Telecom Field Technician/Construction Planner I
Role Summary for the Telecom Field Technician/Construction Planner I
As a Construction Planner, you will be a pivotal member of an exciting high energy team. The Construction Planner plans, coordinates, constructs, builds, repairs, and inspects Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks to provide voice, video, and data to residential and commercial customers. Coordinates with other utilities for permits, joint trench, pole applications, and service issues.
Responsibilities of the Telecom Field Technician/Construction Planner I
- Performs field engineering of proposed projects and ensures alternative routing delivers the most cost-effective design for construction.
- Coordinates all customer implementation activities including site walk-throughs, node placements and subcontract labor.
- Coordinates contractor work, coordinate and/or obtains permits, access, or ROW agreements where applicable, distributes design prints and other necessary working documents. Negotiates and approves design or construction changes.
- Researches and reviews plans, gathers necessary data and listing material requirements for project.
- Coordinates with public works personnel, developers, commercial customers, building owners, and utilities on joint trench projects.
- Maintains workflow databases and updates schedules. Participates in managing and estimating (revenue) cost forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
- Estimates construction costs, prepares budgets, and tracks expenses.
- Participates in managing and estimating revenue forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
- Verifies serviceability, surveys proposed service routing, and estimates material, construction, and labor costs.
- Initiates customer contacts, coordinates and/or secures access or ROW agreements, completes route designs, and takes necessary steps to meet customer needs.
- May order materials or coordinate with administrative personnel; may verify and reconcile invoices.
- May plan and allocate fibers for splicing and activation.
- May inspect construction work or coordinate inspection assignments.
- Releases addresses as serviceable and notifies other departments of serviceability.
- As projects are completed, perform tasks to close tasks in database/tool, reconcile assets, and generate reports to ensure proper closure of project.
Qualifications for the Telecom Field Technician/Construction Planner I
- HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience
- Minimum 1 or more year of experience in related field (ie.Construction Planning or Network Operations) with a Telecommunications company
- Valid Drivers’ License and reliable transportation
- Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks and/or to meet deadlines.
- Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization. Strong written and verbal skills.
- Must be self-motivated and enjoy a challenging fast paced work environment.
- Familiarity with Workflow And Task Tracking Systems (WATTS)
- AS/AA or Technical Certification in related discipline desired
- Basic knowledge of the HFC and Fiber Plant to include: understanding of the telecom infrastructure, how service is provided; fiber to node; power supply and trunk knowledge
- Knowledge of Window based applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote)
- Experience in telecommunications industry desired.
- Familiarity / Exposure to reading civil engineering maps.
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