What you’ll be doing...

This job position will perform assignments of varied responsibility, scope and complexity. Day to day work can be comprised of acquisition/management of various agreements/contracts and support, as an escalation resource for Outside Plant Construction as well as ongoing management of existing contracts, including the protection of established rights.

  • Responsible acquisition/management of all Master Right of Way agreements allowing the company to utilize major rights of way (example: Railroad, Utility companies) for the installation, and operation of fiber network; . Partners with Legal, Engineering, Carrier Management and Finance to execute/manage contract agreements. As lead negotiator for Verizon on Master Agreements makes recommendations on business decisions and contractual Terms and conditions to ensure they meet Verizon’s business objectives.
  • Manages, coordinates and negotiates Structure Access Agreements regarding Verizon usage of available space upon poles or within underground conduit of an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC), Power Company or other similar agency.
  • Manages, coordinates and negotiates Conduit/Fiber Agreements associated with Verizon fiber installation projects.
  • Management of existing agreements including but not limited to agreement renewal, term enforcement, and payment authorization.
  • Telecommunications industry experience and knowledge of Federal and State Telecommunication Regulations governing use of public ROW. Requires a broad range of skills within a professional discipline to effectively perform complex assignments; demands familiarity with principles, theories, concepts and technologies as well as applied knowledge of established procedures, policies and practices.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Four or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Four or more years of Contract management experience.

Even better if you have:

  • Paralegal or legal degree or Master’s degree.
  • Seven or more years of professional experience.
  • Knowledge of federal, state, and local laws, and other regulations regarding a telecommunications provider’s use of municipal rights of way.
  • Knowledge of complex business plans and to successfully negotiate contract terms and conditions to meet company objectives.
  • Ability to compare competitor agreements, note variations, and negotiate for equitable treatment in agreements.
  • Experience with negotiating complex agreements within a corporate environment.
  • Ability to represent Verizon at industry meetings in a professional and persuasive manner to effectively communicate company objectives.
  • Knowledge with utility construction permit application process at the municipal (city/county) level, as well as, other regulatory agencies such as DOT, railroads, state land departments, and forest services.
  • Strong negotiation skills.
  • Strong in Microsoft Office Suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Google Earth and Adobe Professional and willingness to learn new applications.
  • Proficient with the usage of attribute queries to select records from a database.
  • Two or more years of Telecom Fiber Construction/Installation.
  • SAP or other related accounting software experience.
  • Telecommunications industry experience.
  • Experience with negotiation and execution of master right of way contract agreements.
  • Knowledge with utility construction application process at regulatory agencies such as DOT, railroads, state land departments, and forest services.
  • Knowledge with structure access request process allowed under the Telecom Act whereby a Competitive Local Exchange Carrier (CLEC) applies to lease available space upon poles or within underground conduit of an Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC), Power Company or similar agency.
  • Knowledge with telecom outside plant construction terminology and techniques including facility locates, pole attachments, engineering plans, facility relocation, and directional drilling.

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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