What you’ll be doing...

The Strategic Facilities Planning Engineer in the Network Infrastructure Planning organization, will be responsible for long term planning related to activities affecting infrastructure and network operation at all Verizon technical facilities. The planning engineer will have an understanding of both legacy and next-generation network architecture and equipment and use that knowledge to ensure infrastructure is in place to support network growth and transformation. Network facilities are categorized for Directional or Non-Directional use. Non-Directional sites are identified for decom, capped for network traffic, and organized within the annual decom planning effort. You will act as a communication bridge to engage with stakeholders to understand and respond to business objectives and needs in rapidly changing business environments.

  • Developing plans and communicate the directional facility assignments for all technical facilities and assist other planning organizations with targeted deployment plans and timeline development.

  • Developing and implementing plans to vacate non-directional facilities by the appropriate facility closure date.

  • Leading cross-functional teams as they work through network decommission plans and problem solving inter-dependency issues that arise between these organizations.

  • Coordinating planning activities with the operational teams including global real estate to address the impact of changes to the facility portfolio.

  • Proactive tracking of Next Gen and legacy equipment planned at Directional sites and communicate with peer organizations to make responsible decisions for capital spending.

  • Monthly, quarterly, and annual capital budget planning, monitoring, and decision making.

  • Regular interaction with Global Real Estate to provide guidance on site disposition (to purchase/sell a site or renew leases for short/long term timelines) and risk analysis for potential landlord forced decoms.

  • Regular interaction with contacts from all business units to investigate facility opportunities and implementation activities across the company.

  • Regular participation in planning initiative meetings to refine the facility selection process.

What we’re looking for...

You'll need to have:

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering or four or more years of work experience.

  • Six or more years of relevant work experience.

  • Experience with telecom power and cooling architectures and related facility infrastructure systems.

  • Experience providing recommendations to senior management and presenting to executives.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree or appropriate technical certifications.

  • Five or more years of wireline or wireless facility or construction planning.

  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic work environment and maintain performance level.

  • Ability to lead and facilitate meetings both in-person and remotely

  • Ability to balance technical and business requirements when making decisions.

  • Excellent decision making skills.

  • Legacy Telecom engineering or planning experience including: DS1, DS3, SONET, Voice Switch, or Data Platforms.

  • Proficient in office computer applications: Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, and Access.

  • Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills.

When you join Verizon...

You’ll have the power to go beyond – doing the work that’s transforming how people, businesses and things connect with each other. Not only do we provide the fastest and most reliable network for our customers, but we were first to 5G - a quantum leap in connectivity. Our connected solutions are making communities stronger and enabling energy efficiency. Here, you’ll have the ability to make an impact and create positive change. Whether you think in code, words, pictures or numbers, join our team of the best and brightest. We offer great pay, amazing benefits and opportunity to learn and grow in every role. Together we’ll go far.

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