Want to be where the action is? Looking for the challenge and excitement of meaningful work with a growing and expanding organization? We currently have a full time position for a Manager - Project Implementation.
The Manager-Project Implementation will direct and control the activities of large/small and/or technically complex network installations and upgrades for broadband cable service markets. Primary focus is on Inside Plant (ISP) projects driven by technology upgrades, product enhancements, quality assurance, and customer growth. This includes oversight of; pre-project planning, engineering, budget/cost allocation functions, physical build out, equipment configuration, and customer turn-up.
Projects will cross organizational boundaries and will be viewed as a critical component of our organization's business strategy. The MPI's objective will be to foster a partnering relationship with our sponsors, stakeholders, managers, employees and contractors that consist of:
Open, accountable communications
Ongoing sharing of information, knowledge and resources
Atmosphere of integrity, trust and cooperation
This position can be located anywhere in the US. Ideal candidate will reside near a major airport
Project Manager for all assigned ISP projects including:
Identification of strategic project priorities
Development of action plans and support for the execution of these plans
Communication of changes to the project
Identification of ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance
Define and satisfy the information and communications needs of management
Identification, analysis and response to project risk
Ensure the timely completion of the project.
Identifying the specific activities that must be performed to produce the various project elements.
Identifying and documenting inter-activity dependencies.
Analyzing activity sequences, activity duration's, and resource requirements to create the project schedule.
Controlling changes to the project schedule.
Manage procurement and contract processes for capital projects per TDS practice. Manage and obtain internal and external resources for equipment installations as required. Will complete performance reports on contractors and assist Contract Administration in maintaining a list of qualified contractors.
Ensure that the project will satisfy the needs for which it was undertaken
Identifying which quality standards are relevant to the project and determining how to satisfy them.
Evaluating overall project performance on a regular basis to provide confidence that the project will satisfy the relevant quality standards.
Monitoring specific project results to determine if they comply with relevant quality standards and identifying ways to eliminate causes of unsatisfactory performance
Provide technical support to other departments; including field services, marketing, customer service and others.
Provide technical advice in the assessment, review, selection, and deployment of new technologies, products, and services, including equipment installation and activation in the headend/hubs
Bachelor's Degree (or higher) or 4 years of professional work experience
5+ years' of Broadband Cable/Telecom ISP project management experience
5 + years experience with Headend/Hubs, IP, and Optical Network Platforms
Must have and maintain a valid driver's license, insurance, and have access to reliable transportation
Must be willing to do overnight travel 30%
Demonstrated project management experience with network upgrades and activation of advanced services.
Ability to work with ISP teams and partner with other internal groups to meet project plans.
Project management experience of multiple simultaneous projects.
Broadband cable engineering: Inside plant, Outside plant and Data Network.
Hands on experience with network installation, implementation and integration a plus.
Strong organizational, coordination, written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to build teamwork, lead teams, and the willingness to be accountable for results.
Knowledge and experience with process management and improvement techniques.
Excellent planning skills and the ability to make decisions that balance the needs of the organization with the needs of an individual group required.
3 years of supervisory experience.
Knowledgeable of PC hardware and software as applied to engineering and analyses (including but not limited to project management applications, word processing, databases, spreadsheets, on-line service, and electronic mail.
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. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.