Are you ready to join a company with a strong mission and deep-rooted values? Join our energetic team and embrace the power of becoming the face of Range in the communities we serve and working with an amazing staff in our Forsyth, MT location. If you're a tech-loving, people-inspiring, and fun-seeking professional, with a passion for the telecommunication/broadband industry, this is your chance to shine! Apply now and let's talk about what you can bring to the Senior Engineer role at Range.
Under the oversight of the Regional Engineering Manager, the Senior Engineer will design projects, stake facilities, inspect and coordinate all outside plant engineering and third-party construction activities in compliance with company objectives. Provide detailed proposals to management regarding budget, design, and implementation of current and future engineering/construction projects. Identifies and assists in the procurement of materials and electronic equipment for construction projects. Reviews and approves as-built staking sheets and invoices. Updates mapping systems and records designated by City, County, or MSAG officials, and upon completion of construction projects.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
1) Coordination and Project Management:
· Produce staking sheets, tabbing units and drawings for both in-house and third-party construction builds. Cost estimates for new and future projects. Material estimates and ordering for outside plant and electronic equipment. Engineering Budgets with multi-year objectives and controls.
· Coordinate with construction crew and contractors regarding construction scheduling and timelines. Oversee third-party construction projects to verify progress, accuracy, safety, and company standards. Meet with property owners to go over construction practices and plan construction routes for private properties.
· Monitor job progress and ensure needed materials are available. Plan with Network Engineers for the procurement and installation of electronics equipment. Identify, design, and coordinate the installation of access equipment, wireless, and other transmission systems.
2) Permitting, Right of Way and Easement Acquisition:
· Research County, State, and Federal records for new and existing easements and right of way. Draft descriptive drawings for easement and renewal “Exhibits”.
· Procure required permitting for County, State, and Federal lands. Maintains contact with zoning, planning, and permitting agencies to stay abreast of changes that may require plant additions or rearrangements. Contact private landowners to discuss new and existing easements or right of way.
3) Mapping and Records Management:
· Add structures to map when new projects and addresses are assigned. Map all new and verified cable routes, and above ground facilities (peds) when constructed. Update database records for all mapped structures and facilities. Verify all cable counts for mapped cables and “splice” in mapping program. Assist in providing support and direction to engineers and reviewing & preparing mapping data.
· Work closely with Plant, Construction, and Facilities Records Coordinator to ensure accuracy of record keeping. Assigns cable counts to assist with preparations of cut sheets for cutovers of fiber or copper outside plant facilities. Post As-built construction projects when completed. Retire old facilities with Accounting Department.
· Inventory management with Plant and Accounting Departments.
· Coordinate and review facility-based reports for State and Federal reporting agencies.
4) Training and Safety:
a. Complete monthly safety and security requirements assigned by corporate departments.
b. Train and mentor junior engineering staff members.
5) Participate in corporate and departmental meetings to develop procedures and standards related to engineering, mapping, recording, and reporting of plant-related facilities.
6) Work closely with Engineers, Customer Relations Representatives and Technicians to ensure accurate addressing, land ownership, available facilities, and service capabilities.
7) Inventory Control: Work with purchasing and supply management department to maintain material inventories, equipment ordering and availability. Maintaining inventory of materials for routine projects.
8) All other required training and program change updates that affect the Engineering Department.
9) Uphold and demonstrate your commitment to Range’s values in everything you do. Be Innovative-Create the environment where we continually improve and adapt, Be Kind—Our actions make a difference, Be Trustworthy—Do the right thing, take responsibility for our actions, and honor our commitments, and Be United—People are our purpose; unified teams build the strongest networks.
10) Performs various administrative and engineering related duties as assigned.