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Verizon Communications Inc

Outside Plant Engineer


Applications Engineer


Buffalo, New York, 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...

We are looking for someone with Right of Way experience and/or Project Management experience. You will be handling and project managing Right of Way functions associated with the engineering, buildout, maintenance, and enhancements to Verizon’s Outside Plant Network including structures, cables, and associated equipment.

ROW Agents are responsible for the acquisition of land, land rights, licenses, leases, permits and other documents necessary for the construction, operation and maintenance of facilities. The ROW Agent will be responsible for examining titles, searching real estate records, and obtaining rights in support of various projects.

This critical role will coordinate with a variety of teams and have direct contact with business and residential customers as well as government agencies.

You will work in diverse environments to:

  • Solve complex problems and implement innovative solutions.
  • Coordinate with internal departments and liaising with residential and business customers, building contractors, and property owners to implement solutions appropriately.
  • Create winning outcomes for both us and our customers.
  • Perform public records research, focusing on land title ownership, encumbrances, and easements.
  • Read and review a variety of maps, electronic and paper, including plan and profiles of highway, pipelines, and electric lines.
  • Analyze plan and profile drawings to determine structure locations and historic landowner ownership.
  • Perform onsite and/or online research.
  • Conduct diverse and complex negotiations with land owners (or their designees).
  • Advise and assist in establishing a range of fair market values to be used in the acquisition of land and land rights.
  • Draft and/or supervise the preparation of documents for rights of entry, damage claims, contracts, easements, licenses, leases, permits, options to purchase and other documents as may be necessary to acquire adequate rights for the project.
  • Meet right of way, engineering and construction schedules by obtaining the necessary title documents in the time allotted.
  • Ensure that job status is updated in all work management systems.
  • Acquire rights of way for the project.
  • Provide support to other departments as necessary.
  • Support and participate in department initiatives and process improvements.

Where you'll be working...

This hybrid role will have a defined work location that includes work from home and assigned office days as set by the manager.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Willingness to travel up to 25% of the time.
  • A valid Driver’s License.

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

  • A Bachelor’s degree or three or more years of ROW or Project Management experience.
  • Ability to read engineering drawings or legal documents relating to real estate and right of way transactions.
  • Demonstrated organizational and planning skills.
  • A flexible approach with the ability to adapt to changing conditions and priorities.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with both internal and external teams.
  • Ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines, as well as balance multiple projects by prioritizing effectively.
  • Excellent project management skills.
  • Ability to communicate progress to project management and project team.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a high degree of professionalism.
  • Ability to communicate effectively through oral and written communications.
  • Some knowledge of outside plant engineering practices.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Comfortability with a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to manage multiple assignments and competing priorities while staying focused on important deadlines.
  • Willingness to travel to courthouses throughout the state as necessary.
  • Willingness to submit expenses for reimbursement on a biweekly basis.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel - able to add/delete rows and columns, sort and filter, search for data within a workbook and other basic formatting.
  • Experience with Microsoft Word – must be able to format documents and letters, and track changes made to documents; must be able to upload documents into a shared online database, such as SharePoint or equivalent.

If Verizon and this role sound like a fit for you, we encourage you to apply even if you don’t meet every “even better” qualification listed above.


Our benefits are designed to help you move forward in your career, and in areas of your life outside of Verizon. From health and wellness benefits, short term incentives, 401 (k) Savings Plan, stock incentive programs, paid time off, parental leave, adoption assistance and tuition assistance, plus other incentives,we’ve got you covered with our award-winning total rewards package. For part-timers, your coverage will vary as you may be eligible for some of these benefits depending on your individual circumstances.

If you are hired into a New York work location, the compensation range for this position is between $69,000 and $128,000 based on a full-time schedule. The salary will vary depending on your location and confirmed job-related skills and experience. This is an incentive based position with the potential to earn more. For part-time roles, your compensation will be adjusted to reflect your hours.

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.