Sr. Manager of Fiber & OSP Construction Operations


Charlotte, NC

15+ years

Posted 212 days ago

  by    Jane Callahan

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Our client designs and builds wireless infrastructure for a nationwide customer base of federal and commercial organizations. Their solutions are expanding to include cell towers, DAS, small cells, and fiber networks. They are hiring a Sr. Manager of Fiber & OSP Construction Operations to lead the growing telecom construction team.

The Sr. Manager of Fiber & OSP Construction Operations is a newly created position designed to expand the operational activities of the telecom infrastructure program. Their engineering team will deliver top-quality fiber and OSP solutions, including aerial, underground, and end-to-end construction services. This person will develop standardized processes to guide the team as it grows.


This Role Offers

  • Competitive base salary plus comprehensive benefits package, including medical, life insurance, disability, 401(K) company match, and the potential for company equity.
  • Hire/fire authority and the opportunity to manage and expand a large engineering team.
  • P&L responsibility for the construction operations business unit, with huge amount of freedom to design and grow the program.
  • Large resource pool of design professionals, contractor budget, PMs, and engineering team.
  • Relationships with all major US carriers, plus integrators, 3rd-party operators, and dark fiber network owners.
  • High-demand environment is fueling huge growth.
  • Financially stable, growing company with 80+ years of experience that is expanding into new markets.
  • Commitment to high-quality work and employee safety.



  • Direct department-wide telecom construction operations, growing revenue within small cell and OSP engineering program.
  • Manage engineering program budget and report P&L to executive management.
  • Participate in high-level design, estimates, pre-construction, and project planning. Coordinate internal/external teams and PMs to ensure top quality work.
  • Establish operational processes for emerging market areas.
  • Oversee managers of engineering groups within RF, OSP, small cell, and permitting, and develop profitability in each group.
  • Expand engineering team and provide regular feedback and training to direct reports.
  • Improve customer relationships and develop highly competitive SLAs.


Skill Set

  • 15+ years of leading operations for construction, utilities, and projects in the telecom industry, with an emphasis on OSP and fiber projects.
  • Strong background in North Carolina and South Carolina markets, with an existing network of industry relationships.
  • Experience managing internal engineering teams as well as external vendors, subcontractors, and partners.
  • PMP or other project management certification.
  • P&L management and reporting experience.
  • Drive to lead and direct strategy for a growing engineering program.
  • Strong technical understanding of wireless infrastructure solutions, including:
  • OSP fiber networks (aerial, underground)
  • Enterprise-grade WiFi
  • Cell towers
  • Bachelor?s degree in a related field (e.g. engineering, telecom, construction).
  • Excellent communication; comfortable discussing wireless infrastructure solutions with industry leaders.

$80K - $130K
$80K - $130K base, Equity, 401K bonus