Engineer OSP I

Rustburg, VA 24588, USA Req #1948
Friday, July 16, 2021
Telecommunications Company (Shentel) provides broadband services through its high speed, state-of-the-art cable, fiber optic and fixed wireless networks to customers in the Mid-Atlantic United States. The Company’s services include: broadband internet, video, and voice; fiber optic Ethernet, wavelength and leasing; and tower colocation leasing. The Company owns over 6,800 route miles of fiber and 223 macro cellular towers.  For more information, please visit

Job Summary:

The OSP Engineer is responsible for performing general outside plant engineering for Shentel OSP cables to include copper, coax, and fiber optic network projects utilizing Shentel’s design and drafting software. The OSP Engineer determines cable routes, obtains easements, processes permits, designs network plant extensions, system re-routes and capacity upgrades. Additionally, the OSP Engineer coordinates contractors and provides engineering support to construction and operations teams.

Qualification Requirements:

a. Education: AS degree in a relevant engineering or technology field is desired. Other candidates with a strong technical background and substantial industry or military experience will be considered.

b. Hold a valid government issued driver’s license.

c. Experience Level:

    i. 3 or more years of experience in outside plant engineering disciplines to include copper, coax, or fiber optic design

d. Special Requirements:

    i. Project management experience

    ii. Able to interpret technical material and blue prints with knowledge of fiber optic technology

e. Skill Requirements:

    i. Detail oriented and strong organizational skills

    ii. Excellent written and verbal communication skills

    iii. Ability to multitask and manage multiple projects simultaneously

Shentel provides a drug-free workplace and is an EEO employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.


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Other details

  • Job Family Engineering & Operations
  • Job Function Broadband
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Required Education High School
  • Rustburg, VA 24588, USA