Overview

Job Title: Construction Planner I
Location: Goleta, CA – 93117
Duration: 12+ months Contract

Description:
Constructs, builds, repairs, and inspects Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks to provide voice, video, and data to residential and commercial customers. Coordinates with other utilities for permits, joint trench, pole applications, and service issues.

Construction Planner I

  • Performs field engineering of proposed projects and ensures alternative routing delivers the most cost-effective design for construction.
  • Coordinates all customer implementation activities including site walk-throughs, node placements and subcontract labor.
  • Coordinates contractor work coordinate and/or obtains permits, access, or ROW agreements where applicable, distributes design prints and other necessary working documents.
  • Negotiates and approves design or construction changes.
  • Research and reviews plan, gathers necessary data and listing material requirements for project.
  • Coordinates with public works personnel, developers, commercial customers, building owners, and utilities on joint trench projects.
  • Maintains workflow databases and updates schedules.
  • Participates in managing and estimating (revenue-delete) cost forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
  • Estimates construction costs, prepares budgets, and tracks expenses. -Participates in managing and estimating revenue forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
  • Verifies serviceability, surveys proposed service routing, and estimates material, construction, and labor costs. -Initiates customer contacts, coordinates and/or secures access or ROW agreements, completes route designs, and takes necessary steps to meet customer needs.
  • May order materials or coordinate with administrative personnel; may verify and reconcile invoices.
  • May plan and allocate fibers for splicing and activation. -May inspect construction work or coordinate inspection assignments.
  • Releases addresses as serviceable and notifies other departments of serviceability.
  • As projects are completed, perform tasks to close tasks in database/tool, reconcile assets, and generate reports to ensure proper closure of project.

Typical Training / Experience:

  • HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience
  • 0-2 years of experience in area of responsibility Dept/Org Scope & Impact – Entry level support role requiring basic skills; can perform some of the basic tasks within the function; some impact at the job or department level Problem Complexity.
  • Performs simple, routine work; Selects correct processes from clearly prescribed rules, past practices, or instruction.
  • Seeks advice and guidance on non-routine or problem areas from supervisor.
  • Any deviations from the norm are cleared by the supervisor/manager Autonomy – Under close supervision, exercises limited latitude/independent judgment.
  • Work typically involves detailed checks or close review of output by a senior co-worker and/or supervisor/manager Knowledge – Assignments require minimal knowledge.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Performs field site surveys of proposed projects and ensures alternative routing delivers the most cost-effective design for construction.
  • Coordinates all customer implementation activities including site walk-throughs, node placements and subcontract labor.
  • Coordinates contractor’s work Coordinate and/or obtains permits, access, or ROW agreements where applicable, distributes design prints and other necessary working documents. Negotiates and approves design or construction changes.
  • Research and reviews plans, gathers necessary data and listing material requirements for project.
  • Coordinates with public works personnel, developers, commercial customers, building owners, and utilities on joint trench projects.
  • Maintains workflow databases and updates schedules. Participates in managing and estimating (revenue-delete) cost forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
  • Estimates construction costs, prepares budgets, and tracks expenses.
  • Participates in managing and estimating revenue forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
  • Verifies serviceability, surveys proposed service routing, and estimates material, construction, and labor costs.
  • Initiates customer contacts, coordinates and/or secures access or Right of Way agreements, completes route designs, and takes necessary steps to meet customer needs.
  • May order materials or coordinate with administrative personnel; may verify and reconcile invoices.
  • May plan and allocate fibers for splicing and activation.
  • May inspect construction work or coordinate inspection assignments.
  • Releases addresses as serviceable and notifies other departments of serviceability.
  • As projects are completed, perform tasks to close tasks in database/tool, reconcile assets, and generate reports to ensure proper closure of project.

Qualifications:
Minimum

  • HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience
  • 2 or more year of experience preferred in related field (i.e., Technical Operations, etc.)
  • Requires strong knowledge of
  • Excellent: interpersonal, organizational, time management, and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization

Preferred

  • AS/AA or Technical Certification in related discipline strongly desired (i.e., telecommunications or Business
  • Experience in Outside Plant Overhead and Underground practices and procedures
  • Experience in Cost Estimating Outside Plant Construction projects
  • Experience in Project management
  • Familiarity or Public Right of Way, property rights and permit
  • Knowledge of right-of-way, property rights, and permit acquisition.
  • Experience in telecommunications industry desired
  • Experience Managing multiple Prime Contractors.
  • The candidate must have the following resources:
  • Transportation suitable for field work and construction sites.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 LBS when handling vault locations.
  • Approved safety equipment (i.e., hard hat, steel toed boots, safety vest, protective eye wear)

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