MANAGER-OSP CONSTRUCTION
TDS - Madison, WI

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Job Summary

The Manager-OSP (Outside Plant) Construction is responsible for the management of TDS employees and/or consultants who are responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locations and states. The person filling this position is 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 met. He/she will be responsible for the Construction of fiber networks while conforming to existing RUS Outside Plant (OSP) guidelines and TDS OSP standards..

The Manager-OSP Construction is expected to oversee numerous construction projects, located in multiple locations and states. He/she will continually monitor costs , TDS Standards and overall job progress to ensure that construction projects are completed on time and within budget. The individual filling this position is responsible for continually working with various governmental agencies to protect the TDS OSP network from being jeopardized by proposed road improvements. He/she 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.

Job Responsibilities Include:
Responsible for the management of TDS employees and/or consultants who are responsible for planning, coordinating and supervising outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locations and states. Provide technical support for special request projects such as records verification, major road moves or potential on-net builds. He/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 consistency. The audits will ensure compliance with National Electrical Code standards, current RUS and TDS OSP standards. Manage 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 Administration. This position requires the conducting of pre-staking, pre-bid and pre-construction meetings as required. He/she must verify that proper right-of-way, easements and permits are obtained and designs for proper cable sizing and facility routing. Making sure that proper close out, inspection and SOX compliance are being followed.

Schedule and coordinate acceptance testing of new outside plant facilities. Periodically review and update audits and facility maps to ensure accuracy. Arrange to update records upon the completion of construction projects. Verify that all network additions are included on the local 'one-call' mapping system.

Schedule and coordinate acceptance testing of new outside plant facilities. Periodically review and update audits and facility maps to ensure accuracy. Arrange to update records upon the completion of construction projects. Verify 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 projects. This includes managing in-house deployment staff as well as engaging and managing professional consultant engineers during peak periods. Focus is on personnel development through performance assessments, coaching, recognition, and process improvement.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree or higher or 4 years of professional work experience.

10+ years' experience in telephony.

5+ year's supervisory experience.

Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.

Other Qualifications:
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

Benefits:
As a part of your total compensation, TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. Here is a sample of what we have to offer for full-time employees.

Insurance:
Medical, Dental, Vision, and Life Insurance Eligible Immediately

Paid Time Off:
Vacation, Personal Time, Sick Time, and Holidays

Investments:
401K Eligible Immediately, Pension, and Flexible Spending Accounts

Additional Benefits:
Education Assistance, Telephone and Internet Concessions

Depends on position

Other:
Extensive Training Program, Recognition Programs, Cell Phone Allowance and Mileage Reimbursement

Employment at TDS is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. EEO/AAP Employer.

About this company
TDS, #504 on the 2014 Fortune® 1000, provides wireless; cable and wireline broadband, TV and voice; and hosted and managed services to...