Verizon Outside Plant Engineer in Matthews, North Carolina
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.
Responsible for managing all engineering and construction activities associated with expanding and maintaining the OSP network infrastructure.
Engages appropriate internal and external organizations with professional written/verbal communications to accomplish required tasks.
Coordinates project activities with contractors, developers, municipalities and consultants.
Proposes solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
Recognizes vulnerabilities in network infrastructure and makes intelligent decisions to ensure reliability – within financial constraints.
Processes reports, vendor invoices, material receipts, and other administrative duties.
Receives general instruction, otherwise performs independently, exercising latitude to achieve daily objectives and approaches to critical/complex assignments.
Multi-tasks to effectively manage a wide range of simultaneous activities often interrupted by other demands.
Responds immediately to network outages, coordinating necessary resources and activities for prompt and appropriate restoral.
Current areas of responsibility include listed geographies but are subject to change. Extra hours and occasional weekend work may be required depending on business demands.
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 of relevant work experience.
Even better if you have:
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Electrical).
Strong leadership and project management skills.
Excellent verbal, written, and listening skills – capability of interacting with customers and coworkers at most levels including executives.
Detail oriented, well organized, and effective in multi-tasking.
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.
Strong Computer Skills (Databases, Processes, and Administrative) - Comprehensive knowledge and skill for more complex applications to include Word, Excel, Visio, AutoCAD, and GIS
Knowledge of the network plant and local practices.
Experience with working application of engineering systems and databases.
Working knowledge of right-of-way, property rights, and permit acquisition.
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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