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NANA Regional Corporation OSP Design Engineer (VEI) in Anchorage, Alaska

OSP Design Engineer (VEI)



The OSP Design Engineer will ensure that all engineering and design of telecommunications OSP is done in a timely and professional manner. Plans and prepares drawings for construction of new and removal or rearrangement of existing telecommunication facilities to obtain optimum and economical utilization of telecommunication facilities.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Entry I (Must be able to proficiently perform all the following duties before advancing to a level II)

§Uses and operates the CAD & GIS systems, plotters and reproduction machines, as needed to develop and maintain designs, drawings and as-builts.

§Maintains an understanding and working knowledge of the NESC, NEC, RUS, and company engineering practices.

§Gathers and analyzes information for proposed project and develops preliminary design.

§Obtains easements and permits for projects, as required, and maintains files.

§Coordinates with construction and splicing supervisors any changes, including routing of lines and equipment required for work projects.

§Ensures that the design of outside plant projects meets company standards.

§Support all OSP Facility reporting.

Mid Level II (Must be able to proficiently perform all of the following duties before advancing to a level III)

§Determines cable makeup for CKT requests.

§Coordinates joint projects with other utilities or agencies.

§Completes close-out procedures and forwards all relevant information for all as-builts.

§Reviews rough sketches, drawings, specifications, and other engineering data received.

Senior Level III

§Coordinates with central office and network engineering as necessary.

§Performs new product evaluations for OSP compatibility.

§Identifies roads, bridges, and utility systems that must be maintained during construction and coordinates with the appropriate agency.

§Researches, evaluates, and develops planning documents to deploy network architectures.

§Obtain location and facility data for regulatory reporting and compliance.

Must be able and willing to travel, as required, to job sites which may include the use of small airplanes and boats.

Other duties that are pertinent to the department or unit’s success may also be assigned.


Minimum Requirements

§Minimum of fifteen years of experience in outside plant engineering or related telephone experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

§Bachelor’s degree in a relevant engineering discipline and experience with CAD systems, MS Excel, plotters, and reproduction machines are all strongly preferred.

§Must be legally employable by any employer in the United States and not require sponsorship.

§Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.

§Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

§Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format.

§Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

§Ability to identify problems in a timely manner and take appropriate corrective action.

§Ability to gather and analyze information skillfully and thoroughly.

§Ability to develop alternative solutions to challenges.

§Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations.

§Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

§Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

§CPR certification preferred.

§Valid driver’s license required.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Noise level: The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Description of environment: Office building with standard office environment.

Physical requirements: Employee is required to occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs. Frequently required to sit, stand, walk, use hands/fingers to handle or feel, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, talk/hear, see, taste/smell, and carry weight/lift.

Travel: Yes. Must be able and willing to travel up to 25%, as required, to job sites which may include the use of small airplanes and boats.

Required Language

Equal Opportunity Employer/Shareholder Preference

NANA is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran protected status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. NANA grants employment preference to shareholders of NANA and their spouses and descendants to the extent allowed by law.

It is NANA policy to conduct background checks, drug testing and a physical assessment, as applicable, once an offer has been accepted, in accordance with company and/or contract requirements.

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Job: Engineering/Design

Company: NANA

Primary Location: US-AK-Anchorage

Shift: Day Job

Closing Date (Period for Applying) - External: Ongoing

Req ID: NAN02231