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Job Title: OSP Fiber Design Lead

Listing Created: February 15, 2017

Job Location: Kansas City, KS

TelForce Group is looking for an OSP Fiber Design Lead in the Kansas City, KS area.

The OSP Fiber Design Lead's primary responsibility is to work collaboratively with the Engineering Manager and the design/engineering team on the production of standards based outside plant design for middle mile and last mile fiber based telecommunications projects. Designs are to be based on industry standards, current engineering practices and client requirements/guidelines.

OSP Fiber Design Lead Description:
30% - Staff training, assignment and scheduling
10% - Design review and quality assurance
10% - Local client interface
50% - Design formulation

Project Execution:
Produce preliminary, high level and detailed design working with outside plant fielding teams and clients for component selection, routing and network architecture guidelines.
Knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of outside plant designs.
Monitor and evaluate design quality and scheduled delivery as defined by the Engineering Manager.
Utilize GIS based systems to perform design documentation such as ARCGIS and 3-GIS.
Conform to local jurisdiction regulations as required.
Operate in a safe manner and in accordance with Division safety policies and standards.
Mentor new engineers during training process.
Support design process improvement definition and execution.
Evaluate design for “Value” engineering improvements.
Communicate lessons learned to the Engineering Manager and the project team.
Interpret underground and aerial telecom facilities records on maps and fielding notes.
Develop running line, splice sheets, loss budgets and other BOM related activities.
Ability to communicate clearly with contractors.
Ability to pay close attention to detail and make sound decisions using information at hand.
Familiar with make ready process and design impacts.
Able to support network route planning efforts.

Records & Project Close-out:
Maintain project records and files as defined in the Project Execution Manual and as directed by the Engineering Manager.
Perform red line updates and QC based design modifications.

Quality/ Continuous Improvement:
Independently applies knowledge and complies with the client’s quality program relative to assigned tasks.
Provides related guidance and direction to others. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.

Engineering Production:
Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for larger or multiple projects.
Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection.
Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for engineering work.
Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles
Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements.
Reviews lower level engineer work or assignments.
Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading larger production teams; coordinating multiple discipline activity; responsible for technical aspects of projects as assigned.

Client Focus:
Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances. Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects. Typically provides support to business development or pursuit activities.

People Management:
Typically assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required.

Resource Management- (budgets, tools, processes, project support):
Implements resource management strategy. Manages engineering resources for small groups of a single discipline.

OSP Fiber Design Lead Qualifications:
Typically a minimum of 5 years related work experience with Fiber OSP Design.
Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities. Industry recognized credentials preferred as needed.
A deep understanding of inside and outside plant (ISP/OSP) fiber optic network infrastructure, engineering design and construction focused on OSP fiber design.
Candidates will be experienced in OSP design of fiber optic facilities, in aerial, underground, and buried applications.
Experience in leading, supervising, and/or managing design teams and field technicians a plus.
Experience interpreting client request and auditing projects for compliance with scopes of work and quality.
Knowledge/experience with project management tools.
Knowledge/experience with Web Applications.
Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills. Flexible and able to think quickly working to resolve design issues and makes decisions.
Excellent communications skills, strong organizational skills, a high level of integrity, a strong team player, and attention to details are all critical traits of successful Engineers.

Candidates must be at least 18 years old and be able to pass a Background, Drug and DMV screening to be considered for all job openings. Candidates must have a valid driver’s licenses and be insured; some jobs may require travel up to multiple weeks at a time. Please send all resumes with certifications relative to the job to In subject line, please note the position you are applying for, a current resume in Word format, 2 references, phone number and email. We reserve the right at all times to disclose any information as we deem necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in our sole discretion. All resumes submitted to TelForce will become the property of TelForce and shall have the right to display to a third party or in our database for consumption. Call Sonia at 269.330.0661.

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