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Fielding Specialist

Job Title
Fielding Specialist
Job ID
Chicago,  IL 60007
Other Location
Madison WI
Job Title: Fielding Specialist          
Operating Unit: Congruex Network Services
Department:   Large Programs
Reports To: Area Manager
Primary Location: Chicago,IL / Madison, WI

We will determine salary based on skills and experience in relation to the function of the role, as well as equity to any other employees in the same or similar role.

Company Profile:


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.
Job Summary:
Fielding Specialists are responsible for aerial and underground data collection while validating a viable cost-effective path for engineering.  Decision making will take into consideration value engineering and the impact on construction, installation and future maintenance.  Fielding Specialists must possess a comprehensive understanding of telecommunications design and the ability to support engineering

Job Responsibilities (Including, but not limited to):
  • Collect relevant Pole Information and accurately document existing measurements and placement.
  • Determine ideal locations for new above ground facilities and equipment.
  • Conduct Underground/Buried Cable layout surveys.
  • Develop accurate fiber/optical network construction surveys.
  • Conduct new substructure site surveys and site walks.
  • Determine existing and new locations for fiber optic cables.
  • Accurately depict new construction route opportunities.
  • Assure that personal vehicle is maintained to company safety standards.
  • 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.
  • Assist the permitting team as needed by visiting municipal & utility offices, and attending city or client meetings. 
Required Skills & Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to accommodate travel in personal vehicle.
  • Computer and printer with scanning capabilities.
  • Highly organized, self-starter, and detail oriented.  
  • 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
  • Ability to follow direction in maintaining all Field Safety standards.
  • Superior customer service.
  • GRIT (guts, reliability, innovation and teamwork).
  • Basic application to costing jobs
  • Knowledge and ability to identify and document job location/equipment quality and accuracy against records
  • Excellent Customer Service skills; potential for client facing role
  • Requires mentorship and training to complete field inspections or sitewalks, and to make independent design or equipment/facility recommendations
  • Requires training on quality and consistency; frequent QC revisions likely
  • Ability to meet most internal & client deadlines
  • Ability to upload/download and edit documents in Project Management software.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office programs and Adobe Acrobat. Working knowledge of Google Earth/Maps. Ability to quickly learn new systems and databases.
  • OSP Telco knowledge & understanding of engineering concepts, and how fielding, planning, engineering, and construction parts of a job align
Desired Skills & Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics preferred.
  • Experience in either the engineering, construction, architecture or telecommunications industries is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience with telecommunications construction techniques
    • Able to identify and suggest all types of construction methods within ROW, identify assumed public ROW, visually identify existing utilities.
    • Fiber construction operations/management/provisioning experience.
  • Basic Knowledge of Make-Ready Construction
    • Able to identify potential cable moves and, guying and anchoring requirements to make room for new cable attachments.
    • Able to effectively account for all information that is required to attach to a pole and complete all necessary measurements and photos.
  • Experience in estimating existing utility locations.
  • Knowledge and experience with telecommunications engineering standards.
    • Capable of identifying issues in the field that would have a potential to impact network design.
    • Able to collect necessary data from the field for determining a design including all necessary OSP features.
    • Fiber networking and cable routing.
    • GO 95, GO 128 and NESC requirements.
    • Experience with interpreting cable or substructure designs.

Travel Requirements

  • Required at times for training purposes.
  • Daily travel to job site(s) in personal vehicle required – mileage reimbursement.
  • Willingness to travel to other markets as needed.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to stand, stoop, squat and bend 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.
  • OK with confined spaces.
  • 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 clearly write and draw basic symbols and sentences.

Employment Status

  • Hourly/Piecework compensation
  • Non-Exempt; Direct Hire
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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