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Overview: in the manager – osp construction role, you are responsible for the management of tds associates and/or consultants who are responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locations and statesYou are expected to work closely with representatives from field services, associate managers, consultants, outside plant engineers and construction contractors for both tds clec/ilec operations to ensure that the needs of the company are being metYou will be responsible for the construction of fiber networks while conforming to existing rus outside plant (osp) guidelines and tds osp standards.
As a manager – osp construction, you are expected to oversee numerous construction projects, located in multiple locations and statesYou will continually monitor costs, tds standards and overall job progress to ensure that construction projects are completed on time and within budgetYou will be responsible for continually working with various governmental agencies to protect the tds osp network from being jeopardized by proposed road improvementsYou may be required to negotiate with municipalities, other utility companies from a network and a legal perspective for the purchase, lease and/or sale of inner ducts, fiber and/or complete networks.
This position can be hired at different levels depending on the skills and qualifications of the candidateDifferent job postings exist for each of these positionsPlease reference each job posting for the minimum qualifications required for each role.
Tds telecommunications llc (tds telecom/tds®) delivers high-speed internet, tv entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the u.sWith 1.2 million connections, tds is a rapidly growing technology companyPowered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, tds delivers up to 2 gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based tv entertainment solutions along with traditional phone servicesTds also offers businesses voip advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed servicesVisit tdstelecom.comResponsibilities:
Responsible for the management of tds associates and/or consultants who are responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locations and statesProvide technical support for special request projects such as records verification, major road moves or potential on-net buildsHe/she must work with finance to ensure proper accounting of facilities placed and interact with the legal department to ensure that the company is not at risk in any asset transfers.
Provide audits of osp projects and coach associate managers – osp engineering & construction and/or contractors to ensure accuracy and consistencyThe audits will ensure compliance with national electrical code standards, current rus and tds osp standardsManage construction projects by reviewing quality of work, clean up resolution, proper maintenance of project documentation and continual review of project progress.
Review all required reports from field personnel and contractor invoicing for accuracy.
Ensure that the tds osp group complies with sarbanes-oxley guidelines and other departments such as network planning, rights-of-way and contract administrationThis position requires the conducting of pre-staking, pre-bid and pre-construction meetings as requiredHe/she must verify that proper right-of-way, easements and permits are obtained and designs for proper cable sizing and facility routingMaking sure that proper close out, inspection and sox compliance are being followed.
Schedule and coordinate acceptance testing of new outside plant facilitiesPeriodically review and update audits and facility maps to ensure accuracyArrange to update records upon the completion of construction projectsVerify that all network additions are included on the local “one-call” mapping system.
Verify that all documentation required to complete projects successfully, including bid jobs, build orders, job start agreements, vmop’s and close out documentation is complete.
Provides human resource management and manpower apportionment necessary for completion of network projectsThis includes managing in-house deployment staff as well as engaging and managing professional consultant engineers during peak periodsFocus is on personnel development through performance assessments, coaching, recognition, and process improvement.
Conduct periodic quality assurance inspection of osp projects performed by local operations personnel
Provide recommendations to management for improving standards and practices resulting in higher quality and lower cost projects.
Manage specific projects osp projects directly if schedule permits.
Design projects and prepare osp workplans for construction or modification of network facilities if schedule permitsIncluding confirm and analyze otdr trace results to verify contractor splicing quality.
Assist in the training of field personnel on standards, rus and tds practices, time reporting codes and report/form preparation.
Assist network operations staff in developing capital additions, budget assumptions and long range planning.
Qualifications: required qualifications
Bachelor’s degree (or higher) –or- 4 years of professional work experience
5+ years’ experience in telephony or related fields.
3+ year’s supervisory experience.
Excellent leadership, customer relations and communications skills
Thorough understanding of telecommunications industry and principals.
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Outlook, excel and office suite as well as gis and esri
Advanced working knowledge of rus construction practices and engineering standards.
Ability to work in a cooperative and courteous manner with diverse work groups.
Must be self-motivated and self-reliant.
May be required to regular travel on an “as-needed” basis.
Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Benefits as a part of your total compensation, #tds provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit packageThis benefit plan addresses both the immediate and long-term needs that you and your family may haveFor an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits, and retirement options, please click here.
At tds, we embrace equal employment opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by lawTo learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!
Posted 30+ days ago