Verizon Outside Plant Engineer in Hillsboro, Oregon

What you’ll be doing...

Verizon is investing in its network to improve the way we live, work, and communicate. Our network transformation will be critical for all our future connectivity businesses including new products such as IoT, 5G, and future smart cities. As part of this network transformation, you will help build one network engineered for growth for all lines of business.

Our Networking team keeps Verizon ahead of the competition. You will be responsible for managing all engineering and construction activities associated with expanding and maintaining the OSP network infrastructure. You will lead large scale projects, driving productivity through use of vendor resources to meet deliverables. You’ll have a positive impact on our organization, and change the way that our customers live, work, and play.

  • Engage appropriate internal and external organizations with professional written and verbal communications to accomplish required tasks.

  • Coordinate project activities with contractors, municipalities, and internal Verizon stakeholders--permits, formal agreements, and construction schedules.

  • Propose solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.

  • Recognize vulnerabilities in network infrastructure and makes intelligent decisions to ensure reliability – within financial constraints.

  • Prepare detailed cost analysis, project specifications, and spend forecasts, route mapping, requisitions, and business justifications.

  • Process reports, order materials, validate vendor invoices, confirm material receipts, and perform other administrative duties.

  • Verify designs and approve construction drawings.

  • Multi-task to effectively manage and prioritize a wide range of simultaneous activities.

What we’re looking for...

You know a lot about outside plant engineering practices. You enjoy analyzing problems and having the autonomy to select and implement the right solutions. While you work well independently, you are also a great team player and enjoy leading colleagues and coordinating efforts to ensure best outcomes. No stranger to a fast-paced environment, you manage multiple assignments and competing priorities while staying focused on important deadlines. As a strong communicator, you can quickly build relationships with a diverse range of people and explain complex technical issues in a way that everyone can understand.

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 working with outside plant engineering principles and procedures.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical/science/mathematics fields.

  • Experience with windows-based programs and corporate database systems.

  • Demonstrated excellent verbal, written, and listening skills – proven capability of interacting with customers and coworkers at all levels of leadership.

  • Demonstrated detail oriented, organizational, multi-tasking skills.

  • Proven capability of working independently to achieve deliverables and resolve urgent/complex issues.

  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of engineering principles within OSP job related functional area to include general practices, procedures and industry standards.

  • Proven strong computer skills (Databases, Processes, and Administrative).

  • Knowledge of the network plant and local practices.

  • Working knowledge of right-of-way, property rights, and permit acquisition.

  • Strong leadership and project management experience.

  • Experience with Word, Excel, Visio, CAD, MS Access and GIS.

  • Experience with construction drawings.

  • Experience with engineering systems and databases.

  • Experience managing vendor relationships.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll be doing work that matters alongside other talented people, transforming the way people, businesses and things connect with each other. Beyond powering America’s fastest and most reliable network, we’re leading the way in broadband, cloud and security solutions, Internet of Things and innovating in areas such as, video entertainment. Of course, we will offer you great pay and benefits, but we’re about more than that. Verizon is a place where you can craft your own path to greatness. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, find your future at Verizon.

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