Project Manager- Long Haul

Boulder, CO 80301

Employment Type: Contract To Hire Job Category: PM Job Number: 24206

Job Description


The Project Manager, Long Haul Controls is a critical member of the long haul project team responsible for overseeing construction contracts and program capital management. The Program Manager utilizes tight project controls and proactive problem solving to anticipate and mitigate issues and keep projects on time and on budget. The Program Manager maintains transparent and effective communications with stakeholders. The Program Manager reports directly to the Director, OSP Deployment.

Position/Team Responsibilities
  • Draft, review, and negotiate OSP construction contracts. Collaborate with legal teams to ensure contract terms and conditions comply with project specifications and legal standards.
  • Diligently monitor project activities to ensure compliance with contractual obligations throughout the life of each contract.
  • Evaluate and process change orders. Assess impacts to project budget, schedule and scope.
  • Support in the development of RFI/RFPs for the engineering and construction of new projects, participate in vendor selection, negotiate contract terms and issue award letters.
  • Facilitate effective communication between project stakeholders, legal teams and contractors to promptly address contractual issues. Manage and resolve any disputes that may arise.
  • Evaluate project status against the contract schedule. Issue contract notices and monitor recovery plans.  
  • Work closely with project managers to ensure project progress aligns with schedule expectations. Actively manage schedules and production forecasts through project execution.
  • Conduct regular internal audits to ensure adherence to established project tracking protocols. Monitor, document, and report on those compliance-related activities.
  • Identify and assess potential risks in contracts, propose mitigation strategies to protect the interests of the company.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records of all contract related documents, correspondence and changes.
  • Work closely with project managers to ensure contract terms align with project budgets and financial goals. Actively manage budgets and forecast spend through project execution.
  • Perform program and project level capital reporting. Lead monthly review sessions with regional leads, identifying and resolving any month over month discrepancies.
  • Collaborate with finance teams to ensure program capital forecasts are in alignment with company goals and objectives.
  • Identify opportunities for process improvement in contract and capital management, striving for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Evaluate project invoicing against progress metrics, identify and resolve any anomalies or discrepancies.
  • Develop major materials forecasts, negotiate and manage pricing and shipping schedules with suppliers.  
  • Provide program and project-level executive project reporting including regular updates to our key customers.
  • Ensure projects are delivered on time, on budget and as per construction standards. 
  • Bachelor's Degree preferred, preferably in Engineering, Construction Management or other related technical field, or equivalent work experience. Business degree/acumen a plus.
  • Minimum of 7 years in the telecommunications industry with outside plant, fiber optics, telecommunication architectures, optical transport equipment, and project management experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years of contract and capital management experience, preferably with specific long haul OSP or other large project construction experience.
  • Familiarity with all types of outside plant construction methods and best practices.
  • Working knowledge of OSP construction standards, fiber specifications and optical network design principles.
  • Understanding of different contract types and payment terms (unit rate, fixed, etc.).
  • Ability to read and interpret construction documents.
  • Familiar with all facets of OSP project management including quoting, construction and delivery.
  • Experience managing large capital projects including writing purchase requisitions and receiving/reconciling invoices.
  • Experience with NTIA (or similar) program requirements such as Davis-Bacon, BABA and EA a plus
  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated exceptional problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate technical topics clearly and effectively with both internal and external customers.
  • Business minded and able to maintain a commercial focus.
  • Proficient with Email, MS Suite (Excel, Word, etc.), G Suite (Sheets, Slides, etc.) and Google Earth.
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Excel a plus.
  • Experience with Site Tracker or other project management software a plus. 

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