• Specialist / Senior Specialist - Project Coordinator

    Job Locations US-WI-Madison
    TDS Telecom
  • Overview

    TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to nearly 900 rural, suburban, and metropolitan communities across the U.S. With more than 1.2 million connections, TDS is one of the fastest growing technology companies in the United States. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 1 Gigabit internet speeds and offers internet-protocol based TV entertainment solutions along with traditional phone services. TDS also offers businesses VoIP advanced communications solutions, dedicated internet service, data networking, and hosted-managed services. Visit


    TDS Telecom, headquartered in Madison, Wis., employs nearly 2,700 people and is a subsidiary of Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. [NYSE: TDS], a Fortune 1000® company. Founded in 1969, TDS Inc. employs 9,400 people and has approximately six million connections nationwide through its businesses U.S. Cellular, TDS Telecom, OneNeck IT Solutions LLC, and TDS Broadband Service. TDS Inc. has been named to several Forbes lists, including America's Best Employers for Diversity, Best Large Employers, and Best Employers for Women. Visit


    This Specialist – Project Coordinator / Sr. Specialist – Project Coordinator position 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.



    *TDS can hire as a Specialist, or Sr. Specialist based on relevant experience, candidate pool, and business needs.  


    • 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.


    Required Qualifications 


    Specialist - Project Coordinator

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

    Sr. Specialist - Project Coordinator 

    • 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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