What you’ll be doing...

The OSP Engineer IV is responsible for fiber network design and construction of projects for Verizon's fiber network in the Chicago area. The type of outside plant (OSP) projects you will work on consist of new fiber routes and modification of existing fiber routes that connect network elements to the core backbone network. A large volume of fiber projects will be to Verizon Wireless macro sites, small cells and customer building locations.

  • Review proposals for underground and above ground aerial fiber construction.

  • Utilize knowledge of fiber cable sizing, cable counts, cable record management, fiber characteristics, transmission protocols, route diversity, route protection plus front-haul and back-haul concepts.

  • Bid fiber projects to vendors, award projects, obtain purchase orders, initiate project designs, manage budgets and secure necessary material.

  • Provide engineering guidance to vendors, monitor progress and ensure timely completion of projects.

  • Approve close out packages and evaluate as-built drawings for quality control.

  • Develop, evaluate and approve fiber splicing packages.

  • Coordinate with a variety of teams and have direct contact with customers, building owners, community leaders and permitting agencies.

  • Work in a diverse group of team members, both internal and external, to solve complex problems and implement innovative solutions to meet our customer expectations.

  • Perform route analysis to determine scope, budget and schedules for existing and new OSP projects.

  • Develop aerial and underground fiber route maps.

What we’re looking for...

You have the ability to run outside plant engineering projects. You enjoy analyzing problems and have the autonomy to select and implement the right solutions. You work independently while being a great team player leading colleagues and coordinating efforts to ensure best outcomes. You work well in a fast-paced environment. You are comfortable working on very demanding projects. As a strong communicator, you build relationships with a diverse range of people and explain complex technical issues in a way that everyone can understand.

You'll need to have:

  • Associate's degree or two or more years of work experience.

  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Experience in Outside Plant Engineering, Construction or installations.

  • Understand industry standards and local requirements regarding construction and engineering of fiber networks.

  • Knowledge of Fiber to the Cell network design.

  • Analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to make network design decisions based on Engineering Guidelines and current field conditions.

  • Communications skills possessing the ability to effectively interact with both highly technical and non-technical customers alike with the goal to provide an understanding of our service order process and recommended method of delivery.

When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

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At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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