Construction Manager

Clearance Level
Portland, Oregon

REQ#: RQ136026

Travel Required: 50-75%
Requisition Type: Regular

This position reports to a Project Manager or Market Lead, and is responsible for a subset of construction activities related to wireless projects within a geographic market or region.  These projects typically involve turn-key site development services to build or modify wireless networks. 

Position Responsibilities:

  • Achieve measurable results and report against financial and non-financial performance metrics related to various construction activities
    • Metrics typically include:  schedule adherence, budget adherence, quality, and employee development
    • This position will typically manage 200-300 sites annually, depending on the project
  • Assist the Market Lead in hiring, developing, and leading a team of construction field personnel and sub-contractors
    • Construction teams will typically consist of 5-10 personnel
    • Coach and mentor subordinates and assist the Project Team to establish project plans, set project goals, evaluate the performance of the project team and make adjustments as needed
  • Serve as the primary internal manager for all assigned construction activities
    • Be a subject matter expert on all facets of the site construction process
    • Understand internal and external expectations related to schedule, cost, & quality
    • Drive the construction team and sub-contractors to meet these objectives
    • Maintain an accurate status of all construction activities at all times and be able to communicate the status through reports, e-mails, meetings, conference calls, etc…
    • Ensure the project scope is clearly defined and understood by all internal and external construction personnel to avoid scope creep and minimize changes
  • Establish and maintain a pool of qualified sub-contractors
    • Ensure sufficient sub-contractor resources are available at all times to meet build plan objectives
    • Manage sub-contractor scope issues, quality issues, and change control processes

Qualified candidates must be able to demonstrate significant expertise and/or experience related to large-scale wireless program deployments in a leadership capacity.

Areas of emphasis include:

  • Construction Project Planning, Internal & External Resource Planning and Leadership
  • Scope Development and Understanding of Construction Processes
  • Strong Negotiation Skills with Sub-Contractors
  • Basic Understanding of Project Budgeting and Cost Accounting Methodologies
  • Experience Leading a Team of Construction Field Personnel
  • Intimate Knowledge of Wireless Construction Methodologies and Processes within the Market
  • Risk Management / Mitigation and Creative Problem Solving Skills
  • Assisting Program as a license holder in multiple markets as well as applying for new areas to help program expansion
  • Extensive Experience with Network Upgrades and/or Overlays:  CDMA, GSM, UMTS, LTE, WiMax, Generator Installations

Desire at least 5+ years of construction management experience in the telecommunications field.  Master Electrician certification/license required.  Associate or Bachelor’s degree and/or PMP Certification is a plus.

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