Site Survey Engineer - CBM of America, LLC

Site Survey Engineer

  • Posted: 01/17/2022
  • Location: DC/VA
  • Department: Engineering

CBM of America, LLC

Site Survey Engineer




The Site Survey Engineer is responsible for performing site surveys at customer locations to determine equipment placement, cable lengths of fiber, signal, power, and ground cabling, and design overhead and/or underfloor infrastructure which includes auxiliary framing, cable rack, unistrut, and fiber duct.  The Site Survey Engineer will also be responsible for providing a write-up for each job surveyed to articulate details that will be used by the Detail Engineer to create a Bill of Materials (BOM, Installation Specification, and office drawings, records, and database updates.  Excellent people skills are a must because the Site Survey Engineer will also be responsible for interfacing directly with the customer.  The Site Survey Engineer will travel up to 50% of the time throughout DC/Virginia area and occasional nationwide travel.



  • High School diploma is necessary.  Some college or technical school a plus.  At least 3 years of engineering experience or equivalent field experience.
  • An understanding of various software packages including MS Word, spreadsheet/database programs such as MS Excel, MS Access
  • The ability to quickly learn customer requirements and methods.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities and must be able to consistently work under and meet strict deadlines.
  • Must possess good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret documents, including technical specifications, central office drawings and customer handbooks.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and present complex information in a format which can be easily understood by others.
  • Extensive knowledge of Central Office and Data Center environments
  • Ability to design overhead and underfloor infrastructure



  • Work independently on deadline sensitive jobs or projects with little direction
  • Schedule, perform, and write-up site surveys and audits
  • Create and present site survey and audit data, be able to think through information and quickly put together a survey/audit with little guidance.
  • Regularly interface with customer representatives (field engineers, vendor managers, CO Foremen).  Should be able to solve customer problems/issues with limited guidance
  • Interface with “internal customers” such as detail engineers, installation supervisors, lead installers, and installation techs.  Guides detail engineer through surveys and situations which were of concern to the customer
  • Fully understand format and structure of an engineering specification.
  • Working knowledge of equipment drawings, T-BASD drawings, and material and spec sheets.  Also has ability to seek out information not readily available
  • Often will initiate site visits and site surveys.  Visit sites when necessary to solve problems or perform auditing functions
  • Must have an understanding of customer quality documents such as Installation Practices, Engineering Practices, CORE documents, etc…
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management.


Engineering Skills and Reasoning Ability:

  • Ability to logically think through the process of telecommunication installation and engineering. 
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.  Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical specifications in order to translate such information into a detailed engineering survey. Ability to apply principles of logic to a wide range of intellectual, technical, and practical problems.
  • Ability to use common engineering tools effectively such as a tape measure, calculator, power lead calculator, etc.
  • Ability to interpret information from documents such as the customer’s Installation Practices and CORE documents and to apply the rules of those documents in a fair and objective manner.