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Lumen Engineer II - Federal - Numerous Locations in Des Moines, Iowa

About Lumen

Lumen is guided by our belief that humanity is at its best when technology advances the way we live and work. With 450,000 route fiber miles serving customers in more than 60 countries, we deliver the fastest, most secure global platform for applications and data to help businesses, government and communities deliver amazing experiences. Learn more about Lumen’s network, edge cloud, security and communication and collaboration solutions and our purpose to further human progress through technology at, LinkedIn: /lumentechnologies, Twitter: @lumentechco, Facebook: /lumentechnologies, Instagram: @lumentechnologies and YouTube: /lumentechnologies.

The Role

The Engineer II – OSP performs applied research, development, and design of underground OSP conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling.

The Main Responsibilities

Perform applied research, development, and design of underground Outside Plant conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling

Manage and coordinate OSP fiber projects from design through As-Built delivery

Work includes design, permitting, and field decisions applicable to OSP construction projects

Perform survey work, schedule planning and implementation, and quality control of permit drawings, construction drawings, and As-Builts. Review inspection reports and redline changes. Review, analyze, and resolve field construction problems and discrepancies

Coordinate subcontractors, materials, inspectors, tools, and equipment to complete projects on schedule and within budget

Communicate verbally with construction subcontractors regarding proper procedures for placement outside cable plant

Provide interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specifications for subcontractors and inspectors

Prepare applications and drawings for right-of-way and construction permits

Perform quality control of drawings and As-Builts prepared by computer-aided design (CAD) personnel

Make running line changes in accordance with (IAW) local regulations (e.g., city, county, state, railroads). Analyze Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) traces, evaluate characteristics of fiber, and document test results

Handle complex engineering assignments

Interface with OSP installers, locators, project managers, inspectors, and permit authorities to complete comprehensive packages with sufficient detail to allow future use in maintenance and new construction activities

Provide technical expertise on OSP projects

Create legible drawings in a format suitable for drafting

Read complex roadway plans and construction drawings

Excavate handholds as required

Splice and test fibers

Perform OSP installation tasks as required

Analyze OTDR traces for the purpose of evaluating splice loss

Create splice diagrams, schedules, and fiber connectivity documents

Draft detailed packages of complete procedures for fiber cutovers, rollovers, and turn-ups

Performs augmentation to design tools

Performs site surveys, attending meetings

Assists installation team when necessary

Produces Engineering Design Packages (EDPs)

Creates, updates, and reviews technical documentation

Able to travel by auto or airplane on short notice for surveys, meetings, and projects

What We Look For in a Candidate

Position requires minimum two years of underground utility construction engineering layout and follow through experience

BS in Engineering or equivalent work experience (five years construction engineering or similar discipline)

Security Requirements:

US Citizenship required

Ability to obtain an active TS/SCI (with Poly preferred)

Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation)

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license have a clean driving record

Travel required

Requisition #: 250017

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


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