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Wireless Project Manager/Field out Manager

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Requisition Number: 8-11152009
Job Title: Wireless Project Manager/Field out Manager
Position Type: Full-time Regular
Business Unit Area/
Functional Area:
Engineering
Country: US 
State/Province: Florida
City: Winter Haven/Tampa
Relocation Approved: NO
 

Only FastNet is seeking experienced Engineering Project Managers in various locations across the US. This position will
develop strategies to effectively design, project manage, and deploy Only FastNet’s microwave backhaul network in multiple metropolitan markets, as well as lead complex RF engineering projects in various markets. The ideal candidate will be responsible for coordinating the activities of microwave aggregation points, microwave deployment, RF optimization projects, and equipment logistics support across a large geographical area.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead multiple teams across a large geographical area
  • Project management, schedule tracking, milestone management of microwave backhaul network designs that maximize capacity and performance objectives
  • Provide detailed reporting and tracking of RF and microwave equipment for multiple markets
  • Develop and track project objectives, resource loading, and timelines across multiple markets
  • Interface with multiple teams to drive the resolution of site and POP related backhaul issues. This would include: antenna placement issues; changes in antenna quantities; resolving zoning or easement concerns; and facilitating the resolution of other related issues, equipment logistics, and RF optimization
  • Manage multi-million dollar budgets for specified geographic areas and forecast capital spending for assigned projects while managing progress against defined objectives
  • Develop continuous improvement initiatives and oversee process improvement teams
  • Engage, foster and manage out-sourced vendors in the, as needed, in support of backhaul; network designs in new markets
  • Communicate project status to the executive leadership team including risk assessments and mitigation plans
  • Work effectively as part of a leadership team to ensure that design and deployment objectives, and timelines are met
  • Plan and manage the market optimization process from commissioning to market launch
  • Work closely with sales organization to plan and prioritize ongoing market expansion post-launch

Qualifications:

  • 7+ years of engineering project management experience with microwave network design required.
  • Previous management/project management/supervisory experience (with at least 3-5 direct reports) preferred
  • Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering preferred, Masters or higher degrees an asset
  • Demonstrated expertise in managing full life-cycle wireless deployments
  • Strong engineering project management knowledge and analytical skills
  • Well developed understanding of site deployment issues such as: leasing challenges; zoning/permitting requirements and timelines; easements and rights-of-way; tower/monopole structural analysis; and other similar challenges
  • Strong working knowledge of wireless planning, design and deployment processes
  • Knowledge and experience using real estate /site databases, project management software, and MS Office applications.
  • Excellent communications, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to lead remote initiatives supervising multiple people, projects, and environments
  • Flexible person with the ability to manage stressful situations and adapt to changing environments.
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