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Staffing - Project Manager II
Ref No.: 17-15704
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
JOB TITLE: Field Service Project Manager/ Construction PM
LOCATION: Minneapolis, MN (Candidates should live within an hour radius of Minneapolis, MN)
DURATION: 1 Year plus extensions


1. Purpose of Position:
  • Field Service PM will build and manage relationships with customer local market individual contributors and managers and conduct fields service design related activities for Project Services.
  • Provides guidance to vendors who perform on-site services including installation, maintenance, and repair.
  • Field Service PM's are hands on agents skilled in OSP and ISP walkout field design with an in depth understanding construction.
  • This position will be required to work independently, manage project workflow, have knowledge of construction practices for product placement, and experience with all phases of network implementation.
  • Ensures fields services are effective and customers requirements are met.
  • The position requires the ability to travel locally on a daily basis.
2. Major Responsibilities – Ongoing Tasks:
  • Conduct all business activities in a manner consistent with client's values and Code of Conduct with proper hadling of confidential company and customer information.
  • Engage with customer(s) to insure needs and expectations are met.
  • Gather design requirements
  • Planning and designing fiber optic hardware and cable routing for both OSP and ISP applications.
  • Conduct pre-construction site surveys to verify cable routing, identify any obstacles that may result in additional construction costs, and take field measurements
  • Assist in the creation of splice plans, test plans, system as-builts, and other documentation
  • Physically perform Site Walk outs (preliminary, pre-constuction, post-construction/final)
  • Develop a preliminary design based on field walkout using Fiber Pass software
  • Statement of Work Generation
  • Ensure activities are being performed in an appropriate manner by contractors and vendors
  • Coordinate, monitor and consult on fiber optic plant construction activities to ensure products are being installed within customer guidelines and manufacturer standard recommended procedures.
  • Conduct regular safety audits to ensure all contractors are working within client and OSHA safety guidelines
  • Provide reports to the operations manager/supervisor outlining progress on all projects located in the assigned area of responsibility.
  • Working knowledge of fiber optic fusion splicing, testing, and troubleshooting.
  • Understanding of "local” cable placement best practices.
  • Familiar with "local” permitting and construction codes.
  • Manage Construction Documents
  • Manage Change Orders
  • Perform job Completion documentation and activities
  • Perform project Invoicing and Billing Activities
  • Data Entry as required
3. Equipment Used:
  • Personal computer (PC), and Plotter/Printer.
  • Software: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project, AutoCAD, MS Visio.
  • OTDR, optical power meter
  • Fusion splicer
  • Field connectorization kits and other optical cable installation and test equipment.
  • iBWave Unity
  • Develop a proficiency with network design related software (e.g. Fiber Pass)
  • Network mapping software, Google Earth.
  • Develop a proficiency with custom Network Management Systems such as NDS, Client small world.
  • Other field tools as required by the project circumstances
4. Personnel indirectly managed:
  • Contractors
  • Vendors
  • Field Engineers
  • Technicians
  • Trailblazers
  • Other project related field resources
6. Knowledge & Skill Requirements:
  • Associates Degree or better preferred.
  • Two or more years experience in Telecommunication and/or Project Management preferred.
  • Previous experience with CCS optical products is desired.
  • Remote work experience entailing project planning, network design, documentation, and workflow management.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Working knowledge of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Visio and/or graphics drawing programs is a plus.
  • Fluent in English. Ability to speak other languages is a plus.
  • Willing to travel extensively. Requirements are 50% or more of time spent traveling.

7. Additional Requirements:

Person must be willing to remain in this position for a minimum of two years.

Manager Must Haves:
  • Strong background in Project Management
  • Outside plant construction experience (2+ years, underground, aerial, and MDU)
  • Knowledge of fiber optic products and installation practices
  • 2+ years of design experience/AutoCAD
  • Familiarity with fiber optic splicing and testing
  • This is much closer to a Construction Project Manager role.