• Sr. Specialist - Project Coordinator

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison | US-WI-Appleton | US-WI-Mosinee | US-WI-Milwuakee
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecommunications LLC. (TDS®), a wholly owned subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., is the seventh largest local exchange telephone company in the U.S and a growing force in the cable industry. TDS provides 1.2 million connections to high-speed Internet, phone, and TV entertainment services in more than 150 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities. For residential customers, TDS deploys 1Gig Internet access, IPTV service, cable TV options, and traditional wireline services. The company offers businesses advanced solutions, including: VoIP (managedIP Hosted voice), high-speed Internet fiber optics, data networking, and hosted-managed services.


    The Senior Specialist - Project Coordinator will provide project coordination support for a geographic area. This will also include, but not limited to; project manage, coordinate and facilitate project scheduling and tracking of a small to medium sized portfolio for small to medium risk, scope and complexity of network installation and upgrade projects. This includes monitoring and management of scope, budget, timeline, installation, and integration. The position will also manage the efforts of internal TDS and third party resources as part of the build plan work flow.


    • Provide project coordination support for a geographic area and project management of assigned network projects. Provide coordination and scheduling activities utilizing project management system (Clarity), tools and aids such as project plans, reports and charts. 
    • Maintain plans throughout the life cycle of projects, consistent with internal practice and procedures. Monitor and manage project to ensure on-time and on-budget delivery within scope and of high quality. Provide project direction to internal TDS and third party resources. Ensure quality audits/inspections are completed during construction. Make sure all construction practices are adhered to and see that required acceptance tests are made per TDS standards. 
    • Support resource managers in tactical application of tools and reports. Provide regular and ad hoc reporting out of planning tool, tagging, and formatting projects. 
    • Produce detailed project/portfolio reports and notifications as appropriate. Track the capital budget expenditures for assigned projects and provides reporting from SAP as needed. Comply with all Sarbanes-Oxley 404 requirements and processes.
    • Ensure closure of project to include but not limited to; budget, invoice, contract, and retirement-of-units related to the capital project. 
    • Examine project documentation/data for completeness and accuracy. 
    • Evaluate and recommend changes in methods and procedures in assigned area of responsibility. 
    • Perform rudimentary office administration functions.
    • Remain current with installation procedures and regulatory processes in order to assist in the planning of network changes and to be able to prepare and submit reports to the Manager.


    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) -OR- 4+ years of professional work experience.
    • 3+ years of telecommunications or commercial construction experience.
    • 1+ year project leadership experience.
    • Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license.


    Other Qualifications

    • Project management experience with budget responsibility.
    • Completion of one or more projects through all phases of at least one life cycle.
    • Average of 10% time travel may be required with possible overnight stays.
    • Self-motivated with a positive attitude and personal sense of urgency.
    • Ability to perform in a self-directed environment.
    • Ability to plan, organize and control multiple tasks and projects.
    • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including exceptional written and oral communication skills and conflict resolution skills.
    • Ability to resource, organize and deploy a strong team and foster a spirit of team play.
    • Knowledge of appropriate tools for the system(s) preferred, which may include MS Project, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and any functional systems being affected by the project.
    • Ability to rapidly assimilate key business objectives of the business unit being supported by the project.
    • Experience in engineering, design, or installation in the telecommunications industry.
    • Ability to communicate with multiple stakeholders to understand the value proposition of each project and project request.
    • Ability to influence others without the benefit of organizational authority.
    • Ability to achieve success through effective use of teams, and be able to demonstrate personal adaptability in a changing environment.
    • Ability to demonstrate effective use of process and use of judgment to adapt processes as the situation demands.



    As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. The benefit plans address both the immediate and long term needs that you and your family may have. For an overview of what we have to offer for full-time employees including vacation, health benefits and retirement options please click here.


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