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What you’ll be doing...

You’ll be managing all engineering, maintenance, and improvements to the Outside Plant Telephony Network, including structures, cables, and associated equipment. This critical role will coordinate with a variety of teams and have direct contact with business and residential customers. You’ll work in diverse environments, both indoors and outdoors, to solve complex problems and implement innovative solutions to keep our customers happy.

  • Managing engineering and construction activities associated with expanding and maintaining Verizon’soutside plantin Chicago.
  • Perform engineering activities to implement existing fiber network maintenance, upgrades and relocation projects. Implement projects that maximize network reliability using cost effective solutions.
  • Engage appropriate internal and external organizations to accomplish required tasks.
  • Leads large scale projects, driving productivity through use of vendor resources to meet deliverables.
  • Coordinate project activities with external contractors, engineering firms, developers, municipalities and consultants.
  • Proposes solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Recognizes vulnerabilities in network infrastructure and makes intelligent decisions to ensure reliability – within financial constraints.
  • Prepares detailed cost analysis, project specifications, spend forecasts, route mapping, requisitions, and business justifications.
  • Processes reports, vendor invoices, material receipts, and other administrative duties.
  • Receives general instruction, otherwise performs independently with minimal supervision, exercising latitude to achieve daily objectives and approaches to critical/complex assignments.
  • Multi-tasks to effectively manage a wide range of simultaneous activities often interrupted by other demands.
  • Primary work environment is in an office setting with strong team collaboration. Field visits maybe required during construction activity to insure accurate, reliable project implementation.
  • Ensure zero network outages and no customer impact.

What we’re looking for...

You know a lot about outside plant engineering practices. You enjoy analyzing problems and having the autonomy to select and implement the right solutions. While you work well independently, you are also a great teammate and enjoy leading colleagues and coordinating efforts to ensure the best outcomes. No stranger to a fast-paced environment, you balance multiple assignments and opposing priorities while staying passionate about important deadlines. As a strong communicator, you can quickly build relationships with a diverse range of people and explain complex technical issues in a way that everyone can understand.

You’ll need to have:

  • Bachelor’s degree or four or more years of work experience.
  • Three or more years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience with engineering and software applications including: Visio, AutoCAD and geospatial applications (ArcGIS/ESRI, 3GIS, Google Earth, etc.)
  • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of fiber optic engineering principles, OSP construction practices and industry standards.
  • Knowledge of steps involved in working OSP projects from design and permitting to construction, fiber splicing and optical testing.
  • Working knowledge of right-of-way property rights and permit acquisition.
  • Knowledge of creating and working with MS Excel worksheets.
  • Willingness to travel occassionally.
  • Valid Drivers license.

Even better if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or technical/science/mathematics fields.
  • Strong computer skills and working experience with MS Office and Google applications.Experience with windows-based programs and corporate database systems.
  • Engaged appropriate internal and external organizations to accomplish required tasks.
  • Lead large scale projects, driving productivity through use of vendor resources to meet deliverables.
  • Coordinated project activities with external contractors, engineering firms, developers, municipalities and consultants.
  • Proposed solutions supported by sound engineering and operational productivity to achieve goals in creative and effective ways.
  • Experience recognizingvulnerabilities in network infrastructure and makes intelligent decisions to ensure reliability – within financial constraints.
  • Prepared detailed cost analysis, project specifications, spend forecasts, route mapping, requisitions, and business justifications.
  • Processed reports, vendor invoices, material receipts, and other administrative duties.
  • In-depth knowledge of OSP network design and GPON networks preferred.
  • Experience working with a Verizon network and local OSP construction practices in Chicago preferred.
  • Experience with fiber circuit inventory databases and workflow applications required.

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