What you’ll be doing...

Cell sites are very important to support our most reliable and fastest network. That’s where you come in. You’ll work with cellular engineering and operations to ensure that the equipment required for cell site projects is available when it’s needed and complete. When a project needs to be completed, you will determine equipment needs and order and integrate a wide range of equipment like antennas, power systems, and fiber optic cable. You’ll work closely with other Network teams such as RF Design, Operations, Real Estate, Construction, Facilities and System Performance to implement new technologies and services and meet project milestones.

This position is an Equipment Engineer job on the Cell Implementation Macro & Modification team, which is highly demanding, fast-paced, and requires exceptional time management and communications skills. Majority of work is in an office environment and some of the work requires travel and outside work. Most outside work is at outdoor cell sites throughout FL.

  • Determining the equipment needs for cell sites based on engineering plans and project outlines.
  • Coordinating the ordering and integration process to provide complete equipment sets for projects.
  • Managing supplier relationships to meet targeted network milestones and turn-up dates.
  • Attending project update meetings to present status updates.
  • Following appropriate methods and procedures for equipment tracking and inventory control.
  • Provides equipment engineering for Network upgrade projects including: New Build sites; Relocation sites; AWS adds; LTE over PCS; LTE over 850 MHZ; RRH installs; LAA/CBRS adds; 5G adds; CDMA adds; sectorization; CRAN/ERAN; Small Cell; iDAS-oDAS; power upgrades; and other projects.
  • Develops engineering data for Ericsson enb RBS configurations, base band and power module dimensioning, CIQ, RiPort maps, and BOMs (Bill-Of-Materials).
  • Provide accurate, timely, and concise communications; express and explain issues clearly; update project trackers daily; email and call project members frequently.
  • Evaluates new products, services, and vendors. Weigh the pros and cons, including impact to the system, costs, compatibility, and ease of use, and reliability. This also includes ensuring tools are updated to support new products and configurations.
  • Support project and design standardization; develop and document designs & standards for all build types in the sub-market. Work with Network Assurance to validate new designs so they can be integrated into MOPs for general availability.
  • Work with the BSIM (Base Station Integration Manager) Planning Tool and provide updates for continued development.
  • Manage and monitor RTU / SW License statistics.
  • Use available tools to provide Ericsson enb Forecast.
  • Interfaces with internal and external departments to include System Performance, RF Engineering, Network Assurance, and other Implementation teams.

What we’re looking for...

You enjoy the challenge of orchestrating a lot of moving parts to deliver a solution for your team. Sharing information inside and outside the company and influencing people to meet your timeline comes naturally to you. You’re interested in new technologies and services in the area of cell site engineering and keep up with changing technology. Working independently is as comfortable for you as being part of a team.

You’ll need to have:

  • Associate’s degree or two or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Project.
  • A Valid Driver’s license.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Knowledge of DC power systems used in the telecommunications environment.
  • Knowledge of cellular network architecture.
  • Knowledge of Alcatel Lucent base station equipment, CATS/FULCRUM, MapInfo and PeopleSoft.
  • 5-10 years of experience in the wireless telecom industry (or military equivalent) with a focus on cell site engineering.
  • A Degree in Engineering or a Telecommunications focused track.
  • A self-managed and self-starter mentality with an ability to thrive while under intense pressure.
  • A strong ability to manage changing priorities, competing priorities, and situations in which guidelines can change.
  • Willingness to learn new processes and technologies quickly; retain new info; and eager to do own research (on and off the job) in finding info and answers.
  • Ability to adapt communication style to setting and investigate/implement alternate approaches to resolve difficult problems with minimum management input.
  • Ability to work flexible hours; support night and weekend work; answer phone calls whenever crews are on site supporting your projects; respond to emails promptly; and actively lead and participate in project/team meetings.
  • Knowledge of Alcatel-Lucent CDMA base stations; Ericsson LTE/AWS base stations; Ericsson Remote Radio Units; Cell Site Routers; and CPRI mux/patch panels.
  • Good understanding of site power plants to include: DC power systems, AC UPS systems, emergency generators, and corresponding distribution systems.
  • Good understanding of cell site design/engineering, construction, and operations.
  • Working knowledge of computer applications including: Google Gmail, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills.

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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