FIBER PROJECT MANAGER

Sioux Falls, Rapid City, or Denver | Full-time

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Job Title:                      FIBER PROJECT MANAGER

Reports to:                   DIR OF BUSINESS OPTIMIZATION

FLSA Status:                EXEMPT

Department:                 Administrative

 

Summary:

We are seeking a Project Manager that will assist with managing Vast Broadband’s market expansion efforts. In addition to day to day project management duties, experience in managing fiber network builds is a must. As a Project Manager you will oversee project-level activities for all products for a given geographic territory, including but not limited to managing activities for installations of cable and fiber network expansion. You will partner cross-functionally to ensure assigned projects are completed on-time and within budget. The Fiber Project Manager Position serves as liaison between the customer and the project team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to those listed below:

  • Actively manage all project-level activities with internal and external resources to meet deadlines within budget and within specification throughout entire expansion effort.
  • Ensure accurate reporting and forecasting of project timelines, resources, and capital expenditures by partnering and communicating with internal cross-functional teams.
  • Be accountable for all deployment activities including but not limited to fiber network design, leasing, due diligence, architectural/engineering, zoning, permitting, project management, construction management, system acceptance, NOC integration, and closeout packages.
  • Serve as the single point of contact at the project level for all meetings and calls, providing up-to-date and accurate information on project status, forecasts, and issue resolutions to the leadership teams.
  • Serves as lead for the design on multiple large/complex projects
  • Reviews calculations and drawings for permits and construction.
  • Knowledgeable in industry specifications and fiber network builds.
  • Maintains all project documentation and filings.
  • Manages and monitors budgeting, scheduling, and scoping tasks on multiple projects
  • Able to read and understand system designs to ensure proper construction of underground and aerial fiber optics builds.
  • Daily and weekly reporting on project milestones and updates
  • Ability to go into the field on an as needed basis
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience required. Project Manager Certification preferred.
  • Previous Project Management experience with 5+ years’ experience in the telecommunications/fiber optic industry preferred
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to present ideas and suggestions clearly and effectively.
  • Ability to use advanced project management tools.
  • Ability to work with different functional groups and levels of employees to effectively and professionally achieve results.
  • Knowledge and understanding of inside/outside plant fiber optic network infrastructures
  • Prior experience with RFP’s, pricing/rates, and bidding within the telecom industry
  • Knowledge of constructability practices and principles
  • Effective time management with the ability to work independently, manage multiple tasks, set priorities and meet deadlines

Computer Skills:

MS Office software, Great Plains software, Internet software, e-mail, order processing, inventory and database software.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Regularly required to talk and hear.
  • Frequently required to sit, stand, bend at the knees and waist, and walk.
  • Required to use hands to type, handle objects and paperwork.
  • Required to reach and hold on to items at chest level or reach above the shoulder.
  • Required to use close vision and be able to focus. 
  • Ability to travel as needed

 

 

Vast Broadband is an Equal Opportunity Employer