Construction Manager II/III-OSP in Urbandale, IA at Windstream

Date Posted: 11/1/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Full-Time
  • Location:
    3630 109th Street
    Urbandale, IA
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    2 to 4 years
  • Date Posted:
    11/1/2018

Job Description

Job ID:18003983
The OSP Construction Manager has overall responsibility for the coordination of design, permitting, material acquisition, construction and tie-in of outside plant construction projects and programs as assigned by the company. The work includes conceptual development of projects and programs, route development, cost estimating, project planning, project scheduling, mapping, communications with city, county and state permitting agencies, working with private property owners such as individuals and railroad companies to secure easements and licenses, working with telephone companies and private building owners to secure building entrance approval and installation of building entrances, development of construction bid documents, bid analysis and recommendation of contractors, contract negotiations, city, state and county permit applications, pole attachment applications, pole line make ready review, expediting, monitoring of contractor progress, contractor quality inspection and timely turnover of assigned projects, and budget management of project or program.
 
Essential Job Knowledge and Functions:

• Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently. The OSP Construction Manager is responsible for all phases of projects assigned. The project workload will likely include projects in all phases of development and execution.
• The OSP Construction Manager will monitor all aspects of the project and expedite or escalate as appropriate to achieve the cost, quality and schedule goals for the project. The OSP Construction Manager will make recommendations to management regarding ways to get the project back on track to meet cost, quality and schedule goals if it becomes apparent that any of those goals are not being met.
• Projects may range from short laterals and building entrances to complex metropolitan rings or cross country builds.
• Review and evaluate potential routes to determine least cost and quickest to market solutions. The OSP Construction Manager will summarize potential solutions and make logical recommendations to management.
• Coordinate with OSP Planning to prepare preliminary cost estimates and route proposals including descriptions of the proposed project and a map showing the preliminary route that is the basis for the estimate.
• Identification of pole ownership for proposed routes
• Identification of right of way and permitting requirements for proposed routes.
• Knowledge of Design and engineering of final approved projects including final route recommendation, field engineering and pole loading (these function are performed by others however the OSP Construction Manager  is responsible for ensuring that the work is started and completed on time and is sufficient to obtain the required permit approvals.
• Identify and arrange to obtain pole attachment agreements and structure access agreement as need to facilitate cable placement and submit for and obtain pole attachment permits and structure access permits.
• Identify permit requirements for city, county and state construction permits and submit for and arrange to obtain permits as needed to facilitate cable installation.
• Read and interpret construction documents, i.e.; prints and plans as well as splicing diagrams that are used in the splicing of fiber optics.
• Review preliminary construction prints from Right of Way authorities and determine potential conflicts; attend utility coordination meetings and construction progress meetings as needed.
• Arrange to perform preventative maintenance testing utilizing OTDR test equipment, analyze results and coordinate repairs as needed.
• Work with company assigned attorneys to obtain required agreements, permits and other authorizations as required to allow cable installation
  • Monitor FEA vs budgets for project or program
  • Monitor Variances to authorized FEAs

Job Requirements

Minimum Requirements: 

College degree in Engineering or a related field and 2-4 years professional level experience; or 6+ years professional level related Engineering/Technical experience; or an equivalent combination of education and professional level related Engineering/Technical experience required.

EEO Statement: Employment at Windstream is subject to post offer, pre-employment drug testing. Equal Opportunity Employer including minority/female/disability/veteran; Without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, marital status, citizenship status, military status, protected veteran status or employment status. Windstream is a drug-free workplace.