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Construction Manager – OSP

Construction Manager – OSP

Location: Chicago/Oak Brook,IL     Department: Engineering, Operations

Job Number: DR-12409

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Job Summary:

The Outside Plant Construction Manager (OSP CM) is responsible for everything that happens and fails to happen within the pre-construction, construction and splicing phases of an overall projects relating to Installation of Fiber Optic Networks and Fiber to the Tower.  The CM is responsible for hitting pre-construction and construction due date, interval, budget, quality and safety objectives. The overall OSP CM goals are to deliver projects on time, on interval, on budget and in compliance with all build quality and safety standards.   The primary difference between the CM and PM is that the CM spends more of his/her time working the pre-construction and construction phases of a project and less tracking and reporting.  The PM spends more time managing the end to end project including tracking, reporting and forecasting.

Essential Duties & Responsibilites:

Core duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
• Manage the pre-construction and construction phases of the OSP project – deliver on time, on budget, within quality and safety standards.
• Resolve OSP roadblocks.
• Manage third party pre-construction and construction suppliers.
• Supervise construction crews.
• Participate in project meetings and effectively support the overall project effort.
• Manage and meet pre-construction and construction schedules, intervals and due dates.
• Meet project budgets.
• Inspect and assure construction work quality and crew safety.
• Manage, document and record construction field changes.
• Verify supplier invoices match the work actually performed in the field and ensure that all contractual specifications are met


• Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
• Minimum of 7 years in the telecommunications industry with outside plant, fiber optics, telecommunication architectures, optical transport equipment, and project management experience.     Must be conversant/have working knowledge of structured cabling, routing, switching, and IP protocols.
• Must have 4 years familiarity with all types of outside plant construction and experience managing large capital projects.
• Familiar with Email,  MS Excel, Word, Google Earth and AutoCad.
• Must be able to manage multiple aggressive RFP and design construction schedules and responses.
• Proficiency with Word, Excel, Power Point, Visio, AutoCAD Viewers software.
• Must be able to understand and read construction documents.
• Familiar with all facets of OSP management, including quoting, construction and delivery.
• Some local travel required.

•Proven negotiation skills.

• Business minded and able to maintain a commercial focus.

  • Full ability and willingness to pull on call duty when assigned, as dictated by the needs of the business


Zayo is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Zayo does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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