Project Manager, Broadband at CobbFendley

  • Administrative Jobs, Project Manager Jobs
  • Permanent Employment
  • 1 month ago
  • Texas, America
  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job experience 10+ Years

Job Description

Project Manager, Broadband at CobbFendley

Since 1980, CobbFendley has been committed to providing innovative engineering and surveying solutions with the goal of bettering communities. Our multi-discipline approach allows for the efficient completion of projects through experienced staff who focus on client communication. We are always seeking talented and qualified professionals to enhance our ability to provide clients with exceptional service. 


Are you ready to Join Our Block and advance your career? At CobbFendley, people are our most valued resource. We offer a(n): 

  • Competitive compensation package with comprehensive benefits including 401(k) Matching and Profit-sharing Contributions; Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP); Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance; Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance; Employer Funded and Voluntary Life Insurance; Tuition Reimbursement; and Continuing Education Programs 

  • Extended office closure from December 25 through January 1 to relax and enjoy the holidays 

  • Professional and personal growth through innovative in-house training and collaborative resources 

  • Community service opportunities through the CobbFendley Cares Committee, focusing on STEM Education, Hunger Relief, and Sustainable Solutions


CobbFendley is seeking a Project Manager in our El Paso, Texas office. 



The Project Manager shall manage all aspects of various utility design and coordination of OSP, ISP, fiber design and other utility-based project assignments. 


The successful candidate’s most important qualifications include the following.

  • Must have minimum 10+ years’ experience as a Project Manager for Utility Coordination – Broadband Design.

  • Engineer with a BSCE, BSME, or BSEE.

  • OSP, ISP fiber design and other utility-based project experience is preferred. 

  • Strong communication, organizational skills and attention to detail.

  • Working knowledge of external fiber network design, infrastructure, and engineering or related processes.

  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and analytical skills with high level of diplomacy and tact.

  • Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems

  • Identify complex problems and review related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

  • Understand the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

  • Motivation to work in a dynamic environment with strict deadlines.

  • Desire to collaborate with professionals and clients to increase your industry knowledge and grow in your career.

  • Commitment to perform responsibilities consistent with industry standards to achieve department and company goals.

  • Interest in developing relationships with clients, partners, and local organizations to remain a trusted resource in the community.


  • Manage Broadband project from start to finish, including being the main point of contact for the client(s). 

  • Primarily assist in the El Paso market with Broadband clients. 

  • Prepare proposals for new projects, develop cost estimates, and schedule. 

  • Perform project route analysis and high-level design for Fiber deployment. 

  • Prepare a data bank of all permitting agency requirements. 

  • Keep abreast of requirements of various permitting entities and any permitting requirement changes. 

  • Update project-specific trackers.

  • Build and mentor the Broadband team. Respond to questions from CAD Technicians and GIS Technicians. 

  • Learn and maintain knowledge of client standards, rules, and requirements for planning, construction, and documentation.

  • Assist with Business development in El Paso and relevant locations with Broadband clients. Support the Broadband Discipline lead and marketing with any help required to submit our qualification/proposal for major/minor pursuits. 

  • Request design drawings from various utilities as required for use in project designs. 

  • Research ongoing/future CIP projects for various cities/counties within project boundaries. 

  • Set up and maintain electronic files for projects and utility drawings. 

  • Develop/maintain project schedules and client exhibits (KMZ & other GIS platforms) which define project scope of work. 

  • Perform project route analysis and high-level design. 

  • Coordinate field investigating requests. 

  • Keep abreast of design changes from clients by responding to client request.

  • Learn and maintain knowledge of client standards, rules and requirements for planning, construction, and documentation. 

  • Coordinate and work alongside construction vendors in build progress and deliverables.

  • Assist design team in researching and determining required permits for various department projects. 

  • Coordinate with and request permitting information from permitting entities as required. 

  • Direct the submittal of permits to permitting entities. 

  • Track the submittal and approval of all permits thru internal spreadsheets. 

  • Update project specific trackers. 

  • Resolution of problems identified in unapproved permits. 

  • Submit, pick up, and obtain electronic signatures for drawings from the jurisdictional authority. 

  • Documentation and file share with vendors and contractors. 

  • Perform independent research and delegate changing priorities.

  • Work with minimal supervision and review design drawings, permit drawings, and GIS geodatabase deliverables (QA/QC).

  • Perform independent research and adapt to changing priorities.

  • Adhere to CobbFendley’s safety standards to uphold a safe and efficient environment.

  • Strive to create and maintain a work environment in which direct reports are treated with dignity, decency, and respect. Any act of unlawful discrimination or harassment should not be tolerated.

  • Maintain a professional attitude and fulfill responsibilities with integrity.

If and when the duties and responsibilities change and develop, the job description will be reviewed and subject to changes of business necessity.



  • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time. 

  • Mobility within the office including movement between floors and workstations. 

  • Repeated motions (e.g., typing, reaching, bending, lifting, and carrying). 

  • Communication with other employees and clients.



  • Most work is performed in a professional office environment. Some trips to client offices and job sites for observations will be required. 

  • Job site observations factors could include: walking and climbing on uneven surfaces, exposure to outdoor environments and extreme weather (heat and freezing temperatures), noise exposure, driving for extended periods of time, exposure to allergens (e.g., pollen, dust, cedar, sumac, poison ivy), exposure to construction and traffic work zones, possible hand and power tool use, and extended periods of Personal Protective Equipment use. 

  • Extended use of electronic devices (e.g., computers, printers, copiers, scanners, plotters, and telephones).

  • Use of cutting tools and equipment (e.g., plotting equipment, rotary paper cutter).



  • This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM MST.

  • This position may include the need for overtime hours.

  • This position’s hours fluctuate based on department needs. 



At CobbFendley, we are an equal opportunity employer, interested in qualified candidates with the requisite employment authorization eligibility to work in the United States. All candidates are considered regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability or veteran status, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.



  • Pre-Employment Screenings. All offers of employment at CobbFendley are contingent upon the prospective employee passing a drug screening, physical exam (if applicable), and various background verifications (including but not limited to 10-year history of the county, state, federal, and a 5-year history of motor vehicle records). 

  • Work Authorization + Sponsorship. Cobb, Fendley & Associates, Inc. participates in E-Verify. E-Verify is an Internet-based system operated by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in partnership with the Social Security Administration (SSA). The E-Verify system uses federal databases to rapidly validate individual identities and work eligibility from the information gathered in the Form I-9. CobbFendley will not sponsor applications of work visas. We understand that this could affect your decision to apply with these conditions in mind.

  • External Recruiting Agencies. CobbFendley does not and will not accept unsolicited resumes under any circumstances from independent recruiters, recruiting agencies, or similar entities. Recruiting activity on behalf of a candidate does NOT constitute CobbFendley’s acceptance of terms and conditions without prior contractual agreements signed by authorized CobbFendley personnel. Unsolicited resumes through any channels including cold calling, emails, applications, social media messaging, etc., will not be reviewed.

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