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What you’ll be doing...

We are constantly innovating to bring the latest technologies to our customers and you can be part of this team. You will be responsible for building and maintaining America’s largest and most reliable cellular network within Small Cells. As a Construction Engineer in Wireless Construction for Small Cells, you will manage a variety of internal and external partners and vendors to oversee construction and maintenance for a regional network of Small Cell & In-Building projects. Your vital role will ensure that these multi-stakeholder, complex projects are delivered on time, to specifications, and within budget.

  • Collaborating with stakeholders to establish project designs, scope, deliverables and timelines.
  • Developing and maintaining detailed schedules for each project and actively managing the scheduled tasks with outside vendors including major milestones, action items, long lead purchases, and any other commitments that would impact the project schedule.
  • Analyzing implications of changes from the original schedule and taking required corrective actions to ensure the project stays on track.
  • Providing regular project status reports to management and the project team.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the issuance of RFQs and the evaluation of bid responses, based on purchasing requirements, and providing detailed analysis and recommendations for the best candidates.
  • Managing regional network projects related to new 4G/5G Small Cell & In-Building Construction, cell site modification, expansions, reconfigurations, and system upgrades.
  • Working closely with Real Estate, Equipment Engineers and Facilities Engineers to ensure cell site construction issues are pro-actively identified and resolved and requirements are met.
  • Working with outside vendors including General Contractors, Architectural & Engineering firms and Construction Management firms on project scope, design and plans to meet VZW standards, local code requirements and project schedules for Small Cells.
  • Facilitating weekly routine planning and working sessions with critical stakeholders and regional Operations Managers to review project scope, define issues, develop deliverables and associated timelines, assign primes and track action items.
  • Developing and maintaining a detailed schedule for each project and actively managing the scheduled tasks with outside vendors including major milestones, action items, long lead purchases and any other commitments that would impact the project schedule.
  • Understanding impact of changes from the original schedule and taking required corrective actions to ensure the project stays on schedule.
  • Coordinating and overseeing the issuance of RFQs and the evaluation of responses; based on VZW purchasing requirements, providing detailed analysis and recommendations for the best candidates and issuing purchase orders using PeopleSoft/Quick Bid Purchasing system.
  • Reviewing close out packages to ensure projects are completed with high quality and according to the project scope.
  • Completing receipts of service purchase orders and ensuring that invoices are paid in a timely manner according to federal and state regulations.
  • Managing the regional monthly capital plan, ensuring spending accuracy in monthly forecasting and performing monthly reconciliation of YTD monthly spending by budget item.
  • Providing regular project status reports to management and the project team.

What we’re looking for...

You enjoy managing complex, large-scale projects impacting a large variety of stakeholders, both internal and external. You have a keen eye for detail, but never lose sight of the big picture. Being results-driven and well-organized, you are adept at identifying potential project roadblocks and developing mitigation strategies. Excellent communication and team building skills enable you to negotiate with internal and external partners to ensure nothing gets in the way of success. You thrive in a fast-paced, high demand environment, making effective decisions quickly, and juggling competing priorities with ease.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience managing projects and process/program management experience.
  • Experience with budget tracking, cost estimation, and cost accounting of capital plans.
  • Telecom Construction experience.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Valid driver's license.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Ericsson/Nokia and DC plant design knowledge.
  • Knowledge of fiber installation and standards.
  • Experience in telecommunications / data networking or wireless industry.
  • Experience with 4G/5G or Small Cell & In-Building implementation.
  • Capability to be results oriented with a strong sense of urgency, proactive and flexible.
  • Proven ability to manage heavy workload and be detailed oriented and meet deadlines.
  • Commitment to quality and the motivation and ability to work well in a team environment.

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