Sr Manager, Large Projects

| Greater Boulder Area
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Company Description

Zayo provides mission-critical bandwidth to the world’s most impactful companies, fueling the innovations that are transforming our society. Zayo’s 133,000-mile network in North America and Europe includes extensive metro connectivity to thousands of buildings and data centers. Zayo’s communications infrastructure solutions include dark fiber, private data networks, wavelengths, Ethernet, and dedicated Internet access. Zayo serves wireless and wireline carriers, media, tech, content, finance, healthcare and other large enterprises.

Position Description

Zayo is actively deploying large-scale fiber optic and lit networks throughout the United States in support of wireless, E-Rate and large enterprise deployments. These projects may leverage Zayo’s existing fiber plant but also include extensive new Outside Plant (OSP) network construction to deliver fiber connectivity. New OSP construction activities include design, engineering, permitting, construction, splice and test of new fiber spans. Lit projects will also include the deployment and commissioning of electronics to core node and end user locations in order to deliver service.

The Manager, Large Projects leads a team of project managers who are responsible for the overall successful implementation and delivery of these projects.


The Manager, Large Projects has end-to-end program management responsibility for the successful planning, execution and delivery of all scales of FTT projects as well as large E-Rate projects in their geographical region. They maintain stringent project controls and a disciplined, methodical approach to proactively and transparently maintain a clear view of project progress and delivery expectations across the projects in the region. They are responsible for accurate regular gross install revenue forecasting – communicating risk and upsides transparently.

The Manager, Large Projects leads a team of Large Project Managers who in turn lead cross-functional teams of outside plant project managers (OSP PM), fiber engineers, network engineers and service delivery coordinators to successfully and proactively:

· Lead all elements of network installationClosely manage internal staff and external vendors through the design, permitting, construction and integration process. Ensure the team is working efficiently and effectively in all phases of project execution. Recommend and facilitate the execution of organizational or reporting adjustments as required to maintain optimal project execution.

· Manage customer requirements and expectationsMaintain constant alignment with the customer regarding schedule, technical requirements, build responsibilities and handoffs. Provide regular project updates to the customer throughout the life of the project. Proactively identify and resolve customer-facing issues.

· Develop and manage the project scheduleLeveraging Zayo tools, build and validate the project schedule with the project team and ensure the plan meets project objectives. Diligently maintain the project schedules over the life of the project. Ensure the project schedule accurately reflects the project status and is effective in managing the project status throughout the project.

· Develop and manage the project budgetLeveraging Zayo tools, build and validate the project budget with the assistance and input of the project team. Ensure the projected project spend is maintained over the life of the project and proactively resolve any budget issues.

· Aggressively manage executionManage against the schedule and budget baselines to drive progress, identify and mitigate risks and achieve measurable results. Ensure all team members are in alignment with goals, are accountable for their results and are effectively contributing to the team’s success. Diligently identify, track, follow up and resolve on all issues and actions encountered by Zayo and the customer

· Develop and implement project processes, reporting and metrics that record progress, ensure quality, reinforce ownership and accountability, demonstrate trends, identify bottlenecks and achieve results. Adapt current reporting to the specific needs of the project or develop new reporting as required. 

· Transparently report project progressClearly chart and report project progress. Use key indicators to uncover unhealthy trends or issues before they become project impacting. Proactively raise issues (schedule, budget, technical, quality, customer experience, contractual, etc.) along with mitigation recommendations to leadership and oversee the execution of get-well plans. Maintain constant customer communications on key events and schedule movers.


 · 10 years+ successful direct report people leadership in a high scale network deployment setting           

· Proven ability to mentor and develop talent and build highly performing teams

· 10 years+ successful overall project management responsibility of large-scale network deployments, ideally related to OSP, Ethernet and/or wireless networks

· Ability to proactively and critically work through new projects and impact change to current processes

· Proven ability to develop large project schedules and budgets, maintain forecasts and manage against a scope of work

· Process and metrics-based management style. Exceptional report development, implementation and analysis skills. Ability to adapt existing reporting or develop new reporting to match the unique and changing needs of each project while working within Zayo reporting standards. Extreme attention to detail and an inherent need to understand. Must be strong in Excel (formulas, macros, pivots), Access or similar. 

· Proven ability to manage a virtual team across various functional and/or geographic regions to ensure engagement, maintain goal alignment, achieve results and make the project a rewarding experience for the team. Must be able to provide direction to multiple functions to ensure project timelines and contractual commitments are met.

· Ability to act as a customer escalation point.

· Experience with contract/construction management including RFP preparation, budgeting and control estimates, bid review and award, change order management, materials management and project closeout is a plus

· Understanding of OSP construction management is a plus to include OSP construction methodologies, route feasibility and design development, OSP engineering, permitting, make ready and construction processes, OSP metrics and measures

· Understanding of network architecture specific to determining project dependencies and critical path activities

· Working knowledge of GIS-based tools such as MapInfo, ArcView or Google Earth

· Working knowledge of Salesforce is a plus            


Other Requirements:

 · Passionate, positive, business-minded leader          

· Motivated team leader with strong work ethic and high standards for work quality

· Ability to develop and maintain a team chemistry in a dotted-line environment

· Strong management and interpersonal skills

· Experience with telecom network deployment, project management databases and tracking systems

· High level understanding of telecommunication products and services knowledge preferred

· Excellent internal and external team building skills

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills including metrics, reporting and dashboards

· 5 years minimum project management experience required

· PMP certification a plus

· Flexible work hours and some travel           



 ·  Competitive compensation

· Excellent benefits including health, dental, vision, 401 (k), disability and life insurance

· Fitness membership discounts

· Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave 


 CO Salary Range: $98k-$130k



Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time

Benefits, Rewards & Wellness

  • Excellent Health, Dental & Vision Insurance

  • Retirement 401(k) Savings Plan

  • Fitness membership discounts

  • Generous paid time off policy including paid parental leave

Please note, in accordance with Zayo's commitment to providing and maintaining a workplace free of recognized hazards, all U.S. and Canadian employees and any employee, vendor, customer, or visitor who enters a Zayo office or facility in the U.S. and Canada must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of such vaccination. If you are hired by Zayo, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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In Colorado we have campuses in Downtown Denver and on 29th Street Mall in Boulder, where employees can benefit from access to restaurants, retail, fitness and more!

What are Zayo Perks + Benefits

Zayo Benefits Overview

Zayo Group is committed to providing our employees with a benefits program that is both comprehensive and competitive. Our benefits program offers health care, dental and vision coverage, as well as financial security to our employees and their families.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
B Strong, Greenhouse Scholars, A Precious Child, AMP the Cause, There With Care, Boulder Parks and Rec, and many more....
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Highly diverse management team
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) enable you to put aside money for important expenses & help reduce your income taxes at the same time. Zayo employees can contribute up to $2,650 annually.
Disability Insurance
If you are out of work for an extended period or time due to a disabling injury or illness, disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $5000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Dental exams can help you & your dentist detect problems in the early stages when treatment is simpler & costs are lower. Regular exams are an important part of maintaining your medical health.
Vision Benefits
The vision plan covers routine eye exams and also pays for all or a portion of the costs of glasses or contact lenses if you need them.
Health Insurance Benefits
Each person's health care needs are different. That's why our medical plan offers multiple options (3) so that you can choose the coverage level best-suited to your personal situation.
Life Insurance
Your family depends on your income for a comfortable lifestyle and for the resources necessary to make their dreams a reality! Zayo offers Basic Term Life and AD&D as well as supplemental insurance.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Team workouts
Do you love working out? So do we which is why Zayo offers access to group fitness sessions and company-sponsored events, such as the B Strong Ride.
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
Zayo Group offers a 401(k) plan through Fidelity. Eligible employees may join the plan as soon as administratively feasible after their date of hire and may contribute up to the IRS limit of $19,000.
401(K) Matching
Zayo matches 50% of employee contributions up to 4% with a cap at 2% match.
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Zayo employees receive between 0 and 25 days per year of paid time off based on years of service.
Paid Volunteer Time
We encourage our employees to give back to our communities by providing 4 hours of Volunteer Time Off per quarter.
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Zayo Group offers the option to elect Commuter Benefits which helps you pay for public transportation and parking costs while commuting to and from work using pretax dollars.
Company Outings
Game Room
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted twice monthly and include alcoholic and non-alcoholic options.
Parking is available at Zayo offices.
Recreational Clubs
Love sports? So do we! We offer a variety of options to get involved with your co-workers outside of the office.
Fitness Subsidies
We strongly believe that there is nothing more important than the health and well-being of our employees and families. To promote health and fitness, Zayo has partnered with GymPass.
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
The tuition reimbursement program provides an opportunity for Zayo employees to further their education and to apply to be reimbursed for eligible education expenses.
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Zayo is committed to providing opportunities for employees to expand and grow their knowledge base through lunch and learn sessions.
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning

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