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What you’ll be doing...

The Engr III Spec-Interconnect is responsible for providing complete technical oversight and project management for transport network expansion projects. These projects focus on the expansion of the EBH, dark fiber, and microwave network. You will be responsible for development and issuance of RFP documents to fiber providers, managing the proposal response cycle, comparison and selection of bids, working with Area planning organizations to develop business cases for route expansions, and working with the contracts group in developing and executing the dark fiber IRU contracts, along with other responsibilities as indicated by management in support of the business and its directives.

  • Provide technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects including, but not limited to DWDM and SONET Optical transport systems deployed throughout the VZW Network or Microwave point-to point or point to multi-point installations.
  • Develop an engineering database for documentation of all fiber assets; plant, FDP panels, and IRU contract management.
  • Establish business cases, developing and managing budgets, procurement and bill payments.
  • Interface constantly with higher levels of the management team across various organizations as part of the process of managing all facets of large, complex infrastructure deployments.
  • Work with Network planning on strategic initiatives, to develop future technology solutions, and features and growth jobs on existing products that support our infrastructure.
  • Work with other group’s forecasts to ensure equipment growth projects meet expectant demands in support of the company’s objectives.
  • Manage budgets, procurement, and complete project management ensuring objectives are met in accordance with stated timelines.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Associate’s degree or two or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years or relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or equivalent work experience required.
  • Five or more years of experience in the cellular/telecommunications industry in a Transport engineering role.
  • Knowledge in CWDM/DWDM Optical Transport systems including: Ciena, Alcatel-Lucent.
  • Experience with Dark Fiber vendors, their organizational processes and standards, as well as their network portfolio maps.
  • Knowledge of Pathloss 5 microwave design software.
  • Experience with Granite circuit database.
  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Project.
  • Executive level troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and interpersonal skills.
  • Decision making skills (by making appropriate use of all available information and data; anticipating the future and preparing accordingly; recognizing the impact of decisions upon the rest of the organization; receiving broad guidance; being accountable for broad project results; and being responsible for the leadership of broad programs in support of organizational or area strategies).
  • Superior organizational and planning skills (setting and communicating priorities; anticipating workload impact on resources of both self and team; delegating where appropriate; consistently following up on outstanding items; and providing focus in meetings and discussions).
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply working knowledge of wireless engineering on new projects.
  • Must be self-motivated, show initiative, and be able to work independently.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills needed.
  • Need to be highly productive and pay close attention to detail.
  • Experience with engineering and engineering economic principles.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% or less.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons).