Jacobs Assistant Fiber Engineer (OSP) in Des Plaines, Illinois

Assistant Fiber Engineer (OSP)


Jacobs Telecommunications has been at the forefront of creating a new generation of wireless communication infrastructure for over 40 years. While the wireless world is ever changing, the demand for innovative technology and long term support services remains constant. Our services include site acquisition, design and construction, to full operations maintenance and deconstruction.

Jacobs is building an OSP team in the Des Plaines, IL office and is seeking an Assistant Fiber Engineer (OSP) experienced in small cell and fiber network designs.

Job Responsibilities

  • Perform quality audits on fiber network designs and review for completeness, accuracy, client standards, and overall presentation.

  • Contribute in producing aerial and underground fiber drawings

  • Perform routine research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection

  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams in support of bringing each design to completion.

  • Evaluate utility designs for "value" engineering improvements.

  • Ensure designs conform to local jurisdiction regulations as required

  • Communicate lessons learned to the Engineering Manager and the project team.


  • Familiarity with right-of-way and jurisdictional permitting processes required

  • Degree in Engineering or equivalent work history/experience

  • Excellent attention to detail is essential

  • Skilled user of computer drafting software

  • AutoCAD experience preferred

  • Local candidate preferred

At Jacobs, we help prepare people for new opportunities and challenges. With positions at every level, openings in multiple disciplines, expertise in a range of markets and offices around the globe, we create an environment where you can learn, grow, and thrive. From our competitive benefits program to our Health and Safety initiative of Beyond Zero workplace injuries, we believe that you’ll find a flourishing career here at Jacobs.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Illinois-Des Plaines

Req ID: PFO00016K