What you’ll be doing...

Cell sites are pretty 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.

Responsible for Engineering and Design of all cell equipment in the Upstate New York markets.

Specific responsibilities include:

Planning

  • Engineering, provisioning and implementation of Samsung or Nokia cellular equipment, power plant systems and various antenna systems.
  • Track order status in various databases and come prepared to meetings to give updates/ready dates.
  • Forecast future cell needs including, but not limited to, base stations, routers, circuit packs, floor space & power.
  • Develop and issue planning report for cell sites to be utilized by Region & HQ
  • 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.

Budgeting

  • Experience in managing budgets and PeopleSoft skills a plus
  • Work closely with Area Planning team and Manager to prepare and review annual budget
  • Track all capital requirements related to the cell sites
  • Monitor all equipment expenditures
  • Prepare requests for purchase orders and ensure vendor invoicing

Equipment Procurement & Optimization-

  • Ensure optimum cell equipment engineering
  • Coordinate installations with various VZW departments, contractors and installation vendors
  • Oversee equipment installation and acceptance
  • Create standards documents and ensure vendor compliance

Project Management-

  • Project management skills are needed for this position
  • Design, procure and manage construction of new cell sites. Aid in design, procure equipment and manage cell expansions. Candidate must have experience with Samsung or Nokia equipment. In addition, experience and proficiency in PeopleSoft are desired. Must be self-motivated and have ability to complete tasks with little supervision
  • Strong Project Management and communication skills with the ability to work closely with team members.

Knowledge in several of the following network software platforms and tools such as Site Tracker, FUZE, XNG work flow, Xpress Bid and etc to insure objectives are met.

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.
  • Project Management experience.
  • Wireless experience.
  • Valid Driver’s license.
  • Willingness to travel up to approximately 25% of the time.
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including nights and weekends as necessary.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering.
  • Four or more years of experience in the cellular or telecommunications industry.
  • Three or more years of experience in Project Management, PMP certification a plus.
  • Experience in cellular network architecture.
  • Construction management skills including implementation, and project management.
  • Operating systems and applications including Windows and MS Office.
  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Access.
  • Excellent analytic, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills.
  • Knowledge of DC power systems used in the telecommunications environment.
  • Perform job duties with general guidance and a thorough understanding of the job and the department's expectations and goals.
  • Decision making skills (making appropriate use of available information and data; making sound decisions with minimal support from Manager; and being responsible for specific projects or definable portions of larger projects or processes).
  • Leadership skills, commitment to excellence, demonstrating company values and policies, initiating action, accepting responsibility for results, and making quality decisions.
  • Flexible by attempting alternate solutions to resolve issues, and seamlessly adjusting to a dynamic, changing business environment.
  • Superior organizational and project planning skills.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely; listen attentively; integrating large volumes of information from multiple sources.

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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