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Manages the daily operations of the outside fiber plant to
include engineering, permitting, contracting, designing and
maintenance of new building adds and existing fiber facility
relocations. Responsible for design and development of complex
outside plant (OSP) equipment installations, modifications and
upgrades. Maintains fiber splice records, network topography
records and fiber mapping and as-builts in corporate inventory
systems. Works closely with other carriers, engineering firms,
local/ state agencies and building owners/landlords on new building
adds and relocations.
The Main Responsibilities
Utilizes a variety of systems for the processing and reporting
of work activities, inventorying outside plant facilities,
documentation of projects and managing various budgets to include
but not limited to new construction and route
Maintains the security of the outside fiber plant (OSP) network,
either aerial and/or underground, throughout area of responsibility
by managing cable location, by locating contractors and initiating
Works closely with other carriers, local/ state agencies and
building owners/landlords on new building adds and relocations.
Works closely with upstream groups, completes fiber verification
requests, project estimations, designs, bids, permits and manages
construction of new building adds.
Monitors infrastructure builds and reviews/punch lists and
approves work meets industry construction standards.
Prepares project timelines, prepares and tracks budgets and
provides detailed weekly status reports.
Obtains value-added contractors/subcontractors for engineering,
permitting and construction of outside plant infrastructure.
Obtains and manages contractors for route protection. Maintains
fiber splice records, network topography records and fiber
Directs emergency restoration and mitigation activities required
for the outside plant network. This could include fiber optic
damages, natural disasters, power failures and other events.
Manages contracts and/or employee fiber splicers.
Provides on the job divisional training to employees and
oversees contractors to ensure the proper method and procedures of
facility protection and maintenance are followed. This includes the
use of locating equipment, use of Optical Time Domain
Reflectometers (OTDR) and troubleshooting tone generation/reception
in the field.
What We Look For in a Candidate
Exposure to permitting, engineering, contractor management,
fiber splicing, project management, different types of underground
and aerial cable plant installation, and maintenance.
Strong outside plant construction knowledge with the ability to
read/red-line construction drawings to facilitate new builds,
relocations, and emergency repairs.
Excellent interpersonal, coaching, managerial, and leadership
Ability to perform a wide spectrum of complex assignments
requiring alternative analysis, innovation, and judgment.
Ability to assume responsibility for contributing to the success
of major or multiple projects, and is periodically called upon to
Must be proficient in MS Office applications, databases, and
Experience in computer-aided drafting (CAD) programs.
Ability to be on-call on a 24/7/365 basis.
Attention to detail with good organizational capabilities.
Ability to prioritize with good time management skills.
A valid driver’s license with a current satisfactory driving
Bachelor’s Degree (Engineering or Construction Management) or 2+
years of relevant job experience. Relevant job experience is
Job experience in a similar industry
Job experience with similar essential duties
What to Expect Next
Requisition #: 230254
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