VP, Underground Construction
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Reporting directly to the SVP, Field Operations Engineering, the
VP, Underground Construction is responsible for providing
leadership and building an organization to construct underground
conduit infrastructure to support FTTH architecture in multiple
states for rural broadband expansion. This position is responsible
to hire, develop and build an initial team of 50, and grow the team
expected to double/triple in size as a result of productivity and
success. Responsible for defining standards for construction
methods, quality control, production, equipment specifications,
facilities, and yards to support the new organization. This role
will work closely with Corporate Design, Field Ops Construction,
Plant Regulatory Strategy & Deployment, Legal, Government Affairs,
Procurement, Customer Operations, Marketing and Corporate
Leadership to plan/execute the construction projects and
organization. In addition, this position will work closely with
Field Operations Region leadership to ensure alignment with
construction project plans/schedules and activation.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Establish and develop a productive underground construction
organization to build underground conduit to support FTTH
architectures in rural areas in multiple states.
Establish underground construction practices, methods and
procedures and ensure they are documented and adhered to in the
Responsible to ensure compliance with all underground construction
and design standards.
Establish and ensure all projects are managed consistently using
standard project management planning/scheduling documents, and
Create underground production models, standards and daily tracking
of crew production.
Identify engineering/construction opportunities and promote change
and initiate strategies.
Create and enforce all quality control programs for underground
construction and ensure they are consistent with corporate
construction/design standards and minimize damages to local
utilities and infrastructure.
Develop plan to secure all permits and create templates for
underground detail drawings to be used for permits, crews,
utilities, federal, state, and local agencies.
Develop and maintain strong working relations with local utilities,
vendors, contractors and government agencies.
Ensure all as-builts are completed and submitted accurately and
Minimize impact to BAU operations in the region.
Ensure adherence to company safety standards and that all field
work meets all state and federal safety requirements.
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and
enhance the customer experience.
Work with Business Planning to develop budgets and forecast
planning for the construction organization and managing expenses
for all construction projects.
Manage underground construction capital and make sound investment
recommendations and decisions.
Oversight of the change management approval process for underground
Perform other duties as requested.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write, speak and understand English
Advanced Knowledge of underground construction as it relates to
FTTH and HFC networks
Advanced knowledge of underground construction equipment and
Advanced knowledge of underground construction quality control
practices to minimize damages
Ability to communicate in a clear, straight-forward, and
Knowledge of company products and services
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks in multiple
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under
Ability to hire, develop, supervise and motivate team
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
Knowledge of all FCC compliance reports and other rules and
Comprehensive understanding of applicable local and state rules and
Comprehensive understanding of OSHA rules and regulations, both
federal and state
Comprehensive understanding of underground power & telecom
Knowledge of Digital Transmission
Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations
Knowledge of Fiber Optic theory
Knowledge of National Electric Code, National Electric Safety
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Construction Management or
related field, or equivalent experience
SCTE/BCTE certification or equivalent
Industry and vendor specific certifications and training
Related Work Experience Number of Years
Underground construction/engineering management experience 15+
Experience with underground construction project management 10+
Demonstrated exceptional leadership skills 10+
Office environment (40%) and Field (60%)
Exposure to moderate noise levels
Travel as required
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