When you join Verizon

Verizon is a leading provider of technology, communications, information and entertainment products, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our ambition and united in our shared purpose to shape a better future. Here, we have the ability to learn and grow at the speed of technology, and the space to create within every role. Together, we are moving the world forward – and you can too. Dream it. Build it. Do it here.

What you’ll be doing...

Join Verizon as we continue to expand our industry-leading network to improve the ways people, businesses, and things connect. We are investing in our network to improve the way we live, work, and communicate. Our one fiber build will be critical in laying the foundation for all future connectivity supporting a best-in-class 5G network and the Internet of Things (IoT) to impact a wide variety of industries such as healthcare, education, manufacturing, public safety, government, and many others. We are in the midst of historic breakthroughs in connectivity and mobility to blend the physical and the digital through cutting-edge technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, nanotechnologies, 3D printing, wearables, and advanced robotics. As part of this team, you will play a critical role in building a fiber network that supports all lines of business with reliability that keeps millions of our customers connected.

Our ability to deliver projects on-time and on-budget is critical to driving innovation for our customers. You’ll be responsible for end-to-end project management of our large scale OSP fiber builds within a defined geographic area. You’ll support a project team of engineers and help lead external vendors to effectively manage multiple deliverables.

  • Building and maintaining excellent communication and relationships with several cross-functional teams.
  • Collaborating with the project teams for clear understanding of project scope to drive target deliverables that will meet company goals.
  • Developing and implementing corrective action or contingency plans to mitigate impact to project schedules and overall business objectives.
  • Coordinating and Leading regular project meetings to effectively manage overall status, changes, risks and major milestones.
  • Researching and reporting on high priority, time sensitive issues that require a high degree of accuracy delivered in a professional manner to multiple levels of management.
  • Reporting and summarizing project information into easy to understand communications that keeps everyone in the loop and on track.
  • Demonstrating initiative, anticipating and preparing for upcoming situations, and acting quickly to address issues before they become problems.
  • Driving process improvements, adopting best practices, and documenting procedures for the project team to improve team performance.
  • Keeping capital spending for all assigned projects within budget forecasts and providing regular reports on current and projected spending.

What we’re looking for...

You’re a strong project manager – organized, detail oriented, and efficient. You’ve got excellent negotiation skills, and can work effectively with a variety of stakeholders, even in challenging situations. You’re proactive, driven, creative and persistent in solving problems, and you approach every situation with a can-do, team-player attitude. You take ownership of issues and their successful resolution. Your superior time management, prioritization, and planning skills help you thrive in a dynamic work environment with laser-sharp focus on deliverables and timelines.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • PMP, VLSS, and/or other related certifications.
  • Transformation mindset with the ability to manage challenging situations and recommend effective solutions to drive adoption of new programs and processes.
  • Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate knowledge and expertise to provide insight and direction to the business.
  • Experience with analyzing, mining, and evaluating data to measure gaps, performances, and use of data for efficiency purposes.
  • Experience managing third party vendors to deliver on a build plan that includes but is not limited to design, engineering, permitting, construction, reporting, contracts, negotiations.
  • Experience in Identifying, monitoring, reporting and escalating project-related issues to achieve timely resolution.
  • Experience managing/working with large cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with contracts and negotiations to resolve vendor claims.
  • Knowledge of wireless and wireline telecommunications.
  • Ability to quickly resolve complex problems and identify, develop and quantify any required corrective action to keep program schedules on track.
  • Capability to work in a fast-paced environment under tight deadlines as you manage multiple work assignments with competing priorities.
  • Knowledge of operating systems and applications including: Windows, MS Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, VISIO, Microsoft Project, G-suite.
  • Effective leadership, and communications skills.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We're proud to be an equal opportunity employer - and celebrate our employees' differences, including race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, and Veteran status. At Verizon, we know that diversity makes us stronger. We are committed to a collaborative, inclusive environment that encourages authenticity and fosters a sense of belonging. We strive for everyone to feel valued, connected, and empowered to reach their potential and contribute their best. Check out our diversity and inclusion page to learn more.

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