OSP Engineer I

Timmons Group
Richmond, VA
Added: January 16, 2024
Job Description

Timmons Group is seeking an OSP Engineer I for our E-Government Solutions Group in our Richmond, VA office. The OSP Engineer will be responsible for providing technical and engineering support for outside plant network operations and maintenance with a focus on fiber-based systems The candidate should have technical experience in outside plant design and working collaboratively with other departments.

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • The engineer will identify, analyze, diagnose, and resolve network issues, as well as coordinate with vendors and other personnel to ensure the successful deployment and maintenance of outside plant networks
  • Manage and design hundreds of miles of outside plant for a major network deployment
  • Ability to perform low level fiber engineering using GIS technology
  • Ability to perform field visits and network verifications
  • Experience in high level network design (splice and physical plant), and detailed engineering
  • Work with other departments to ensure make ready management, permitting and fielding meet OSP design criteria
  • Review permit and construction drawings for engineering integrity
  • Be able to review as-built plans and test results
  • Ability to work in ArcGIS/Pro, or QGIS environments
  • Maintain orderly records and project documents
  • Working knowledge of pole line design and fiber construction, both aerial and underground
  • Additional duties and responsibilities as needed

Skills/Requirements of a successful candidate include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering related field preferred and/or equivalent work experience.
  • 0-2 years of relevant experience with OSP underground and aerial telecommunication leading and engineering preferred.
  • Understanding of network architecture and supporting equipment.
  • Understanding of outside plant engineering and construction
  • Knowledge of NESC and RUS construction code as it relates to telecommunications rules and regulations
  • Experience engineering in a GIS based program
  • Knowledge of the permitting requirements across local jurisdiction
  • Desktop and field quality control to support final client deliverable
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to meet project deadlines
  • Willingness to learn new skills, software, and technologies
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Valid driver’s license

Additional Information

The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

We are looking for high energy, creative, flexible, patient, self-starters who are willing to work at a dynamic pace. Candidates must share a commitment to our company’s Vision, Mission and Shared Values.

Timmons Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Timmons Group is a full-service engineering and technology firm recognized nationally as a “Best Firm to Work For” by CE News. With over 15 offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, we provide civil engineering, environmental, economic development, GIS/geospatial technology, landscape architecture, and surveying services to a diverse client base. As one of Engineering News Record’s (ENR) Top 500 Design Firms for over 30 years, we are dedicated to being an employer of choice and providing our people with the best resources, technology, and culture to help them thrive in an engaging career development setting. For more information, visit