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at GPAC Texas in Texas (Published at 07-11-2022)


An established SW Kansas telecommunications company is seeking an Outside Plant Engineering (OSPE) Manager to join the team! This individual will be responsible for direction of personnel activities regarding CAD/GIS mapping, plant design, construction, and ensure full understanding by both employees and contract workers.


  • Manages daily activities of Outside Plant Engineering personnel by assigning work, checking quality of work, answering questions, handling personnel issues, and monitoring workflow to ensure timely completion of projects, activities and tasks.
  • Forecast, set, and monitor department and company goals.
  • Coordinate with other company departments to determine strategies for new and existing services, including implementing and overseeing such strategies in accordance with company objectives.
  • Ensure compliance with safety practices, RUS specifications, and other industry standards.
  • Oversee bid processes, budget requests, project status and internal work order completions.
  • Evaluate and approve data submissions for regulatory filings.
  • Provides direct interface with interoffice personnel, customers, and contractors.
  • Conduct business in a professional and highly motivated manner, with the ability to act in the best interest regarding our customers and the company.
  • Other job duties as assigned and/or required.
  • High School Diploma or GED required, 2-to-4-year degree is preferred
  • 5 to 10 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of RUS and industry standards for OSP engineering and construction, specifically fiber optic plant design.
  • Knowledge of plant materials and field electronic equipment.
  • Awareness of local, state, and federal construction practices and regulations.
  • Familiarity with M4/VertiGIS, AutoCAD, Esri, FME, Office products including Excel.
  • Certification in plant operations and safety precautions is preferred, but not required.
  • Sense of sound/touch.
  • Able to see colors.
  • Valid driver's license and insurable driver's record.
  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to prioritize when necessary and pay close attention to detail.
  • Accountability and ownership of all work performed.
  • Physically able to meet the demands of the job - including the ability to lift/carry up to 50 lb. loads.
  • Able to travel
  • Ability to work in close proximity to aerial electric lines and indoor electrical wiring.
  • Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her actions.
  • Active Listening - Ability to actively attend to, convey, and understand the comments and questions of others.
  • Business Acumen - Ability to grasp and understand business concepts and issues.Communication, Oral and Written - Ability to communicate effectively with others using the spoken and/or written word.
  • Customer Oriented - Ability to take care of the customer's needs while following company procedures.
  • Deductive Reasoning - Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Leadership - Ability to influence others to perform their jobs effectively and to be responsible for making decisions.
  • Negotiation Skills - Ability to reach outcomes that gain the support and acceptance of all parties.
  • Persistence - Ability to complete tasks or continue in a course of action in spite of opposition or discouragement.
  • Research Skills - Ability to design and conduct a systematic, objective, and critical investigation.
  • Responsible - Ability to be held accountable or answerable for one's conduct.
  • Relationship Building - Ability to effectively build relationships with customers and co-workers.
  • Time Management - Ability to utilize the available time to organize and complete work within given deadlines.
  • Technical Aptitude - Ability to comprehend complex technical topics and specialized information.
  • Working Under Pressure - Ability to complete assigned tasks under stressful situations.

Please submit a resume for consideration. Only those qualified applicants with a provided resume will be contacted.

If you would like to learn more about Telecommunications Opportunities please contact Phillip Holmes at [Phone number shown when applying] or [Email available when viewing the job]

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, age, color, sex (including pregnancy), religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable laws or regulations.

GPAC (Growing People and Companies) is an award-winning search firm specializing in placing quality professionals within multiple industries across the United States since 1990. We are extremely competitive, client-focused and realize that our value is in our ability to deliver the right solutions at the right time.

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