Construction Planner I

Cox Communications
Job Description

At Cox, we’re forward-thinking innovators who put people first. Our award-winning workplace culture is centered on inclusion and kindness, and we’re looking for people to join our mission to be a force for good in the world. Come build a better future with us across automotive, communications, the environment and more.

We want to do everything we can to keep our employees safe and healthy. Therefore, where permitted by applicable law, you will need to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to be considered for this U.S.-based job. Reasonable accommodations for medical and religious objections will of course be considered.

Keep reading to learn more about this opportunity to join the Cox family of businesses.

Role Summary

Plans and coordinates construction builds, rebuilds, and upgrades.  Performs field assessments, creates efficient route designs, and estimates costs.  Plans network splicing for coax and fiber optic networks.  May obtain access and right-of-way agreements where applicable.  Coordinates permitting and pole applications, joint-trenching, and make-ready for utility poles. Repairs and inspects Hybrid Fiber Coax (HFC) and/or Fiber networks to maintain construction standards.  Ensures HFC/Fiber network readiness for launch or deployment of products. 

Primary Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Provides oversight of construction project to include materials, contract labor, resources, and estimates to include timelines and expected expenses.  Primary work will be in support of plant extensions, cable replacements, third party damages, serviceability, repair quality checks, small/medium retail operations, network rebuilds, network relocates and upgrades.
  • Performs site assessments of proposed construction projects, ensures alternative routing paths, and assesses cost-effective design for construction.
  • Coordinates all customer implementation activities including site walk-throughs, pre-construction meetings, verification of demarcation point, coordinates access for subcontract labor, and requests private utility information.      
  • Coordinates contractor work, coordinate and/or obtains permits, building access, or ROW agreements where applicable, distributes design prints and other necessary working documents. Negotiates and approves design or construction changes with contractors and/or customers.
  • Coordinates with public works personnel, developers, customers, building owners, and utilities on projects.           
  • Completes associated tasks within workflow databases and updates schedules.
  • Estimates construction costs, prepares budgets, manages change orders, approve contractor invoices and tracks expenses.
  • Participates in managing and estimating revenue forecasts, material planning, capital and expense budgets.           
  • Inspect construction work or coordinate inspection assignments.
  • Releases addresses as serviceable and notifies other departments of serviceability.
  • As projects are completed, perform tasks to close tasks in database/tool, reconcile assets, and generate reports to ensure proper closure of project.
  • Partners with contractors to ensure Cox standards are applied to construction builds.
  • Participates in BCP, business continuity plan, events as needed.



  • 1 or more year of experience in related field (i.e., Construction Planning, Field Operations or Network Operations) with a Telecommunications company
  • Prior basic technical skills related to coordinating work and time& cost estimation.
  • Able to follow established construction planning processes
  • Proficient using Computer and Microsoft Office Suite (Adobe, Word, Outlook, Excel) applications in a work setting
  • Requires ability to read and interpret system drawings civil plans and other tactical documents


  • 2 years of experience in related area of responsibility (e.g., construction planning, network maintenance experience or Project Management experience)

Who We Are

About Cox Communications

Cox Communications is committed to creating meaningful moments of human connection through broadband applications and services. The largest private telecom company in America, we proudly serve six million homes and businesses across 18 states. We're dedicated to empowering others to build a better future and celebrate diverse products, people, suppliers, communities and the characteristics that makes each one unique.

About Cox 

We are the Cox family of businesses. We’ve been making our mark since 1898 by building and evolving world-class businesses, staying true to our values, and encouraging top talent to always look for growth and impact while building a career with us.  Our primary divisions – Cox Communications and Cox Automotive – are driving a new wave of innovation, powering smart cities with powerhouse broadband communications and pioneering greener, more progressive transportation alternatives for individuals and fleet operators.  We’re also expanding into new spaces like cleantech and healthcare to rev up our momentum toward building a better future for the next generation.  We’re looking for the talent today who will be our leaders tomorrow. Sound intriguing? Learn more about where we are today, where we hope you’ll be going with us, and the common purpose that unites us at 

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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