Project Manager

  • location: Portland, OR
  • type: Contract
  • salary: $35 - $43 per hour

job description

Project Manager

job summary:
A Project Manager is needed for a manufacturing company considered one of the world's leading innovators in materials science in the Portland, OR area. Company Optical Communication's Project Services group needs a Project Manager to join their national team. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative and tactical support for major customers in the Pacific Northwest.

location: Portland, Oregon
job type: Contract
salary: $35 - 43 per hour
work hours: 8am to 5pm
education: Associates
- Read and understand FTTX (fiber to the home) NDS and CAD designs

- Working understanding of fiber optic architectures

- Communicate and follow up with customers' requests as required about specific projects

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

- Track and report on material status for projects

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

- As needed support project manager to visit project sites to evaluate progress and respond to customers' concerns or questions

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

- Assist with updating project data in various systems

- Create reporting and tracking spreadsheets for projects

- Organize & Communicate project schedules and timelines

Required Skills:

- Associate Degree or higher required

- Project Management - 2 + years

- Ability to follow directions and take initiative when required

- Extensive knowledge with Microsoft Office products: Excel, Word, 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

- Works well in team environment and with peers - team player

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

- 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.

- Familiarization/working knowledge with Frontiers FROGS and Varasset platforms

- 100% fluent in English

Desired Qualifications:

- Familiarity with Procore project management software

- Experience in the construction industry

- Superior administrative and organizational skills

- Demonstrated record of delivering high quality results, resume

- Knowledge of building/reading splice plans.

- Knowledge/experience with field/site walkouts.

- Hands-on experience splicing and testing fiber optic networks

- Experience providing hands-on instruction in either a field or classroom environment

- Experience with "underground" construction. Trenching, plowing, and boring.

- Understanding of RUS (Rural Utility Service)

- Familiarization with Company fiber optic products


  • Experience level: Experienced
  • Minimum 2 years of experience
  • Education: Associates (required)
  • Project Management
  • Optics
  • CAD

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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