ITA - Plant Design Engineer

Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Job ID
# of Openings
Clearance Requirement
Education Requirement
High School Diploma/GED
Experience Level
8570 Compliant


SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

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Responsible for designing and documenting new and/or updated Inside Plant cable infrastructure to include conduit, cable trays, copper, coax, fiber and all associated elements in the Pentagon, Mark Center, & buildings within the NCR supported by JSP. Must follow JSP and commercial best practice procedures, standards and/or provide Cable Installation Plans (CIPs) required for installation of cable racks, wiring of the racks and testing required during installation.


Responsible for designing and documenting new and/or updated Outside Plant cable infrastructure to include outside Plant fiber optic and copper cabling, manhole and handhole systems and associated hardware, underground conduit systems, cable splicing and splice enclosures, outside plant fiber optic and copper cable testing, and all associated elements of outside plant infrastructure in the Pentagon, Mark Center, & buildings within the NCR supported by JSP. Must follow JSP and commercial best practice procedures, standards and/or provide Engineering Installation Plans (EIPs) required for installation of outside plant cables and underground infrastructure.




  • 5-8 years of related telecommunications experience.
  • Minimum 8 years developing layout and design for technology systems including voice, data, and structured cabling.
  • Minimum 5 years developing layout and design for outside plant infrastructure systems.
  • Working knowledge of PENREN, DoD, BRAC IT cabling infrastructures is preferred. 
  • Knowledge of NEC, IEEE, EIA, TIA, DoD UFC, industry standards and other applicable codes related to the design and layout of IT, low voltage and telecommunications systems.
  • Strong Knowledge of OSHA safety regulations and industry standards and practices regarding the installation and maintenance of outside plant infrastructure to include confined spaces. OSHA Construction Safety Certification is required. (40 hr.) 
  • Strong knowledge of Structured Cabling Systems from an installation and basic design perspective.
  • Must be well versed in BICSI rules, regulations, and standards.
  • Candidate must have the ability to communicate effectively to personnel of various expertise levels. Solid Customer Support Skills in a high visibility environment. Problem analysis and problem solving. Attention to detail and accuracy.


  • Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) certification is required.
  • BICSI RCDD - OSP Certification is preferred.


Bachelors Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience.



SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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