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Mechanical Designer

Sterling Engineering, Inc Chicago, IL
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

The Outside Plant Fiber Designer is responsible for detailed network design for fiber-based networks. It requires an in depth understanding of current fiber optic design standards and industry processes. It also requires a close coordination with site fielding staff and drafting personnel to support the final product. Typical OSP design responsibilities range from the initial determination of the pathway routing and construction alternatives based on site walk outs to final detailed design generation. The OSP fiber designer is fully responsible and accountable for the final design content and document generation to support the placement of the physical fiber infrastructure supporting Outside and Inside Plant communication facilities.

Responsibilities include:

Create high level preliminary route design and facility specifics to manage fielding request instructions.

Support the team by participating in the mentoring of other new design team members.

Perform design within allocated budgets and time frames.

Provide design lead with updates on progress and roadblocks.

Advise the Engineering Lead regarding design progress and roadblocks discovered during the design process.

Participate in developing process improvement concepts.

Project Execution Responsibilities Include:

Perform detailed design in GIS based systems.

Support design via any jurisdiction permits drawings required.

Understand project milestones. Monitor status of milestones and provide regular updates.

Support QC and as built efforts with design changes/updates.

Preferred Job Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in engineering, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities.

Related work experience in OSP and/or ISP fiber detailed design & fiber splicing.

Possess a deep understanding of inside and/or outside plant fiber optic network infrastructure alternatives available.

Familiar with construction focused on fiber builds.

Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.

Flexible and able to think quickly working to resolve design issues and makes decisions.

Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously.

Functions as a technical specialist with minimal supervision.

Preferred Technical Competencies:

Fiber Network Planning

Fiber routing for aerial and underground installations

Manhole design including splicing and racking

Design of fiber terminals, switches, routers and security

Customer equipment room design

Equipment testing and verification planning

Knowledge of construction & construct-ability practices & principles

Knowledge of GE Smallworld and CAD

Sterling Engineering, Inc

Why Work Here?

Great Opportunity! Challenging Industry working with your local energy supplier

Sterling Engineering is an award-winning, professional engineering and technical staff augmentation solutions provider. We deliver client-focused specialty solutions across multiple industries and vertical markets. Our commitment to quality and impeccable reputation has served us with both clients and employees alike for over 45 years. Sterling is recognized as a premier provider of flexible technical support solutions to companies ranging in size from Fortune 500 to rapidly growing and innovative start-up organizations. At Sterling Engineering, we value our employees and we know they are the reason our company has had continued success. We’ve been recognized with accolades such as Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Company and attribute it to the hard work of our employees. Sterling’s success and reputation in the market is based on the ability to provide flexible workforce solutions through outsourcing or on-site services. Our success is also directly attributed to our employees and their commitment to quality work. Providing a progressive and comprehensive benefit package has allowed Sterling to attract and retain top talent. We reward employees’ performance and provide career development which has encouraged many employees to build lifetime careers with Sterling.


Chicago, IL