Datacommunications Project Manager

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Project Manager
  • Systems / Operations
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Data / Database
  • Communications
Viewing technology in the context of work, scholarship and campus life, TTS is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology services that support Tufts’ mission of teaching, learning, research, and service. Understanding that IT enables innovation, TTS prioritizes holistic, human-centered design strategies to create timely and intuitive services, applications and tools that differentiate the Tufts experience.
Across our diverse and creative teams, we engage and focus our collective talent to strengthen Tufts’ strategic IT capabilities. To keep pace with our community’s emerging needs, we continue to evolve our competencies across four main families of practice, including Planning and Design, Service Delivery and Operations, Data Strategy, and Academic Technology. 

Thinking and acting strategically with technology occurs through strong partnerships and an engaged community. Additionally, for technologies to take on integral meaning to our work, we also need reliable and consistent support in using them. With staff across all of Tufts’ campuses, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community and to enable the broadest possible access.

Come join our collaborative, flexible work environment, where leadership is valued at all levels of the organization, and opportunities abound to work with leading technologies and learn new skills.

The Datacom Services Project Manager provides day-to-day project management service across the University for numerous telecommunication and data communication infrastructure and construction related projects. Responsibilities of the position include: creating Datacom Infrastructure Design Proposals, drafting formal and informal Statements of Works and estimates, coordinating site reviews with prospective contractors to outline project details, and facilitating the solicitation of contractor bids through the planning, preparing and distributing of RFQ’s and RFP’s. It is the Datacom Services Project Manager’s responsibility to ensure that tasks are completed within expected timelines. This position is also responsible for quality control and process improvement, and will conduct audits and site visits to ensure that the Tufts Tel/Data Standards and Wiring Specifications are met.



Basic Requirements:

  • High School Diploma with 5+ years of experience managing telecommunications cabling projects, designing and implementing copper twisted pair and fiber optic outside and inside plant cabling, and horizontal structured cabling. 

  • Experience working with 3rd party vendors to coordinate existing and new services.

  • Licenses needed: BICSI RCDD, Valid Driver’s License.

  • Ability to distinguish between different colors, interpret and prepare drawings, blue prints and schematics, experience with different data, phone and CATV network infrastructures, topologies and equipment.

  • Comprehensive experience using Microsoft Office, Visio, and AutoCAD to prepare project design prints. 

  • Comprehensive knowledge of current TIA and BICSI standards, and the National Electrical Code and National Electrical Safety Code. Experience sizing and coordinating UPS installations. 

  • Comprehensive experience with aerial and underground cabling design, installation, and construction best practices. 

  • Proven ability to succeed in a fast, multi-task environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelors or Associate’s Degree in related in field.

  • Design of cable support systems - equipment cabinets and associated wiring and cable management hardware.

  • Design of pathway and termination equipment including; cable tray, racks, conduits, cable supports, wire managers, etc.

  • Understanding of Wireless and VoIP networking and cellular telecommunication technologies.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of electrical and electronic theory.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of test equipment and tools required for the maintenance of communication equipment.

  • Comprehensive understanding of UPS operation and maintenance.

  • Must be a self-starter with excellent problem-solving skills and able to work with a minimum of supervision.

Special Work Schedule Requirements:
Occasional evening or weekend work, as well as the ability to participate in a 24x7 on call rotation for major incident support activities. 

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.