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Fiber Project Manager-XP-002

Halifax, N.S
Fibre Project Manager

As part of the Fibre Construction team, the Fibre Project Manager, will be responsible for all
business and contractual aspects of the project related to the design and construction of the
physical plant associated with a fibre optic network. The Fibre Construction team employs a
model whereby internal, or third party, fibre optic network designs are contracted out to
external construction teams to build and test. As such, the Fibre Project Manager must possess
excellent people and communication skills to motivate and maintain effective lines of
communication between all stakeholders.

This position reports to the Deployment Manager

What you will do (Team responsibilities):
 Work with Fibre Planners to develop preliminary cost estimates and schedules
 Assist in Xplornet’s marketing effort where appropriate and as directed by management
 Run competitive RFP processes for the selection of fibre design and construction
contractors
 Assist management in final contract negotiations and in the development of a short list
of qualified contractors for future work
 Assist in negotiations with municipalities and government departments for Municipal
Access Agreements and right of way usage
 Assist in contract negotiations with infrastructure owners (e.g. pole, duct owners) for
the use of their infrastructure
 Gather applicable project safety documentation and certificates of insurance prior to
project start
 Ensure contract, project coding and file structure are ready prior to project start
 Ensure contractual obligations of the project are understood and met by all parties
 Plan and organize work to meet project schedule deadlines and financial objectives
 Manage Request for Information, Change Order Management process and related
reporting
 Review applications for progress payment and approve invoicing in a timely manner

 Track project costs and develop financial reporting
 Provide project status reporting to Program Management team
 Conduct project meetings and prepare minutes as required
 Assist with the procurement of fibre construction materials
 Consult with industry peers and stay abreast of new industry technologies and industry
standards

What you need to succeed (Individual competencies):
 Engineering Degree (electrical or civil), Technologist Diploma (electrical or civil),
Journeyman Certificate for Communications Electrician, or equivalent experience
 Minimum 5 to 7 years of fibre optics project management experience
 Experience in the design and construction of FTTx networks
 Experience managing fixed price, unit price and time and materials contracting models –
understanding of advantages / disadvantages of the various models
 Track record of successful, on-time on-budget, project deliveries demonstrating an
ability to plan, budget, schedule, resource and manage a construction project from
initiation to final test and delivery
 Demonstrated ability to implement processes and best practices which improve
communication and allow teams to scale
 Proven ability to break down barriers and foster collaboration across functions and
teams
 Able to maintain a high level of performance under pressure in a fast-paced changing
environment
 Demonstrated professional written and verbal English communication
 Excellent computer skills, particularly in the use of Google Earth software, CAD software
and Microsoft products including Outlook, Word, Excel and Project
 Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Project Management principles, tracking,
and reporting
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