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Outside Plant Field Engineer

Job ID R985
Job Location Oklahoma City, OK
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

It's fun to work in a company where people truly BELIEVE in what they're doing!

We're committed to bringing passion and customer focus to the business.


The Outside Plant Field Engineer provides support to Chickasaw Network Services, LLC (CNS), a Telecom and Utility Construction Company. This position is responsible for fiber optic and copper route engineering, pole line and underground route field documentation, construction permits, project tracking, as-built documentation and electronic records preparation in accordance with company policies, procedures and quality standards, while meeting customer delivery requirements. This position also works with network planning, central office, transmission and operations personnel to support growth, replacements and upgrades of telecommunications plant facilities.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.


Engineers aerial, underground and inside fiber optic routes.


Manages all projects to meet or exceed minimum specifications of Construction Policies, NESC, NEC, OSHA, State, County and all other applicable agencies.


Maintains a high level of productivity, assuring time-frames are met for projects occurring simultaneously and tracks and generates reports on project status.


Prepares, manages and maintains project documentation, maps and CAD drawings. Creates drawings and records of fiber and copper routes, splice locations, construction notes, bills of materials and project overviews.


Researches and acquires state and local permits.


Reviews and records As-Built documentation.


Attends customer meetings. Performs site surveys and walkouts as necessary to comply with customer requirements and time frames.

Works with multiple customers and prepares all deliverables within each customer's own specifications.


Provides job updates for staff to achieve project goals.

Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to any training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output.


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers. Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources. Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s Degree and five (5) years’ experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Degree may be substituted for years’ of verifiable experience. Experience in planning copper and fiber optic network additions and estimating OSP projects by detail.


Valid Class C Driver’s License Required

Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing



Ability to listen to and implement directions

Ability to read and interpret documents such as technical specifications, professional documentation and blueprints

Demonstrated skill in the use of AutoCAD, MicroStation, MS Office Suite, IKE Pole Analysis software, GPS handheld systems and other industry-related hardware and software

Ability to write reports, correspondence and documentation

Ability to communicate effectively with vendors, customers and other employees

Ability to travel out of town and overnight may be required

Knowledge of health and safety regulations, practices and procedures

Ability to read and interpret construction and engineering plans

Ability to research land and plat information and communicate design prints

Ability to accurately sketch and record field notes and computations for as-builts

Ability to perform and/or instruct entry-level skills and practices as required

Ability to read, comprehend and carry out instructions

Effective listening, interacting and writing skills

Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment

Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills



Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.



Ability to add and subtract two digit numbers and to multiply and divide with 10's and 100's. Ability to perform these operations using units of American money and weight measurement, volume and distance.  



Ability to apply commonsense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform successfully the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job. Work is primarily performed in an office or field environment. Frequently required to maintain equilibrium to prevent falling when moving, walking, standing, kneeling or crouching - particularly on narrow, uneven, irregular, slippery surfaces, going up or down ladders, stairs, scaffolding, ramps or other objects using hands, arms, feet or legs.  Frequently required to bend the body downward and forward, bending leg and spine - working in a bent over position.  Frequently required to sense physical attributes such as size, shape, temperature, texture or sharpness of an object by touching. Moving objects backward, forward, in or out in a horizontal direction. The ability to see and distinguish colors, to visually distinguish shapes and patterns, to accurately sense distances (depth perception), to accurately see objects and detect motion at wide angles (peripheral vision).  Frequently uses the lower extremities and back muscles and moving on foot, particularly for long distances. May have exposure to indoor/outdoor adverse weather conditions. The job sometimes requires the use of protective equipment such as hard hats, gloves, safety vest and safety glasses.

If you like wild growth and working with happy, enthusiastic over-achievers, you'll enjoy your career with us!