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Project Manager, Network Operations

Company: Mercury Broadband
Location: Topeka
Posted on: June 23, 2022

Job Description:

Organization: Mercury Broadband is a leading provider of high-speed Internet and digital phone service. The Company was founded in Topeka, KS, after recognizing a need for Broadband Internet access in rural America. A hybrid approach to serving these "last-mile" customers was developed by extending high-capacity fiberoptic networks with the range, reliability, and flexibility of carrier-class wireless technologies. Today Mercury Broadband's rapidly expanding network is headquartered in Kansas City and provides Internet access to communities throughout five states across the Midwest.

Position Summary: The Project Manager (PM) position at Mercury Broadband assists in planning, implementing, and executing deployment plans and tower build strategies. This individual will serve a wide range of company needs; accelerate productivity and company profits through support and recommendations. The position is primarily accountable for the organization, planning and deployment of company expansion plans, and executing plans for awarded project funding and the requirements and timelines. The primary role of the PM is to act as the single point of contact for all construction project requirements and deliverables in your market. The PM's role involves working with RF data sheets, construction drawings, notes, and various other build requirements. In addition, PMs ensure the accuracy of materials, labor, and overall costs to ensure Mercury Broadband's gross margins and direct project costs (DPCs) are met. The PM reports to the Director of Project Management.

Location: Topeka, Kansas
Position Type: Full-Time
Compensation: Competitive Pay
Benefits: Health, Vision, Basic Dental & Life Insurance, STD, LTD, 401k, Paid Time Off, Paid Training
Key Responsibilities:

  • Creating long and short-term plans, including setting targets for milestones, adhering to deadlines, and allocating resources
  • Delegating tasks on the project to employees best positioned to complete them
  • Identifying and managing potential risks and liabilities of multiple projects
  • Making effective decisions when presented with multiple options for how to progress with the project
  • Serving as a point of contact for teams when multiple units are assigned to the same project to ensure team actions remain in synergy
  • Performing quality control on the project throughout development to maintain the standards expected
  • Adjusting schedules and targets on the project as needed
  • Directing and overseeing land/building acquisitions, leasing, and site locations required for telecommunications installations
  • Preparation of landlord and tower company applications
  • Oversee the completion of zoning and permit applications for submittal to jurisdictions and coordinate the zoning process with outside counsel and vendors
  • Work directly with Director of Project Management and assist in all aspects of various projects
  • Quality control, data entry, and tracking of site candidate packages, lease agreements, and other site acquisition documentation
  • Manage the coordination, scheduling, and tracking of site visits and technical team visits with various departments
  • Obtain landlord approval on construction drawings and zoning/permit applications
  • Prepare and update site status reports/databases, site close-out packages, and attend meetings as required
  • Travel to other markets as needed; air travel will be required
    Skills and Requirements:
    • Proven leadership skills
    • Cost and risk management skills
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal and negotiation skills
    • Interpersonal skills
    • Ability to make important decisions under pressure
    • Problem-solving skills
    • Ability to delegate effectively
    • A strong communicator and a great listener, enabling you to interact effectively with internal teams and clients
    • A team player in the truest sense, with an ability to work with partners across different time zones
    • A work ethic to drive projects and tasks to finish on time, overcoming any obstacles along the way
    • The expertise to solve problems, drawing on your experience and using existing resources
    • A desire to take the initiative, seizing opportunities when you see them
    • 4+ years telecom construction industry experience
    • High level understanding of equipment, methodology, processes, and terminology as it relates to telecom construction requirements
    • 4+ years hands-on experience with managing large application projects
    • 4+ years of backbone infrastructure components including LTE or microwave, MPLS, DWDM and Fiber
    • Experience that includes but is not limited to FCC requirements, spectrum requirements, licensed microwave requirements, tower site build requirements
      Education Requirements:
      Mercury Broadband is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Mercury is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request accommodation, please contact the Human Resources Department.

Keywords: Mercury Broadband, Topeka , Project Manager, Network Operations, Executive , Topeka, Kansas

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