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About Us: 
Motive is a full service, self-performing, turnkey, infrastructure solutions provider for the wireless and wireline telecommunications industry. We are a single point of accountability for designing, building, upgrading, and maintaining your networks. No project hands-off minimizes overall development time & cost and maximizes quality control. Our areas of expertise are Site acquisition, Architecture, engineering & design, Project & construction management, Installation & maintenance, Product Sales & Distribution

FREE Medical Insurance
* Dental and Vision Insurance
* 401(k) program with company match
* Life Insurance Benefits
* HSA and FSA
* Work boot reimbursement
* Paid time off and paid holidays
* Cellular Discounts
* Paid Overtime
* Per Diem
* Referral Program

Purpose and Scope:

The OSP (Outside Plant) Project Manager oversees deployment of OSP projects. They participate in and establish plans, budgets and schedules. Their work involves coordination of multiple resources (time, materials and personnel) along with performance of regular, detailed inspection.


  • Establishes and manages overall project budget.
  • Drafts and submits budget proposals and recommends subsequent changes where necessary.
  • Prepares for monthly audits regarding usage of any client material.
  • Tracks consumption of, and provides cost control for, company-purchased materials.
  • Ensures contractor redlines, as-builts, and invoices are accurate and timely.
  • Negotiates with vendors to gain preferable pricing.
  • Ensures timely invoicing upon completion.
  • Approves all vendor-related expenses.
  • Procures and/or requisitions needed equipment and materials.
  • Mentors and leads a team.
  • Completes and submits applications for licenses and permits, as necessary.
  • Ensures employees or contractors are operating safely and within permitting requirements.
  • Schedules and runs project team meetings, involving analysis of team reports and troubleshooting.
  • Documents project progress including any deviations or variations from schedule or budget.
  • Performs initial setup of OSP tracker.
  • Provides design oversight and organizes the scope of work into prioritized segments.
  • Facilitates client meetings and performs site visits.
  • Oversees and regulates daily team productivity and performs quality control on work performed.
  • Builds and develops relationships with others, ranging from clients, subcontractors, local authorities, to internal teams and company management.
  • Ensures maps are walked out and signed off before work is performed.
  • Monitors for timely completion of make ready and underground locates.
  • Monitors and ensures contractor street sheets are timely submitted prior to advancing work.
  • Directs and manages project development from beginning to end and acts as single point-of-contact for external parties.
  • Defines project scope, goals, and deliverables in collaboration with company management.
  • Delegates tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel.
  • Identifies and resolves any issues and/or potential conflicts.
  • Anticipates, mitigates and escalates project issues as required.
  • Plans and coordinates use of team resources.
  • Prepares and provides regular status reports to project team and company management.
  • Regularly attends or participates in meetings, calls or other communications.
  • Builds, develops, and grows business relationships vital to the success of the project and/or to future business.
  • All other duties as required.

Skills / Other:

  • Customer service orientation.
  • Strong problem-solver.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, plus strong interpersonal skills.

Education/ Training:

  • High School graduate or equivalent, required.  Higher degree or certificate in relevant area, preferred.
  • Computer proficiency with MS Office Suite, particularly Excel and any other data management programs.
  • Familiarity with Visio and Google Earth, preferred.
  • Ability to read and understand A&E drawings.
  • PMP certification, preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of rules governing work in the public right-of-way and in private property.
  • Understanding FTTH, G-Pon, and E-Pon plant designs.


  • 2-4 Years of Project Management involving OSP. 
  • Must have experience working with local codes, plus GO95 Aerial and GO128 Underground.

Compensation: $110K - 130K

Motive Energy Telecommunications provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race (including traits historically or culturally associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion (including religious dress and religious grooming), color, age (40 and over), genetic information, disability (mental and physical), medical condition (as defined under state law), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver's license issued under section 12801.9 of the California Vehicle Code), ancestry, sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression), sexual orientation, marital status, familial status, parental status, domestic partner status, citizenship status, pregnancy (including perceived pregnancy, childbirth, lactation, or pregnancy-related conditions), military caregiver status, military status, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law. Motive Energy Telecommunications complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training. Motive Energy Telecommunications expressly prohibits any form of unlawful employee harassment or discrimination based on any of these protected categories.

The duties and responsibilities described above are not a comprehensive list and that additional tasks may be assigned. The scope of the job may change as necessitated by business demands.