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Director, Outside Plant Construction

Cox Communications Inc | San Diego CA 92105 USA | Part Time | Posted: 07/16/2019

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The Director, Outside Plant Construction will be responsible for managing Network Construction Upgrade activities related to NT2.0. This role will be responsible for working in a matrixed environment and ensure compliance to national and regional specific construction standards and practices. 
The Director must establish consistent work flow activities to ensure Upgrade construction practices are repeatable and scalable to support high volumes.  This position will also play a critical role in aligning with Supply Chain and managing and directing Labor Vendors in-order to meet the demand to support Network Upgrade activities. Responsible for directing and overseeing all Construction and field engineering activities in support of Node + 0, Node Split and FTTP builds. Manages budgets and Contract Labor engagements for upgrade construction efforts. Monitors the Design, Coax Construction, Fiber Construction, Restoration, Utility Relations and Project Management. Provides leadership and direction to market upgrade teams. Contributes to the development of the Regional Upgrade strategy. Interprets business strategy and develops organizational objectives to align with this strategy. Typically manages multiple cross functional construction support teams. Ensures appropriate resources to achieve financial and business objectives.  Drives results and promotes inclusion and diversity. Responsible for large scale deployment (construction), activity and test-turn up of networks.  Manages multiple large-scale projects throughout the Region simultaneously. Create, monitor and maintain production and financial components of projects. Excellent Excel and PowerPoint skills.  Must have solid understanding of current HFC and Optical design theories.  Provide regular status updates to both National and Regional Sr Leadership. Collaborates with Corporate Program and Project teams to ensure alignment and compliance to Financial and Network Construction Architectural standards.   Oversees all projects within the Region and ensures all projects meet or exceed minimum specification to Cox Construction Policy, FCC Technical Standards, NEC, OSHA, NESC, State, County and/or City, and all other applicable agencies. Develops and ensures the execution of overall strategies that support both residential and commercial initiatives.  Directs and evaluates the work of multiple professional teams.  Evaluates current practices and procedures and seeks opportunities for improvement. Ensures training is provided for various levels of professionals. - Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters of significance.
This role must also be an effective manager & communicator, with ability to identify opportunities, build consensus in a matrix environment, successfully deploy process improvements, ability to build organizational networks, and foster an environment of trust.

•Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and enhance the customer experience
•Develops and manages projects/programs for the Outside Plant Construction organization as directed
•Partners with Designers, Engineering, Planners, etc. across the Outside Plant organization to enable and support all necessary initiatives as needed
•Responsible for implementing and adhering to best practice/standards identified within each region and ensuring compliance
•Evaluate existing processes and recommend improvements for efficiency gains
•Evaluates and consults as needed with all levels of leadership regarding technical operations, strategic planning and new process development and deployment
•Directs quality control programs for construction operations and consistent operational procedures as needed
•Defines and implements process and procedures for new construction delivery activities as well as support BAU activities
•Supports the capital budget process, executes approved budget plan
•Interface with Workforce Management teams and leadership to improve fulfillment and service delivery as needed
•Leads and participates in succession planning
•Performs other duties and operational support as assigned



•Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
•Ability to draft, maintain and execute large cross-functional programs
•Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under pressure
•Ability to supervise and motivate others
•Delivery role in Technology (ideally across multiple disciplines) with strategy and planning background required
•Prior technology leadership experience required
•Proven track record of developing teams cross-functionally
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Proven ability to work effectively with senior Technology executives and Business leaders
•Seasoned interpersonal and leadership skills required to drive influence
•Ability to drive synergies from diverse teams

Preferred Qualifications:

•Green Belt certified

Work Related Experience:

•8+ years of CATV / Broadband construction experience
•5+ years of technical management experience 
•5+ years of project management experience
•5+ years in a technical role


BS/BA in related discipline required or equivalent experience

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations:  Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services.  Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility.  Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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Location San Diego, CA, 92105, United States
Categories Building Construction/Skilled Trades

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