The Outside Plant Engineer provides immediate assistance to clients when issues arise. For example, if a climatic problem exists, they ensure that all of the new installations are in place and that system productivity is not affected.
The OSP Engineer is responsible for designing detailed engineering plans, costs and schedules related to the projects. The professional provides engineering guidance about telecommunication issues. They have to make sure that the infrastructure is installed properly to take care of the communication needs. It is the responsibility of the Outside Plant Engineer to get the necessary fiber cable storage, termination and access equipment. The engineers have to maintain a record of all the splicing requirements.
The engineer should be able to monitor and manage the fiber splicing. They have to evaluate and approve the installed fiber test characteristics. The professional will coordinate with the concerned departments regarding fiber cable maintenance and repair activities. The OSP Engineer will examine the as-build plans and test results. They should have an in-depth understanding of outside plant facilities such as cable sizing, cable counts, and cable records. The professionals will look into the drawings of all underground and above ground elements and proposed work.