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Project Manager| Network | Alpharetta, GA, USA

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Responsibilities

This is a Regional Project Manager position responsible for planning, coordinating, driving and managing medium and large scale network projects in a multi-department, multi-vendor infrastructure.  These projects may include market integrations, switch/cell integrations and build outs, antenna modifications, deployments, and others.

•  Manage large-scale engineering projects using Project Management tools (e.g., MS Project) to ensure objectives are met in a timely manner, within overall budget.
•  Work closely with a variety of groups both within and outside the Network Teams (including RF Design, Cell, Switch & Data Engineering, Transport, Real Estate, Operations, System Performance, Inventory, Translations, Technical Support, Headquarters and Area Planning).
•  Manage internal and external vendors to meet targeted network milestones and integration dates.  
•  Support corporate initiatives for engineering and ensure adherence to network engineering standards.
•  Maintain high performance level under varying degrees of pressure and uncertainty.
•  Coordinate and lead regular project meetings to keep the team abreast of (as well as track) overall status, changes, risks and major milestones.
•  Escalate issues and crash project plans when necessary to keep schedules on-track.
•  Establish contingency plans as needed throughout the duration of all projects.
•  Provide regular status reports for all managed projects.
•  Coordinate Lessons Learned post-mortem discussions to document and improve efficiencies of similar projects going forward.
•  A Bachelor’s degree is required (Project Management background), along with five or more years Project Management and  Technical experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry.  PMP Certification is preferred.
•  Knowledge of wireless network architecture preferred, to include hardware knowledge and experience of Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson LTE infrastructure, Voicemail platforms and Cisco / Juniper Routers.
•  Solid understanding of telecommunications industry standards preferred, functions and platforms such as: Ethernet backhaul, Microwave, Transport equipment, Industry Regulatory requirements, Real Estate processes, cellular hardware and connectivity.



Qualifications

•  Excellent Project Management skills and successful PM experience (PMP Certification preferred).
•  Working knowledge and experience of project management concepts.
•  Strong analytical and technical skills.
•  Persuasive Communication Skills - Communicates effectively verbally and in writing (in a clear and concise manner).  Applies appropriate grammar and listens attentively.  Presents ideas in a logical, compelling manner in both small and large group settings. Courteous, while persistent, in sharing and collecting information.
•  PC and desktop applications competency (especially Microsoft Project & Microsoft Office).
•Strong Decision-making and Leadership abilities (especially as it pertains to providing direction to teams that do not directly report to you). Appropriately use all available information and data.
•  A Positive ‘Can Do’ attitude. Must work efficiently with limited guidance / daily supervision.
•  Must be a team player. Excellent interpersonal skills are mandatory (including the ability to interact with technical & non-technical teams). 
•  Excellent organizational and problem solving abilities.
•  Displays a high level of involvement and commitment towards team’s success. 
•  Anticipates future workload and prepares accordingly.  Recognizes impact of decisions upon the rest of the organization, receives broad guidance and is accountable for project results.
•  Engages in group activities, translates functional/operational goals into team goals, establishes and modifies processes as needed to meet new challenges, demonstrates original thinking, openness to change and alternative solutions. 
•  Leads by example, demonstrates company values and policies, initiates action; assumes ownership for decisions and results.
•  Flexibility - Embraces change, Adapts communication style to setting, Investigates and implements alternate approaches to resolve difficult problems.
•  Able to work flexible hours and support night or weekend work as needed.
•  Valid Driver's License is required.
•  Some travel within the region will be required (to support overall project objectives).



Equal Employment Opportunity

Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet





Job ID: 343497