What you’ll be doing...

The Principal Engineer - Network is a Project Lead for the ILWI region. The position will support a wide range of cross-functional projects including new Macro-Cell New Build and In-building/DAS. This role requires close working relationship with the different functional teams (Transport, Construction, Cell Equipment, Real Estate, System Performance, RF, and Network Assurance).

Project Manager is overall tasked with:

  • Establishing Project Plans,
  • Establishing clear goals and objectives of projects to the functional teams
  • Identify and implement process improvements to adapt to business needs and drive efficiencies
  • Develop and track objective quality KPIs to measure project performance and identify corrective actions
  • Identifying potential resource issues/constraints
  • Assigning responsibilities when appropriate to teams
  • Define processes to support the sequence of deliverables to meet schedule milestones
  • Prioritize workload when appropriate,
  • Monitor, track and report Project Progress,
  • Develop contingency plans as necessary (Risk Management)
  • Closeout project and provide evaluation on effectiveness/efficiency.

Project Scope:

Project Lead will develop project plans based on regional/company goals and strategy as well as ensure the functional teams understand these goals and objectives and their role to accomplish them. If the scope changes, Project Manager will be responsible to ensure all stakeholders and team members understand the change and the impact to the project.
Project Schedule:

Project Lead will collect data from the functional team on the progress of the projects, build an understanding on issues and work with teams to develop a contingency plan, communicate changes to teams affect by the changes, and monitor the project to help ensure the functional teams and management understand the progress, potential issues, and potential resolutions at any given time.
Project Financial:

The Project Lead will also have some responsibility on the financial impact to the project. This varies depending on the project but includes providing updates on project close-out (to be placed in-service), financial impact based on contingency plan, gathering financial requirements from functional teams to build budgets, and provide monthly updates on projects as it relates to CIP (Construction In-Progress).
Principal Engineer:

Network will also have the responsibility to find new innovative ways to improve the overall process of managing projects, communicating information, sharing best practices, and teaching/lending a hand to others to help improve teams overall effectiveness/efficiency.

What we’re looking for...

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

Even better if you have:

  • A degree.
  • Experience in leadership roles in project management
  • Three or more years of experience in managing large cross-functional or enterprise-wide projects..
  • Excellent verbal, written, analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence organizational direction and departmental initiatives.
  • Strong leadership, problem solving and negotiation skills.
  • Experience using the full suite of Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including: Communication - written, verbal, listening, speaking, internal/external, formal/informal, vertical/horizontal; Negotiating – reaching agreements; Problem Solving – problem definition and decision making; Influencing – getting things done.
  • Proven track record of successful project execution.

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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