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Interconnect Project Management Engineer

Company: Verizon Communications
Location: Boca Raton
Posted on: January 22, 2023

Job Description:

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... As an Interconnect Engineer, you will be part of a team that works with the latest technology to provide our customers access to our many network components including 5G systems. You will be responsible for providing end to end technical oversight and project management for transport network expansion projects. These projects focus on the expansion of the network hubs in support of EBH, dark fiber, ngMLS, and microwave network.

  • Providing technical support and project management for the design, acquisition, and implementation for all equipment supporting Network infrastructure projects including, but not limited to network hub power/space/cooling, equipment installation, equipment integration, and network readiness.
  • Planning, designing, and implementing the latest transport technologies in support of our 5G network rollout, in addition to, supporting the existing 4G LTE infrastructure.
  • Managing vendor selection, contract negotiation, RFP and ongoing relationships.
  • Utilizing an internal database to document all fiber assets, and design end to end circuit paths to include equipment configurations and card/port assignments.
  • Developing and maintaining circuit delivery schedules for each project and actively managing and driving the vendors to meet our deliverables.
  • Running various utilization reports to evaluate capacity, and issue design changes as needed to maintain optimal performance of the network.
  • Working with Network planning on strategic initiatives to develop future technology solutions that support our infrastructure.
  • Collaborating with other network groups to ensure projects meet expectant demands in support of the company's objectives.
  • Managing capital spending on a monthly basis to align with forecasted spend and project timelines. 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.
    • Three or more years of relevant work experience with an emphasis on power, space, and cooling requirements.
    • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.
    • Valid Driver's license. Even better if you have one or more of the following:
      • Experience in the cellular/telecommunications industry.
      • In depth knowledge and advanced proficiency in CWDM/DWDM Optical Transport systems including: Ciena, Nokia, and Fujitsu.
      • Experience in Dark Fiber vendors, their organizational processes and standards, as well as their network portfolio maps.
      • Knowledge of electrical and HVAC design standards.
      • Good Decision making skills (by making appropriate use of all available information and data; anticipating the future and preparing accordingly; recognizing the impact of decisions upon the rest of the organization; receiving broad guidance; being accountable for broad project results; and being responsible for the leadership of broad programs in support of organizational or area strategies).
      • Good organizational and planning skills (setting and communicating priorities; anticipating workload impact on resources of both self and team; delegating where appropriate; consistently following up on outstanding items; and providing focus in meetings and discussions).
      • Ability to learn new technology quickly and apply working knowledge of wireless engineering on new projects.
      • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
      • Strong interpersonal and communications skills needed.
      • Highly productive and detail oriented.
      • Knowledge of IP addressing, routing principles, and network design.
      • Experience in Granite or CND circuit database and Fuze. 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.
        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.Our credo is at the core of the
        V team culture.

Keywords: Verizon Communications, Boca Raton , Interconnect Project Management Engineer, Executive , Boca Raton, Florida

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