Project Specialist (73304)

Location: Burnaby, BC
Date Posted: 01-12-2017
Job Description:
Job Responsibilities/Job Functions:
•this positions requires field management of fiber outside plant installations •manage 3rd party installation contractors for completion of fiber backhaul projects •work closely with Outside Plant Engineering Team and Fiber Build PM •extensive knowledge of fiber construction, testing, installation and troubleshooting practices •knowledge of industry best practices, specifications and technical requirements related to backhaul fiber installations •Interpret business requirements for timely and appropriate project delivery.
•understand health and safety requirements associated with aerial and buried fiber installation techniques •Read, understand and implement construction drawings related to fiber builds. Experience with AutoCAD an asset •Develop and execute project plans, including risk, scope, communication and schedules.
•Plan, monitor, and control projects from concept to closing using appropriately scaled methodology.
•Monitor project and team performance against plans and take effective corrective action as required.
•Build consensus and negotiate across functional organizational lines.
•Manage initiatives at a high-level as well as having attention to detail.
•Identify requirements for, negotiate and lead cross-functional resources.
•Work closely with and maintain strong work relationships with stakeholders and sponsors from all functional areas of business.
•Manage changing priorities to complete project delivery within defined constraints.
•Contribute to the ongoing development of Project Management methodology, process and documentation.
•Effectively manage risk by minimizing threats and maximizing opportunities within the project.
•Identify, handle and resolve conflict effectively.
•Demonstrate interest in and accountability for personal and professional development.
Job Qualifications:
•Minimum 5 years progressive experience managing fiber infrastructure projects •Minimum 5 years progressive experience within IT Operations, Systems Architecture, Networks with hands on technology exposure.
•Experience managing Fiber Infrastructure projects of varying size and complexity, which could include transport backhaul for telecommunications nodes, fiber to the business (FTTB), Fiber to the home (FTTH), long haul, backhaul, etc. 
•Exposure to executing projects across a physically distributed environment along with strong vendor management experience. 
•Strong negotiation skills to negotiate resources, changes, issues, budgets and timelines. 
•Technical architecture.
•Data centre consolidation or migration project exposure.
•Familiar with Infrastructure Technologies, dealing with multiple vendors.
•Proactive approach to working on skeleton plan for upcoming projects.
•Ability to optimize available resources to deliver business objectives and maximize business efficiency.
•Ability to adapt to the requirements of the assignment and make appropriate changes in style as needed.
•Demonstrated ability to match content, style and language to suit the audience and context, maximizing understanding.
•Excellent interpersonal, communication, leadership, motivational, organizational and planning skills.
•Ability to direct, influence and inspire others to optimize performance and achieve goals.
•Ability to influence team members without direct authority.     
Mandatory Skills:            
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