OSP Engineer II or III


Columbia, SC 29240

Posted 1 month ago

Job Description

SAM Companies is recognized as the industry’s technology leader in providing geospatial solutions and construction services on a national scale. Our staff encompasses 1,000+ individuals from diverse backgrounds who are deploying the latest industry technology and changing the way data is collected and delivered in our industry.

The OSP Engineer will work collaboratively with the engineering / design team on the production of outside plant design for fiber-based telecommunications infrastructure projects and will report to the Project Manager – OSP Engineering and Design.

Responsibilities will include the planning, design, permitting, and documentation of communications infrastructure, with an emphasis on Road Moves and OSP fiber optic cable infrastructure projects such as FTTx, and 5G. Extensive knowledge of the standards and specifications of utility Right-of-Way owners, utility owners and OSP construction practices for fiber optic cable plant is required

+ Consult with customers to define requirements and preferred construction methods

+ Coordinate field surveys of outside plant aerial and underground network facilities; develop running line, splice sheets, loss budgets and other design elements

+ Research and define local jurisdictional regulations, coordinate permit application process and ensure that design conforms to specifications

+ Interpret underground, direct buried, and aerial telecom facilities records on maps and fielding notes

+ Coordinate make-ready-engineering process with utility owners

+ Monitor and evaluate design quality and scheduled delivery as defined by the Engineering Manager

+ Coordinate make-ready-construction with utility owner and third-party attachments

+ Liaise with OSP field teams and client to determine component selection, routing and network architecture guidelines in order to produce detailed designs

+ Work with the construction project managers and field personnel to ensure quality and timely delivery of design and engineering services

+ Assist in troubleshooting plant mapping and design

+ Ensure system compliance with FCC and FAA regulations and operating specifications

+ Evaluate design for engineering and support design process improvement definition and execution

+ Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Construction Management or 5+ years of experience in major job elements

+ 5+ years of relevant telecommunication industry experience required. Preferably in AT&T internal systems – CFAS, MIC, IMAGINE, FACS, TIRKS, SHOTS, LFACS, AOTL, and other necessary support documentation as needed

+ Strong experience with Bentley Microstation and Aramis-DT CAD systems is a major plus, Road Moves required

+ Strong knowledge of design techniques, tools and principals involved in production of outside plant designs

+ Strong organization and project management skills

+ Strong knowledge of RF and optical networks is a plus

+ Familiarity with design standards relative to FTTP, FTTB, and FTTC is a plus

+ Experience with OSP telecommunication industry engineering processes and practices, and their impact on project activities


+ Hybrid work schedules for office positions – Work-life balance is on us

+ Company paid premiums for medical, dental, vision, LTD and life insurance (HSA and FSA plans available)

+ Generous paid time off (vacation, sick, holidays and parental leave) – Accrual starts immediately

+ 401(k) program offers 100% employer match up to 4%

+ Employee Assistance Program – Your mental health is our priority

+ Tuition reimbursement

+ No glass ceiling! Truly a place to spread your wings (Ask about our Career Pathing!)

+ Trainings throughout the year – Specialized in-house trainings programs designed to assist you in advancing in your career

+ Office snacks, free food and fun-themed events for employees throughout the year

+ Passion for our Community – You have endless opportunities to volunteer alongside your peers with our Corporate Social Responsibility Program

Our Culture

Our entrepreneurial culture is a key factor in SAM being recognized as a Top Workplace for nine consecutive years, and we make it our mission to ensure every one of our employees learns how to build and manage a business, not just be the subject matter expert on the team. At SAM, our employee’s development is instrumental to our success. Your learning will be supported by specialized in-house training programs and mentoring by the industry’s leading experts, who just happen to be on our staff! We make SAM a GREAT place to work, but it all starts with YOU!


SAM is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V. SAM also participates in the federal E-Verify Program.

ID: 22-4699

External Company Name: SAM, LLC

External Company URL: http://www.sam.biz/

Street: 6904 N. Main Street

Post End Date: 8/29/2022

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