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Project Manager, Project Services - Remote

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Date: Nov 24, 2022

Location: Florida, FL, US

Company: Corning

Requisition Number: 58482


Corning is vital to progress – in the industries we help shape and in the world we share.

We invent life-changing technologies using materials science. Our scientific and manufacturing expertise, boundless curiosity, and commitment to purposeful invention place us at the center of the way the world interacts, works, learns, and lives. Our sustained investment in research, development, and invention means we’re always ready to solve the toughest challenges alongside our customers. 

Our Optical Communications segment has recently evolved from being a manufacturer of optical fiber and cable, hardware and equipment to being a comprehensive provider of industry-leading optical solutions across the broader communications industry.This segment is classified into two main product groupings – carrier network and enterprise network. The carrier network product group consists primarily of products and solutions for optical-based communications infrastructure for services such as video, data and voice communications. The enterprise network product group consists primarily of optical-based communication networks sold to businesses, governments and individuals for their own use.



Purpose of Position

Corning Optical Communications’ (COC) Engineering Services (ES) department needs an experienced Project Manager to join our Project Services (PS) group. The successful candidate will be responsible for outside plant fiber optic projects for major customers in Florida and possibly in the greater Southeastern US. This is a remote work-from-home opportunity that will support a regional customer base. Candidate must be able to travel to job sites. This may involve overnight travel with an average annual travel expectation of up to 30%. The position primarily covers Fiber-to-the Home (FTTH) projects including SFU (single family), MDU (multi-dwelling), and FTTB (business) projects from design to test and turn-up. Ideal candidate must be able to work behind a desk and on a job site as needed.


Roles and Responsibilities 

• Coordinate and drive the project teams to deliver the intended short-term and long-term results.

• Development of project schedules.

• Organize & communicate schedules and timelines.

• Review drawings and specifications to become completely familiar with the project and identify long lead times and critical path items.

• Work with Sales, Program Managers, and Deal Management to obtain contracts and purchase orders.

•  Assist with creating written estimates for customers based on engineering, labor, and materials.

• Oversee pre-construction site surveys to verify cable routing, identify any obstacles that may result in additional construction costs, and take field measurements.

• Monitor fiber optic plant construction activities to ensure products are being installed within customer guidelines and manufacturer standard recommended procedures (SRP).

• Visit project sites to evaluate progress and respond to customers’ concerns or questions.

•  Direct contractor activities if needed.

• Provide daily reports outlining construction progress on all installations located in the assigned area of responsibility.

• Communicate with site superintendents about delays and any other issues that must be communicated to clients.

• Participate in weekly/monthly forecasting meetings to offer input into dates and risk associated with timing of revenue recognition.

• Organize or attend weekly project meetings as requested by the customer and keep detailed meeting minutes for publishing to project team and leadership.

• Communicate and follow up with customers’ requests as required about specific projects.

• Visit customers as needed to ensure satisfaction and discuss any new projects being planned.

• Process invoices for customers and/or vendors based on services rendered.

• Track and report on material status for projects.

• Update project data in various systems; create reporting and tracking spreadsheets.

• Create submittals and purchase orders.

• Assemble the close-out documents for customers.

• Attend pre/post-installation meetings.

• Consult with Business Ops to ensure reports match the revenue recognition timing within SAP.


Education and Experience Requirements

• 10+ years of Telecommunications industry experience

• 5+ years of OSP telecom construction project management experience

• BA or BS degree in relevant studies desired

• Experienced with telecom fiber optic network construction methods and equipment

• PMP certification a plus


Required Skills

• Read and understand FTTX (fiber to the home) NDS and CAD designs

• Working understanding of fiber optic network architectures

• Extensive knowledge with Microsoft Office products: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook

• Strong organizational skills

• Strong written and oral communication skills

• Ability to handle rapidly changing priorities

• Attention to detail with focus on error-free work

• Sound problem solving and decision-making processes and skills

• Ability to maintain composure and professional demeanor at all times

• Work well in a team environment

• Result-oriented and responsive; utilizes network, SME’s and other available resources to facilitate driving tasks to closure

• Strong interpersonal skills to support customer interface, consultative activities, and work as part of a commercial team.

• Working knowledge of fiber optic testing procedures

• Familiarization/working knowledge with Lumen (Centurylink) software, FireWorks, WFMT, TIRKS, NDS, Quantum Fiber, OSPFM, MARTENS, NIESL and Bidmaster

• Willingness to work outside of normal scheduled business hours when necessary

• 100% fluent in English


Desired Skills

• Knowledge of utility construction and project planning procedures

• Familiarity with Procore project management software

• Experience with AutoCAD and GIS-based systems

• Understanding of RUS (Rural Utility Service) Codes

• Ability to troubleshoot potential warranty issues using Corning provided equipment such as Optical Time Domain Reflectometers (OTDR), Visual Fault Locators (VFL), and Optical Test Sets.

• Familiarization with Corning products



• Some travel is expected (< 30%) .



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected status.


We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.