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OSP Engineer

We are recruiting a dynamic and driven OSP Engineer who will work closely with the rest of the Company’s OSP division. We are looking for someone who is intelligent, has excellent interpersonal skills, and wants to become a key contributor to our team as our Company continues to grow. This is an opportunity to make your mark.

The OSP division is focused on the delivery of broadband fiber to Northern Neck, VA in conjunction with multiple counties and electric co-ops. OSP is responsible for the end-to-end process of engineering through construction and the ideal candidate is comfortable working within these capacities and possess a desire to become competent in disciplines outside of assigned duties when necessary. APB believes in career development and advancement using training, on the job experience, and desire on behalf of the candidate to excel in the capacities outlined. We utilize a multitude of technologies and platforms to accomplish our goals of becoming an industry leader in broadband deployment in rural infrastructures. APB is currently seeking a motivated and dedicated asset to join our team and contribute to our further growth and success within the market.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental science or related field, relevant work experience also considered (Preferred)
  • GIS: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Telecommunication: 3+ years (Preferred)
  • Outdoor Work: 1 year (Optional)
  • English or Bilingual (Preferred)
  • Driver’s License (Preferred)
  • US work authorization (Preferred)
  • Willingness to travel 100% (Preferred)
  • Remote work: Possible based on experience


  • Works under the direction of the SR Manager of OSP Planning and engineering to produce/review OSP designs consistent with industry standards
  • Incorporate APB and jurisdictional specifications into engineering prints
  • Produce and maintain QA/QC checklists
  • Review construction documents and permits for accuracy and requirements
  • Interpret, revise, and update splicing drawings or diagrams
  • Review bill of materials and unit labor costs associated to engineering designs
  • Interpret and QC MRE/MRC documents and applications
  • Ability to read and understand utility maps and related features.
  • Maintain weekly/monthly reporting for project status
  • Provide oversight to engineering vendors and internal designers to meet set deadlines
  • Operate GIS hardware and software systems including but not limited to ArcGIS, ArcGIS Online, AutoCAD, Trimble, customer specific Fiber Management software: 3GIS, OSPInsight, GE Smallworld.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Platforms: Word, Excel, Visio, Access, etc…
  • Perform GPS editing of telecom utility data
  • Review and/or correct data integrity errors within engineering documentation
  • Understand the use of document management systems, filing, and document scanning
  • Georeferencing/Digitizing GIS data
  • Process, interpret, support field data collection procedures
  • Document and maintain OSP engineering procedures
  • Comply with all safety regulations and meet safety requirements to maintain a successful safety record
  • Work schedules are typically 5 days per week, 8 hours per day, may require performing stand by duties or on-call work assignments


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Geography, Computer Science, Environmental science or related field, relevant work experience also considered (Preferred)
  • 1+ years of GIS experience (utility sector experience preferred)
  • Possess interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate and coordinate with multiple business units both internal and external
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, meet deadlines and work independently of given assignments
  • Experience with utility GIS systems and/or willingness to train on new platforms
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and Access).
  • Knowledge of Google Suite (Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Presentations, Forms).
  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings related to utility systems
  • Excellent communication with internal and external customers
  • Possesses strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High school diploma and valid driver’s license required
  • Electric utility and telecommunications experience preferred
  • Ability to travel for work

Additional Information:

Work is performed in an office environment M-F with regular hours assigned. Candidate should expect a 40-hour work schedule with the possibility of overtime and holiday work when necessary. Compensation is considered based on experience. APB offers benefits including but not limited to: medical, vision, and dental insurance; 401(k) with company matching; generous vacation & sick PTO; parental PTO; WFM as needed. New employees reporting to the office location will be required to show proof of COVID vaccination.

Job Category: Engineering
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Richmond - VA

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