Broadband Designer - Transportation Market
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Posted 24 days ago
Job Description

We are a creative team of architecture, engineering and design professionals who serve both public and private sector clients. Together, we share one Core Purpose: To plan, design, and consult to create healthy and thriving communities. Our offices are full of genuine, fun, and down-to-earth people who believe in fostering an inclusive culture where all employees feel they belong. Loving where you work, who you're working with, and what you're working on is important to us, which is why we put our people first-they're at the heart of everything we do. From professional growth and development support and opportunities to give back to your community, to flexible work schedules and competitive benefits, we have a genuine interest in the whole you. So, if you're just as passionate about what you do as we are, then we'd love to hear from you!

Our transportation and utility services professionals offer practical, forward-thinking expertise in a wide range of practice areas, including active transportation, bridge design, roadway design and traffic engineering, intelligent transportation systems, utility and broadband services, grant writing, program management and so much more! From interstates and intersections to bridges and bike paths, we invite you to join us in designing transportation systems that connect us to the people and places we care about most.

Our Transportation team is looking for a Senior Designer to provide Broadband / Telecommunications design and coordination to the Transportation Market.


  • Broadband / Telecommunications Design: Responsible for Overhead and Underground Fiber Optic, Copper and Coaxial Cable Outside Plant design. Duties may include preparing, providing guidance or assist in preparing and developing the engineering deliverables for overhead and/or underground Fiber Optic, Copper or Coaxial Cable projects, including: line routing, structure selection and design, plan & profile drawings, hardware and cable selection, equipment and construction specifications, and all associated calculations.
  • Utility Relocation Design: Involved in relocation plans' design for highway construction projects including those funded by State DOTs.
  • Other Broadband Design: Studies (Planning, Facilities Integration, Make-Ready, etc.) and Design support for Fiber elements in ITS designs.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Detailed knowledge of the following is required:
    • NESC and NEC code requirements
    • Experience in passive optic networks, point to point installation and optical termination equipment.
    • Familiarization with DOT Plans production and procedures.
    • Computer-Aided Drafting experience (MicroStation and/or Open Roads experience a plus).
  • High School diploma required; Associates Degree in Computer-Aided Drafting preferred.
  • 10-12 Years of experience in Fiber Optic, Copper and/or Coaxial Cable Outside Plant Design.
  • Good written and oral communication skills
  • Experience in the utility industry

Gresham Smith is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Gresham Smith provides equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender, national origin, status as a protected veteran, disability or any other classification protected by law.

Gresham Smith will not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, headhunters, contract recruiters, search firms, or employment agencies. An executed GRESHAM PLACEMENT SERVICES AGREEMENT (PSA) is required prior to any payment obligation for either a referral or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously executed PSA, GRESHAM SMITH explicitly reserves the right to recruit and hire those candidate(s) at its discretion, and without any financial obligation whatsoever to the recruiter or agency. Any such unsolicited resume or candidate contact information, including those submitted directly to GRESHAM SMITH'S hiring managers or any other employee, shall become the property of GRESHAM SMITH upon receipt.

Gresham, Smith and Partners is committed to fostering a diverse workforce and is proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, veteran status, disability, or any other classification protected by law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
High School or Equivalent
Required Experience
10 to 12 years
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