Senior OSP Engineer


: $91,990.00 - $140,890.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering


Kforce has a client in search of a Senior OSP Engineer in Herndon, VA. Summary: The client is seeking a Senior Engineer with demonstrated outside and inside fiber plant activities to engineering, permitting, contracting, designing and maintenance of new building adds and existing fiber facility relocations. The individual will be responsible for working with the Lead Engineer and colleagues in the design and development of complex outside plant (OSP) equipment installations, modifications, and upgrades. Key Tasks:
  • Maintains fiber splice records, network topography records, and fiber mapping and as-builts incorporate inventory systems
  • Works closely with other carriers, engineering firms, local state agencies and building owners landlords on new building adds and relocations
  • OSP performs applied research, development, and design of underground OSP conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling
  • The Senior Engineer must have the ability to learn how to effectively articulate and understand fiber optic projects from proposal development to design and as-built delivery with limited oversight
  • This position will be responsible for a network in support of our clients Government services
  • 50 to 75% CONUS Travel expected
  • Work includes design, permitting, and field decisions applicable to OSP construction projects
  • Perform survey work, schedule planning and implementation, quality control of construction and as-built drawings, review construction inspection reports and redline changes
  • Review, analyze, and resolve field construction issues and discrepancies

Job Requirements:


  • 8+ years in outside plant construction techniques performing applied research, development, and design of underground Outside Plant conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling while coordinating OSP fiber projects from design through as-built delivery
  • Strong background and understanding of telecommunications outside plant construction and managing network related construction projects with successful results (scope, schedule, and budget)
  • Highly professional and motivated
  • Understanding of contracts management and project accounting
  • Creative problem solver
  • Proven results in building strong peer-level relationships
  • Demonstrated experience in permitting, engineering, fiber splicing, different types of underground and aerial cable plant installation and maintenance
  • Project management and contractor management of different types of underground and aerial cable plant installation and maintenance
  • Strong OSP construction knowledge with the ability to read red-line construction drawings to facilitate new builds, relocations and emergency repairs
  • Excellent interpersonal, coaching and leadership skills
  • Ability to perform a wide spectrum of assignments requiring alternative analysis, innovation and judgment based on standards; Assumes responsibility for contributing to the success of major or multiple projects and is periodically called upon to make decisions
  • Must be proficient in MS Office applications, databases, and flowcharts
  • Experience in computer-aided drafting (CAD) programs
  • Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information
Kforce is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Associated topics: building, building code, concrete, department of transportation, draft, drainage, land, microstation, remedial, roadway * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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