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Field Engineer Supervisor

Location: Kansas City, Missouri

Job Type: Direct Hire

Job Id #: 6560

SUMMARY

The Field Supervisor will supervise the day-to-day activities and work of a group of Field Engineers. The Field Supervisor will ensure that all work is done in a proper, efficient and safe manner. The Field Supervisor understands and is able to identify issues that would impact OSP network design and construction.

 

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES (Including, but not limited to:)

  • Owns the safety, quality, and efficiency of field operations employees.
  • Plan, assign and review the work of field engineers.
  • Ensure quality standards are maintained or exceeded.
  • Enforce laws, rules, regulations, and policies. Ensure all safety procedures and policies are adhered to.
  • Provide on the job training to new employees.
  • Research and develop solutions to improve efficiency and effectiveness as needed.
  • Schedule, conduct and participate in management meetings as necessary.
  • Assure that personal vehicle is maintained to CHC safety standards.
  • Provide field support to employees, which includes performing the job functions of field engineers:
    • Collect relevant Pole Information
    • Determine ideal locations for new above ground facilities
    • Conduct Underground/Buried Cable layout surveys
    • Develop accurate fiber/optical network construction surveys
    • Conduct new substructure site surveys
    • Determine existing and new locations for fiber optic cables
    • Inspect the work of construction contractors
  • Accurately depict new construction route opportunities

 

 

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics preferred.
  • 3-5 years of engineering and/or construction experience, telecom or utility experience preferred.
  • Previous experience with supervising employees; 1-2 years in a management or supervisory capacity in field operations, surveying, or utilities construction preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license and ability to accommodate travel in personal vehicle.
  • Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials and techniques involved in field operations, engineering and construction of telecommunications.
  • Telecommunications Engineering Standards
    • Capable of identifying issues in the field that would have a potential to impact network design.
    • Able to collect necessary data from the field for determining a design including all necessary OSP features.
  • Understanding of Telecommunications Construction Techniques
    • Able to identify and suggest all types of construction methods within ROW, identify assumed public ROW, visually identify existing utilities.
  • Ability to identify Make Ready Engineering issues and solutions to bring in to conform with local standards, GO95 and NESC.
  • Experience and understanding of outside plant construction techniques.
  • Knowledge of fiber networking and cable routing.
  • Experience in estimating existing utility locations.
  • Experience with interpreting cable or substructure designs.
  • Ability to upload/download and edit documents in Project Management software.
  • Intermediate skills in Microsoft Office programs, Adobe Acrobat, and Google Earth. Ability to quickly learn new systems and databases.
  • Highly organized, self-starter, and detail oriented.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal communication skills.
  • Superior time management.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to be flexible, take direction with ease, including changes to schedule and workflow priorities.
  • Critical thinking skills; make assessments and provide solutions to problems.
  • Ability to maintain professional tact in a fast-paced work environment with internal personnel and clients.
  • Ability to follow direction in maintaining all Field Safety standards.
  • Superior customer service. Dedication to providing customers “White Glove Service”.

 

TRAVEL 

  • Travel in personal vehicle required to attend company meetings and conduct field audits at job site(s).  

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to stand, stoop, squat and bend for extended periods of time.   
  • OK with confined spaces.  
  • Tolerant to extreme elements (heat, sun, wind, rain, snow, etc.).  
  • Good vision and depth perception (corrective lenses OK).
  • Able to sit and drive for extended periods of time.