Open Position:
Closed Position:
Construction Manager

Help us connect America, one community at a time

This position closed on
1/30/2023

General Info

Location:
El Paso County, CO
Type:
Full Time
Experience:
Mid-level
Department:
Network Construction
Reports to:
National Director of Construction

Compensation

Salary Range:
Starting at $105,000
*
Benefits:
Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Family Leave, and 401k.
*In compliance with Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act the salary for this role is listed. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.
*Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidate's relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location.

About Underline

Underline starts with our people.

At Underline, we've rapidly built a culture around ownership, trust, community, and innovation. Underline is dedicated to cultivating a growth environment where people feel valued, work with a purpose of mission, are personally rewarded, and are professionally challenged.

Are you ready to join this team and transform American communities?

Underline is a venture backed company, founded in 2019 with a singular mission: to ensure the vibrancy of our nation through building intelligent community infrastructure in a socially equitable manner. We work with American communities to design, finance, and construct open access fiber-optic networks. These networks are critical to secure internet access that’s fast, affordable, and fair. As open access networks, this infrastructure is also the essential foundation for distributed healthcare services, new wireless solutions, and resilient infrastructure including modernized water systems and responsible energy creation. Our first two projects are in Colorado Springs and Fountain, Colorado.

About this Position

This candidate must be local to the Colorado Springs (El Paso, County) market as travel to sites will be required. Our position requires experience with OSP and moderate ISP cable construction in aerial and underground facilities, with a thorough knowledge of all issues related to local and state permitting, pole and conduit licensing procedures from Utilities, and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Position also requires the capability to manage multiple construction contractors. From project qualification and design through punch-list and close-out, the Fiber Construction Manager will ensure that projects are completed to client and internal specification, on time and within budget.

Does this sound like you?

  • You enjoy working as part of a collaborative team
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • You are detail-oriented and able to juggle and execute on multiple tasks and projects in sometimes a nebulous and fluid work environment 
  • You have an entrepreneurial spirit—you have no problem getting your hands dirty and have an intense ability to learn quickly and from others
  • You are a true believer in the social, economic, and environmental benefits of bringing intelligent infrastructure to communities across the country

What you'd be doing:

  • Work hand in hand with Fiber Engineers.
  • Manage all external vendors necessary for timely completion and within budget.
  • Conduct initial constructability review in accordance with project specifications.
  • Develop Construction Bid Package and competitively bid project to subcontractors.
  • Manage development of permit and construction plans;
  • Oversee site construction, managing schedule and subcontractors to customer and internal requirements.
  • Coordinate all construction activities with local and state agencies with regards to permitting and licensing.
  • Attend company and client status meetings.
  • Responsible to negotiate costs within scope of project, hold Vendor accountable to ensure budget is maintained; ensure Project Managers and customers are aware of issues that will impact project completion or cost.
  • Responsible to problem solve issues that may occur onsite and make recommendations based on priority and need to ensure the project and budget are maintained.

Experience we require:

  • 1-3 years of experience supervising OSP contractor construction activities
  • Knowledge of Outside Plant Construction techniques (aerial & underground) and ISP experience
  • Working knowledge of NESC, NEC and OSHA standards preferred
  • Strong project management skills with attention to details
  • Strong Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint) skills

Bonus points:

Experience with any of the following:

  • Fiber Construction Manager
  • Fiber Construction
  • OSP Construction
  • ISP Construction
  • Vendor/GC Management
  • Aerial and/or Underground Builds, OSP, Outside plant
  • Have been client-facing
  • Familiar with OSHA requirements

Hiring Manager

Thomas Bauman
National Director of Construction

Unsure about applying?

Confidence can sometimes hold us back from applying for a job. But here’s the thing: there's no such thing as a 'perfect' candidate. Underline is a place where everyone can grow. So however you identify and whatever background you bring with you, please apply if this is a role that would make you excited to come into work every day.

Position Application

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We maintain exceptionally high standards for talent and recognize that there are many paths to developing expertise. We don't discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors. If you have the skills we need and the ambition to grow fast with us, that's all that matters.