Fiber Engineer

Position Title: Fiber Engineer (T4)

Company Summary

Crown Castle is the nation’s largest provider of shared communications infrastructure: towers, small cells and fiber. It all works together to meet unprecedented demand-connecting people and communities and transforming the way we do business. Whenever you make a call, track a workout or stream music and videos, we’re the ones providing the communications infrastructure that makes it all possible. From 5G and the internet of things to drones, autonomous vehicles and AR/VR, we enable the technologies that help people stay safe, connected and ready for the future. Crown Castle is publicly traded on the S&P 500, and one of the largest Real Estate Investment Trusts in the US, with an enterprise value of ~$100B.

We offer a total benefits package and professional growth development for teammates in any stage of their career. Along with caring for our teammates, we’re an active member in the communities where we live, work and do business. We have a responsibility to give back, which we do through our Connected by Good program. Giving back allows us to improve public spaces where people connect, promote public safety and advance access to education and technology.


The Fiber engineering groups are regional. The engineer is responsible for all aspects of fiber design and allocation, route design, and map creation. Projects requiring Fiber Design can either be customer funded based on service orders or company funded initiatives (ie: expansion, overbuild, municipal projects, etc.)


  • Attend Kick-Off meetings (examples when new backbone, lateral, and/or riser fiber is required.)
  • Design backbone fiber route.
  • Complete Cost Requests from Sales Engineering with firm costs to be provided for all necessary splicing based on existing network fiber conditions.
  • Obtain necessary circuit identifiers from groups; or create as required.
  • Create a Fiber design maps for A-Z fiber locations.
  • Design fiber route and create all necessary splicing prints and work orders for vendors performing splicing work within the active backbone.
  • Provide fiber assignments to Construction Team for lateral fibers to last demark panel
  • Create Requisitions for Purchase Order approval and payment to vendors.
  • Submit all necessary Change management notifications and adhere to field activity policies and guidelines.
  • Provide Operations/Provisioning with final DLR’s & test shots for closeout
  • After completion close out tasks in appropriate system(s).
  • Approve vendor invoices for the project.
  • Work hand in hand with Fiber Construction Managers.
  • Create work orders for overbuild and expansion projects.
  • Review capacity reports and plan network augments on high utilization fiber routes.
  • Fiber Engineers are responsible for all emergency and trouble response. All engineers participate in On-Call rotation.
  • Work jointly with the NOC, Field Operations, and Change management; and mobilize necessary repair crews to isolate and restore any fiber impairments.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 2-year technical degree or equivalent work experience
  • BS/BA (preference to Civil, Construction, or Electrical, Engineering Degrees) or equivalent work experience preferred
  • A valid driver’s license required

Experience/Minimum Requirements

  • One (1)+ years of fiber engineering and construction management experience or equivalent and one (1)+ years of field construction management experience with preference to both outside plant and inside plant fiber construction.
  • Knowledge of Outside Plant Construction techniques (aerial & underground) preferred
  • Working knowledge of NESC, NEC and OSHA standards preferred

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Preference will be given to candidates with BSCE, or equivalent work experience
  • Excellent organizational/administrative skills
  • Strong project management skills with attention to details
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a high level of integrity
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Visio, Word and PowerPoint) skills
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic problem-solving environment
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong communication skills
  • Basic telecommunications experience/knowledge
  • PMP certification a plus
  • A positive attitude and desire to deliver exceptional results for our customers.
  • Personal commitment to safety, integrity, and continual professional development

Organizational Relationship

Reports to: Manager Fiber Engineering

Title(s) of direct reports (if applicable): N/A

Compensation Information: For New York City residents the hiring range offered for this position is $65,360 – $93,955 annually. In addition to salary, employees are eligible for an annual bonus of up to 15% of annual salary. Employees (and their families) are eligible for medical, dental, vision, and basic life insurance. Employees are able to enroll in our company’s 401k plan. Employees will also receive 18 days of paid time off each year and 12 paid holidays throughout the calendar year.

Working Conditions: This role falls into our hybrid work model working in your assigned office approximately 60% of the time (3 days per week) and where you do your best work 40% (2 days per week). There is an expectation of collaboration with teammates and stakeholders for moments that matter that requires up to 25% travel.

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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