The Fiber Construction Manager is responsible for planning, directing, and supervising activities required to construct, operate, and maintain the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) network for United Services.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Direct and coordinate construction, maintenance, and operations of the FTTH network.
Assist with cost estimates, staking of new lines, new services to be built, network upgrades, etc.
Plan construction and maintenance jobs.
Procure right-of-way easements.
Coordinate construction schedules, set deadlines, give work direction to contractors, resolve problems, and ensure timely completion of construction work.
Coordinate work with management and other departments, including Field Services, Network Operations, and Customer Services to insure the most efficient, effective, and economical use of all materials, equipment, and personnel.
Attend training and/or courses relating to area of work (overnight stays may be required). Daytime hours may fluctuate and some evening and Saturday hours may be required to support the business needs of United Services.
Learn and utilize automated equipment as required by United Services.
Provide efficient, courteous, and professional service to customers and the general public.
This position is safety-sensitive and the employee must learn and comply with all of the Corporation’s safety policies, procedures, rules and regulations, in addition to all other policies, procedures, rules and regulations related to the position of employment.
Perform all other duties as assigned by the CEO, COO or designee.
The knowledge, skills, and behavior required for successful job performance.
Business Acumen: Integrates business, organization and industry knowledge to one’s own job performance.
Personal Effectiveness: Demonstrates a professional presence and a commitment to effective job performance.
Interaction with Others: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
Problem-Solving: Exercises good judgment to make well-informed decisions and to develop and implement effective solutions.
Project Management: Designs, implements and manages projects, and directs the related resources, personnel, and activities to successful completion; develops and manages activities and metrics needed to ensure quality and oversight; coordinates contractor work on new fiber builds; develops risk assessment and strategies to reduce or eliminate identified risks; monitors projects and makes adjustments as needed.
Analytical Thinking and Decision-Making: Thinks systematically, conceptually, and analytically to determine effective solutions that will enable United to achieve desired goals; objectively integrates previously learned information and distinguishes between relevant and irrelevant information; commits to a solution in a timely manner and develops a realistic approach for implementing the chosen solution; uses consensus when appropriate and follows up to determine results of decisions.
Integrity and Courage: Makes decisions and acts consistently with values, professional standards, and the broader interests of United Services; demonstrates self-awareness into own emotional strengths, weaknesses, and maintains self-confidence and persistence; presents truthful information in an appropriate and helpful way; is trusted by employees, peers, and leadership; publicly stands up for what is right and will take personal responsibility for mistakes.
This position has no supervisory responsibility of personnel; coordinates and manages scheduling with outside contractor companies.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, kneel, crouch, and/or sit for prolonged periods of time; employee will work inside and outside in any kind of inclement weather at any time, navigating fields, creeks, rural timber, uneven ground, and/or ditches when surveying potential fiber builds; employee must be able to lift and carry 75 – 100 pounds.
This is a full-time position. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets. This position will report to the Savannah office and is required to commute to all offices within our service territory (including Maryville, Grant City, Cameron, and Excelsior Springs) as well as travel throughout the service area. Standard days of work are Monday through Friday. This position must be able to work flexible hours outside normal business hours, including weekends, events, and holidays as required. This position is required to work in the event of an emergency or service outage, including evening shifts and weekends to support the business needs of United Services.
This position is required to travel as necessary for training and professional development opportunities, approximately 15-20% of time worked.
Please note this position description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time or without notice. This position description is not deemed an employment contract and does not waive the employment at-will doctrine governed by the state of Missouri.
Failure to fulfill the requirements of this position description, changes in economic conditions, changes in operational policies or procedures, and/or other conditions or reasons may result in the elimination of this position and/or employee termination.
Required Education and Experience:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field
Experience: Five years of related experience in project management or related field; Fifteen or more years of progressively responsible industry experience in related field in a leadership role will be considered in lieu of educational requirements.
Skills: Must have excellent communication and strong computer skills and be proficient in Microsoft Office; have or acquire a thorough knowledge of first aid and CPR; must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree in related field
Experience: Six or more years of progressive experience in project management, inventory management, and scheduling; supervisory experience preferred.