Communications Manager -Utility (Remote)

Altech Services, Inc.
Columbia, MD
Jan 28, 2022
Jan 30, 2022
Full Time
Company ProfileDirect Hire opportunity to join an international engineering and consulting services firm with over 50 years in the Energy, Heavy Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, and Infrastructure markets. The company is the leading provider in design engineering, process safety management (PSM) implementation, construction management, asset integrity and drones and robotics.Position SummaryThe Utilities Communication Manager will directly support projects within the UII Departments pole attachment application process and power delivery improvement process. The UII team is also responsible for analyzing requests for attachment to clients poles and network reliability improvements on clients electric distribution systems. UII staff support GIS data analytics, creation of notifications, work orders, invoicing, and financial reports utilizing enterprise resource planning software.ResponsibilitiesPlans, directs, and coordinates activities of department personnel to deliver projects on time and on budget while accomplishing the goals and objectives of the projects.Directs and/or provides technical leadership to department for engineering design and construction functions within assigned projectsUtilizes thorough understanding of National Electric Safety Code (NESC) Standards, Client Standards, State or Local Municipal Guidelines, and/or other applicable guidelines to manage team through engineering designs (Pole Replacements, Communication Space Rearrangements, Joint-Use Design) for possible joint-use or make-ready constructionManages department productivity and financial budget, regularly reports variances to internal management team to verify alignment with business planSupports leadership team with client onboarding, contract negotiations, and extended relationship development to grow company's UII businessSchedules work according to contractual agreements and assigns team personnel to appropriately meet agreement teamsResponsible for development of customer proposals, including detailed technical scope, schedule, budget, and resource management.Regularly interfaces directly with clients or contractors to verify department projects are executed in alignment with scopeCommunicate potential strategic initiatives or departmental risks to internal management teamRegularly works with internal stakeholders to validate department has necessary resources to remain productive and effectiveProvides personnel orientation/training, mentorship, coaching, and disciplinary actionCompletes quality assurance practices on team deliverables to validate highest quality product possibleConducts performance evaluations for department team membersWork is primarily office based but fieldwork may be needed throughout the engineering design, construction, and quality assurance process, with the ability to work form home, as requiredMust be willing to travel overnight or for extended periods of time, based on project assignment, estimated at 20 percent.Minimum RequirementsBachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or equivalent technical discipline with 5+ years of experience in the utility industry, engineering design, and/or project management.Demonstrated supervisory skills and proven project management experienceThorough and working knowledge of electrical distribution assets and/or communication equipment constructionExperience in managing a team working through multiple projects with competing priorities while maintain schedule and budgetAbility to negotiate and develop relationships with current and new clients or contracting partiesDemonstrated ability to develop and implement process improvements with measurable results in moving a departmental initiative forwardSuccessful candidate must have exceptional analytical and decision-making skills, the ability to communicate with all level of the organizationSkills required for this role include but are not limited to being detail-oriented, strong organization skills and excellent written as well as verbal communication skills/Ability to adapt to changing priorities while maintaining an effective teamProficient with Microsoft Office software applicationsExperience with analyzing data and preparing departmental financial reportingAbility to read and understand engineering drawing/schematicsMust have dependable transportation and a valid drivers license with insurancePreferred QualificationsMasters Degree in Engineering or Business AdministrationProfessional Engineering (PE) License and/or Project Management Professional (PMP)Knowledge or experience in utility Long Term Infrastructure Improvement Programs (LTIIP)Experience within the Joint-Use industry with understanding of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) GuidelinesDemonstrated knowledge in financial analysis and departmental budget management experience, including financial reporting and department auditingExperience in pole loading (Spida Calc, O-Calc, Pole Foreman, or Katapult) or other construction modeling software (AutoCAD) is beneficialKnowledge of industry utility or joint-use software (SPANS, NJUNS, IkeGPS) for make-ready engineering and construction is beneficialBenefitsA commitment to excellence and hard work will be rewarded with a competitive salary, careeradvancement opportunities, and an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, vision, prescription drug, 401(k), and supplemental insurance.An Equal Opportunity Employer, EEO/AA/M-F-V-D that seeks diversity among its employees. 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