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Project Manager I

Company: NTI Connect
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: May 21, 2023

Job Description:

Network Connex, brought together the regional expertise of Advantage Engineers, CCSI Networks, Fairhaven, National Technologies, and Verticom, to provide network design and implementation services for some of the world's most sophisticated networking and data infrastructure companies. Our clients include fiber and wireless network service providers, data center operators, hyperscale cloud companies, cable MSOs, utilities, government entities, and Fortune 500. Serving the telecom industry for more than 20 years, Network Connex's comprehensive, innovative services include state-of-the-art design and engineering; wireless and fiber construction; fiber placement, testing, and acceptance; construction management; and integration for sustainable, long-term growth.



The Project Manager I directs and supervises the work efforts of their assigned staff. This position executes the technical direction provided by Management regarding scope, deliverables, schedule, and budget for the project. The Project Manager is responsible for nurturing a positive client interface providing all project details to the client on a timely manner.

The primary difference between this level and the Project Manager III is the magnitude and scope (including cost and complexity) of assigned staff and/or projects. As well as the ability, through experience, to manage diverse and complex projects is a key factor.


Project Management:

  • Responsible for scheduling, forecasting, and tracking the project and team deliverables.
  • Manage and delegate workflow to maximize productivity.
  • Effectively be able to create work plans, manage resource planning, set & track goals, implement process improvement, and submit timely project reporting.
  • Develop project work plans and recovery plans to maintain project and objectives.
  • Develop and implement specific operating strategies to meet deliverables and differentiate Advantage Engineers in the marketplace.
  • Perform Quality Control reviews of documents and plans for accuracy and completeness.
  • Implement operational protocols to deliver and measure the quality of our services.
  • Accountable for the deployment of workload schedules, project execution, delivery within budget, and quality of all project elements. Client Engagement:
    • Build, develop, improve, and expand relationships with key clients within the market.
    • Attend all necessary meetings and be the primary contact with your clients.
    • Listen to understand the needs of your client to implement process and/or schedule changes.
    • Maintain open and positive working relationships and enhance the image of the company for the development of additional business opportunities.
    • Provide constant and consistent feedback with your clients in order to continue building trust and project focus.
    • Submit Purchase Order (PO) requests to clients, work with clients to obtain PO, track work completed to invoice against PO, and regularly report to management.
    • Understand that client engagement and development is one of the most important aspects of the position. Management & Supervisory:
      • Create an atmosphere of teamwork and collaboration, while fostering employee engagement.
      • Promote a sense of urgency within the team.
      • Regularly meet with each team member to review goals, progress, and KPIs.
      • Actively coach and mentor your team members to insure employee growth and success.
      • Identify and solicit resources for training and employee education to ensure employees have sound knowledge on technical and business practices.
      • Foster the use of new/innovative concepts in the development of project designs and proposals.
      • Encourage your team to seek advice from technical experts in the industry to be more successful, efficient, and timely.
      • Review and approve time sheets, expense reports, and invoices for assigned employees.
      • Evaluate employee performance in accordance with company policy and job requirements.
      • Always promote a strong Safety Culture with staff and contractors.
      • Provide oversight and leadership for team members, consultants, and contractors to complete project assignments on schedule.
      • Must possess at least 5-7 years of experience in a project management role.
      • Possess a bachelor's degree in Business Management, Construction Management, or equivalent years of experience.
      • Experience within the Telecommunication/Wireless industry preferred.
      • Proven ability to analyze financial reports and budgets to plan the course of the work effectively.
      • Proven aptitude to demonstrate knowledge and experience in strategic planning and development.
      • Proven experience leading, motivating, and communicating consistently with employees and clients.
      • PMP or equivalent certification preferred.



        Client Focus - Consistently builds upon client relations through trust, respect, and thorough communication.

        Timely Decision Making - Able to make decisions under pressure, on a deadline, or without all the information, if needed.

        Directing Others - Communicates with employees about workload, expectations, and direction while maintaining open dialogue.

        Process Management - Understands the best applicable processes/practices to achieve timely and efficient results.

        Financial Performance - Ensures projects are completed within expected budgets consistent with client and company objectives.

        Effective Team-Building - Develops a feeling of belonging, open communication, and well-constructed feedback to foster growth within respective team.

        *Specific quantifiable performance standards for each performance criteria are provided in the employee's individual performance plan

        ADA compliance: Office work environment with ability to traverse field sites of varying conditions and terrain, and the visual acuity necessary for reading plans and drawings. May include use of ladders and other equipment.

        OSHA requirements: If the employee is required to work at potentially hazardous-waste sites and/or with hazardous materials as defined by OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120, he/she will be required to attend initial and annual training and to pass an annual physical exam. The physical is to ensure that employee may work safely at hazardous-waste sites and properly wear required personal protective equipment. Potential need to attend courses for other OSHA related matters (such as confined space).

        The job description as outlined within this document is subject to change. This job description is constantly being revised to add and/or subtract qualifications and duties based on the Baltimore/Washington market and our clients therein.

Keywords: NTI Connect, Downers Grove , Project Manager I, Executive , Downers Grove, Illinois

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