Engineer II- Federal (N)

Date: Aug 18, 2019

Location: HERNDON, VA, US, 201713202

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications and IT services company focused on connecting its customers to the power of the digital world. CenturyLink offers network and data systems management, big data analytics, managed security services, hosting, cloud, and IT consulting services. The company provides broadband, voice, video, advanced data and managed network services over a robust 265,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 360,000-route-mile international transport network. Visit CenturyLink for more information.


Job Summary

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

Job Description

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 if required
Splice and test fibers
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


Education and Experience:
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

Must be eligible to obtain a clearance
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

Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 212190

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at 

EEO Statement

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The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.

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