Outside Plant Engineer

Job Locations US-WA-Sumner
Operations Management
Workplace Type
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


 The primary responsibility of the OSP Engineer revolves around the construction and maintenance of plant infrastructure, design, and engineering as well as providing a route analysis of telecommincations outside plant. These engineers are the backbone of telecom and service provider companies since they are the primary designers of the entire network.




  • Overseeing and managing field engineering activities responsible for planning, designing, and obtaining permits for new cable routes

  • Visit customer sites to gather OSP site survey information, evaluate customer requirements and determine the OSP equipment required

  • Work as part of a multi-faceted team consisting of engineering, construction, project management, and scheduling personnel, all with a common interest of delivering results to the customer

  • Coordinate with drafting and/ or GIS personnel located in remote offices to produce construction drawings to be used to construct the network

  • Develop base mapping and provide field engineering services required to prepare permit drawings, OSP construction drawings, and final as-built drawings in electronic format

  • Provide field engineering services required to prepare permit drawings, OSP construction drawings, and final as-built drawings in electronic format per customer specifications

  • Research and incorporate permitting requirements from jurisdictional authorities (i.e., state, county, city, railroads, and others) into the OSP design

  • Recommend final route based on most economical solution and permitting agency’s requirements 

  • Research and evaluate various route options associated with the projects. Research shall include aerial and underground options, existing customer conduit and other third party conduit 

  • Daily engagement with customer’s engineering team and project management staff via emails / phone as well as occasional in-person meetings

  • Maintain safe working habits and conditions according to regulations and policies


  • 4-6 years of experience in the OSP Engineering field 

  • Prior experience of aerial and underground construction methods and engineering requirements

  • Cable placement and splicing methods and practices experience

  • Must be able to pass pre-employment background check and drug test 

  • Effective communication skills

  • High School Diploma or GED 

  • Valid Driver's License

  • Ability to travel and Work extended hours; overtime and weekends as needed

  • Must have reliable transportation and a clean driving record

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity in permitting requirements for state and local agencies 

  • Working understanding of the RUS (Rural Utility Service) units and their meaning process 

Physical Requirements:

  • Overhead lifting, climbing & carrying ladders with a weight of up to 80 lbs
  • Working 3- feet above ground level
  • Working in enclosed space
  • Working in inclement weather
  • Walking and climbing, kneeling and crouching

Applicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements and training provided by the company as required.


Benefits and Company Summary

Benefits Include:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision and Prescription Plans
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401K) with company matching
  • Stock Purchase Plan
  • Short- & Long-Term Disability
  • Supplemental Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation (PTO)
  • Tuition reimbursement for specific programs


Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.


The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)


The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.


Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.


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