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Construction Project Administrator

Company: Ziply Fiber
Location: Burlington
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Job Description Company Background Everyone deserves the best internet possible, and that---s the refreshingly great experience we---re creating at Ziply Fiber. We---re bringing fiber to more than one million homes and businesses across the broader Northwest. By pairing brilliantly fast internet with customer choice and control, we---re making it simple and easy for you to connect to the things that matter most to you. Ziply Fiber is based in Kirkland, Washington, providing communities across Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana with fiber internet in addition to streaming TV, privacy products, and phone service as well. Job Summary The Construction Project Administrator (CPA) role is critical to ensuring outside plant (OSP) construction work is performed to industry standards an meets requirements for cost and engineering expectations. The CPA is responsible for both inspecting the work of Ziply Fiber OSP contractors and guiding the work efforts of contract inspectors in the CPA---s region to ensure all OSP work meets cost, timeline, and quality expectations for customers. . Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Essential Duties and Responsibilities listed below are a range of duties performed by the employee and not intended to reflect all duties performed. Perform aerial and underground inspections along with audits of contractors performing inspections, corrections, and foreign pole transfers in accordance with the NESC and Ziply standards. Assign and dispatch work to contract inspectors via email or through online database applications, with the ability to assist the contract inspectors in resolving NESC or FPT complex issues. Involved in the development, trials, and implementation of new processes, process documentation, web applications, and field software involving NESC inspections and corrections, and pole transfer work. Perform training of contract personnel in the accepted aerial plant inspection and correction methods used by Ziply, as well as the associated field software applications. Issue/dispute resolution: partner with vendor team to resolve issues that arise during the construction process. Bore-throughs, tree trimming, and other complaints with citizens impacted by the fiber deployment. Serve as a Municipality liaison, working with various municipalities regarding permitting, traffic control, and other concerns regarding the overall impact of OSP work within the community. Perform invoice processing, work within project workflow databases to review and process vendor invoicing adhering to Ziply accounting guidelines Act as the first-level field approval for necessary changes found in field. Partner with Engineering and vendor team regarding potential solutions. Support Ziply Fiber values, works with team members across several disciplines including Business and Consumer, Network Services, various customer groups including homebuilders, general contractors, and sub-contractors. Perform other duties as required. Qualifications: 5 years--- experience in OSP construction and or OSP engineering College degree preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint; and proficient/comfortable with Microsoft Excel to include the development of forms, the use of internal and external hyperlinks, as well as simple functions and their structure (i.e. COUNT, COUNTIF, SUBTOTAL, SUM, etc.). Must have and maintain a valid driver---s license and satisfactory driving record. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of the NESC, OSP construction techniques, telecom industry OSP best practices, and overall maintenance of a safe job site is a must; with the ability to determine cost effective solutions to bring into compliance complex aerial cable problems. Ability to work with other team members to assure timely completion, quality work and safe working practices throughout the labor and billing cycle. Ability to learn the current Ziply construction unit coding is required in the contract inspection position. Ability and desire to continuously learn new systems and applications. Intermediate understanding of the as-built process for closing out OSP construction projects. Basic understanding of the NJUNS database and familiarity of joint use processes. Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Possess strong leadership and decision-making skills. Ability to influence others to meet project objectives. Ability to work independently and apply sound judgment and reasoning skills to a variety of situations. Ability to multi-task and collaborate effectively with other personnel to meet deadlines. Strong verbal and written communication, attention to detail, and organizational skills. Ability to work within critical deadlines. Ability to adjust to rapidly changing priorities and schedules. Ability to provide excellent customer service. Effective conflict resolution skills. Work Authorization Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the US for any employer. Sponsorship is not available for this position. Physical Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Essential and marginal functions may require maintaining physical condition necessary for bending, stooping, sitting, walking or standing for prolonged periods of time; most of time is spent sitting in a comfortable position with frequent opportunity to move about. This role involves driving up to 15%of the time within a specific region or territory and requires the ability to safely perform all functions of operating a motor vehicle. Work Environment Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to computer screens and requires extensive use of a computer, keyboard, mouse, and multi-line telephone system. The work is primarily a modern office setting. Diverse Workforce / EEO: Ziply Fiber is an equal opportunity employer. Ziply Fiber will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, and the presence of a non-job related handicap or disability or any other legally protected status. Ziply Fiber requires a pre-employment background check as conditions of employment. Ziply Fiber may require a pre employment drug screening. Ziply Fiber is a drug free workplace.

Keywords: Ziply Fiber, Bellingham , Construction Project Administrator, Professions , Burlington, Washington

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