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Supervisor, Construction & Planning

  • Full time, Day
  • Travel: Yes, 5% of the time

Job Category: Construction

Job Level: Team Lead/Supervisor

Division: Cox Communications


  • 7401 Florida Blvd, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Lafayette LA
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Job Summary :

The Supervisor, Construction and Planning plans, coordinates and builds new, rebuild and upgrade construction projects. Performs field engineering, creates efficient route designs and estimates costs. Allocates and activates fiber. Plans network splicing for coax and fiber optic networks. Obtains access and right-of-way agreements. Coordinates permitting and pole applications, joint-trenching, and make-ready for utility poles. Repairs and inspects Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) networks and ensures backbone is available for launch or deployment of products.

Essential Responsibilities & Duties:

  • Review and approve all project designs and determine cost effectiveness.

  • Facilitates new business opportunities by conducting feasibility studies, inclusive of planning coordinating and budgeting activities.

  • While at the same time managing budget and capital expenses and resources relative to the projects.

  • Coordinates all processes, communication, accountabilities, and procedures associated with the project.

  • Research, compiles, and reports current data relative to the project.

  • Develops and monitors plans and timetable for execution of project and ensures effective monitoring and analyses of business objectives related to the project.

  • Interprets and implements company and departmental policies and procedures.

  • Monitors and oversees Planning operations to provide complete, quality services with exceptional reliability and performance.

  • Promotes continued development of team members and self.

  • Develops processes to meet regulatory compliance for Planning and Construction. Ensures compliance of Headend/MTC environment standards.

  • Monitors the Remedy Queue

  • Ensures FCC compliance.

  • Manages long-range plans for expansion, budgets, and planning.

  • Reaches out to other Cox locations/peers for sharing of best practices, lessons learned, reliability and operational efficiencies.

  • Maintains workflow databases and updates schedules.

  • Participates in managing and estimating revenue forecasts, material planning, capital, and expense budgets.

  • Establishes aggressive timelines for work to ensure project meets due dates.

  • Sets priorities and reviews performance of staff.

  • Ensures work-zone safety, work quality and customer satisfaction.

  • May oversee the splicing and activation work involving construction and repair of the fiber optic network.

  • Responsible for hiring, developing, coaching, and setting performance goals and expectations for employees, conducts performance evaluations, monitors workflow, sets priorities.

  • Oversees the scheduling of projects to ensure that objectives are met.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma/GED and 5 years’ experience in a related field. (i.e., Outside Plant Construction or Telecommunications Technical Operations, Computer/Admin.). The right candidate could also have a different combination, such as a bachelor’s degree in a related discipline and 3 years’ experience in a related field; a master's degree and 1 year of experience; or a Ph.D. and up to 1 year of experience.

  • Requires strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.

  • Excellent leadership, interpersonal, written, verbal and collaborative skills to work effectively with teams throughout organization.

  • Valid local state Driver’s License with driving record that meets Cox standards.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Degree in related discipline strongly desired

  • 2 or more years of experience in a leadership role

  • Experience in cable and/or telecommunications construction


Compensation includes a base salary of $70,700.00 - $106,100.00. The base salary may vary within the anticipated base pay range based on factors such as the ultimate location of the position and the selected candidate’s knowledge, skills, and abilities. Position may be eligible for additional compensation that may include an incentive program.


The Company offers eligible employees the flexibility to take as much vacation with pay as they deem consistent with their duties, the company’s needs, and its obligations; seven paid holidays throughout the calendar year; and up to 160 hours of paid wellness annually for their own wellness or that of family members. Employees are also eligible for additional paid time off in the form of bereavement leave, time off to vote, jury duty leave, volunteer time off, military leave, parental leave, and COVID-19 vaccination leave.

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is the largest private telecom company in America, serving six million homes and businesses. That’s a lot, but we also proudly serve our employees. Our benefits and our award-winning culture are just two of the things that make Cox a coveted place to work. If you’re interested in bringing people closer through broadband, smart home tech and more, join Cox Communications today! 

About Cox

Cox empowers employees to build a better future and has been doing so for over 120 years. With exciting investments and innovations across transportation, communications, cleantech and healthcare, our family of businesses – which includes Cox Automotive and Cox Communications – is forging a better future for us all. Ready to make your mark? Join us today! 


Benefits of working at Cox may include health care insurance (medical, dental, vision), retirement planning (401(k)), and paid days off (sick leave, parental leave, flexible vacation/wellness days, and/or PTO). For more details on what benefits you may be offered, visit our benefits page.

Cox is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer - All qualified applicants/employees will receive consideration for employment without regard to that individual’s age, race, color, religion or creed, national origin or ancestry, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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