Project Manager - Telecom/FTTH Job at Atlantic Engineering Group, Columbus, IN

  • Atlantic Engineering Group
  • Columbus, IN

Job Description

Company Description

We are a family of privately held engineering and construction companies that specialize in Power, Utility, and Telecommunication infrastructure deployments throughout the country. We operate under a full-service model emphasizing integrity, quality, strong work ethic, and client satisfaction by delivering projects on time and on budget. Working with us means working with a group of people that continuously set high standards of excellence: Our employees are recognized for their expertise and dedication, our leaders are innovative and inspiring, and our work environment is safe, professional, and fun. Join our team!

This role is located in Bloomington or Columbus, Indiana, must live in the area or be willing to relocate.

Position Overview

The Project Manager provides project leadership for FTTH projects with an emphasis on aerial and underground construction throughout the USA. This position is accountable for all aspects of a project’s success, from the initial planning stages to the execution and completion of the project while exceeding our customers’ expectations. The project manager is the single point of contact who manages the deployment, execution, and closeout of a variety of the assigned project. This position collaborates with upper management in the planning and execution of the job, supervises the construction and administration of the project, interfaces with the client and the clients' representatives, and reports to the SVP of Operations or Program Manager (for larger clients).

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as the single point of contact to lead the FTTH project and manage the deployment, execution, and closeout of projects in rural, residential, and metropolitan areas
  • Lead a team of in-house crews and subcontractors
  • Manage the project budget, milestones, timelines, scope of work (SOW) definition, innovation, communication, resources, risks, customer satisfaction, vehicle maintenance, and life cycle of the project with careful attention to profit, loss, and timelines/deadlines
  • Using project metrics and trends accurately and consistently forecast future production, costs, timelines, and potential obstacles to the project
  • Identify and develop cost containment and cost savings measures that increase profitability and reduce, eliminate or compensate for potential project losses. These measures must be consistent with our Core Values and mission and must not diminish our standards of performance or the quality of our work
  • Consistently and accurately report project metrics including production, financial, and timeline to SVP of Operations, Program Manager (if applicable), and Executive Team providing project and client insights with a solutions orientation and can-do attitude
  • Track, review, and approve in-house and subcontractor daily production reports, create and manage progressive project documentation
  • Perform onsite surveys and coordinate field meetings to ensure projects meet the delivery & commitment dates identified
  • Meet with clients to review project scope, set expectations, and ensure positive communication is maintained
  • Sufficiently meet contract agreements, monitoring scope of work, change orders, and material procurement needs
  • Ensure safety and quality control policies, practices, and expectations are met on a daily basis
  • Utilizes public safety and security knowledge including relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions
  • Manage relationships with customers, city officials, jurisdictional authorities, utility representatives, and the general public
  • Other projects or duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or related field preferred, PMP Certified Preferred
  • Minimum of 15 years of FTTH/telecommunication construction experience with a minimum of 10 years as a project/construction manager with similar duties and responsibilities
  • Ability to interrelate and communicate effectively with personnel at all levels of development activity
  • Solution-focused and deadline-oriented with the ability to anticipate problems and master details
  • Must be able to analyze, comprehend and present complex information in various forms
  • Must possess good computer skills with working knowledge of MS Office, Google Suite (including Earth), DWG drawings, and Project Management Software
  • Experience managing large projects with various resources including subcontractors, in-house, local, and out-of-state subs/employees
  • Proven experience in managing multiple disciplines of construction activities including splicing, directional drilling, aerial construction, micro trench, etc.
  • Proven ability to coach, develop, and promote high-quality talent
  • Experience in project schedules, cost engineering, budgeting, forecasting costs, status reports, procurement, and negotiation with subcontractors and material vendors required
  • Management experience in driving in-house crews and subcontractor performance
  • Ability to read, interpret, and extrapolate construction/engineering drawings, records, route maps, specifications, scopes of work, testing/QC, and auditing projects for compliance to SOW and contractual obligations
  • Advanced knowledge of public rights of way and deployments to include maintenance of traffic (MOT)
  • Possess a ‘Safety First’ attitude and strict adherence to safety procedures
  • Display a professional and courteous attitude toward coworkers, supervisors, clients, regulatory agencies, and the general public at all times
  • Building and construction knowledge of materials, methods, and tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways or roads
  • Mechanical knowledge of machines and tools, including design, use, repair, and maintenance
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and is expected to drive as required to assigned projects to ensure on-time and on-budget project delivery
  • Must be able to work some weekends and evenings when needed
  • Ability to travel up to 100%

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer, driving a vehicle, and/or standing
  • Must be able to work in a non-climate-controlled environment, work in inclement weather
  • Must be able to perform physical activities that require considerable and sustained use of your arms, legs, and moving your entire body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, sitting, standing, lifting/handling of materials up to 75lbs, and safely negotiating a construction site
  • Must be able to wear required personal protective equipment

All candidates interested in employment with Atlantic Engineering Group, LLC must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Atlantic Engineering Group, LLC does not offer sponsorships for current or future employment visas (e.g., H-B1 employment visa).

Atlantic Engineering Group, LLC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Job Tags

Full time, Contract work, For subcontractor, Local area, Relocation, Weekend work, Afternoon shift,

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