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22 Feb 2023

Full-Time Director-Network Construction

becky.horwood – Posted by becky.horwood Anywhere

Job Description

Join TDS Telecom in your new role as Director-Network Construction, you will be responsible for ISP and OSP construction, Critical System Infrastructure, Right of Way, building the network infrastructure needs and then optimizing that network capacity for Telecom (ILEC, CLEC, and Cable). In this role you will serve as a primary liaison between Field Services, MSCO, and other Network Services entities to determine the proper timing of deploying and optimization our network infrastructure builds, working within the capital budget targets. This involves taking input from other Network Services entities, Field Services, and MSCO and determining the priority of fulfilling various network needs. This includes the deploying of Central Office Equipment and deployment of Outside Plant infrastructure, Critical Infrastructure, including managing Right of Way and Contractors. This also involves working to maintain our Metasolv,GIS, CAD, and Martens Plant Record systems so that as network is constructed it is also recorded and available for sales. This involves working with the major switching, transmission equipment and next generation technologies including PON, VOIP, IPTV and wireless.

This position has the ability to work remotely in any of the 40+ States in which TDS Telecom operates.

TDS Telecommunications LLC (TDS Telecom/TDS®) delivers high-speed internet, TV entertainment, and phone services to rural and suburban communities across the U.S. With 1.2 million connections, TDS is a rapidly growing technology company. Powered by fiber-optics and new industry-leading technologies, TDS delivers up to 8 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

  • Provides leadership for all “Construction” personnel including ISP Construction, OSP construction, Critical Infrastructure, Right of Way, Contractors, developing people, budgeting, process improvements, training, resource allocation and cost control.
  • Primary interfaces with the Field Services, Net Ops, GRA, and MSCO to ensure successful implementation of the Voice, Video and Data network within the financial (OPex and Capex) targets established.
  • Meets with and actively manages various vendors, from equipment vendors to data circuit providers to deliver what they promise on time and within the expected cost structure.
  • Oversees and coordinates the preparation and management of the Telecom Network Services capital and expense budget. Including assigned program level capital responsibilities.
  • Control related activities including the applicable NS Sox controls related to fixed assets, Capital spending, call detail billing and network security.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or higher) –OR-4+ years professional work experience.
  • 15+ years of experience in the telecommunications field including assignments in the engineering, construction, and local company operations area.
  • 10+ years of experience in management or supervisory role.

Other Qualifications

  • Master’s in Business Administration degree highly desirable.
  • Proven ability to communicate complex issues effectively to varied audiences, among them senior executives. Must be able to distill complex information to its most salient points for key decision-makers.
  • Product Development and Management experience considered a plus
  • Proven experience developing initiatives with concrete results.
  • Proven leadership ability, demonstrating coaching of network and contact center professionals.
  • Proven ability to assess risks, develop risk management plans-both formal and informally-and to drive toward execution in the presence of imperfect information
  • Superior ability to analyze and forecast resource needs and to optimize those needs across many projects.
  • Proven ability to provide excellent judgment and leadership in crisis management situations.
  • Proven ability to effectively interact with peers to develop near-term and long-term strategies.


As a part of your total compensation, #TDS provides a comprehensive, competitive benefit package. This benefit plan addresses 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.

At TDS, we embrace Equal Employment Opportunity by valuing our differences and consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any other status protected by law. To learn about our diversity & inclusion philosophy and culture, click here!

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Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: 100,000 and above.

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