic and hard copy support/data systems. Coordinates as directed with OSP project managers and field personnel to update and maintain data bases
Essential Duties for this position:
Assist with System Design and Review of OSP Projects/Data
Creation, maintenance and archival of electronic design and mapping files (State Wide).
Hybrid fiber coax projects; plant line extensions and electronic upgrades, including aerial pole lines, buried applications and in-conduit systems;
Building entrance facilities, including structural requirements, riser cables, routing, terminations, and equipment room layouts and equipment configurations;
Coordinate with utilities, agencies and other GCI departments to ensure service commitments are reasonable and attainable and to facilitate scheduling for subsequent internal plant maintenance, repair and/or extension;
Review designs and specifications submitted by OSP staff and contractors for conformance with GCI standards, making recommendations as beneficial or necessary.
Projects review/close-out to ensure “as-build” information and records are returned and updated, consistent with actual conditions.
Upon direction of OSP Design Manager and/or Director of OSP D&C, may be assigned management of designated projects and/or subcontractors, including scope, schedule, budget, permitting/leasing/access requirements, tracking, monitoring and reporting.
Assist in development, implementation and maintenance of accurate statewide operational support systems (as-built, design files, internal web page, permits, leases, etc.)
Assist in development, review and implementation of statewide GCI policies, procedures and standards for OSP design, construction, and related project management and administration.
Assist in quality assurance review to determine whether or not documentation complies with applicable GCI standards; take corrective measures as warranted.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Understanding and familiarity with applicable state, federal and local rules and regulations pertaining to design, construction and maintenance of fiber and coax.
Experience in hybrid fiber coax design, splicing, construction and project administration.
Ability to interact effectively with utilities and deal professionally with public access issues/requirements.
Ability to generate plats and system design maps using Lode Data and AutoCAD.
Ability to generate fiber cut sheets and design layouts using Excel, MapInfo and approved fiber management system (OSP Insight) or equivalents.
Communication skills – demonstrated ability to effectively relay technical information/concepts, verbally and in writing, to customers, contractors, utilities, and departmental personnel with varying degrees of technical knowledge; Ability to generate and translate information in drawings, blueprints, spreadsheets, as-built, etc. to others; must be comfortable speaking in public and group settings.
Project management - ability to assist in:
negotiation and administration of contracts; evaluation of work in progress; management and direction of craft personnel/contractors; establishing amiable working relationships with customers, contractors, utilities, enforcement agencies, general public, and other departmental personnel.
Computer skills – familiarity with (OSP Insight) or equivalents, AutoCAD, Lode Data or their equivalents; must be able to operate Microsoft Office package or equivalent spreadsheets, word processing, email, database and presentation programs.
Minimum of one year experience for the degreed engineer in the following areas is required: Experience should be in plant engineering, coax design, construction, maintenance, and project management.
High School diploma or equivalent required.
Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Telecommunications or related field is required.
In addition to minimum experience required, a combination of relevant education and/or work experience sufficient to perform the duties of the job may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
Industry specific certifications highly valued. (i.e., SCTE, BDS certifications are valued)
Physical effort may include stooping, kneeling, touching, feeling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, talking, hearing, using hand tools and repetitive motions, climbing steps. When performing in the field, walking, crawling, bending, stooping and kneeling on varied surfaces such as roofs and in trenches often hampered by weather elements. Clarity of vision at every distance with good depth perception and ability to distinguish colors routinely for driving and performing/evaluating field work. Good hearing, capable of distinction between equipment signals and the human voice often amidst background noises, such as wind, rain and traffic. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 lbs.
Subject to adverse weather and driving conditions when in the field. Worksites may be obstructed by weather and/or debris; heavy equipment, power lines and utilities operations may be present. Office work can involve long hours at computer screen and terminal; coordination by telephone and/or email with developers, contractors, utilities.
Must be able and willing to work flexible hours including, but not limited to, weekends, holidays, and evenings.
Some air travel required to other systems and/or remote projects; may require travel in small engine planes and/or use of RVs.
The company and its subsidiaries operate in a 24/7 environment providing critical services to Alaskans and may need to respond to public health and safety matters or other business emergencies. Due to business needs employees may be contacted outside of the normal business hours to respond to the immediate emergency. You will be requested to provide an emergency after hours contact numbers.
Driving Requirements (if applicable):
Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and a satisfactory driving record. Must be able to drive when in remote communities and operate ATV-style vehicles if necessary.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or another characteristic protected by law.
The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualification required of employees assigned to this job.
Primary Location US-AK-Anchorage
Job Type Full-time
Job Posting Jun 15, 2020, 9:37:27 AM
Recruiter Donovan Kiley Dumas