Make Ready Manager
Posted on 3/22/2024
Wade Trim

501-1,000 employees

Civil engineering company
Company Overview
At Wade Trim, we are committed to maximizing the value of your infrastructure investment. For nearly a century, we’ve been solving complex engineering challenges to create stronger communities. Our work approach is customized to fit each client and project. We use a collaborative, friendly style – built on excellent communication before, during and after your project – to deliver solutions you can stand behind.
Industrial & Manufacturing

Company Stage


Total Funding





Detroit, Michigan

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Experience Level
Architecture & Civil Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Construction Management
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 10 or more years of experience
  • Valid driver's license
  • Experience with Katapult, IKE GPS, O-Calc, Spida-Calc, or similar programs
  • Comfortable working in the field
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to work well with others
  • 2 or more years of engineering administrative experience OR 5 or more years of field engineering experience
  • 2 or more years of outside plant or joint use permitting experience
  • Knowledge of NESC standards for cable attachments, spacing, and midspans regulations, and utility pole owner regulations
  • Develop and train a Make Ready Team
  • Ensure project team has the knowledge and tools to complete tasks
  • Manage resources to successfully deliver project to client on time and under budget
  • Execute and/or lead execution of projects
  • Attend client, staff, and project meetings
  • Travel to job sites for weeks at a time for project execution, training, or quality purposes
  • Coordinate and design joint use pole attachments and make ready recommendations
  • Coordinate with Engineering Team Members regarding overall aerial processes
  • Gather appropriate information from field collection process to identify pole owners and complete the necessary application process
  • Perform various field inspections, site walks, katapult pole collections, etc.
  • Identify existing pole conditions including electrical equipment, pole configurations, and third party attachers
  • Read and understand construction prints, documents, and make ready summaries
  • Create 3-dimensional model of poles in O-Calc and Spida-Calc
  • Review utility poles and field notes to determine most accurate make ready solution
  • Perform structural loading calculations using O-Calc or Spida-Calc
  • Review proposed aerial projects and determine the overall cost analysis of the project
  • Provide solutions for poles that fail pole loading or are not good candidates for new attachments
  • Create make ready summaries for various pole owner requirements
  • Maintain a safe working environment