Outside Plant Design Engineer

ImOn Communications

ImOn Communications is the LOCAL choice for cable TV, high-speed Internet and phone service. We value the relationships we have with colleagues, customers, and members of our community and look forward to serving Eastern Iowa for many years to come. As we expand our service availability we are looking for an Outside Plant Design Engineer to be a part of the ImOn Difference! Our employees share a passion for building a culture of “Creating Connections One Person at a Time” and fostering a fun and rewarding work environment.


The Outside Plant Design Engineer will design complete network areas for aerial and underground applications to obtain optimum and economical utilization of communication facilities. Design tasks will include creating detailed permit/construction drawings, compiling project cost estimates/material lists and producing clear and accurate field splicing instructions. Other responsibilities include maintaining network protection procedures, providing new facility information for the network database and managing all aspects of aerial and underground construction, as well as fiber optic testing procedures.


Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Engineer cost effective design solutions for both business and residential areas by analyzing collected field data.
  • Identify and resolve construction obstacles during the design process.
  • Compile project cost estimates, bills of materials and project requests while meeting time and budget constraints.
  • Produce clear and accurate fiber splicing instructions for the construction technicians.
  • Maintain detailed records of all aspects of a fiber network including facility location, network splicing, fiber assignments, and all active ID circuits.
  • Follow all network protection and reporting procedures as necessary.
  • Generate CMR requests listing the potential impact.
  • Responsible for meeting scope, schedule, and budget goals.
  • Help maintain data integrity in Omnia/Oasis.



We are looking for people with:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience in relevant field preferred.
  • Valid Iowa Driver’s License
  • 5+ years’ experience in telecommunications industry with comprehensive knowledge of outside plant construction specifications, fiber optic technology, and system design.
  • Basic software experience including Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and Internet Explorer a must. Experience with Auto-Cad software preferred.
  • Ability to read and interpret network engineering maps, fiber documentation and fiber splicing per document requirements.

In addition to competitive pay, ImOn also offers health & dental insurance, 401(k), discounted Cable, Internet & Phone services, and additional perks such as FREE vision and life insurance as well as FREE short term/long term disability, vacation & holiday pay, and community volunteer opportunities.


Job ID: 76415

Posted 30 days ago

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