The University of Alabama at Birmingham Information Technology department (UAB IT) is currently seeking applicants for Manager – Telecom Plant Engineer to manage and maintain the quality of outside plant infrastructure facilities, operations and maintenance, annual budgeting, and development of telecommunications design standards. Managing several direct reports, this position will also monitor the feeder, distribution and riser cable utilization; perform all field surveys as well as direct the unit bid contractor on locating telecommunications cable facilities for outside vendor; and have responsibility for inside/outside plant facilities planning, development and execution of the unit bid contract.
Duties & Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following:
Supervises design professionals, drafting and administrative staff in implementation of the process for designing and delivering project programs including document review, budgets and coordination of the design construction interface as well as the development and implementation of the Telecommunications Standards.
Serves as the internal consultant and engineer for all telecommunications OSP and ISP projects responsible for the design, estimating, scheduling, installation and inspection. Responsible for maintaining project records, as-built drawings, all jack locations and unique ID numbers, OSP copper and fiber facilities as well as ISP building entrances and risers. Attends various committee/department/project meetings and other related conferences.
Serves as primary interface between telecommunications and the architecture & engineering, construction & design operations departments of UAB facilities, external architects and engineers as well as city planning departments, and utilities.
Responsible for the development of unit bid documents, coordination of bidding process with the architect, verification of all items and the creation of sample projects used to analyze the bid. Works with the purchasing to administer the 481 material bid and the 934 copper bid used to purchase material for the telecommunications and the unit bid contractor. Utilize the unit bid for construction estimating for all OSP and ISP Projects.
Assists facilities departments with the design review of construction documents for compliance with telecommunications and UAB standards and evaluates coordination of design and quality. Develops and implements methods to streamline the construction document production process through standardized detail sheets and written specifications that incorporate University standards and other methods.
Develops, implements and oversees department performance indicators to ensure performance of staff. Conducts annual performance evaluations of design professionals, drafting and other staff. Submits recommendations to the director for salary and staffing adjustments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree in Engineering and seven (7) years of related experience OR Bachelor's degree in a related science and Professional Engineer by the State of Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors required. Work experience may NOT substitute for education requirement
Currently licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors OR currently credentialed as a Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) by BICSI and eligible to apply to the State of Alabama Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers and Professional Land Surveyors required (documentation of eligibility must be provided.
Experience should include Design and installation of Telecommunications Physical Infrastructure including but not limited to Maintenance Hole and Ductbank Design; Copper and Fiber Underground, Aerial and Inside Plant, Electrical Design for Commercial and Hospital Buildings is strongly preferred. Strong familiarity with Local, State and National Building and Electrical Codes is a plus. Management and project management experience is strongly preferred.
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