Telecommunication Planner ll - 111

San Antonio, TX

ENTRUST Solutions Group, an ENR Top 100 company, is a community of people, 2,500+ strong, who are committed to our clients and each other. We are diverse, talented, dedicated, and wholly focused on not only meeting the needs of our clients but exceeding their expectations.

We provide comprehensive and dependable engineering, consulting, and automation services to gas and electric utilities, telecommunication service providers, pipeline operators, and industrial companies. With first-hand experience operating and maintaining energy infrastructure, our engineering professionals provide expertise in Renewables, Power Services, GIS and Data Solutions, Automation Integration, Pipeline Engineering, Integrity Services, Industrial Solutions, Telecommunications, and Process Safety Management.

At ENTRUST, we work together as a team to accomplish more than we would individually, delivering innovative engineering solutions to meet our clients’ needs, while consistently maintaining the highest level of ethics and integrity.

We are passionate about what we do, how we do it, and who we do it for. We work with a smile, connect easily with others, and believe that work-life balance and a flexible work environment benefits everyone.

In return for top talent, ENTRUST Solutions Group offers competitive compensation, excellent benefits, and a positive work environment designed around the philosophy of mutual respect and the challenge of contributing to the continued success of our organization.


35+ US locations with licenses in all 50 states

3000+ Employees company-wide

31+ Languages in which our employees are fluent

105+ Professional Engineers (PE)

Job Summary:

Determines and designs service routes for telecommunications fiber optic and coaxial cable for residential and commercial applications using sketches, plans, and design maps along with written and verbal instructions. Coordinates and executes surveys which include taking measurements, identifying existing devices and equipment, and proposal of future construction path. Uploads field notes, develops the scope of work (SOW) outline, and completes cost analysis for associated construction. The ideal candidate will also have a client focus approach and will work well independently and as part of the project team.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

· Read and understand various telecommunication schematics and designs and adheres to client specific standards, procedures, and requirements

  • Familiarity with permits (pole, railroad, TX Dot), easements, and right of way for service routes; works closely with the Fielding Crew and Pole Loading Team
  • Interact with clients, utilities, municipalities, residential and commercial customers Responds to inquiries promptly and with courtesy to ensures the continued satisfaction

· Complete SOW packages according to client specific standards, procedures and requirements

  • Follows, interprets, and applies NESC standards as well as Utility Specific standards where applicable
  • Objectively assist, trains, and develops others in the department and is able to QC Telecommunications Planner I work, if needed

· Understand and apply fiber and coaxial design specifications

· Identifies and verifies existing overhead and underground utilities

· Reviews field data/maps and finalized application documents for accuracy and completeness

· Create/Review proposed design considerations for feasibility, as well as for future growth and serviceability

  • Tracks project progression according to client and company procedures through submission

· Objectively inspects and audits the work of others; ensuring the SOW packages are free of errors

  • Submits permits to various municipalities on behalf of multiple clients

· May be required to perform field work as needed

Required Qualifications:

· High school diploma or equivalent

· 5 years’ previous experience working for a telecommunication, utility, construction, engineering or electrical company or 1 year as a Telecommunication Planner 1

· Related certifications, and previous OSP and/or telecom design experience a plus

· Proficient with Microsoft Office products and routine office equipment

· Strong attention to detail and critical thinking skills.

· Familiarity with easements and rights-of-way

· Ability to communicate and write effectively

· Ability to work independently with little supervision.

· Must be able to operate a motor vehicle and have a valid driver’s license

  • Strong communicator, whether speaking professionally or interpersonally

· Basic understanding of CAD drafting software a plus

Physical Requirements and Working Conditions:

Normal office conditions exist in an open office environment with exposure to repetitive work. Exposure to noise and occasional interruptions and frequent confinement to workstation. This job requires talking, hearing, standing; walking; using hands to finger, handle or feel; reaching with hands and arms. Requires manual manipulation of mouse/keypad with one or both hands.