Grande Communications is currently searching for a Manager of Outside Plant Engineering to oversee the Texas region. This position is responsible for management of the assigned team responsible for Outside Plant Engineering, Mapping, Design, Drafting, Permitting, Cost Estimation and Documentation.
In this role, the primary position responsibilities include:
Oversees the design, engineering and maintenance of the Outside Plant Network to ensure the highest quality, optimization of designs and providing engineering solutions. Proactively identifies and provides solutions for growth and future capacity of the network to support new customers, services, reliability, as needed additional requirements, etc.
Performs value and cost engineering oversight for all designs. Performs, evaluates and ensures cost estimates are both accurate and competitive to support new growth along with meeting Grande's profitability and pay back expectations.
Reviews and approves proposed engineering solutions. Provides technical oversight and direction during all phases of project delivery as well as maintaining associated engineering, data and all required plant details. Ensures design packages are delivered in whole and on time to all stakeholders.
Establishes technical design principles and standards to be adopted. Implements best practices to ensure uniform design standards are practiced and adhered to throughout the team.
Provides technology mentoring and leadership for the company and team members to ensure that design solutions are aligned to Grande strategy and will meet all design specifications and engineering practices.
Ensures the development and implementation of better systems and procedures for more effective operations of the department. Defines resources and tools required to complete all tasks efficiently and accurately.
Manages the budget development process for Outside Plant Engineering and oversees the overall budget for the team. Oversight of invoicing and labor costs. Creates and maintains controls to ensure all costs are in compliance with approved purchase orders, price schedules, quotes, etc.
Manages and drives initiatives that are critical to the achievement of the company's bottom line performance and expected schedules.
Manages the preparation of a variety of management reports to ensure accuracy and timely reporting to senior management. Completes presentations as needed.
Builds and supports a strong team through development, mentoring and coaching of staff. Maintains an amiable rapport with all interactions and all contacts.
Recommends and communicates changes, improvements and metrics for the team.
Serves as a liaison to senior management and other support groups. Consults and advises senior management regarding outside plant design and solution implementation.
Other duties as designed.
In this role, our ideal candidate will possess:
High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in Engineering or Computer Science or equivalent relevant experience.
Five or more (5+) years in engineering management with direct experience in outside plant engineering, design, permitting and construction practices. Budget management, Technical mentoring, Strategy development, etc.
Solid understanding of business and financial aspects as they relate to Grande's Industry.
Knowledge and engineering experience in HFC, Fiber and outside plant standards. Ability to make decisions based on engineering practices and with a solid management background in the telecommunications industry.
Familiarity and experience with fiber network architecture, utility coordination, Bentley Comms, Microsation, GIS mapping systems, experience reading construction blueprints and designs.
Strong project management experience.
Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
Are you the seasoned OSP Engineering Manager that is ready for a new opportunity with a continuously growing organization?
If so, then we want to hear from you!
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