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Verizon Communications Inc

Principal Outside Plant Engineer ( 603029-1A )


Applications Engineer



Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

When you join Verizon

Verizon is one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services, transforming the way we connect across the globe. We’re a diverse network of people driven by our shared ambition 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...

  • Provide subject matter expertise on multiple Outside Plant Engineering functions, processes, and systems in support of the Engineering organization
  • Analyze and coordinate data, regional Engineering input, and report results, and provide recommendations on strategic operating programs, including, but not limited to, FTTP/NT, FTTCS, and HiCap and CORE services
  • Engage with Engineering Support and IT teams to identify and implement system fixes and enhancements while supporting North Star system architecture development and deployment
  • Run point on special projects as determined by Executive Director or Senior Manager to be beneficial to the efficiency and productivity of the organization, including, but not limited to, business intelligence, data analytics, organizational structure, and partner stakeholder engagement
  • Overseeing SOW contract management and vendor engagement to ensure effective pricing and a quality product, in the areas of:Spend Management,Task/Unit Management,Sourcing Interface,Staff, Systems, and IT Interface.
  • Ensuringcost savings per unit or grouping.
  • Monitoring usage of hourly tasks.
  • Hosting monthly calls with Sourcing and Director team SMEs.
  • DistributingM&Ps to vendor community.
  • Training for Access Engineering users.
  • PAR processing improvement.
  • Providingsingle support interface to support teams.
  • Vendor grading and feedback process development.
  • Providingsingle interface for Sourcing.
  • Adding or retiringtasks as needed.
  • Standardizingtask usage for efficiencies.
  • Ensuringusage by task.
  • Quality rating development (time/revision)
  • Analyzing/publishing monthly spend by Director.

Where you'll be working…

In this hybrid role, you'll have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days set by your manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years ofwork experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to Travel up to 25% of the time.

Even better if you have one or more of the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related technical field.
  • Relevant work experience in Outside Plant Engineering.
  • Analytical, strategic, and critical thinking skills.
  • Technical knowledge of Verizon OSP network capabilities, products, and services, as well as associated processes.
  • Experience and proficiency with the following Verizon systems:vBuild,CCP,BDMS,FIMS/ICGS/IDDS,PRS,TIRKS,CoFEE/Canvas,IVAPP,andLFACS.
  • Experience in Microsoft Office Suite of products, especially Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in Google Workspace Suite of products, especially Drive, Sheets, and Slides.
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills.
  • Motivated self-starter abilitiesto thrive in autonomous environment.
  • Ability to meetdeadlines and produce quality results managing multiple complex projects in a fast-paced, high-pressure and dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to maintain strong relations with cross-functional teams, regional field teams, and external business partners.

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

NYC candidates: Verizon requires new hires to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for onsite and hybrid NYC roles. Verizon provides reasonable accommodations consistent with legal requirements (e.g., for medical or religious reasons). Additional information will be provided during the hiring process.