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Telecommunication/Fiber Engineers



Full Time

On Site


Durham, North Carolina, United States


No two career paths will ever look the same. At Leidos, we know the most talented and diverse IT and engineering professionals will always have a multitude of career choices; your time at Leidos will be a wise investment in your career and in yourself.

The Telecom Engineer will lead the engineering team with direct project responsibilities while maintaining an in-depth knowledgebase of the telecommunications site development process. Project work will focus on new site development of small cell sites, the modification of existing telecommunications facilities, fiber optic networks, and other project types as required. Responsibilities will focus on the accurate and efficient production of engineering deliverables, creating process procedures, and managing an effective job flow while coordinating multiple projects. Telecom Engineer duties include the quality control of project deliverables, delegation of work assignments, resource allocation and management, client communications with overall project tracking, budget models/forecasting, and the timeliness of deliverables while utilizing an understanding of client-specific telecommunications equipment and their usage. Advanced problem solving and analytics will be employed and shared with the team.

Duties will include:

  • Supervise, manage and perform quality analysis and quality control for team of engineers in the production of construction drawings, cost estimates, structural analysis, permitting, and other deliverables for various telecommunication projects

  • Oversee development of construction plans for telecommunications client equipment upgrades and modifications

  • Final review of production deliverables and professionally sign and/or seal reports, construction drawings, and other contract documents as needed (if licensed Professional Engineer)

  • Manage new and upgraded telecommunications site locations from existing infrastructure to proposed destination in public right-of-way and private property

  • New conduit routes for fiber optic utility companies from existing infrastructure to proposed destination in public right-of-way and private property

  • Existing fiber optic networks and facilities within the public for permanent or temporary relocation in the public right-of-way

  • Interact with internal multi-disciplinary team members to project completion

  • Create effective job flow by tracking assigned tasks and prioritizing completion of assignments accordingly

  • Maintain Leidos CAD standards and templates

  • Routinely produce accurate drawings promptly and efficiently

  • Learn new telecommunications equipment and client-specific equipment and their usage

  • Evaluate designs for constructability

  • Perform, review and approve construction drawings, structural analysis reports, and other construction contract documents with a high level of accuracy and strict attention to detail

  • Collaborate with internal management team to ensure efficient, effective, and innovative approach to meet the client’s needs

  • Provide guidance and training to team members

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Civil/Electrical/Structural Engineering or Engineering Technology and a minimum of three (3)+ years of engineering experience required, Small Cell Telecom and/or Fiber experience preferred

  • EIT certification

  • Telecommunications and/or utility experience

  • AutoCAD and Microsoft Office Suite proficiency

  • Extensive technical experience and knowledge in civil and structural principles as well as applicable design guides and standards

  • Competency in reading, understanding and interpreting complex tower, structural, and construction drawings

  • Engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards

  • Ability to review and analyze site documentation and gather necessary information to complete the project

  • Proficiency in building codes and standards used in the telecommunications industry and their application

  • Ability to research and draw upon engineering knowledge to yield feasible and creative solutions using critical thinking and problem solving for complex designs

  • Practical knowledge of all telecommunications site development disciplines, including Design, Site Acquisition, Permitting/Easements, Construction Management, and RF

  • Experience in developing and reviewing project quality plans, contract documents and project specifications

  • Professional and applicable understanding of project management principles with proven a proven track record of budgeting, forecasting, and cost management abilities

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • PE certification

  • Experience with creating traffic control plans and knowledge of the MUTCD and other traffic manuals

  • Experience with design of stormwater management, erosion and sediment control, and landscaping plans

  • Structural analysis and design experience

  • Leidos is trusted and future-focused solutions provider. Utilities consistently come to our Power Delivery Services for reliable power expertise and knowledge of utility standards, as reflected through our work with more than 50 investor-owned utilities and more than 160 municipals/cooperatives across the country as well as a growing number of local utility providers and private developers. Our project portfolio includes large energy projects for electric utilities, power generation owners, and industrial clients. In addition, Leidos works with an established group of industry-leading construction partners delivering meaningful energy delivery solutions. Our recognition as an industry leader is confirmed by the latest national rankings by Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranking Leidos within: the Top 5 T&D Firms, Top 10 Program Management Firms, and Top 20 Power Firms

Pay Range:

Pay Range $54,600.00 - $84,000.00 - $113,400.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.