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CenturyLink Engineer II - Federal in HERNDON, Virginia

About CenturyLink

CenturyLink (NYSE: CTL) at http://www.centurylink.com is the second largest U.S. communications provider to global enterprise customers. With customers in more than 60 countries and an intense focus on the customer experience, CenturyLink strives to be the world’s best networking company by solving customers’ increased demand for reliable and secure connections. The company also serves as its customers’ trusted partner, helping them manage increased network and IT complexity and providing managed network and cyber security solutions that help protect their business.

Job Summary

The Engineer II – OSP performs applied research, development, and design of underground OSP conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling.

Job Description

Perform applied research, development, and design of underground Outside Plant conduit infrastructure and fiber optic cabling

Manage and coordinate OSP fiber projects from design through As-Built delivery

Work includes design, permitting, and field decisions applicable to OSP construction projects

Perform survey work, schedule planning and implementation, and quality control of permit drawings, construction drawings, and As-Builts. Review inspection reports and redline changes. Review, analyze, and resolve field construction problems and discrepancies

Coordinate subcontractors, materials, inspectors, tools, and equipment to complete projects on schedule and within budget

Communicate verbally with construction subcontractors regarding proper procedures for placement outside cable plant

Provide interpretation of plans, detail sheets, and specifications for subcontractors and inspectors

Prepare applications and drawings for right-of-way and construction permits

Perform quality control of drawings and As-Builts prepared by computer-aided design (CAD) personnel

Make running line changes in accordance with (IAW) local regulations (e.g., city, county, state, railroads). Analyze Optical Time Domain Reflectometer (OTDR) traces, evaluate characteristics of fiber, and document test results

Handle complex engineering assignments

Interface with OSP installers, locators, project managers, inspectors, and permit authorities to complete comprehensive packages with sufficient detail to allow future use in maintenance and new construction activities

Provide technical expertise on OSP projects

Create legible drawings in a format suitable for drafting

Read complex roadway plans and construction drawings

Excavate handholds if required

Splice and test fibers

Analyze OTDR traces for the purpose of evaluating splice loss

Create splice diagrams, schedules, and fiber connectivity documents

Draft detailed packages of complete procedures for fiber cutovers, rollovers, and turn-ups

Performs augmentation to design tools

Performs site surveys, attending meetings

Assists installation team when necessary

Produces Engineering Design Packages (EDPs)

Creates, updates, and reviews technical documentation

Able to travel by auto or airplane on short notice for surveys, meetings, and projects


Education and Experience:

Position requires minimum two years of underground utility construction engineering layout and follow through experience

BS in Engineering or equivalent work experience (five years construction engineering or similar discipline)

Security Requirements:

US Citizenship required

Active TS/SCI with Poly

Must maintain eligibility requirements for access to classified information (applicants selected will be subject to a government security re-investigation)

Other Requirements:

Must have a valid driver’s license have a clean driving record

Travel required


Alternate Location: US-Virginia-Herndon

Requisition #: 216332

This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/

EEO Statement

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, “protected statuses”). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training.


The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions.