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Deployment Manager, Managed Networks

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Company: American Tower

Location: Washington, DC

Date Posted: July 21, 2014

Source: American Tower Corporation

Why choose American Tower? It’s where you want to be. Today’s American Tower is a dynamic, performance-driven organization full of new opportunities and the highest standards of excellence. Our culture is based on integrity, accountability, hard work, collaboration and social responsibility. We offer careers in a variety of fields where talented people can develop and grow professionally. American Tower – where you want to be.

SUMMARY:

The Managed Networks Deployment Manager will be responsible for leading network deployment projects from license agreement to system activation and hand over to network operations. This position is directly accountable for customer communication, customer relationship management, and deployment performance against project budgets and schedules. The Deployment Manager will lead a multi-disciplinary deployment team including RF (Radio Frequency) engineering, finance, sales, engineering, regulatory, legal and construction. This Project related travel, extended stays at times, will be required.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* End-to-end project management of ...

Why choose American Tower? It’s where you want to be. Today’s American Tower is a dynamic, performance-driven organization full of new opportunities and the highest standards of excellence. Our culture is based on integrity, accountability, hard work, collaboration and social responsibility. We offer careers in a variety of fields where talented people can develop and grow professionally. American Tower – where you want to be.

SUMMARY:

The Managed Networks Deployment Manager will be responsible for leading network deployment projects from license agreement to system activation and hand over to network operations. This position is directly accountable for customer communication, customer relationship management, and deployment performance against project budgets and schedules. The Deployment Manager will lead a multi-disciplinary deployment team including RF (Radio Frequency) engineering, finance, sales, engineering, regulatory, legal and construction. This Project related travel, extended stays at times, will be required.

Qualifications

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

* End-to-end project management of network deployment from license agreement to system activation and handover to network operations. Projects may include indoor or outdoor DAS systems and other managed networks as assigned.
* Establish and manage customer expectations and relationships during the course of each project.
* Facilitate timely and effective customer communication through including regular meetings, reporting, site visits and conference calls.
* Lead a cross functional team of internal resources including engineering, construction management, legal and site acquisition functions during the course of each project.
* Manage vendor commitments, labor expenses and other costs to ensure compliance with approved capital budgets. Budgets for the portfolio of assigned projects will typically exceed $10 million in capital.
* Manage contractor resources, temporary project staffing and vendors to ensure completion in accordance with contracted timelines.
* Provide regular status updates and progress reports to senior management.
* Compile and maintain all project documentation per published policies and procedures.
* Travel to project locations on a regular basis to meet with customer and manage project team

OTHER:

* Other duties as assigned.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* None.

QUALIFICATIONS:

* Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of DAS equipment, radio frequency design, outside plant/fiber optic system engineering and construction, utility pole attachment requirements, DAS operations, and municipal permitting requirements.
* Demonstrated ability to effectively manage complex deployment schedules with multiple inter-dependent tasks in a wireless site development environment
* Proficiency in delivering formal presentations to engineering and construction management teams in a wireless site development environment.
* Ability to prepare comprehensive project documentation and reporting for internal and customer communication using MS Office software.
* Expert project management skills including a demonstrated ability to define scope, manage stakeholders, manage schedule/task activity, manage change and communicate risks. Proficient use of the Microsoft Office software suite, including the ability to create and maintain complex Excel and Project files
* Self-motivated, able to work in a team and independently.
* Safe driving record and own transportation, valid driver’s license.
* Must be able to travel unassisted.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

* Four (4) year college degree in business, planning, engineering, construction management or equivalent work experience
* Minimum seven (7) years of work experience deploying wireless telecommunication sites with DAS, outside plant/fiber engineering/deployment strongly preferred.
* Project Management Professional (PMP) credentials are preferred

ENVIRONMENT:

Approximately 75% performed in an external environment, on-site, outdoors, exposed to the elements of nature working under normal construction conditions. Approximately 25% performed in climate-controlled internal office environment working under normal office conditions. Approximately 25% travel to deployment sites or customer locations in support of the position’s responsibilities.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, use hands and finger to feel and handle, reach with arms and hands, talk, and hear. While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently is required to stoop, kneel, and crouch; lift weight or exert a force up to a maximum of 25 pounds.

Primary Location
: North America-USA-Washington, D.C.

Job
: Deployment

Schedule
: Regular

: Full-time

: First Shift

Travel
: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Job Posting
: Jun 13, 2014, 1:32:53 PM

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