Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Workplace Type
Position Type
Regular Full-Time


RJE Telecom, LLC, a dynamic, cutting edge telecommunications engineering firm, is seeking an experienced telecommunication Outside Plant (OSP) Engineer for the Syracuse, NY area. The OSP Engineer is responsible for designing copper/fiber work orders, interacting with customers/developers and municipalities and adhering to budget constraints. This position requires both field and home office work.


This position requires both field and home office work. This is a work from home position with field visits in the Syracuse, NY area so candidate must reside in the Syracuse, NY area.

The OSP Engineer is responsible for designing copper/fiber work orders, interacting with customers/developers and municipalities. The OSP Engineer is responsible for drafting-specific tasks for multiple telecommunication projects from preliminary design drawings and/or field sketches to basic design computations; organizing the layout of plans, material codes, details and units. Qualified candidates will have the ability to secure Right of Way permits from local jurisdictions and authorities, determine existing utilities in work areas, and effectively translate sketches, verbal and written information, into CAD/MicroStation drawings.


  • Plans and prepares drawings for construction of new, and removal or rearrangement of existing, overhead or underground lines, cables, and conduits to obtain optimum and economical utilization of communications facilities
  • Analyzes traffic loads, available and existing lines, and estimates or forecasts of projected traffic to determine new construction or rearrangements and removals required
  • Selects routing of lines and equipment required for work projects. Prepares detailed construction and installation drawings, estimates equipment, labor, and material costs. Initiates work authorization request and submits request with substantiating drawings and documents to management for approval.
  • Locate, sketch and document detailed information of OSP facilities: cables, poles, ground structures, terminals, manholes and equipment.
  • Measure attachment heights, span distances and structure dimensions.
  • Measure distances from existing/proposed OSP (outside plant construction) facilities.
  • Take measurements, field notes, and produce sketches for TCP design.
  • Identify bonding and ground requirements




  • High school diploma or GED
  • A college degree in Engineering or similar discipline is preferred
  • Advanced knowledge of outside plant design for business-as-usual (BAU)
  • One year copper and fiber optic cable experience
  • One year of surveying and field work experience
  • Four years or more of recent on-the-job NDS, AutoCAD and/or MicroStation experience required
  • NDS: 2 years preferred but not required
  • AutoCAD: 2 years preferred but not required
  • Ability to identify attachments on utility poles (e.g. Conductors, communication lines, and equipment)
  • Ability to read and understand utility maps
  • Experience with aerial and underground utilities.
  • Understanding of OSP facilities, construction techniques and conduit records
  • Knowledge of easement, right of way and permit documents
  • Must have basic computer skills, be Microsoft office proficient, and be familiar with digital calendars
  • Effective communication skills



 To learn more about our company, please visit our website at rjetelecom.com. 

Applicants are required to pass all company drug testing, submit to a background check and adhere to all OSHA, state, city/municipality safety requirements as required.

Only qualified applicants authorized to work in the U.S. will be considered.




Benefits and Company Summary


RJE Telecom, LLC offers a competitive compensation and benefits package including a wide range of benefit choices for our employees and their families. 

  • Medical/Prescription Plans  - Four medical plan options which include prescription drug benefits. 
  • Dental Plans  - Two dental insurance options - a high option plan that covers most dental treatments along with diagnostics and preventive care; and a low option plan that covers the basic diagnostics and preventive care. 
  • Group Vision Plan  - A PPO plan where participating doctors provide eye exams and substantial discounts for services and materials. 
  • Health Savings Account - Benefit allows pre-tax dollars to be contributed annually to pay for your deductible, coinsurance, and any eligible medical expenses not covered by your medical plan.
  • Flexible Spending Account  - Benefit allows pre-tax dollars to be contributed annually to a reimbursement account for you and your family members' qualified healthcare expenses (up to $2,750) and dependent care expenses (up to $5,000). 
  • Retirement Savings Plans  - 401(K) - Once eligible, employees have the option to invest 1%-75% of their salary. The company will match a portion of this investment. 
  • Stock Purchase Plan  - Allows employees to purchase company stock through payroll deductions. 
  • Short & Long Term Disability  - Groups rates for disability insurance benefits which will replace a portion of your income due to illness or injury. 
  • Term Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Cigna Critical Illness & Accident Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Company Discounts
  • Legal Services Insurance  - Access to legal professionals at favorable rates. 
  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement up to $7500 per calendar year.



Our Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind including, based on disability and protected veteran status. The Company's policy is not to discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable state and federal laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions.  Please visit the following URL to view the EEO is the Law poster and the Supplement. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)  

The Company also does not consider criminal convictions to be an absolute bar to employment and will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories.  

Applicants applying for positions in Illinois are not required to disclose arrests or sealed or expunged records of convictions.


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