Verizon Outside Plant Engineer in Schaumburg, Illinois
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.
You will manage all aspects of implementation of the One Fiber OSP build in the Chicago market. Tasks include but are not limited to, working with vendors to create and approve optimal fiber routes to capture internal and external business opportunities; meeting with cities and municipalities as needed to represent Verizon and explain the build; performing site walks as necessary and periodic QA checks of construction; managing vendors to align with business expectations; managing internal demands and being able to articulate and/or prepare documentation/reports to relay status; managing, driving and delivering overall schedule and timeline, escalating issues internally and externally to meet deliverables, and managing project budget internally and with vendor.
Coordinating and scheduling resources across multiple organizations to align project requirements with business goals and objectives.
Identifying, monitoring, reporting and escalating project-related issues with vendors and internal teams to achieve timely resolution.
Developing and implementing corrective action plans to mitigate impact to project schedules and overall business objectives.
Utilizing project tracking tools and systems to accurately document milestones completions, project issues, corrective action plans, project jeopardies, and overall project completions.
Maintaining excellent communication with team members, Internal groups, vendors and Direct Management to ensure early identification of issues a timely reporting of status.
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.
Engineering, planning, and/or operations knowledge, especially with Local and Long-Haul Telecommunications networks.
Even better if you have:
An advanced degree in Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering
4+ years of experience managing outside plant network projects.
4+ years of experience managing engineering and construction vendors.
Experience with SRM/SAP as well as expense and/or capital budgets.
Demonstrated strong technical and project management knowledge.
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written skills
Demonstrated strong organization skills and proven ability to manage multiple, often conflicting priorities to successful completion.
Experience making independent decisions based on policies, practices and project requirements.
Demonstrated ability to work in change environment
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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