• Outside Plan Manager

    Posted: 03/07/2021

    We are seeking a full-time exempt Outside Plant Manager to join our Networking Team. The Outside Plant Manager (OSP) is responsible for designing Wisper's Fiber to the Home deployment. This is a new team and the Manager will be building the foundation for our FttH design crew. This position includes responsibility for design, planning, and budgeting for OSP offices in IL, MO, OK, KS, AR, and IN. The Manager will report to the Chief Technology Officer and will be responsible for the development of a qualified OSP staff with major emphasis on helping to lead and grow OSP Operations within Wisper.

    Hire Date: 4/19/21

    Hours: Monday-Friday business hours

    Essential Job Functions

    • Manage OSP Engineer positions for the geographical region
    • Responsible for managing the OSP staff whose work includes design, planning, quoting & budgeting
    • Develop & maintain procedures for efficient scalable growth & streamline operations by analyzing & implementing improvements to plant, practices, staff, & equipment as needed
    • Negotiate timeframes for completion & meet critical deadlines
    • Coordinate special projects with ability to respond to requests from other departments &/or senior management in a timely manner
    • Motivate team for continuous improvement & achievement of maximum performance with major emphasis on development of employees on new processes, quality standards, customer contact, safety, expense control, & technical skills through frequent meetings & communications
    • Manage Wisper contractor affiliations to resolve issues arising during installation & maintenance process
    • Facilitate contractor relationships for Wisper OSP Operations
    • 40% travel primarily within network
    • Other related duties as directed

    Job Requirements

    • High school diploma or equivalent
    • 6+ years OSP operations experience
    • 4+ years telecom/wireless industry experience demonstrating basic knowledge of FttH, outside plant design, & construction
    • 2+ years experience with contractor/vendor relations
    • 1+ years leadership experience which demonstrates involvement in planning, directing, & monitoring projects with ability to meet company goals & deadlines
    • Basic knowledge of emerging & advanced technologies including Ethernet, XDSL, GPON, & wireless
    • Experience overseeing &/or conducting OSP bidding processes: pre-bid meetings, bid openings, post bid analysis, preparation of recommendations, securing approvals & generating required correspondence
    • Ability to perform job duties, beyond a 40 hour work week
    • Valid driver's license
    • Ability to be added to Company Vehicle Insurance policy
    • Regular & predictable attendance required
    • Legally authorized to work in country of employment without requiring sponsorship for employment visa status, now or in the future
    • Must pass a background check, MVR & drug screen

    Desired Skills & Competencies

    • Excellent oral & written communication skills
    • Expert knowledge of FttH deployment standards and implementation with contract & internal team
    • Previous responsibility in directing & managing all outside plant related duties with an emphasis on departmental analytics relating to development, streamlining, & growth scalability
    • Demonstrated strong analytical &/or problem-solving skills
    • Management experience in a multi-tasking, result-oriented position within a deadline-focused environment
    • Ability to communicate with customers, employees, & various business contacts in a professional & courteous manner
    • Ability to pay close attention to detail
    • Ability to make sound decisions using information at hand
    • Ability to support & defend management decisions

    Working Conditions

    • Fast-paced environment with multiple changes to schedules & fluctuating priorities
    • Work is performed primarily inside an office at a desk

    Physical Requirements: Light: Lifting 0-10 lbs. X-Moderate: Lifting 0-25 lbs. Heavy: Lifting 25+ lbs.