• location: Chicago, IL
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $28 - $38 per hour
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Contract position: Client involved various fiber network design projects, is looking for a Fiber Network Designer with 5-10 years of experience to eventually become the Lead Designer. This position will start out as contract with the potential to transition to direct hire.

Responsibilities for the Designer
  • Work on an integrated design team and design various types of fiber networks such as Fiber to the Home (FTTH) , Inside Plant (ISP) and Outside Plant (OSP).
  • Assist with a full range of drawing production work including problem analysis, fiber network topology layout, fiber splice plans, cable duct and routing, and calculations on non-routine assignments of substantial variety and complexity
  • Provide engineering and construction support for projects
  • Assist with a variety of assignments using prescribed methods and standard techniques including drawing sequence and presentation, sizing various system components and cables, and refining rough sketches
  • Assist with initial rough designs or sketches and redlines or mark-ups on ongoing projects
  • Assist with analyzing reports, drawings, and calculations; create and maintain BOM, fiber splice/pull box design and cable schedules
  • Work closely with engineering project teams and field personnel to complete and review projects within scope, budget and schedule
  • Incorporate schedules, budgets and project criteria into physical design and layouts
  • Organize and maintain all revisions of project drawings, plot files and project-related information in a logical and well-structured manner
Requirements for the Designer

  • 5-10 years of experience as a Fiber Network Designer
  • Experience as a Fiber Network Designer with a focus on Ouside Plant (OSP) networks is needed.
  • And experience designing Fiber to the Home (FTTH) or Inside Plant (ISP) networks is a PLUS.
  • You must be proficient with AutoCAD and ArcGIS software
  • Our client prefers candidates that have an AS Degree in drafting technology or related field but will accept candidates without
  • Ability to utilize both 2D and 3D applications to prepare engineering drawings is preferred
  • Any experience in Autodesk Revit, Bentley Substation, and/or AutoCAD Electrical is a PLUS
  • Working knowledge in various fiber product types and uses, conduit routing, aerial and buried fiber routing, and fiber components and equipment

    Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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