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Interconnect Engineer III

Interconnect Engineer III| Network | Houston, TX, USA

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The Interconnect Engineer - Will be responsible for the overall design, provisioning and optimization of Telco and Ethernet facilities to switch locations and cell sites in the Houston / Gulf Coast markets. Also responsible for development of reliable, cost effective designs, budgeting, procurement, implementation, and utilization of microwave transport, optical transport, Ethernet Services and leased transport ranging from DS1's to 10G Ethernet. The Interconnect Engineer will also be responsible for maintaining and forecasting of the expense and capital budgets for the transport department. This position will be expected to work with Switch Engineering, Cell Implementation, RF & Performance Engineering, and Operations in meeting the regions key objectives for system availability, network capacity, and reliability.

Program/Project Management

Manage all facets of large scale technical Programs and Projects to ensure deliverables are met within schedule, budget and quality goals using quality principles and appropriate program and project methodologies.

Responsible for the management of Region-wide activities, initiating sub-projects were applicable, monitoring & reporting Program & Project progress for the transport department.

Planning and execution of cross-functional and integrated project plans across functional boundaries.

Creation and maintenance of project documentation and development of all deliverables within the project management scope (Charter, Risk, Communication Plan, Success Metrics, Lessons Learned, etc).

Responsible for identifying and resolution of cross-functional issues that may impact critical project deliverables and of functional area conflicts at manager through vice-president levels.

Preparation and presentation of pertinent project material to key stakeholders, including Directors, Executive Directors, and Vice Presidents.

Establishment of project objectives and key metrics to meet project’s business goals.

Resolution of project issues and management of escalations and jeopardy process.

Resolve project issues and manage jeopardy process for the projects managed.  Risk assessment and development of risk mitigation plans associated with projects for the transport department.

Planning Activities/Network Business Process Improvement

  • 5 or more years experience managing large cross-functional projects
  • 3 or more years project management driving cross-functional teams
  • Experience in leadership roles in technology management
  • Understanding of various wireless network technologies including switching, RF, transport and data
  • Familiar with Ethernet services and data networks
  • Experience developing and implementing business process improvements
  • Demonstrated expert knowledge and proven experience with the full suite of Microsoft Office, including Microsoft Project, and the Primavera Software Application suite

Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Verizon is a Federal Contractor
  • Verizon requests veteran priority referrals
  • Verizon is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer M/F/Disability/Vet.

Job ID: 355682