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Overview: in the network specialist i - osp construction role, you are responsible for coordinating, planning, and supervising outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locationsDepending upon workload you may be required to supervise consulting resources in the engineering and/or construction phase of the projectsYou are expected to work independently with representatives from network operations, associate managers, consultants, design engineers and construction contractors for tds telecom network services to ensure that the needs of the company are being metYou will be responsible for the implementation of fiber networks while conforming to existing tds outside plant (osp) guidelines and tds osp standards established for the tds telecom network servicesYou are also expected to stay current with national electrical safety code (nesc) and ensure our construction is always in compliance with nesc standardsDepending on the area, the network specialist i - osp construction may be required to assist in the engineering of the osp projectsThis involves, among other things, creating the labor, material, and overhead project estimates.
In your new role you are expected to oversee numerous construction projects, possibly located in multiple locationsYou will continually monitor costs and job progress to ensure that construction projects are completed on time and within budgetYou will also be responsible for ongoing communication with various governmental agencies to protect the tds osp network from being jeopardized by proposed road improvements and may be required to negotiate with municipalities or other utility companies from a network and a legal perspective for the purchase, lease and/or sale of inner ducts, fiber and/or complete fiber networks.
This position is remote (work from home) you must live within 50 miles of either hudson, menominee, or river falls, wisconsin as you will be required to be in these towns / cities most of your work week.
Tds telecommunications llc (tds telecom/tds®) delivers high-speed internet, tv entertainment, and phone services to more than 1,000 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the u.sWith 1.2 million connections, tds is a rapidly growing technology companyPowered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, tds delivers up to 2 gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based tv entertainment solutions along with traditional phone servicesTds also offers businesses voip advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed servicesVisit tdstelecom.com.
Responsible for the coordination of osp projects and/or supervision of consultants who are responsible for coordinating outside plant field construction and splicing operations in multiple locations and statesProvide technical support for special request projects such as major road moves or potential on-net buildsThe successful candidate 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 transfersIf needed, assist in the engineering phase of projectsThis involves creating labor, material, and overheads project cost estimates
Provide audits of osp projects and coach consultants and/or contractors to ensure accuracy and consistencyThe audits will ensure compliance with nesc standards and current tds osp standards
Review all required reports from field personnel and contractor invoicing for accuracyManage construction projects by reviewing quality of work, clean up resolution, proper maintenance of project documentation and continual review of project progress
Ensure that the tds osp group complies with sarbanes-oxley guidelines and other departments such as network operations, network planning, rights-of-way and contract administrationThis position requires the conducting of pre-staking, pre-bid and pre-construction meetings as requiredThe successful candidate must verify that proper right-of-way, easements, and permits are obtained and designs for proper cable sizing and facility routing.
Verify that all documentation required to complete projects successfully, including bid jobs, build orders, job start agreements, vmops and close out documentation is complete
Adapt quickly in an ever-changing environment to new gis based construction tracking methods, new construction methods and rapidly changing architecture types
Associate degree (or higher) –or– 2+ years professional work experience
3+ years experience in osp construction and/or engineering (fiber or copper or coax) – or -related utility/municipal construction and/or engineering - or - construction project management, utility installation technician, general trades experience
Must have and maintain a valid driver`s license, reliable transportation, and insurance
Fiber optic implementation experience
Excellent leadership, customer relations and communications skills
Self-directed and ability to work independently
Esri arcgis, agol, spatial analysis or other gis experience
Proficient working in a digital environment
Understanding of telecommunications industry and principals
Ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously
Project management experience
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Pc database, spreadsheet, and word processing skills
Working knowledge of nesc construction practices and engineering standards
Ability to work in a cooperative and courteous manner with diverse work groups
Understanding of fiber to the home (ftth) design and construction techniques
Ability to read and understand ftth construction prints
Benefits as a part of your total compensation, #tds provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit packageThis benefit plan addresses both the immediate and long-term needs that you and your family may haveFor an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits, and retirement options, please click here.
Physical demands and work environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, write and operate a computer keyboard, standard office equipment and telephoneThe employee regularly communicates with customersThe employee is frequently required to move about and reach for itemsThe employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 poundsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
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