OSP Field Engineer - Fort Meyers, FL

  • Pearce Service
  • Fort Myers, FL, USA
  • Oct 29, 2022
Full time Construction Laborer Plant Engineer Skilled Labor Technician

Job Description

At PEARCE SERVICES, we've got a career for you.

Join the nation’s leading service provider for critical telecom and network infrastructure, renewable energy installations (solar and wind), EV charging stations, and large-scale power generation and batteries. With over 1,800 team members, operating out of 25 offices throughout the country and servicing over 50,000 unique locations nationwide, Pearce provides a comprehensive service experience to our customers by offering a wide range of telecom and renewable energy services and expertise. Pearce’s broad service capabilities and geographic footprint throughout the United States provide an excellent home for field technicians and service professionals to grow and advance their careers. Learn more about Pearce Services at www.Pearce-Services.com and www.Pearce-Renewables.com.


The OSP Field Engineer provides supportive engineering services through a highly detailed collection of telecommunications information from the job site. This position requires a working level of knowledge in all technical aspects of fiber networks. The successful candidate is responsible for in-person validation of the existing field design and layout of the OSP telecommunications network to include aerial, buried, and underground fiber network design and layout, underground conduit, manhole/handhole, building entrance, and riser facilities.


  • Identify, photograph, & document detailed information of required facilities, including cables, poles, terminals, pedestals, handholes, & other outside plant infrastructure
  • Capture accurate measurements of attachment heights, span distances, utility structures, & distances from existing/proposed OSP facilities to centerlines, property lines, and curb lines
  • Identify power and communication facilities and ownership on utility poles.
  • Record bonding, grounding, guying, and anchor information
  • Deliver detailed field notes & photographs to the engineering team
  • Identify relevant obstructions to fiber placement and provide a proposed mitigation strategy
  • Understanding of OSP construction techniques
  • Ability to read and understand digital GIS maps, conduit records, and layout drawings
  • Be able to effectively utilize tools, such as measuring wheels, height sticks, pull finders, GPS devices, MH/HH hooks, & laser rangefinder
  • Able to use electronic devices, such as iPad, iPhone, laptop, file sharing, email, etc.
  • Can decipher between a quality design and a flawed design and takes the initiative to contact the design team to suggest change solutions
  • Updating completion dates and relevant information in Insite related to the job
  • The ability to perform independently with minimal supervision, exercising latitude to achieve daily objectives
  • Work with Engineering and Field Engineering team to complete all job tasks and resolve any client issues
  • Regular, punctual, and predictable attendance is required in order to support the needs of the team and the customer


  • Ability to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Extensive travel and the ability to work on-site for numerous projects in various states
  • Ability to work outdoors 95% of the time
  • Ability to travel up to 70% of the time by air or vehicle and may require overnight stay up to two weeks at a time
  • Ability to travel on short notice
  • Ability to follow OSHA/State/Local Safety Standards
  • Ability to walk up to 3 miles per day on terrain such as gravel, pavement, grass, etc
  • Ability to work in poor weather conditions such as heat, snow, rain, or wind
  • Ability to work safely, with or without supervision


  • 2+ years of experience in the fiber-optic/telecommunications/telecom construction industry
  • High School Diploma
  • Knowledge of outside plant activities (Fiber Cable Design, Pole Line Construction, Conduit System design), and Make-ready issues
  • Knowledge of obtaining right of ways and easements where required, and the ability to make the appropriate notations on the field notes for the desktop teams
  • Ability to read and understand as build prints, and be able to identify conflicts with existing outside plant facilities, select routing of lines and equipment required for projects
  • Familiar with GIS (Geographic Information Systems), ESRI, and shapefile functionality
  • Able to identify different types of utilities, potential conflicts, and violations based on regulatory standards (RUS, NESC, NEC, etc.)
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD (a plus)
  • Must have a valid driver’s license, reliable transportation with an acceptable driving record, and be able to pass a pre-employment drug screen.
  • Good organizational, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to learn new technical systems and tools
  • Ability to resolve problems following standard practices, using judgment within defined policies and guidelines


Join the country’s largest national independent services company that will provide you with the tools and resources you need to design, build and enhance a successful career. Pearce offers a family-friendly and innovative culture with opportunities for growth, competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits (medical, dental, vision, life insurance), PTO/Holidays, and a company-matching 401(k) Retirement plan. Also provides all necessary tools and safety equipment.

Pearce Services believes in strength through diversity. We are an equal-opportunity employer. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.