This position is responsible for general oversight of the Construction Department, staff and projects. Under the guidance of the Operations Manager, the Construction Project Manager (CPM) provides direction and recommendations for all aspects of the department; including budgetary items, salary reviews, staffing levels and performance correction. The CPM is expected to ensure the overall functions of the department are performed correctly, according to specifications, regulations, and in the safest and most efficient manner.

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGER

NOTE: These statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list. In addition, they do not establish an employment contract, as employment with Sierra Tel is always at-will.

COMPANY: Sierra Telephone
DEPARTMENT: Construction
FLSA STATUS: Exempt
REPORTS TO: Operations Manager
LOCATION: Oakhurst
DEADLINE: Open until filled
HOURS: Regular office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Hours may vary.  This position may be required to work overtime including weekends and evenings as needed.
NUMBER OF POSITIONS TO BE FILLED: One

GENERAL SUMMARY

This position is responsible for general oversight of the Construction Department, staff and projects.  Under the guidance of the Operations Manager, the Construction Project Manager (CPM) provides direction and recommendations for all aspects of the department; including budgetary items, salary reviews, staffing levels and performance correction.  The CPM is expected to ensure the overall functions of the department are performed correctly, according to specifications, regulations, and in the safest and most efficient manner.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Oversee construction projects from beginning to end.
  • Manage the budget and estimate costs.
  • Keep apprised of crew’s work time to promote efficiency; scrutinize costs and productivity.
  • Ensure supplies and equipment are ordered and delivered according to schedule.
  • Train and support the Construction Supervisor to help develop the skills of the crew through continued training and activities related to current and future jobs.
  • Participate with and advise Operations Manager in job planning meetings.
  • Interact directly and professionally with customers, colleagues, and outside agency representatives. Must have the ability to work through customer complaints in the best interest of the company while simultaneously resolving the issue with the utmost satisfaction.
  • Be an active part of the Outside Plant management team to promote cross-departmental relations and work processes.
  • Responsible for the supervision of construction assignments to RUS (Rural Utilities Service) standards. Therefore, must demonstrate a sound knowledge of RUS practices, procedures, and nomenclature.
  • Manage Supervisor and department staff keeping the Operations Manager apprised:
    • Interview and hire department staff according to Company procedures
    • Provide performance feedback to department staff
    • Mentor and coach staff
    • Address and resolve departmental and personnel issues
    • Ensure schedule work hours, break and meal periods, and time off are in accordance with Company procedures and California’s labor law
    • Recommend salary and disciplinary actions
    • Process and approve timesheets
    • Update and maintain the department’s job descriptions
    • Facilitate a positive working environment for the staff
  • Regular and predictable on-site attendance is an essential function of the job.

OTHER RELATED JOB FUNCTIONS

  • Excellent communication skills and interpersonal abilities, including negotiation skills.
  • Perform other duties as needed. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or General Education Development (GED).
  • BS/BA degree in Engineering, Construction Management, or another related field desirable.
  • Five years of related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
    • Experience in Outside Plant Construction Operations is preferred.
    • Solid knowledge and hands-on practice with RUS procedures are desirable.
    • Previous experience in a leadership role with strong and proven leadership skills

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • Must have a valid Class C California driver’s license with a minimum of three years of driving experience.
    • Driving experience must have occurred after having passed a traffic laws and signs test.
    • If relocating to California from another state or country, must have, at a minimum, a valid driver’s license issued by the home state equivalent to a California Class C. The employee will be required to obtain a California driver’s license within ten days.
    • Must be insurable via the Company’s standard auto insurance policy procedures.
  • Class A commercial driver’s license desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of
    • Company policies, procedures, products, and services.
    • Industry regulations related to telephone, Internet, and alarm services.
    • Maintenance practices necessary to maintain heavy equipment.
    • Knowledge of MS Office Suite.
    • Relevant rules and regulations as well as quality standards and human resources.
    • Conflict resolution and conflict management experience.
  • Skill to
    • Read cable schematics.
    • Effectively communicate with customers and coworkers in English, verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to
    • Work professionally while under pressure and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
    • Work in conjunction with the Engineering management team to closely review and build work orders with the Company’s best interests in mind.
    • Lead and work effectively with all employees within the department.
    • Project a professional image in conduct, attire, grooming, and manner of speech.
    • Work cohesively and harmoniously with the management team and other departments.
    • Handle adverse personnel situations.
    • Work closely with community agencies on community projects.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Seeing: must be able to read a computer screen and paper documents. 75 – 100%
Hearing: must be able to hear well enough to communicate in person and over the telephone with customers, coworkers, and industry contacts. 75 – 100%
Standing/Walking 50 – 74%
Climbing/Stooping/Kneeling 50 – 74%
Lifting/Pulling/Pushing 25 – 49%
Fingering/Grasping/Feeling:  must be able to write, type, and use phone system. 75 – 100%
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds.

SAFETY COMPLIANCE

Safety is an integral part of our business and the responsibility for safety extends to every employee.  Your responsibility toward safety at the workplace includes, but is not limited to:

  • Proactive involvement in the Company’s Safety Program, including compliance with all rules and regulations.
  • Use safe work practices while performing all duties.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The position regularly functions outdoors with exposure to inclement weather.
  • The employee may regularly be exposed to diesel and gasoline fumes, airborne particulates, toxic or caustic chemicals, and other hazardous substances.
  • The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and is occasionally exposed to vibration.
  • The employee may be exposed to the risk of electrical shock.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The use of Outside Plant equipment makes hearing protection advisable, and protection may be required. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please submit a resume or application and cover letter to careers@sierratel.com. For faster response, please include the job title in the subject line of your email.  For additional information, call 559-642-0200.

This position is open until filled.

CCPA Disclosure Employees and Applicants.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

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