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Job Ref:  28766BR
Employer:  Black & Veatch
Job Type:  Permanent
Country:  United States
County/State:  Kansas
City:  Overland Park
06/10/2016 01:01
Functions in a mid level engineering capacity, or technical specialist. The MDU design engineer is responsible for Multi-dwelling Unit design production. It requires close coordination with site fielding staff and graphics personnel to support the final product. Typical MDU design responsibilities range from the initial determination of the routing and design concepts based on site walk outs to generation of a final bill of material for procurement. The design engineer is fully responsible and accountable for the final design content and document generation to support the placement of the physical fiber infrastructure supporting Outside and Inside Plant communication facilities. Under general supervision, performs all aspects of conventional design engineering and analysis. Broadens knowledge and skill set in area of discipline. May start to expand knowledge in other disciplines and/or functional areas.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
10% -Scheduling
20% - Design review and quality assurance
10% - Local client interface
70% - Design formulation

•Attend Client Kick-Off meetings and follow up design calls.
•Coordinate with the fielding team on specific site visit schedule and requirements.
•Review preliminary client route design and facility specifics to manage fielding request instructions.
•Perform detailed ISP designs specifically accommodating MDU needs.
•Create all necessary splicing prints/port assignments and power loss budgets.
•Assure designs meet client design standards.
•Support the team by participating in the mentoring of other design team members.
•Perform design within allocated budgets and time frames.
•Provide design lead with updates on progress and roadblocks.
•Utilize GIS and other design software support tools.
•Advise the Engineering Lead regarding design progress and roadblocks discovered during the design process.
•Participate in developing process improvement concepts.

Project Execution:
•Review fielding and client change request to manage the scope of work changes and design criteria.
•Perform detailed design in GIS based systems.
•Review designs for quality and cost improvements.
•Support design lead with any jurisdiction and landlord review meetings as required.
Understand project milestones. Monitor status of milestones, and provide regular updates.
Maintain project records and files, in Documentum and SharePoint.
•Support QC and as built efforts with design changes.

Minimum Qualifications
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.

Preferred Job Qualifications
•Typically a minimum of 5 years related work experience, managers would prefer 7+ years.
•Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities.
•Experience in MDU, OSP and ISP fiber detailed design a plus.
• Ideal candidates will have 3+ years direct ISP/MDU telecommunications experience and 1-3 years of ISP construction management experience preferred.
•Experience in interpreting client request and apply design standards to work product.
•Possesses a deep understanding of inside and outside plant fiber optic network infrastructure alternatives available.
•Familiar with construction focused on MDU fiber builds.
•Knowledge/experience with Web Applications and the GIS design domain.
•Strong interpersonal, analytical and communication skills.
•Flexible and able to think quickly working to resolve design issues and makes decisions.
•Experience in managing multiple projects.
• Excellent communications skills, strong organizational skills, a high level of integrity, a strong team player, and attention to details are all critical traits of successful B&V Engineers.
•Industry recognized credentials preferred as needed.

Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
• Written Communications
• Drive For Results
• Decision Quality
• Priority Setting
• Planning
• Delegation
• Directing Others
• Conflict Management
• Informing
• Listening
• Dealing with Ambiguity
• Customer Focus
• Building Effective Teams
• Supervisor Competencies
Preferred Technical Competencies:
• Intermediate knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline
• Intermediate knowledge of other disciplines
• Intermediate ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned
• Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends
• Intermediate knowledge of company quality program
• Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles
• Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration
• Basic knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
• Intermediate knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
• Intermediate business & financial acumen

EEO Statement
Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Disabled/Veterans/Females

KS-Overland Park

Michelle Klemansky
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