Assistant Project Manager - Fiber Optics Division Needed

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Assistant Project Manager (APM) is responsible for assisting the Senior Project Manager (SPM) with overall fiber optics project planning and scheduling, resource allocation, project accounting and control. Providing technical direction and ensuring compliance with quality standards. The APM responsibilities include but are not limited to: Project planning, cost management, staff supervision, time management, quality management and safety management.


With direction from Senior Project Manager oversee the fiber splicing and construction projects including:

  • Review and maintain splice plans, test result, and as-builds.
  • Assist with NOC and On Call rotation.
  • Attend site walk outs with customers.
  • Assist in estimating, project scheduling and staff scheduling.
  • Attend weekly project status meetings.
  • Assist crews in troubleshooting through the use of Industry software, maps and designs.
  • Ensure that projects activities move according to predetermined schedule.
  • Assist in devising the project work plans and make revisions as needed.
  • Monitor the progress of the fiber projects on a regular basis and report regular status updates to the Senior Project Manager and customers as needed.
  • Periodic inspection of work sites.
  • Ensure project documents are complete.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • A two year associates degree in project management or related experience preferred.
  • 5-10 years of experience in the telecommunications industry with an emphasis on outside and inside plant construction.
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a project management capacity.
  • Extensive knowledge of fiber optic splicing and testing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to oversee small to midsized projects
  • Must have excellent written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Ability to work in a 365/24/7 environment.
  • Ability to fusion splice and otdr test is plus.
  • Must have extensive knowledge of fiber splicing and network testing.
  • Ability to read and understand fiber splicing designs and maps.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and find work around as needed.
  • Maintain and update project designs, maps and as-built.
  • Effective time management and logical decision-making ability.
  • Capacity to handle pressure.
  • Strong computer skills necessary, including excel, word, power point, Auto Cad, Visio, OSP Insight, Fast View, any Utility or telecommunications database software.