Field Engineering Director
Posted on: April 30, 2021
JOB TITLE: Dir, Field Engineering
SHIFT: Monday - Friday or as business needs dictate
Responsible for directing and managing the engineering,
construction, CB fiber fulfillment staff, and HFC network.
Implement and enhance consistent engineering practices to ensure
stable product delivery aligned with company initiatives and
expectations. Support the KMA operations with expertise, including
technical services and plant maintenance. Direct project planning,
capital budgeting and assist with business plan development. Ensure
a high degree of cross functional communication and participation
in line with product deployment and support. Partners with KMA
Senior Management and Sr Director, Regional Engineering to plan and
evaluate capital needs for development and expansion of the KMA.
Implement and enhance consistent practices to ensure stable service
delivery aligned with Region initiatives and expectations.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Actively and consistently support all efforts to simplify and
enhance the customer experience
Develop an effective front line Leadership team and assist them
with developing their direct reports as to drive a high performance
culture and environment.
Lead an innovative, collaborative work team to produce exceptional
results delivering the customer experience.
Oversee designated operations which will include, but not limited
to HFC plant, construction projects, new build, nonstandard plant
conditions, security and related equipment requirements.
Provide engineering support and direction for new or existing
technologies and current operational initiatives.
Evaluate and consult with Region, Network Operations and other
cross functional leadership regarding technical operations,
strategic planning of rebuilds, and network operations for output
to the OSP (outside plant), dispatch, and new product
Responsible for directing KMA field staff in fulfillment and
service for complex fiber projects (i.e. cellback haul, DATA/WAN,
LBI, PRI installation, etc.) and will adhere to SLA
Direct quality control programs for engineering operations and
consistent operational procedures.
Direct mapping, design and HFC documentation and overall records
Initiate and review selections on bids for contracted projects and
Direct capital budget process and execute approved budget plan.
Ensure current procedures and tests are performed in accordance
with Federal Communication Commission Standards.
Oversee the maintenance of records as required by the Federal
Communications Commission and other government agencies.
Ensure adherence to company TQA policies.
Lead and participate in succession planning and oversee the
development of staff and approves performance reviews.
Perform other duties as requested.
Skills/Abilities and Knowledge
Ability to read, write and speak the English language to
communicate with employees, customers, suppliers, in person, on the
phone, and by written communications in a clear, straight-forward,
and professional manner
Advanced knowledge of company products and services
Advanced knowledge of HFC, Advanced Video, and IP Networks
Ability to handle multiple projects and tasks
Ability to make decisions and solve problems while working under
Ability to supervise and motivate others
Ability to use personal computer and software applications
Advanced knowledge of all FCC compliance reports and other rules
Comprehensive understanding of applicable local and state rules and
Comprehensive understanding of OSHA rules and regulations, both
federal and state
Comprehensive understanding of power distribution systems
Knowledge of Analog Transmission Line Theory
Knowledge of Electronic theory
Knowledge of Federal Communications Commission regulations
Knowledge of Fiber Optic theory
Knowledge of National Electric Code and National Electric Safety
Bachelor's degree in engineering or related field, or equivalent
Related Work Experience
8 years engineering experience
5 years project management experience
5+ years technical management experience preferred
SCTE-BCT/E certification or equivalent
Relevant industry and vendor-specific certifications and
Exposure to moderate noise levels
Travel as required
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