Outside Plant Engineer

  • Company: Greenlight Networks
  • Posted: 01/06/2022
  • Location: Buffalo, NY
  • Category: Engineering
  • Job Type: Direct Placement


Greenlight Networks’ Outside Plant Engineer coordinates with Engineering, Pre-Construction and Construction  Management through all phases of an outside plant build to ensure that outside plant builds are completed as  designed. This includes all outside plant jobs involving the installation, removal or rearrangement of outside plant  facilities. The Outside Plant Engineer verifies that preliminary fiber designs can be built as designed by conducting  ride-outs during pre-construction phase. During the build phase, the Outside Plant Engineer acts as a l iaison between  Construction Field Managers and Engineering to answer questions from the contractors on designs. Upon build  completion, the Outside Plans Engineer coordinates with Construction Field Managers and contractors to verify build  completion was per design and obtains as-built documents for entry into the Fiber optics databases. The Outside  Plant Engineer reports to the Fiber Design Manager. The specific position responsibilities are outlined as follows: 

Essential Functions 

  • Coordinates with Fiber Engineers to verify preliminary designs against real-world conditions of the build area
  • Perform OSP Ride-out Activities, including preliminary design pole verification, parcel verification, design  verification, utility verification, identify routing obstacles, aerial to underground percentage verification
  • Coordinate with Pre-Construction for permitting and work with Engineering to adjust the design and  approach as necessary 
  • Conduct site surveys 
  • Locate fiber optic cables 
  • Help to develop accurate fiber construction estimates 
  • Conduct walkouts with contractors of completed construction to inspect completed work for accuracy,  adherence to Greenlight Networks’ standards and quality 
  • Coordinates with Construction Field Managers to obtain and verify as-built documentation from contractors Education and Experience 
  • GIS experience preferably in the telecommunications industry related to project design OSP Engineering
  •  Four years of experience in telecom, fiber network design or outside plant construction
  • Proven planning and organization skills in a dynamic and high growth work environment
  • Project management experience preferred 
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task 
  • In-depth understanding of GIS and fiber design/management tools such as Bentley Fiber, Lode Da ta, Vetro,  ArcGIS, OSP Insight, 3-GIS, or QGIS preferred 
  • Thorough understanding of Rights of Way, private easements, existing utilities (water sewer, gas, poles,  etc.) 
  • Knowledgeable in state and municipal permits and easements 
  • Must be able to interact with coworkers, customers, municipalities, Telco Engineers, and contractors to  acquire Outside Plant Records records, assessor maps, map info, and construction prints 
  • Experience reading blueprints, conduit prints, and floor plans 
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project and Outlook 
  • Valid driver’s license 
  • Must be able to read, create, and interpret technical documents, fiber maps and as-built drawings, and legal  documents related to easements and rights of way 
  • Ability to successfully select and communicate with contractors and vendors performing work or providing  related materials to the company

Greenlight Networks is an ultra-high-speed, broadband service provider, offering residential and small business customers Internet speeds up to a 2 Gigabit per second. Based in Rochester, NY and founded in 2011, the company builds, owns and operates its fiber-optic networks to provide amazingly fast Internet connections to its customers. For more information on the company, visit GreenlightNetworks.com or find it on Facebook.com/GreenlightNetworks, and @GreenlightFiber on Twitter.

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