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OSP Field Engineer
- Job Title
- OSP Field Engineer
- Job ID
- Jacksonville, FL 32073
- Other Location
Job Title: Field Engineer I, II, III
Operating Unit: CHC Consulting
Department: Field Operations
Reports To: Field Operations Manager
Employment Status: Full-time, Non-Exempt
Primary Location: Field-based, Remote, Assigned to specific region/market
Congruex was formed in 2017 to take advantage of historic demand for digital connectivity. The digital networks we design and build for our clients enable everything in the modern world to operate, from healthcare and energy to transportation and social interactions.
Few companies in our industry can operate at scale and self-perform services like our multinational team. Our clients choose Congruex to deliver turn-key digital networks under a single platform. Our unified vision is to become the best end-to-end provider of network design and build services in the U.S.
We are the One Congruex Family. We are building tomorrow, together.
Why Work At Congruex
We offer opportunities at all levels across the nation – from students to industry veterans – in areas of engineering, construction, and professional services.
We value the wellbeing of our people and offer competitive compensation, health benefits, wellness resources, 401(k) retirement planning, and employee recognition and leadership development programs. Options may vary by geographic location.
The pillars of Congruex culture are GRIT, safety, inclusion, and family.
- GRIT: Our GRIT values are part of our company DNA and the touchstone for our multinational workforce.
- Guts - having the guts to do the right thing
- Reliability - being reliable to deliver what we promise
- Innovation - innovating every day
- Teamwork - embracing teamwork together as One Congruex
- Safety: We are committed to 24/7 safety practices on our jobsites, within our offices, and all the places our team exists in between.
- Inclusion: Congruex embraces our team’s diversity and promotes an inclusive workplace for all.
- Family: We are a family-oriented company committed to the long-term health and development of our people.
Founded in 2003, CHC Consulting (CHC) is a full-service engineering consulting firm. CHC provides turn-key services in the areas of fielding, engineering design, permitting, project management, process development, and staffing to a range of Blue Chip clients across the United States. CHC has a large footprint in the West, Midwest, and Southwest regions.
Field Engineers report field conditions for design engineers to accurately design the network. Responsible for aerial and underground data collection while validating a viable cost-effective path for engineering. The majority of fieldwork is conducted outdoors along public right of way, utility easements, and private property.
Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
- Collect relevant pole information and accurately document existing measurements and placement
- Utility pole identification, inspection, and classification
- Gather aerial attachment heights and clearances, checking for violations
- Determine ideal locations for new above ground facilities and equipment
- Conduct Underground/Buried Cable layout surveys
- Develop accurate fiber/optical network construction surveys
- Determine existing and new locations for fiber optic cables
- Inspect the work of construction contractors
- Accurately depict new construction route opportunities
- Assure that personal vehicle and tools are maintained to company safety standards
- Responsible for always conducting job in safe manner
- Take pictures of job sites, pole conditions and other relevant structures or landmarks
- Make hand drawn sketches of recommended engineering design while in the field or facility
- Upload clear images, files, hand notes, and sketches, and edit for quality and cohesiveness
- Make decisions taking into consideration value engineering and the impact on construction, installation and future maintenance
- Open hand holes to inspect facilities (substructure conditions, fiber placement, and condition)
- Daily travel to job site(s) using personal vehicle
- At times, may be required to interface with customers/landowners
- Occasional extended travel out of assigned market may be requested
Required Skills & Qualifications:
- High school diploma or GED equivalent
- Valid driver’s license and ability to accommodate travel in personal vehicle; satisfactory driving record
- Highly organized, self-starter, and detail oriented
- Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills
- Superior time management skills
- 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 follow direction in maintaining all Field Safety standards
- Physical requirements:
- Ability to stand, stoop, squat and bend for extended periods of time
- Ability to look up for extended periods of time
- Ability to walk for extended periods of time and/or long distances
- Ability to navigate through potential uneven walkways/terrain
- Tolerant to extreme elements (heat, sun, wind, rain, snow, etc.)
- Good vision and depth perception (corrective lenses OK)
- Ability to sit and drive for extended periods of time
- Ability to lift 10lbs minimum, and potentially up to 50lbs
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Earth
- Ability to upload/download and edit documents in Project Management software
- Ability to quickly learn new systems and databases
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
- Comprehensive understanding of telecommunications design and the ability to support engineering
- Basic Knowledge of Make-Ready Construction
- Knowledge and experience with telecommunications engineering standards and construction techniques
- Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics is a plus
- Experience in either the engineering, construction, architecture or telecommunications industries is a plus
A Field Engineer I, II or III title differentiation lies in the experience and/or skill level of the individual. The Field Engineer Classification Guidelines table in this document clearly outlines the differences between the Field Engineer I, II, and III job competencies.
Skillset Field Engineer I Field Engineer II Field Engineer III OSP Telco Knowledge Beginner knowledge & understanding of engineering concepts, and how fielding, planning, engineering, and construction parts of a job align Strong knowledge & understanding of engineering concepts, and how fielding, planning, engineering, and construction parts of a job align Deeply rooted understanding of engineering concepts, and how fielding, planning, engineering, and construction parts of a job align Field Engineering Beginner knowledge and ability to identify and document job location/equipment quality an accuracy against records Ability to identify and document job location/equipment quality an accuracy against records; can self-teach or quickly learn to field new job types or complex sites Ability to identify and document job location/equipment quality an accuracy against records; can field multiple job types or complex sites Customer Service Excellent; potential for client facing role Excellent; potential for client facing role Excellent; potential for client facing role Decision Making Requires mentorship and training to complete field inspections or sitewalks, and to make independent design or equipment/facility recommendations Requires some guidance to complete field inspections or sitewalks; ability to make some independent design or equipment/facility recommendations Requires little to no guidance to complete field inspections or sitewalks; ability to make complex independent design or equipment/facility recommendations Quality Performance
Requires training on quality and consistency; frequent QC revisions likely Receives some QC revisions; makes no basic mistakes and no repetitive errors Receives little to no QC revisions; makes no basic mistakes or repetitive errors. *Note, every job at should/goes through QC, but III’s get a minimal check Training Capability N/A Ability to assist Field Engineer I’s and II’s when needed Ability to assist Field Engineer I’s, II’s, III’s, and managers when needed Experience/Tenure Entry Level (0 – 2 years) Mid-Level (2 – 5 years) Advanced Level (5+ years)
**NOTE: Job specific details may vary depending on project type and client account. The guidelines listed in this job description and classification checklist are for the general engineering job function across the organization. Details as to client systems, telco concepts, and specific engineering practices may differ across the organization.
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.