Wireline (OSP/ISP) Department Manager
Date published: 8-Feb-2018
Opportunity: Experienced Hire
Business Line: Telecom
Business Plan: ENS
The Telecommunications Division delivers telecommunication infrastructure solutions to utilities, local and state government agencies and the commercial wireless industry. Through a unique combination of experience, expert resources and innovative solutions, Black & Veatch supports the entire range of both legacy and emerging technologies used in today’s wireless and wireline networks, voice, video, Internet and data systems and utility automation.
Black & Veatch has an opening for a Wireline Engineering Department Manager/Supervisor in our Overland Park, KS office. Functions as a technical specialist on Outside Plant (OSP) & Inside Plant (ISP) projects. Independently develops and applies advanced engineering techniques, concepts and approaches to unique engineering problems as they relate to Fiber design. Provide technical and execution guidance over Wireline Engineering staff on projects of varying complexity. May be responsible for developing, validating, and presenting specialist/technical output.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
•Telecommunications professional and must be capable of engineering supervision for routine and specific OSP/ISP fiber design, distribution, feeder and drops to commercial and residential customers.
•Ideal candidates will be experienced in OSP design of copper and fiber optic facilities, in aerial, underground and direct-buried applications.
•Thorough understanding of aerial construction, including span lengths, pole loading, anchoring, guying, and attachment heights, as well as familiarity with joint us
• Engineering Standards: Proactively provides guidance and direction on department design guides, standards, systems, applicable engineering codes and B&V policies. Provides technical guidance to others regarding projects and disciplines.
• Quality/Continuous Improvement: Independently applies knowledge and ensures compliance with B&V quality program. Provides guidance and direction to others. Supports continuous improvement and change management efforts.
• Engineering Production: Prepares a variety of complex engineering deliverables for multiple or mega projects. Performs complex research and develops recommendations for equipment and/or materials selection. Oversees collection, assimilation, and management of data for OSP engineering work. Prepares complex engineering calculations following standard methods and principles. Manages assigned budget, schedule, and quality requirements. Develops and applies advanced engineering solutions to complex problems. Reviews lower level engineer work or assignments. Is responsible for one or more of the following: leading large production teams, coordinating multiple discipline activity, and serving as the responsible charge for projects
• Project Coordination: Actively coordinates with all other internal/external team members on complex projects. Typically responsible for defining project schedules for single discipline or may have responsibility for multiple disciplines.
•Client Focus: Responsible for assisting with identification of key client interests and drivers on moderately complex projects and may determine the key clients in some instances. Communicates client interests and drivers to project team members and develops approaches to accommodate these concerns in the performance of the work on moderately complex projects. Typically provides support to business development.
• Knowledge Sharing, Innovation and Technology: Serves as an OSP technical specialist and has knowledge and skill set to provide consultation and guidance to project teams in the OSP area. Typically supports multiple projects on the complex technical challenges. Actively fosters knowledge management and provides mentoring.
• People Management- (supervision, career development, training, mentoring): Typically, assists with performance management process, mentoring, recognition, and any corrective actions required. May participate in career planning, learning and development.
• Resource Management- (budgets, tools, processes, project support): Implements resource management strategy. Assists in review and selection of new staff. Manages engineering resources for groups of a single discipline. Resolves resource conflicts and identifies training needs.
• Administrative: Administrative responsibilities may include office administration. Ensures policies, procedures, and processes are effectively implemented and communicated for workgroup. Ensures adherence to corporate and division programs.
All applicants must be able to complete pre-employment onboarding requirements (if selected) which may include any/all of the following: criminal/civil background check, drug screen, and motor vehicle records search, in compliance with any applicable laws and regulations.
Preferred Job Qualifications:
• Typically a minimum of 10 years related work experience.
• Bachelor's degree in engineering technology or sciences preferred or any other degree, specialized training, or experience, that makes the individual uniquely qualified to perform the job responsibilities.
• Industry recognized credentials preferred as needed.
• Ideal candidates will be experienced in OSP/ISP design of copper and fiber optic facilities, in aerial, underground and direct-buried applications.
• Thorough understanding of aerial construction, including span lengths, pole loading, anchoring, guying, and attachment heights, as well as familiarity with joint use regulations are all a plus.
• Strong understanding of OSP/ISP codes, standards, best-practices and methods
• Prior Management / Supervisory responsibilities
Preferred Non-Technical Competencies:
• Written Communications • Drive For Results • Decision Quality • Priority Setting • Planning • Delegation • Directing Others • Conflict Management • Informing • Listening • Dealing with Ambiguity • Customer Focus • Building Effective Teams • Supervisor Competencies Preferred Technical Competencies:
• Advanced knowledge of engineering design principles and applicable design guides and standards related to assigned engineering discipline
• Advanced knowledge of other disciplines
• Advanced ability to interpret engineering deliverable content as assigned
• Intermediate industry knowledge and technology trends
• Intermediate knowledge of company quality program
• Intermediate knowledge of construction & constructability practices & principles
• Intermediate knowledge of procurement & contract administration
• Working knowledge of process, procedures for project controls and estimating
• Advanced knowledge of technical aspects of the proposal process
• Intermediate business & financial acumen
• Intermediate knowledge of company/division/HR programs, policies, procedures, and organization structure
• Intermediate knowledge of management techniques & administrative practices