Field Engineer

Location: Columbus, Ohio

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Id #: 6365


Minimum 3 years Outside Plant Engineering and/or Construction


  • Conduct layout site surveys
  • Develop accurate fiber optic network construction surveys
  • Draw and stake new construction route opportunities
  • Locate fiber optic cables
  • Provide accurate aerial and underground measurements, photos, sketches


  • Demonstrate knowledge and ability necessary to perform layout and surveying
  • Demonstrate knowledge of pole design, pole attachments and clearance requirements
  • Demonstrate Make-Ready knowledge and experience
  • Must be able to properly climb, work at various heights
  • Must be able to read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Must be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Must have construction experience - private/public ROW, visually identify existing utilities, etc.


  • Ability to accommodate travel in personal vehicle
  • Ability to edit documents and upload PDF files into Project Management software
  • Ability to upload/download documents from Project Management software
  • Must be able to pass a background check and drug screen
  • Valid driver’s license


  • Knowledge of basic computer systems and software
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications - Excel, Outlook, Word, etc
  • Proficiency using Google Earth


  • Attention to detail
  • Dependable, enthusiastic, self-motivated, self-starter, tenacious
  • Desire an interest in continued learning
  • Excellent problem-solving and trouble resolution abilities
  • Possess a passion to start and complete jobs to meet deadlines
  • Solid customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills


  • Ability to coordinate and inspect work of contractors / subcontractors
  • Ability to identify field issues with potential to impact network design
  • Effectively and efficiently use a tablet
  • Experience in cable locates, cable placement
  • Experience in fiber routes and construction
  • Understanding of NESC, NEC, and RUS rules and regulations
  • Understanding of state, local, municipal rules and regulations

All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills, and/or abilities. To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” employment relationship.