Job Purpose:

Assists in engineering projects by performing the following duties:



  • Assists in client contact and communication pertaining to specific projects, including attending project meetings.
  • Assists in Business Development efforts including but not limited to attending conferences, public speaking engagements, marketing, and potential client visits.
  • Prepares Outside Plant (OSP) designs for Fiber-to-the-Premise projects.
  • Develops probable construction cost estimates for projects.
  • Prepares design computations and quantity estimates.
  • Prepares or modifies reports, funding applications, specifications, plans, construction schedules, environmental reports, permits and designs for project.
  • Revises plan documents and coordinates with draftsperson/technicians to modify designs.
  • Conducts periodic site visits to monitor progress and other duties per the contract documents and plans.
  • Uses computer assisted engineering and design software to prepare design computations.
  • Performs occasional drafting.
  • Responsible for quality control & network documentation.
  • Evaluates existing technologies to make recommendations to clients regarding which technologies are appropriate for their application.
  • Coordinates with service providers and clients to troubleshoot network issues.
  • Prepares plans and specification for a wide range of equipment/technologies.
  • Provides configuration assistance with access equipment, networking equipment and management equipment (Windows and Linux servers).
  • Conducts DC power plant and grounding designs/audits.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (preferred). Will consider Civil, Construction Management, or Mechanical Engineering or related field.
  • Registered P.E. or ability to become licensed within 6 months.
  • 4 or more years of related work experience required.
  • Experience of OSP Design and/or Rural Utilities Service experience preferred.
  • Experience/knowledge of utility construction preferred.
  • Proficient computer skills (Office, Visio, ArcGIS and AutoCAD preferred).
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable.
  • Prior to employment, must pass a background test and drug test.
  • Available to travel approximately 30%.


Communication Network Engineering, Inc. has the right to revise this job description at any time. This job description is not a contract for employment, and either the Employee or the Employer may terminate employment at any time, for any reason.

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