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Planning Engineer

Job Title
Planning Engineer
Job ID
27677923
Work From Home
Yes
Location
Remote, 
Other Location
Description

Job Title:​​​​​ Planner
Business Unit: CHC Consulting, a Congruex Company
Department: Engineering
Reports To: Project Manager

 
Company Profile:

Networks Built Better.

Congruex is a multi-national organization that specializes in broadband network construction and engineering.  We support some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation.  Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end users.

Our diverse self-perform capabilities allow us to deliver high quality telecommunications and utility solutions with efficiency as one combined end-to-end business.

Congruex is a growing collection of subsidiary operating units.  Our unified vision is to be the nation’s largest end-to-end provider of network design, engineering, construction, and maintenance for broadband operators.  We are One Congruex.

Congruex Group LLC (Congruex) is a multi-national organization founded in 2016 by industry executives, Bill Beans and Kevin O’Hara, to take advantage of the robust demand for broadband network services within the telecommunications industry.  We operate at a full scale by offering our customers stand alone or turn-key services with self-perform capabilities in both engineering and construction.

Made of up of seven subsidiary companies, and counting, Congruex supports some of the largest service providers in the United States with a footprint that extends across the nation.  Our turn-key design and build solutions allow our customers to deliver more data, more bandwidth, and ultimately support more devices for their end users.

Our Mission & Values

It is our mission to satisfy our customers by providing the expertise, technology, and resources necessary to build better networks.

Congruex supports diversity, inclusion, and the right to live freely with mutual respect. We stand against discrimination and violence of any kind.

We want every employee to embrace their beliefs, feel secure in their own skin, celebrate their unique story, and feel empowered as a significant contributor to their community, and our business.

These values are ingrained in our core values of GRIT.

At Congruex, GRIT is an acronym for guts, reliability, improvement, and teamwork – having the GUTS to do the right thing, being RELIABLE to deliver what we promise, IMPROVING ourselves every day, and embracing TEAMWORK together as One Congruex.

Job Summary

OSP Planning Engineer that is capable of selecting the most economical fiber cable route between multiple small cell sites, hubs, and businesses. Selection process will involve evaluation of multiple routes, support structures, municipal requirements, construction costs, and existing structure occupancy costs.  The Planner will also need to document the rationale supporting the proposed plan and routing decisions.  

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (Including, but not limited to:) 

  • Perform applied research, development, and provisioning of new and existing OSP and ISP facilities. Analyze cost alternatives for multiple solutions. 

  • Using inventory tools, maps, and schematics, evaluate current fiber facilities 

  • Research shall include aerial and underground options, existing customer conduit, and other third party conduit and support structures. 

  • Recommend a final route based on the most economical solution that meets the customer requirements. 

  • Document the plan with identified feeder routes, support structure and, budget. 

  • Develop and apply broadband forecasts to existing facilities 

  • Size and time fiber facility relief based on forecasted demand and strategic client needs 

  • Prepare current and long-range plans as needed.  

  • Responsible for planning and facilitating projects supporting GPON, Fiber routing for Small Cell, Front and Backhaul, Fiber to the Home (FTTH).  

  • Handle planning for Equipment and Fiber/Bandwidth allocation  

  • Recommend a final route based on the most economical solution that meets the customer requirements.   

  • Document the plan with identified feeder routes, support structure and, budget.   

  • Apply a thorough understanding of how local construction practices, customer preferences, and permitting agency requirements to fiber routing decisions.   

  • Use various tools to create and validate a preliminary Bill of Materials (BOM) reflecting the costs and materials associated with the routing decisions. 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent. 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics preferred.  

  • Understanding of basic Finance and Accounting concepts.  

  • Must be proficient in using computer software such as MS-Excel, PDF Editors etc. 

  • Experience with customer specific software platforms. 

  • Working knowledge of GIS and AutoCAD software preferred. 

  • Knowledge of FTTX Deployment preferred. 

  • Knowledge of local loop terms, concepts, and loop fiber planning experience required for Level II and III. 

  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet critical customer dates. 

  • Deadline driven, self-motivated, and technically savvy. 

  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills. 

  • Superior time management. 

  • Strong attention to detail. 

  • Ability to be flexible, take direction with ease, including changes to schedule and workflow priorities. 

  • Critical thinking skills; make assessments and provide solutions to problems. 

  • Ability to maintain professional tact in a fast-paced work environment with internal personnel and clients. 

  • Superior customer service. Dedication to providing customers “White Glove Service”. 

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Planner I

Planner II

Planner III

  • No telco experience required but a STEM college major is preferred.  

  • Strong motivation for learning how to research, develop, and provision new and existing OSP and ISP facilities.  

  • Must have understanding of basic accounting to analyze cost alternatives.  

  • Must be proficient in MS Office and able to manipulate PDF files.  

  • Some 2D design proficiency in AutoCAD or related design program is required.  

  • Must be action oriented and able to work autonomously. 

  • Will be trained and mentored on facilitating projects in the OSP telecommunication network 

  • Must have the ability to work in a consultative manner with others, e.g. establish rapport, interview/fact-find, present options/recommend solutions, follow-up and customer focused behavior. 

  • Capable of planning projects with some oversight.  

  • Has a strong understanding of multiple disciplines, can complete work without oversight, and understands holistic view of how CHC planning and engineering activities relate together and to the final product.  

  • Is capable of performing ad-hoc requests for complicated Planning services with the aid of some explanation and oversight.  

  • Understands and follows design & quality standards.  

  • Understands diverse and collapsed loop fiber routes, Planning infrastructure and deployment concepts. 

  • Able to use CAD and GIS systems.  

  • Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously and to prioritize work according to urgency.  

  • Requires quality audits for consistency, but should not have basic errors.  

  • Can communicate directly with the customer. 

  • Able to plan projects without oversight.  

  • Has a deep understanding of OSP design, Planning Infrastructure and Deployment concepts, construction methods, and quality standards. 

  •  Is capable of performing ad-hoc requests for complicated QA or design services such as BAU deployment and fiber based services with minimal explanation and oversight.  

  • Able to define and clarify design & quality standards.  

  • Able to create high-level efficiency routing and design processes, detailed work plans, schedules, resources, and cost estimations for required facility relief including Central Office equipment.   

  • Can perform detailed route studies to forecast feeder and equipment needs for a 2-5 year view.  

  • Must be able to administer and maintain fiber in the network and corporate databases.   

  • Can provide technical guidance to other Engineers and Engineering Assistants.   

  • Manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize work according to urgency, and manage time for high efficiency.  

  • Must possess the skills required to effectively communicate with internal and external customers.  

  • Does not require quality audits. 

Employment Status

  • Non-exempt, Hourly
  • Full Time

Travel Requirements

  • Travel may be required at times for training purposes.

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.

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