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Outside Plant Engineering Manager Full-time

at GPAC Kansas in Kansas (Published at 08-11-2022)


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. It is essential to ensure that the employees and contractors working

under this OSPE manager understand specifications of the job, safety procedures, installation and

maintenance of equipment. Viability of plant components, field electronics, and digital mapping

software will need to be evaluated. The OSPE Manager will also work cross-functionally to review

design, capital and operating budgets, regulatory filings, and project status updates.


 Manage 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


 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.

 Provide 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 they are 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.

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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