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Construction Project Manager, Telecommunications

Xplornet Communications Inc.

This is a Full-time position in Scarborough, ON posted February 21, 2021.

As part of the Fibre Construction team, the Construction Project Manager, Telecommunications will be responsible for all business and contractual aspects of the project related to the design and construction of the physical plant associated with a fibre optic network.

The Fibre Construction team employs a model whereby internal, or third party, fibre optic network designs are contracted out to external construction teams to build and test.

As such, the Construction Project Manager must possess excellent people and communication skills to motivate and maintain effective lines of communication between all stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:
• Work with Fibre Planners to develop preliminary cost estimates and schedules
• Assist in Xplornet’s marketing effort where appropriate and as directed by management
• Run competitive RFP processes for the selection of fibre design and construction contractors
• Assist management in final contract negotiations and in the development of a short list of qualified contractors for future work
• Assist in negotiations with municipalities and government departments for Municipal Access Agreements and right of way usage
• Assist in contract negotiations with infrastructure owners (e.g.

pole, duct owners) for the use of their infrastructure
• Conduct contractor safety pre-qualifications as required
• Gather applicable project safety documentation and certificates of insurance prior to project start
• Ensure contract, project coding and file structure are ready prior to project start
• Ensure contractual obligations of the project are understood and met by all parties
• Plan and organize work to meet project schedule deadlines and financial objectives
• Manage Request for Information, Change Order Management process and related reporting
• Develop and implement Inspection and Test Plans (ITP)
• Review applications for progress payment and approve invoicing in a timely manner
• Track project costs and develop financial reporting
• Provide project status reporting to Program Management team
• Conduct project meetings and prepare minutes as required
• Perform field safety audits and quality inspections
• Assist with the procurement of fibre construction materials
• Consult with industry peers and stay abreast of new industry technologies and industry standards The ideal candidate will possess:
• Engineering Degree (electrical or civil), Technologist Diploma (electrical or civil), Journeyman Certificate for Communications Electrician, or equivalent experience
• Minimum 5 years of fibre optics construction management experience
• In-depth knowledge of fibre optic network construction techniques, construction equipment and fibre optic network technologies for use in both outside plant and inside plant applications
• Experience in the design and construction of FTTx networks
• Experience managing fixed price, unit price and time and materials contracting models
– understanding of advantages / disadvantages of the various models
• Proven ability to manage relationships with construction contractors, consultants and subcontractors ensuring defined / contracted responsibilities are met
• Track record of successful, on-time on-budget, project deliveries demonstrating an ability to plan, budget, schedule, resource and manage a construction project from initiation to final test and delivery
• Demonstrated ability to implement processes and best practices which improve communication and allow teams to scale
• Experienced in the implementation of construction standards and auditing contractors in their compliance of those standards
• Solid understanding of OH&S requirements with demonstrated experience in the development and application of Project Specific Safety Programs (Job Hazard Assessments, Emergency Response Plans, Safe Work Practices)
• Proven ability to break down barriers and foster collaboration across functions and teams
• Able to maintain a high level of performance under pressure in a fast-paced changing environment
• Demonstrated professional written and verbal English communication
• Excellent computer skills, particularly in the use of Google Earth software, CAD software and Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel and Project
• Willingness to travel As a condition of employment and in order to comply with industry related data security standards, this position is subject to the successful completion of a Criminal Background Check.

Details will be supplied to applicants as they move through the selection process.

Xplornet is committed to creating an accessible environment and will accommodate disabilities during the selection process.

Please let your recruiter know during the selection process of any accommodation needs.

Company Overview: Headquartered in Woodstock, New Brunswick, Xplornet Communications Inc.

is one of Canada’s leading broadband service providers.

For over a decade, Xplornet has been providing innovative broadband solutions to rural customers at work, home and play across Canada.

Today, Xplornet offers voice and data communication services through its unique wireless and satellite network that connects Canadians to what matters.