Manager, Network Engineering (44816) Wichita, Kansas

Position Details
In general, an employee in this sub-family: Manages a team who is responsible for the implementation of Plans, designs, and tests for complex voice, data, transport, or video/RF networks including individual components and interoperability of multiple network elements. May perform operational efficiency reviews and develop plans for improvements. Performs evaluation testing on hardware and software components for new or improved product offerings, network growth and/or customer-specific applications.

1-Manages staff including coordination of training and development for team members.
2-Manages capital and expense budgets.
3-Manages a team of personnel to ensure all test plans and installations take into account new interfaces, software enhancements, or changes in core products.
4-Oversees trending analysis and forecasting of various network elements to ensure system growth is accompanied by continued reliability.
5-Coordinates activities that minimize breaks in service and outages, and by facilitating internal and external communications and resolves scheduling issues.
6-Responsible for the preparation and monitoring of expense and capital budgets to assure cost effective expenditures in the department
7-Identifies and corrects operations barriers that hinder successful performance.
8-Provides technical assistance/direction to other departments as needed.
9-Evaluates and makes recommendation for the purchase of new test and plant equipment.
10-Prepares and maintains required departmental documentation including logs, reports and records.

Typical Training / Experience
Advanced degree and generally 5+ years experience in related field. Certification required in some areas

Influence/People Leadership - Manages Service, Production, or Support employees via subordinate supervisors OR a team of exempt professional individual contributors and associated support staff OR May be a manager without direct reports, with primary responsibility for overseeing special groups/projects or processes with dotted-line accountability to the field; Primary contribution is managing other people (rather than applying knowledge) ; Manages supervisors/team leaders and/or team of exempt individual contributors and associated support staff; Ensures performance planning, coaching, and evaluation occurs per policy

Supervision - Typically supervises supervisors/team leaders and/or a team of exempt professional individual contributors and associated support staff

Span Of Control/Complexity - Typically supervises a team of professional individual contributors; may also directly or indirectly supervise support staff; activities are typically more diverse covering multiple functions OR Activities are highly specific and complex focused on a single subject matter OR May be responsible for complex projects having significant scope/impact

Decision-Making Authority - With oversight from higher level managers, achieves planned results by decisions and actions based on professional methods, business principles, and practical experience

Financial - Contributes to development of an operating plan and budget; Generally responsible for managing or coordinating expenses within a budget or part of a larger budget; May manage or coordinate a project budget or multiple project budgets

Consequence Of Error - Actions at this level can cause or prevent delays, inefficiencies or unnecessary expense that measurably affect operational results of a CCI business or the efficiency and effectiveness of a team &/or projects managed.

Typical Problems Solved - Solutions require analysis and investigation beyond what might have been applied in past experiences; problems are broadly defined and require interpretation

Core Functions - Manages a part of a department or large project team; Supervises, coordinates, provides leadership to and reviews the work of professional and supervisory level subordinates in order to accomplish operational plans and results; Estimates staffing needs and schedules and assigns work to direct reports , subunits and/or project team to meet service and budget targets

Technical/Admin Work Performed - May spend a significant portion of time as an individual contributor performing assignments that require a higher level of experience or technical expertise than direct reports OR May be an in-depth functional manager OR May manage complex projects or processes

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