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Construction Planner I

Company: Cox Communications Inc
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: November 8, 2019

Job Description:

As a Construction Planner, you will be a pivotal member of an exciting high energy team. The Construction Planner plans, coordinates, constructs, builds, repairs, and inspects Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks to provide voice, video, and data to residential and commercial customers. Coordinates with other utilities for permits, joint trench, pole applications, and service issues.

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions
Performs field engineering of proposed projects and ensures alternative routing delivers the most cost
Effective design for construction.
Coordinates all customer implementation activities including site walk-throughs, node placements and subcontract labor.
Coordinates contractor work, coordinate and/or obtains permits, access, or ROW agreements where applicable, distributes design prints and other necessary working documents. Negotiates and approves design or construction changes.
Researches and reviews plans, gathers necessary data and listing material requirements for project.
Coordinates with public works personnel, developers, commercial customers, building owners, and utilities on joint trench projects.
Maintains workflow databases and updates schedules. Participates in managing and estimating (revenue) cost forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
Estimates construction costs, prepares budgets, and tracks expenses.
Participates in managing and estimating revenue forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.
Verifies serviceability, surveys proposed service routing, and estimates material, construction, and labor costs.
Initiates customer contacts, coordinates and/or secures access or ROW agreements, completes route designs, and takes necessary steps to meet customer needs.
May order materials or coordinate with administrative personnel; may verify and reconcile invoices.
May plan and allocate fibers for splicing and activation.
May inspect construction work or coordinate inspection assignments.
Releases addresses as serviceable and notifies other departments of serviceability.
As projects are completed, perform tasks to close tasks in database/tool, reconcile assets, and generate reports to ensure proper closure of project.Qualifications:Minimum
HS diploma, GED or relevant work experience
1 or more year of experience in related field (ie.Construction Planning or Network Operations) with a Telecommunications company
Basic knowledge of the HFC Plant to include: understanding of the telecom infrastructure, how service is provided; fiber to node; power supply, and trunk knowledge.
Strong organization skills with the ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks and/or to meet deadlines.
Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
Excellent interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization
Must be self-motivated and enjoy a challenging fast paced work environment.
Valid local state Drivers License with driving record that meets Cox standards.
Preferred
Familiarity with Optix
AS/AA or Technical Certification in related discipline desired
Basic knowledge of the HFC and Fiber Plant to include: understanding of the telecom infrastructure, how service is provided; fiber to node; power supply and trunk knowledge
Knowledge of Window based applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook)
Experience in telecommunications industry desired.
Familiarity / Exposure to reading civil engineering maps.
About Cox CommunicationsCox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique. Cox Communications is the largest division of Cox Enterprises, a family-owned business founded in 1898 by Governor James M. Cox.Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual's age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.Statement to ALL Third-Party Agencies and Similar Organizations: Cox accepts resumes only from agencies with which we formally engage their services. Please do not forward resumes to our applicant tracking system, Cox employees, Cox hiring manager, or send to any Cox facility. Cox is not responsible for any fees or charges associated with unsolicited resumes.

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