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FTTH Design Engineer - Fredricksburg, VA

Fredricksburg, VA 22406

Posted: 04/04/2024 Job Number: 8357

Job Description

Welcome to Broadstaff! We are one of the industry's most trusted staffing partners for all things Telecom - Wireless Infrastructure. With over 30 years of combined experience in Telecom, Energy and Technology, our team remains devoted to helping companies find great people and helping people find great jobs.



The Fiber Design engineer prepares, maintains and supports detailed engineering and design drawing files and schematics using Computer-Aided Design (CAD). This includes planning and designing HFC networks, coordinating with internal teams and external contractors, and maintaining accurate records of network infrastructure and equipment. The fiber design engineer works closely with design originators (e.g., engineers, construction) to resolve design details or discrepancies, or to prepare drawings of unusual, complex, or original designs, which require a high degree of precision.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Drafts and designs network maps, layouts, drawings and detailed electronic construction prints for fiber optic networks
  • Perform plant redesigns
  • Accurately read walkout information
  • Updates as-builts as construction is completed and releases the area
  • Prepares bill of materials for projects
  • Quality check mapping and network design and negotiate design and/or construction changes
  • Create Fiber Splicing Matrixes for projects
  • Maintain accurate weekly production records and provide reports as necessary
  • Update milestone tracking databases
  • Provide cost estimating based on contracted rates
  • Identify when a walkout may be needed, and request and manage that walkout
  • Review completed design for errors and efficiency
  • Serve as technical liaison for construction group
  • Provide training to new hires regarding computer programs and department procedures
  • Learn new software and adapt to new technology when required
  • Ability to handle and prioritize multiple projects at one time with accuracy
  • Ensure design specifications are maintained


  • High school diploma or its equivalent


  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in designing HFC and fiber optic networks
  • Proven knowledge of  AutoCAD
  • Knowledge of industry standards and regulations related
  • Proven experience reading and understanding highway and road prints, utility engineering drawings and plans, and identifying conflicts with existing outside plant facilities
  • Computer and Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Understanding of design standards and requirements
  • Experience in various customer applications, including P2, preferred
  • Must be able to pass pre-employment screening that includes background and drug testing
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and a driving record that meets Company requirements
  • Sitting at a desk for 6-8 hours a day
  • Working on a computer for 6-8 hours a day
  • May be required to work long and unpredictable hours

Broadstaff, LLC., provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected classification protected by federal, state or local laws.     

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