Senior OSP Construction Manager

General Job Description

This is a skilled position with technical work performed both in the office and out in the field providing supervision, leadership, and expertise in support of the buildout of the fiber optic network. This includes:

  • Manage OSP Construction Project Managers and Construction Inspectors from a day-to-day perspective
  • Manage OSP footprint buildouts and smaller projects i.e., new subdivisions and HOA’s
  • Add new projects to Smartsheets for tracking and/or other tracking programs
  • Review construction drawings from engineering companies. Check drawings for errors and make redline notes for correction. Review drawings after corrections have been made
  • Release projects to contractors for construction and set timeline expectations
  • Review daily crew locations and monitor project progress
  • Discuss with contractors, obstacles found in the field and find solutions
  • Review change requests and authorize construction crews accordingly to implement change requests
  • Coordinate with the engineering department for approval of change in plans
  • Manage and direct construction inspectors
  • New Subdivision Management
    • Add new subdivision to Smartsheets for tracking
    • Coordinate with builders, developers, and excavators
    • Obtain and review power plans
    • Create conduit layouts from power plans
    • Create cost estimates for conduit placement
    • Request job #’s from the finance department
    • Request DCID maps from the engineering department
    • Coordinate with the engineering dept. to create cable and splicing plans
    • Release projects to contractors for construction when the open trench date is determined and when the subdivision is ready for vaults cable and splicing
  • Manage and direct construction inspectors
  • Facilitate weekly construction meetings with contractors
  • Review and approve invoices from contractors.
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Type: Full-time

Pay Range/Benefits: Competitive/Full benefits package

Minimum Requirements

  • Requires Bachelor’s degree or higher, plus 5+ years working in the telecommunications industry
  • Prefer minimum 7 year’s experience working directly with fiber optic construction projects
  • Working knowledge with minimum 5+ years direct experience as a Senior OSP Construction Manager or related management roll

Selection Factors

  • Knowledge of fiber to the premise (FTTX) construction and design
  • Knowledge of telecommunication industry standards
  • Racking network equipment and fiber termination panels
  • Experience with construction methods running fiber optic cable in outside facilities
  • Experience with ticketing systems, chat and text systems, email systems, Microsoft Word and Excel or Google docs, etc.
  • Customer service skills
  • Strong documentation skills
  • Effective communication both verbally and written
  • Understanding of ROW utility layout, utility features and markings
  • Reading and drafting profiles
  • Pole loading and aerial design
  • Underground fiber design 
  • Utility research
  • Knowledge of UT-DOT utility construction standards, i.e., min depth of cover, separation standards, etc., a plus.
  • Experience with AutoCAD, ArcGIS, Google Earth or similar use to review design plans
  • Strong public relations and interpersonal skills and ability to exercise independent judgment and personal initiative in decision making
  • Ability to work with speed and accuracy to meet deadlines

Screening & Pre-Employment Testing

  • Based on the meeting the minimum requirements and job-related experience, skills, knowledge, and education
  • Criminal background checks are conducted on all UTOPIA positions; non-disclosure may result in dismissal
  • Prior to appointment, applicant will be required to successfully pass a drug screening and background investigation
  • Valid, lawful driver’s license is required at time of appointment

Physical/Environment Factors

  • Some travel required to network locations/customer sites including out of State
  • Possible exposure to the elements