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Manager Fiber Deployment-009

Montreal, QC
Deployment Manager, Fiber

Are you an experienced leader looking to deliver large-scale fibre optics projects? Have
you always wanted to tackle a significant fibre optics build totaling 100’s of kilometers?
How about the opportunity to build your own team from the ground up? Xplornet is
committed to deliver a number of significant fibre projects in Atlantic Canada and is
looking for the right leader to build a fibre design and construction competency in the
As the Deployment Manager, Fibre you will lead a team of telecommunications
professionals tasked with the design and construction of the physical plant associated
with fibre optics networks. Your team will develop a regional fibre strategy and
accompanying high-level designs, which will then be contracted to 3 rd parties for detailed
design, permitting, construction and test. Your team will employ this model to deliver
multiple network builds in parallel.

As part of the larger Network team, you and your team will be key contributors to the
architecture and specifications for Xplornet’s next generation of hybrid fibre wireless
networks and the development of the competencies required to deliver and operate
these networks.

Close collaboration will be required with the Network Engineering teams to ensure
comprehensive network specifications are developed and that new fibre networks are
delivered on-time and on-budget. Close collaboration will also be required with the IP
Operations and Field Operations teams to ensure a smooth go-live transition of new

This position reports the applicable Regional Director – Network Deployment and Field

What you will do (Team responsibilities):

 Work with the Core and Aggregation Network Engineering team to establish
architectural standards and select implementation technologies for 
next generation of hybrid fibre wireless networks

 Work with the business and engineering teams to build regional strategies and
create high-level designs for new hybrid fibre wireless network rollouts
 Run competitive RFP processes for the selection of fibre design and construction
contractors and negotiate the final contract
 Develop project cost estimates, schedules and effectively project manage 3 rd
party contractors in the design, permitting, construction and test of new networks
ensuring on-time, on-budget delivery
 Manage procurement of fibre construction materials
 Negotiate with municipalities and government departments for Municipal Access
Agreements and right of way usage
 Negotiate contracts with infrastructure owners (e.g. pole & duct owners) for the
use of their infrastructure
 Develop fibre optic network construction standards allowing for the outsourcing of
construction activities – audit contractors to their compliance of these standards
 Develop standards for fibre optics network CAD and GIS documentation
(alignments, support structures, splicing) and associated tools and management
 Develop processes for post construction maintenance of fibre optic networks
(linear tax, screening, locating, maintenance routines)
 Consult with industry peers and stay abreast of new industry technologies and
industry standards
 Guide and mentor the Fibre Construction team and actively share knowledge and
experience across the broader Network team

What you need to succeed (Individual competencies):

 Minimum 7 years’ of fibre optics design and construction management
experience and at least 3 years of functional leadership experience
 In-depth knowledge of fibre optic network construction techniques, construction
equipment and fibre optic network technologies for use in both outside plant and
inside plant applications
 Experience leading the design and construction of FTTx networks
 Extensive experience running construction RFPs and negotiating construction
contracts utilizing fixed price, unit price and time and materials contracting
models – understanding of advantages / disadvantages of the various models
 Proven ability to manage relationships with design and construction contractors,
consultants, subcontractors ensuring defined / contracted responsibilities are met
 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

 Experienced in the development of construction standards and auditing
contractors in their compliance of those standards
 Solid understanding of OH&S requirements with demonstrated experience in the
development of Project Specific Safety Programs (Job Hazard Assessments,
Emergency Response Plans, Safe Work Practices)
 Attention to detail ensuring accurate construction documentation and written
standards are created for use by network peers
 Proven ability to break down barriers and foster collaboration across functions
and teams
 Willingness to challenge the status quo and look for new and innovative solutions
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