Regional Director of OSP Engineering


Job Summary:

The Director of OSP Fiber Engineering is responsible for delivering the technical, cost and schedule performance for all engineering content within the division. This person will provide strategic technical leadership, establishing and directing all aspects of the division engineering policies, objectives and initiatives based on long-term product and profitability goals. They are responsible for supplying and maintaining adequate resources for all engineering functions in the pursuit of the division’s strategic goals and operational plans. The Director is also responsible for the overall organizational health of the engineering workforce and for the retention and development of top talent.

The Director of Engineering’s primary responsibility is to lead a cross-functional engineering team to cultivate innovative product solutions, advance critical technology enablers, and execute product development projects. The Director of Engineering is responsible for ensuring technical, cost and schedule execution of the Engineering content of programs. The position requires flexibility to manage multiple customer requirements (cost, schedule, technical capabilities), while using analytical and strategic skills to guide the engineering team to successful program deliveries of customer needs. A key part of this role is to work collaboratively across organizational boundaries and ensure programs are smoothly transitioned to production and deployment phases. The Director must be able to interact with peers, technical leaders and diverse customers. The successful candidate is an experienced technical and business professional who is able to focus simultaneously on near and long term objectives.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for leading a team of Project Coordinators, as the Project Coordinators lead their teams of Engineers/Drafters/Permitting specialists and other professionals within the OSP Engineering business unit.


  • Leverage knowledge of OSP engineering and construction practices to create and maintain all related infrastructure.
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with UtiliSource Clients, the Client’s Construction, Project Management, and vendors.
  • Build a team to support the long-term OSP Engineering goals in a manner that aligns with UtiliSource’ s overall strategic direction, including inter-divisional coordination. This includes recruiting, hiring, and leading direct reports.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain OSP Engineering Best Practice documentation to govern our design methodologies.
  • Research and evaluate new design methodologies, training, QA/QC programs, project scheduling, and project costing to support our constantly changing service provider environment. Focus on cost-savings, positive impact, scalability, and reliability.
  • Spearhead new plant installations by accurately, thoroughly, and efficiently detailing requirements to stakeholders. Accuracy is a must. Construction drawings, permit applications, splicing diagrams, documentation, and other required materials.
  • Provide “dashboard” status updates for OSP projects, create accurate cost budgets, and properly forecast project completion schedules.
  • Participate in network planning and network deployment strategies development.
  • Be a continuous subject matter expert. Expected to be a go-to resource.
  • Provide assistance as needed to other teams for implementation, troubleshooting, and repair of network connections and customer deployments.
  • Act as an ambassador and promoter of UtiliSource products. Ensure a positive Company image by working closely with trusted partners, external customers, community leaders, regulatory groups, and others.
  • Attend industry meetings from both a technical and sales standpoint
  • Maintaining a balance of resource allocations within their group, including the Project Coordinator’s own technical capability
  • Creating a culture of inclusivity and development

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • “Can do” attitude and a desire to help others. Must foster a team environment approach and be willing to participate at all levels.
  • Demonstrated abilities to manage internal and external resources.
  • Comfortable working with all levels of internal management, external trusted partners, community stakeholders, and governmental officials.
  • Detailed knowledge of all areas of OSP Engineering. Must be able to manage, mentor, coach, and instruct internal teams accordingly.
  • Thorough knowledge of easements, rights-of-way, permitting, and other requirements associated with the use of public and private property.
  • Thorough knowledge of other utilities and related utilities infrastructure.
  • Detailed knowledge of FTTx and PON designs, including both centralized split, distributed splits, and distributed tap as they are applied in both aerial and buried applications.
  • Working knowledge of OSP construction practices.
  • Strong abilities to create accurate cost budgets and properly forecast project completion schedules.
  • Must have a strong focus on quality and training.
  • The ability to work independently under minimal supervision – must be driven and be able to define work tasks based upon project goal and corporate objectives.
  • Must have strong communications skills – verbal and written.
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment. This includes the willingness and desire to share information, work collaboratively, and help others – both inside and outside of the Engineering & Technology group.

Education and Experience:

  • Four-year Engineering degree from an accredited college or university. MBA or MS Engineering Management degree is preferred. Equivalent professional experience also considered.
  • 7 – 10+ years of progressive experience in leadership roles within a Service Provider environment. Experience in construction environments is a plus.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification (preferred)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) license (preferred)

Physical Requirements:

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.
  • Vision to allow prolonged periods of computer work
  • Vision to allow differences in colors, shades and brightness
  • Light to moderate lifting is required
  • Must be able to tolerate moderate noise (business office with computers, phones, printers, and light traffic)
  • Must be able to traverse all necessary terrain at a job site
  • Must be able to ride in a vehicle up to four hours to travel to and from job sites.
  • Must be able to work in different temperatures and changing weather conditions.
  • Must be able to traverse and inspect all areas of jobsite in all types of weather; this may include walking, climbing, reaching, bending, crawling, or stretching.
  • Exposure to characteristic construction site dangers.