Western New Mexico Telephone Company/WNM Communications is located in Southwest New Mexico. We have immediate opening for an Outside Plant Engineer. The OSP Engineer is responsible for the design and layout of OSP telecommunications facilities in various environments including aerial, buried and underground. Familiar with copper cable design and layout, underground conduit, manhole/hand hole and fiber design and layout, building entrance and riser facilities, utility, road, federal, state and tribal land permitting, railroad crossings and other complex ROW issues. Will be expected to handle all permitting requirements as well as researching information as it pertains to rights of way, tree trimming, crossings and bores. Requires a strong knowledge of OSP practices and procedures with pervious field experience. Candidates must possess the ability to meet or exceed business unit goals while maintaining quality standards, controlling expenses, and following company and business unit directives and practices.
The successful candidate must support the design and engineering process by planning and preparing drawings for construction of new, and removal or rearrangement of existing fiber optic and/or copper cables, and conduits.
Completes designs in accordance with company, RUS, state and federal specifications and guidelines
Prepare permits and or private easements
Must be able to read and understand telecom related records, highway/road prints and be able to identify conflicts with existing outside plant facilities, select routing of lines and equipment required for relocation projects.
Excellent oral/written communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
Deep understanding of communications engineering and related systems
Minimum of 2-4 years of OSP experience
Exceptional critical thinking ability
Knowledge of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) and Rural Utility Services (RUS) Standards
Preferred previous CAD and other GIS based experience but not required
WNM Communications has an excellent benefits package.