Director, Planning & Design
CHR Solutions - Lubbock, TX

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Handle variety of projects with a high degree of complexity and of an Engineering nature, including: policy development, operation and staff management of the Engineering Planning & Design groups; development of SOW (Statements of Work) proposals; and negotiation of contracts. Director will successfully meet business unit goals while maintaining quality standards, controlling expenses, and following company and business unit directives and practices. Carries out supervisory responsibilities which may include but not limited to interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and counseling employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Manage network design and planning staff

  • Collaborate with Sales Team to develop, review and finalize SOW (Statement of Work) proposals for clients

  • Manage the Tasks and Deliverables, with the assistance of project managers, as described in SOWs to successfully complete projects

  • Develop strategies for, and negotiate resolution to, client issues

  • Financial review and analysis of current and future projects & opportunities

  • Determine resource requirements, assignments and forecasting

  • Identify and implement key areas for improvements

  • Participate in Business Development efforts to establish, update and market Engineering Services

  • Negotiate a variety of contractual arrangements with vendors, partners and clients as needed

  • Build and maintain relationships with clients, vendors, partners, and other external entities to achieve objectives and meet commitments

  • Collaborate with peers within the Business Unit and other groups on cross functional projects

  • Work independently as well as under the direction and guidance of the senior management team, to lead and work on team projects

  • Collaborate with Sales to develop new business opportunities with existing and new clients

  • Review work products of staff members to ensure quality

  • Develop and maintain technical competencies as defined by departmental management

  • Provide services in a professional manner, adhering to all CHR Solutions standards, the performance evaluation practices, and other company and departmental programs and policies

  • Identify, meet and/or exceed client expectations within defined parameters related to delivery of services, quality, revenue, and sales goals

  • Shall perform other duties as assigned within his/her capabilities as determined by management, and based on the needs of the business

Required Skills Ability to read and comprehend legal language such as in statements of work, notices, rules, laws, position papers, contracts, etc
Ability to write effective, proposals, reports, professional memos, letters and emails, advisories, newsletter articles, etc.
Ability to present information effectively to clients, regulatory agencies, industry members, etc
Excellent quantitative and analytical skills
Ability to effectively utilize MS Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Outlook).
Ability to travel by car and/or plane, may include weekend travel. Ability to travel internationally is required for some positions

Required Experience Minimum 8 years of industry experience
Minimum 3 years of management experience
Experience in the telecommunications industry or relevant industry disciplines
Knowledge of the latest Networking technologies, products and strategies
Consulting experience preferred, in both pre-sales and post-sales environments
Network product experience required in pre-sales and post-sales environments; Routers and Switches, Optical Transport equipment, Wireless, Voice equipment and Access Network gear (GPON, DSL, etc.)
Advanced Network Services experience required; Network Planning, Design and Audits, and engineering new network technology and equipment in complex Service Provider environments, specifically triple play and metro Ethernet designs for Telephone and Cable company networks

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