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Manager, Outside Plant, Design and Implementation - Hargray Communications in Bluffton, SC at Hargray

Date Posted: 3/6/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Hargray’ s Mission – To Envision and deliver customer delight


General Description of Position:


Responsible for overseeing and leading the planning, design and quality control of all facets of the physical GPON network infrastructure in conjunction with our design, construction, and locate contractors.  Responsible for design and cost estimates pertaining to fiber over-build of Hargray’s OSP facilities. Coordinates Project Managers to ensure efficient and timely construction of network facilities.


Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Leads the planning and design of all OSP design work for overbuilding projects
  • Assigns service orders that require OSP design to appropriate contractor
  • Ensures coordination of hardware/software ordering, and equipment installations with contractors
  • Ensures accurate record keeping/creation and transfer of records to Hargray BAU departments
  • Tracks projects and call-ups thru OSP process to ensure completion by FOC date
  • Assists contractors with complex designs and resolve issues with projects
  • Coordinates splicing diagrams to construction contractors for fiber platforms
  • Evaluates new OSP products and designs for possible implementation
  • Initiates OSP call-ups for construction and coordinate with Project Managers
  • Uses CAD/AM/FM design software to produce fiber designs and bill of materials
  • Works with network engineers to incorporate network elements
  • Oversees and leads the preparation of detailed drawings, cost estimates and material requirements for planned installation of OSP facilities and manages the quality of all contractor estimates
  • Works with BAU teams to prepare methods and procedures for cutover on new or rearranged plant facilities
  • Manages quality control processes and standards for OSP, in-home installs, and Central Office work
  • Ensures information transfer and accuracy of records in Hargray internal IS/IT systems
  • Management of materials and delivery of such from Hargray inventory partners
  • Provides current new development land base and notifies mapping technicians when all changes are complete
  • Communicates with and coordinates OSP contractors to ensure on-time delivery while ensuring highest quality construction
  • Performs other related duties as assigned to ensure the effective operation of the department.

Job Requirements


Qualifications & Minimum Requirements:


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 5+ years management experience
  • Prior experience as OSP Design Engineer or 5+ years OSP experience in cable construction and maintenance
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of communications distribution networks on fiber, copper, and HFC platforms
  • Solid knowledge in OSP construction methods and practices as set by RUS, Telecordia, and BICSI
  • Knowledgeable in basic electrical theory
  • Experience in Microstation CADD software
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software including Visio, Excel, and Word

EOE/ Disability