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What you’ll be doing...

Lead negotiations for Verizon Business to secure wireline network agreements. You will own and be responsible for the project management of the full life cycle of all assigned agreements from inception to post-execution maintenance. Youwill accomplish work with moderate supervision and maybe required to make recommendations on business decisions and contractual terms and conditions to ensure they meet Verizon’s business objectives.

  • Negotiate terms and conditions for wireline facility agreements with utilities, municipalities, private landowners, carriers and government entities.
  • Draft, review and revise standard contract provisions for conduit acquisitions, dark fiber leases, master pole and conduit agreements, conduit swaps, joint builds, railroad agreements, private easements, etc.
  • Secure and manage contracts of varied scope and complexity allowing Verizon to utilize major rights of way (e.g., railroad, Departments of Transportation (DOT) utility companies) for the installation, protection of established rights and operation of fiber network.
  • Manage, coordinate and negotiate conduit/fiber agreements; rail crossing and railroad longitudinal right of way agreements, private easements and license agreements for the installation and management of Verizon fiber optic network projects.
  • Manage 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.
  • Research company rights and negotiate standard form reimbursement agreements with private companies, Local/State/Federal agencies, and other providers associated with facility relocations.
  • Manage existing agreements, Bonds, Certificates or Insurance and Letters of Credit including agreement renewal, term enforcement, and payment authorization.

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.

Even better if you have:

  • Master’s degree.
  • Negotiation and contract management experience.
  • Experience with negotiating Railroad licensing agreement.
  • Experience with or knowledge of land contracts, including leases, private easements, surface use, relocation agreements pursuant to right of way acquisition and use.
  • Experience of the entire land acquisition process, including: ability to direct and understand survey plats, ability to read and interpret engineered drawings, ability to review and understand land title, and knowledge of all required parts needed in a land acquisition package prior to document execution.
  • Ability to understand complex business plans and to successfully negotiate contract terms and conditions to meet company objectives.
  • Ability to perform autonomously or with limited supervisions while meeting complex business requirements, preparing deal summaries, developing solutions to complex problems and making decisions that impact the development of high qualify deliverables.
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Experience developing and delivering presentations to corporate audiences.
  • Relationship-building capabilities and experience managing competing opinions and priorities.
  • Ability to compare competitor agreements, note variations, and negotiate for equitable treatment in agreements.
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Office Suite of products (Outlook, Word, Excel, Power Point), Google Earth and Adobe.
  • Professional and willingness to learn new applications.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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